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Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Charlie Vest
 


Hey Jeremy,

I have every option with my KX3. I don't have the KXPA100, since the KX3 is my QRP rig.

In my particular use of the KX3 the roofing filter is a great addition to the radio. Also the ATU is absolutely amazing.

ENJOY !!

Charlie, W5COV

On 6/5/2015 12:24 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned in this month's Banner, WA6CML has finally agreed to
let me take the plunge and pick up the KX3+KXPA100 I've been dreaming
of getting since my first Ozarkcon (getting to go hands on with Jim's
KX3 was a big seller!). However, since I'm just starting to dive into
the Elecraft world, I'm wanting some suggestions on some stuff from
those of you who have been using the rig. So, a few questions!

First off, microphones - I have ordered the hand-mike, but I also have
a couple of Heil microphones - a GM-5 desk microphone and ProSet Elite
headset that I use when I'm contesting. I am terrible at making
adapter cables (would much prefer to buy something pre-made in this
regard), and Heil does not make cables for the KX-3 - so does anyone
know of somewhere I could get an adapter to use these with the KX-3?

Second, what third-party accessories would those of you with KX3's
recommend? I'm already planning on the SideKX cover from AK6Q, and
probably the Pro Audio Engineering heatsink. Anything else you guys
think is essential?

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS





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Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Jeremy
Be sure and add optional filters, you won't be sorry!
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Friday, June 5, 2015, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned in this month's Banner, WA6CML has finally agreed to
let me take the plunge and pick up the KX3+KXPA100 I've been dreaming
of getting since my first Ozarkcon (getting to go hands on with Jim's
KX3 was a big seller!). However, since I'm just starting to dive into
the Elecraft world, I'm wanting some suggestions on some stuff from
those of you who have been using the rig. So, a few questions!

First off, microphones - I have ordered the hand-mike, but I also have
a couple of Heil microphones - a GM-5 desk microphone and ProSet Elite
headset that I use when I'm contesting. I am terrible at making
adapter cables (would much prefer to buy something pre-made in this
regard), and Heil does not make cables for the KX-3 - so does anyone
know of somewhere I could get an adapter to use these with the KX-3?

Second, what third-party accessories would those of you with KX3's
recommend? I'm already planning on the SideKX cover from AK6Q, and
probably the Pro Audio Engineering heatsink. Anything else you guys
think is essential?

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS



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




Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned in this month's Banner, WA6CML has finally agreed to
let me take the plunge and pick up the KX3+KXPA100 I've been dreaming
of getting since my first Ozarkcon (getting to go hands on with Jim's
KX3 was a big seller!). However, since I'm just starting to dive into
the Elecraft world, I'm wanting some suggestions on some stuff from
those of you who have been using the rig. So, a few questions!

First off, microphones - I have ordered the hand-mike, but I also have
a couple of Heil microphones - a GM-5 desk microphone and ProSet Elite
headset that I use when I'm contesting. I am terrible at making
adapter cables (would much prefer to buy something pre-made in this
regard), and Heil does not make cables for the KX-3 - so does anyone
know of somewhere I could get an adapter to use these with the KX-3?

Second, what third-party accessories would those of you with KX3's
recommend? I'm already planning on the SideKX cover from AK6Q, and
probably the Pro Audio Engineering heatsink. Anything else you guys
think is essential?

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


ANNOUNCEMENT: 4 SQRP APPAREL NOW AVAILABLE

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Evening all:
I am please to announce that we now have official custom 4SQRP gear available,
Thanks to a recomendation from Rich Fowler K8MEG,

Our official vendor for this is B&B Embroidery in Ft. Worth Texas.
You can order custom made hats, shirts, Jacket's etc at:

http://www.hamthreads.com/

You can call them at 817-471-4488 or email them at bandbembroidery@yahoo.com
Dave and Shirley will be very happy to answer your questions.


They are offering a discount and flat rate shipping when you choose
the 4SQRP logo that is listed under designs on thier web page.

