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Re: Magic Box Modification.

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Sometimes you only need a kick in ... the right direction.

73 de
Hajo

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Am 20.02.2014 20:07 schrieb "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...>:

FB Hajo.
 
Sounds like you have it figured out.   Let us know how it works out  for you.
 
All the Magic Box info is here  http://www.4sqrp.com/MagicBox.php 
 
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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Magic Box Modification.

Hello Jim and Terry,

Thanks for your quick and competent replay. So I will go this way and have a reason to get some solder smoking and putting the magic box together. I have understood the mechanism and will look at the schematics of the Ultimate 3. There is one line coming from the Atmel which triggers the pa. Perhaps I can use this signal. Have to ask Hans.

I have troubles getting into my Yahoo groups since several weeks. Even if I want to reset my password, they will not accept a password of any kind. So could you please send the schematic via email? Thanks for your kindness

And all the Best

Hajo

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Re: 7122 Net

Phil Anderson
 

Yea Chuck,

It's a day to do other stuff. Got my eQSL stuff set up, got my AC4.6 and contest
program disk ordered from Scott......so only one other thing.....rumble through the
ARRL LOTA gauntlet app.

72, Unc Phil
EM28ix


Chuck Carpenter wrote:


Not many good signals for the 7047 WW CW net starting at 1200 UTC
this morning. And this group does not run QRP..

Usually stations in SFL are very strong here. I could barely hear
them. NCS was in MS and much weaker than usual as was the station in
Austin TX. No noise showing up on the S meter either.

I did finally get checked in via QSP with a station in
VA. Interesting propagation.

So not a surprise that a QRP net would have difficulty.

>No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47.
Must h ave
>been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: 7122 Net

Chuck Carpenter
 

Not many good signals for the 7047 WW CW net starting at 1200 UTC this morning. And this group does not run QRP..

Usually stations in SFL are very strong here. I could barely hear them. NCS was in MS and much weaker than usual as was the station in Austin TX. No noise showing up on the S meter either.

I did finally get checked in via QSP with a station in VA. Interesting propagation.

So not a surprise that a QRP net would have difficulty.

No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


RMRC TODAY 14.0625 @ 2300Z

Dale Putnam
 

RBN reports I am getting out... even with the lack of help from the sun.. so.. 
let's try this and see you there,

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


Re: 7122 Net

w2sh@...
 

Tuned up around 1435Z and no 4SQRP heard in NJ.  Up a few Hz there was a QRO traffic net QRV from W4-land with good sigs, ~579.

72,

Charles, W2SH
#85
   



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:40:54 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] 7122 Net

 
No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak. This
doesnt bode well for the 80M Fox Hunt tonight either.

Next week will be better. Thanks to all who tried this morning.

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Magic Box Modification.

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Hello again,

I have found a line / signal, but I will need a transistor to invert the positive out and provide my ground.

Thanks again
Hajo

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Re: 7122 Net

Dale Putnam
 

I'm getting fair reports on 40 with RBN, just no Qs.
With Mn and Ga up tonight... it might be really interesting to catch pelts...
Good Luck to all!!

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wa0itp@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:40:54 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] 7122 Net

 
No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak. This
doesnt bode well for the 80M Fox Hunt tonight either.

Next week will be better. Thanks to all who tried this morning.

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: 7122 Net

Jim Sheldon
 

Spaceweather.com is reporting a big M class flare and a geomagnetic storm as well! 40 is so long even now that the West coast stations are still running S7-9 at 10 a.m. Even in-state CW signals on 160 and 80 were so weak as to be unreadable at 5 this morning while Shin, JA1NUT, was 20 over 9 for a while on 40!

Last weekend during the ARRL DX contest 40-10 meters stayed wide open through most of the 48 hour operating period. Haven't seen condx like this for qyite a few years!

W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 20, 2014, at 9:40 AM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com> wrote:

No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak. This
doesnt bode well for the 80M Fox Hunt tonight either.

Next week will be better. Thanks to all who tried this morning.

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com






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Re: Magic Box Modification.

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Hello Jim and Terry,

Thanks for your quick and competent replay. So I will go this way and have a reason to get some solder smoking and putting the magic box together. I have understood the mechanism and will look at the schematics of the Ultimate 3. There is one line coming from the Atmel which triggers the pa. Perhaps I can use this signal. Have to ask Hans.

I have troubles getting into my Yahoo groups since several weeks. Even if I want to reset my password, they will not accept a password of any kind. So could you please send the schematic via email? Thanks for your kindness

And all the Best

Hajo

---
... indessen wandelt harmlos droben das Gestirn
... http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/


Re: 7122 Net

kb4qqj
 

I tried....BUT:
 
From solarham.com:
 
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Valid From: 2014 Feb 19 0330 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Feb 19 0700 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.
--
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 2/20/2014 10:40:49 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak. This
doesnt bode well for the 80M Fox Hunt tonight either.

