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Cryptic mailing to the list

Jim Sheldon
 

Sorry about that - the email was originally intended for Terry WA0ITP,  regarding his article in the latest "Banner" on wall warts for "Motel" power supplies.  I forgot to include the URL when I told him about an inexpensive, RF quiet switcher that puts out 13.8-14 volts at 2.5 to 3 amps.  It's designed as a replacement supply for ACER and Samsung monitors and Amazon has them for $9.99 plus shipping.  
 
I got one to with my KX3 when I'm close to AC power and it worked so well I picked up another one for a spare.  They are spec'd at 14 volts output but both the ones I got measure 13.8 volts which is pretty much the design voltage on just about every QRP rig that runs on a nominal 12 volts anyway.  They are over voltage, over current protected and cheap enough that buying one might even be cheaper than a wall wart plus the 7812 regulator if you don't already have such in your "junque box".
 
Jim - W0EB


14 volt power supply

Jim Sheldon
 

Forgot to include the url to the little supply on Amazon for $9.99 plus shipping.  The spec says 14 volts but the couple I've gotten all measure a perfect 13.8 volts.
 
 
Jim - W0EB


Banner and transmitter mfg

WA0ITP
 

Hidden waay down in this month's Banner is reference to the Peanut Whistle
Transmitter company located in Wellsburg, MO. If you can find Wellsburg, check
'em out before next April 1rst, here's one link
http://hamhijinks.com/peanut-whistle-transmitters-get-celebrity-endorsements/

Great job Walter, it sure started my day off right.

---------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: December QRP Banner online

Wayne Dillon
 

Do you mean a real "Puddle Duck"?  abt 8 feet long built from a couple of sheets of ply?
God Bless
Wayne.


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

Hi Wayne, thanks. ...... I'm in hopes to have my Puddle Duck in the water by warm WX time. Somehow there will be antenna mounts and a kite tie down with grounding static hookup.

Yes, also Bill worked me and sent that special QSL card. QRP is so fun!

72....

.........Walter . K5EST.........
Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............

On Dec 3, 2013 6:23 AM, "Wayne Dillon" <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
Good morning Walter,
Another outstanding issue, well done! I was one of the 4-Staters who worked Bill (KV6Z) from his LOTA/BOTA operation. It was a blast and he blessed me with a fine QSL card which will take pride of place in the shack when the "remodelling" is finished.
Good job sir and thanks again for all the effort.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne  KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy December 4SQRP Group!

The December edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is online.....

..
Along with news......we have the SSS Second Sunday Sprint
coming this Sunday evening. More notices to follow this week!

72/73....Walter - K5EST - editor, Ozark QRP Banner




--
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192




--
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: December QRP Banner online

Dale Putnam
 

Makes a fellow think about the nearest lake... or making a new small and handy power supply.
Thanks Wayne and all those with a finger in the pie.. makes a great read!!

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




Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............

On Dec 3, 2013 6:23 AM, "Wayne Dillon" <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
Good morning Walter,
Another outstanding issue, well done! I was one of the 4-Staters who worked Bill (KV6Z) from his LOTA/BOTA operation. It was a blast and he blessed me with a fine QSL card which will take pride of place in the shack when the "remodelling" is finished.
Good job sir and thanks again for all the effort.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne  KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy December 4SQRP Group!

The December edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is online.....

..
Along with news......we have the SSS Second Sunday Sprint
coming this Sunday evening. More notices to follow this week!

72/73....Walter - K5EST - editor, Ozark QRP Banner





--
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: December QRP Banner online

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Wayne, thanks. ...... I'm in hopes to have my Puddle Duck in the water by warm WX time. Somehow there will be antenna mounts and a kite tie down with grounding static hookup.

Yes, also Bill worked me and sent that special QSL card. QRP is so fun!

72....

.........Walter . K5EST.........
Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............

On Dec 3, 2013 6:23 AM, "Wayne Dillon" <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
Good morning Walter,
Another outstanding issue, well done! I was one of the 4-Staters who worked Bill (KV6Z) from his LOTA/BOTA operation. It was a blast and he blessed me with a fine QSL card which will take pride of place in the shack when the "remodelling" is finished.
Good job sir and thanks again for all the effort.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne  KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy December 4SQRP Group!

