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Re: Looking for ham doing SMT as service

Charlie Vest
 

I "think" that you may be looking for Chris, KB4PBJ .

http://www.smt-solutions.net/2001.html

Charlie, W5COV


On 10/5/2014 12:51 PM, Don AE5K donj@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Quite some time ago, on one of the lists I receive, there was a
gentleman who said he was doing surface mount work and, for a fee, would
do work for hams. I believe he had a "4" in his call, but not sure. I
filed away his info, but have not found it again.

I had a PCB manufactured which needs a small IC mounted. It is in one
of those packages with leadless connections and about 6x6 mm footprint
and with a heatsink/ground pad on bottom. I believe it is beyond my
capability, even with my reflow oven.

Rather than trying to troubleshoot a new circuit design which has the
possibility of my not mounting this part correctly, I'd like to pay
someone to do the mounting for me.

If you are this person, or know of him, please let me know. I tried and
tried searching lists, web, and my notes, but apparently I haven't hit
on the correct search terms yet.

73,
Don AE5K





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Looking for ham doing SMT as service

Don Jackson
 

Quite some time ago, on one of the lists I receive, there was a gentleman who said he was doing surface mount work and, for a fee, would do work for hams. I believe he had a "4" in his call, but not sure. I filed away his info, but have not found it again.

I had a PCB manufactured which needs a small IC mounted. It is in one of those packages with leadless connections and about 6x6 mm footprint and with a heatsink/ground pad on bottom. I believe it is beyond my capability, even with my reflow oven.

Rather than trying to troubleshoot a new circuit design which has the possibility of my not mounting this part correctly, I'd like to pay someone to do the mounting for me.

If you are this person, or know of him, please let me know. I tried and tried searching lists, web, and my notes, but apparently I haven't hit on the correct search terms yet.

73,
Don AE5K


Oz Patrol

David Wilcox
 

Thank Paul,
 
I will try it.  With the scratchy pot I can't control the regeneration.  Hope it works.
 
Dave K8WPE


Back later

Johnny AC0BQ
 

headed to Breakfast 
Be back later.
Thanks for the Qso Wayne.
72
Johnny 


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QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: CQ cq CQ

Paul Smith
 

Johnny, I can hear u but you can't hear me I guess...

de Paul N0NBD



On Oct 5, 2014, at 9:44 AM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I am on the air @7.122 /p frm Eureka Springs AR.

72
Johnny AC0BQ



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QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Ozark Patrol build problem

Paul Smith
 

David,
I am sure someone more learned than I will jump in but I cleared up the scratch in my Regen pot with a 1 mfd cap across the center  and left  tabs on the pot. It made all the difference.... The designer monsters this board and may have more help. Enjoy it I have been listening to mine quite a bit. In the evenings I can usually find CW signals in the 40 meter area of the dial

de Paul N0NBD



On Oct 5, 2014, at 9:41 AM, David Wilcox djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Guys and Gals,
 
I just finished the Ozark Patrol and it went together easily, but can't get consistent regeneration. From the get go the regen pot sounded like an old pot on an old radio that was dirty (scratchy). I have cleaned it twice with CRC contact cleaner and no change. If you don't think that is the problem what else could it be? I haven't checked the voltages yet per the trouble shooting guide ( my batteries are new and measure 9.4 volts ) but this "dirty pot sound" was so obvious. I really hesitate to blame the pot but I can't get an even variable regeneration with what I have.  Any advice?  I could hear a few very weak stations speaking Spanish around 9 mHz.
Second problem. When I plug in a pair of headphones (Walkman style or my good Sony studio head set) I get nothing unless I ground #4 on the jack pin with a jumper. There is a tab (looks like a grounding tab) where the jack is fastened  to the board with no wire attached. I assume that is grounded by pressure to the board and needs no wire.  What are your thoughts?
 
Audio seems down on the speaker.  I questioned the output transformer installation but the "P" side is connected to the board as per instructions.  Anyone found the red tape with the "P" label on it backwards from the factory? 
 
I am using my MFJ G5 RV antenna that is my main shack antenna and a good shack ground.
 
