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Re: [azqrp] FROM BOB AF2Q TEST POST

 

Only saw 1 and my test post and anothher in the yahoo site never made it to my mail
BOB AF2Q
 
In a message dated 8/19/2015 8:19:33 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, steve.n7tx@... writes:
They are all coming thru :),
 

 
 


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN David, Ottumwa, IA
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO.
K6QKL Chuck, Fairview Hts. IL.
W0EJ Bill,  Springfield, SD. (new, welcome.)
Good band, quiet , checkins welcomed.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS   NCS.


80M CW Net

WA0ITP
 

Prop has been poor for a week or so and tonight was no exception. Bill was vy week and Paul was louder but not up to his usual signal strength.  Bill was the warmest tho at 71F and Paul was the coolest at 59F.  I came in third at 61F.  September is coming fast, with the promise of better Fall propagation.

As always thank you for making the haul gents.  I hope I didn't miss anyone, and I hope this note makes it to the reflector.
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Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

John Leonardelli <ve3ips@...>
 

The think tank strobe bag and the long lens bags work great

Also the pelican case is another choice

John ve3ips


Wednesday Night 4S 40m Net

dekle@...
 

Not too bad - got a few over the QRN.

WA9PWP    Paul     Stoughton, WI
N5AF           Sam    Cleveland, TX  (Running 750 mW QRO tonight.)
NX1K           Mark    Milwaukee, WI
W2SH         Chas    Millington, NJ
KV6Z           Bill       Claremore, OK (NCS)


Thanks everybody
73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Tinning Toroid leads

davemrtn
 

Fume Hood !!  What's That ??

I've been soldering and inhaling fumes since I was 12 years old, that'd be 53 years now......

And there is nothing wrong with me..  with me...  with me........  with me............

On 8/19/2015 6:37 PM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Fume hoods aside (yes, they are a good form of protection from inhaling nasty stuff), but a fan pulling the nasty fumes away from you will also be a great help.

For those who have a desoldering station such as the Hakko 808, stripping toroid leads (assuming Thermalize wire insulation) is a breeze.
Just stick the enameled wire into the mouth of the desoldering tool and add a bit of solder to the tool.  After a puff of enamel smoke, pull the trigger and you will have a perfectly stripped and tinned toroid lead.

If you do more than one or two toroids using this method, be sure to clean your desoldering tool when finished.  The enamel residue will build up in the desoldering tool and needs to be removed.

I use my Hakko 808 frequently for stripping toroid leads.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 8/19/2015 7:22 PM, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

David:
You need to invest in a good fume hood, preferably soon!
(Hi)




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Re: Tinning Toroid leads

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Fume hoods aside (yes, they are a good form of protection from inhaling nasty stuff), but a fan pulling the nasty fumes away from you will also be a great help.

For those who have a desoldering station such as the Hakko 808, stripping toroid leads (assuming Thermalize wire insulation) is a breeze.
Just stick the enameled wire into the mouth of the desoldering tool and add a bit of solder to the tool.  After a puff of enamel smoke, pull the trigger and you will have a perfectly stripped and tinned toroid lead.

If you do more than one or two toroids using this method, be sure to clean your desoldering tool when finished.  The enamel residue will build up in the desoldering tool and needs to be removed.

I use my Hakko 808 frequently for stripping toroid leads.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 8/19/2015 7:22 PM, John Lonigro jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

David:
You need to invest in a good fume hood, preferably soon!
(Hi)




Re: Tinning Toroid leads

John Lonigro
 

David:
You need to invest in a good fume hood, preferably soon!
(Hi)

72,
John, AA0VE

On Aug 19, 2015 5:00 PM, "David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Sitting here tinning some toroid leads watching the coating boil off and
the smoke.
I starting thinking they ought to make the magnet wire so it puts off a
nice fruity smell when you are boiling the coating off !!!

--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
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One last thought: “Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.”


Tinning Toroid leads

davemrtn
 

Sitting here tinning some toroid leads watching the coating boil off and the smoke.
I starting thinking they ought to make the magnet wire so it puts off a nice fruity smell when you are boiling the coating off !!!

--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------
One last thought: “Truth is hate for those who hate the truth.”


Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

jwhumble@sbcglobal.net
 

Try the kx3 Yahoo group, search



On Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:41 PM, "Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks a million guys. I think what I saw was the maxpedition 9". The elecraft bags are beautiful but I would have to buy an elecraft to put in it hi hi.
Thanks again for the pointers


de Paul N0NBD



On Aug 19, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Ray Cadmus <rcadmus@...> wrote:

Not me (don't have one :-(  ) but many talk about Rose's custom cases.  Here is a link to a discussion on one for the KX-3.

http://www.hamradio.me/accessories/roses-elecraft-kx3-case-and-cover.html

Regards,

ray     W0PFO

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On 08/19/2015 01:02 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD





Re: Tinning toroid leads

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ahhhhh!
The sweet smell of burnt insulation and smokin rosin core solder!
Almost as good as burnt components!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Chuck Carpenter w5usj@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

David,

At 12:11 PM 8/19/2015, you wrote:
>I starting thinking they ought to make the magnet wire so it puts off a
>nice fruity smell when you are boiling the coating off !!!

That's why I prefer to scrape the insulation off rather than burn it... ;-)

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX

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Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

Paul Smith
 

Thanks a million guys. I think what I saw was the maxpedition 9". The elecraft bags are beautiful but I would have to buy an elecraft to put in it hi hi.
Thanks again for the pointers


de Paul N0NBD



On Aug 19, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Ray Cadmus <rcadmus@...> wrote:

Not me (don't have one :-(  ) but many talk about Rose's custom cases.  Here is a link to a discussion on one for the KX-3.

http://www.hamradio.me/accessories/roses-elecraft-kx3-case-and-cover.html

Regards,

ray     W0PFO

--

On 08/19/2015 01:02 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD



Re: Tinning toroid leads

Chuck Carpenter
 

David,

At 12:11 PM 8/19/2015, you wrote:
I starting thinking they ought to make the magnet wire so it puts off a
nice fruity smell when you are boiling the coating off !!!
That's why I prefer to scrape the insulation off rather than burn it... ;-)



Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

Ray Cadmus
 

Not me (don't have one :-(� ) but many talk about Rose's custom cases.� Here is a link to a discussion on one for the KX-3.

http://www.hamradio.me/accessories/roses-elecraft-kx3-case-and-cover.html

Regards,

ray ��� W0PFO

--

On 08/19/2015 01:02 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD



Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

w2lj@...
 

Paul,

 

I use the Maxpedition 9" case.  That goes inside my backpack (normally), but for a day trip, I can stick the KX3, my ARRL mini log, a small LiOn battery pack and a mini paddle in there, comfortably with no problem and hand carry it solo, that way.


Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Paul,

I don't know if you saw one of Rose Kopp's custom Elecraft cases or something different.
Rose does make custom cases for all the Elecraft gear.� You can reach her using elecraftcovers@....
To see some photos of her work, take a look at http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/7058736_hZbo4/1/452236459_Bc3aF#!i=1779191846&k=TzwcS5v

I think you will agree that her work is first class, and the cases are quite sturdy.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 8/19/2015 2:02 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] wrote:
�

A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD



Re: Question about a KX3 carrying case

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Paul
I use a LowPro Adventure 170. It fits my KX3 and accessories (key, headphones, antennas, patch leads etc.).
Wally world has them about $35.00.
Wayne - KC0PMH

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD




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Question about a KX3 carrying case

Paul Smith
 

A while back I saw at a website a canvas , zippered carrying case for the KX3. I suspect it was a tackle bag of some kind. Do any of you elecraft guys know what case I might have seen?
TIA

de Paul N0NBD


Tinning toroid leads

davemrtn
 

Sitting here tinning some toroid leads watching the coating boil off and the smoke.
I starting thinking they ought to make the magnet wire so it puts off a nice fruity smell when you are boiling the coating off !!!

--
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------


Re: Very bad conditions

James Rodenkirch
 

well, the A =9 and the K is 4 so the averaged sun spot activity is down so sun storms of subsided but the near number, the K value, is still a tad high...might could be mo betta by tomorrow.... 

 

To: 4sqrp@...; beargyrlls@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:57:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Very bad conditions

 
I just came up from the workbench.  I was doing some testing that required that I listen to 10 MHz WWV - heard not only the Ft. Collins station, but also the WWVH station, and that is unusual from here is NC.  I suspect the MUF may be currently below 14 MHz, but I have not checked.
Stations on 14 MHz are weak here.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 8/18/2015 11:48 PM, beargyrlls@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


I have a half watt beacon going on 20, (14.056 ) meters but storms are getting closer and QRN is very bad..
Mag loop is indoors.
72 BOB AF2Q
 



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