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Re: Tuner LEDs

Bob Parr
 

THe following was reported by W3BNO.  I plan to do this, but have not gotten around to trying yet.

" 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."

Good luck and let us know if it works for you.

Bob
KG5GTE

------ Original Message ------
From: "Bryan, KJ7PRS via groups.io" <martinfab@...>
Sent: 4/29/2021 3:24:12 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Tuner LEDs

Greetings,

I did a search and did not come up with the results I was looking for on this topic.  

Was there a final solution/fix for both LED's on the tuner being at full brightness when the antenna is tuned?  I remember something to do with putting in a POT?  Was that the answer?  If so, can I get the information on that?

I enjoy the tuner and use it regularly.   Stay safe, Bryan KJ7PRS


Tuner LEDs

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

Greetings,

I did a search and did not come up with the results I was looking for on this topic.  

Was there a final solution/fix for both LED's on the tuner being at full brightness when the antenna is tuned?  I remember something to do with putting in a POT?  Was that the answer?  If so, can I get the information on that?

I enjoy the tuner and use it regularly.   Stay safe, Bryan KJ7PRS


Re: Wednesday night CW Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Karen
No formal proto calls for the 4state Net. 
Send your call when you hear my CQ, QNI and ?. I will answer with your call and a signal report.
You can reply with my report and we can swap weather info, rig info or ??

We would be glad to hear you check in.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 1:40 PM AG4CC <telegraph@...> wrote:
Is there a protocol for the net? I have not figured it out. 
thanks
73
Karen AG4CC 

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Re: Wednesday night CW Nets

w2sh@...
 

There is little in the way of protocol.  It would be a more orderly proceeding if there were. 

Wayne, NQØRP, was the NCS several years ago.  I proposed a protocol that he adopted and it worked well, with a procedure that started with the CQ, announced the name and brief description of the net.  These were followed by QNI?, acknowledgement to the callers, ONE BY ONE; then for each a PSE AS, an insert of QSP when appropriate, and finally the net closing.

Basically this protocol initially established as complete a list of the QNIs as possible.  And ONLY THEN were the QNIs, one by one, invited to transmit.

The New England QRP Net meets Thursdays at 8:30 ET on 3,566 kHz.  NCS Chuck, K1CL, follows it. The net runs smoothly.

A couple of years ago I sent the procedure previously supplied to NQØRP to Johnny, ACØBQ, but thus far he has not used any parts of it.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of AG4CC <telegraph@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 14:40
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday night CW Nets
 
Is there a protocol for the net? I have not figured it out. 
thanks
73
Karen AG4CC 

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Re: Wednesday night CW Nets

AG4CC
 

Is there a protocol for the net? I have not figured it out. 
thanks
73
Karen AG4CC 


Re: Wednesday night CW Nets

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
  I jumped in on 7122 a bit after 8 PM. Good signals here in south central WI from N4MJ, N4ELM, NK8O and W2SH.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Johnny AC0BQ
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:38 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] Wednesday night CW Nets
 
Ge Group
We have a line of thunderstorms rolling
through tonight.
The net is not looking very good unless
they clear out later.
I will let you know before net time if they do.
Go ahead and get on frequency call cq 4 state and see who is listening?
 
72
Johnny ACØBQ
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Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

N0RSR ROGER
AC0BQ JOHNNY
NA1MH DAVID
WA9BNZ BILL
NK8O CHARLES
WG5F ED
KE0PVI RUSSELL
K7EK GARY
N4ELM DAVE
K0BOG CHUCK

STORMS IN THE AREA LAST NIGHT MADE MY INTERNET CONNECTION HERE INTERMITTENT BUT WE GOT A NET IN ANYWAY

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/28/2021 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 


T storms still close by.
No net from KS tonight.
Sorry
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 28 April 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.

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/28/2021 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 28 April 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.


Wednesday night CW Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
We have a line of thunderstorms rolling 
through tonight.
The net is not looking very good unless 
they clear out later.
I will let you know before net time if they do.
Go ahead and get on frequency call cq 4 state and see who is listening?

72
Johnny ACØBQ 
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Spare parts for Cricket 40?

Mark Sunderlin
 

I'm building a Cricket 40 I ordered a while ago and ... I messed up.   I got C5 mixed up with C10, as I misread the '181' as 101.  When I tried to de-solder C5, I ended up destroying it. 
 