Dave K8WPE


Re: Twin Bridges

yahoomail@...
 

Tom;
Karen's project is going well and will hopefully not carry over to the 11th.  
I think it would be better this coming weekend rather than later.
I'll check with her later today when she gets in from the office and let you know if we can make it!
Sounds like a nice get-a-way!
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


CQ cq CQ

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I am on the air @7.122 /p frm Eureka Springs AR.
72
Johnny AC0BQ



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QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Ozark Patrol build problem

David Wilcox
 

Guys and Gals,
 
I just finished the Ozark Patrol and it went together easily, but can't get consistent regeneration. From the get go the regen pot sounded like an old pot on an old radio that was dirty (scratchy). I have cleaned it twice with CRC contact cleaner and no change. If you don't think that is the problem what else could it be? I haven't checked the voltages yet per the trouble shooting guide ( my batteries are new and measure 9.4 volts ) but this "dirty pot sound" was so obvious. I really hesitate to blame the pot but I can't get an even variable regeneration with what I have.  Any advice?  I could hear a few very weak stations speaking Spanish around 9 mHz.
Second problem. When I plug in a pair of headphones (Walkman style or my good Sony studio head set) I get nothing unless I ground #4 on the jack pin with a jumper. There is a tab (looks like a grounding tab) where the jack is fastened  to the board with no wire attached. I assume that is grounded by pressure to the board and needs no wire.  What are your thoughts?
 
Audio seems down on the speaker.  I questioned the output transformer installation but the "P" side is connected to the board as per instructions.  Anyone found the red tape with the "P" label on it backwards from the factory? 
 
I am using my MFJ G5 RV antenna that is my main shack antenna and a good shack ground.
 
Dave K8WPE


4x4

John Lonigro
 

I looked at the 3 (yes, three) 4x4 submittals and am hoping a few more send in their scores. Please do so by Tuesday night, so I can get them all tabulated and reported later this week.

72,

John, AA0VE
Contest Coordinator


Twin Bridges

Tom Sevart
 

I know it's kind of short notice, but what about next weekend the 11th & 12th for a radio campout? Other than that the other two weekends of the 18-19th or 25th-26th would probably be good for me. It would be nice to get one more campout in this year before having to winterize the camper.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: 4x4 Sprint

kb4qqj
 

I got a late start returning from the seafood festival but managed about 5 or 6 contacts. I never heard you Terry. I also noticed (via RBN) we were on the same frequency at the same time calling! That is a good sign propagation wasn't good between us!! heh heh
I'll have to download the new spread sheet when I return home.
Always fun and looking forward now to the SSS.

Randy_KB4QQJ/p New Bern, NC


4x4 Sprint

Gary KF7WNS
 

Gary Call: KF7WNS




4SQRP Member No. (0 if none): 687



Bandon State: OR




Enter bands worked (4 max): 1-(20M)





Member to member contacts:

Using 4SQRP transmitter or receiver: 0

Using all 4SQRP equipment: 0

Using non-4SQRP equipment: 2

Member to member subtotal: 32





Member to non-member and


non-member to anyone contacts:

Using 4SQRP transmitter or receiver: 0

Using all 4SQRP equipment: 0

Using non-4SQRP equipment: 1

Non-member subtotal: 4




Field Operation

Portable field station? N


Hope this will send ok.

72, Gary/KF7WNS


4x4 Contest

John Lonigro
 

The 2014 4x4 Sprint is history.

If you participated, please enter your data into the spreadsheet provided on the 4SQRP website, rename it with your callsign, and send it to me at 4x4@4SQRP.com. If you only had a few QSOs, you can send me the data instead, as long as you include everything I need to compute your score for you. I hope to have all the data tabulated in short order and will announce the winners sometime this coming week, hopefully by Wednesday evening.

From some of the emails sent over the reflector, it doesn't sound like there was a lot of participation. I hope that perception is in error. Unfortunately, I was unable to participate due to a previous commitment.

Watch for the announcement of the 2014-15 Second Sunday Sprint, beginning in early November.

