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Re: punches

John Lonigro
 

I bought a 1" Greenlee chassis punch back in the early 1960's. I was hoping a 1" size would be large enough for octal sockets, yet small enough for 9-pin sockets. I couldn't afford to buy two, even though they cost less than $5.00 each! In fact, for the price of one punch, I could have filled the gas tank on my car. Gas was going for about 25 cents per gallon at the time!

By the way, I still have that punch, but after looking at what they are selling for, I'm not sure I want to get rid of it yet. Maybe I should insure it instead (hi). Seriously, I actually used it not too long ago; otherwise I might consider letting go of it.

I also use those Harbor Freight step drills and must admit they work fairly well. But a hole made by a punch is hard to beat.

John AA0VE

On 09/11/2014 11:22 AM, 'Jim's Desktop' w0eb@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:

On the Harbor Freight ones, make sure you get the Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated ones, they last MUCH longer. I still have a set from my Electrician days (retired in 2003) that are almost as sharp as they day I got them and they've seen pretty heavy use on steel electrical panels & junction boxes.
Jim - W0EB
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From: "w9qs@comcast.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; "Robert 'RC' Conley" <rc.kc5wa@gmail.com <mailto:rc.kc5wa@gmail.com>>; don@w3fpr.com <mailto:don@w3fpr.com>
Sent: 9/11/2014 11:17:45 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches


I second the Harbor Freight step drills. A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS


------ Original Message ------

*From: *Don Wilhelm w3fpr@embarqmail.com
<mailto:w3fpr@embarqmail.com> [4sqrp]
*To: *4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>,
Robert 'RC' Conley
*Sent: *September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
*Subject: *Re: [4sqrp] punches

Be aware of the actual hole size. The ones I see listed as '3/4
inch' and '1/2 inch' are substantially larger - they are
referred to by the size of electrical conduit. It used to be
that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1
1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems
to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@gmail.com
[4sqrp] wrote:

look here
<http://www.grainger.com/search?searchQuery=green+lee+chassis+punch>

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Peanut Power Sprint approaching - a different kind of QRP event

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

Are you ready for the Peanut Power Sprint?  You have a QRP rig, don't you?
No matter -- there is a QRO category in this one.  Everyone plays!
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Contest%20Corral/Contest%20Corral%201409.pdf

Sponsored by the North Georgia QRP Club (NoGaQrP), this sprint will be held
on Sept. 28, 2013 from 4PM to 6PM EDT (Sept. 28 - 2000z to 2200z).
Full rules are on the NoGaQrP website - nogaqrp.org  

The club is making this one different from most other QRP QSO events.

1. It is open to all amateurs at any power level. This is to attract some
new folks to QRP while running their comfortable power - QRO (<100 watts pls)
All are welcome and there is a  QRO category. This is a FUN event. Not cut-throat!

2. It is a short sprint lasting only two hours; not tying up the entire
afternoon. Although brief, run reasonable CW speeds for all to copy.

3. It starts late in the day (right after close of TX QSO party!) which will
mean those on the west coast will begin at 1PM PDT, later than most contests.

4. There are categories for all situations - the prestigious category is
the Peanut Power category - 1w CW or less, 2W PEP SSB or less -
operating from the field! This is the GOOBER CLASS!  SOTA anyone?

5. Plaques will be awarded for each of 5 category winners (minimum 3 entries).
See 2013 winners: http://www.nogaqrp.org/pickett/2013/PeanutPowerPlaques2013/plaques.php

6. Sprint encourages SSB as well as CW contacts.  The exchange: RS(T),
State/Province/Country(SPC) and your Peanut Number or Power.

7. Multipliers count each band/each mode. Work GA ( or any SPC) on
3 bands and 2 modes each = 6 multiplier.   Puts emphasis on switching
bands and modes during the event.  Check SSB on the quarter hour.
(SPC means State Province Country)

8. This will encourage activity on the 3 permitted bands - 40, 20, and 15M.
There are suggested frequencies for each band/mode. Notice we are
encouraging the now almost dead portion of 40M - 7061 khz and up.

9. Logs are not required - simply a score - however, category winners
may be asked to submit their logs for verification.  Watch website for results.
GEN LOG has a template for the PPSprint.   Just google.  There is also an
online score calculator.  It's all on the website - nogaqrp.org

10. Work stations holding a Peanut Power Number (PPN) for 7 points. Stations
worked who do not hold a PPN (will send their power) yield 3 points. Yes, QRO stations
can request and receive a PPN. You do not declare your category until
you decide to send in your entry.

