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Re: OZ-17 build underway

Gary / af7t
 

Bobby,

The O17 is listed on the 4SQRP kits page,

72,
Gary/Af7t


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit for sale

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Mike 
Email Louis the shipper of the kits.
He may have one he can send you?
I copied him so you can grab his email.

Pay for postage and it’s yours if he has one?
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:15 AM N7RKC, Mike via groups.io <emwizo=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Does anyone in the group know where I can get one (1) of the 1K pot -  Bourns # PTV09A-4225F-B102 - used as the Fine Tuning in the Bayou Kit.
It's available from several "BIG name suppliers but not at the $20- $50 Minimum purchase they hit you with.
Thanks
//Michael Taylor - N7RKC

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Re: Bayou Jumper Kit for sale

N7RKC, Mike
 

Does anyone in the group know where I can get one (1) of the 1K pot -  Bourns # PTV09A-4225F-B102 - used as the Fine Tuning in the Bayou Kit.
It's available from several "BIG name suppliers but not at the $20- $50 Minimum purchase they hit you with.
Thanks
//Michael Taylor - N7RKC


Re: OZ-17 build underway

Paul Goemans
 

It is an Ozark 17, right on the 4 State QRP Group kits list. Unknown abbreviation threw me off at first too!
 
Paul Goemans
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Bobby Drummond
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:46 AM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] OZ-17 build underway
 

Guy:
 
Where is the OZ-17 kit available from?  I did a quick Internet search but was not successful finding anything on it.
 
73 de AK4JA
 
 
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 9:50 PM Guy Mengel <guy@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I  am always looking for something to build or test or study.  I found the oz-17 kit ( I bought 2) one for 17m and the other I am bouncing between 30 and 40m.  I do like to build smd even though my eyesight is not what it used to be ( I’m 65)  
I have finished the 17 m board and will be adding the connectors and boxing it.. I am debating between t Hammond enclosures.
I have not decided whether to add a frequency display ( noisy) or develop a Morse code frequency readout by pushing a button…
I am having a pleasant time building this.
I recommend it highly.. it WILL improve ones skills with the iron, magnifiers and tweezers.  It states it is an advanced kit, but patience and not too much coffee will get you far with this kit.

Here is the link to some google photos.  Remember the board is quite small, if you zoom up too far you will see some things that look awful… but then anything looks awful zoomed up.. the parts are not big.. you will see some normal sized diodes and zeners for perspective as well as my build area..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EDu9AQvFueNrAvQAA

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
I hope all are well

Guy, N1GMM





 
 
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Re: OZ-17 build underway

Bobby Drummond
 


Guy:

Where is the OZ-17 kit available from?  I did a quick Internet search but was not successful finding anything on it.

73 de AK4JA


On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 9:50 PM Guy Mengel <guy@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I  am always looking for something to build or test or study.  I found the oz-17 kit ( I bought 2) one for 17m and the other I am bouncing between 30 and 40m.  I do like to build smd even though my eyesight is not what it used to be ( I’m 65)   
I have finished the 17 m board and will be adding the connectors and boxing it.. I am debating between t Hammond enclosures.
I have not decided whether to add a frequency display ( noisy) or develop a Morse code frequency readout by pushing a button…
I am having a pleasant time building this.
I recommend it highly.. it WILL improve ones skills with the iron, magnifiers and tweezers.  It states it is an advanced kit, but patience and not too much coffee will get you far with this kit.

Here is the link to some google photos.  Remember the board is quite small, if you zoom up too far you will see some things that look awful… but then anything looks awful zoomed up.. the parts are not big.. you will see some normal sized diodes and zeners for perspective as well as my build area..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EDu9AQvFueNrAvQAA

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
I hope all are well

Guy, N1GMM







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Re: OZ-17 build underway

Guy Mengel
 

I just noted that there is a subgroup for the OZ-17. Perhaps these discussions belong there. (?)

I would like to get some others interested in spending $58 to build something that is somewhat challenging..

I will be posting how I packaged, and test results for this VCXO rig.
I hope all are well
73 (72)
Guy

I hope all are well
73 (72)
Guy

N1GMM


Re: OZ-17 build underway

Guy Mengel
 

Hi Johnny,
I just ordered 3 of them. I remember these from way back.. I used them before. I did not see that they were available again!
Thanks!
Guy


Re: OZ-17 build underway

Curt
 

Guy

Wonderful work it looks nice. When I built a nc2030 I remember it was challenging to get the parts out of the paper tape package, I found draftsman dividers a tray like yours and keeping them on the surface to slide them into place. 

I am remembering this to be vcxo?  Try just mechanical marks 1 kHz apart as an experiment it works for my 38s. I only put a freqmite in my sw40 when I expanded it some. Reminds me I have a normal, new England and 4state rigs all needing some air time. Okay a scorpion also. Enjoy your radiation with it. 

