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Re: Scraping insulation off magnet wire for toroids

Ed - ad7gr
 

Hi John,

After scraping the wire as best as I can, I follow it up with sandpaper to remove the rest.

73,
Ed - ad7gr
Rev.14:6-12
1Cor.8:6
Eze.33:7


Re: Scraping insulation off magnet wire for toroids

KM6KJE
 

practice practice practice I had the same problem just had to keep going use a magnifying lamp or burn it I find the best way is to scarp it


On Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:24:17 AM PDT, KF5CSW <rehabnurse63@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

I'm making a toroid transformer. This is my first time.  I'm having a lot of trouble scraping away the necessary portions  of insulation from the 22 awg magnet wire. I'm using a Stanley Fatmax retractable utility knife(with fresh razor blade). It's not going very well. I miss a lot and have to do multiple attempts to get it all cleaned off, and was wondering if anybody had some tips. 

73,
John
KF5CSW 


Re: Scraping insulation off magnet wire for toroids

Lee
 

fine metal sandpaper - fold in half, pull the end of the wire through it a few times, and you are good to go............

Lee KX4TT

On Friday, 22 October 2021, 02:24:15 pm GMT-4, KF5CSW <rehabnurse63@...> wrote:


Hi everyone!

I'm making a toroid transformer. This is my first time.  I'm having a lot of trouble scraping away the necessary portions  of insulation from the 22 awg magnet wire. I'm using a Stanley Fatmax retractable utility knife(with fresh razor blade). It's not going very well. I miss a lot and have to do multiple attempts to get it all cleaned off, and was wondering if anybody had some tips. 

73,
John
KF5CSW 


Scraping insulation off magnet wire for toroids

KF5CSW
 

Hi everyone!

I'm making a toroid transformer. This is my first time.  I'm having a lot of trouble scraping away the necessary portions  of insulation from the 22 awg magnet wire. I'm using a Stanley Fatmax retractable utility knife(with fresh razor blade). It's not going very well. I miss a lot and have to do multiple attempts to get it all cleaned off, and was wondering if anybody had some tips. 

73,
John
KF5CSW 


Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

F1BFU - Fr - 79
 

Many thanks Ron. I understand the problem.
Thanks for you explanation.

73 QRO

Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979


Le 22 oct. 2021 à 18:07, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> a écrit :

GM Gilles,
I would like to add to Steve’s comments.  Besides expensive shipping - at one point it cost $180 USD to ship a $30 USD kit to South Africa - we had a lot of kits taking between a month and 2 months to arrive at DX locations. One kit from US to Canada took 3 month to arrive. As you can imagine, the buyer was not happy.  A number were lost in transit and we had to refund the buyer wit the club taking a loss. Some DX buyers filed a claim with PayPal and with the refund, we lost the profit, the kit and the cost to ship. We are a small  non-profit so just can’t afford to lose the revenue needed to put on OzarkCon every year.  
 
At some point in the future when sanity returns to the postal system, we will reopen sales to DX locations. It is our hope that comes sooner than later. 
 
72 - Ron - AG1P
4SQRP Volunteer Secretary/Treasurer
 
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve MIller via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 6:35 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler
 
It's not the custom fees but the embargos due to covid....but shipping to anywhere out of the U.S. has become very expensive.
 
Steve N0SM
 
On Friday, October 22, 2021, 07:33:06 AM CDT, F1BFU - Fr - 79 <gilles.f1bfu@...> wrote: 
 
 
Hi Ted
 
No, the club does not want to send to France because of the high customs fees.
Maybe I'll turn to the ATU of the GQRPClub. I will study the characteristics of the two kits and then make a decision.
 
In any case, it's very kind of you for this proposal.
 
73 Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979
 
Le 22 oct. 2021 à 13:56, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> a écrit :
 
Will the club not post to France?  I would be tempted to purchase a kit and send it myself.
 
 
-ted
 
 




Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

AG1P Ron
 

GM Gilles,

I would like to add to Steve’s comments.  Besides expensive shipping - at one point it cost $180 USD to ship a $30 USD kit to South Africa - we had a lot of kits taking between a month and 2 months to arrive at DX locations. One kit from US to Canada took 3 month to arrive. As you can imagine, the buyer was not happy.  A number were lost in transit and we had to refund the buyer wit the club taking a loss. Some DX buyers filed a claim with PayPal and with the refund, we lost the profit, the kit and the cost to ship. We are a small  non-profit so just can’t afford to lose the revenue needed to put on OzarkCon every year. 

