Date   

Re: Cricket, qrp

Jim, N5IB
 
Edited

Hi Leon,

If you haven't already, join the Cricket Group at
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/CricketKit

It's a subgroup of this 4SQRP Group.

N5IB


Cricket, qrp

Leon Pulsinelle
 

Where can I get help with the various parts, needed and/or mislabeled for this little rig? I’m looking forward to getting this little rig running. thanks, Leon


Re: CW nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sorry
His call is N0YJ

On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 5:39 PM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge group
Bert will be your NCS tonight.
I’m doing my monthly civic duty.
Tu 
Johnny ACØBQ 
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CW nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
Bert will be your NCS tonight.
I’m doing my monthly civic duty.
Tu 
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Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
10/06/2021
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 - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

Jim, N5IB
 

Hi Nick,

That's not a general email addr.
It's the addr for the Nouveau75 'support group' on Groups.io
It's a subgroup of this main 4SQRP Group

I don't think you can email to it until you join... go to
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/N75
to join up

There will be more info available in the files area of that Group

Jim, N5IB


Re: Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

K7NIK
 

Joe,

Received my Nouveau-75B, on my parts list there is an email address for more assembly 
information, n75@4QRP.groups.io, which I tried to send a reply that I inventory of all the parts, but the email came back to me and wasn't delivered ????.

How do I get assembly information ????

73/Nick/K7NIK

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 07:00:04 PM MDT, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
10/06/2021
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 - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
10/06/2021
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 - 10/06/2021 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
10/06/2021
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: Free to a Good Home (DSWII)

K7NIK
 

If you still have it, please send it to me

Nick Nicolae K7NIK
811 Coopers CT.
Caldwell, ID. 83605

73/TNKS

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, 04:04:23 PM MDT, gary Lyons <gary.af7t@...> wrote:


I have a DSWII in the blue case that malfunctioned within a day of me completed its assembly.  I carefully packed it away and put it on the shelf until I got around to fixing it one day.  Well I build it in 2000 and still haven't gotten around tuit in 2021.

So it needs to find a home with someone who likes to tinker and fix little radios - and appreciates the hard work that DaveK1SWL put into designing these little radios and sharing them with the world.

If interested you can either DM me here or email (found on QRZ).

72,
Gary, af7t


Re: 2M Century possibility

John - KK4ITX
 

I have always been a fan of low power communication and have found (again tonight) that a good antenna along with helpful propagation is truly the most gratifying experience you can have.

2 meter (FM) can be an exciting, educational an affordable not to mention life long endeavor into Amateur Radio.  I do find it disturbing that the major manufacturers have pretty much eliminated AM, CW and SSB from just about all lower cost (entry level) 2m equipment.  70cm also fits here.

I have used 2m HTs for base, mobile and RV portable all at 5w and consistently get superior results because of antennas and height. 65+ miles using various antennas like Flexible “J” Poles, Moxon’s and homebrew beams.

Perhaps this is a new opportunity for 4S Kits can be towards 2m and/or 70cm CW ?  The frequency is there, great local coverage and with some easy to build antennas great regional coverage.  

I think you have a good idea here.

Tonight I made my first 1,000+ MPW CW contact on my homebrew EFHW at 1w. Florida to Maine, what a thrill....... I’m sure you all remember your first 1K !

Good luck in your new endeavor I think you’re on to something.
John
KK4ITX 



Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Oct 3, 2021, at 16:55, Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

TNX for the tip...72/73 K5OSA

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 3:33 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Mike, good thinking! If you search Google or Duck Duck Go, you will see many hits along your topic.

ie, 


I use simplex when on a trip. Every once in a while someone will answer on 146.52 MHz. They are usually traveling also.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est

   

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 13:59 Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

OK, I know this may sound crazy but I am suggesting we start a new contact category:  2MFCC (2 Meter FM Century Club).  More new amateurs have 2M FM HT’s than any other radio.  Heck, I started out that way 35 years ago and many of us did.  I know it is not digital, HF, or anything glamorous, but it is great fun…especially for those just getting into our avocation.

