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Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Curt
 

A frequency display is typically connected to the oscillator buffer by a very small capacitor, 1 or 2 pF.  There should be plenty of examples around.  Its same strategy as using a freq mite. 

Curt


Re: FS a speaker

 

Paul...

I woulld be interested at $15.  

How do you accept payment?  

Fred, K8IG


Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Bob Parr
 

Does this require a physical connection to the no? Or a short antenna close to the radio?

Bob


On March 22, 2021 10:01:38 PM CDT, "Curt via groups.io" <wb8yyy@...> wrote:
Wey

Since this thing is used with a transmit crystal, that we spot the receiver to, I don't get the value of a digital dial on a parameter style rig. But if you must, check qrpguys or far east sources. I am thinking the former was designed by kd1jv, lets you switch 4 digits between coarse and fine frequency, I have an external one in a box to use with various rigs, once I used it with my para80set (-:

Curt


Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Curt
 

Wey

Since this thing is used with a transmit crystal, that we spot the receiver to, I don't get the value of a digital dial on a parameter style rig. But if you must, check qrpguys or far east sources. I am thinking the former was designed by kd1jv, lets you switch 4 digits between coarse and fine frequency, I have an external one in a box to use with various rigs, once I used it with my para80set (-:

Curt


Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Andrew Wollin
 

I have used one of those 8 LED frequency meters off the Internet to read from TP1. Seems to work well. 

I switch it out for operating the radio. 

Drew
VE3UIN 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM Wey - K8EAB <weymouth01@...> wrote:
I'm a green board Bayou Jumper owner, but my BJ has been off the air for about 4 years ...

I seem to recall a discussion here about adding a digital frequency readout to this kit ...

Can someone point me to this topic, or is there a readout kit available from 4SQRP?

Thanks in advance for any replies ...

Wey - K8EAB

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JzqFDv90t1FLVVR_DRixvCiibQwOOjGv/view?usp=sharing



Re: No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

Tom Sevart
 

On 3/22/2021 08:00, Peter AA2VG wrote:

I would suggest that you add the robust PNP transistor (TIP42G) on the underside of the board as described on page 43 of the manual. This will allow you to use any combination of key or keyer that you would like, with or without a side tone.
I am totally unfamiliar with the Bayou Jumper circuit, but I take it that you can key the base of this PNP transistor which basically works as a keying switch? In that case I think it would be fairly simple to build a simple audio oscillator circuit, connect it to be powered by that transistor, and connect the output (probably through a capacitor) to the audio chain of the receiver.

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/24/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

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



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

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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: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Bob Parr
 

This is the one I got.  Real simple connection.  4 wires using 2 jst HX plugs that came with it.  One goes to 9 volts.  You can run up to 12, but since most batteries/power supplies run at 13.8, it was recommended to get a voltage regulator for 9V.  I have one but tested using a 9V battery.  Other jst (colors are reversed) red goes to TP1 on the BJ and the black to ground.

Now where you mount it?  No room in the box as it is too tall.  But I am hoping to have a friend convert a big box to a BJ compartment a compartment for the Crystal spotter and the frequency counter.  Will probably fabricate a faceplate with my 3D printer.  A compartment for my 4S tuner and the rest for cables and or a key.

Good luck,
Bob


------ Original Message ------
From: "Wey - K8EAB" <weymouth01@...>
Sent: 3/22/2021 11:23:25 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] [BayouJumperKit] ...

I'm a green board Bayou Jumper owner, but my BJ has been off the air for about 4 years ...

I seem to recall a discussion here about adding a digital frequency readout to this kit ...

Can someone point me to this topic, or is there a readout kit available from 4SQRP?

Thanks in advance for any replies ...

Wey - K8EAB

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JzqFDv90t1FLVVR_DRixvCiibQwOOjGv/view?usp=sharing



Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Wey - K8EAB
 

I'm a green board Bayou Jumper owner, but my BJ has been off the air for about 4 years ...

I seem to recall a discussion here about adding a digital frequency readout to this kit ...

Can someone point me to this topic, or is there a readout kit available from 4SQRP?

Thanks in advance for any replies ...