The December edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is online.....

..
Along with news......we have the SSS Second Sunday Sprint
coming this Sunday evening. More notices to follow this week!

72/73....Walter - K5EST - editor, Ozark QRP Banner




--
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Great read tnx

Paul Smith
 

Great read Walter... I will have to try /mm from my personnel pontoon!

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: December QRP Banner online

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning Walter,
Another outstanding issue, well done! I was one of the 4-Staters who worked Bill (KV6Z) from his LOTA/BOTA operation. It was a blast and he blessed me with a fine QSL card which will take pride of place in the shack when the "remodelling" is finished.
Good job sir and thanks again for all the effort.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne  KC0PMH


On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy December 4SQRP Group!

The December edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is online.....

..
Along with news......we have the SSS Second Sunday Sprint
coming this Sunday evening. More notices to follow this week!

72/73....Walter - K5EST - editor, Ozark QRP Banner




--
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
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


December QRP Banner online

Walter - K5EST
 

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy December 4SQRP Group!

The December edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is online.....

..
Along with news......we have the SSS Second Sunday Sprint
coming this Sunday evening. More notices to follow this week!

72/73....Walter - K5EST - editor, Ozark QRP Banner


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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Tom Sevart
 

On 11/29/2013 06:41, Nate Bargmann wrote:
Mmmmmm, pecan pie...

Funny thing is that 20 years ago I was living in Oklahoma where pecans
are decidedly more abundant than here and yet I didn't discover my
fondness for pecan pie until I moved back to northeast Kansas.
Interesting how that works!
I loved pecan pie when I was a kid, but now I don't care for it as much. But since it's been so long since I had it I might start developing a taste for it again.

We picked up 20 lbs of pecans out of our yard but that was probably only a tiny fraction of the pecans that fell from our three pecan trees, one of which serves as the support for my multiband inverted V.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: FlyingPig rig/SAVXO

John Lonigro
 

Milan:

It can't be done.  The Flying Pig Rig was designed specifically as a one frequency radio.  All of the crystals are cut for the same frequency.  You'd need to vary all of them by the same amount to keep your radio functional.

72,

John AA0VE


On 11/29/2013 01:51 PM, Milan Bagel wrote:
 
Hi All... Happy Thanksgiving!  Has anyone used the SAVXO with the FlyingPig Rig?  It would be nice to have the 10KHz or so variable frequency capability on 40 meters.  If you have done it, are there any hints or issues to watch for?
 
72....Milan K9HDX


Re: FlyingPig rig/SAVXO

Jim Sheldon
 

Next to impossible to do.  There are several crystals involved.  One controls the frequency and the other the selectivity.  You wouldn't be able to shift the filter crystal (it's the same as the frequency determining crystal) in sync with the SAVXO and it's doubtful you could make it go up in frequency or down far enough.  As you tuned the VXO, signals would rapidly disappear from the passband of the filter and you'd hear nothing or at best very weak signals that blow by the filter crystal.
 
Jim - W0EB

> Hi All... Happy Thanksgiving!  Has anyone used the SAVXO with the
> FlyingPig Rig?  It would be nice to have the 10KHz or so variable
> frequency capability on 40 meters.  If you have done it, are there
> any hints or issues to watch for?
>
> 72....Milan K9HDX
>
>
>


FlyingPig rig/SAVXO

Milan Bagel <milanb@...>
 

Hi All... Happy Thanksgiving!  Has anyone used the SAVXO with the FlyingPig Rig?  It would be nice to have the 10KHz or so variable frequency capability on 40 meters.  If you have done it, are there any hints or issues to watch for?
 
72....Milan K9HDX


Re: Info on my new NS40 Board

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Robert
Glad you like the kit.
The credit for the design goes  to Dave Cripe NM0S.
Dave did a wonderful job of designing a "no wind toroids to wind concept"
Dave has designed several other 4SQRP kits, and keeps something on the burner most all of the time. Keep an eye out for new kits in the next few months, in the mean time, enjoy the line up we have on hand!,
Tnx 72
Johnny AC0BQ
"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Nov 28, 2013, at 9:18 PM, "Robert" <bob@...> wrote:

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Well I was very impressed with the NS40 circuit and layout. It took about 30 minutes to build, worked as it should with an RF output of 6.2 Watts into a 53 Ohm resistive load at 12 VDC. The RF signal looked very clean on the oscilloscope and sounded great on the radio.

