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Re: mailbox contents

Walter - K5EST
 

I have s/n 153 coming.....but in this snow, doubt a wee piggy rig can fly:-(

So guess it's pork roast for tonight!

73....Walter . K5EST


Re: Clipperton QRP

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

���� If you can possibly find the stations he is working and tail end them before he moves on it works ok.� But I listened for a while on 15 meters and there were so many I couldn't find the calling station.

�������

72

Barney


On 3/5/2013 2:02 PM, Dave Richards wrote:
�

Yes - isn't it great how fast that online log is updated? I love it!� I'm not terribly experienced at the art of listening and determining where a DX station is listening.� Two of the times I worked 'em was during a lull in the activity when I think they were tuning around and found me. Sometimes if you sit on their frequency for a long time, one of two things will happen - they'll either go QRT on that band and you've lost your chance (for a while anyway), or almost by magic, the calling stations will drift away and even if you're doing something else with the radio playing in the background, you'll notice the DX calling CQ, and a relative lack of replies. That's a great time to strike! Sometimes if there is a lull, they'll QSY if you don't act fast enough.
�
To the relatively unskilled op like myself, it can be a bit tiring and time consuming, but that moment when you hear your call being sent back to you from that little island out in the North Pacific is like magic.
�
Great stuff!
�
Dave
AA7EE
�
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Clipperton QRP

�

I got them at 4 AM this morning (they finally stopped calling for EU stations), and he heard me on 30 M with two calls using 5W. �It's amazing how fast you show up in their online log!


(No, I wasn't sitting up all night waiting for them - just happened to wake up and check. :-) )

73,
Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City, OK

On Mar 5, 2013, at 1:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

�

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com




mailbox contents

davemrtn
 

Much to my surprise and delight, when I opened my mailbox this evening I found a pig-in-a-box (as cold & windy as it is here, it probably should have been a pig in a blanket). I had placed my order on 3/1. What can I say, this piggy must have flown here !

Anyway, I received _s/n 152_..... should be an easy # to remember.........

Flying "Pig Rig"..... Cessna 152 !!!!!

--
*David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas*
Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.


Re: Pig Rig crystals

Bill Cromwell
 

On Tue, 2013-03-05 at 11:37 -0500, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:
Might the faint splatter be the oink or squeak of a fresh born
piggie?
Waiting on #154.
73 de Lee
KM4YY

Oh Gosh Lee,

That wasn't ANY CW transmitter. That was unmistakable spurious trash
from a "wound up too tight" QRO phone transmitter. I'm betting that
ham's closer neighbors in the phone band just love him (her?). Actually
there is some SSB operation closeby and even in the 7100 to 7125 slice
of 40 meters sometimes.

73,

Bill KU8H

Proud owner of the 40 meter band


Re: PigRigs

Charlie Vest
 

My answer is no . I don't expect mine for a while since I just ordered it this past Sunday .
 
I was however curious if someone is keeping track of how many group members there are that are getting one . Mine is Serial Number 172 .
 
Best 73 ,
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

I bought mine (#157) on March 1.  Got an acknowledgement that said it had been shipped first class, but no tracking info.  Has anybody bought a higher serial number and already has the kit in hand?
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 3/5/2013 2:09 PM, bobstep wrote:
 

Please add me to the list. I have my Pig Rig but have not started construction yet.

Bob Stephens
AF9W

--- In 4sqrp@..., "WA0ITP" wrote:
>
> Right on Jerry.
>
> If the Group is interested, I'll organize a group purchase of 7122 crystals. They will probably cost between $1 and $2 each. I'll take the bulk delivery and mail your 4 xtals to you. The postage will be on my nickel.
>
> If at least 10 members sign up, I'll go ahead and place the order. Wanna do it?
>
> FYI Diz only has 60 PigRigs left.
>
> btw usual disclaimers apply both on the crystals and the rigs.
>
> ----------------------------------
> I love this radio stuff !
> 72 WAØITP
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
> www.qrpspots.com
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jerry Haigwood
> To: 4sqrp@...
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 1:11 PM
> Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> I believe it was Diz’s intent to use the Pig Rig for clubs, nets, etc. Each club (such as 4sqrp) could have their very own frequency setup. That way, the club members could stay in contact with one another. It is not necessary to stick with 7030.7KHz but rather the club could pick a different frequency. Once the club had picked a frequency then the club would buy the required crystals from whomever they like to put their pig rigs on that frequency. The radio was never intended to be a general purpose 40 meter radio but was intended for single frequency use by clubs or nets. I remember when I was about 16 years old, the one of the local AM radio stations was giving away am radios as a promotion. Of course, the radios only received the single am station that was giving them away! They had a single knob â€" on/off and volume.
>
> Jerry W5JH
>
> "building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bill Cromwell
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:16 AM
> To: 4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
> Cc: Charles Moizeau
> Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, 2013-03-03 at 05:50 -0600, John R. Lonigro wrote:
> >
> > Charles:
> >
> > The unique feature of the Pigrig is the narrow crystal filter is also
> > tuned to 7.031 MHz. The entire rig is designed around that frequency.
> > Diz was able to do that because it is a single frequency rig. That's
> > why, for example, you can't easily modify it to use the SAVXO.
> >
> > 72,
> > John AA0VE
>
> Hi,
>
> To be crystal clear (pun intended) the crystal filter is in the front
> end of the receiver and NOT at some IF or "shifted frequency". A VXO
> won't help much. It sounds like a lot of fun. But it's not my cup of tea
> being so restricted, either. Unless..I have some *other* radios I can
> use when the Pig Rig frequency is in use. Like the radios that surround
> me when I'm typing emails (evil grin).
>
> 73,
>
> Bill KU8H
>



