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Re: Hints and Tips for the Reflector

davemrtn
 

Tim,

Thanks, that's a good tip and I had not heard or read that before.


On 03/09/2013 10:46 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
 

Just wanted to pass along a tip for making your emails easier to use.

Many times we provide links to help answer a question, etc. Rather than
simply typing in the link if you enclose it in angled brackets "<" and
">" most readers will be able to simply click the link instead of
copying and pasting. This will also help keep long links/URLs intact
after word wrap does its handiwork.

Good: http://4sqrp.com/

Better: <http://4sqrp.com/>

73,

Tim N9PUZ



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: NS-40 advice requested

brian_w5ye <brian_w5ye@...>
 

Bart:
Thanks. I found out about that reflector AFTER I posted this. I'll join them today. Thanks for the info.

73,

Brian

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:

Brian,

Your assumption is correct! I noticed that you posted this to the 4sqrp reflector which is fine. However, there is a Yahoo group dedicated to the NS-40 and everything that pertains to this neat little transmitter. If you have not joined the group I invite you to do so. You can google it or there is a button to click on, on the page where you ordered the NS-40 kit.

Of course, most of the members of that group are also 4sqrp guys so you will do pretty well here also!! There are quite of few files and photos on the yahoo site not to mention the archive of all the postings and discussions!

Enjoy that NS-40!!

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:-)


Re: Pig Rig

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

Terry,

This little pig went to Ozarcon,
This little pig stayed home;
This little pig ate roast beef,
This little pig had none.
And THIS little pig went whee, whee, all the way home, was fed a proper diet of juice (the 12VDC kind), and her voice was heard throughout the land ...

Suckling pig #178 exited the mailbox in Gnadenhutten OH on Friday March 08 2013 and the apapropriate slap on the backside (with a soldering pencil, of course!) will commence in the very near future.

I would appreciate a label if possible; March 2013 would be fine.

Thanks also for all the crystal socket ideas. A 14-pin machined pin IC socket could be cut in half at the center pins, yielding four 3-pin sockets ... just right for one rig if the center pin of the 3-pin socket is used for ground as per some of the ideas and pics at http://www.w5usj.com/images/bandchangemods.pdf and http://www.w5usj.com/images/crystalgrounding.pdf ...

Now back to tending the suckling pig ...

72 de John - K8CQA

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Hee, they are a lot of fun. Being rock bound brings back memories of my novice
days. Man, that was loong time ago.

If you use the Ten Tec TP-19 enclosure, I'll be happy to send you a label with
your call and build date on
it. A picture of mine in the TPC-19 is here, http://www.wa0itp.com/index.html
I do like the charcoal color. The TP-19 dimensions on the Ten Tec web site
differ from the one I purchased. Mine is 2" x 4.75" x 4" and the PigRig fits
perfectly. http://www.wa0itp.com/pigrig3b.jpg

Changing freqs,say to go to 7122 for Wayne's nets, will require 4 xtals. Three
for the rcvr front end filter, and 1 for the local oscillator. Diz has crystals
as well as ESS.

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



----- Original Message -----
From: CStratton
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com ; Bart Lawson
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig





Shame on you guys. Made me order one too, though it has bounced around in the
back of my mind since hearing Terry on his one day this winter.


Chip

AE5KA




On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:

Joe, et al,

Caught the fever and ordered mine yesterday. Hopefully, I will get mine built
and on the air, handing out #11. I have not been active in the club but hope
this little rig will spur me on!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS

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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


Hints and Tips for the Reflector

Tim N9PUZ
 

Just wanted to pass along a tip for making your emails easier to use.

Many times we provide links to help answer a question, etc. Rather than simply typing in the link if you enclose it in angled brackets "<" and ">" most readers will be able to simply click the link instead of copying and pasting. This will also help keep long links/URLs intact after word wrap does its handiwork.

Good: http://4sqrp.com/

Better: <http://4sqrp.com/>

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Crystal Sockets

WA0ITP
 

Thanks to all who responded with sources for SIPP sockets appreciate it.

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


Re: Pig Rig Serial Number Question

Charlie Vest
 

I believe Barney and I have it worked out now . Two invoices with
SN # 172 were issued , looks like a typo .
 
Barney's parts bag has SN # 172 on it and mine has SN # 171 on it .
 
So it looks like :
Charlie : SN # 171
Barney : SN # 172
 
I'll have to impose on Terry to change my PDF file .
 
Soldering iron is hot and all of the resistors are installed . Time for a little break :)
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

Well, before you bug Diz, I have an invoice with #172 on it.  But I do not have the kit yet.  It was probably a typo of some sort.

Barney

On 3/9/2013 9:35 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
 

Charlie,
you have to email DIZ, I would think, he is the man!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM, W5COV <cvest@...> wrote:
 

I have a bit of a dilemma . My invoice shows my pig as SN 172 . My bag of parts shows it as SN 171 .

So someone else should have a similar conflict .

Would like to make sure we don't build 2 with the same serial number .