Wey - K8EAB

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JzqFDv90t1FLVVR_DRixvCiibQwOOjGv/view?usp=sharing



Re: FS a speaker

Donald Sanders
 

is the speaker available?
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

"Basic Wire Antennas" 
for $5 sent to my 
email address via paypal friends.
More info at 
https://www.qrz.com/db/W4BWS



On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 5:23 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Hello again,
  I have a nice little Motorola speaker model SSN4020B that I haven’t used in, well, maybe never. I know someone out there needs it! Perfect external speaker for that little QRP box! Size about 4” by 2 1/2” by 2” with mounting bracket and 1/8” stereo plug installed. Plastic case but very sturdy as you would expect from Motorola! Will ship to you for $15 (conUS).
 
IMG_5092
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI 53589


FS a speaker

Paul Goemans
 

Hello again,
  I have a nice little Motorola speaker model SSN4020B that I haven’t used in, well, maybe never. I know someone out there needs it! Perfect external speaker for that little QRP box! Size about 4” by 2 1/2” by 2” with mounting bracket and 1/8” stereo plug installed. Plastic case but very sturdy as you would expect from Motorola! Will ship to you for $15 (conUS).
 
IMG_5092
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI 53589


Re: No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

Bob Parr
 

No problem. I didn't even realize it was not.

Bob

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim, N5IB" <n5ib@juno.com>
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Sent: 3/22/2021 12:35:09 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

I'm going to post a comment over on the Bayou Jumper Group about the keying mod.
Want to concentrate those discussions over there if possible

Jim, N5IB






Re: Souper Upper coming soon!

davemrtn
 

I agree, I want to thank Jim for updating features on the Bayou Jumper to accommodate the Soup'er Up'er and make installation as simple as possible, without having to cut traces, and providing solder pads for all the necessary connections for the Soup'er Up'er to interface with the Bayou Jumper.

Unfortunately, the current "revB" Bayou Jumper pcb may require the builder to cut one trace if using the Red & Green LED, and the Soup'er Up'er.  But Jim has an update to the Bayou Jumper pcb that will eliminate that on the next run of Bayou Jumper boards.


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


On 3/22/2021 10:53 AM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Gm group. 
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Souper Upper Kit 
will be released as soon as the parts and boards arrive. 

Thanks goes to David  NA1MH and Jim N5IB for updating the kit. 

Keep an eye on the reflectors for the announcement. 
We don't maintain any waiting list. 
72 


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72
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Re: No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

Jim, N5IB
 

I'm going to post a comment over on the Bayou Jumper Group about the keying mod.
Want to concentrate those discussions over there if possible

Jim, N5IB


Re: No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

Bob Parr
 

Okay, I only took a quick look at the Rev B instructions and saw what looked like the same schematic.  I see it now and Like the idea of adding this mod and will probably do so to both my Rev A and my Rev B when I build it.

Thanks for your help!
Bob
KG5GTE

------ Original Message ------
From: "Peter AA2VG" <Petersdeluca@...>
Sent: 3/22/2021 11:38:50 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

Bob
Hi. You are correct. The instructions for adding the capability of using a keyer was not in the original white faced manual, I thought it was. The BJs (all versions) pass a large current through the built in key contacts. This works well but it does create several issues. First is that you should not plug an electronic keyer into the key jack because the current would be too high for the keyer 350 - 750 mA as I understand it. This might destroy your keyer. You can, of course, plug in a straight key since a straight can handle this current as you are just making a metal to metal connection (the contacts). The second issue is that the built-in key contacts tend to build up some carbon, I assume, and will start to cause some chirping if you don't clean them from time to time. 
I have attached the schematic that was put out on the old Yahoo group back with the initial BJ. It is the same as the schematic on page 43 of the new blue faced BJ. I have also attached a picture of my modification. The advantages of adding the TIP42G are the following.
  1. I can still use my built in straight key as I works as it did before the mod. The full current goes through the contacts and if I don't clean them often it sends a chirp, which I kind of like. Nevertheless, the FCC volunteer monitoring group did send me a postcard with boxes checked off..... ie foul language, causing interference and other bad things with a check next to Chirping...I think it was meant in good faith.
  2. I can plug in any straight key. Now the external str key does not see the large current. More importantly, my CW signal is cleaner because it is the TIP42G that is acting like a switch turning on and off my dots and dashes.
  3. There are many small keyers that one can purchase or build. Now I can plug in my Whiterook MK-60 keyer and set it for iambic mode with a paddle or even straight key mode. Since the keyer does not see the large current and only sees the TIP42G turning on and off it is not stressed and will not get destroyed. 
  4. All of these small keyers like the MK-60 or any keyer that you build these days have a Piezoelectric speaker or an actual speaker and thus I will have a side tone. My old Whiterook MK-60 even has a straight key mode. This allows me to send with an external straight key and have a side tone. The side tone is of course coming from the keyer and not the BJ so when sending I have my headphones slightly off one ear so I can hear the side tone. 
In summary with the TIP42G mod you have so many choices..... and lots of fun.  

