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Re: 2M HT

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Doc,
My vote would be for an FT60, yeah I know it's dual band but it's a rugged little unit, I have had mine a coupe of years now and although I don't do 2m that often it's nice to use when Mrs KC0PMH is in someplace like the goodwill and I'm out in the car park (parking lot?). yes it generates interest in Ham Radio which is all to the good. I can e-mail you the manual if that'll better explain the beast.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This might provoke some laughs, but I'm serious.  I'm thinking about getting a 2M HT for a goes anywhere" bag. I want someting small, rugged and high signal quality.  I have had various  Icom and Yaesu units (and still have my first radio - Yaesu FT 416...still works, but it's time to get a new toy since I have managed to get my HF stuff together.  I haven't bought an HT in years.

 I don't care if the HT has digital modes. I don't need menus out the wazu....Just quality, simple 2M HT.  This just going to be a radio I take everywhere I can for operating whenever I have some spare time.  I do  good bit of outdoor activity and have learned how much fun this can be.  I once hit an OK panhandle repeater with my little Yaesu (from the top of Pike's Peak).

I'm now putting together a  minimalist  2M in a bag set up and have a nice padded bag, an auxillary 
Li-ion power pack a solar charger on the way several ultralight antennas.

I think this will be another good way to get new poeple interrested in our as well has providin me another fun activity.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL - LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

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




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2M HT

Michael McEwen
 

This might provoke some laughs, but I'm serious.  I'm thinking about getting a 2M HT for a goes anywhere" bag. I want someting small, rugged and high signal quality.  I have had various  Icom and Yaesu units (and still have my first radio - Yaesu FT 416...still works, but it's time to get a new toy since I have managed to get my HF stuff together.  I haven't bought an HT in years.

 I don't care if the HT has digital modes. I don't need menus out the wazu....Just quality, simple 2M HT.  This just going to be a radio I take everywhere I can for operating whenever I have some spare time.  I do  good bit of outdoor activity and have learned how much fun this can be.  I once hit an OK panhandle repeater with my little Yaesu (from the top of Pike's Peak).

I'm now putting together a  minimalist  2M in a bag set up and have a nice padded bag, an auxillary 
Li-ion power pack a solar charger on the way several ultralight antennas.

I think this will be another good way to get new poeple interrested in our as well has providin me another fun activity.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL - LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886 - Flying Pigs #3587

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

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


New Xcvr kit/ Methodyne ?

k9ut2003
 

Wondering if this new Xcvr is coming out soon ?

         72,73,

      K9UT   Jerry Uhte


CW Practice net

Dale Putnam
 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called
> 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.
> Tuesday/Thursday at 4:00 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2200 UTC, on 7062.5 kHzTuesday/Thursday at 4:30 PM MDT, which is Tuesday/Thursday 2230 UTC, on 14062.5 kHz.
>
> Barring T-Storms real close... this afternoon, I'll look for you!!
> See you this afternoon.
>
> Have a great day,
>Dale - WC7S

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


Re: 80M CW Chekins

davemrtn
 

Beautiful radio.


On 7/16/2015 7:16 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Hi Terry and the gang,
Well I had an unexpected opportunity last evening and wanted to try to get in on the 4State 80m net. Terry struggled mightily but hey, I'll take the 559! even if it was in between static crashes... There was an awful lot of noise on the band, I'm guessing that the crashes were lightning strikes out to around a thousand miles, well that's 80 on a summer evening I guess.
So, I dragged out the HW-8 and the ZM-2 ASTU, hooked up the W3EDP and had at it. Thanks for sticking with it Terry, in between signals you were an excellent 579.
HW-8, ZM-2, W3EDP antenna, it doesn't get much simpler than that, check out the attached pictures. The power out was a healthy 1.25 watts (QRPOmeter pic attached), yes that's a notebook and pencil for logging.
Hope to log in to the Thursday AM net this morning from the works car park.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH




On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Pretty noisy (izzat an oxymoron?) here to night, plus significant qsb.  Making it in were:


Thanks guys, appreciate it.

