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Re: Insulator for Ground Mounted Vertical Antenna

Robert Harrison
 

I had some 1 1/2 inch underground electrical conduit laying around, grey plastic, pounded in to soil, no guy wires on 18 ft verticle, this simple one with loading coil on base.  Setup about 9 months ago, no issues
Robert Kg6tgi 





---- On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:45:45 -0800 Curt via groups.io<wb8yyy@...> wrote ---

I have 2 ground mounted verticals, both happen to be Cushcraft which use a 1.25 inch fiberglass tube.  Sometimes a wind gust will bring down the vertical even though have staked guy ropes on each.  Or this time my shorter vertical came down so I am suspicious a deer may have ran into my guy rope.  Of course this cracks the fiberglass usually at the bottom connection to the grounded base.  Last time I ordered these from the manufacturer it took a couple months.  Does anyone use an alternate recipe or buy fiberglass tubing from somewhere?  I did see someone using 2 PVC pipes nested into each other for strength - of course I prefer a solution with more common materials.  Curious what others are doing. 

73 Curt WB8YYY



Insulator for Ground Mounted Vertical Antenna

Curt
 

I have 2 ground mounted verticals, both happen to be Cushcraft which use a 1.25 inch fiberglass tube.  Sometimes a wind gust will bring down the vertical even though have staked guy ropes on each.  Or this time my shorter vertical came down so I am suspicious a deer may have ran into my guy rope.  Of course this cracks the fiberglass usually at the bottom connection to the grounded base.  Last time I ordered these from the manufacturer it took a couple months.  Does anyone use an alternate recipe or buy fiberglass tubing from somewhere?  I did see someone using 2 PVC pipes nested into each other for strength - of course I prefer a solution with more common materials.  Curious what others are doing. 

73 Curt WB8YYY


Re: ISO Knob help!

N4WD
 

CHICKEN HEAD PUSH-ON KNOBS
TUBES AND MORE
#P-K700X


Questions about Murania radio speaker mounting

Philip Karras <ke3fl@...>
 

I found four washers two are 1.25mm thick the other two are 0.75mm thick. All are metal so this will not protect the speaker frame from being connected to the traces in the holes. These holes are grounded.

Questions:
 1. Are the washers supposed to be two different thicknesses? If so which pair
    goes where? Thicker on top, bottom, left or right sides?
 2. Is the speaker case supposed to be grounded? The instructions say, "...washers between the speaker and the panel to space the speaker from the frame up from the traces that run on the surface..." Metal washers won't stop the speaker from touching the grounded hole traces.
 
Thanks for any clarification.

tnx es 73 de KE3FL,
Phil
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/10/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


FT-243 Crystal Storage Box #photo-notice

Jack Hubbard
 

I found a simple plastic box that holds  nine FT-243 crystals. It is a Swingline staple box.  See photo.
73
Jack, NI8N


Re: Bayou Jumper Power Supply

Paul Goemans
 

Bill,
  I know you reposted, but a general comment. Is that “wall wart” an old-school linear supply with a big transformer? If so, it is not regulated, and the “no load” voltage will be WAY over 12 volts! Check that before connecting it!  
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: William Fogel
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:06 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper Power Supply
 
My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to both receive and transmit? 


Re: ISO Knob help!

Tim N9PUZ
 


Tim N9PUZ

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 10:53 AM nm0s_qrp <nm0s@...> wrote:
Hey, does anyone in this group have a source for press-on-style chicken head knobs to fit a 6mm split, splined shaft?


Re: ISO Knob help!

Paul Goemans
 

Antique Electronic Supply has tons of knobs...
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: nm0s_qrp
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:53 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] ISO Knob help!
 
Hey, does anyone in this group have a source for press-on-style chicken head knobs to fit a 6mm split, splined shaft?


Re: Bayou Jumper Power Supply

John - KK4ITX
 

That should be quite adequate for power but I would first run it from battery power to compare "noise" from the Wall Wart.  I would use the wall wart to charge a battery and then run from the battery.  A 12v AGM or Gel Cell can be had for under $20 usually, I have 3 and use them for my FT-818...... don't know what I'll do for the BJ yet.

John
KK4ITX



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Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:19:45 PM EST, Bob Parr <parr@...> wrote:


Others can correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think it uses anywhere near 3 amps.
 
Bob


> My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall
> wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the
> amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't
> find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to
> both receive and transmit? 


Re: Bayou Jumper Power Supply

David Walker
 

Current Requirements: Receiver 20-25 mA, Transmitter less than 600 mA






On 2/10/2021 11:19 AM, Bob Parr wrote:

Others can correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think it uses anywhere near 3 amps.
 
Bob


> My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall
> wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the
> amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't
> find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to
> both receive and transmit? 


Re: Bayou Jumper Power Supply

Bob Parr
 

Others can correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think it uses anywhere near 3 amps.
 
Bob


> My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall
> wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the
> amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't
> find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to
> both receive and transmit? 


Re: Bayou Jumper Power Supply

William Fogel
 

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:06 AM, William Fogel wrote:
My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to both receive and transmit? 
Posted to wrong group , reposted to BY jumper subgroup. Sorry.  