72,

John AA0VE
4SQRP Contest coordinator
(Go Cardinals)


Re: 4x4 Sprint

Gary KF7WNS
 

I worked WQ5RP also, good signal on the west coast.  I'm on 14.058.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

So I've only worked WQ5RP, WA0ITP, and W0IIT.

The Alex Loop is leaning against the wall in the shack. Worst RST was 559. Not bad for a little antenna.

72,

:........Walter Dufrain - K5EST.......:
KX-3..FT-817..OHR100..MFJ Cub
Alex Magnetic Loop by PY1AHD
4State QRP... Navy ARC ... SLQS
SKCC....Cmmnty Svc Radio Club
:.......................................................:

On Oct 4, 2014 12:24 PM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The 4x4 Sprint is under way. So far I've worked WQ5RP and K5EST, but I
haven't heard any other calls or answers to my CQs. Is anyone out there
today?

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



Re: 4x4 Sprint

Walter - K5EST
 

So I've only worked WQ5RP, WA0ITP, and W0IIT.

The Alex Loop is leaning against the wall in the shack. Worst RST was 559. Not bad for a little antenna.

72,

:........Walter Dufrain - K5EST.......:
KX-3..FT-817..OHR100..MFJ Cub
Alex Magnetic Loop by PY1AHD
4State QRP... Navy ARC ... SLQS
SKCC....Cmmnty Svc Radio Club
:.......................................................:

On Oct 4, 2014 12:24 PM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The 4x4 Sprint is under way. So far I've worked WQ5RP and K5EST, but I
haven't heard any other calls or answers to my CQs. Is anyone out there
today?

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


4x4 Sprint

WA0ITP
 

The 4x4 Sprint is under way. So far I've worked WQ5RP and K5EST, but I haven't heard any other calls or answers to my CQs. Is anyone out there today?

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


Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

dekle <dekle@...>
 


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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Seafood Festival portable 4x4

 

Randy 

That's too funny!!
One year at Weston we had a young lady that had walked past our campsite more than once, stop in front of my table I was operating from and ask " are you guys recording bird sounds"?
That was funny as well!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, October 3, 2014, KB4QQJ@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Bill, KV6Z
All the little fishy's and all the little crabs are ready for 4x4....had you 559 to 579. 4w to endfed at 20 feet. It was at 25 but there is a funny story behind that.
Had a small (3') childs rod/reel with weight slung over a nice tree limb holding up antenna. Campground owner, doing me a favor< go my fishing line out of the tree. He wanted to know "what the heck are you casting up there for anyway?? We are 200 yards for the water!
He offerd to replace the line and swivel...   LOL nice guy and he had a good chuckle after apologizing profusely.

Randy_KB4QQJ



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QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Tree fish are hard to land, but they're tasty.
Good QSO Randy. I was 4w also.
I'll work you again tomorrow in the 4x4.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

 

Bill, KV6Z
All the little fishy's and all the little crabs are ready for 4x4....had you 559 to 579. 4w to endfed at 20 feet. It was at 25 but there is a funny story behind that.
Had a small (3') childs rod/reel with weight slung over a nice tree limb holding up antenna. Campground owner, doing me a favor< go my fishing line out of the tree. He wanted to know "what the heck are you casting up there for anyway?? We are 200 yards for the water!
He offerd to replace the line and swivel...   LOL nice guy and he had a good chuckle after apologizing profusely.

Randy_KB4QQJ


Re: Seafood Festival portable 4x4

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Randy 
That's too funny!!
One year at Weston we had a young lady that had walked past our campsite more than once, stop in front of my table I was operating from and ask " are you guys recording bird sounds"?
That was funny as well!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, October 3, 2014, KB4QQJ@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Bill, KV6Z
All the little fishy's and all the little crabs are ready for 4x4....had you 559 to 579. 4w to endfed at 20 feet. It was at 25 but there is a funny story behind that.
Had a small (3') childs rod/reel with weight slung over a nice tree limb holding up antenna. Campground owner, doing me a favor< go my fishing line out of the tree. He wanted to know "what the heck are you casting up there for anyway?? We are 200 yards for the water!
He offerd to replace the line and swivel...   LOL nice guy and he had a good chuckle after apologizing profusely.

Randy_KB4QQJ



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..

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