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Re: Amp

Jim Sheldon
 

Doc,
Don's completely on base with his suggestion for the KXPA100 from Elecraft.  Also, if you happen to go that route, I suggest you buy it as a kit.  You'll save a fair amount of money and the KXPA100 is, in my opinion the easiest of all the Elecraft kits to build.  I use mine with my KX3 and also with a 4SQRP SS-40RX/TX 40 meter transceiver as well.  If your QRP rig has adjustable output power you can set just about any power you want up to a little over 100 watts.  The built in SWR and Wattmeters makes it easy to set whatever you want.

Jim, W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On May 31, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Doc,

Take a serious look at the Elecraft KXPA100.  It will work FB with any QRP transceiver.  If you have a KX3, it will integrate quite nicely and you will have a complete 100 watt station.  Add the KXAT100 tuner for a complete solution.

The KXPA100 will autosense frequency, as will the tuner.  5 watts drive will give you 100 watts out.

As I indicated, it can be used with any QRP rig, but if you spring for the KX3 later, you will have a fully integrated 100 watt station.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/31/2015 6:37 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
After a few days of being a bit under the weather, I'm feeling fine and have resumed "fine tuning" my qrp set-up.

One thing I am considering is giving my Icom 718 to my son and just going with an amp to augment my LD5 when necessary.  I've been running the ICOM at 50W just to compare it with 100W...not much diffference.  So, if I could get a linear that would boost my 5W to around 50, it would suit me just fine.  My new Hexbeam will make up the difference (when I can get it up)...right now I just using low wires and a hamstick dipole.

Suggestions for an amp for qrp?  40/30/20/17/15 CW and SSB needed...

May we all have a good June...and no more flooding for those of us in SW Oklahoma!
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _
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: Amp

Paul Smith
 

I was in SE OK for two days and there was plenty of water in the low grounds.
de Paul N0NBD





On May 31, 2015, at 5:37 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


After a few days of being a bit under the weather, I'm feeling fine and have resumed "fine tuning" my qrp set-up.

One thing I am considering is giving my Icom 718 to my son and just going with an amp to augment my LD5 when necessary.  I've been running the ICOM at 50W just to compare it with 100W...not much diffference.  So, if I could get a linear that would boost my 5W to around 50, it would suit me just fine.  My new Hexbeam will make up the difference (when I can get it up)...right now I just using low wires and a hamstick dipole.

Suggestions for an amp for qrp?  40/30/20/17/15 CW and SSB needed...

May we all have a good June...and no more flooding for those of us in SW Oklahoma!
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _
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: Amp

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Doc,

Take a serious look at the Elecraft KXPA100.  It will work FB with any QRP transceiver.  If you have a KX3, it will integrate quite nicely and you will have a complete 100 watt station.  Add the KXAT100 tuner for a complete solution.

The KXPA100 will autosense frequency, as will the tuner.  5 watts drive will give you 100 watts out.

As I indicated, it can be used with any QRP rig, but if you spring for the KX3 later, you will have a fully integrated 100 watt station.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/31/2015 6:37 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
After a few days of being a bit under the weather, I'm feeling fine and have resumed "fine tuning" my qrp set-up.

One thing I am considering is giving my Icom 718 to my son and just going with an amp to augment my LD5 when necessary.  I've been running the ICOM at 50W just to compare it with 100W...not much diffference.  So, if I could get a linear that would boost my 5W to around 50, it would suit me just fine.  My new Hexbeam will make up the difference (when I can get it up)...right now I just using low wires and a hamstick dipole.

Suggestions for an amp for qrp?  40/30/20/17/15 CW and SSB needed...

May we all have a good June...and no more flooding for those of us in SW Oklahoma!
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _
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: Amp

Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...>
 

The only one that I can think of is the Hardrock 50. Can't recall the mfg right now, but it's a kit and it might do the trick. 

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990
FP # 3579

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On May 31, 2015, at 18:37, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

After a few days of being a bit under the weather, I'm feeling fine and have resumed "fine tuning" my qrp set-up.

