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Re: Bayou Jumper strikes again

Paul Smith
 

You had a VERY good signal Jim, There was some qsb at the end. Ill hang in here for more possible Jumpers de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:23 PM
To: 4SQRP Mailing List
Subject: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper strikes again
 
 

My Bayou Jumper is lurking on 7.122 (well actually a little below -
7.12189) and I've been working on getting one of the 7.122 crystals I
have as close as possible to the actual frequency it should be on.
Heard Paul, N0NBD calling CQ and his signal was actually pretty loud for
40 meters between Humboldt and Park City, KS - only a little over 100
miles (102.2 according to QRZ). 599 signals to start out with and then
QSB took things down to 559 to 569 but still all in all a very good
short QSO.

I'll be listening around there for another half hour or so.

Jim - W0EB


Bayou Jumper strikes again

Jim Sheldon
 

My Bayou Jumper is lurking on 7.122 (well actually a little below -
7.12189) and I've been working on getting one of the 7.122 crystals I
have as close as possible to the actual frequency it should be on.
Heard Paul, N0NBD calling CQ and his signal was actually pretty loud for
40 meters between Humboldt and Park City, KS - only a little over 100
miles (102.2 according to QRZ). 599 signals to start out with and then
QSB took things down to 559 to 569 but still all in all a very good
short QSO.

I'll be listening around there for another half hour or so.

Jim - W0EB


Re: QRPometer question

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Try replacing R42 with 1.8k resistor.



From: "helichuck@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:08 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] QRPometer question

 
I am calibrating a QRPometer, I cannot get the display to go to 1.00

it will only go to .89.

Yes I did not install the three resistors yet, Yes the test jumper is in place. Yes I set the 5 volt level.

Any ideas??



QRPometer question

helichuck@...
 

I am calibrating a QRPometer, I cannot get the display to go to 1.00


it will only go to .89.


Yes I did not install the three resistors yet, Yes the test jumper is in place. Yes I set the 5 volt level.


Any ideas??


Re: Another reminder...

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hmm 
1300 sounds like a good round number!!
Let's talk our group up guys!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 1:02 PM Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































Good afternoon folks,
I hope you all had a grand holiday season and are ready to get back in the saddle - radio wise! I checked the club web page and see we are at 1267 members. That is great but it can always be better. So, when you QSO a fellow QRPer who is not a member please drop me a note with their on air name and callsign and I'll send them an invitation to join the best QRP group around. maybe 1300 by OzarkCon? yeah, I bet we can do it. 
Don't forget to support SSS, not only is this a great opportunity to get on the air for a couple of hours but it also generates interest in membership when QSOing non members.
Be blessed all de Wayne - NQ0RP


--
 


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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 




Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504


NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176


NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186













































Another reminder...

Wayne Dillon
 

Good afternoon folks,
I hope you all had a grand holiday season and are ready to get back in the saddle - radio wise! I checked the club web page and see we are at 1267 members. That is great but it can always be better. So, when you QSO a fellow QRPer who is not a member please drop me a note with their on air name and callsign and I'll send them an invitation to join the best QRP group around. maybe 1300 by OzarkCon? yeah, I bet we can do it. 
Don't forget to support SSS, not only is this a great opportunity to get on the air for a couple of hours but it also generates interest in membership when QSOing non members.
Be blessed all de Wayne - NQ0RP


--
 
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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: First Second Sunday Sprint of 2017

davemrtn
 

Hey John,

You reference going to QRPcontest.com for rules etc.

If that is where people need to go for info on SSS, do we need to keep that info on the 4sqrp web site anymore ? And are both sites being kept up to date with the rules and info ?

I mean after all,  getting them to go to 4sqrp.com helps lead them to all the other info there including the kits.


On 1/3/2017 12:38, 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Happy New Year to all Four Staters, no matter which state you call home!

Next Sunday, January 8th, from 7-9 pm CST, is the first Second Sunday
Sprint of the new year. Everyone has an equal chance to end the year as
the overall winner of this contest. Plus, there are 12 monthly winners,
all up for grabs. This is our chance to sharpen our CW skills (I for
one need a lot of sharpening). The exchange is simple: RST, SPC, and
4SQRP member number (or power if not a member). Go to QRPcontest.com
and click on 4SQRP for complete rules, as well as to report your score.
As usual, I will try to report the sprint winner on the Wednesday
morning following the sprint. You need to enter your score by Tuesday
night.

