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FS: FCC1 and FCC2

WA0ITP
 

I've decided to sell a Norcal FCC1 and FCC2 combo that I've had on the shelf for
several years. I have another DDS project in the works and won't need these.
Here are the Norcal pages for more info http://www.norcalqrp.org/fcc1.htm
http://norcalqrp.org/fcc2.htm The manuals are included on a CD.

These were built by Bruce Beford N1RX who built them. Bruce is an outstanding
builder and these items reflect his skills. The kits retailed for $80 total,
I'm asking $60 shipped anywhere in the US. DX hams pse email for shipping
costs. If you are intertested in them, pse respond off list.

These are a popular DDS VFO and counter combo and I wanted to give Four Staters
the first chance at them. Thank you for considering.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: WX

Tom Sevart
 

Luckily (if you can call getting winter weather lucky) here we only got already frozen sleet one night, then snow another night, so no freezing precipitation on the wires.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Ice on the Ants and other musings...

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ga Dan
Yep cold as heck here too  it was -2 this am.
We ended up with 2 or 3 inches of snow sleet mixed, not terrible.
Good job on the contest with qrp SSB, at least your still QRP, right!
Have fun stay warm 
Johnny AC0BQ


On Monday, March 3, 2014, Dan Reynolds <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

We were threatened with 9" of snow Saturday night - Sunday morning. We cancelled a trip to see the kids in MI. Rearranged things and were all battened down. Got up Sunday morning and it was more like 1/2". I don't want to say I was disappointed but with all the WINTER we've had I figured it was a sure thing. And we REALLY wanted to go see the kids in MI. And then it got cold. I was down in the 'man cave' (my shack is in the garage/basement of our split level) and man it was cold down there last night. I had my space heater on burn and it was still DARN cold. 
All I can keep thinking about is we're going to have one of those typical midwestern summers too. One day we'll have snow and the next it will be 97 with 99% humidity! Ugh!
Sorry. I know we're all pretty sick of this. 

On the antenna front the good old W3EDP is really drooping. But it still works.

I worked an hour of the ARRL DX phone contest Saturday night and 2 hours Sunday late afternoon. I made 21 contacts. From a contest standpoint I realize that's not very good but for 5 watts SSB I think it was pretty good. And it still amazes me. I think four or five of those were over 5000 miles. Two were over 6000 miles. I know most of you guys are CW buffs so forgive me for being lazy and not improving my code like I should. But I just had to share. 
I think it's so amazing what you can do with an FT-817 and a piece of wire hanging in your backyard. I'm a technologist by trade and this still amazes me.
Most of my contacts, BTW were on 15 meters. I wasn't at the right time to get 10 meters. Since I've been logging at QRZ.com, I'm up to 31 countries. I can't hardly believe it.

73
Dan -- KB9JLO



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"


Re: Ice on the Ants and other musings...

Dan Reynolds
 

We were threatened with 9" of snow Saturday night - Sunday morning. We cancelled a trip to see the kids in MI. Rearranged things and were all battened down. Got up Sunday morning and it was more like 1/2". I don't want to say I was disappointed but with all the WINTER we've had I figured it was a sure thing. And we REALLY wanted to go see the kids in MI. And then it got cold. I was down in the 'man cave' (my shack is in the garage/basement of our split level) and man it was cold down there last night. I had my space heater on burn and it was still DARN cold. 
All I can keep thinking about is we're going to have one of those typical midwestern summers too. One day we'll have snow and the next it will be 97 with 99% humidity! Ugh!
Sorry. I know we're all pretty sick of this. 

On the antenna front the good old W3EDP is really drooping. But it still works.

I worked an hour of the ARRL DX phone contest Saturday night and 2 hours Sunday late afternoon. I made 21 contacts. From a contest standpoint I realize that's not very good but for 5 watts SSB I think it was pretty good. And it still amazes me. I think four or five of those were over 5000 miles. Two were over 6000 miles. I know most of you guys are CW buffs so forgive me for being lazy and not improving my code like I should. But I just had to share. 
I think it's so amazing what you can do with an FT-817 and a piece of wire hanging in your backyard. I'm a technologist by trade and this still amazes me.
Most of my contacts, BTW were on 15 meters. I wasn't at the right time to get 10 meters. Since I've been logging at QRZ.com, I'm up to 31 countries. I can't hardly believe it.


Re: QRPOmeter

Larry Draughn
 

Hi Bobby if you want to sent it me I’ll look over it for you, 73 Larry

 


From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of rolph981@...
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2014 11:23 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] RE: QRPOmeter

 

 

I tried to calibrate the QRPometer this morning but I did not have any luck. This is the one that I got off ebay but I just cannot get it to read right on the display. I think I am going to need some help with this one so if anyone has the time to look at it for me that would be great. Just shoot me an email and let me know.

Tnx

Bobby

 


Re: QRPOmeter

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Hi Bobby,

For the first step, reheat and apply solder to the 8 100 ohm 2W resistors. Top and bottom. If the solder joint look questionable on the PCB anywhere else, reheat and apply a fresh bead of solder on all joints. Apply only enough heat and solder to cause the solder to flow. If this doesn't work, I have plan 2. If you reheat the switch contacts, tilt the board so solder doesn't run into the switches or you'll have a bigger headache to deal with!