So, what I propose is contacts that will be done on 2M FM with the following “rules”:

1.  Only 2M FM will be used.

2.  Repeaters may be used to make a contact but only one contact per repeater.

3.  Mobile/mountain top/roving is encouraged.

4.  Power is limited to 10 W (I think that is the most powerful barefoot 2 M HT at present.  It will likely bring “newbies” into contact with potential Elmers.   It is just plain fun and not just ten second machine gun contest QSOs which are very intimidating to newbies …new amateurs will be encouraged to actually talk with each other.

Once when I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, I took my HT to the top of Pike’s Peak and made a contact in the Oklahoma Panhandle with 5 W and a 5/8 wave collapsible whip and home built “tiger tail” counterpoise.  What a hoot!  Chatting with my HT and roof mount antenna as I drive through various areas is always fun.  Maybe 2MFCC will spark more of this.

I‘m not against contesting or exotic DX, but they simply are not the domain of most new amateurs or many of us oldsters.

Contact verification of either type would be acceptable… LoTW, or better yet, actual QSL cards.  I always encourage new amateurs to get some simple QSL cards…cards are really fun to collect and provide a hands-on contact with those of us in our hobby.  Computer printer postcards are not that expensive and postage is within the reach of most of us.  I prefer the old-fashioned, direct exchange of cards rather than the OSL Bureau/SASE route, but that’s just me.  If someone does not want to put a stamp on a card to send to me, I can live with that….I’ll do my part and send cards.

Is this whole thing just a silly idea?  I think it might be a real energizer for our hobby.

Don’t get me wrong…I love HF and am QRP on 20/40 SSB and occasionally do my cruddy CW on QRP at night with slow CW (usually 40 M, sometimes 20 M).  But, if I get someone in on a 2 M FM DX QSO, they are typically amazed and energized…the simple 2 M FM starts the process.

72/73, Doc K5OSA  #801


--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205



--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205

--
John, KK4ITX       # 1603


Re: Free to a Good Home (DSWII) - Gone to a good home

Gary / af7t
 

GE all,

First, my apologies. I omitted the fact that this is a DSWi-20.

Second, Dr. Don/W4BWS beat everyone else to the winner's circle by at least 10min. So tomorrow it is on its way down to sunny Florida.

Thanks to all of you who responded.

72,
Gary, af7t


November Banner

Keith Arns
 

Greetings fellow QRP'ers.  I am working on the next Banner and would like to make it more of a technical issue.  Tx, Rx, Transceivers, test equipment, antenna designs, whatever you have been working on this past year.  You don't need to be an author.  I will help cleanup or make corrections as needed.  Also a couple of photos goes a long way.  Remember contributions from the members is what makes the Banner successful.

I will need your contributions by October 22nd in order to give me time to edit the Banner so it can be issued mid-November.  Thank you in advance and thank you to all of the past contributors.

Please send your material to editorqrpbanner@... 

Regards,
Keith Arns
KC0PP
4SQRP Banner Editor




 


Re: Free to a Good Home (DSWII)

Peter Dehman
 

Hi Gary,

I will take it and breathe life into it if it is still available.

72,

de WA1ISA - Peter

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 6:04 PM gary Lyons <gary.af7t@...> wrote:
I have a DSWII in the blue case that malfunctioned within a day of me completed its assembly.  I carefully packed it away and put it on the shelf until I got around to fixing it one day.  Well I build it in 2000 and still haven't gotten around tuit in 2021.

So it needs to find a home with someone who likes to tinker and fix little radios - and appreciates the hard work that DaveK1SWL put into designing these little radios and sharing them with the world.

If interested you can either DM me here or email (found on QRZ).

72,
Gary, af7t


Free to a Good Home (DSWII)

Gary / af7t
 

I have a DSWII in the blue case that malfunctioned within a day of me completed its assembly.  I carefully packed it away and put it on the shelf until I got around to fixing it one day.  Well I build it in 2000 and still haven't gotten around tuit in 2021.

So it needs to find a home with someone who likes to tinker and fix little radios - and appreciates the hard work that DaveK1SWL put into designing these little radios and sharing them with the world.

If interested you can either DM me here or email (found on QRZ).

