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Re: TX project advice

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Jon,

Do you have a suitable filter around which to build transmitter? the TX does NOT need a CW bandwidth filter. there are many SSB bandwidth filters ar hamfests and on eBay. Maybe a list member has one you can get. The 3.395 mc filters for Heath and other radios seem common as dirt. Once you have that filter the rest is much easier.

You might have good luck with a phasing SSB rig, too. A combination of of fixed frequency (at IF frequency) and less stringent, homebrew ladder filter can give pretty good results (or so others have testified).

73,

Bill KU8H

On 05/08/2015 02:05 PM, Jon Wanzer jon@kk6gxg.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Greetings Everyone,

I finally have my 40 meter DC receiver in band and working well and the helically wound vertical is all but done. While I want to tweak the AF amp and do some filtering my biggest concern is actually getting on the air before FD.

To this end, I need to build a transmitter. My specifications are... 40 meter, under 5 watts, simple design, commonly/currently available and inexpensive or easily manufactured parts, and now the kicker SSB/CW.

A tall order but hey, you guys, and gals, are the ones who would know. I am skilled in assembly but my EE/RF design skills are still in there infancy. Any suggestions in this area would be greatly appreciated.

​ 72/​
73,

~Jon Wanzer KK6GXG

(408) 515-3583
jon@KK6GXG.com | www.KK6GXG.com <http://www.KK6GXG.com>
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TX project advice

Jon Wanzer <jon@...>
 

Greetings Everyone,

I finally have my 40 meter DC receiver in band and working well and the helically wound vertical is all but done. While I want to tweak the AF amp and do some filtering my biggest concern is actually getting on the air before FD.

To this end, I need to build a transmitter. My specifications are... 40 meter, under 5 watts, simple design, commonly/currently available and inexpensive or easily manufactured parts, and now the kicker SSB/CW.

A tall order but hey, you guys, and gals, are the ones who would know. I am skilled in assembly but my EE/RF design skills are still in there infancy. Any suggestions in this area would be greatly appreciated.

​72/​
73,

~Jon Wanzer KK6GXG

(408) 515-3583
jon@... | www.KK6GXG.com


Re: 80M CCW Nets Chekins

dekle <dekle@...>
 


CCW Nets give you a chance to unwind.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] 80M CCW Nets Chekins

 

Does a CCW net require you to send left-handed (hi)?

72,

John AA0VE

On 05/07/2015 10:06 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Aw c'mon Terry,

It wasn't that bad.  With about 70 more minutes of darkness than you, that 559 I gave was pretty honest.  And I had no trouble copying the 339 you gave me.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 20:58:40 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CCW Nets Chekins

 
80 was tough tonight. Ol Sol did it to us again.  Making it in (for sure) was KV6Z Bill. Making it in (maybe) was W0MFQ Tom. I heard others out there (I think) but signals were so weak tonight it was impossible to pull anyone else out of the noise.

I'll be in Dayton next Wed nite but plan to be back on the 21rst.

Thanks gents. 

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



SSS Net this Sunday

John Lonigro
 

This is your 2nd reminder. The monthly Second Sunday Sprint is this Sunday, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CDT. If anyone needs a refresher on the rules, I can send them out Sunday or you can go to 4SQRP.COM and read them there. I sure hope most of the mother's day festivities are over by the time the net starts. If not, there might be more activity than usual toward the end of the 2-hour sprint.

Since Dayton is rapidly approaching, I implore you to get your scores to me as soon after the contest as possible and definitely before you head East (or whichever direction Dayton is from your QTH).

72,

John AA0VE


Re: 80M CCW Nets Chekins

John Lonigro
 

Does a CCW net require you to send left-handed (hi)?

72,

John AA0VE

On 05/07/2015 10:06 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Aw c'mon Terry,

It wasn't that bad.  With about 70 more minutes of darkness than you, that 559 I gave was pretty honest.  And I had no trouble copying the 339 you gave me.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 20:58:40 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CCW Nets Chekins

 
80 was tough tonight. Ol Sol did it to us again.  Making it in (for sure) was KV6Z Bill. Making it in (maybe) was W0MFQ Tom. I heard others out there (I think) but signals were so weak tonight it was impossible to pull anyone else out of the noise.