I think the greatest number of people participating in a single sprint
last year was around 10-12. We can and should do better. If we can get
20 or more entries most months, that would be fantastic. With band
conditions as they have been, the more people who get on the air, the
better the chances are someone will hear you.

One of my new years resolutions is to try to participate in the SSS more
often. It's not too late for you to make a similar addition to your
list of resolutions.

72 and hope to work you in Sunday's sprint,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


-- 
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------


First Second Sunday Sprint of 2017

John Lonigro
 

Happy New Year to all Four Staters, no matter which state you call home!

Next Sunday, January 8th, from 7-9 pm CST, is the first Second Sunday Sprint of the new year. Everyone has an equal chance to end the year as the overall winner of this contest. Plus, there are 12 monthly winners, all up for grabs. This is our chance to sharpen our CW skills (I for one need a lot of sharpening). The exchange is simple: RST, SPC, and 4SQRP member number (or power if not a member). Go to QRPcontest.com and click on 4SQRP for complete rules, as well as to report your score. As usual, I will try to report the sprint winner on the Wednesday morning following the sprint. You need to enter your score by Tuesday night.

I think the greatest number of people participating in a single sprint last year was around 10-12. We can and should do better. If we can get 20 or more entries most months, that would be fantastic. With band conditions as they have been, the more people who get on the air, the better the chances are someone will hear you.

One of my new years resolutions is to try to participate in the SSS more often. It's not too late for you to make a similar addition to your list of resolutions.

72 and hope to work you in Sunday's sprint,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


K-1 has sold

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thank you 
The K-1 is sold 
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Christmas Greetings to the group

Wayne Dillon
 

Lon,
It's our privilege to have you along for the ride. That applies to all our members, what a terrific bunch and so talented! Can't wait to see what shakes loose regarding new kits in 2017.
Lon, I look forward to our first QSO.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - NQ0RP (nominated membership guy)

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:37 AM, 'Lon Shelton' lon.shelton@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good Morning Dave from Washington State,

 

I have only been member of 4SQRP for a short time but have already experienced the friendship this group has to offer, very rare in these times.  I can’t wait to see what the new year has to offer with the group.  Thank you for allowing me to take part.

 

Lon/N5DJY

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 8:08 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Christmas Greetings to the group

 

 

It's very early on the day after Christmas, and while the rest of the house is sleeping, I'm enjoying the total peace and quiet, and pausing to reflect on the past year.

 

What a year it's been!  The Four-State group has been busy!  New kits released, new kits in development, the biggest ever Ozarkcon behind us, and a bigger-yet Ozarkcon before us!  Gratitude is owed everyone in the 4SQRP group for making this group the success it is.  The cohesiveness, camaraderie, and cooperation behind this ever-growing group, scattered across many more than just the original four states, is a testament to the vision of that handful of hams who founded this group years ago.

 

The success and popularity of the new Bayou Jumper kit has really caught the attention of the QRP community, and is a prime example of what 4SQRP is all about.  To pull off a kit of this nature takes a dedicated team of volunteers; to do the electronic design, web design, purchasing, kitting, promotion, and beta testing, all of which is an essential part of kit development.  Even the group members whose conversations on this group and the Bayou Jumper Yahoo group have done their part to help promote it.  All deserve credit.

 

There is a new kit that is days from release, a Super Simple Code Practice Oscillator, an ideal first kit for a new hobbyist learning how to solder.  This kit was designed to meet part of the Boy Scout Electronics Merit Badge requirement, and available at a bulk discount for school or scout groups.  It would be a great kit to build with a special young person in your lives as an introduction to radio.  We're just waiting on some parts to arrive on a slow boat before it will be available.

 

There is a huge list of kit projects in development; a couple direct conversion rigs, a high-end SSB transceiver, a multi-band transceiver, station accessories, a vacuum tube rig, and more.  They all take time to get right, and the radio hobby that I love so well takes about 3rd or 4th place in my list of life priorities.  But, in the months ahead, I'll be releasing sneak peaks of kits in development to offer hints of good things to come!

 

In closing, I thank everyone for helping make 4SQRP a success, for making this group the most fun QRP group in the world, for making the drive to Branson every year, and for sharing your love of this hobby.  See you in Branson!