Re: Yahoo! Groups reflector owner/moderator change

Mike-WE0H
 

Take care Don. Thanks for a awesome Group ;)

Mike
WE0H


PigRigs

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

I bought mine (#157) on March 1.  Got an acknowledgement that said it had been shipped first class, but no tracking info.  Has anybody bought a higher serial number and already has the kit in hand?
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 3/5/2013 2:09 PM, bobstep wrote:
 

Please add me to the list. I have my Pig Rig but have not started construction yet.

Bob Stephens
AF9W

--- In 4sqrp@..., "WA0ITP" wrote:
>
> Right on Jerry.
>
> If the Group is interested, I'll organize a group purchase of 7122 crystals. They will probably cost between $1 and $2 each. I'll take the bulk delivery and mail your 4 xtals to you. The postage will be on my nickel.
>
> If at least 10 members sign up, I'll go ahead and place the order. Wanna do it?
>
> FYI Diz only has 60 PigRigs left.
>
> btw usual disclaimers apply both on the crystals and the rigs.
>
> ----------------------------------
> I love this radio stuff !
> 72 WAØITP
> www.wa0itp.com
> www.4sqrp.com
> www.qrpspots.com
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jerry Haigwood
> To: 4sqrp@...
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 1:11 PM
> Subject: RE: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> I believe it was Diz’s intent to use the Pig Rig for clubs, nets, etc. Each club (such as 4sqrp) could have their very own frequency setup. That way, the club members could stay in contact with one another. It is not necessary to stick with 7030.7KHz but rather the club could pick a different frequency. Once the club had picked a frequency then the club would buy the required crystals from whomever they like to put their pig rigs on that frequency. The radio was never intended to be a general purpose 40 meter radio but was intended for single frequency use by clubs or nets. I remember when I was about 16 years old, the one of the local AM radio stations was giving away am radios as a promotion. Of course, the radios only received the single am station that was giving them away! They had a single knob â€" on/off and volume.
>
> Jerry W5JH
>
> "building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Bill Cromwell
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:16 AM
> To: 4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
> Cc: Charles Moizeau
> Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 4S QRP Watering Holes!
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, 2013-03-03 at 05:50 -0600, John R. Lonigro wrote:
> >
> > Charles:
> >
> > The unique feature of the Pigrig is the narrow crystal filter is also
> > tuned to 7.031 MHz. The entire rig is designed around that frequency.
> > Diz was able to do that because it is a single frequency rig. That's
> > why, for example, you can't easily modify it to use the SAVXO.
> >
> > 72,
> > John AA0VE
>
> Hi,
>
> To be crystal clear (pun intended) the crystal filter is in the front
> end of the receiver and NOT at some IF or "shifted frequency". A VXO
> won't help much. It sounds like a lot of fun. But it's not my cup of tea
> being so restricted, either. Unless..I have some *other* radios I can
> use when the Pig Rig frequency is in use. Like the radios that surround
> me when I'm typing emails (evil grin).
>
> 73,
>
> Bill KU8H
>



Re: Yahoo! Groups reflector owner/moderator change

Woody Hester
 

For what it's worth coming from one little old 4SQRPer (living in the fifth state of Illinois), a huge thanks to Tim and Gary for taking this on.  I love this list, this group & am grateful to all the volunteers who help make all of this so much fun! / Woody / WD9F


Piggy audio

George H. Gates
 

Mni of the Qrp rigs I build I need to add a audio amp. I am hard of hearing. But the piggy is very loud! i am not a paid advertising agent for Diz. I just love yhis lil oinker. 72 Geo/W2BPI


Re: Yahoo! Groups reflector owner/moderator change

davemrtn
 


Re: Clipperton QRP

davidgeorgerichards
 

Yes - isn't it great how fast that online log is updated? I love it!  I'm not terribly experienced at the art of listening and determining where a DX station is listening.  Two of the times I worked 'em was during a lull in the activity when I think they were tuning around and found me. Sometimes if you sit on their frequency for a long time, one of two things will happen - they'll either go QRT on that band and you've lost your chance (for a while anyway), or almost by magic, the calling stations will drift away and even if you're doing something else with the radio playing in the background, you'll notice the DX calling CQ, and a relative lack of replies. That's a great time to strike! Sometimes if there is a lull, they'll QSY if you don't act fast enough.
 