I'll be in Dayton next Wed nite but plan to be back on the 21rst.

Thanks gents. 

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



Re: 80M CCW Nets Chekins

w2sh@...
 

Aw c'mon Terry,

It wasn't that bad.  With about 70 more minutes of darkness than you, that 559 I gave was pretty honest.  And I had no trouble copying the 339 you gave me.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 20:58:40 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] 80M CCW Nets Chekins

 
80 was tough tonight. Ol Sol did it to us again.  Making it in (for sure) was KV6Z Bill. Making it in (maybe) was W0MFQ Tom. I heard others out there (I think) but signals were so weak tonight it was impossible to pull anyone else out of the noise.

I'll be in Dayton next Wed nite but plan to be back on the 21rst.

Thanks gents. 

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


Re: We're so close!!!

Michael McEwen
 

Will keep working on it, brother.  I'm sure we will hit 1000 soon.  I'm Highland Scottish by genetics, Austrian by birth and 100% American.  

72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 9:33 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good morning all,
Just checked the membership listing and we are at 982 members, that is awesome. Just 18 to go to get to the 1000. So, don't forget to report to me any likely recipients of a membership invitation.
Thank you all for the reports already received, I've sent several out this morning.
Keep up the effort everyone, we're doing great.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
​P.S. I'g going to try and be active in the SKCC WES this wee​k-end and if circumstances permit SSS on Sunday as well...

--
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686



Re: BATT

Michael McEwen
 

Check out the Casita web site or come and see ours...I compared about a half dozen 15-20 ft. brands.  Unless you want to spend big bucks for an Airstream, the Casita 17 is a heck of a TT for two people, one dog, and my QRP gear (and 2/440) in the truck, of course.  It has a real suspension, not just a straight axle, and fine brakes...and the inside amenities are excellent.  I think we paid about $20K for ours...delivered from the TX factory to our SW OK QTH.

My QRP ops from inside are great...plenty of 12V and it has a 110V charger for the big Batt.  I operate from the dining table and all gear goes into one of the compartments over it...minimal XYL QRM...

72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 7:01 AM, ke4d@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I use thise same batteries found at Academy for my RC planes. I find them at our local grocery store for about half the cost one pays at a hobby shop ( very rural area, lots of hunting ranches). I use them for my qrp rigs all of the time. They run $10-$12 at the grovery store. Not too large and very cost effective. If I were hiking its doubtful that zi'd take one of those lead acod batteries though. The LIPo are much lighter. Just sold my motorhome Michael so until I replace it with a small TT we won't meet on the road!  


de ke4d



We're so close!!!

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning all,
Just checked the membership listing and we are at 982 members, that is awesome. Just 18 to go to get to the 1000. So, don't forget to report to me any likely recipients of a membership invitation.
Thank you all for the reports already received, I've sent several out this morning.
Keep up the effort everyone, we're doing great.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH
​P.S. I'g going to try and be active in the SKCC WES this wee​k-end and if circumstances permit SSS on Sunday as well...

--
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Thurs Morn Net

WA0ITP
 

Nice net this morning, thank you all for the dedication.  Martin is a first timer, welcome and happy to have you aboard.   I will be in Dayton next Thursday and will be listening to presentations at this time of the day.  Pse someone jump in and take the net,  it's vy easy.

Thanks again everyone.



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


RMRc today

Dale Putnam
 


The Rocky Mountain Regional and continental nets will be called today, first on 7.0625 at 4:00pm MT or w2200z
The 2m meter net, on 14.0625 will be called on 140625 at 2330z or 4:30z 
I'm trying to dodge thunderstorms, so a late announcement may be in order.
See you this afternoon, at your speed.

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


Re: BATT

ke4d@...
 

