Date   

Re: Pig Rig

Steve Sellmeyer <ssellmeyer@...>
 

Funny you should mention your birthday Scotty. Mine was on the 1st and I ordered one too. Age 65 and the magnifying glass now has a full time job on the bench !
 
Happy Birthday "Young Man"
 
Steve/WB0QQT


Pig Rig arrival

Frank Murphy
 


Pig Rig # 173 has arrived in his new pen.  
Now I need to figure out how to build him.  This is a great problem to have!

Frank


K8IQY PVXO and Other Crystal Measuring Info

Jim Kortge
 

All,

I've had several inquiries about the PVXO that I designed many moons ago to measure crystal parameters, so that they could be used in crystal filters. That project, along with the Crystal Drive Circuit, are located on my web site. Here is the URL:

http://k8iqy.com/testequipment/pvxo/pvxopage.htm

The NJ QRP group at one time offered a PVXO kit, but those sold out a long time ago. But, if you ask on QRP-L, someone might have a kit they didn't build, or a completed kit they would sell. We never kitted the Crystal Drive Circuit, as it took way longer than anyone expected to sell the 100 PVXO kits. We decided not to another "limited popularity" kit. :-)

The paper that I presented at Atlanticon is also available for download at the above URL.

Have fun.......

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: Wed. night PSK checkins

kb4qqj
 

I'm doing the research now Terry,
Any suggestions will be welcomed. I can of course use the software that comes with the KX3. It works great for idle chats and simple qso's but if I decide to get into a contest I'll need something else. I'm presently looking at FLdigi and N1MM.  Any suggestions?
 

In a message dated 3/7/2013 2:45:27 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 



Ga Randy,
 
Just wondering.  what program are you going to use when you go to computer control?

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wed. night PSK checkins

Tnx Randy for your patience, it was a little hectic for a while last night but I survived. Dick

From: "KB4QQJ@..." <KB4QQJ@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Wed. night PSK checkins
 
Well it was tough on dick as NC but at least he got my call sign.....whew!
Had a nice signal on Dick but couldn't hear any of the others so I was shy about transmitting.
The PSK via the paddle feature on the KX3 worked but not something I would want to do a regular basis. Even sending 35+ wpm it is slow. Now it's on to the keyboard and trying for a sweep of all the 4sQRP nets.
 
I forgot to give my name Dick, I get it right next time. Thanks for the patience.
 
73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
 
In a message dated 3/6/2013 10:40:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, n0tgr@... writes:
 
Wed. night  PSK  checkins:
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS
K6QKL  Chuck, Fairview Hts, IL
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton, MO
KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa.
KB4QQJ  Rowlan, Burlington, NC
Tnx  fer  checkins, good band conditions.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Piggie sustains injury

random.path
 

My little Piggie (145 I think) came earlier this week, and I've been a-building it. Unfortunately, I got a little too much in the spirit, and in ham-handed fashion broke one of the toroids. That was an oinker. Oh well, replacements ordered, and if anyone else needs an FT37-61 toroid, I'll have some extras (minimum order was 25 of them for $7.00).

Chip
AE5KA


RMR net Report

Dale Putnam
 

The Thurs edition of the Rocky Mountain Regional net met today, with an
outstanding number of checkins:

W3HZZ Phil - Ga
K0DTJ Brian - Ca
NS7E Art - Mn
WE9F Woody - IL
KA4RUR Fred - Mo
W2SH Chas - NJ
WA0ITP Terry - IA
KO1U Mark - Me
AF9W Bob - Az
NE5DL Dave - Tx
AD7BP Bob - Wa
AL7V Sam - AK
NO0N Barney - Mo

This is great!! What a super bunch of cw ops. All with good fists, at various speeds... and that is testing my ability to get to the speed to match at the right speed. Hope I got close. Sorry if I missed anyone.
You've might noticed that I called the net a bit early today, and it ran longer than usual. And later is ok with me, and starting a bit earlier is ok too.. in order to have enough room to check everyone in, and each have enough time to send at least a couple of transmissions. The more practice we get.. the better we are. Right?
The other neat thing that happened today.. is even with a temp antenna here, and an endfed long wire there... we had a check in from Alaska. He was being polite and waited until the checkin call left a bit of space. The QSB was tuff on Sam... but at least we got him.
So, until next Tuesday, have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm... even tho there was an 85 reported today, most temps were in the 40s and 50s.


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


Re: Pout pout snif snif

Jeremy Utley
 

That's surprising, Paul!  #164 arrived here in Iola today.   Probably won't get around to building it for a couple of weeks tho!  Hopefully you'll get yours tomorrow!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 3/7/2013 5:54 PM, PaulS wrote:
 

Pig rig number 158 was not in the mail t okay but I am not surprised . It has to cross the owl creek bottom, the scatter creek bottom and the neosho river bottom and usually done by MULE.... Hi hi maybe tomorrow....



Pout pout snif snif

Paul Smith
 

Pig rig number 158 was not in the mail t okay but I am not surprised . It has to cross the owl creek bottom, the scatter creek bottom and the neosho river bottom and usually done by MULE.... Hi hi maybe tomorrow....