Their prices include the Club logo, you call sign and or your name.
Please put order notes in the notes screen of your order for deatils.

I have attached a picture, and we hope to have a link on thee web pages soon.

I will upload the picture of my hat and shirt to the web site, just in
case it doesnt make it through the email sytem.
Now we can proudly wear the club logo!

72
Hope you enjoy!
Johnny AC0BQ



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


Announcing: 4SQRP apparell

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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


Re: [QRP-L] CW practice net

Dale Putnam
 

Thunderstorm is now moving right angles.. about 20 mi away.. lightning is 15-25...
so Let's Try this.. first on 40.. then on 20..

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




 
 


> From: daleputnam@...
> To: 4sqrp@...; qrp-l@...
> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 21:43:44 -0600
> Subject: [QRP-L] CW practice net
>

> Tuesday/Thursday
> at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2220 UTC, on 7062.5 kHz
>
>
>
>
> and
>
>
> Tuesday/Thursday
> at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.
> Main
> NCS - Dale WC7S (Wyoming)
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --... ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
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Re: [QRP-L] CW practice net

Dale Putnam
 

Tornado watch, Severe Thunderstorm warning...  pecip within 3 mi...
and lightning within 10....
http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en

I hope it passes before net time.

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


> From: daleputnam@...
> To: 4sqrp@...; qrp-l@...
> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 21:43:44 -0600
> Subject: [QRP-L] CW practice net
>
>
>
>
> IF the thunderstorms and local static doesn't attack again.. we will
> have a cw practice net Thurs afternoon, starting at
>
>
> Tuesday/Thursday
> at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2220 UTC, on 7062.5 kHz
>
>
>
>
> and
>
>
> Tuesday/Thursday
> at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.
> Main
> NCS - Dale WC7S (Wyoming)
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --... ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
>
>
>
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Thurs Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

40 was noisy this morning but 4 intrepid souls made it in.  This was the morning of dashes.   I believe that Dale, WN0WWY, has the most in a call sign, and Woody has the most in a name.  Anybody know of anyone who surpasses these?   Woody was using theYouKits EK1 that he won at OzarkCon.  It was the #2 prize in the drawing.



Thanks vy much for checking in gents, appreciate it.

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


Re: Digipan hanging up on me

moshecontra
 

Don: I agree with all your reasons to prefer a desktop over a laptop in general, and I give that advice to my friends who consider buying a laptop for general home use.  And of course I use a desktop as my main computer.  In my limited "shack" area, though,  it's a different story.  Even though I have a couple of spare (WinXP) desktops available, I'm trying to use a laptop due to lack of space.  And I can more easily move the laptop out of the way when I am not using it, to make room for CW key, microphone, "projects", etc.


{UpDate} Coax as Impedance Transformer and etc.

Chuck Carpenter
 

4SQRPers,

*Corrected the changed dipole dimension below to 17.25 feet. (thanks Dave)
**Added BALUN note using 40 m dipole on 20 m

---------------------------------

Modeled a simple dipole on 40 and 20 meters, 33.5 ft each side and 33 feet (~ 1/4 wave) above ground.

These model figures are only approximations of what you might expect. They generally work out pretty close to actual measurements in the field. Plus j is inductive reactance, minus j is capacitive reactance.

EZNEC 5 shows the feed point Z to be about: 83.25 +j19.78 Ohms, slightly inductive.

Using Transmission Line Details, and the above Z as the load (feedpoint) end for RG-8X (mini):

Frequency: 7.1 MHz, at input (transmitter) end,
coax length
25 ft ~ 31.84 -j13.36 Ohms 0.182 dB loss
50 ft ~ 57.73 +j27.38 Ohms 0.464 dB loss
75 ft ~ 41.60 -j23.88 Ohms 0.617 dB loss

All easily matched for optimum power transfer with a good ATU with very little additional loss.