I use thise same batteries found at Academy for my RC planes. I find them at our local grocery store for about half the cost one pays at a hobby shop ( very rural area, lots of hunting ranches). I use them for my qrp rigs all of the time. They run $10-$12 at the grovery store. Not too large and very cost effective. If I were hiking its doubtful that zi'd take one of those lead acod batteries though. The LIPo are much lighter. Just sold my motorhome Michael so until I replace it with a small TT we won't meet on the road!  

de ke4d


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan Fulton, MO.
WF2F Richard, South Bend, IN. (relay.)
Rough night, sri if I missed you, storms.
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Thurs Morn Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WAØITP and this is a Four State members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

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


80M CCW Nets Chekins

WA0ITP
 

80 was tough tonight. Ol Sol did it to us again.  Making it in (for sure) was KV6Z Bill. Making it in (maybe) was W0MFQ Tom. I heard others out there (I think) but signals were so weak tonight it was impossible to pull anyone else out of the noise.

I'll be in Dayton next Wed nite but plan to be back on the 21rst.

Thanks gents. 
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


40m Wednesday Night Net

dekle@...
 

Well that was interesting - nobody from the Four States. HI.

Well there were pretty bad storms all around us.

Fortunately, I was able to locate my tinfoil hat, so I had a go at it despite the approaching lightning storm and the results weren't too shabby......



WA9PWP      Paul       Stoughton, WI

W2SH           Chas       Millington, NJ

N2QFD         Mal         Elmira, NY

K9UT            Jerry       Richmond, IN

KB4QQJ       Randy     Burlington, NC


Thanks everybody


73

Bill

KV6Z




Re: BATT

Richard Dickerson
 

The 12 and 6 volt SLA they sell at academy for deer feeders work well and they are very cheap.  I've used them for years to power XCVRs in my deer stands with a solar charger.  I get more QSOs than deer though

Sent from my iPad

On May 6, 2015, at 14:38, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 


This will probably unlease a malestrom of replies...sorry but I really value the differning opinions...

Among the various battery options I have when in the RV is to charge batts to take with me if I decide to stroll up the hills.  Previous discussions this were informative, but I now have one issue that is very specific.

If I want a SLAB, what are the suggestions for the lightest, smallest ones?  I have surfed the 'net and seen a lot of ads, but I would like to have the opinions of real users.  Will be hitting the RV road in two weeks and want a SLAB to supplement my AA 12 volt packs. My XMTR uses 1-2 Amps and receive is about 350mA.

72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


Re: Wed Nite Nets

Michael McEwen
 

T'storms and tornadoes here in OK (what else is new?)... I'm going to try my indoor antenna.  If you hear crappy Morse, it may well be me...

72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Looking pretty stormy here?

May not make it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

New Schedule

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all, sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z NCS
8:30 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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



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



Re: LNR LD-5

David Wilcox
 

Mine works great and I don't have to resort to the confusing manual to operate it.  Audio sounds better than my 817 and as good as my KX 3.  Only time will tell how really good it is, but again, I didn't need the manual to use it from day one.  Very intuitive and few options with button presses.  Like the KX 3 that little speaker really works well.  In a quiet room I can operate without headphones.

Manual has the smell of chop suey and soy sauce coming from it.  I don't understand good companies selling excellent Chinese radios without having a few of us QRP enthusiasts reviewing and improving the manual.  It wouldn't be difficult.  Why some of us would do it for free to have a sneak preview of a new rig.

Dave K8WPE



On May 6, 2015, at 2:14 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I wanted a light, multiband XCVR to take the place of the FT-817 that is just to complex and to carry for SOTA/HF portable.

The bad news:  actually not too bad...as an SDR, there is a menu list that can be intimidating...not as complex as an 817.  Which is a great XCVR if that is what you want.

Good news:  the LD-5 RX is as good as an 817 or KX-3 from what I can gather comparing in the field.  TX is still to be determined.  If you want a light, 5 band multi mode, this seems to rock.  At home QTH, I've been using my HF antennas and have as many QSOs as I have ever had...but the antennas here are pretty good.  

If you all have LD-5 eperience to share, please do so.  eHam is still a bit light on the rig reports...

72,
Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


Re: Wed Nite Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Looking pretty stormy here?
May not make it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

New Schedule

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all, sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z NCS
8:30 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

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



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

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