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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...



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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
 
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4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
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Re: Saturday Luncheon & Hamfest Info

Wayne Dillon
 

Thanks for the heads-up Dave,
Golden corral eatery is just around the corner (ish) from the ham fest, just my $0.02 worth.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:55 AM, David Bixler qrp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi folks:

The July 4SQRP luncheon will be on this upcoming Saturday, July 18th at
the Country Cupboard in downtown Seneca, MO. Lunch will be at 11:00.

Looks like good (but hot) weather forecast for Saturday.

Note: In August, we will not have a luncheon in Seneca. Instead, let's
attend the Joplin hamfest on August 22nd. Info on the hamfest is here:
http://joplin-arc.org/

I noticed that Elecraft (is that W0EB?) and the Xtal Society (W0XI) will
have displays at the hamfest, so there should be lots of 4SQRP folks
attending. Maybe we can meet-up later at a local eatery for lunch after
the hamfest.

73, Dave W0CH




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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
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CW Ragchewers Anonymous #40
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Saturday Luncheon & Hamfest Info

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

Hi folks:

The July 4SQRP luncheon will be on this upcoming Saturday, July 18th at the Country Cupboard in downtown Seneca, MO. Lunch will be at 11:00.

Looks like good (but hot) weather forecast for Saturday.


Note: In August, we will not have a luncheon in Seneca. Instead, let's attend the Joplin hamfest on August 22nd. Info on the hamfest is here: http://joplin-arc.org/

I noticed that Elecraft (is that W0EB?) and the Xtal Society (W0XI) will have displays at the hamfest, so there should be lots of 4SQRP folks attending. Maybe we can meet-up later at a local eatery for lunch after the hamfest.

73, Dave W0CH


Re: Wednesday Night 40m CW Net

joekf0xv@...
 

Bill,

 Not only was I on my HB Mag-loop, I was In my Basement shack.

Flex3000 @ 5 watts and HB Mag-loop.

It was designed for 20 - 10 but the Air Variable can pull it down to 40.

According to the design program, It only has 14% efficiency on 40 also.

Sure glad you hung in there and pulled me out.

Just goes to show, When all else fails, CW will.

Joe KF0XV


FS: Ten Tec 6M xvtr 1208

Dale Putnam
 

FOR SALE:

Ten Tec Transverter - meets or exceeds specs of:
.15uv rx sens and 0-8 (10 w resistor change) watts out with 5 watts from a 20m xcvr.
That makes it perfect for almost any of the radios we use.
  The best about this is the wonderful manual included, that has a significant amount of
intro info for the new 6M enthusiast. I wish I had had the manual when I started on 6m.
The manual should be priced at $25 with the xvtr at $35.
If you have been watching the propagation predictions...
6 has been open a lot lately. Don't miss out on the fun. Here's your chance.
I'll pay shipping, if you want to get in on the 6m action right away.

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

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


Thursday AM net

Wayne Dillon
 

Totally awsome! The set-up was the KX-3 this morning, with a PPK minikey into the mag mounted antenna, Terry with that set-up I'll take the 559 oh yeah!
I actually heard Chas call in, you were about a 339 Chas, nice signal.
Thanks again Terry, my day is now much improved.
72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH (/P) this morning.

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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: 80M CW Chekins [1 Attachment]

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Terry and the gang,
Well I had an unexpected opportunity last evening and wanted to try to get in on the 4State 80m net. Terry struggled mightily but hey, I'll take the 559! even if it was in between static crashes... There was an awful lot of noise on the band, I'm guessing that the crashes were lightning strikes out to around a thousand miles, well that's 80 on a summer evening I guess.
So, I dragged out the HW-8 and the ZM-2 ASTU, hooked up the W3EDP and had at it. Thanks for sticking with it Terry, in between signals you were an excellent 579.
HW-8, ZM-2, W3EDP antenna, it doesn't get much simpler than that, check out the attached pictures. The power out was a healthy 1.25 watts (QRPOmeter pic attached), yes that's a notebook and pencil for logging.
Hope to log in to the Thursday AM net this morning from the works car park.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH




On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Pretty noisy (izzat an oxymoron?) here to night, plus significant qsb.  Making it in were:


Thanks guys, appreciate it.