72,
Rich K8MEG



Re: QRPOmeter

bobby rolph
 

I tried to calibrate the QRPometer this morning but I did not have any luck. This is the one that I got off ebay but I just cannot get it to read right on the display. I think I am going to need some help with this one so if anyone has the time to look at it for me that would be great. Just shoot me an email and let me know.
Tnx
Bobby


Re: WX

W0IIT
 

Here in the Pitts we got about 3 inches of snow on top of the solid sheet of ice and the temp is -1. The good news is that it is a beautiful sunny day with no wind. My dipole has survived, so far. Hope everyone affected by this winter storm are warm and safe!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


Re: WX

Bill Cromwell
 

Heh,

The temp dropped to 22 below zero just after sunrise and that's still the official temp. Hopefully with the bright sunshine it will start creeping back up toward zero!

I'm pleased to hear that some antennas have survived the ice.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 03/03/2014 08:12 AM, Dale Putnam wrote:

Thank God for coffee.!


Have a great day,


--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy


Re: WX

bobby rolph
 

Well here we go again. We got about an half of inch of ice and about four inches of snow on top of it here in  central Kentucky last night. I guess I will just stay in and melt some solder! The good news is all antenna's are still up and working.
Bobby Rolph
kb4qnr


Re: WX

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

Had a total of 2 inches of snow/ice/sleet over the weekend here on the southwest side of Tulsa, antennas still up in the air. Roads covered with snow etc. but passable. Cold this AM, 4 degrees F, heading to a "high" of 19 this afternoon.

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO


Re: WX

Dale Putnam
 

Thank God for coffee.!


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: wrcromwell@...
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 06:31:24 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] WX


 
On 03/02/2014 10:19 PM, Cecil Bayona wrote:
>
> NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of
> ice but the night is young.
>
Good morning,

I hope everybody has survived the night with antennas and homes intact.
We haven't been plagued with ice storms here in northern Michigan but as
I sip my morning coffee the official outside temp is 18 below zero (F).
A few mornings ago it was 28 below. My outdoor thermometer blew away but
it tends to be a couple of degrees colder right here than at the airport.

Stay warm and dry.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Ice on Ants

Dale Putnam
 

Well, the worst is over.. it's better now.. it'll be a sunshiny day..   

Sun isn't up  yet, but 32F and light breeze,.. slight overcast for  warmth.. and we're good.
Ice is still covering half the ants... but.. at least they didn't come down.. 
IF I had put them all up tuned for the phone portion.... they'd be in great shape in the cw section...
Now... however.. one is looking real good for the high end of 30.. rather than the low end of 20. 
The BowTie..  it doesn't care.. it simply plays... 

Best wishes to those with ice... word from the coast is the wind is coming.. in about three days to here...
maybe.  maybe it will mostly blow north of me. One can always hope.



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


Re: Ice on Ants

Chuck Carpenter
 

Lots of ice on the ants here in NETX.

With 1 inch of sleet, snow and a little ice, I don't think the little buggers can get out of the ground... :-)

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: WX

Bill Cromwell
 

On 03/02/2014 10:19 PM, Cecil Bayona wrote:

NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of
ice but the night is young.
Good morning,

I hope everybody has survived the night with antennas and homes intact. We haven't been plagued with ice storms here in northern Michigan but as I sip my morning coffee the official outside temp is 18 below zero (F). A few mornings ago it was 28 below. My outdoor thermometer blew away but it tends to be a couple of degrees colder right here than at the airport.

Stay warm and dry.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: WX

Cecil Bayona <cbayona@...>
 

NW Arkansas not too far away is 12 F and falling with less than 1" of ice but the night is young.

At 07:24 PM 3/2/2014, you wrote:


Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
--
Cecil - k5nwa
< http://thepartsplace.k5nwa.com/ > < http://www.softrockradio.org/ >

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.


Re: WX

Robert
 

My antenna is fine :)
Of course it's stapled to the wall around my living room and kitchen, going to -12 F tonight, I  am ready for spring




On Mar 2, 2014, at 7:24 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: WX

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Ice and snow on the ground but no freezing rain to coat antenna.
A few more inches of snow tonight.
11 degrees now going down to 3 degrees tonight.
Perfect kayak weather - in Florida maybe.
 
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Ice on Ants

dekle@...
 

If birds are on your wire, be sure to measure the beak-to-beak-voltage.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: WX

AG1P Ron
 

It’s 50 degrees and showers here on Oregon coast with 20-25 mph sustained, 45 mph gusts.  The sand is blowing so bad I’m beginning to believe I’m Lawrence of Arabia.  However would not trade it for low temps, ice and snow. My stealth ant is truly stealth – two hours ago a big gust took it away. Probably in Seattle by now.

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2014 5:24 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WX

 

 

Looks like a lot of ice in Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri. Everyone ok?
Are your antennas still up? Hope all is well in the Four State area tonight.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com