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Re: New kits

Gary KF7WNS
 

I would enjoy building a xcvr for 160M and maybe spur more QRP activity there... OR...maybe 17M

72, Gary/KF7WNS

On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM, hubby2k@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I would like to see a simple superhet transceiver that would be an updated (uses available parts) rig something like the small wonder labs SW series of rigs. This could then be used as the basis of an updated Elmer 101 course. There are quite a few direct conversion rigs but currently I don't think anyone makes a simple one band superhet kit. It would not have to be trail friendly or state of the art but rather learning/experimenting friendly. Could be VFO or VXO. Chat with the designers may be having a limited run of the SW-30+ for their discussions but it would be very nice to have permanently available similar superhet transceiver kit. I would be glad to help in its design or testing. 


73/72 - Mike WA8BXN




Re: New kits

Mike WA8BXN
 

I would like to see a simple superhet transceiver that would be an updated (uses available parts) rig something like the small wonder labs SW series of rigs. This could then be used as the basis of an updated Elmer 101 course. There are quite a few direct conversion rigs but currently I don't think anyone makes a simple one band superhet kit. It would not have to be trail friendly or state of the art but rather learning/experimenting friendly. Could be VFO or VXO. Chat with the designers may be having a limited run of the SW-30+ for their discussions but it would be very nice to have permanently available similar superhet transceiver kit. I would be glad to help in its design or testing. 

73/72 - Mike WA8BXN



New kits

keith ford
 

How about a pto?

Keith kf4tap

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Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Wayne Dillon
 

Jeremy,
IMHO the sidekix plates and cover are a "must have" they are beautifully made (also made here in the USA!), the heatsink, I got one for my KX3 and it's great but I really don't do much else other than CW at 5 watts or less so on my KX3 it's just eye candy :)
Enjoy and I hope to see you at the Brutus Bash in September.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 4:39 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Thanks all!  My order from Elecraft is the following:

Factory-Assembled and Tested KX3
KX3-PCKT Accessory Cable Set
KXAT3 Auto-Tuner
KXFL3 Roofing Filter
KXPA100 Amplifier Factory-Assembled and Tested
KXPACBL Amp-to-KX3 Cable
MH3 Hand Mic


I disregarded the auto-tuner for the amp because I already have a pretty good LDG external auto-tuner that I like well.  Also didn't bother with the charger/clock as the only real portable work I plan to be doing is either Field Day (where I'll have generators) or when I'm camping at the lake (where I can either use AC in the campground, or my 4 17Ah batteries).  I figure if I find a need for either option, I can always add it in later.  Don't figure I need the panadapter, as I can use the SDR functionality with either my laptop or desktop to substitute for that.

Mostly I'm looking for what third-party accessories people are using - I really like the SideKX endplates and Lexan cover to give it some protection (also plan to get a nice Pelican case to transport it in).  The heatsink's are looking good too, as I am somewhat a fan of doing digital modes.  Also would like to either be able to use my existing Heil gear (if it will work, and from some of the reading I'm doing, it may not), or other good quality headset and desk microphone (I really dislike using a hand mic for base station use).

Jeremy

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Joe E <cornhusker@...> wrote:
I agree...the ATU and the filter is a must...see my articles in May and June CQ.  I also just added 2M.  
DE K0NEB 

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From:"'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Subject:Re: [4sqrp] Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

 


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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Unbuilt Cyclone 40 Transceiver

gary Lyons
 

Greetings all,

In spite of my best intentions I have a few unbuilt kits on hand that I will not be building in the foreseeable future.

I have a Cyclone 40m transceiver (SN113) that needs a good home.  If you missed out on one before they were retired, or just need another solder smoke fix, please contact me directly at:

gary dot w0gx at gmail dot com

and make me an offer.  Plus it contributes to the KX3 kitty.  :-)

72,
Gary/w0gx



Re: Toroid material for QRP HF tuner: "2" or "6"?

Shawn Reed
 


Also...Considering it would be easier to pick up the difference with a resonant ant. at the higher end...I would favor the lower end of rf freq., with some good variables working. There also is the coin to toss. 73,Shawn

On Friday, June 5, 2015 12:09 PM, "mbraner@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
I'm contemplating building a Z-match tuner.  They can be made rather compact if low-voltage capacitors are used (OK for QRP) and the coil is wound on a toroidal core (rather than air-wound).  EMtech sell a nice kit of such a tuner, but I prefer to design and build my own.  There are many designs on the web.  Getting the variable capacitors seems like the hardest (and most expensive) aspect, especially if you want to make the tuner capable of somewhat higher power than strict QRP, say 50 watts.