Next week will be better. Thanks to all who tried this morning.

----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


7122 Net

WA0ITP
 

No takers today, the band is in bad shape with the A index at 47. Must have
been a CME on the sun. I hear very few signals on 40 and those are weak. This
doesnt bode well for the 80M Fox Hunt tonight either.

Next week will be better. Thanks to all who tried this morning.

----------------------------------
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Magic Box Modification.

Jim Kortge
 

On 2/20/2014 6:58 AM, Hajo Dezelski wrote:


Hello,
Greetings Hajo,

I am not an engineer, so bare with me:
No problem.


Currently I am experimenting a lot with Wspr using the Ultimate 3 from
Hans Summers.(See activities on my blog.) I only transmit in a time
frame of 10 minutes once and have the other 8 minutes free.
What causes the transmitter to come on the air? Is the signal that makes that happen available to the outside of the Ultimate 3?

So I
wanted to listen and report to wspr with another receiver, but I have
only one antenna.
The MagicBox could switch the antenna for you, so to speak so that when the Ultimate 3 isn't using the antenna, the receiver can be.

So I remembered a kit, which is still unsoldered: the magic box. My
question: Is there a way that I can connect the tx and the Rx so that
the Rx is automatically muted when the wspr tx starts to make it's
transmission.
Yes, that's exactly what it does, but it needs a signal from the transmitter to tell the MagicBox that the WSPR transmission is going to happen.

The maximum output is 200 mW, but normally I use between
10 -100 mW.
No problem there.

So I am looking for some sort of HF sniffer which triggers the magic
box to do its work.
No, you need the signal from the Ultimate 3 that causes it to transmit and use that signal to key the MagicBox and cause it to go from receive mode to transmit mode. The MagicBox keys using a voltage being grounded, like closing a key.

Any ideas which can be performed by an amateur?
See above.


72 de
Hajo
72 and have fun,

Jim, K8IQY


Magic Box Modification.

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Hello,
I am not an engineer, so bare with me:

Currently I am experimenting a lot with Wspr using the Ultimate 3 from Hans Summers.(See activities on my blog.) I only transmit in a time frame of 10 minutes once and have the other 8 minutes free. So I wanted to listen and report to wspr with another receiver, but I have only one antenna.

So I remembered a kit, which is still unsoldered: the magic box. My question: Is there a way that I can connect the tx and the Rx so that the Rx is automatically muted when the wspr tx starts to make it's transmission. The maximum output is 200 mW, but normally I use between 10 -100 mW.
So I am looking for some sort of HF sniffer which triggers the magic box to do its work.

Any ideas which can be performed by an amateur?

72 de
Hajo

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... http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

K0KRN  David,  Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton, MO
K6QKL  Chuck, Fairview Hts. IL
K5WRE  Robert, Plano, TX  (new)
Some QRM, tnx to all checkins
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

80 was stretched out a loong way tonite. AC4PA was a first timer, thanks Pavel. And thanks to everyone who tried, it was noisy and with qsb here.  Making it in were:




Hope to cu again next week. 

Don't forget the 7122 net tommorrw morning at 8:30 Central time.  I'll be on the mighty Cyclone.

72 es tnx again.


80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

3564 is busy. 3565 sounds clear so look for me there. zero beat pretty well,
I; have to use the 500 hZ filter
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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Logbook of the world versus eQSL

Tom Sevart
 

On 02/18/2014 20:15, wb8yyy@yahoo.com wrote:
Phil


If you are still shopping for a pc log program, another one to consider
is winlog32.
That's what I started using to replace my aging DOS version of Log-EQF. While I can still run it under a DOS emulator, I figured it was finally time to update my ham log software. After looking over a few programs, I chose Winlog32. It does everything I need it to, and the neat thing is that I can automatically upload logs to eQSL.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Tonites 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Folks,
I got a storm system that should be here at about the net time so I'm going to take a pass this week.
Stay safe and have fun everyone,
God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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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.

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Re: Freezing Rain

Paul
 

10 gallons of sunshine in Arizona
 
de Paul, W8AEF
 

Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Freezing Rain
 
 

yep, 1-2" snow tomorrow am at my QTH
 
72/73 TIMOTHY-ALLEN ALBERTSON
KDOIA/(ex KG6IRH)


Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:30 AM Central on 7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WA�ITP and this is a Four State
members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig, ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM Central time.


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I love this radio stuff !
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