Bayou Jumper Power Supply

William Fogel
 

My BY jumper will mostly be used in the shack.  I have a 'wall wart" whose output is rated at 12V and 3.5A. Someone said the amperage might not be enough to power the transmitter.  I can't find any information, so I am asking this group.  Can I use it to both receive and transmit? 


Re: ISO Knob help!

Thomas Martin
 

Dopro Pack of 12 Flat Top Guitar Chicken Head Knob AMP Effect pointer Knob Bronze
This came from the Amazon website they also have some other "Chicken head knobs" listed 
tom
 

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 10:53 AM nm0s_qrp <nm0s@...> wrote:
Hey, does anyone in this group have a source for press-on-style chicken head knobs to fit a 6mm split, splined shaft?


Re: ISO Knob help!

cornhusker
 

https://www.parts-express.com/Chicken-Head-Vintage-Amp-Knob-Black-240-2214


On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 10:53 AM, nm0s_qrp
<nm0s@...> wrote:
Hey, does anyone in this group have a source for press-on-style chicken head knobs to fit a 6mm split, splined shaft?


ISO Knob help!

nm0s_qrp
 

Hey, does anyone in this group have a source for press-on-style chicken head knobs to fit a 6mm split, splined shaft?


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/10/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.


Re: Bayou Jumper kit

W6BOW
 

Gary,

Congratulations on your breakout BJ contacts. Good things take time.

Very much enjoyed your writing and the enthusiasm it clearly communicated.

73

Don    W6BOW


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek@...>
To: BayouJumperKit@4sqrp.groups.io <bayoujumperkit@4sqrp.groups.io>; main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper kit

Propagation finally smiled upon me. Today I made my first ever contacts
with my recently completed BJ. The first one was with KB5ILL in Louisiana.
He was 599. I received a 559. George was running 100w to my approximately 
5w.  Next up was N0YJ in Kansas. We were 559 both ways. Bert was also
running a BJ. That was my first ever BJ to BJ contact! Same for Bert
as I recollect.  I had to endure loud SSB interference during both contacts
but luckily I was able to tune to the opposite side with a good result.
I did not start making contacts until I hooked up my 4SQRP tuner.
It's amazing how much difference that little black box made once I
got it all tuned up. 

I need to get some more crystal adapters so as to be able to use some
of the other frequencies in my collection. I really like the Cajun
crystal adaptors. That's an innovative concept. The 7030 crystal currently
comes out on 7028.2 and the 7122 is 7120.2. That's pretty far off of
the published frequencies. I'm going to try rubbering the crystals to
get them closer to 7030 and 7122. The wide nature of the receiver does
help to hear some stations that are not exactly on your frequency.
Reminds me of my Novice days when I only had two rocks. I would call long CQ's,
and then slowly tune the entire band for calls. 

Somewhere in the fray I believe I heard a KL1 or KL1G something or other.
Unfortunately the signal faded and SSB monkey chatter took over so I
cannot confirm.

I must congratulate 4SQRP for a very innovative and novel radio kit.
I enjoyed building and troubleshooting this rig. I learned a lot
in the process. I am very appreciative of everyone's efforts. Thanks
for all that you do to keep ham radio interesting. The payoff was after
I made that first contact. Interestingly, I did have an incomplete contact a half hour
or so before the first good ones. I guess my signal was being overwhelmed by
fading so we never got a legitimate two way for the log. That was another
N0 station.

Good luck to all with your BJ 40's. I look forward to making contacts with
you in the future.  Now all we need is the Souper Upper to make the Bayou Jumper
an even better rig. Emoji

Stay safe and warm.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK





On Sunday, January 24, 2021, 05:39:04 PM EST, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Hello Gary
Sorry for your troubles.
After you get the coil moved, look for the oblivious stuff, missed joint, part in the wrong hole etc.

Then run the numbers on the voltage chart in the manual.
I replied with the sub group for bayou jumpers in my email.
Join up with it please.
It’s a sub group of the club.
We can give you one on one help 
Over there.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 4:27 PM Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I finished my kit but ran into problems with the receiver. All I get is Brother Stair's AM shortwave
broadcast blasting through. The audio becomes louder as I turn the Attenuator to the right. Regen does
nothing, nor does tuning. I must have goofed somewhere. I am going to remove the toroid and reinstall it
on the bottom vice the top of the board. Although it can go in either location, I found it very difficult
to adjust the turns spacing as installed. So I will step back, take a breath, and reinstall the toroid
on the bottom in a day or so. I've been a ham since 1967 and do not knowingly remember building and/or
using a regen type receiver. Now 54 years later I must digress and learn about them.. :-).

The transmitter on the other hand is quite amazing. It works very well and puts out a whopping signal.
I was quite amazed. I've been jumping between 7030 and 7122 calling CQ's from time to time while listening
on one of my big rigs. I'm getting responses and seeing posts on RBN with great signals, despite horrid
band conditions.

On a more positive note, I did manage to get the prescribed small wooden box at my local Hobby Lobby. It
was the last one. I was unsure whether or not the board would fit so I had to make a second trip with the
board to actually place it into the box. Bingo! Perfect. $9 and some change and I am all set. Now I just
need to get the receiver working.

Question:  Are additional crystal adaptor boards available? If so, from where and how much? I would like
to buy 5-6 more as I have a handful of additional crystals I'd like to use with the BJ 40.

Happy new year, and please stay safe...

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 02/10/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) 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.

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