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Re: Brutus Dates

Jim Sheldon
 

Sounds good to me Terry.  Wife will be retired by that time so we ought to be able to make it.  Don't have any camping equipment so are there any fairly decent motels in the area?
 
Jim - W0EB

> What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus
> outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend
> and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics,
> etc.   ---------------------------------- Real radios weigh less
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> www.4sqrp.com      
>
>
>


80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

80 was not so hot agn tonight.  The A index is 25, a big number,  man I wish the sun would settle down.
 
Checking in were:
 
K8IR       Mike     Lancaster, OH
N9RL     John     Upland, IN
W0CH    Dave    Seneca, MO
 
Thank you Gentleman, appreciate it.  I also thought I heard W0PFO Ray in Springfield, MO.  Sri we couldnt make it tonight Ray, maybe next week.
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I love this radio stuff !
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Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.

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I love this radio stuff !
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Brutus Dates

WA0ITP
 

What's everyone think about scheduling the Brutus outing on Sept 7 and 8?  The first weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we probably don't want to conflict with that, family picnics, etc.
 
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Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
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www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 


FOX: SEASON OPENS

Dale Putnam
 

The summer fox hunt season begins tomorrow, Thursday evening at 8 pm CDT
(0100z Friday, August 12). Your foxes are Paul, K4FB in FL, and Todd, N9NE
in WI. The hunt lasts for 90 minutes and takes place between 14.050 and
14.070. Both foxes will operate split (usually up 1 KHz or so) but may go
to simplex later in the hunt. A description of the hunt and its rules are
found on the QRP Fox Hunt website at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/

You are cordially invited to join in on the fun!


Have a great day, 
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Re: Google + Hangouts

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

This is really a great tool. I and 4 - 6 other hams have been using this system during the construction of the Solf.
One was having a problem and pointed the camera to his board while the soldering iron was getting warm.
Another had the problem solved and pointed with a camera to the working Solf and to the measuring points and later to the scope to show the results.
Another shared his desktop with the critical circuit plans and interpreted it.
One was making jokes.
The others gave good advices.
The guy with the problem had to tear his rig apart, desolder components, resolder them, show the new measurements ....
But that was the way we got all rigs working. Without Hangouts it would have been sometimes impossible to solve the complex problems.

72 de Hajo

Gruss
Hajo

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Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

Johnny isnt able to be the 40M NCS tonight, and I wont be able to do it either, so pse someone step up and take it. I will be able to take the 80M net however.
 
Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.  The "Clean Sweep" award is availble for those who check into all the nets on the same Wednesday eveining.  Check with Steve Szabo, WB4OMM, wb4omm@... for further details.
7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,  ??  NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564,  WA0ITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,  ??  NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5,  N0TGR NCS

All are welcome!  After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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Re: Anybody using a 4slink with a KX3?

Jim Sheldon
 

Steve, and others, I was a bit unclear in my reply.  It's the 4SLink that needs to be modified, not the KX3.  Just wanted to make sure you understood that.  The KX3's mic jack was designed properly with mic audio on the tip and PTT on the ring like most other rigs that use the 1/8" stereo mic plug.
Jim

> Thanks for that Jim. Weird that they designed it that way! I think
> I'll change the rig so I can use "normal" cables.
>
> 73
> Steve
>
> On Jul 9, 2013, at 11:49 AM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi Steve,
> Yup, I'm using one.  It's straightforward except for one glitch.  
> The MIC/PTT jack is wired backwards for the KX3 so you can't use a
> commercially wired stereo cable between the 4SLink and the KX3.  In
> the 4SLink, on that jack, audio is on the ring and PTT is on the
> tip.  I don't know why it was designed that way as most rigs use
> the convention of microphone audio on the tip and PTT on the ring
> with, of course, ground being on the shell.
>
> You have 2 choices, you can either make up a cable with the radio
> end having audio on the tip and PTT on the ring or you can do as I
> did and modify the 4SLink.  I cut the traces going to tip and ring
> on the MIC/PTT Jack and using some 22 gauge wire, re-wired the jack
> so that audio now appears on the tip contact and PTT appears on the
> ring contact.  Now, I can use the Elecraft cable kit option and the
> 4SLink really works great between my laptop and the KX3.
>
> If you go the modified cable route, be sure and mark that cable so
> you don't accidentally get it mixed up with a normal one.  Having
> the tip and ring interchanged between ends might create a problem
> in some other situation.
>
>
> Jim - W0EB
>
>>
>> Looking for experience and info.
>>
>> 73
>> STeve
>>
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Google hangout

Paul Smith
 

I got the hangout software on my iPad now... What next???????

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: Anybody using a 4slink with a KX3?

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

Thanks for that Jim. Weird that they designed it that way! I think I'll change the rig so I can use "normal" cables.

73
Steve

On Jul 9, 2013, at 11:49 AM, Jim Sheldon wrote:

 

Hi Steve,
Yup, I'm using one.  It's straightforward except for one glitch.  The MIC/PTT jack is wired backwards for the KX3 so you can't use a commercially wired stereo cable between the 4SLink and the KX3.  In the 4SLink, on that jack, audio is on the ring and PTT is on the tip.  I don't know why it was designed that way as most rigs use the convention of microphone audio on the tip and PTT on the ring with, of course, ground being on the shell.
 
