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Re: Keying interface for PC

Wayne Dillon
 

Seriously nice job Jim, thanks muchly for sharing.
Wayne - NQ0RP

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Keying interface for PC

Jim, N5IB
 

A few days ago I was reading Terry's (WA0ITP) description of a keying interface he made in order to use N3FJP contest and general logging software to send CW . His interface connected to a PC's printer port.
<http://www.wa0itp.com/cwinterface.html>

With the demise of real serial ports and printer port on laptops, I decided to make an interface using a USB to serial adapter module that I had on hand. As long as it brought out the needed modem control lines (RTS in this case) it ought to work. I made a quick toner transfer PC board, and exercised my recently acquired 3D printer to make an enclosure.

Attached is a PDF document of the project. It works fine - and just in time to get ready for November Sweepstakes.
Additional support information can be found at <https://qsl.net/n5ib/>

73,
Jim, N5IB


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Thanks to those who checked in tonight

WG5F ED
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0TGR DICK
N4ELM DAVE
WA9BNZ BILL

TONIGHT'S TOPIC BEACONS

73'S

bERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Well, I am still waiting on Cycle 25 to begin, but I'm not sure it has started yet? 

Check in's tonight were

40 Meters
KW4JS JOHN
WA9PWP PAUL 
N4ELM DAVE 
WI5H MIKE 

80 METER CHECK IN'S WERE: 

N4ELM DAVE DOUBLE 
WA9PWP PAUL DOUBLE 
WA0ITP TERRY 
N0YJ BERT 

Thanks all, have a great week, enjoy the fall WX! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/23/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/23/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/23/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/23/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Question Related to My NS40 Transmitter

Bobby Drummond
 


Will the IRF510 in the NS40 transmitter by 4States handle 24 volts DC in the final of the transmitter safely?

If I add a 12 or 15 volt regulator in series with the 2N7000 oscillator transistor (to keep the voltage on it lower than the final's new voltage) and supply 24 volts to the IR510 circuit, will it handle the extra voltage?

I assume it might need a better heat sink if so.  I would also insert a DC switching circuit in series with the power to the transmitter so I would only be switching low voltage and low current DC voltage to effect the same thing as direct key switching.

What would be the approximate power output from the transmitter be in that case?


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Re: For Sale Ten-Tec 4020 CW transceiver

Bill VanKirk
 

The TenTec 4020 has been spoken for. Thanks to all that emailed about it.

73
Bill
W0PT


Re: For Sale Ten-Tec 4020 CW transceiver

Matt Jodz
 

Hi Bill,
    Sounds good. What is it shipped and do you take PayPal?
73 de Matt ND7MJ
Ps pics would be Great but not necessary.

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 4:49 PM Bill VanKirk <bvkirk@...> wrote:
I have a Ten-Tec 4020 CW transceiver for sale in good condition. Makes 5 watts on both 40 and 20 meters. Works great and is a lot of fun to use when out and about. Has built in keyer, etc. Google for further details. I have a box full of QRP gear so this one needs a new home. Asking $85. Pictures available. Email me direct for details.

73
W0PT










For Sale Ten-Tec 4020 CW transceiver

Bill VanKirk
 

I have a Ten-Tec 4020 CW transceiver for sale in good condition. Makes 5 watts on both 40 and 20 meters. Works great and is a lot of fun to use when out and about. Has built in keyer, etc. Google for further details. I have a box full of QRP gear so this one needs a new home. Asking $85. Pictures available. Email me direct for details.

73
W0PT


2020 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Soapbox has been published

Larry Makoski
 

 You can see all the comments of your fellow Skeeter Hunters!

You can go to the Official NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Webpage and scroll to the bottom for the links. Or ...

Soapbox Page 1 is here https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/index%20page%2016

Soapbox Page 2 is here https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/index%20page%2017

Soapbox Page 3 is here https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/index%20page%2018

Once again, thanks to all of you out there who participated and continue to participate from year to year. YOU make the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt the success that it is. Without you, it would be four hours of dead air.

Certificates will be mailed in October

72 de Larry W2LJ


Re: Back on the bench: built the SSCPO!

wa2cky
 

I will be signing up again!  Really missed being able to go to the last one but sometimes life gets in the way.

Bob

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 5:58 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Hello Bob
Thanks for the nice compliment on the 
Kit.
Dave did a great job on that design!
Glad to hear your doing ok.

We’re hoping to have Ozarkcon next year, conditions permitting!
Take care 
73
Johnny ACØBQ  
On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 3:26 PM wa2cky <bob.groh@...> wrote:
Picked up a SSCPO at the last convention and, need to have a code oscillator (and also dying to do something electronic!!), I built up the kit last night. It worked right off the bat and it sounded great with the built in key. I intend to build in a jack so I can use it with external keys. The only 'tweak' I had to make on the kit is to add two flat washers between the two spacers and the key strip to add some needed clearance between the key contact (i.e. the head of the screw holding the knob in place) and the pc board connection.

A fun build and a great sounding code oscillator. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY 










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Re: Back on the bench: built the SSCPO!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Bob
Thanks for the nice compliment on the 
Kit.
Dave did a great job on that design!
Glad to hear your doing ok.

We’re hoping to have Ozarkcon next year, conditions permitting!
Take care 
73
Johnny ACØBQ  

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 3:26 PM wa2cky <bob.groh@...> wrote:
Picked up a SSCPO at the last convention and, need to have a code oscillator (and also dying to do something electronic!!), I built up the kit last night. It worked right off the bat and it sounded great with the built in key. I intend to build in a jack so I can use it with external keys. The only 'tweak' I had to make on the kit is to add two flat washers between the two spacers and the key strip to add some needed clearance between the key contact (i.e. the head of the screw holding the knob in place) and the pc board connection.

A fun build and a great sounding code oscillator. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY 










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Back on the bench: built the SSCPO!

wa2cky
 

Picked up a SSCPO at the last convention and, need to have a code oscillator (and also dying to do something electronic!!), I built up the kit last night. It worked right off the bat and it sounded great with the built in key. I intend to build in a jack so I can use it with external keys. The only 'tweak' I had to make on the kit is to add two flat washers between the two spacers and the key strip to add some needed clearance between the key contact (i.e. the head of the screw holding the knob in place) and the pc board connection.

A fun build and a great sounding code oscillator. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY 


Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Pretty small group tonight

WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
N4ELM DAVE
AC0BQ JOHNNY

THANKS TO THOSE WHO CHECKED IN

73'S

BERT
N0YJ


40 and 80 meter nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Story about the qsy, we have lots of NAQACC friends on the air tonight! 
Hmm, I happen to be one of them!! 

Check in's were: 

40 Meters
WI5H MIKE 
N4ELM DAVE 
N4KV JOHN 

80 METERS

KL7IXI MIKE 
N0YJ BERT 
N4ELM DAVE DOUBLE 
WA0ITP TERRY
WN0WWY DALE
KD0WF JIM
N8LA JIM 
N4KV JOHN DOUBLE 

Thanks Everyone 
nice Net tonight! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ 




Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/16/2020 #cal-notice

WA0ITP
 

tnx Michael

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 8:38 PM Michael Fletcher via groups.io <kl7ixi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Net has QSY’d to 3.563 due to QRM.
72,
Mike KL7IXI

On Sep 16, 2020, at 20:00, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.



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Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/16/2020 #cal-notice

Michael Fletcher
 

Net has QSY’d to 3.563 due to QRM.
72,
Mike KL7IXI

On Sep 16, 2020, at 20:00, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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