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Re: Soup'er Up'er

davemrtn
 

I am working on updating the manual instructions to be easier to follow with the latest Bayou Jumper (blue face).

The previous Soup'er Up'er manual included instructions for use with the original Bayou Jumper (white face) and the 2nd version (green face), so I want to simplify the manual for the newest version Bayou Jumper.

The original Soup'er Up'er manual should remain on the Four State QRP Group website for those that missed out adding the Soup'er Up'er to their white or green face Bayou Jumpers.

I would have got this done before now, but the darn income tax stuff pulled my attention away for a while.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.


On 3/10/2021 9:24 AM, Tom Crowley wrote:

Looks like with the high interest in the Soup’er Up’er, another run is in order.  I’ll be my pension they will all be goin in  a matter of weeks!

 

Tom KT4XN

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John C. Demuth - K8CQA
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 03:49 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Soup'er Up'er

 

I am looking for an unbuilt Soup'er Up'er kit or a board for a Soup'er Up'er. Can anyone help?

You can reply off-line to:

demuthent@... or call 330-243-6701

Thank you!

John C. Demuth - K8CQA

 


Re: Soup'er Up'er

Tom Crowley
 

Looks like with the high interest in the Soup’er Up’er, another run is in order.  I’ll be my pension they will all be goin in  a matter of weeks!

 

Tom KT4XN

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John C. Demuth - K8CQA
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 03:49 AM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Soup'er Up'er

 

I am looking for an unbuilt Soup'er Up'er kit or a board for a Soup'er Up'er. Can anyone help?

You can reply off-line to:

demuthent@... or call 330-243-6701

Thank you!

John C. Demuth - K8CQA

 


Soup'er Up'er

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

I am looking for an unbuilt Soup'er Up'er kit or a board for a Soup'er Up'er. Can anyone help?
You can reply off-line to:
demuthent@... or call 330-243-6701
Thank you!
John C. Demuth - K8CQA


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/10/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/10/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


BAYOU JUMPER SALES

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Gm Group 
Steve will have the Bayou Jumpers up for Sale this afternoon.
The web page will be active midafternoon today. 
Thanks for your patience. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Steve MIller <steven0sm@...>
Date: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 4:07 PM
Subject: BAYOU JUMPER SALES
To:


Greetings!!

     I am pleased to let you know the BAYOU JUMPER sales will be opening sometime Monday afternoon (March 8, 2021).   Here is the url:  http://www.4sqrp.com/bayoujumper.php .   Currently, 60 kits are boxed and ready for immediate shipment.   Another 20 are boxed but not sealed so filling orders should not be a problem.
Price for U.S.,  including U.S. shipping, is $98.45.   A description of the unit and further information can be found on the order page.  

   Thank you for your interest in the Four State Bayou Jumper.  

Steve N0SM
kitter


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Roy Parker
 

What condition is the Atlas 120 in?


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 9:46 AM, Mark Sharef
<hamradio.wq8s@...> wrote:
qrpme is 500mw, Super rockmites are 2-3 watts.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 8:58 PM Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:
40 meter crystal. I have no idea of how they compare. This one is the Chinese SuoerRockmite. Lots if info out there on it.

On Mar 3, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Cierra <dubosec@...> wrote:



What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Curt M.
 

I’ve noticed with mine that you can sometimes get a deeper null in tuning with a different letter setting on the dial. Be sure to try tuning the same band/antenna using a letter close to what you are currently using. Also try different combinations of your left and right knobs to get the best null.  

I keep a list of the best settings for antenna/band in the notes section of my iPhone for quick reference. 

Curt
WU3U


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

This makes great sense to me.  There are many micro pots available so look for one small enough to fit inside the case. Great idea.

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:00 PM, W3BNO <Jfitzer1053@...> wrote:


I had a similar problem with mine. I solved by connecting a 5k trim pot across the red led. With the tuner feeding a 50 ohm dummy load and adjusted for maximum dimming of the red led, I adjusted the pot until the led just extinguished. This does not really effect the sensitivity of the SWR indicator but rather compensates for the required base current into Q1 when Q2 is cut off. I left the pot installed as this is a balance situation so it would be very difficult to match the exact value required using standard value fixed resistors. It would also not be able to accurately calculate the value because it is dependent on the small signal current gain of Q1 and the threshold current of the LED. This worked for me hope it helps.   W3BNO


On Mar 3, 2021, at 9:49 AM, Don, W9EBK <donw9ebk@...> wrote:

I'm at work so I don't have time to look at the schematic but from the description it sounds like the current limiting resistance on the Red L.E.D, or the cutoff current of that L.E.D, is too low.  L.E.D.s are usually 20mA, 40mA, or 60mA for maximum brightness,  but the cutoff varies depending on the L.E.D.  If someone wants to do a bit of experimenting, the fix might be as simple as swapping out the Red L.E.D for one of a higher maximum current rating so it cuts off at the signal level of a low SWR.  If there is a resistor in series with that L.E.D then a larger resistor might do the job.