Enjoy and feel free to comment.
72
Peter
AA2VG


Re: No Tone on the Bayou Jumper?

 

Bob
Hi. You are correct. The instructions for adding the capability of using a keyer was not in the original white faced manual, I thought it was. The BJs (all versions) pass a large current through the built in key contacts. This works well but it does create several issues. First is that you should not plug an electronic keyer into the key jack because the current would be too high for the keyer 350 - 750 mA as I understand it. This might destroy your keyer. You can, of course, plug in a straight key since a straight can handle this current as you are just making a metal to metal connection (the contacts). The second issue is that the built-in key contacts tend to build up some carbon, I assume, and will start to cause some chirping if you don't clean them from time to time. 
I have attached the schematic that was put out on the old Yahoo group back with the initial BJ. It is the same as the schematic on page 43 of the new blue faced BJ. I have also attached a picture of my modification. The advantages of adding the TIP42G are the following.
  1. I can still use my built in straight key as I works as it did before the mod. The full current goes through the contacts and if I don't clean them often it sends a chirp, which I kind of like. Nevertheless, the FCC volunteer monitoring group did send me a postcard with boxes checked off..... ie foul language, causing interference and other bad things with a check next to Chirping...I think it was meant in good faith.
  2. I can plug in any straight key. Now the external str key does not see the large current. More importantly, my CW signal is cleaner because it is the TIP42G that is acting like a switch turning on and off my dots and dashes.
  3. There are many small keyers that one can purchase or build. Now I can plug in my Whiterook MK-60 keyer and set it for iambic mode with a paddle or even straight key mode. Since the keyer does not see the large current and only sees the TIP42G turning on and off it is not stressed and will not get destroyed. 
  4. All of these small keyers like the MK-60 or any keyer that you build these days have a Piezoelectric speaker or an actual speaker and thus I will have a side tone. My old Whiterook MK-60 even has a straight key mode. This allows me to send with an external straight key and have a side tone. The side tone is of course coming from the keyer and not the BJ so when sending I have my headphones slightly off one ear so I can hear the side tone. 
In summary with the TIP42G mod you have so many choices..... and lots of fun.  

Enjoy and feel free to comment.
72
Peter
AA2VG


Re: [BayouJumperKit] Souper Upper coming soon!

Timothy East
 

Super!!!!  Can’t wait


On Mar 22, 2021, at 11:04, Andrew Wollin <ve3uin@...> wrote:


Here’s hoping I get in.

Andrew

VE3UIN 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:56 AM Doug Dukes <dougdukes@...> wrote:
Thank you Sir.  Looking forward to it.

de W5DMD

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 10:53 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm group. 
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Souper Upper Kit 
will be released as soon as the parts and boards arrive. 

Thanks goes to David  NA1MH and Jim N5IB for updating the kit. 

Keep an eye on the reflectors for the announcement. 
We don't maintain any waiting list. 
72 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: [BayouJumperKit] Souper Upper coming soon!

Andrew Wollin
 

Here’s hoping I get in.

Andrew

VE3UIN 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:56 AM Doug Dukes <dougdukes@...> wrote:
Thank you Sir.  Looking forward to it.

de W5DMD

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 10:53 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm group. 
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Souper Upper Kit 
will be released as soon as the parts and boards arrive. 

Thanks goes to David  NA1MH and Jim N5IB for updating the kit. 

Keep an eye on the reflectors for the announcement. 
We don't maintain any waiting list. 
72 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: [BayouJumperKit] Souper Upper coming soon!

Doug Dukes
 

Thank you Sir.  Looking forward to it.

de W5DMD

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 10:53 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm group. 
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Souper Upper Kit 
will be released as soon as the parts and boards arrive. 

Thanks goes to David  NA1MH and Jim N5IB for updating the kit. 

Keep an eye on the reflectors for the announcement. 
We don't maintain any waiting list. 
72 


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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Souper Upper coming soon!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group. 
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Souper Upper Kit 
will be released as soon as the parts and boards arrive. 

Thanks goes to David  NA1MH and Jim N5IB for updating the kit. 

Keep an eye on the reflectors for the announcement. 
We don't maintain any waiting list. 
72 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


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