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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

PhilKE3FL
 

Yes, this would be a wonderful kit to have for future kit building. Count me in. I've also seen some really good suggestions but I don't really even know what was included in the original kit so those in the know will have to be the ones to select, or not, any new features.
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Re: NM0S Cyclone 40 for sale

Jerry Fay <wu1u@...>
 

Cyclone 40 is sold.  Thanks for looking.


Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

John
 

People want a nice HF Test set with an applications guide to learn from

We have nanovna, tinysa. So bring it on
John ve3ips


Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Curt
 

Jim

much appreciated. Here is my brainstorm on what to consider for HF test set II

LC meter
frequency counter from the original
2 level xtal signal generator like NorCal s59
audio oscillator 
few watt dummy load with w7zoi style detector 

that’s a lot of basic test equipment for the basic builder. One can supplement this with widely available gear as needed. 


73 Curt wb8yyy


NM0S Cyclone 40 for sale

Jerry Fay <wu1u@...>
 

Just to ask again before I go to ebay.  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. If you are not willing to pay the $104 let me know what would be a fair price that would work for you.  Please email me at my call sign at arrl.net.

Jerry
WU1U


Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Jim, N5IB
 

The LC meter feature would be a great addition to a Test Set.
If an Arduino or just a bare ATMega328 is being used to control it, adding the LC meter feature wouldn't be hard.

I did one as a "proof of concept" a couple of years ago, using an oscillator circuit similar to that employed in the popular AADE meter, an Arduino NANO controller, and an I2C interfaced LCD display.

For those that are interested, I've attached a schematic of the oscillator as well as my Arduino code. It only uses 27% of the program memory and 27% of the RAM, so it can fit with other applications.

Jim, N5IB


Delta Mike Romeo net

Robert
 

Tonights checkins
N0RSR ROGER
KE0PVI RUSSELL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
K0BOG CHUCK
NK8O CHARLES
WA9BNZ BILL
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BERT
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40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well, The bands were terrible. 
Weak signals mixed in with lots of QRN from storms just west of us. 

CHeck in's were: 
40 meters 
Nk8O CHARLES 
N4KV JOHN 
N4MJ GLENN 
K0LWY WALLY 
AD0YM MIKE

80 METERS 
NK8O CHARLES 
KL7IXI MIKE VIA RELAY TO CHARLES. 

Thanks everyone 72 
Johnny 

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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

John Lonigro
 

If an Arduino is part of the system, it won't be anything you'd have to be concerned with.  It's like the microcontrollers in modern radios (or refrigerators, microwaves, washers, dryers,etc).  They are there to provide functionality and no programming or other computer skills are necessary to use them.  In fact, the original HF Test Set has a microprocessor in it.  No programming (by the user) was required.  Hope this puts your mind at ease.

72,
John, AA0VE

On 5/26/21 4:03 AM, N5SE wrote:
Hello all,
Just want to drop my two cents worth in.  A sweep generator and small screen oscilloscope would be wonderful. If the ardunio control is included, please make it optional so the non-ardunio ham could still use it.
72
Billy N5SE
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRP HF Test Set
From: "Johnny AC0BQ" <jomatlock@...>
Date: Tue, May 25, 2021 10:20 pm
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io

Hello David.
I own a original one that I use.

I have some wishes.

A rotary selector switch to choose the options, so one set of probes.

A case with the display mounted in it.

Possibly a RF signal generator, this may be asking a lot?

Possibly ardunio control instead of a rotary switch, using a encoder and menu,  hmm getting fancy now??
72
Johnny 



On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:14 PM davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:
If current 'proud' owners of a HF Test Set were ask, I wonder what (if any) additions or changes would be on there wish list ??

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

On 5/25/2021 9:56 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ok Bill
From thinking stage to kit sales could easily be 6 months!!
Takes a lot of planning to put out a kit.
72


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:55 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Music to my ears, Johnny.  Let me know when and the order will be placed.

73 de Bill
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Re: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 05/26/2021 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Roger 
No worries here. 
The bands are so weak that you probably didn't QRM any one. 
72 
Johnny 

On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:35 PM Roger-N0RSR <Roger.Rugg@...> wrote:
Didn't make it with the G90. Tried and failed on the 7100 and paddle set up.

Learning experience, will need to practice with the paddles...think I sent everything but my call sign.

Sorry if I QRM'd anyone.

-Roger
N0RSR

On Wed, May 26, 2021, 6:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
05/26/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 05/26/2021 #cal-notice

Roger-N0RSR
 

Didn't make it with the G90. Tried and failed on the 7100 and paddle set up.

