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Re: Something you might find fun to use

Gary E. Kohtala
 

I've been using JS8Call since it was in beta and called FT8Call. I'm on
3588, 7110, or 14110 USB when I am on. It's an outstanding tool with lots of features,
plus is robust like FT8.

JS8Call is a rework of WSJTX and its FT8 mode,  but for purposes of having
real conversations, not just hello/goodbye exchange of signal reports &
grid squares. JS8Call allows real communication over great distances with
minimal power/antennas, etc. In my estimation, it is the best radio text messaging
digital package to date.

If you're into digital modes, check out JS8Call. You won't be disappointed.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:10:53 PM EDT, n0evh <n0evh@...> wrote:


Hey 4State guys and gals,

Anyone interested in a ham radio tool that will allow us to chat on the air and share stuff with each other?

Well the developers of JS8Call have done an amazing job with version 2.2.0 and it may provide a fun way to use radio and technology to stay in touch as a group.

Before you judge this digital mode by its' name alone let me give you a short description so you can decide if you want to experiment.

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It is a weak signal digital mode.  I am using 5 watts on 40 meters and chat all over CONUS daily.

It is like PSK providing keyboard to keyboard chat, but easier to use.  Just click on the callsign of interest and type.  No tuning.

It provides several tools for groups of hams to use, including group messaging.  Messages can be dropped off and picked up even if the operator is busy eating lunch!  Messages can be relayed to stations out of reach by an intermediate station automatically.

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So what can we do to test it?  Do we need a net or what?  I don't think a net for now.

I would suggest those that want to experiment with JS8Call get your station up and running and get on 7.078 USB digital and find other 4state members like myself.

I leave my station on daily and if not in the shack you can drop off a message for me to read later.  Then we can figure out our next steps.

John N0EVH
Independence, MO


Something you might find fun to use

n0evh
 

Hey 4State guys and gals,

Anyone interested in a ham radio tool that will allow us to chat on the air and share stuff with each other?

Well the developers of JS8Call have done an amazing job with version 2.2.0 and it may provide a fun way to use radio and technology to stay in touch as a group.

Before you judge this digital mode by its' name alone let me give you a short description so you can decide if you want to experiment.

----------------------

It is a weak signal digital mode.  I am using 5 watts on 40 meters and chat all over CONUS daily.

It is like PSK providing keyboard to keyboard chat, but easier to use.  Just click on the callsign of interest and type.  No tuning.

It provides several tools for groups of hams to use, including group messaging.  Messages can be dropped off and picked up even if the operator is busy eating lunch!  Messages can be relayed to stations out of reach by an intermediate station automatically.

---------------------

So what can we do to test it?  Do we need a net or what?  I don't think a net for now.

I would suggest those that want to experiment with JS8Call get your station up and running and get on 7.078 USB digital and find other 4state members like myself.

I leave my station on daily and if not in the shack you can drop off a message for me to read later.  Then we can figure out our next steps.

John N0EVH
Independence, MO


Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Tom Sevart
 

On 3/24/2021 20:57, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ge Group
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around.
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well.
I listened on 7122 but all I could hear was an SKCC net.


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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Dave 
Glad to have u check in.
I’m hoping for better Condition some day soon.
The bands get so long after dark it hard to contact u guys.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM k4dfg <k4dfg@...> wrote:
Johnny

Thank you for calling the net last night on 40 meters.  QRM, QSB, and static crashes but copied most everyone.  Hope to make it again.

73
Dave Gilliam
K4DFG



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-------- Original message --------
From: Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Date: 3/24/21 9:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

k4dfg <k4dfg@...>
 

Johnny

Thank you for calling the net last night on 40 meters.  QRM, QSB, and static crashes but copied most everyone.  Hope to make it again.

73
Dave Gilliam
K4DFG



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-------- Original message --------
From: Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Date: 3/24/21 9:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sorry John
You will get in again soon, we hope!
72 Johnny 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 9:51 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Nada here in Florida on either band.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 24, 2021, at 21:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Report

John - KK4ITX
 

Nada here in Florida on either band.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Mar 24, 2021, at 21:57, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GREAT NET

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK THE TIME AND MADE THE EFFORT TO JOIN US.
N0RSR ROGER
N3OS GARY
N4ELM DAVE
WA9BNZ BILL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KC0PP KEITH
WG5F ED
NK8O CHARLES
N0EVH JOHN
K0BOG CHUCK
KB9JJA DALE
N0TGR DICK
K0EMT BRYAN

73'S
GOOD EVENING
BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Well, you can tell it spring time, plenty of QRN and static crashes to go around. 
40 Meter signals were a little thin, but 80 meters was doing quite well. 