To request a PPN, send an email to NoGaNuT PeTe at pete@...  Requests
for special numbers are no longer accommodated. See the current list via the website.
Or click here to see the latest list:  http://byjimeny.com/PPN2014.pdf
Include the word PEANUT POWER NUMBER in the title of your request please.

NoGaNuT JiM, W4QO


Re: punches

Jim Sheldon
 

On the Harbor Freight ones, make sure you get the Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated ones, they last MUCH longer.  I still have a set from my Electrician days (retired in 2003) that are almost as sharp as they day I got them and they've seen pretty heavy use on steel electrical panels & junction boxes.
 
Jim - W0EB
 

------ Original Message ------
From: "w9qs@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Robert 'RC' Conley" <rc.kc5wa@...>; don@...
Sent: 9/11/2014 11:17:45 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 


I second the Harbor Freight step drills.  A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS

------ Original Message ------

From: Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@..., Robert 'RC' Conley
Sent: September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 




Re: punches

w9qs@...
 

I second the Harbor Freight step drills.  A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS


------ Original Message ------

From: Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@..., Robert 'RC' Conley
Sent: September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Re: punches

Jim Beard
 

Gary your idea sounds good it’s a pretty unique size.
Not sure if this will come through but I included a 2 page pdf file.
The Octal socket - if yours is like this one requires a 1.172” hole size. The 2nd page shows the standard Greenlee punches and their hole sizes. I believe step drill will be the best.

Jim Beard

On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:33 AM, Gary Ekker gardenerguy8@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Step drill bits worked well for me.  I picked up a 3 bit set from Harbor Freight.  The largest size was just right for octal socket.  I've found many uses for those bits.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 






Re: punches

Charlie Vest
 

As Don and someone else said earlier, you have to be careful on knock out sizes now that tube specific ones are difficult to locate, and expensive.

If you are not going to use it enough to justify the cost, I don't know where you live, but perhaps some ham where you live has one you can borrow. The last time that I looked they certainly were not cheap.

Luckily I have a full set of regular tube ones that I have picked up over the years at hamfests for some really bargain prices.

Charlie, W5COV

On 9/11/2014 9:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 





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Re: punches

Gary KF7WNS
 

Step drill bits worked well for me.  I picked up a 3 bit set from Harbor Freight.  The largest size was just right for octal socket.  I've found many uses for those bits.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 



Re: punches

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


punches

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

 look here
<http://www.grainger.com/search?searchQuery=green+lee+chassis+punch>

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Re: Greenlee Chassis Punch [1 Attachment]

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Phil Anderson aldenmcduffie@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good Morning Sam 09/11/14

It has been years since I ordered punches. I looked in my punch drawer
and found the original receipt, showing where I purchased them. Hope
it is still active for you. If it is let me know too. Here's the data:

The Eastman Company, 263 Shoemaker Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Order Line: 1-800-345-1178
www.eastwoodcompany.com

I had ordered and still use the Whitney Jr hand punch plus
additional round punches.

72, Unc Phil, W0XI

Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:45 AM
 


Hello,

Anyone have a Greenlee punch for octal sockets they may want to part with - or
know where said deice may be found?

73,

Sam Neal N5AF




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Re: Greenlee Chassis Punch

Phil Anderson
 

Good Morning Sam 09/11/14

It has been years since I ordered punches. I looked in my punch drawer
and found the original receipt, showing where I purchased them. Hope
it is still active for you. If it is let me know too. Here's the data:

The Eastman Company, 263 Shoemaker Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Order Line: 1-800-345-1178
www.eastwoodcompany.com

I had ordered and still use the Whitney Jr hand punch plus
additional round punches.

72, Unc Phil, W0XI

Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:45 AM
 


Hello,

Anyone have a Greenlee punch for octal sockets they may want to part with - or
know where said deice may be found?

73,

Sam Neal N5AF




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Re: Brutus Weather

Dale Putnam
 

Oh. I like your forecast much better than mine... 
That will be a great outing!!! I'll be listening for you, too.

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:58:16 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Brutus Weather

 
The weather at Brutus this weekend is looking very very nice.  Clear, Sunny, and no rain in the forecast. 
High Friday 62, low overnight 61
Saturday 68 and 51

It shaping up to be a great one again!

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


Brutus Weather

WA0ITP
 

The weather at Brutus this weekend is looking very very nice.  Clear, Sunny, and no rain in the forecast. 
High Friday 62, low overnight 61
Saturday 68 and 51

It shaping up to be a great one again!

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


Brutus brrr...

Dale Putnam
 

Now.. the forecast is for and inch or two of snow... 
so.. maybe a bit wet near Brutus?