You have 2 choices, you can either make up a cable with the radio end having audio on the tip and PTT on the ring or you can do as I did and modify the 4SLink.  I cut the traces going to tip and ring on the MIC/PTT Jack and using some 22 gauge wire, re-wired the jack so that audio now appears on the tip contact and PTT appears on the ring contact.  Now, I can use the Elecraft cable kit option and the 4SLink really works great between my laptop and the KX3.
 
If you go the modified cable route, be sure and mark that cable so you don't accidentally get it mixed up with a normal one.  Having the tip and ring interchanged between ends might create a problem in some other situation.
 
 
Jim - W0EB

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>
> 73
> STeve
>
>
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Re: Google+ Hangouts

Jeremy Utley
 

I use Google Hangouts all the time for work.  As a remote employee, we do daily hangouts to colloborate with other members of the team.  It's a really nice tool!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 7/9/2013 1:07 PM, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

Hey Bobby, that sounds interesting. I've used GOTOMEETING FOR PRESENTATIONS BEFORE. I'LL CHECK OUT HANGOUTS AND GOOGLE  +

TNX & 73, Uncle Phil, W0XI

Bobby Rolph wrote:


If you have a webcam and a microphone on your computer all you have to
do is add members to your circles on G+ and when one of those members
is online the same time as your are you can choose to start a hangout
with each other and have as many as ten people in each video chat at a
time. It's like Go to Meeting only free.

Bobby



Re: Google+ Hangouts

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Bobby, that sounds interesting. I've used GOTOMEETING FOR PRESENTATIONS BEFORE. I'LL CHECK OUT HANGOUTS AND GOOGLE  +

TNX & 73, Uncle Phil, W0XI

Bobby Rolph wrote:


If you have a webcam and a microphone on your computer all you have to
do is add members to your circles on G+ and when one of those members
is online the same time as your are you can choose to start a hangout
with each other and have as many as ten people in each video chat at a
time. It's like Go to Meeting only free.

Bobby


Re: Google+ Hangouts

bobby rolph
 

If you have a webcam and a microphone on your computer all you have to do is add members to your circles on G+ and when one of those members is online the same time as your are you can choose to start a hangout with each other and have as many as ten people in each video chat at a time. It's like Go to Meeting only free.

Bobby



On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
I also have Google+ so a quick "Hangouts 101" from someone already using it would be appreciated.
Bobby, sounds good to me, could be a tertrific resource.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM, kb4qnr <rolph981@...> wrote:
 

About a month ago I added a bunch of 4State members to my QRP Radio circle. I am wondering how many of us Google+ members use Hangouts? We could start having a weekend project show and tell or use hangouts for teaching each other how to learn and use things such as LT Spice or antenna modeling software just to mention a few. Let me know what you all think about this and any other ways the group members could benefit from Hangouts.
72 de kb4qnr
Bobby Rolph




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The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

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Re: Anybody using a 4slink with a KX3?

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Steve,
Yup, I'm using one.  It's straightforward except for one glitch.  The MIC/PTT jack is wired backwards for the KX3 so you can't use a commercially wired stereo cable between the 4SLink and the KX3.  In the 4SLink, on that jack, audio is on the ring and PTT is on the tip.  I don't know why it was designed that way as most rigs use the convention of microphone audio on the tip and PTT on the ring with, of course, ground being on the shell.
 
You have 2 choices, you can either make up a cable with the radio end having audio on the tip and PTT on the ring or you can do as I did and modify the 4SLink.  I cut the traces going to tip and ring on the MIC/PTT Jack and using some 22 gauge wire, re-wired the jack so that audio now appears on the tip contact and PTT appears on the ring contact.  Now, I can use the Elecraft cable kit option and the 4SLink really works great between my laptop and the KX3.
 
If you go the modified cable route, be sure and mark that cable so you don't accidentally get it mixed up with a normal one.  Having the tip and ring interchanged between ends might create a problem in some other situation.
 
 
Jim - W0EB

> Looking for experience and info.
>
> 73
> STeve
>
>
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Anybody using a 4slink with a KX3?

w1sfr <steverob@...>
 

Looking for experience and info.