Re: Stonecastle Room Upgrade

Timothy-Allen Albertson <kd0oia@...>
 

this is when one needs one's own emergency vehicle with sleeping
room
--
72/73 TIM ALBERTSON KDOIA (ex KG6IRH)

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

OzarkCon attendees:

I just received a note that the Stonecastle has lowered it's rate for their
Jacuzzi rooms and Executive Suites. The price for a Jacuzzi room is now $95, and
the price for an Executive suite is $115. These are ~$25 reductions from the
earlier price. Thought you might want to know in case you'd like to upgrade.

Usual disclaimers...

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

__


Re: RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

Dale Putnam
 

YEP!! I heard you... sure did.. but my antenna is almost on the ground.. the wind is just having a blast with me.
all the antenna i have is a full wave on 160...
But you were there.. I copied you... the qsb would take u plumb out, but I could hear you part of the time..
Are you and Dale still doing the 10a MT Qsos?

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: zut1369@...
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:08:57 -0800
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

 
You were s1 to s3 most of the time, but I think you heard me!

Sam, AL7V



From: Dale Putnam
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; "qrp-l@..."
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:29 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

 
Y'all come, y'er? We'll be looking for favorite recipes,
Pot Roast is already taken,
 
How about the race to the warm?
Spring is coming.... somewhere......
 
Check in with your very own cw....
and see how many other stations you can copy too....
 
Swap numbers with other checkins.....
 
Let's have fun,

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
NAQCC - 272 and more
 
 





Re: RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

Sam Binkley <zut1369@...>
 

You were s1 to s3 most of the time, but I think you heard me!

Sam, AL7V



From: Dale Putnam
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; "qrp-l@..."
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:29 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

 
Y'all come, y'er? We'll be looking for favorite recipes,
Pot Roast is already taken,
 
How about the race to the warm?
Spring is coming.... somewhere......
 
Check in with your very own cw....
and see how many other stations you can copy too....
 
Swap numbers with other checkins.....
 
Let's have fun,

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
NAQCC - 272 and more
 
 




Re: To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

IF your going to be a real piggie, you must learn to wollow in it.

Otherwise, you may as well reserve a room in the chicken coop.

I never heard of having too many rigs.. :)

Jerry N0JRN


----- "Mike-WE0H" <we0h.mike@...> wrote:

OK guys,
Big dilemma here. Should I buy a Pig Rig kit or not? Here's why I
question the purchase, I have a FT-817ND here. Why do I need another
rig? I got the bucks but I chicken out when it comes to spending
those
bucks :( Help me fellow piggies :)
--
Mike-WE0H


Re: To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

Charlie Vest
 

Never hurts to have a good quality backup rig , that can be also battery powered , like the 817 , and the price is right .
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

OK guys,
Big dilemma here. Should I buy a Pig Rig kit or not? Here's why I question the purchase, I have a FT-817ND here. Why do I need another rig? I got the bucks but I chicken out when it comes to spending those bucks :( Help me fellow piggies :)
--
Mike-WE0H


Re: To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

WA0ITP
 

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike-WE0H
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 4:18 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

OK guys,
Big dilemma here. Should I buy a Pig Rig kit or not? Here's why I question the purchase, I have a FT-817ND here. Why do I need another rig? I got the bucks but I chicken out when it comes to spending those bucks :( Help me fellow piggies :)
--
Mike-WE0H


Re: RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Hello,

no chance. There were sometimes CW-signals coming out of the noise here in JN48MM, but no chance copying a call. Sorry, but I know that you were having fun.

Cheers
Hajo

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


On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:
Yes, abt 20 minutes not abt 40.  Going to get started telling time soon!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)





------------------------------------

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

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4sqrp/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4sqrp/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    4sqrp-digest@...
    4sqrp-fullfeatured@...

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    4sqrp-unsubscribe@...

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/



Re: To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

Gary <countyhunterw4gns@...>
 

Buy the PigRig as a backup, incase the 817 fails. Try running that by your wife.
Gary-W4GNS
 
 
 
 

OK guys,
Big dilemma here. Should I buy a Pig Rig kit or not? Here's why I question the purchase, I have a FT-817ND here. Why do I need another rig? I got the bucks but I chicken out when it comes to spending those bucks :( Help me fellow piggies :)
--
Mike-WE0H


To order a Pig Rig or not to order???

Mike-WE0H
 

OK guys,
Big dilemma here. Should I buy a Pig Rig kit or not? Here's why I question the purchase, I have a FT-817ND here. Why do I need another rig? I got the bucks but I chicken out when it comes to spending those bucks :( Help me fellow piggies :)
-- 
Mike-WE0H


Re: RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

W0IIT
 

Yes, abt 20 minutes not abt 40. Going to get started telling time soon!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Stonecastle Room Upgrade

WA0ITP
 

OzarkCon attendees:

I just received a note that the Stonecastle has lowered it's rate for their
Jacuzzi rooms and Executive Suites. The price for a Jacuzzi room is now $95, and
the price for an Executive suite is $115. These are ~$25 reductions from the
earlier price. Thought you might want to know in case you'd like to upgrade.

Usual disclaimers...

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


Re: RMR net today 2200z 14.0625

W0IIT
 

Yes, in approximately 40 minutes!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)