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Re: Headed to lake

Jeff Davis <stuckbit@...>
 

Congrats on your retirement!

73 de Jeff KE9V

On Jul 1, 2014 1:18 PM, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

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Re: Headed to lake

Walter - K5EST
 

Congratulations Paul,  savor the fun!!!!!

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Re: Headed to lake

David Wilcox
 

I just turned in my official notification.  Will be retired June 30, 2015.  QRP fun, here I come.  Getting my "go kit" ready.

Dave K8WPE

On Jul 1, 2014, at 11:35 PM, "Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Congrats, Paul.

If I have my way, I'll be retired at the end of 2023 or so.

Enjoy!

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Headed to lake

W5HEH AJ
 

Paul,  A hardy Congrats on Retirement, i agree with the quote about being busy, since i retired , learned how to raise chickens, for meat and eggs, how to raise Dairy Cows, make cheese,milk them, with organic methods, Organic Gardening methods, Alternative power , and Re Ticketed for Ham Radio ! + more , House repairs ++ hihi. Enjoy all and never get old , AJ W5heh


Re: Headed to lake

 

Congrats, Paul.

If I have my way, I'll be retired at the end of 2023 or so.

Enjoy!

72, Nate

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: Is this cool or what?

dekle@...
 

I vote for 'very cool'.


Re: Pretty Much Stumped!

Dale Putnam
 

Are you connecting directly? Or thru a tuner?
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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:32:06 -0700
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Subject: [4sqrp] Pretty Much Stumped!

 

I have a NS-40 transmitter that puts out a very nice 4.5 watt cw signal into my dummy load, but when I connect it to my antenna(either a vertical or dipole), it creates a 5.5 SWR.  All of my other transceivers/transmitters operate into these antennas at about 1.3 to 1.5 SWR. 


I cannot get the SWR down even with a tuner. 


Any ideas?  Are there things about Class E PA's I don't understand? 


Mike  N0MPM


Pretty Much Stumped!

n0mpm
 

I have a NS-40 transmitter that puts out a very nice 4.5 watt cw signal into my dummy load, but when I connect it to my antenna(either a vertical or dipole), it creates a 5.5 SWR.  All of my other transceivers/transmitters operate into these antennas at about 1.3 to 1.5 SWR. 


I cannot get the SWR down even with a tuner. 


Any ideas?  Are there things about Class E PA's I don't understand? 


Mike  N0MPM


Re: Is this cool or what?

WA0ITP
 

GE Bruce,

Yes, very cool indeed.  What an awesome K4VIZ coincidence, small world isn't it.   Happy to hear that you are enjoying the Cyclone.  I always enjoy working both you and Bill on the air.

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On 7/1/2014 8:35 PM, Bruce Winkelman bdwink@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I spent a very enjoyable time visiting Bill KV6Z and his wife, Ursula, 
at his home near Claremore, OK earlier today. His new KX3 is such a joy 
to look at and drool over! I took ol' #52 Cyclone 40 along for him to 
see and to use his equipment to measure the output of the Cyclone. We 
fired 'er up and let 'er sit for a few minutes to stabilize and 
monitored 7040 while chatting about QRP operation. While chatting, a 
nice CQ came up, solid 599. It was K4VIZ of Vizkey fame and what did I 
have with me to operate ol'#52? The Vizkey horizontal bug I purchased 
just before Tom retired the Vizkey business!!! So when the brief shock 
wore off, I replied, he gave me a 579 and we had a nice little chat. He 
was using one of his vertical bugs. Now how cool is that??

Ol' #52 puts out 4.6 watts with a 12V 16Ah battery I bought from W0EB at 
the Big Brutus Bash last fall and 5.6 watts when powered by Bill's 13.8V 
power supply on his desk. It's a great rig...I used it on Saturday 
evening for a couple of hours during Field Day on the patio running off 
the 16Ah battery, made 22 QSOs in 15 sections as 1B Battery. The Cyclone 
really held up well with all the FD signals.

Another tip of the hat to Ed WG5F for assembling ol' #52 and doing some 
of the enhancements and mods since it was first built...it works like a 
champ! And a big thank you to Bill and Ursula for a wonderful lunch and 
conversation at the table.

Is this QRP stuff cool or what?

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


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Is this cool or what?

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

I spent a very enjoyable time visiting Bill KV6Z and his wife, Ursula, at his home near Claremore, OK earlier today. His new KX3 is such a joy to look at and drool over! I took ol' #52 Cyclone 40 along for him to see and to use his equipment to measure the output of the Cyclone. We fired 'er up and let 'er sit for a few minutes to stabilize and monitored 7040 while chatting about QRP operation. While chatting, a nice CQ came up, solid 599. It was K4VIZ of Vizkey fame and what did I have with me to operate ol'#52? The Vizkey horizontal bug I purchased just before Tom retired the Vizkey business!!! So when the brief shock wore off, I replied, he gave me a 579 and we had a nice little chat. He was using one of his vertical bugs. Now how cool is that??

