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Re: 2M HT

Todd K7TFC
 

​On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:  ​
The FT-60 is a great radio, I have a couple of em here.  But I have to say that getting one of the Baofeng UV-5R radios for $30 from Amazon is probably better.  At this price point, they are truly a disposable radio!  I have 4 or 5 of em, and I don't mind loaning them out when it's necessary.  Yes, programming them by hand is a pain, but very easy to do with the computer - and well, with over 100 memory channels in them, you could probably program every single repeater in your area, all the simplex frequencies, and STILL have room to spare!

I agree with NQ0M. A little card in your wallet is all the reference you need to field program a repeater on a Baofeng (and unless you program them frequently, you need a manual/reference card when you hand program *any* HT--unless you have a much better memory for arcane keystrokes that I do), but as Jeremy said there's plenty of memory in the UV-5R. You could program every repeater in a multi-state area using CHIRP and still have plenty of memory.

Without regard to brand, consider a dual-band model in any case since they're more versatile and you can use them for satellites, too.

73,

Todd
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Re: 2M HT

Donald Sanders
 

I still use my IC 2ATs I bought when they first came out, circa 1981?.
I have the AA alkaline holders and have rebuilt several "dead" battery packs.
I like the BP-8.
I also have a ATI 600 dual bander I bought at Dayton 1997. 
Those radios are simple to use and just keep-on-ticken. 

But if your new I-phone needs company, I guess the Baofeng 
is the way to go without losing sleep or making up a story for the XYL.

Dr. Don HC4/W4BWS

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The FT-60 is a great radio, I have a couple of em here.  But I have to say that getting one of the Baofeng UV-5R radios for $30 from Amazon is probably better.  At this price point, they are truly a disposable radio!  I have 4 or 5 of em, and I don't mind loaning them out when it's necessary.  Yes, programming them by hand is a pain, but very easy to do with the computer - and well, with over 100 memory channels in them, you could probably program every single repeater in your area, all the simplex frequencies, and STILL have room to spare!  All my radios are programmed with the same template, and literally have every repeater in SEKS, plus a few in other areas.  I've even done programming for others on these (did a few last year at Brutus for people).  The CHIRP open-source software makes it REALLY easy, and works with a number of different radios (I program my FT-7800, V-71A, VX-8GR, FT-817, as well as my Baofeng and Wouxun HT's all from this single piece of software - I don't have cables yet for my FT-60's).  Just my 2 cents worth!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Bill Cromwell wrcromwell@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have an Icom 2AT and it's even easier to "program". Turn the
thumbwheel switches until they show the frequency you want and you're
there. I have one of the Baofeng gizmos. I *can* program it without a
computer and cable but for field use thats really useless. By the time
you get there you don't need to be there any more .

On 07/17/2015 03:25 PM, Dave djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> Doc,
>
> Get an old Icom 02AT or the like. I have 3 more modern radios but
> when push comes to shove I can program the old girl from memory or at
> least figure it out after a few tries. The other ones I need the
> manual (Nifty manual is easiest) and the Chinese ones need a computer
> and cable to program. An old Radio Shack HT is similar.
>
> Dave K8WPE
>




Re: 2M HT

Jeremy Utley
 

The FT-60 is a great radio, I have a couple of em here.  But I have to say that getting one of the Baofeng UV-5R radios for $30 from Amazon is probably better.  At this price point, they are truly a disposable radio!  I have 4 or 5 of em, and I don't mind loaning them out when it's necessary.  Yes, programming them by hand is a pain, but very easy to do with the computer - and well, with over 100 memory channels in them, you could probably program every single repeater in your area, all the simplex frequencies, and STILL have room to spare!  All my radios are programmed with the same template, and literally have every repeater in SEKS, plus a few in other areas.  I've even done programming for others on these (did a few last year at Brutus for people).  The CHIRP open-source software makes it REALLY easy, and works with a number of different radios (I program my FT-7800, V-71A, VX-8GR, FT-817, as well as my Baofeng and Wouxun HT's all from this single piece of software - I don't have cables yet for my FT-60's).  Just my 2 cents worth!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Bill Cromwell wrcromwell@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have an Icom 2AT and it's even easier to "program". Turn the
thumbwheel switches until they show the frequency you want and you're
there. I have one of the Baofeng gizmos. I *can* program it without a
computer and cable but for field use thats really useless. By the time
you get there you don't need to be there any more .

On 07/17/2015 03:25 PM, Dave djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
> Doc,
>
> Get an old Icom 02AT or the like. I have 3 more modern radios but
> when push comes to shove I can program the old girl from memory or at
> least figure it out after a few tries. The other ones I need the
> manual (Nifty manual is easiest) and the Chinese ones need a computer
> and cable to program. An old Radio Shack HT is similar.
>
> Dave K8WPE
>



Re: 2M HT

Bill Cromwell
 

I have an Icom 2AT and it's even easier to "program". Turn the thumbwheel switches until they show the frequency you want and you're there. I have one of the Baofeng gizmos. I *can* program it without a computer and cable but for field use thats really useless. By the time you get there you don't need to be there any more <evil grin>.

On 07/17/2015 03:25 PM, Dave djwilcox01@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:
Doc,

Get an old Icom 02AT or the like. I have 3 more modern radios but when push comes to shove I can program the old girl from memory or at least figure it out after a few tries. The other ones I need the manual (Nifty manual is easiest) and the Chinese ones need a computer and cable to program. An old Radio Shack HT is similar.

Dave K8WPE


Re: 2M HT

John Stevens (K5JS)
 

I'd concur with Wayne on the FT-60R. Saw one at Gigaparts for $65, but the price at most places is $150 up. Several friends have them.

I like my Kenwood TH-6F, but it is considerably more capable at a corresponding price...

73 john k5js


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





Re: 2M HT

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Doc,

Get an old Icom 02AT  or the like.  I have 3 more modern radios but when push comes to shove I can program the old girl from memory or at least figure it out after a few tries.  The other ones I need the manual (Nifty manual is easiest) and the Chinese ones need a computer and cable to program.  An old Radio Shack HT is similar.

Dave K8WPE



On Jul 17, 2015, at 3:11 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


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.

-- 
72 WAØITP
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.

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2 Cor 5:17
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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
 
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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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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

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2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
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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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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


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Mountain Home, Ar.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
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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

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