Curt


Re: OZ-17 build underway

davemrtn
 

Guy, very good work building with the smd components.

Something to proud of. 

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


On 5/24/2021 5:38 PM, Guy Mengel wrote:
Hi all,
I  am always looking for something to build or test or study.  I found the oz-17 kit ( I bought 2) one for 17m and the other I am bouncing between 30 and 40m.  I do like to build smd even though my eyesight is not what it used to be ( I’m 65)
I have finished the 17 m board and will be adding the connectors and boxing it.. I am debating between t Hammond enclosures.
I have not decided whether to add a frequency display ( noisy) or develop a Morse code frequency readout by pushing a button…
I am having a pleasant time building this.
I recommend it highly.. it WILL improve ones skills with the iron, magnifiers and tweezers.  It states it is an advanced kit, but patience and not too much coffee will get you far with this kit.

Here is the link to some google photos.  Remember the board is quite small, if you zoom up too far you will see some things that look awful… but then anything looks awful zoomed up.. the parts are not big.. you will see some normal sized diodes and zeners for perspective as well as my build area..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EDu9AQvFueNrAvQAA

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
I hope all are well

Guy, N1GMM






Re: OZ-17 build underway

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Guy
Nice work on the 17.
If you need a freq mite freq counter 
We brought them back and they are in stock.

I have one of these I need to build.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 8:50 PM Guy Mengel <guy@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I  am always looking for something to build or test or study.  I found the oz-17 kit ( I bought 2) one for 17m and the other I am bouncing between 30 and 40m.  I do like to build smd even though my eyesight is not what it used to be ( I’m 65)   
I have finished the 17 m board and will be adding the connectors and boxing it.. I am debating between t Hammond enclosures.
I have not decided whether to add a frequency display ( noisy) or develop a Morse code frequency readout by pushing a button…
I am having a pleasant time building this.
I recommend it highly.. it WILL improve ones skills with the iron, magnifiers and tweezers.  It states it is an advanced kit, but patience and not too much coffee will get you far with this kit.

Here is the link to some google photos.  Remember the board is quite small, if you zoom up too far you will see some things that look awful… but then anything looks awful zoomed up.. the parts are not big.. you will see some normal sized diodes and zeners for perspective as well as my build area..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EDu9AQvFueNrAvQAA

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
I hope all are well

Guy, N1GMM





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OZ-17 build underway

Guy Mengel
 
Edited

Hi all,
I am always looking for something to build or test or study. I found the oz-17 kit ( I bought 2) one for 17m and the other I am bouncing between 30 and 40m. I do like to build smd even though my eyesight is not what it used to be ( I’m 65)
I have finished the 17 m board and will be adding the connectors and boxing it.. I am debating between 2 Hammond enclosures.
I have not decided whether to add a frequency display ( noisy) or develop a Morse code frequency readout by pushing a button…
I am having a pleasant time building this.
I recommend it highly.. it WILL improve ones skills with the iron, magnifiers and tweezers. It states it is an advanced kit, but patience and not too much coffee will get you far with this kit.

Here is the link to some google photos. Remember the board is quite small, if you zoom up too far you will see some things that look awful… but then anything looks awful zoomed up.. the parts are not big.. you will see some normal sized diodes and zeners for perspective as well as my build area..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EDu9AQvFueNrAvQAA

Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
I hope all are well

Guy, N1GMM


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/26/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 26 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: Bayou Jumper Kit for sale

Gene Kauffman
 

Sorry it's sold already

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 5:29 AM F1BFU - Fr - 79 <gilles.f1bfu@...> wrote:
Hello Gene

is shipping possible in France?

73 QRO
Gilles F1BFU

Le 24 mai 2021 à 01:45, Gene Kauffman <genekauffman@...> a écrit :

I bought two kits, one for me and one for a friend as a gift.  My friend chooses not to accept it because his eyesight is
declining.  It's in the original shipping box, never opened.  Same price I paid $98.  I'll pay to ship.  Paypal is OK.  My email is on QRZ
Gene NP2BB



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Re: Bayou Jumper Kit for sale

F1BFU - Fr - 79
 

Hello Gene

is shipping possible in France?

73 QRO
Gilles F1BFU

Le 24 mai 2021 à 01:45, Gene Kauffman <genekauffman@...> a écrit :

I bought two kits, one for me and one for a friend as a gift.  My friend chooses not to accept it because his eyesight is
declining.  It's in the original shipping box, never opened.  Same price I paid $98.  I'll pay to ship.  Paypal is OK.  My email is on QRZ
Gene NP2BB


Bayou Jumper Kit for sale

Gene Kauffman
 

I bought two kits, one for me and one for a friend as a gift.  My friend chooses not to accept it because his eyesight is
declining.  It's in the original shipping box, never opened.  Same price I paid $98.  I'll pay to ship.  Paypal is OK.  My email is on QRZ
Gene NP2BB


NM0S Cyclone 40 for sale and KB9YIG v9.0 Lite+USB Xtall receiver kit with the electronically switched BPF kit

Jerry Fay <wu1u@...>
 
Edited

I have an unbuilt NM0S Cyclone 40 kit serial number 169.  The cost to me back in Feb 2014 was $104.  If interested and willing to pay the $104 then I will priority ship it to you. 