 

73 Dave NM0S

 

 




--
 
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 - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: First Bayou Jumper contact!

Tim
 

Same experience here, I was hearing SW stations until I messed with the Regen coil.

Found it to be really sensitive, I was watching frequency change on 7300. I also found I needed to watch spacing for tickler coil and not get main winding too far away or signal would drop out.

Tuning is a bit touchy for CW, slight movement is almost 1khz!

Spot is not working right for me either, seems way off from TX frequency. I used a second rig to spot and then marked dial for my 4 crystals.

Tim W4YN


Re: Bayou Jumper - please let the forum know when next batch is available

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Bob, we will get a notice of availability as soon as we are restocked.

Please hang in there, more Bayou Jumpers are coming!

73....Walter . K5EST    ....   4SQRP Kit Mgr

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:40 PM, bob.groh@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am very excited and dead set on buying a Bayou Jumper(or maybe 5 for our ham club)  when the next batch becomes available sometime in February.  I do intend to check the 4sQRP website frequently but I would certainly appreciate if, when anyone see's a notice pop up there, they pop a notice up on this forum.  Would be enormously appreciated!!


73

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

Blue Springs, Missouri



Re: First Bayou Jumper contact!

Curt
 

Brilliant indeed.  What amazed me was how every detail was implemented.  Down to the wooden blocks cut the correct length for the box.  As I said once before, this is a classic.

72 Curt KB5JO


Re: 4 SALE KX-1 4 bander and KENWOOD d710a/aprs

Johnny AC0BQ
 

CORRECTION!!
The ELECRAFT IS A K-1.
Sorry about the typo
Johnny 

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 5:36 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Ge all
I like Woody, have some radios that I like but just 
Don't use.

I bought the KX-1 about a year ago.
It's the 4 bander, with internal tuner and the filter board. It has the nb also.
The bands are 15,20,30, and 40.
No battery option.
It was built by N5DRB who did a beautiful job!!
Looks and works like new!!
I have the original manual.

450.00 shipped pay pal or usps mo.


The kenwood is NOT Qrp, sorry, but it's the D710a dual bander 70cm and 2 meters.
It has the GPS receiver mounted on the remote head.
 It comes with all the original brackets, books, cd, box, cables and a printed manual.
I used it mobile for 2 or 3 years, works as it should!
 450.00 shipped as well.

I have pictures of both, please reply direct off the reflector.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
Ps 
I may have some other Qrp stuff?
Still sorting!!








Bayou Jumper - please let the forum know when next batch is available

wa2cky
 

I am very excited and dead set on buying a Bayou Jumper(or maybe 5 for our ham club)  when the next batch becomes available sometime in February.  I do intend to check the 4sQRP website frequently but I would certainly appreciate if, when anyone see's a notice pop up there, they pop a notice up on this forum.  Would be enormously appreciated!!


73

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

Blue Springs, Missouri


Re: 4 SALE KX-1 4 bander and KENWOOD d710a/aprs

john adams <johnk4qq@...>
 

Johnny, I own a kx-1 and have owned a k-1. What you describe sounds more like a k-1. 73, John

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 2, 2017, at 5:36 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@gmail.com [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Ge all
I like Woody, have some radios that I like but just
Don't use.

I bought the KX-1 about a year ago.
It's the 4 bander, with internal tuner and the filter board. It has the nb
also.
The bands are 15,20,30, and 40.
No battery option.
It was built by N5DRB who did a beautiful job!!
Looks and works li


Re: First Bayou Jumper contact!

Walter - K5EST
 

Hi Joe, thank you for the report. Yes, brilliant design work they used putting this kit together.
73....Walter Dufrain - K5EST