This is the curcuit I have been looking for for many years. A lot of us hams who got our novice license around 1958 built the standard 6V6GT tube transmitter which had an output of around 7 Watts. The 6V6 transmitter was a simple transmitter circuit and the NS40 is even a simpler circuit than that. Good show to the designers.

I measured the circuit inductors before I built the board and here are the results: L1 - 1.012 uH, L2 - .946 uH, L3 - .749 uH, L4 - .165 uH, and L5 - .480 uH. It will be fun to experiment with and modify this circuit. When I adjusted C4 from 462 pF to 590 pF, the output went from 6.2 Watts to 9.4 Watts with the 53 Ohm load.

I am basically a boat-anchor ham and my rig is shown on my QRZ page.

Thanks again to all involved with this NS40 design,
Bob Luetzow K9ZLU - Lytle Creek, California
www.luetzow.us


Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Charles 
I can almost taste it from here!
I grew up in Oklahoma and unlike Nate, I did take to the pecan pie, at an early age. 
I would think the bourbon would be a nice addition!
72 Happy Holidays 
Johnny AC0BQ

"More smiles per Watt!"
Sent from my iPad

On Nov 28, 2013, at 10:39 PM, Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...> wrote:

 

I never cared for pumpkin pie, but today I made this pecan pie (my wife prepared the crust).  Shown here

 
before being topped with whipped cream.  Probably wouldn't suit a twelve stepper with three tablespoons of bourbon in the filling.

72,

Charles, W2SH

 
 


Re: Happy Thanksgiving

 

Mmmmmm, pecan pie...

Funny thing is that 20 years ago I was living in Oklahoma where pecans
are decidedly more abundant than here and yet I didn't discover my
fondness for pecan pie until I moved back to northeast Kansas.
Interesting how that works!

72, de Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Paul Ray <paulray36@...>
 



Sent from my iPad

On Nov 28, 2013, at 6:02 PM, Charles Moizeau <w2sh@...> wrote:

Eight hours in the oven???.  It could be down to 22 oz by then!

72,

Charles, W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
CC: 4sqrp@...
From: ak4vl.qrp@...
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:39:15 -0800
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Happy Thanksgiving

 

Happy Thanksgiving!! Got a 22lbs bird in the oven.  T minus 8 hours :-)

72 to all and your families!
Julio

Sent from Mailbox for iPhone


On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 
Happy Thaksgiving everyone.
----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com





Happy Thanksgiving

w2sh@...
 

I never cared for pumpkin pie, but today I made this pecan pie (my wife prepared the crust).  Shown here

 
before being topped with whipped cream.  Probably wouldn't suit a twelve stepper with three tablespoons of bourbon in the filling.

72,

Charles, W2SH

 
 


Info on my new NS40 Board

Robert
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Well I was very impressed with the NS40 circuit and layout. It took about 30 minutes to build, worked as it should with an RF output of 6.2 Watts into a 53 Ohm resistive load at 12 VDC. The RF signal looked very clean on the oscilloscope and sounded great on the radio.

This is the curcuit I have been looking for for many years. A lot of us hams who got our novice license around 1958 built the standard 6V6GT tube transmitter which had an output of around 7 Watts. The 6V6 transmitter was a simple transmitter circuit and the NS40 is even a simpler circuit than that. Good show to the designers.

I measured the circuit inductors before I built the board and here are the results: L1 - 1.012 uH, L2 - .946 uH, L3 - .749 uH, L4 - .165 uH, and L5 - .480 uH. It will be fun to experiment with and modify this circuit. When I adjusted C4 from 462 pF to 590 pF, the output went from 6.2 Watts to 9.4 Watts with the 53 Ohm load.

I am basically a boat-anchor ham and my rig is shown on my QRZ page.

Thanks again to all involved with this NS40 design,
Bob Luetzow K9ZLU - Lytle Creek, California
www.luetzow.us