Check In's were: 
40 Meters 
N4ELM DAVE 
W4VJ JIM First Time. 
KO8S KARL 
K4DFG First Time 
Welcome guys,come back any time. 

80 Meters 
KO8S CHARLES 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM DOUBLE 
N0YJ BERT 
KL7IXI MIKE 
WA0ITP TERRY 

Thanks everyone for a great net. 
Stay Safe, take Care 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/24/2021 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/24/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
I will be trying to monitor 7.120. for those of you that have Bayou Jumpers. 
I will leave my transmit at 7.122 and listen down a Kc or so. 
See you in a few minutes. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (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 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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, 03/24/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (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 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Bob Parr
 

Right now the picture won't so much good.  I am re-doing the connections for the Sup'er Up'er board with a header and different plugs so I can disconnect and connect each of the three parts independently of each other. 

But basically, I removed TP1 and replaced with a standard single pin male header and also put on on the center hole of one of the ground test loops.  The test loops have 5 holes four on the corners so you can put one loop at the top of the board and one at the bottom, but there is a center hole as well.  I did this so I could disconnect the counter.  And I am glad I did as I think it may be responsible for a 2k frequency drift.  (also why I am setting up the SU to allow testing each component individually.

Ultimately, I plan to use a large Hobby Lobby box and make a partition for the BJ, and another for the crystal spotter and frequency display, and will run the wires through a hole in the partition between them, and power to a 9V regulator.

For now the counter just lays loose next to the BJ.

Bob

------ Original Message ------
From: "Doug Dukes" <dougdukes@...>
Sent: 3/24/2021 8:14:28 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] [BayouJumperKit] ...

I would love to see pictures of what you did.  Thanks


Re: [BayouJumperKit] ...

Doug Dukes
 

I would love to see pictures of what you did.  Thanks


Re: Modification Question Re: ZZRX-40

WA0ITP
 

All documentation is still on the web site.  

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 8:23 PM Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Griff

I don't recall if this uses a ne602 aka sa612 IC mixer? If so try web search for SA612 10m or 10m direct conversion receiver to get ideas. Check kc9on store to see if he sells 10m crystals.  Or mix up a lower frequency vfo with whatever 20 some MHz xtal you might have. Lets hope the 4state lab has something in the works for 10m, a VXO rig similar to old 38 special design would be nice up here. 

Curt

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Re: Modification Question Re: ZZRX-40

Curt
 

Griff

I don't recall if this uses a ne602 aka sa612 IC mixer? If so try web search for SA612 10m or 10m direct conversion receiver to get ideas. Check kc9on store to see if he sells 10m crystals.  Or mix up a lower frequency vfo with whatever 20 some MHz xtal you might have. Lets hope the 4state lab has something in the works for 10m, a VXO rig similar to old 38 special design would be nice up here. 

Curt


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

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

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 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst 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.


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Re: Modification Question Re: ZZRX-40

Tom Sevart
 

On 3/23/2021 17:54, griffithsesq.robert via groups.io wrote:
I have acquired a working ZZRX-40. Can it be easily converted to receive in the 10 Meter Band? If so, besides a 10 Meter Crystal, what additional modifications/parts would be necessary. Thanks. Griff NE3I
I have one which I built a few years back, but I don't remember what the circuit is like. I'd think to convert it to another band it would take a major rework of the resonant circuitry, different value caps, different coils with different toroids & different amount of turns of wire. And after all that I'm not sure you could get up up on 28 MHZ. That's quite a jump from 7 MHZ.

Perhaps someone else might have a better idea.


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Modification Question Re: ZZRX-40

griffithsesq.robert
 

I have acquired a working ZZRX-40. Can it be easily converted to receive in the 10 Meter Band? If so, besides a 10 Meter Crystal, what additional modifications/parts would be necessary. Thanks. Griff NE3I

 

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