Same antenna same height

Frequency: 14.06 MHz, Antenna feed point Z ~ 3549 +j2504 Ohms
coax length
25 ft ~ 16.39 +j125.27 Ohms 6.73 dB loss (mostly SWR)
50 ft ~ 8.43 +j53.56 Ohms 9.16 dB loss "
75 ft ~ 6.72 +j23.83 Ohms 10.6 dB loss "

Some good tuners would match the low Z but the extreme SWR loss would still be there.
**A 1:9 BALUN might be useful at the feedpoint to mitigate the high Z to a lower value.

So, changing the dipole model to *17.25 ft each side and 33 feet (~ 1 wave) above ground

Frequency: 14.06 MHz, Antenna feed point Z ~ 78.13 +j4.39 Ohms
coax length
25 ft ~ 61.93 +j19.76 Ohms 0.313 dB loss
50 ft ~ 46.06 +j17.71 Ohms 0.614 dB loss
75 ft ~ 37.96 +j9.29 Ohms 0.903 dB loss

These values could be used without an ATU with probably less than 2:1 SWR. Easy match with any good tuner.

My ATU favorites are Z-Matchers some of which will match down to 3 Ohms resistive.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Digipan hanging up on me

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Dave,

First, you can add real serial ports to a desktop if there are none already present - it is a simple matter of adding a card.
Second, the keyboard on a laptop is not comfortable to use IMHO.
Third, you can use whichever monitor size you want to place on your desk.
Forth, the useful lifetime of desktops is much greater than laptops.
Fifth, if it breaks, it is more easily repaired than a laptop.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 6/4/2015 7:48 AM, iamkb8xg@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Don,


Other than the cost factor between laptops & desktops, what is your reasoning for preferring desktops vs. laptops for the ham shack?




Re: May/June Banner is up

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Jeromy 
Fine reading over coffee!
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Thursday, June 4, 2015, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Seriously nice job Jeremy and a huge thank you to all the contributors. Well done all
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Everyone!

The May/June issue of The Banner is now posted!

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

Since April was later than usual after waiting for Ozarkcon to be
finished, plus another month of light articles, I decided to just do a
combined issue and get things back on schedule.

From the Index:

Leo's Ghost Key
The SLC Loop
KB6NU's Column(s)
SSS Standings
From the Editor

I have an idea that I'd like to try to implement in future issues of
the Banner - I'd like to do a little "welcome" to new members of the
group in each issue, listing them each by name and callsign. However,
I'm not sure exactly how I could get ahold of this type of information
- anyone got any suggestions on a means for me to see this?

Also, keep those articles coming! Original content is great, but if
you run across something that might be of interest to the group, feel
free to point it out to me, and I'll do the legwork to get permission
to print it.

Brutus is coming, and I can't wait - hope to see you all there!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




--
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



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




Re: May/June Banner is up

Wayne Dillon
 

Seriously nice job Jeremy and a huge thank you to all the contributors. Well done all
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hey Everyone!

The May/June issue of The Banner is now posted!

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

Since April was later than usual after waiting for Ozarkcon to be
finished, plus another month of light articles, I decided to just do a
combined issue and get things back on schedule.

From the Index:

Leo's Ghost Key
The SLC Loop
KB6NU's Column(s)
SSS Standings
From the Editor

I have an idea that I'd like to try to implement in future issues of
the Banner - I'd like to do a little "welcome" to new members of the
group in each issue, listing them each by name and callsign. However,
I'm not sure exactly how I could get ahold of this type of information
- anyone got any suggestions on a means for me to see this?

Also, keep those articles coming! Original content is great, but if
you run across something that might be of interest to the group, feel
free to point it out to me, and I'll do the legwork to get permission
to print it.

Brutus is coming, and I can't wait - hope to see you all there!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS




--
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: Digipan hanging up on me

David Deitrick
 

Don,

Other than the cost factor between laptops & desktops, what is your reasoning for preferring desktops vs. laptops for the ham shack?

Dave
KB8XG


Re: May/June Banner is up

Dale Putnam
 

Combined, or not,  an excellent Banner!!
Thank you Jeremy!!

