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NAQCC MWN

Mr. Long <nu0s@...>
 

Thank you to the following stations for checking into the North American QRP CW MidwestNet net... NAQCC MWN from Nebraska...

Greatly appreciated the band has not been well for some time the QSB was terrible tonight...We have had about 16cm of snow and its too cold for my old bones minus -10c... I'm ready for Spring!
The car doors were frozen shut this morning and I couldn't back out of the driveway... I was almost late for work... I'm thankful to God for such small insignificant problems...imagine what some must go through...

Thanks Gang!!!

K0JFJ Nick
KG0YR Dave
WB0QQT Steve
K9HHY Ron


Thanks again and have a great week. I will be operational this weekend/QRV for the Polar Bear QRP club PBMME and Arizona Scorpions FYBO 2015 operations Lord willing and the creek don't rise...

I will use the Elecraft K1 and home brew vertical (thanks Ron WB3AAL) this time at Holmes Lake in Lincoln Nebraska... I will post QRPSPOTS!!!


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Re: Dummy?

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Doc,

If you want an accurate 50 ohm dummy load, take a look at the Caddock 50 ohm 1% Thick Film Resistors.  They are available in power ratings from 15 watts to 100 watts.
They *must* be mounted on a heatsink to achieve the rated power level (salvage a heatsink from a defunct computer).  Mount the connector with zero length leads and you have a dummy load that is flat up to 500 MHz and accurate enough for instrumentation.

Take a look at http://www.mmccs.com/mmarc/n0ss/dl_30w_hf-uhf.pdf for one implementation.
You can find another QRP dummy load at http://www.mmccs.com/mmarc/n0ss/qrp_dummyload_w1cg.pdf

73,
Don W3FPR

On 2/2/2015 11:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Re: Dummy?

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Michael,

We all need a dummy load (or several) and it's always good to know how to make your own. If you don't know how then you be a dummy for NOT asking. Good luck with your project.

73,

Bill KU8H

Proud Owner of the Forty Meter Band

On 02/02/2015 11:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly: what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...


NAQCC MWN

Mr. Long <nu0s@...>
 

Hello Gang friendly reminder that the NAQCC MWN is tonight Monday  at 8pm CST that's 0200 UTC Tuesday... On 40m on or around 7.117 please listen around as the frequency may be busy at net time. It's cold today here in Nebraska currently-18c we received about 16cm of snow over the weekend. Hope to hear you tonight warm up your radio and join in on the fun...

0200 UTC 40m 7.117 tonight 

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Re: Dummy?

Tom Sevart
 

I made one with 8 1/2 watt 100 Ohm resistors (2 in series 4X in parallel) connected to an SO-239 jack.  Here's a copy of my old webpage on it:  http://www.geocities.ws/n2uhc/dummy_load.html.

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Re: cyclone avalability

WA0ITP
 

Thanks for the inquiry  Hal,

The decision hasn't been made yet.


On 2/2/2015 10:24 AM, hal.schlotfeld@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Any idea of when the cyclone will be available again?

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Re: Dummy?

John Lonigro
 

Doc:

If you are talking about a 5 Watt maximum dummy load, one thing you could do is buy eight 100 ohm, 1 Watt carbon composition (not wirewound) resistors.  Put four of them in parallel to get 25 ohms.  Do the same with the other four.  Then put one group of four in series with the other group of four and you have a 50 ohm, 8 Watt dummy load.  If you arrange them properly, you'll have both ends close to each other and you can attach them to whatever connector you need, BNC, PL-259, RCA plug, etc.  A small piece of coax between the resistors and connector will make it easier to attach everything.  If you only have 1/2 Watt resistors, you could do the same thing, but crank down your power a little.

Also, Elecraft and QRPKITS.COM and probably others sell QRP dummy load kits for not too much money.  They use pretty much the same principal.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 02/02/2015 10:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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cyclone avalability

hal.schlotfeld@...
 