 

At some point in the future when sanity returns to the postal system, we will reopen sales to DX locations. It is our hope that comes sooner than later.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Secretary/Treasurer

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve MIller via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 6:35 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

 

It's not the custom fees but the embargos due to covid....but shipping to anywhere out of the U.S. has become very expensive.

 

Steve N0SM

 

On Friday, October 22, 2021, 07:33:06 AM CDT, F1BFU - Fr - 79 <gilles.f1bfu@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Ted

 

No, the club does not want to send to France because of the high customs fees.

Maybe I'll turn to the ATU of the GQRPClub. I will study the characteristics of the two kits and then make a decision.

 

In any case, it's very kind of you for this proposal.

 

73 Gilles F1BFU since 1969

GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979

 

Le 22 oct. 2021 à 13:56, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> a écrit :

 

Will the club not post to France?  I would be tempted to purchase a kit and send it myself.

 

 

-ted

 

 


Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

Steve MIller
 

It's not the custom fees but the embargos due to covid....but shipping to anywhere out of the U.S. has become very expensive.

Steve N0SM

On Friday, October 22, 2021, 07:33:06 AM CDT, F1BFU - Fr - 79 <gilles.f1bfu@...> wrote:


Hi Ted

No, the club does not want to send to France because of the high customs fees.
Maybe I'll turn to the ATU of the GQRPClub. I will study the characteristics of the two kits and then make a decision.

In any case, it's very kind of you for this proposal.

73 Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979

Le 22 oct. 2021 à 13:56, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> a écrit :

Will the club not post to France?  I would be tempted to purchase a kit and send it myself.


-ted



Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

Adam
 

The 4S Tuner really is the perfect bit of kit in the field! 
I built mine several years ago and use it regularly with my Bayou Jumper.
There are other QRP tuners on the market, but this is the perfect package with the cool features it has to offer including a built in attenuator, more adjustment then some other QRP tuners and twin LED indicators which are very useful even in bright daylight.

72
Adam
VK8FEET


Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

F1BFU - Fr - 79
 

Hi Ted

No, the club does not want to send to France because of the high customs fees.
Maybe I'll turn to the ATU of the GQRPClub. I will study the characteristics of the two kits and then make a decision.

In any case, it's very kind of you for this proposal.

73 Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979

Le 22 oct. 2021 à 13:56, Ted via groups.io <k3rta@...> a écrit :

Will the club not post to France?  I would be tempted to purchase a kit and send it myself.


-ted



Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

Ted
 

Will the club not post to France?  I would be tempted to purchase a kit and send it myself.


-ted


Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

F1BFU - Fr - 79
 

Hi Steve

Too bad we can't have such a kit in France or even PCBs.

73
Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979


Le 22 oct. 2021 à 13:40, K9NUD-Steve <k9nud@...> a écrit :

What a great little kit! 
--
73 de K9NUD

Gilles F1BFU since 1969
GQRPClub 15889 
QRP ARCI 16979


Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

K9NUD-Steve
 

What a great little kit! 
--
73 de K9NUD


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

W6BOW
 

Ed - ad7gr,

Thanks for your inspiring e-mail.

Been there and done that OM.

You can't have hooked up with a better bunch of guys and gals of all ages than 4SQRP.

73

Don
W6BOW


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed - ad7gr via groups.io <edko@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 7:44 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Thanks Johnny,

I finally got my nerve up.   I've had a three year CW dry spell.   Now getting excited about QRP CW so I'll try checking in often and hopefully I won't be so nervous making with fumble fingers.

72,
Ed - ad7gr
#1191
Rev.14:6-12
1Cor.8:6
Eze.33:7
On 10/20/2021 6:59 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ge group 
Pretty good signals for a change! 
40 was in good shape and most of the signals were strong. 

CHeck in's were: 
40 Meters\
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
AD7GR ED Fist time welcome ED
N0RSR ROGER 

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE * DOUBLE
NK8O CHARLES
N0YJ BERT
WD4CFN STEVE 
AA9AA MIKE, Pretty Thin! 
K5ESE SCOTT

Thanks everyone, have a great week. 
Our WX has been beautiful!  
72 
Johnny AC0BQ



Re: 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

W6BOW
 

Dick,

Thanks for the excellent testimonial most helpful.

I just purchased the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler kit via the 4SQRP website. 
I'm looking forward to the assembly (with 4SQRP's group support if that may be needed).
I have built Dave's Hilltopper-20 kit and am contemplating acquiring/assembling the 40M and 30M versions of this versatile and robust rig.
(My wife will be part of those "contemplations" for reasons which are no surprise of course.)

I'd hoped to join the Wednesday 4SQRP Net during my cross country road trip this past summer. Circumstances prevented me from transmitting but I did RX the net FB from our motel parking lot in Memphis using a short wave portable radio and the venerable "hank" of wire. 
(Out here in my home QTH SF my 4SQRP net monitoring is limited to internet (SDR). 

