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Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Charles W. Powell
 

Your signal was great on 40m for a change, Johnny.  80m was a little more challenging.  I had the RF gain way down to put the signal above the noise level.  It worked well.

72,

Chas

On 5/19/21 9:05 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Good Eveing group 
The condx were a little tough tonight. 
lots of QRN on the bands. 

Check in's were: 
40 Meters 
NK8O CHARLES
N4ELM DAVE 
AA0B ROY 
KD0WFD? JIM LOTS OF QRN 
K8DDB MIKE 
N5IB JIM /P 
AC5WT BILL TX 

80 METERS 
NK8O CHARLES DOUBLE 
AA0B ROY 
NOYJ BERT 

Thanks everyone for the net and trying!! 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

John - KK4ITX
 

I heard Dave (ELM) 599 here in FL but nada on the NC.  After 20 mins went back to NAQCC Sprint.

May try from Maine next week.

John
KK4ITX



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On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:06:22 PM EDT, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Good Eveing group 
The condx were a little tough tonight. 
lots of QRN on the bands. 

Check in's were: 
40 Meters 
NK8O CHARLES
N4ELM DAVE 
AA0B ROY 
KD0WFD? JIM LOTS OF QRN 
K8DDB MIKE 
N5IB JIM /P 
AC5WT BILL TX 

80 METERS 
NK8O CHARLES DOUBLE 
AA0B ROY 
NOYJ BERT 

Thanks everyone for the net and trying!! 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Eveing group 
The condx were a little tough tonight. 
lots of QRN on the bands. 

Check in's were: 
40 Meters 
NK8O CHARLES
N4ELM DAVE 
AA0B ROY 
KD0WFD? JIM LOTS OF QRN 
K8DDB MIKE 
N5IB JIM /P 
AC5WT BILL TX 

80 METERS 
NK8O CHARLES DOUBLE 
AA0B ROY 
NOYJ BERT 

Thanks everyone for the net and trying!! 


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/19/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 19 May 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, 05/19/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Will do Jim!
I will be split and rock back and forth on RX after the first rush slows down.

We’re having lots of rain but I don’t think the lighting will be too bad?

Cu all there soon.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 5:23 PM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
I'll be at the cabin in the woods in north Georgia and will try to check in with the prototype Bayou Jumper and a vertical dipole. My crystal puts me around 7121.7, so keep those filters WIDE  -  hi

Jim, N5IB





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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/19/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Jim, N5IB
 

I'll be at the cabin in the woods in north Georgia and will try to check in with the prototype Bayou Jumper and a vertical dipole. My crystal puts me around 7121.7, so keep those filters WIDE - hi

Jim, N5IB


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/19/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 19 May 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.


Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

WA0ITP
 

GM Bryan and John,
You might try a resistor as the load rather than an antenna. Some antennas are difficult to match, but a dummy load resistor of 50 to 200 ohms or so should match up nicely.

GL and let us know how it goes,  WA0ITP

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:01 PM Jg <jgoodsell@...> wrote:
My experience having finished this kit a week or so back.  

The tuning seems quite finicky (or precise).  The initial dimming of the red LED can be very slight and easy to miss. Of course, working between the two capacitors then brings the brightness way down. 

I was using dits to tune with and had trouble finding the dips. I Switched to a solid tuning tone and find that it’s much easier.  No blown finals so far, which I would not think to be a problem with the tuner’s 2:1 SWR limiting.  

John K6WS

On May 18, 2021, at 9:34 AM, Bryan, KJ7PRS via groups.io <martinfab=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:





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Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Jg
 

My experience having finished this kit a week or so back.  

The tuning seems quite finicky (or precise).  The initial dimming of the red LED can be very slight and easy to miss. Of course, working between the two capacitors then brings the brightness way down. 

I was using dits to tune with and had trouble finding the dips. I Switched to a solid tuning tone and find that it’s much easier.  No blown finals so far, which I would not think to be a problem with the tuner’s 2:1 SWR limiting.  

John K6WS

On May 18, 2021, at 9:34 AM, Bryan, KJ7PRS via groups.io <martinfab@...> wrote:


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/19/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 19 May 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: Bayou Jumper test schedule

Robert Pritchard
 

Kid


Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

I found that the red light is considerably brighter then the green in day light.  When I got everything perfect on the match and looked at them in the dark, they were fine.  So I just live with it.  Tuner works great!

Bryan Kj7prs 

On May 17, 2021, at 21:21, PeteWK8S via groups.io <pmeier@...> wrote:

Would like to make this kit work. RED LED stays lit during tuning process and never goes out even with 1:1 load such as dummy load.