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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 23:56:11 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] May/June Banner is up

 
Hey Everyone!

The May/June issue of The Banner is now posted!

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

Since April was later than usual after waiting for Ozarkcon to be
finished, plus another month of light articles, I decided to just do a
combined issue and get things back on schedule.

From the Index:

Leo's Ghost Key
The SLC Loop
KB6NU's Column(s)
SSS Standings
From the Editor

I have an idea that I'd like to try to implement in future issues of
the Banner - I'd like to do a little "welcome" to new members of the
group in each issue, listing them each by name and callsign. However,
I'm not sure exactly how I could get ahold of this type of information
- anyone got any suggestions on a means for me to see this?

Also, keep those articles coming! Original content is great, but if
you run across something that might be of interest to the group, feel
free to point it out to me, and I'll do the legwork to get permission
to print it.

Brutus is coming, and I can't wait - hope to see you all there!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


May/June Banner is up

Jeremy Utley
 

Hey Everyone!

The May/June issue of The Banner is now posted!

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

Since April was later than usual after waiting for Ozarkcon to be
finished, plus another month of light articles, I decided to just do a
combined issue and get things back on schedule.

From the Index:

Leo's Ghost Key
The SLC Loop
KB6NU's Column(s)
SSS Standings
From the Editor

I have an idea that I'd like to try to implement in future issues of
the Banner - I'd like to do a little "welcome" to new members of the
group in each issue, listing them each by name and callsign. However,
I'm not sure exactly how I could get ahold of this type of information
- anyone got any suggestions on a means for me to see this?

Also, keep those articles coming! Original content is great, but if
you run across something that might be of interest to the group, feel
free to point it out to me, and I'll do the legwork to get permission
to print it.

Brutus is coming, and I can't wait - hope to see you all there!

Jeremy, NQ0M
in Beautiful Downtown Iola, KS


Re: re anti-static mat

hubbardjw <hubbardjw@...>
 

Us a static strap to be safe. Ground the mat and static strap to the station ground. (I assume the station ground meets good engineering practice.)

-- 
Jerry Hubbard
hubbardjw@...
NOPGG


On 05/26/2015 06:02 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

Wayne has experience with that exact mat.. so you're good to go.. as you already figured out..
Good Luck with the fix... and touch the ground with one hand often too...


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 21:17:45 +0000
Subject: [4sqrp] re anti-static mat

�

Thanks for the info about cutting the mat.� Based on Dale's comment, I'm thinking maybe I should not cut it. I'll see if I can fold it or make it fit the work space somehow..

Tim, as for the snap location, with this one the snap is not installed so I can punch a hole in the mat and mount it in a convenient spot after I figure out exactly where I am going to put the mat.

73,

Sam, AL7V






CW practice net

Dale Putnam
 

IF the thunderstorms and local static doesn't attack again.. we will
have a cw practice net Thurs afternoon, starting at

Tuesday/Thursday at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2220 UTC, on 7062.5 kHz

and

Tuesday/Thursday at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.


Main NCS - Dale WC7S (Wyoming)



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


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA.
AE5ME  Jeff, Broken Arrow, OK
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
KD5NJR  Scott, Broken Arrow, OK  (new.)
AE5ZZ Jim, Little Rock, AR.
W0MQY Joe, Pittsburgh, KS.
Good band, good checkins, tnx everyone.
N0TGR Dick, AUGUSTA, KS,  NCS.


Wednesday Night 40m Net

dekle@...
 

Good net tonight.

QNI list:

N5AF              Sam         Cleveland, TX
WA0ITP          Terry         Ottumwa. IA
WA9PWP       Paul          Stoughton, WI
N2QFD           Mal           Elmira, NY
WD9F            Woody      Springfield, IL
KD0WF          Jim           Columbia, MO
WN0I              Andy        Jefferson City, MO
KV6Z
              Bill           Claremore, OK (NCS)


Thanks everybody & 73,


Bill

KV6Z



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