I'll be with family in NJ over the holidays with a reasonable expectation of being able to join the 4SQRP 40 net from there - running QRP through my newly assembled 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler.

73

Don
W6BOW  


-----Original Message-----
From: OwlCricker - K7ULM <dickw299@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 8:05 am
Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRPG antenna tuner/coupler

In my limited ham experience the 4S-Tuner/Antenna Coupler
Designed by David Cripe, NMØS, is a fun simple build and it is an awesome QRP tool. I use it quiet often and it is simple to use, powerfully effective and introduces very little if any noticable losses in QRP communications.  Using it, from Montana I can work all of the US, Canada, Mexico, PR, and parts of Europe.   With 5w, if I can hear them. I can generally work them.  Working weak signal SOTA and POTA activator are a blast to test the effectiveness of your QRP gear and the 4SQRPG Tuner improves performance.   The two indicator lights speed up tuning and make double checking the tune quick also.  Switching bands is a snap as it is dead on repeatable.  Plus it is a great looking piece of kit.  Tip of the hat to Dave Cripe, NM0S, for the fantastic design and to 4SQRPG for making it available.  Thanks for all your great kits, they have greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the hobby. 
K7ULM Dick 


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Ed - ad7gr
 

Thanks Johnny, I'll be back.

72,
Ed - ad7gr
Rev.14:6-12
1Cor.8:6
Eze.33:7
On 10/20/2021 8:19 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:

Glad you jumped in Ed
Don’t worry about sending perfect code or sending super fast, just listen to my mistakes!
If you need me to slow down send QRS and I will dial it back.
72
Cul
Johnny ACØBQ 


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Glad you jumped in Ed
Don’t worry about sending perfect code or sending super fast, just listen to my mistakes!
If you need me to slow down send QRS and I will dial it back.
72
Cul
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM Ed - ad7gr via groups.io <edko=thegeo.net@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Johnny,

I finally got my nerve up.   I've had a three year CW dry spell.   Now getting excited about QRP CW so I'll try checking in often and hopefully I won't be so nervous making with fumble fingers.

72,
Ed - ad7gr
#1191
Rev.14:6-12
1Cor.8:6
Eze.33:7
On 10/20/2021 6:59 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Ge group 
Pretty good signals for a change! 
40 was in good shape and most of the signals were strong. 

CHeck in's were: 
40 Meters\
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
AD7GR ED Fist time welcome ED
N0RSR ROGER 

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE * DOUBLE
NK8O CHARLES
N0YJ BERT
WD4CFN STEVE 
AA9AA MIKE, Pretty Thin! 
K5ESE SCOTT

Thanks everyone, have a great week. 
Our WX has been beautiful!  
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: 40 and 80 Meter Net report

Ed - ad7gr
 

Thanks Johnny,

I finally got my nerve up.   I've had a three year CW dry spell.   Now getting excited about QRP CW so I'll try checking in often and hopefully I won't be so nervous making with fumble fingers.

72,
Ed - ad7gr
#1191
Rev.14:6-12
1Cor.8:6
Eze.33:7
On 10/20/2021 6:59 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:

Ge group 
Pretty good signals for a change! 
40 was in good shape and most of the signals were strong. 

CHeck in's were: 
40 Meters\
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
AD7GR ED Fist time welcome ED
N0RSR ROGER 

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE * DOUBLE
NK8O CHARLES
N0YJ BERT
WD4CFN STEVE 
AA9AA MIKE, Pretty Thin! 
K5ESE SCOTT

Thanks everyone, have a great week. 
Our WX has been beautiful!  
72 
Johnny AC0BQ



DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GOOD NET TONIGHT

N0RSR ROGER
WA9BNZ BILL
KC0PP KEITH
WG5F ED
W0MQY JOE
NK8O CHARLES
KK5IB DARRYL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N4ELM DAVE

THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE WHO CHECKED IN TONIGHT

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 Meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group 
Pretty good signals for a change! 
40 was in good shape and most of the signals were strong. 

CHeck in's were: 
40 Meters\
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
AD7GR ED Fist time welcome ED
N0RSR ROGER 

80 METERS
N4ELM DAVE * DOUBLE
NK8O CHARLES
N0YJ BERT
WD4CFN STEVE 
AA9AA MIKE, Pretty Thin! 
K5ESE SCOTT

Thanks everyone, have a great week. 
Our WX has been beautiful!  
72 
Johnny AC0BQ





--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Now: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 10/20/2021 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
10/20/2021
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.

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