Learning experience, will need to practice with the paddles...think I sent everything but my call sign.

Sorry if I QRM'd anyone.

-Roger
N0RSR

On Wed, May 26, 2021, 6:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
05/26/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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.


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 05/26/2021 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
05/26/2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

View Event

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: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Curt
 

Excellent idea to provide a useful tool to kit builders and homebrews.

Seek to add an LC measurement capability.  NJQRP once offered it in Elsie, maybe George Heron could be asked for coding help. 

I suggest aiming to fill in gaps between what nanovna and tinysa offer, and focus on less tech savvy builders. I still use hftestset and Elsie. 

Curt


Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Tom Sevart
 

On 5/26/2021 16:14, davemrtn wrote:
Tom, do you never use more than one of Test Set devices at a time ?
NA1MH
Actually, yes. I often use the frequency counter along with the crystal oscillator. But next to the crystal oscillator section on the front panel, I have a switch to turn on the counter. Other than that I've never had to use any of the other function at the same time.

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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Tom Smith
 

Put me on the list for one or more.
Thanks,
Tom N5AMA

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 01:38:45 PM CDT, WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:


Hi Bill,
IIRC. NM0S was going to take a look at modernizing it, knobs circuitry , etc. ad you can imagine he has been extremely busy with Ocon and FDIM   Heel get to it im sure when time becomes available. Tnx for the interest 

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:53 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.  I for one would love to build this kit and could certainly use the test equipment.  If you are not going to build it let me be the first to say I will buy it from you.  On the other hand, if you are going to build it let me put my vote in for starting this kit all over again!

Anyone listening to this reflector?


73  Bill

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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

N5SE
 

Hello all,
Just want to drop my two cents worth in.  A sweep generator and small screen oscilloscope would be wonderful. If the ardunio control is included, please make it optional so the non-ardunio ham could still use it.
72
Billy N5SE

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRP HF Test Set
From: "Johnny AC0BQ" <jomatlock@...>
Date: Tue, May 25, 2021 10:20 pm
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io

Hello David.
I own a original one that I use.

I have some wishes.

A rotary selector switch to choose the options, so one set of probes.

A case with the display mounted in it.

Possibly a RF signal generator, this may be asking a lot?

Possibly ardunio control instead of a rotary switch, using a encoder and menu,  hmm getting fancy now??
72
Johnny 



On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:14 PM davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:
If current 'proud' owners of a HF Test Set were ask, I wonder what (if any) additions or changes would be on there wish list ??

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

On 5/25/2021 9:56 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ok Bill
From thinking stage to kit sales could easily be 6 months!!
Takes a lot of planning to put out a kit.
72


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:55 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Music to my ears, Johnny.  Let me know when and the order will be placed.

73 de Bill
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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

davemrtn
 

Tom, do you never use more than one of Test Set devices at a time ?

NA1MH

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...>
Date: 5/26/21 3:27 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRP HF Test Set

On 5/25/2021 22:05, davemrtn wrote:
> If current 'proud' owners of a HF Test Set were ask, I wonder what (if
> any) additions or changes would be on there wish list ??
>

I don't know about others, but I personally installed mine inside a case
and instead of using the jumpers to switch between functions, I used a
rotary switch to choose which function I need.  I find this makes it a
lot more user friendly.  I then installed LED's in the front panel as
indicators for which function I'm using. Plus I put a jack on the front
of the case in which to plug in crystals for the crystal oscillator.


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Re: 4SQRP HF Test Set

Tom Sevart
 

On 5/25/2021 22:05, davemrtn wrote:
If current 'proud' owners of a HF Test Set were ask, I wonder what (if any) additions or changes would be on there wish list ??
I don't know about others, but I personally installed mine inside a case and instead of using the jumpers to switch between functions, I used a rotary switch to choose which function I need. I find this makes it a lot more user friendly. I then installed LED's in the front panel as indicators for which function I'm using. Plus I put a jack on the front of the case in which to plug in crystals for the crystal oscillator.


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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

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: 4SQRP HF Test Set

WA0ITP
 

Hi Bill,
IIRC. NM0S was going to take a look at modernizing it, knobs circuitry , etc. ad you can imagine he has been extremely busy with Ocon and FDIM   Heel get to it im sure when time becomes available. Tnx for the interest 

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:53 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.  I for one would love to build this kit and could certainly use the test equipment.  If you are not going to build it let me be the first to say I will buy it from you.  On the other hand, if you are going to build it let me put my vote in for starting this kit all over again!

Anyone listening to this reflector?


73  Bill

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