73
STeve


Re: Google+ Hangouts

Wayne Dillon
 

I also have Google+ so a quick "Hangouts 101" from someone already using it would be appreciated.
Bobby, sounds good to me, could be a tertrific resource.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM, kb4qnr <rolph981@...> wrote:
 

About a month ago I added a bunch of 4State members to my QRP Radio circle. I am wondering how many of us Google+ members use Hangouts? We could start having a weekend project show and tell or use hangouts for teaching each other how to learn and use things such as LT Spice or antenna modeling software just to mention a few. Let me know what you all think about this and any other ways the group members could benefit from Hangouts.
72 de kb4qnr
Bobby Rolph




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http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
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SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: [QRP-L] Plate Glass for Grinding Crystals

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

Indeed, WA3OPY, Darell Brehm, and AC6UR, Ron Hall my buddies at International Crystal Manufacturing and W1REX (me) gave a crystal grinding workshop some years back at Ozarkcon when it was held in Joplin Mo. I designed a pretty nifty rig for measuring the crystal frequency between grinding steps and put together the materials for the workshop. The hardest thing was finding enough out of band crystals in a frequency range close enough to grind into a useful QRP frequency. I bought hundreds of FT243 crystals in order to get enough 6975Khz crystals for the workshop. I modified a standard crystal testing circuit to test the blanks outside the FT243 holder with enough 'anticipation precision' so that when they were re-installed into the FT243 holders, you got what you wanted! A good time was had by all and (almost?) everybody went home with a FT243-7030 hand made crystal!

The crystal (under construction) tester was the basis of my Build-Along presentation at FDIM a couple of years ago and still appears on my QRPme kits roster as I still have a few left. I did contract a local commercial glass shop to make me DOZENS of 6"x6" plate glass grinding platforms.....and we did use Bon Ami a very fine grit cleaning compound (like Comet) that the old timers used and you can still buy in your local supermarket. I do have a small supply of cut & beveled edge grinding plates left which I will part with for $10 each...

For this years FDIM Buildathon, I presented the Beaconator which was a simple 30m beacon transmitter that could also be used as a straight transmitter. I used a Picokeyer chip from Ham Gadgets to enable both options. I wanted each beacon owner to have a unique frequency but didn't have the time to have everyone grind a crystal....so I took the other old-timer's approach. I had a batch of HC-49 30m crystals made at the QRP area but had the crystalls delivered in UNSOLDERED HC-49 cases . So the builders simply removed the rubber band and 'penned' the crystals down in frequency using a pencil. I have leftover Beaconator kits and cheap deals on just the board & crystal on my QRPme website too!

So if you are looking to have some fun playing around with beacon transmitters and messing with the internals of quartz crystals, I have some fun kits you might be interested in.....

Rex
W1REX

On 7/8/2013 10:56 PM, L L bahr wrote:
I am again going to try and grind some crystals and need a piece of flat plate glass maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick to try and do it. I don't know if all plate glass is flat or if some is better then others. I'm not sure where to get it and would suspect something like 6 inches to 12 inches square would work just fine. I have not checked out some local glass shop and maybe this is where I should go. Is there anyone on here with any good suggestions as to what I need and where I could find the appropriate glass?

Thanks,

Lee, w0vt


Re: Google+ Hangouts

Charlie Vest
 

Although I do have a Google account and signed up with a few members from this group , as of yet I have not taken the time to become familiar with its features .

The hangout idea sounds good to me .

Basically I am an old analog guy , plus an old time glowbug guy .

However I do as much building and experimenting as I can find time for and still make a few contacts . I try very hard to make a few contacts every day now . No one specific mode or specific band . In fact I have spent so much time designing and building various projects over the past 5 or 6 years , I actually did very little actual on the air operating . I do run beacons both part 15 and ham band , plus MEPT's for QRSS and WSPR .

When I looked at how empty the log was for making two way contacts I decided that it was once again time for me to once again become involved in on the air operation . I have been a ham for 48 years this year , after being licensed when I was age 12.

Never in all that time did I chase ANY pieces of paper or certificates of any kind . So I set up LOTW and bought another logging program and started with number zero , with my intent now to collect all of the paper possible on any band in any mode from 160 meters through 432 MHz. including 222 MHz.

I am having an absolute ball now !! Still have a LOT of pending antenna projects since my "main" station antenna right now is a G5RV up 30 feet . I am even using it on 6 meters and worked 4 "new" states with it this morning on 6 ,  under my rebirth :)

Always interested in learning more and would love to learn more about some of the design software from some of the younger people out there .

IF you hear me on , it is VERY likely that I need your state , county , or grid now on some mode on some band(s).

73, Charlie , W5COV

 

About a month ago I added a bunch of 4State members to my QRP Radio circle. I am wondering how many of us Google+ members use Hangouts? We could start having a weekend project show and tell or use hangouts for teaching each other how to learn and use things such as LT Spice or antenna modeling software just to mention a few. Let me know what you all think about this and any other ways the group members could benefit from Hangouts.
72 de kb4qnr
Bobby Rolph



Google+ Hangouts

bobby rolph
 

About a month ago I added a bunch of 4State members to my QRP Radio circle. I am wondering how many of us Google+ members use Hangouts? We could start having a weekend project show and tell or use hangouts for teaching each other how to learn and use things such as LT Spice or antenna modeling software just to mention a few. Let me know what you all think about this and any other ways the group members could benefit from Hangouts.
72 de kb4qnr
Bobby Rolph


Re: 13 Colonies QRP style

kb4qqj
 

This helped a lot of the event operators and chasers. Keep your eye out for it next year as well.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 7/8/2013 4:12:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jomatlock@... writes:

FB Fred 

I was able to work one of them!
I didn't know they were running the special event stations!
Congrats 
Johnny AC0BQ