Can anyone offer some help here?

Pete WK8S


Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Bob Parr
 

Here is what I found:

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: "PeteWK8S via groups.io" <pmeier@...>
Sent: 5/17/2021 11:21:41 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Would like to make this kit work. RED LED stays lit during tuning process and never goes out even with 1:1 load such as dummy load.

Can anyone offer some help here?

Pete WK8S


Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Bob Parr
 

Search the online group.  If I can find the link I may post it later.  This does not seem totally uncommon.  The soultion a few have used (I have not gotten around to trying it myself) is to put a small trimmer pot in there and "calibrate" it to your dummy load.

Bob

------ Original Message ------
From: "PeteWK8S via groups.io" <pmeier@...>
Sent: 5/17/2021 11:21:41 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

Would like to make this kit work. RED LED stays lit during tuning process and never goes out even with 1:1 load such as dummy load.

Can anyone offer some help here?

Pete WK8S


Re: Soup'er Up'er kit arrived today.....................

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Thomas
Here is a link you can save that will get you to the home page.


You will find all the menu buttons on the left.

Lots of things to look at.
Welcome to the 4 sqrp group!

Johnny ACØBQ 




On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:02 AM THOMAS SMITH <n5ama@...> wrote:
Hi John,
Got it. I floundered around last night until I found the site with all the kits. It took a little while but being 73 has some advantages in that I’ve got plenty of time to flounder.LOL

Thanks for your reply,
Tom


On May 18, 2021, at 7:28 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thomas,

One way is to click on the groups.io link in most group emails, find the 4Sgroup and then lookup the Subgroups on the left panel.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 17, 2021, at 23:33, THOMAS SMITH <n5ama@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck,
I'm also new to these groups. Is there a link to these two kits ( Bayou Jumper and the Souper Upper Accessory). I'm assuming the Souper Upper Accessory is relative to the N75 kit which I built and enjoy. Any help greatly appreciated.

Tom  N5AMA

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Re: Soup'er Up'er kit arrived today.....................

THOMAS SMITH
 

Hi John,
Got it. I floundered around last night until I found the site with all the kits. It took a little while but being 73 has some advantages in that I’ve got plenty of time to flounder.LOL

Thanks for your reply,
Tom


On May 18, 2021, at 7:28 AM, John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Thomas,

One way is to click on the groups.io link in most group emails, find the 4Sgroup and then lookup the Subgroups on the left panel.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 17, 2021, at 23:33, THOMAS SMITH <n5ama@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck,
I'm also new to these groups. Is there a link to these two kits ( Bayou Jumper and the Souper Upper Accessory). I'm assuming the Souper Upper Accessory is relative to the N75 kit which I built and enjoy. Any help greatly appreciated.

Tom  N5AMA


Re: Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

John - KK4ITX
 

Pete,

If you followed the manual exactly you probably have the LED colors reversed....... see the addendum.  The schematic is correct but the Assembly Manual text has them reversed.

If they are correctly placed the inspect the diode in the Red LED area and check the 2N3906 at Q2 for correct wiring.

Other possible issues with the Pittsburgh style that I have had is bad solder joints.  Not so many components to check out.

GL,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 18, 2021, at 00:21, PeteWK8S via groups.io <pmeier@...> wrote:

Would like to make this kit work. RED LED stays lit during tuning process and never goes out even with 1:1 load such as dummy load.

Can anyone offer some help here?

Pete WK8S


Re: Soup'er Up'er kit arrived today.....................

John - KK4ITX
 

Thomas,

One way is to click on the groups.io link in most group emails, find the 4Sgroup and then lookup the Subgroups on the left panel.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 17, 2021, at 23:33, THOMAS SMITH <n5ama@...> wrote:

Hi Chuck,
I'm also new to these groups. Is there a link to these two kits ( Bayou Jumper and the Souper Upper Accessory). I'm assuming the Souper Upper Accessory is relative to the N75 kit which I built and enjoy. Any help greatly appreciated.

Tom  N5AMA


Re: Soup'er Up'er kit arrived today.....................

THOMAS SMITH
 

Hi Chuck,
I'm also new to these groups. Is there a link to these two kits ( Bayou Jumper and the Souper Upper Accessory). I'm assuming the Souper Upper Accessory is relative to the N75 kit which I built and enjoy. Any help greatly appreciated.

Tom  N5AMA


Problem with Tuner Kit but no help here

PeteWK8S
 

Would like to make this kit work. RED LED stays lit during tuning process and never goes out even with 1:1 load such as dummy load.

Can anyone offer some help here?

Pete WK8S

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