Picked up what I was looking for at the Claremore Hamfest last night so I took today off from it for a little bench time :)

Charlie , W5COV




Re: SIP Crystal Sockets

Rick Bennett
 

Just for fun I took a crystal from the junk box to see if I could make a crystal socket with ground.  It looks like it works pretty good with a 4 pin sip socket.  I had to grid a little of the lip on the bottom of the crystal to make the lead line up.  The results are in the Yahoo group photos:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4sqrp/photos/album/844751464/pic/list

de KC0PET, Rick


 


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Chuck Carpenter <w5usj@...> wrote:
 

Terry,

More recently, I probably got them from Rex. He thought he might
offer them as Misc Parts but don't see them in the list.

Previously I got them from Jameco and sometimes Mouser. I'll see if I
can find a part number from them.

At 11:50 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:
>GM Chuck,
>
>Do you happen to have a part number for the SIP sockets you show here
>http://w5usj.com/4sqrpsavxo.html
>
>Thanks much

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



Re: SIP Crystal Sockets

Todd K7TFC
 


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Chuck Carpenter <w5usj@...> wrote:
 

Terry,

More recently, I probably got them from Rex. He thought he might
offer them as Misc Parts but don't see them in the list.

Previously I got them from Jameco and sometimes Mouser. I'll see if I
can find a part number from them.

At 11:50 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:
>GM Chuck,
>
>Do you happen to have a part number for the SIP sockets you show here
>http://w5usj.com/4sqrpsavxo.html
>
>Thanks much

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



SIP Crystal Sockets And From Rex

Chuck Carpenter
 

forwarded from Rex,  QRPme.com

Parts:Crystals:Sockets 10pin SIP for $1 each

It's under Misc Parts at the bottom of the crystals list.

I was looking for a separate entry... :-)


Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


SIP Crystal Sockets Jameco

Chuck Carpenter
 

Terry,

Jameco is probably the best source other than going direct to China... :-)

Part no. 78642

This is a 30-pin SIPP

Mouse has lots of them for $$$...

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: uh oh

WA0ITP
 

GE DG,
 
I'm guessing that you have a bad connection in the feedline or the antenna itself.
 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Dg Arnholt
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 4:23 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] uh oh

well got an swr issue now it wont load any bands and the 440 shut down never didi that before. found a few bad grounds i'm replacing..  440 is going away for a while will get c 21 on i forgot that dc rec is a pain but i can relearnit..:0 )
now to see if i got some connectors stashed some place.. tuner acts like everything is really tight to load too.. i suspect my 20 feet of extra feed line but i cant bring the 100 ft into the shack to far even for 100 feet.
thats probably why the g5rv wont laod righ any way.. to much coax.. i was told by a couple guys 67ft. but i thought it was any length and the ladder had to certain length.. it is i bought it from mfj..oh i see why its bad now..get what ya paid for..:)
 Dennis wd9dwe
if you got some ideas, remember i'm not real technical if youre explaining my 440 troubles.


uh oh

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

well got an swr issue now it wont load any bands and the 440 shut down never didi that before. found a few bad grounds i'm replacing..  440 is going away for a while will get c 21 on i forgot that dc rec is a pain but i can relearnit..:0 )
now to see if i got some connectors stashed some place.. tuner acts like everything is really tight to load too.. i suspect my 20 feet of extra feed line but i cant bring the 100 ft into the shack to far even for 100 feet.
thats probably why the g5rv wont laod righ any way.. to much coax.. i was told by a couple guys 67ft. but i thought it was any length and the ladder had to certain length.. it is i bought it from mfj..oh i see why its bad now..get what ya paid for..:)
 Dennis wd9dwe
if you got some ideas, remember i'm not real technical if youre explaining my 440 troubles.


Re: SIP Crystal Sockets

Chuck Carpenter
 

Terry,

More recently, I probably got them from Rex. He thought he might offer them as Misc Parts but don't see them in the list.

Previously I got them from Jameco and sometimes Mouser. I'll see if I can find a part number from them.

At 11:50 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:
GM Chuck,

Do you happen to have a part number for the SIP sockets you show here
http://w5usj.com/4sqrpsavxo.html

Thanks much




Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Clipperton on 15

davidgeorgerichards
 

Congratulations Wayne. That near real-time online log is a boon. They even plot the stations worked on an online map, as they work them. They're setting new standards for large DXpeditions, IMO.
 
PS - they're going to Heard Island in Antarctica next year,
 
Dave
AA7EE
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 1:07 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Clipperton on 15

 

TX5K, 15m, 5watts, CONFIRMED in their log.... whoo hooo

72/3 es God Bless de Wayne KC0PMH


Re: Clipperton on 15

Johnny AC0BQ
 

FB Job Wayne, Congrats!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 

TX5K, 15m, 5watts, CONFIRMED in their log.... whoo hooo

72/3 es God Bless de Wayne KC0PMH

--
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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 on 15

Wayne Dillon
 

TX5K, 15m, 5watts, CONFIRMED in their log.... whoo hooo
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne KC0PMH

--
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


Re: crystal sockets or mounting pins

Todd K7TFC
 


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Jim Kortge <jim.k8iqy@...> wrote:
 
It would seem that longer crystal leads would add a tad of inductance 
and quite possibly shift the oscillation frequency down a bit; a few 
Hz I'm guessing at most.