One thing that I'm puzzled about is the choice of core material for the coil.  It appears that material "2" (as in a "T130-2" toroid, for example) is good for lower frequencies, at least down to 3.5 MHz, but not so good for the high end of the HF range, while material "6" is good for higher frequencies, up to 30 MHz and more, but not so good for 80m.  If you want to build a tuner for the 3.5-30 MHz range, which core is the best compromise?  This may depend on your personal preferences regarding bands used?

Judging by the plurality of designs, "2" is more commonly used, but perhaps the designers were more interested in 80m than 10m?  See for example one early article about a Z-match with toroidal core, by Lloyd Butler - he used a "2", but measured the efficiency, and found it marginal on 10m.




Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

John Lonigro
 

Was this email intended to make the rest of us drool?  If so, it worked.  Looking forward to hearing you on the Second Sunday Sprint, coming up in a little more than a week (It's late this month).

72,

John AA0VE

On 06/05/2015 04:39 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Thanks all!  My order from Elecraft is the following:

Factory-Assembled and Tested KX3
KX3-PCKT Accessory Cable Set
KXAT3 Auto-Tuner
KXFL3 Roofing Filter
KXPA100 Amplifier Factory-Assembled and Tested
KXPACBL Amp-to-KX3 Cable
MH3 Hand Mic


I disregarded the auto-tuner for the amp because I already have a pretty good LDG external auto-tuner that I like well.  Also didn't bother with the charger/clock as the only real portable work I plan to be doing is either Field Day (where I'll have generators) or when I'm camping at the lake (where I can either use AC in the campground, or my 4 17Ah batteries).  I figure if I find a need for either option, I can always add it in later.  Don't figure I need the panadapter, as I can use the SDR functionality with either my laptop or desktop to substitute for that.

Mostly I'm looking for what third-party accessories people are using - I really like the SideKX endplates and Lexan cover to give it some protection (also plan to get a nice Pelican case to transport it in).  The heatsink's are looking good too, as I am somewhat a fan of doing digital modes.  Also would like to either be able to use my existing Heil gear (if it will work, and from some of the reading I'm doing, it may not), or other good quality headset and desk microphone (I really dislike using a hand mic for base station use).

Jeremy

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Joe E <cornhusker@...> wrote:
I agree...the ATU and the filter is a must...see my articles in May and June CQ.  I also just added 2M.  
DE K0NEB 

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From:"'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Subject:Re: [4sqrp] Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

 


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
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Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Jeremy,

You might want to consider getting a Yamaha CM500 headset instead of using your Heil.  It is quite comfortable to wear and has a good hot electret type microphone.  To use it directly with the KX3, turn both MIC BIAS and MIC BTN off in the menu (do the same for any other computer type microphones.  Yes, the electret element does need bias, but the residual voltage on the mic button circuit in the KX3 powers that mic quite nicely through the ring contact.
You can use the PTT available in the ACC2 jack or just use the XMIT button to toggle TX/RX.

You can find that headset at Pro Audio shops such as B&H Photo and Sweetwater Sound.  It is usually priced in the $60 range.

If you use a microphone with a mono plug, you will have to set MIC BTN off in the menu to prevent the jack shell from activating PTT whenever the plug is inserted.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 6/5/2015 5:39 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

  Also would like to either be able to use my existing Heil gear (if it will work, and from some of the reading I'm doing, it may not), or other good quality headset and desk microphone (I really dislike using a hand mic for base station use).




Re: Toroid material for QRP HF tuner: "2" or "6"?

moshecontra
 

Thanks for the pointers.  That Lofgren writeup includes these comments:

"I recommend a T-130-6 core, which gives better Q throughout the HF range than is attainable with a T-130-2 core. But either one is satisfactory. The important point is that the cores differ in permeability, so the number of turns will differ depending on which one is selected."

He also explains how to alter the inductance of the coil to fit the range of capacitance you happen to have on hand. And his way of tapping the coil (with ground in the middle instead of an end) supposedly offers somewhat better balance - for balanced loads.


Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

Jeremy Utley
 

Thanks all!  My order from Elecraft is the following:

Factory-Assembled and Tested KX3
KX3-PCKT Accessory Cable Set
KXAT3 Auto-Tuner
KXFL3 Roofing Filter
KXPA100 Amplifier Factory-Assembled and Tested
KXPACBL Amp-to-KX3 Cable
MH3 Hand Mic


I disregarded the auto-tuner for the amp because I already have a pretty good LDG external auto-tuner that I like well.  Also didn't bother with the charger/clock as the only real portable work I plan to be doing is either Field Day (where I'll have generators) or when I'm camping at the lake (where I can either use AC in the campground, or my 4 17Ah batteries).  I figure if I find a need for either option, I can always add it in later.  Don't figure I need the panadapter, as I can use the SDR functionality with either my laptop or desktop to substitute for that.