One thing I am considering is giving my Icom 718 to my son and just going with an amp to augment my LD5 when necessary.  I've been running the ICOM at 50W just to compare it with 100W...not much diffference.  So, if I could get a linear that would boost my 5W to around 50, it would suit me just fine.  My new Hexbeam will make up the difference (when I can get it up)...right now I just using low wires and a hamstick dipole.

Suggestions for an amp for qrp?  40/30/20/17/15 CW and SSB needed...

May we all have a good June...and no more flooding for those of us in SW Oklahoma!
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _
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


Amp

Michael McEwen
 

After a few days of being a bit under the weather, I'm feeling fine and have resumed "fine tuning" my qrp set-up.

One thing I am considering is giving my Icom 718 to my son and just going with an amp to augment my LD5 when necessary.  I've been running the ICOM at 50W just to compare it with 100W...not much diffference.  So, if I could get a linear that would boost my 5W to around 50, it would suit me just fine.  My new Hexbeam will make up the difference (when I can get it up)...right now I just using low wires and a hamstick dipole.

Suggestions for an amp for qrp?  40/30/20/17/15 CW and SSB needed...

May we all have a good June...and no more flooding for those of us in SW Oklahoma!
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _
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: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

W0IIT
 

"And, its possible that Bill - KV6Z will give us a challenge with a fighter kite.

Quoted from K5EST’s email.

LET THE KITE WARS BEGIN!!!!!!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568, 
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, 
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000
 


Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all 
I am bringing the smoker, skillet and some new "cowboy cooking" recipes, as well as a radio or two.
If the bands go dead we can always eat!
See you all there!
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Friday, May 29, 2015, k5est@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi Arnie, Hope you do make Big Brutus this year.


Terry, probably will have a kite or two, and I will have a couple of delta kites.
And, its possible that Bill - KV6Z will give us a challenge with a fighter kite.

73,

....Walter - K5EST....




--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Arnie, Hope you do make Big Brutus this year.

Terry, probably will have a kite or two, and I will have a couple of delta kites.
And, its possible that Bill - KV6Z will give us a challenge with a fighter kite.

73,

....Walter - K5EST....



Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

WA0ITP
 

I plan to bring some kites and a small radio controlled plane for folks to fly,  and something to sell on the tailgate.   Looking foreward to a fun social event again this year. While the radios are the focal point. To paraphrase QRP ARCI, "It's not ALL about the radio."  True indeed.

Looking forward to an eyeball at Brutus.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
On 5/29/2015 12:49 PM, ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Very Nice!

I hope I can make it this year.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and operating a bit.

I am wondering if anyone is going to try to do another long wire hung on a skyhook! (kite).
It was cool a couple of years ago to see it flying for just about the whole weekend on its own!

73 - Arnie KA0NCR

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Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

ka0ncr
 

Very Nice!

I hope I can make it this year.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and operating a bit.

I am wondering if anyone is going to try to do another long wire hung on a skyhook! (kite).
It was cool a couple of years ago to see it flying for just about the whole weekend on its own!

73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: Brutus Dates 11, 12, 13

Paul Smith
 

Sounds like a GREAT deal
I might even break out my 5 wt for that bruiser.
I have a Montana stonefly with his name on it.
de Paul N0NBD

On May 28, 2015, at 7:09 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Paul
You hook him and I will fry him, how's that for a deal!
Johnny

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Paul Smith <psmith61@...> wrote:
Hello all,
I just made our reservation for Friday night and Saturday night so Toodles and I will be there. She is excited. Toodles was concerned that it would interfere with her job with the Alumni but that is e next weekend. Cool..... We will be there with bells on and radios in a sack. The back story is there is a bass in the pit where Brutus lives that broke my brand new 3 wt flyrod. I want another crack at hooking and landing him hi hi. Cu all there

de Paul N0NBD



On May 28, 2015, at 1:09 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Joe, W0MQY, checked with his Brutus board member contact, and there are no reservations as yet for the weekend of our Brutus bash.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (FR, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  I'm setting up on Friday.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with Electricity and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There.
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..