On 40 meters, any shift of that sort could be easily swamped by other random factors, including variations in the xtals.

 73,

Todd
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Re: This little piggy went to Berts house

Todd K7TFC
 

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 7:26 AM, qrpbert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

SN#168 arrived safely in Silver Lake this morning, hope to get the little feller ready to squeal next week. You have got to love a rig that comes in a brown paper bag h e e, h e e 


Mine arrived yesterday afternoon. #169. Last night I inventoried all the parts. There's still about 6 hours before sunset out here in Oregon. I have that little piggy bouncing off the ionosphere before sundown.

73,

Todd
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Re: crystal sockets or mounting pins

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Opps same pic twice!
Here is the other shot.
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Barney <barneyro@...> wrote:
 

Hi;

I had a hazy memory of that, glad you came up with it Terry. 

73

Barney



On 3/9/2013 10:16 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Check out Chuck's very neat SAVXO crystal socket mounting method.  There's a link to his page on the SAVXO home page.   It's similar to John's idea below and may be directly applicable to the pigrig.  Or just about any rockbound rig.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] crystal sockets or mounting pins

GM John:
Sounds like a good idea to me!
Thanks
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM, John R. Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
 

Carrying this thought a little further, I'm wondering if there would be some way to run the crystal case ground to a third pin and not need paperclips at all.  I'm not familiar with the SAVXO, NS40, or PIGRIG pcb's, but if there were room, you could get a 4 machine pin SIP socket, remove the 2nd pin (as before), bend the 4th pin at a 90 degree angle, and solder a bare wire to that pin.  Then you could solder that socket to the PCB, running the bare wire to ground.  Solder the crystal to a 2nd 4 pin SIP socket and run the case ground to the 4th pin.  When the crystal is plugged into the board, the case will automatically be grounded.  Just a thought.

72,

John AA0VE




On 03/09/2013 09:25 AM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
 

If you need a more robust technique also remember that machine pin type
sockets stack easily. You could take another similar piece and solder
the crystal to it so you are not stressing the crystal leads each time
you insert or remove it.

Another good use for these strips is as sockets and connectors in your
construction projects. Rather than solder all of the leads from switches
and pots to the circuit board you can attach them to a socket and then
plug that into a second socket mounted on your PCB. If you ever have to
remove the board for repairs it's easy to unplug things.

Tim N9PUZ

> Am 09.03.2013 14:03 schrieb "Chuck Carpenter" <w5usj@...
> w5usj@...>>:
>
> Bobby,
>
> Here's one with pictures...
>
> http://www.qrpkits.com/buildertip03.html
>
> Used this method on many Rock-Mites and others to make complete band
> changes including output filters. Worked out well with the SAVXO too.






Re: crystal sockets or mounting pins

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Here is my version of the ground arrangements.
not idea for band hopping, but should be ok for a swap or two!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Barney <barneyro@...> wrote:
 

Hi;

I had a hazy memory of that, glad you came up with it Terry. 

73

Barney



On 3/9/2013 10:16 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Check out Chuck's very neat SAVXO crystal socket mounting method.  There's a link to his page on the SAVXO home page.   It's similar to John's idea below and may be directly applicable to the pigrig.  Or just about any rockbound rig.
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] crystal sockets or mounting pins

GM John:
Sounds like a good idea to me!
Thanks
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM, John R. Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
 

Carrying this thought a little further, I'm wondering if there would be some way to run the crystal case ground to a third pin and not need paperclips at all.  I'm not familiar with the SAVXO, NS40, or PIGRIG pcb's, but if there were room, you could get a 4 machine pin SIP socket, remove the 2nd pin (as before), bend the 4th pin at a 90 degree angle, and solder a bare wire to that pin.  Then you could solder that socket to the PCB, running the bare wire to ground.  Solder the crystal to a 2nd 4 pin SIP socket and run the case ground to the 4th pin.  When the crystal is plugged into the board, the case will automatically be grounded.  Just a thought.

72,

John AA0VE




On 03/09/2013 09:25 AM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
 

If you need a more robust technique also remember that machine pin type
sockets stack easily. You could take another similar piece and solder
the crystal to it so you are not stressing the crystal leads each time
you insert or remove it.

Another good use for these strips is as sockets and connectors in your
construction projects. Rather than solder all of the leads from switches
and pots to the circuit board you can attach them to a socket and then
plug that into a second socket mounted on your PCB. If you ever have to
remove the board for repairs it's easy to unplug things.

Tim N9PUZ

> Am 09.03.2013 14:03 schrieb "Chuck Carpenter" <w5usj@...
> w5usj@...>>:
>
> Bobby,
>
> Here's one with pictures...
>
> http://www.qrpkits.com/buildertip03.html
>
> Used this method on many Rock-Mites and others to make complete band
> changes including output filters. Worked out well with the SAVXO too.