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 6:02 PM, Joe E cornhusker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I just got my first contact on the Bayou Jumper this evening.  Mine puts out exactly 5 watts as measured on two different meters.  The antenna was a Radiowavz Saturn 4-40 multiband dipole with the 4S Tuner to get the very best SWR.  The contact was KD7JG Joe in Oregon and he gave me a 569.  Since I am having trouble with the "spot" function, I used my Elecraft XG3 signal generator to both set my dial and measure the sensitivity.  It hears the -107 DBm (1uv) level signal OK, so hats off to the team that designed this kit!  The "spot" seems to overload, even with attenuator up all of the way.  The receiver seems pretty stable for a regen, and was very easy to copy his signal.  As to the selector switch, I found that if I removed the lockwasher, I could replace the nut and turn it all of the way down to hold the locking ring in place, and it fits just right under the front panel board.  I also did not trim the size of the shaft, and the "chicken head" knob seems to fit OK and doesn't look bad at all.  When I first tested the rx, all I could hear was strong AM SW broadcast stations that are just above to 40M band.  A quick squeeze of the toroid and it was right where it belongs.  Look for my writeup on it in the March issue of CQ. 
73, Joe K0NEB




Re: First Bayou Jumper contact!

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

That is great Joe. Looking forward to your article!! And also hope to hear you on your Bayou Jumper in the Novice Rig Roundup in February.


72 - Bry AF4K



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Joe E cornhusker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2017 7:02 PM
To: 4SQRP Mailing List
Subject: [4sqrp] First Bayou Jumper contact!
 
 

I just got my first contact on the Bayou Jumper this evening.  Mine puts out exactly 5 watts as measured on two different meters.  The antenna was a Radiowavz Saturn 4-40 multiband dipole with the 4S Tuner to get the very best SWR.  The contact was KD7JG Joe in Oregon and he gave me a 569.  Since I am having trouble with the "spot" function, I used my Elecraft XG3 signal generator to both set my dial and measure the sensitivity.  It hears the -107 DBm (1uv) level signal OK, so hats off to the team that designed this kit!  The "spot" seems to overload, even with attenuator up all of the way.  The receiver seems pretty stable for a regen, and was very easy to copy his signal.  As to the selector switch, I found that if I removed the lockwasher, I could replace the nut and turn it all of the way down to hold the locking ring in place, and it fits just right under the front panel board.  I also did not trim the size of the shaft, and the "chicken head" knob seems to fit OK and doesn't look bad at all.  When I first tested the rx, all I could hear was strong AM SW broadcast stations that are just above to 40M band.  A quick squeeze of the toroid and it was right where it belongs.  Look for my writeup on it in the March issue of CQ. 
73, Joe K0NEB



First Bayou Jumper contact!

cornhusker
 

I just got my first contact on the Bayou Jumper this evening.  Mine puts out exactly 5 watts as measured on two different meters.  The antenna was a Radiowavz Saturn 4-40 multiband dipole with the 4S Tuner to get the very best SWR.  The contact was KD7JG Joe in Oregon and he gave me a 569.  Since I am having trouble with the "spot" function, I used my Elecraft XG3 signal generator to both set my dial and measure the sensitivity.  It hears the -107 DBm (1uv) level signal OK, so hats off to the team that designed this kit!  The "spot" seems to overload, even with attenuator up all of the way.  The receiver seems pretty stable for a regen, and was very easy to copy his signal.  As to the selector switch, I found that if I removed the lockwasher, I could replace the nut and turn it all of the way down to hold the locking ring in place, and it fits just right under the front panel board.  I also did not trim the size of the shaft, and the "chicken head" knob seems to fit OK and doesn't look bad at all.  When I first tested the rx, all I could hear was strong AM SW broadcast stations that are just above to 40M band.  A quick squeeze of the toroid and it was right where it belongs.  Look for my writeup on it in the March issue of CQ. 
73, Joe K0NEB



4 SALE KX-1 4 bander and KENWOOD d710a/aprs

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all
I like Woody, have some radios that I like but just 
Don't use.

I bought the KX-1 about a year ago.
It's the 4 bander, with internal tuner and the filter board. It has the nb also.
The bands are 15,20,30, and 40.
No battery option.
It was built by N5DRB who did a beautiful job!!
Looks and works like new!!
I have the original manual.

450.00 shipped pay pal or usps mo.


The kenwood is NOT Qrp, sorry, but it's the D710a dual bander 70cm and 2 meters.
It has the GPS receiver mounted on the remote head.
 It comes with all the original brackets, books, cd, box, cables and a printed manual.
I used it mobile for 2 or 3 years, works as it should!
 450.00 shipped as well.

I have pictures of both, please reply direct off the reflector.
72
Johnny AC0BQ
Ps 
I may have some other Qrp stuff?
Still sorting!!







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