Re: Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

Paul Smith
 

Have made reservations and we will be there.

de Paul N0NBD



On May 28, 2015, at 1:22 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Joe, W0MQY, just checked with his Big Brutus board member contact, and the weekend for our Brutus bash is wide open. They are welcoming us back us again this year.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (Fri, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with electricityand water
Lots  and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There
--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Big Brutus Bash, Sep 11, 12, 13

WA0ITP
 

Joe, W0MQY, just checked with his Big Brutus board member contact, and the weekend for our Brutus bash is wide open. They are welcoming us back us again this year.

So The Big Brutus Bash will take place September 11th, 12th and 13th. (Fri, Sat, Sunday).  We each need to make our own reservations by calling  the desk at 620-827-6177  Betty is answering the phone today and took my reservation.  Camping fees are dirt cheap, $15/nite for RVs and travel trailers, and $10/nite for tents.
 
Here's some additional info, more later.
http://www.mapquest.com/us/ks/west-mineral
Can use the Pittsburg 2M FM repeater 146.94, -600,  tone 91.5
Cellphone coverage
Shade if needed
Perfect weather
Day visitors welcome
10 camping spots with electricityand water
Lots  and lots of space for tents.
Interesting museum and open tours of Brutus
Wide open spaces for antennas and poles.
Near Pittsburg, KS for motels, restaurants, and shopping
Directions from Pittsburg:
    South on US 60 for 3 miles
    Right on US 400 for 7 miles
    Left on KS-7 for 4 miles
    Right on KS-102 aka Scammon Rd for 5 miles
    On the West side of West Mineral turn left on NW 60 St for 1/4 mile
    As you approach West Mineral look South, you'll see it.
    Here's a map http://www.bigbrutus.org/map.html 
    Bring your favorite portable setup, or use one of ours.
   
Please make your reservations as early as possible to insure a space. Even if you don't have time to stay over night, pse feel free to come and spend a day playing radio in the great outdoors of Southeast  Kansas.

Make your reservations asap at  620-827-6177   CU There
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Malachi Doane
 

You got it Bill, 

 I thought you had called for relays but it was a uniquely loud QRN here. Like 4th of July firecrackers with the pop's. 

 I tried you just post sign off but I'm afraid that conditions were just not up to it. 

 Will try HARDER! next time. 

  bst 73

 Mal //N2QFD 


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called today at 4:15 pm MT or 2215z on 7.0625
and again on 14.0625 at 2245z or 4:45pm
Come practice your cw .. at your speed.
Today.. when you check in, I'll let you know my temp, your rst, and if you can copy any others, and want to say Hi to them,
please let me know. I will let you two chat for a couple exchanges, after we check in folks. Swap any numbers.. or QTH info.

See you this afternoon.

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


Thursday Morning Net

dekle@...
 

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
The storms are too close,
So I can't do the net.

(Yeah, I know.)

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Hi Mal,
 
It was nice to work you in the net.
 
YES!  I do want relays.
At the end of every net I always call for "Any QSP?" but I didn't hear anything last night.
Thank you, that would be a big help on nights like last night and it might make the difference for a station or two that are trying to QNI.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:16 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

 

Thanks for enduring Bill, I know what you mean about the QRN.

I I copied a KD0WF trying to get in the net. His signal came up at the end for me to a 449.

Do you want relays when this happens ?(assuming you'd still hear me)

Thanks again and bst 73,

Mal -N2QFD


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Jim Linsenbardt
 

Yes, that was me. I tried a few times but, I guess because of the noise, Bill could not catch my call.

Jim
KD0WF


Re: Wednesday Night 40m Net

Malachi Doane
 

Thanks for enduring Bill, I know what you mean about the QRN.

I I copied a KD0WF trying to get in the net. His signal came up at the end for me to a 449.

Do you want relays when this happens ?(assuming you'd still hear me)

Thanks again and bst 73,

Mal -N2QFD


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA
WF2F Richard, South Bend, IN>
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
AE5ME  Jeff,  Broken Arrow, OK  (new)
Lot's of  QRN , storms in area. TNX for all checkins.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS.

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