72,
Gary, af7t


Re: 2M Century possibility

Mlike McEwen
 

TNX for the tip...72/73 K5OSA


On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 3:33 PM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Mike, good thinking! If you search Google or Duck Duck Go, you will see many hits along your topic.

ie, 


I use simplex when on a trip. Every once in a while someone will answer on 146.52 MHz. They are usually traveling also.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est

   

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 13:59 Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

OK, I know this may sound crazy but I am suggesting we start a new contact category:  2MFCC (2 Meter FM Century Club).  More new amateurs have 2M FM HT’s than any other radio.  Heck, I started out that way 35 years ago and many of us did.  I know it is not digital, HF, or anything glamorous, but it is great fun…especially for those just getting into our avocation.

So, what I propose is contacts that will be done on 2M FM with the following “rules”:

1.  Only 2M FM will be used.

2.  Repeaters may be used to make a contact but only one contact per repeater.

3.  Mobile/mountain top/roving is encouraged.

4.  Power is limited to 10 W (I think that is the most powerful barefoot 2 M HT at present.  It will likely bring “newbies” into contact with potential Elmers.   It is just plain fun and not just ten second machine gun contest QSOs which are very intimidating to newbies …new amateurs will be encouraged to actually talk with each other.

Once when I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, I took my HT to the top of Pike’s Peak and made a contact in the Oklahoma Panhandle with 5 W and a 5/8 wave collapsible whip and home built “tiger tail” counterpoise.  What a hoot!  Chatting with my HT and roof mount antenna as I drive through various areas is always fun.  Maybe 2MFCC will spark more of this.

I‘m not against contesting or exotic DX, but they simply are not the domain of most new amateurs or many of us oldsters.

Contact verification of either type would be acceptable… LoTW, or better yet, actual QSL cards.  I always encourage new amateurs to get some simple QSL cards…cards are really fun to collect and provide a hands-on contact with those of us in our hobby.  Computer printer postcards are not that expensive and postage is within the reach of most of us.  I prefer the old-fashioned, direct exchange of cards rather than the OSL Bureau/SASE route, but that’s just me.  If someone does not want to put a stamp on a card to send to me, I can live with that….I’ll do my part and send cards.

Is this whole thing just a silly idea?  I think it might be a real energizer for our hobby.

Don’t get me wrong…I love HF and am QRP on 20/40 SSB and occasionally do my cruddy CW on QRP at night with slow CW (usually 40 M, sometimes 20 M).  But, if I get someone in on a 2 M FM DX QSO, they are typically amazed and energized…the simple 2 M FM starts the process.

72/73, Doc K5OSA  #801


--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205



--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205


Re: 2M Century possibility

Walter - K5EST
 

Mike, good thinking! If you search Google or Duck Duck Go, you will see many hits along your topic.

ie, 


I use simplex when on a trip. Every once in a while someone will answer on 146.52 MHz. They are usually traveling also.

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est

   


On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 13:59 Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:

OK, I know this may sound crazy but I am suggesting we start a new contact category:  2MFCC (2 Meter FM Century Club).  More new amateurs have 2M FM HT’s than any other radio.  Heck, I started out that way 35 years ago and many of us did.  I know it is not digital, HF, or anything glamorous, but it is great fun…especially for those just getting into our avocation.

So, what I propose is contacts that will be done on 2M FM with the following “rules”:

1.  Only 2M FM will be used.

2.  Repeaters may be used to make a contact but only one contact per repeater.

3.  Mobile/mountain top/roving is encouraged.

4.  Power is limited to 10 W (I think that is the most powerful barefoot 2 M HT at present.  It will likely bring “newbies” into contact with potential Elmers.   It is just plain fun and not just ten second machine gun contest QSOs which are very intimidating to newbies …new amateurs will be encouraged to actually talk with each other.

Once when I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, I took my HT to the top of Pike’s Peak and made a contact in the Oklahoma Panhandle with 5 W and a 5/8 wave collapsible whip and home built “tiger tail” counterpoise.  What a hoot!  Chatting with my HT and roof mount antenna as I drive through various areas is always fun.  Maybe 2MFCC will spark more of this.