If I get some time tonight I'll take a look at the schematic. 

Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 9:29 AM Adam Allen <adamallen@...> wrote:
I have a similar issue.  I can get the green LED to full brightness, but at best (even at almost 1:1 SWR according to other gauges) the red only gets dimmer.  It doesn’t turn off or even “fully” dim. I’ve learned to live with it but if there’s a fix floating around I’m interested. 






Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Daniel Walter
 

Did some more testing. 5W input.

With 50 ohm dummy load, can get red LED to almost go out which corresponds to almost no reflected power confirmed with independent meter.

Detuning slightly shows red LED is at full brightness at about 1.3 SWR (with resistive bridge in 4S Tuner switched in). This corresponds to about 2.0 SWR into antenna alone. So I guess I simply was only able to tune to slightly below 2:1 SWR with certain antennas. Looks like it was really operator interpretation error!

Thanks for the responses from all.

Dan
Sent from NM3A




--
72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Mark Sharef
 

qrpme is 500mw, Super rockmites are 2-3 watts.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 8:58 PM Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:
40 meter crystal. I have no idea of how they compare. This one is the Chinese SuoerRockmite. Lots if info out there on it.

On Mar 3, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Cierra <dubosec@...> wrote:



What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: 4S-Tuner SWR Red LED

Daniel Walter
 

NM0S:  Yes, green LED does go to full brightness. 


WB3BNO:  That's kind of what I thought might be a good option. I will have to try that. 
--
72/73, Dan
NM3A


NET REPORTS

Robert
 

Well the 40 meter CW Net was pretty tough here tonight, signals were weak hear tonight with lots of QRN

40 meters
N4ELM DAVE
WI5H CURT

80 meters was much better here

80 METERS
N4MJ GLENN
WA0ITP TERRY
WA9PWP PAUL
N4ELM DAVE
WN0WWY DALE
WI5H CURT

Delta Mike Romeo net

N0RSR ROGER
KJ7PRS BRYAN
WA9BNZ BILL
N0TGR DICK
N4ELM DAVE
NK8O CHAS
KC0PP KEITH
WG5F ED

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess Gypin
 

40 meter crystal. I have no idea of how they compare. This one is the Chinese SuoerRockmite. Lots if info out there on it.

On Mar 3, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Cierra <dubosec@...> wrote:



What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Cierra
 

What band is the Rockmite for? I am interested in it. How does it compare to the Rockmite kits available here at qrpme.com?


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess Gypin
 

Cyclone and MFJ1699 are spoken for.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:38 PM, Jess Gypin <deezulsmoke@yahoo.com> wrote:

My bad. Rockmite $15?
Only have wall wart for one of the Alinco HTs but have charging base. Should be easy to source from a junk drawer.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Jess None via groups.io <deezulsmoke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW





Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/03/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess None
 

My bad. Rockmite $15?
Only have wall wart for one of the Alinco HTs but have charging base. Should be easy to source from a junk drawer.

Jess AE0CW

On Mar 3, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Jess None via groups.io <deezulsmoke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW





Always give this list first crack. Radio stuff for sale

Jess None
 

Excess to my needs and I “need” a 3D printer😆

Comet Duplexer 440-HF used with my ATAS120 and FT857D $25.00
Two Alinco miniature HTs. One C5 dual band
One C4 UHF 420-460
Chargers and speaker mikes $35 ea
MFJ1699S Multiband 2M-80M stud mount mobile antenna $40
4SQRP Cyclone. Lifted trace in PA. Many spare parts should be an easy fix. All mods installed.
$25?? Best offer
eBay Chinese 70W HF amplifier kit unbuilt $25
eBay Super Rockmite unbuilt $20

All prices do not include shipping. Buyer must include shipping.

Jess AE0CW

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