On Saturday, I emailed Ray, N5SEZ, asking if there would be some way I could purchase a replacement C5 (100p, with 0.2" spacing) and a replacement C10 (180p), bit he has not responded yet.
 
Am I just being to impatient ... or is Ray offline for a while? 


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/28/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 28 April 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, 04/28/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 28 April 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, 04/28/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 28 April 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.


prize arrived

n4mj
 

Thanks to all involved in the Ozarkcon Zoom event.  It was super.

Also, just received a nice prize from that event - Kits for Kids LED Blinker.  I will pass this along to a young fella who is interested in electronics/radio. He's almost 6 years old and somewhat of a child prodigy.

I enjoy the 4S Group activities and greatly appreciate all that is accomplished in that name for AR.

73 de n4mj//glenn.


 
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  Thank you! 


Re: Bayou Jumper Operation from Local Park in EPA now

griffithsesq.robert
 

Thanks for trying Bruce. Griff NE3I 

Robert Alan Griffiths

On Apr 25, 2021, at 5:20 PM, Bruce Kirkpatrick via groups.io <bkirkpatrick5@...> wrote:

I am going to call CQ on my Bayou Jumper at 7120.1 in a few minutes.  I am using a 4SQRP EZKer II and a 4SQRP antenna tuner.  I will send at about 10 wpm.
I have line noise, but hopefully can copy if anyone hears me.
Bruce

KEØVR



Re: Bayou Jumper Operation from Local Park in EPA now

griffithsesq.robert
 

Thanks for trying a Paul. Griff NE3I 

Robert Alan Griffiths

On Apr 25, 2021, at 4:26 PM, Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:

Didn't hear you. Tuned around. Called CQ a few times, some skimmers heard me!
 
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Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: griffithsesq.robert via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:34 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper Operation from Local Park in EPA now
 
I am setting up to operate from Markey Park, Perkasie Pa now on 7.122 (+\-) Griff NE3i
 
 
 


Re: Bayou Jumper Operation from Local Park in EPA now

Curt
 

Here in the East by mid afternoon 40m has been rather long, could only reach paths more than 500 miles. Here i have a little kd1jv paraset qrp rig but its on 80m. Nice antenna setup glad to got somewhere 

Curt wb8yyy


Re: Bayou Jumper Operation from Local Park in EPA now

griffithsesq.robert
 

Thanks For trying John. I was calling CQ from about 2:40 until I worked K3WW a Local at 2:58 EDST. I may have been trying 7114 by the time you were scanning. I worked NI8N on 7122 at 4 PM EDST. Antenna was a 25 foot wire vertical elevated by a telescoping fishing pole, with one counterpoise tuned with an MFJ Manual Tuner. Next time I will try to give more notice. Most of the activity was on the low end for a QSO party but, a lead separated on my 7030 crystal. 73. Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: 4S Tuner Build Queston

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello John

I am forwarding your email to Steve N0SM and to my email.

I you could reply to us both  off of the main reflector with pictures of your connectors please.
we will get you the correct ones.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 5:18 PM Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
First, another thank you to 4S QRP and to SLQRPS (Prize Donor) for the 4sTuner prize from OzarkCon 2021.  Very nice.
A simple kit to build. And yet....

One of the simplest tasks should be to attach the two BNC Connectors to the board. The two contained in the kit are different that those in the manual's photos, on the 4s QRP site, or on the web.

The grounding / mounting tabs are flat, not round and there is a square-ish housing at the back end. The PCB has only two pads/through holes, not three, to which the mounts can be soldered (not counting the pad for the center pin conductor). The flat tabs do not readily fit into the holes on the PCP.  If they did fit, the foremost mount and the square part of the housing extend beyond the front edge of the BCB board so that the front panel or side piece that is notched for the BNC's looks like it might have gap between it and top(front panel). If I were to bend the mounting tabs flat, like feet, it still protrudes too far in front of the PCB to mount the front or top side of the case. I could slide t back in this case but, there would be less solder pad to attach to making a weaker connection.

So, before I go to a bigger hammer and make it work (or see if I can order a different style), has anyone else had the issue or have a solution? Or Just press (hard) the parts in place and it will all line up in the end? I've searched the messages and not found this discussed so I assume I'm missing something obvious or just not trusting (or understanding) the instructions.

I didn't see a subgroup for this question.  The link on the 4s Tuner page goes to the non-existent Yahoo Groups 4s Tuner page.

Thank you for any assistance.  

John K6WS

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