Any idea of when the cyclone will be available again?


Re: Dummy?

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Doc,
Any 50 Ohm NON INDUCTIVE resistor that will handle the wattage. Smaller carbon film resistors in parallel will work, for instance, a couple of 100 ohm 1 watt resistors in parallel will show 50 ohms and the wattage dissipation is 2 watts.
Does this help?
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Re: Dummy?

Martin
 

I suggest soldering two 100 ohm 1 watt resistors, or four 200 ohm1/2  watt resistors in parallel to a connector. That will give you 2 watts of dissipation which will be adequate for 5 watts power for a few seconds or minutes. If you need more power simply use two 100 ohm 2 watt or four 200 ohm 1 watt resisters to get four or so watts of power. Keep the leads reasonably short and it will work well on almost any frequency.

 

Of course if you have a 2 to 5 watt 47 or 50 ohm resistor just use it! Also be sure the resistors are carbon and NOT wire wound as the wire would ones will have some inductance which may mess up things on certain frequencies.

 

Martin

 

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Subject: [4sqrp] Dummy?

 

 

I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...


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Re: Dummy?

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

A number 47 incandescent indicator light bulb.  I used to connect one of these to a PL-259 and use on CB radios as a dummy load.



On 02/02/2015 10:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Re: Dummy?

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

a 51 ohm soldered in to a connector (pl259 or BNC)

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Dummy?

Michael McEwen
 

I guess I'm the dummy asking this, but I haven't found a simple solution thru Google, so I thought I would ask the experts directly:  what is the simplest dummy load I can make for my QRP rigs?

TNX in advance...

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Re: Ozarkcon Registration NOW OPEN

Phil Anderson
 

Sounds Good Paul,

Looking forward to Ozarkcon 2015!

unx Phil, W0XI

Sunday, February 01, 2015 3:18 PM
 

Good afternoon all,
The 2015 Ozarkcon registration is now open. The Ozarkcon will be held April 10 and 11 at the Stonecastle Hotel in Branson Mo. We have a GREAT line up of speakers and a cool kit for the kit building session. The hotel room block rate is 10 dollars less than last year. Good deal huh? The kit building session will be a Low Pass Filter and testing to insure all those little rigs meet specs. The conference should be a blast,the food will be good including a complementary lunch on Saturday. Make plans to attend you will have a great time.
Go to these links for more information.

http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php

http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

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Re: Ozarkcon Registration NOW OPEN

Thomas Brown <tomcarolbrown@...>
 

Paul,
I've already received two registrations from one person that came in via PayPal on the "orders" email address. Is this what I can expect?
Thanks,
Tom W0MFQ


On Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:18 PM, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Good afternoon all,
The 2015 Ozarkcon registration is now open. The Ozarkcon will be held April 10 and 11 at the Stonecastle Hotel in Branson Mo. We have a GREAT line up of speakers and a cool kit for the kit building session. The hotel room block rate is 10 dollars less than last year. Good deal huh? The kit building session will be a Low Pass Filter and testing to insure all those little rigs meet specs. The conference should be a blast,the food will be good including a complementary lunch on Saturday. Make plans to attend you will have a great time.
Go to these links for more information.

http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php

http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

de Paul Smith N0NBD
Ozarkcon Coordinator




Ozarkcon Registration NOW OPEN

Paul Smith
 

Good afternoon all,
The 2015 Ozarkcon registration is now open. The Ozarkcon will be held April 10 and 11 at the Stonecastle Hotel in Branson Mo. We have a GREAT line up of speakers and a cool kit for the kit building session. The hotel room block rate is 10 dollars less than last year. Good deal huh? The kit building session will be a Low Pass Filter and testing to insure all those little rigs meet specs. The conference should be a blast,the food will be good including a complementary lunch on Saturday. Make plans to attend you will have a great time.
Go to these links for more information.

http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php

http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

de Paul Smith N0NBD
Ozarkcon Coordinator


Re: EZ-KEYER III Finished

WA0ITP
 

The Digikey speaker# 102-2200-ND, described in the manual,  provides an additional big volume boost if you need more.  I had to use the onboard volume control to back mine down.  Great sound.