To the relatively unskilled op like myself, it can be a bit tiring and time consuming, but that moment when you hear your call being sent back to you from that little island out in the North Pacific is like magic.
 
Great stuff!
 
Dave
AA7EE
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Clipperton QRP

 

I got them at 4 AM this morning (they finally stopped calling for EU stations), and he heard me on 30 M with two calls using 5W.  It's amazing how fast you show up in their online log!


(No, I wasn't sitting up all night waiting for them - just happened to wake up and check. :-) )

73,
Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City, OK

On Mar 5, 2013, at 1:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



Re: Piggy plus audio filter

WA0ITP
 

Hi George,

I can recommend our EZKeyer memory keyer as easy and intuitive to use.
http://www.4sqrp.com/EzKeyer.php

How many qso's did you have on your prigrig yesterday? I heard you on all day
long.
---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "GeorgeG" <w2bpi1@aol.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:55 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Piggy plus audio filter


|I am using a little tuneable audio filter from hamshop.cz. Neat thing is when a
station calls me a little off freq. I can just peak his sig with the filter. Not
as good as RIT but better than nothing. Now to build it in. I am also using a
external PicoKeyer. It has memory and can auto send CQ. Yep I am lazy. Guess
I'll get another one to build in. Oh the fun we have! Geo/W2BPI
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Piggy plus audio filter

George H. Gates
 

I am using a little tuneable audio filter from hamshop.cz. Neat thing is when a station calls me a little off freq. I can just peak his sig with the filter. Not as good as RIT but better than nothing. Now to build it in. I am also using a external PicoKeyer. It has memory and can auto send CQ. Yep I am lazy. Guess I'll get another one to build in. Oh the fun we have! Geo/W2BPI


Re: Clipperton QRP

davidgeorgerichards
 

Congratulations Terry!
 
I've gotten 'em on 80, 20 and 12 so far - all with 5W. The 80M Q was particularly gratifying, as my antenna is a 66 foot dipole fed in the middle with 300 ohm line.
 
Missed the map confirmation for the first 2, but did grab it for the most recent one. Some of those ops have been churning out the Q's at 30wpm consistently. They are indeed good ops!
 
Dave
AA7EE
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:39 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Clipperton QRP

 

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: Clipperton QRP

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

I got them at 4 AM this morning (they finally stopped calling for EU stations), and he heard me on 30 M with two calls using 5W.  It's amazing how fast you show up in their online log!

(No, I wasn't sitting up all night waiting for them - just happened to wake up and check. :-) )

73,
Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City, OK
 

On Mar 5, 2013, at 1:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



Re: Clipperton QRP

Wayne Dillon
 

sweet!


On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com




--
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 #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Clipperton QRP

WA0ITP
 

Just nailed TX5K on 14033

They have excellent operators as well as good hearing, give 'em a try. An
outstanding qsl confirmation page is here. http://www.dxa2.org/ I captured the
page when my call appeared. http://www.wa0itp.com/clipperton.pdf

Great fun
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


AE5K

Barney <barneyro@...>
 



     Thank you Don for all the effort that has been put into this reflector.  I have and will continue to enjoy the company of the elite builders.  Those guys can straighten me out when I need electronic and technical help.

72/73

Barney/NO0N


Re: Pig Rig crystal Grounding

cornhusker
 

Terry,
Count me in on a set of rocks too! #156 is on its way

Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



From: WA0ITP ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; Chuck Carpenter ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig crystal Grounding
Sent: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 6:56:15 PM

 

Good suggestion Chuck, tnx much.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Carpenter" w5usj@...>
To: 4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:18 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig crystal Grounding

| Use DIP/SIPP machined pins for sockets then...
|
| ...consider the small end of a paper clip and a short flexible tether.
|
| Did this with the SAVXO crystals for frequency changes and other rigs
| and it worked out well
|
| Not as stable as hard wiring and soldering but does the job nicely
| especially if you want to change frequency/etc.
|
| Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
| EM22cv, Rains Co. TX
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Piggy running

George H. Gates
 

You can hear a live piggy now on 7030.7. &2 Geo/W2BPI