Mostly I'm looking for what third-party accessories people are using - I really like the SideKX endplates and Lexan cover to give it some protection (also plan to get a nice Pelican case to transport it in).  The heatsink's are looking good too, as I am somewhat a fan of doing digital modes.  Also would like to either be able to use my existing Heil gear (if it will work, and from some of the reading I'm doing, it may not), or other good quality headset and desk microphone (I really dislike using a hand mic for base station use).

Jeremy

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Joe E <cornhusker@...> wrote:
I agree...the ATU and the filter is a must...see my articles in May and June CQ.  I also just added 2M.  
DE K0NEB 

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From:"'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Subject:Re: [4sqrp] Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

 


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!

Charles W. Powell
 

I couldn’t live without the autotuners - both in the KX3 and KXPA100.  As mentioned below, get the filters.  Battery charger enables to the clock, and it’s nice to have a while longer to operate even if you main battery or PS goes dead.  The PX3 is GREAT for home or in the field.  I carry mine even when I travel.

Chas NK8O

On Jun 5, 2015, at 12:18, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

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



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Re: Toroid material for QRP HF tuner: "2" or "6"?

Chuck Carpenter
 

Moshe,

I tend to build z-matchers to cover low HF and hi HF. One covers 160 thru 20 meters with type 2 cores. Others covers 40 meters thru 10 meters using type 6 cores.

Also build a few single band versions such as 10 and 6 meters using type 10 cores (black).

I like the designs from Charlie Lofgren, W6JJZ, and find them to have a wide impedance matching range and good measured efficiency.

You can find his designs in ARRL Antenna Compendium #5 and here: http://www.seboldt.net/k0jd/z-match.html

For measurements the AI1H procedure found in QEX for Sep/Oct 2003

and PDF here:

<http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CDMQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nonstopsystems.com%2Fradio%2Fpdf-ant%2Fradio-tuners-baluns.pdf&ei=6v5xVdKqEpawogSct4GABw&usg=AFQjCNF9O06mZxwtcJ3ln-46OgrR_i89PQ>


Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Toroid material for QRP HF tuner: "2" or "6"?

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

The type 6 cores (Yellow) can work OK for 80 meters, but need more turns than type 2.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 6/5/2015 3:09 PM, mbraner@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I'm contemplating building a Z-match tuner.  They can be made rather compact if low-voltage capacitors are used (OK for QRP) and the coil is wound on a toroidal core (rather than air-wound).  EMtech sell a nice kit of such a tuner, but I prefer to design and build my own.  There are many designs on the web.  Getting the variable capacitors seems like the hardest (and most expensive) aspect, especially if you want to make the tuner capable of somewhat higher power than strict QRP, say 50 watts.


One thing that I'm puzzled about is the choice of core material for the coil.  It appears that material "2" (as in a "T130-2" toroid, for example) is good for lower frequencies, at least down to 3.5 MHz, but not so good for the high end of the HF range, while material "6" is good for higher frequencies, up to 30 MHz and more, but not so good for 80m.  If you want to build a tuner for the 3.5-30 MHz range, which core is the best compromise?  This may depend on your personal preferences regarding bands used?


Judging by the plurality of designs, "2" is more commonly used, but perhaps the designers were more interested in 80m than 10m?  See for example one early article about a Z-match with toroidal core, by Lloyd Butler - he used a "2", but measured the efficiency, and found it marginal on 10m.




Toroid material for QRP HF tuner: "2" or "6"?

moshecontra
 

I'm contemplating building a Z-match tuner.  They can be made rather compact if low-voltage capacitors are used (OK for QRP) and the coil is wound on a toroidal core (rather than air-wound).  EMtech sell a nice kit of such a tuner, but I prefer to design and build my own.  There are many designs on the web.  Getting the variable capacitors seems like the hardest (and most expensive) aspect, especially if you want to make the tuner capable of somewhat higher power than strict QRP, say 50 watts.


One thing that I'm puzzled about is the choice of core material for the coil.  It appears that material "2" (as in a "T130-2" toroid, for example) is good for lower frequencies, at least down to 3.5 MHz, but not so good for the high end of the HF range, while material "6" is good for higher frequencies, up to 30 MHz and more, but not so good for 80m.  If you want to build a tuner for the 3.5-30 MHz range, which core is the best compromise?  This may depend on your personal preferences regarding bands used?


Judging by the plurality of designs, "2" is more commonly used, but perhaps the designers were more interested in 80m than 10m?  See for example one early article about a Z-match with toroidal core, by Lloyd Butler - he used a "2", but measured the efficiency, and found it marginal on 10m.



Re: Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

cornhusker
 

I agree...the ATU and the filter is a must...see my articles in May and June CQ.  I also just added 2M.  
DE K0NEB 

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From:"'Charlie , W5COV' cvest@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
Date:Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM
Subject:Re: [4sqrp] Elecraft afficionados, talk to me!

 


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!

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



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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
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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



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


Announcing: 4SQRP apparell

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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

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