Glad you like the keyer.

On 1/31/2015 6:27 PM, CStratton groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
The Radio Shack part 273-073 provides a substantial boost to volume. I think its fine now. They are pretty cheap too, $2.49.

Chip
AE5KA

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:53 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

OOPs , it's on the last page in the manual at the same link.




On 1/30/2015 9:51 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
FB Chip!  The louder piezo does have quite a bit more volume.  I use the RS 273-073 with the volume control on full blast.

The HamCan is a fun little rig.  Let us know when you'll be on with it, and we'll have a QSO.   If you havn't discovered it, the rig does have a unique keying requirement due to the way the keying jack is configured.  For use with the EZKeyer III (or any other keyer) pse use the easy to build keying relay circuit on this page.  http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/HamCan/hamcanmanual.pdf   It will save lots of angst.

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On 1/30/2015 8:42 PM, groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Just finished the EZ-Keyer III. Very easy build and very nice looking result! I think I will see about getting the louder piezo speaker though.

Thanks 4SQRP and kitters! I'll have to fire it up with the HamCan soon.

Chip
AE5KA

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Re: EZ-KEYER III Finished

random.path
 

The Radio Shack part 273-073 provides a substantial boost to volume. I think its fine now. They are pretty cheap too, $2.49.

Chip
AE5KA

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:53 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

OOPs , it's on the last page in the manual at the same link.




On 1/30/2015 9:51 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
FB Chip!  The louder piezo does have quite a bit more volume.  I use the RS 273-073 with the volume control on full blast.

The HamCan is a fun little rig.  Let us know when you'll be on with it, and we'll have a QSO.   If you havn't discovered it, the rig does have a unique keying requirement due to the way the keying jack is configured.  For use with the EZKeyer III (or any other keyer) pse use the easy to build keying relay circuit on this page.  http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/HamCan/hamcanmanual.pdf   It will save lots of angst.

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I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...

On 1/30/2015 8:42 PM, groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Just finished the EZ-Keyer III. Very easy build and very nice looking result! I think I will see about getting the louder piezo speaker though.

Thanks 4SQRP and kitters! I'll have to fire it up with the HamCan soon.

Chip
AE5KA

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
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Re: FS: FT-817nd New in box

bobby rolph
 

Have you sold the 817ND yet Joe?
Bobby
kb4qnr


On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:40 PM, Joe E cornhusker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have for sale a brand new never used Yaesu FT-817nd still in the box.  This is the latest version and the box only opened to be sure all is there.  First $575 takes it!  PayPal only.  Reply off list only to my QRZ email address. 
73 DE K0NEB

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Re: EZ-KEYER III Finished

WA0ITP
 

OOPs , it's on the last page in the manual at the same link.


On 1/30/2015 9:51 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
FB Chip!  The louder piezo does have quite a bit more volume.  I use the RS 273-073 with the volume control on full blast.

The HamCan is a fun little rig.  Let us know when you'll be on with it, and we'll have a QSO.   If you havn't discovered it, the rig does have a unique keying requirement due to the way the keying jack is configured.  For use with the EZKeyer III (or any other keyer) pse use the easy to build keying relay circuit on this page.  http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/HamCan/hamcanmanual.pdf   It will save lots of angst.

-- 
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I love this radio stuff.
Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...

On 1/30/2015 8:42 PM, groups@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Just finished the EZ-Keyer III. Very easy build and very nice looking result! I think I will see about getting the louder piezo speaker though.

Thanks 4SQRP and kitters! I'll have to fire it up with the HamCan soon.

Chip
AE5KA

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...

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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
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