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




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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: AMECO AC-1 issues

davemrtn
 

HOORAY !!! Have Fun.

On 7/15/2015 8:52 PM, weaselradio1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Well, rumors of my transformers death were exaggerated. It turns out the smoke was real, but the death had not occurred before I shut down. At the suggestion of the electronic shop owner I buy my parts from, I verified my output voltages from the power transformer.

So, today I replaced the electrolytic capacitor and found two new tubes (well new to me) replaced them on the radio. I still need to add the fuse. But it does work and I am getting close to 10 Watts. As soon as I get back up to speed with my Morse code I hope to get on the air. Thank you all for your suggestions.

Bob
KE0FAT


-- 
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen

SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David,Ottumwa, IA.
WF2F Richard, South Bend, IN
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
My reliables, storms north, tnx all
N0TGR Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Re: AMECO AC-1 issues

weaselradio1@...
 

Well, rumors of my transformers death were exaggerated. It turns out the smoke was real, but the death had not occurred before I shut down. At the suggestion of the electronic shop owner I buy my parts from, I verified my output voltages from the power transformer.

So, today I replaced the electrolytic capacitor and found two new tubes (well new to me) replaced them on the radio. I still need to add the fuse. But it does work and I am getting close to 10 Watts. As soon as I get back up to speed with my Morse code I hope to get on the air. Thank you all for your suggestions.

Bob
KE0FAT


80M CW Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Pretty noisy (izzat an oxymoron?) here to night, plus significant qsb.  Making it in were:


Thanks guys, appreciate it.
-- 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...


Wednesday Night 40m CW Net

dekle@...
 

An interesting net tonight.
Not too many QNIs, but Joe (KF0XV) made it in with his indoor mag loop.
Neato-Torpedo! That's my kind of radio!

Here's the list:

KK5IB       Darryl   Jonesboro, AR
WA0ITP    Terry     Ottumwa, IA
KF0XV      Joe       Kansas City, KS
KV6Z        Bill       Claremore, OK (NCS)

Thanks everybody,
73
Bill
KV6Z




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 (WQ5RP) 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


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

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@wa0itp.com


Re: AMECO AC-1 issues

sigcom1
 

Sorry to hear about the PT in your AC-1. The problem might have been caused by a shorted 6X5 rectifier. Although I've never experienced it with any AC-1, the 6X5 has a bad reputation among the antique radio enthusiasts with shorting and taking out the power trans. (un-fused primary).

The AC-1 PT spec's are as follows:

Secondary voltages without load:

6.3 V filaments AC

300-0-300 V AC nominal. This generally varies from 290-0-290 to 325-0-325 depending upon line voltage.

Dimensions: 3" wide x 2 1/2" deep x 1 3/4" high. Stamped
with "T-141" or "T-141 H" on the end bell.

This info is from the "AC-1 FAQ" document on the AC-1 Yahoo Group.

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amecoac1/info>

The above voltages are from measurements. To the best of my knowledge, voltage and current spec's. for the T-141 have never been published. 40 mA on the HV secondary would be adequate and whatever the combined currents for the tube heaters is.

Best of luck with the project and

73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
AC-1 Yahoo Group Moderator
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Re: AMECO AC-1 issues

weaselradio1@...
 

Not a problem. I blame most of my typos on my tablet's auto-correct feature .

I did a little checking and the rectifier was the tube that was arcing (little lightning like sparks between conductors internal to the tube) and the 6V6-GT never got warm. I think I will start working with the power supply tonight and see how long it takes to get to the rest of the circuit.

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