It is calm, foggy, with going to be clear skies but becoming overcast... temp is 37F
and zooming right up to the mid 40s for a high today. Then dropping to the high 20s for tonight.

Gotta get more wood cut.
Have a blast guys... 

the wx might be a bit of a challange.. but it will be  better than the heat. What might be  a bit of a fuss tho...
the Sol spit might get in the way.. but then... near Brutus might be a great place to watch the Northern Lights too!!

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


Re: Greenlee Chassis Punch

Bill Cromwell
 

Be careful about the electrician conduit punches as the size may may not be right. Just double check the size to be sure. A hole punch that is made for an octal socket may be the same size as one labeled for a 'nominal' conduit size. Notice that in the lumber yard your 'standard 2X4 isn't 2" by 4" anymore and hasn't been for a long time. Be sure of the actual size hole the punch is going to make. On the other hand - a slightly undersize punch will give you a hole that can be hand finished with a round (rat tail) file. That's not too painful if you aren't trying to mass produce radios.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 09/11/2014 05:16 AM, Chuck Carpenter w5usj@9plus.net [4sqrp] wrote:

Sam,

Amazon has them for around $50 per each. They call them knockout punches for conduit. You might find an electrician who has a set.

It is not as neat but it might be easier to use a 1 inch hole saw. If you drill against a hard surface and go slow it works reasonably well.


Anyone have a Greenlee punch for octal sockets they may want to part with - or
know where said deice may be found?

73,

Sam Neal N5AF




Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Greenlee Chassis Punch

Chuck Carpenter
 

Sam,

Amazon has them for around $50 per each.  They call them knockout punches for conduit.  You might find an electrician who has a set.

It is not as neat but it might be easier to use a 1 inch hole saw.  If you drill against a hard surface and go slow it works reasonably well.


Anyone have a Greenlee punch for octal sockets they may want to part with - or
know where said deice may be found?

73,

Sam Neal  N5AF





Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Greenlee Chassis Punch

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

Anyone have a Greenlee punch for octal sockets they may want to part with - or
know where said deice may be found?

73,

Sam Neal N5AF


Re: Tonight's 40m Nets

w2sh@...
 

Here's how y'all sounded in NJ:

Early Net
KCØPMH  559/569
KV6Z         569/579
WA9PWP  569/589
N5AF         569/579
NØTU        559/579
KU4GW     569/589
N7NET      229
ACØBQ     559/579

Late Net
KCØPMH  569/579
WA9PWP  559/579
KK5IB       579
KV6Z        579
N7NET     229
WAØITP   339

There was less QSB for the second round with most sigs a trifle better, but the skip had changed a bit and Paul's sig suffered somewhat.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 




To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:10:31 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonight's 40m Nets

 

Well didn't we have a grand evening, what great signals from all who checked in, even the wean ones got through to my ageing ears , well done all. Not only that but two newcomers to the 40m nets to welcome, Mike and Scott. Great to have you along, please try and make it a regular occurrence.

Early Net:







KV6Z
Bill
OK




WA9PWP
Paul
WI




W2SH
Chas
NJ Great signals from NJ tonight Chas
N5AF
Sam
TX




N0TU
Mike
KS Welcome aboard Mike, hope to hear you again.
KU4GW
Cliff
NC




N7NET
Scott
TX Welcome aboard Scott, hope to hear you again.
AC0BQ
Johnny
KS




Late Net:








WA9PWP
Paul
WI




W2SH
Chas
NJ




KK5IB
Darryl
AR




KV6Z
Bill
OK




N7NET
Scott
TX




WA0ITP
Terry
IA




​As you can see a grand evening on the nets, Terry you are #1400 in my log (that's recorded QSO's) and with my limited air time that's actually quite a milestone. Thanks again all, it was great!
72/3 es 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
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God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
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SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA
AE5ZZ Jim, Little Rock, AR.
KC0IFQ Dennis, Augusta, KS.
Good band, low noise,tnx fer checkins.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS NCS


Re: 80M Cw Net Checkins [1 Attachment]

w2sh@...
 

I listened very carefully, but didn't hear a peep from any of the five participants.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...; psmith61@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:46:34 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M Cw Net Checkins [1 Attachment]

 
Yes you did, and vy glad to hear you tonight.  Not too much noise here tonight, but lots of deep QSB.  Also especially pleased to hear Mike, N0TU tonight.  Signals were weak and up and down but we managed.  Many thnks to Paul, Mike, Johnny, and Paul.  Glad you were there tonight.  Hope to see many Four Staters at Brutus this weekend.




72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


On 9/10/2014 8:22 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I could hear you Terry, I think I got checked in. Man there was a ton of noise on the band. Cul

de Paul N0NBD




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