I‘m not against contesting or exotic DX, but they simply are not the domain of most new amateurs or many of us oldsters.

Contact verification of either type would be acceptable… LoTW, or better yet, actual QSL cards.  I always encourage new amateurs to get some simple QSL cards…cards are really fun to collect and provide a hands-on contact with those of us in our hobby.  Computer printer postcards are not that expensive and postage is within the reach of most of us.  I prefer the old-fashioned, direct exchange of cards rather than the OSL Bureau/SASE route, but that’s just me.  If someone does not want to put a stamp on a card to send to me, I can live with that….I’ll do my part and send cards.

Is this whole thing just a silly idea?  I think it might be a real energizer for our hobby.

Don’t get me wrong…I love HF and am QRP on 20/40 SSB and occasionally do my cruddy CW on QRP at night with slow CW (usually 40 M, sometimes 20 M).  But, if I get someone in on a 2 M FM DX QSO, they are typically amazed and energized…the simple 2 M FM starts the process.

72/73, Doc K5OSA  #801


--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205


2M Century possibility

Mlike McEwen
 

OK, I know this may sound crazy but I am suggesting we start a new contact category:  2MFCC (2 Meter FM Century Club).  More new amateurs have 2M FM HT’s than any other radio.  Heck, I started out that way 35 years ago and many of us did.  I know it is not digital, HF, or anything glamorous, but it is great fun…especially for those just getting into our avocation.

So, what I propose is contacts that will be done on 2M FM with the following “rules”:

1.  Only 2M FM will be used.

2.  Repeaters may be used to make a contact but only one contact per repeater.

3.  Mobile/mountain top/roving is encouraged.

4.  Power is limited to 10 W (I think that is the most powerful barefoot 2 M HT at present.  It will likely bring “newbies” into contact with potential Elmers.   It is just plain fun and not just ten second machine gun contest QSOs which are very intimidating to newbies …new amateurs will be encouraged to actually talk with each other.

Once when I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, I took my HT to the top of Pike’s Peak and made a contact in the Oklahoma Panhandle with 5 W and a 5/8 wave collapsible whip and home built “tiger tail” counterpoise.  What a hoot!  Chatting with my HT and roof mount antenna as I drive through various areas is always fun.  Maybe 2MFCC will spark more of this.

I‘m not against contesting or exotic DX, but they simply are not the domain of most new amateurs or many of us oldsters.

Contact verification of either type would be acceptable… LoTW, or better yet, actual QSL cards.  I always encourage new amateurs to get some simple QSL cards…cards are really fun to collect and provide a hands-on contact with those of us in our hobby.  Computer printer postcards are not that expensive and postage is within the reach of most of us.  I prefer the old-fashioned, direct exchange of cards rather than the OSL Bureau/SASE route, but that’s just me.  If someone does not want to put a stamp on a card to send to me, I can live with that….I’ll do my part and send cards.

Is this whole thing just a silly idea?  I think it might be a real energizer for our hobby.

Don’t get me wrong…I love HF and am QRP on 20/40 SSB and occasionally do my cruddy CW on QRP at night with slow CW (usually 40 M, sometimes 20 M).  But, if I get someone in on a 2 M FM DX QSO, they are typically amazed and energized…the simple 2 M FM starts the process.

72/73, Doc K5OSA  #801


--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205


Sold

Mlike McEwen
 

Thanks for all the interest...all three items have been taken.

73 and thanks...Doc  K5OSA

--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205


FT-5200 and more

Mlike McEwen
 

I have a Yaesu FT-5200 that I no longer need.  It has been my backup in my old shack but I now have a replacement for it in the new shack. It works fine...has the original manual, mic and power cord.  It works at the low setting...5W, as well as 50/35 on 2M/440. $45 plus shipping.

Also have an Alpha Delta 4 antenna switch that only has about six months of light use that I don't need in my new shack: $20 plus shipping, and a Daiwa 2M/440 SWR/Power Meter in excellent shape, $15 plus shipping.

All of these are nice but I am cutting down equipment from two shacks to one.

72/72 Doc K5OSA

--
Dr. Michael T. McEwen
Lt Col, US Army (Ret.)
Cell:  580 919-9205

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