I also have a KB9YIG v9.0 Lite+USB Xtall receiver kit with the electronically switched BPF kit from back in 2009.  I paid $56.00 apparently but many advances have been made in Tony's kits since then. If interested please make me a fair offer.

Please respond to me at my call sign at arrl.net

WU1U
Jerry


Re: Newbie Issues

Jim, N5IB
 
Edited

Hi Ed,

Since a regen is most sensitive and selective right at the onset of oscillations your detector is doing its job and its level is good.

Are your red/green LEDs working correctly? They consume 10 mA or so of that 20+

It may be tough to get a good MDS measurement because the Rx input impedance is more than likely not a good match to the sig gen.
The real test of sensitivity is can you her all the way down to the ambient band noise.

Do I understand you correctly that you hear no background hiss or noise but still hear signals?
What are the voltages measured at the pins of U1?

U-310 ought to be fine as a sub for J-310.
If I'm not mistaken the U-310 is good well into the UHF range, since its noise figure has a 450 MHz specification. Its current and threshold voltage specs are in a good range.

Jim, N5IB


Re: Newbie Issues

N7RKC, Mike
 

Hi,  I replaced the MPF102 with a Fairchild NOS unit I had in my junk drawer.
I then replaced the C-20 Cap with a 0612 COG microwave grade cap.
The size of the cap in proximity to the other components has a large effect on sensitivity & the tuning range.
Receiver now works like a dream.  Minimum detectable signal is measured at 3uV with a HP 8648 Signal Gen.
Hopes that helps
//Michael Taylor - N7RKC  (Agent 076)


On Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:52:53 PM MDT, Ed Gable <egable@...> wrote:


Hello.  New to group.  Just built a Blue Jumper and the TX took right off with 5W into 50 ohms. From reading past emails I too had trouble with Q2 oscillating.  I had a 40 year old NOS MPF102 in stock but that also brought no joy with tight feedback turns and  22 pf added.  Tried a U310 and it took right off and oscillated but I think it's too weak.  I hear a very weak hiss even though audio amplifier chain is working OK.  I have my TEK scope on TP1 and see a nice clean 7 Mhz signal at 0.25Vp-p signal that is smoothly controlled by REGEN.  Seems to me that might be too low.  I can hear FT8 signals.  Using a HP-8640 sig gen my minimal discernable is -70 dBm, kinda deaf!  The RX current draw is only 10 Ma, not the 23 Ma. as suggested.  Is that because there is no audio signal (hiss) in output stage?  The ATTEN control seems to work properly.  Is a U310 a good enough substitute for what seems to be a successful J310?  (I had a U310 in my junk box)  Any ideas from you experienced Jumpers out there?  73,  Ed Gable  K2MP


Newbie Issues

Ed Gable
 

Hello.  New to group.  Just built a Blue Jumper and the TX took right off with 5W into 50 ohms. From reading past emails I too had trouble with Q2 oscillating.  I had a 40 year old NOS MPF102 in stock but that also brought no joy with tight feedback turns and  22 pf added.  Tried a U310 and it took right off and oscillated but I think it's too weak.  I hear a very weak hiss even though audio amplifier chain is working OK.  I have my TEK scope on TP1 and see a nice clean 7 Mhz signal at 0.25Vp-p signal that is smoothly controlled by REGEN.  Seems to me that might be too low.  I can hear FT8 signals.  Using a HP-8640 sig gen my minimal discernable is -70 dBm, kinda deaf!  The RX current draw is only 10 Ma, not the 23 Ma. as suggested.  Is that because there is no audio signal (hiss) in output stage?  The ATTEN control seems to work properly.  Is a U310 a good enough substitute for what seems to be a successful J310?  (I had a U310 in my junk box)  Any ideas from you experienced Jumpers out there?  73,  Ed Gable  K2MP


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Jim
I was trying to pull you out of heavy noise.
Thanks for the check in.
72 

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 5:16 AM Jim Linsenbardt <jim.linsenbardt@...> wrote:
Hi Johnny,

Correction on my call. It's KD0WF. (As you said, lots of QRN plus I was using a side-swiper key and still getting used to it.  ;)

72's
Jim
KD0WF
Missouri
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On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 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 
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> 80 METERS 
> NK8O CHARLES DOUBLE 
> AA0B ROY 
> NOYJ BERT 
> Thanks everyone for the net and trying!! 
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