Ol' #52 puts out 4.6 watts with a 12V 16Ah battery I bought from W0EB at the Big Brutus Bash last fall and 5.6 watts when powered by Bill's 13.8V power supply on his desk. It's a great rig...I used it on Saturday evening for a couple of hours during Field Day on the patio running off the 16Ah battery, made 22 QSOs in 15 sections as 1B Battery. The Cyclone really held up well with all the FD signals.

Another tip of the hat to Ed WG5F for assembling ol' #52 and doing some of the enhancements and mods since it was first built...it works like a champ! And a big thank you to Bill and Ursula for a wonderful lunch and conversation at the table.

Is this QRP stuff cool or what?

72/73,
Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: Headed to lake

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Another QRP group with no one "in charge" is the Knightlights (http://knightlites.org).
If you say you are a member, you are!  No dues, no officers.  There are members worldwide, but there is a 'cluster' in the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina that gathers at the RTP Golden Corral the 3rd Thursday of each month for a QRPigout.

Consider joining in the fun.  There is a Round Table for the Knights Sunday evenings at 9PM Eastern on 3574 kHz.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 7/1/2014 5:48 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I can see the beginnings of a very informal, but extremely fun, ..... LAKEFEST... on most convenient weekend near the Fourth of July... 
all talk, eat, fish, play radio, talk.. BBQ, play radio, eat s'mores, talk... ... .... 

yep.. that would be fun... no one "in charge" or ... organizing.. just pile in and have some fun.



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



Re: Headed to lake

Dale Putnam
 

I can see the beginnings of a very informal, but extremely fun, ..... LAKEFEST... on most convenient weekend near the Fourth of July... 
all talk, eat, fish, play radio, talk.. BBQ, play radio, eat s'mores, talk... ... .... 

yep.. that would be fun... no one "in charge" or ... organizing.. just pile in and have some fun.



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


Re: Headed to lake

Paul Smith
 

Hello Charlie stop on in if you get there. We will be at site number 48 mound valley side. The coffee pot will be on and or some ice tea.....

de Paul N0NBD

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On Jul 1, 2014, at 4:25 PM, "'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

If I get a whim to take a short drive or maybe if it isn't too hot or raining, I might just stop by there myself and do a little fishing. It is about a 25 minute drive.

Was up there about a month ago to metal detect on the beach before it opened and literally had to wait 10 to 15 minutes for all of the deer to clear the access road to the beach.

Like someone else said, once you retire, you will wonder how you ever found time to work a regular job :)

ENJOY !!

Charlie, W5COV

On 7/1/2014 4:07 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Have fun 

Will have a listen for you 
72
Johnny 

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

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Re: Headed to lake

Charlie Vest
 

If I get a whim to take a short drive or maybe if it isn't too hot or raining, I might just stop by there myself and do a little fishing. It is about a 25 minute drive.

Was up there about a month ago to metal detect on the beach before it opened and literally had to wait 10 to 15 minutes for all of the deer to clear the access road to the beach.

Like someone else said, once you retire, you will wonder how you ever found time to work a regular job :)

ENJOY !!

Charlie, W5COV

On 7/1/2014 4:07 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Have fun 

Will have a listen for you 
72
Johnny 

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

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Re: Headed to lake

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Have fun 
Will have a listen for you 
72
Johnny 


On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Headed to lake

keith ford
 

Enjoy!

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On Jul 1, 2014, at 12:18, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: Headed to lake

Ray Cadmus
 

Enjoy your retirement.  Before too long you will be wondering how and when did you have time to work.

Enjoy,

ray    W0PFO

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On 07/01/2014 12:18 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.



Re: Headed to lake

Julio Jimenez
 

Congratulations Paul!!!!  Have fun at the lake.

72 ES GUD DX
Julio

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On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad



Headed to lake

Paul Smith
 

I retired yesterday at 4 pm and will leave home tomorrow for a week at Big Hill lake Cherryvale,Ks. I have my ATS, end fed wire tuner and crappie pole packed and will try to be on or around the watering holes.
Should be a blast the weather is supposed to cool off but this is Kansas so we will see.

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: 80/40 Antenna Help

Jim
 

Thanks Rick,
I like your illustrations better than what I found from my Google search which was from ARRL's Low Power Communication book. Do not know which edition it was from. Thanks again. Jim, NV9X