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Re: QSTs (2015, 2016, 2017) - free for cost of shipping

Curt
 

Either take them to your local club after pandemic,  or recycle them. They should be available as full issues on line, so nothing lost. Spend the $15 elsewhere.

73 curt


Re: QSTs (2015, 2016, 2017) - free for cost of shipping

John - KK4ITX
 

Bob,

Let us know if you’re successful, I had 6-7 years of QST and tried to give them away at meetings, Hamfests and on email reflectors with no takers. I don’t understand why 75% of hams don’t want free magazines especially printed for their hobby.

I finally gave up and recycled them :(

Good luck !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Nov 26, 2020, at 13:51, wa2cky <bob.groh@...> wrote:

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all. 

Cleaning up a bit and I have some QSTs from 2015, 2016 and 2017 that will be going into the trash unless someone would like them. I can load as many as I can get into a Medium sized USPS Priority Mail box and zip them your way if you will pay $15.05 for postage (US only). Not guaranteeing complete years as some might be missing. Drop me a line if interested. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY


QSTs (2015, 2016, 2017) - free for cost of shipping

wa2cky
 

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all. 

Cleaning up a bit and I have some QSTs from 2015, 2016 and 2017 that will be going into the trash unless someone would like them. I can load as many as I can get into a Medium sized USPS Priority Mail box and zip them your way if you will pay $15.05 for postage (US only). Not guaranteeing complete years as some might be missing. Drop me a line if interested. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY


Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Covid and Winter have one positive thing in common - More radio and building time. Stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season.

Curt
 

Happy thanksgiving America and DX. Beautiful day here in Maryland. Just xyl and I, my daughter and her OM, and my mom in law who turns 100 years tomorrow. We have zoom qrv to engage her family and friends across the continent. My son, dau in law and my yet to be born first grandchild on zoom just now. Much to he thankful for here. My parents also still qrv at their home in Ohio.

Everyone enjoy the blessings,  seek the Creator,  and enjoy whats on the bench and the rig after time with family.   God bless 73

Curt wb8yyy


Re: 4 SQRP 40 & 80 METER NET REPORT

Paul Goemans
 

Steve,
  I heard you call me! I had copied down WB5CTS/  but was not sure of that. I did give you a call with a RST 339 but didn’t hear you respond. 
  I see you are in my log a few times from past years, camping and QRP/ QRP but never on 80 meters.

WA9PWP 

Sent from Pauls iPhone

On Nov 26, 2020, at 8:15 AM, WB5CTS/M "Hutch" via groups.io <Wb5cts@...> wrote:

Hi Fellas !
Johnny, No Joy on 40m. I heard no one. (noisy 40m)
80M,  I heard you briefly @ 0338Z 439 then gone. I heard Paul WA9PWP  559 wrkg a Qso @ 0322 Z then dropped into the
noise by Net time. Also heard Bert N0YJ briefly checking in. By 0345Z it was Dark and Cold in the truck
so QRT.  :-(  Until next time....72 es Happy Thankgiving to you and your families.

p.s.The Goal is  to check-in on 80M mobile 5w or less.  WB5CTS/M


Re: 4 SQRP 40 & 80 METER NET REPORT

WA0ITP
 

Hello Hutch,
Keep trying, you'll make it.  Hope to hear you soon!

72  WA0ITP


On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 8:15 AM WB5CTS/M "Hutch" via groups.io <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Fellas !
Johnny, No Joy on 40m. I heard no one. (noisy 40m)
80M,  I heard you briefly @ 0338Z 439 then gone. I heard Paul WA9PWP  559 wrkg a Qso @ 0322 Z then dropped into the
noise by Net time. Also heard Bert N0YJ briefly checking in. By 0345Z it was Dark and Cold in the truck
so QRT.  :-(  Until next time....72 es Happy Thankgiving to you and your families.

p.s.The Goal is  to check-in on 80M mobile 5w or less.  WB5CTS/M



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Re: 4 SQRP 40 & 80 METER NET REPORT

WB5CTS/M "Hutch"
 

Hi Fellas !
Johnny, No Joy on 40m. I heard no one. (noisy 40m)
80M,  I heard you briefly @ 0338Z 439 then gone. I heard Paul WA9PWP  559 wrkg a Qso @ 0322 Z then dropped into the
noise by Net time. Also heard Bert N0YJ briefly checking in. By 0345Z it was Dark and Cold in the truck
so QRT.  :-(  Until next time....72 es Happy Thankgiving to you and your families.

p.s.The Goal is  to check-in on 80M mobile 5w or less.  WB5CTS/M


Re: 4 SQRP 40 & 80 METER NET REPORT

John - KK4ITX
 

Johnny & All,

I was there for both Nets again tonight.  40m had SSB @ 7.121 and 7.124 ish and splashing around. .... only heard a few numbers and letters but not enough in a row for me to do anything with.  80m had a steady S5 noise with some QRM around 3563 that went to S9.

Maybe one of these nights I’ll go to a nearby local park that is usually radio quiet and see if I have any success there.

Anyway exercised my arthritic fingers with pushing buttons and turning knobs so all wa not lost.

Wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving !

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Nov 25, 2020, at 21:49, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge Group 
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Signals were fair tonight, band was not too noisy. 

Check is's were
40 Meters
WA9PWP PAUL 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

80 METER CHECK IN'S:

N0YJ BERT 
WA0ITP TERRY 
WA9PWP PAUL * DOUBLE 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM * DOUBLE 

Stay safe and well, 
 72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


Delta Mike Romeo net

Robert
 

Thanks to all of tonights checkins

WA9BNZ BILL
WG5F ED
N0TGR DICK
N8RVE JOHN
N0MII JEFF
K0BOG CHUCK
N9EGT WAYNE
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KU5M JOE
KC0PP KEITH
N4ELM DAVE

73'S AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING

BERT
N0YJ


4 SQRP 40 & 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Signals were fair tonight, band was not too noisy. 

Check is's were
40 Meters
WA9PWP PAUL 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

80 METER CHECK IN'S:

N0YJ BERT 
WA0ITP TERRY 
WA9PWP PAUL * DOUBLE 
N4MJ GLENN 
N4ELM * DOUBLE 

Stay safe and well, 
 72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/25/2020 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) 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.


Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Covid and Winter have one positive thing in common - More radio and building time. Stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season.

Clark WU4B
 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my QRP friends 'up north' from the sunny South.  Well, it was sunny this morning in Atlanta!

Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:42 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:


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73, 

Clark, WU4B
Little Pistol With Wires
QRPARCI #10815
SKCC #3892
NAQCC #5055
CWOPS #1869
Collins Collectors #AC90-12432


"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less."
Attributed to William of Occam (1288 AD - 1348 AD)


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72,

Clark WU4B


Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Covid and Winter have one positive thing in common - More radio and building time. Stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Happy Thanksgiving from the Matlock's

I hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Stay Safe and well during these trying times......

72
Johnny AC0BQ & Pam KE0ZWZ


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:42 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:


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Re: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Covid and Winter have one positive thing in common - More radio and building time. Stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season.

W0MQY
 

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Terry.  We keep a very low profile.  You stay stay safe and well too.  
Joe W0MQY 

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:42 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp123@...> wrote:


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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/25/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 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.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Covid and Winter have one positive thing in common - More radio and building time. Stay safe and stay healthy this holiday season.

WA0ITP
 



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Thanksgiving

Donald Sanders
 




Subject: Thanksgiving

Marian and I wish you and yours to have a healthy  and Happy Thanksgiving
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

"Basic Wire Antennas" my new book available
for $5 sent to my email address via paypal friends.
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Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Casey
 

Bread Board Radio will have the Woodpecker 60 and later the WP40.

www.breadboardradio.com 

W4FSV I believe.


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Bobby Drummond
 


For those of you that may have some trouble manipulating image files, here is the same schematic photo as sent earlier but oriented so that one would not have to use software functions to rotate the image for easier viewing.

AK4JA

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 9:52 AM Bobby Drummond via groups.io <alphak4ja=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
RE:  programmable crystal IC/chip

I mentioned earlier about a QST article that used one in a 30 meter Whisper transmitter.  (that was the first incidence I remember hearing about them)

I have found the copy that I have. It is the January 2015 QST.  pages 47-50.  The schematic is on page 48.

Unless I am reading the spec sheet wrong for the current version of that chip, the pin out has changed.  The schematic shows the chip to be an 8 pin device but from what I can tell the current version is a 4 pin device.

It appears the device is a programmed (by DigiKey frequency specified by purchaser) Phase Locked Loop.

It appears that it requires 10ms max to "start up" and there is an enable pin.  I think, if I read it correctly, that a logic high = output on, logic low = output off

At a little over 4 dollars a unit (not including shipping) it will be worth ordering in my case and experimenting with.  I would like to see if a logic low/high could be used to "key" the programmable crystal and, if so, what does the waveform look like and how would it sound as a keyed oscillator.

I see that the transmitter in this article is using a 10K resistor to reduce the output level and a .01 uf capacitor for coupling and isolation of the chip into the oscillator input of the Gilbert Cell mixer (SA612) 

Sideband (double) generation is performed in the SA612 and later sent to the amplifier stages of the transmitter.

See photo of schematic included below.

AK4JA


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:34 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Breadboard Radio of course..... check them out.  I have built a few of their neat kits.  Lots of fun.


Dave K8WPE since 1960


David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Nov 24, 2020, at 12:01 PM, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Casey,

Who will be carrying that kit?  QRPme?  4SQRP?  QRP-ARCI?  etc?

EuGenen Smith
KA5NLY


On Monday, November 23, 2020, 11:00:50 PM CST, Casey via groups.io <kc9ih=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


the BreadBoard Radio 60 meter Woodpecker is about to debut. It is not a beginner's kit. 

72 de Casey KC9IH / WD9GKA



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73 de AK4JA



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73 de AK4JA


Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

Bobby Drummond
 

RE:  programmable crystal IC/chip

I mentioned earlier about a QST article that used one in a 30 meter Whisper transmitter.  (that was the first incidence I remember hearing about them)

I have found the copy that I have. It is the January 2015 QST.  pages 47-50.  The schematic is on page 48.

Unless I am reading the spec sheet wrong for the current version of that chip, the pin out has changed.  The schematic shows the chip to be an 8 pin device but from what I can tell the current version is a 4 pin device.

It appears the device is a programmed (by DigiKey frequency specified by purchaser) Phase Locked Loop.

It appears that it requires 10ms max to "start up" and there is an enable pin.  I think, if I read it correctly, that a logic high = output on, logic low = output off

At a little over 4 dollars a unit (not including shipping) it will be worth ordering in my case and experimenting with.  I would like to see if a logic low/high could be used to "key" the programmable crystal and, if so, what does the waveform look like and how would it sound as a keyed oscillator.

I see that the transmitter in this article is using a 10K resistor to reduce the output level and a .01 uf capacitor for coupling and isolation of the chip into the oscillator input of the Gilbert Cell mixer (SA612) 

Sideband (double) generation is performed in the SA612 and later sent to the amplifier stages of the transmitter.

See photo of schematic included below.

AK4JA


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:34 AM David Wilcox via groups.io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Breadboard Radio of course..... check them out.  I have built a few of their neat kits.  Lots of fun.


Dave K8WPE since 1960


David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Nov 24, 2020, at 12:01 PM, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Casey,

Who will be carrying that kit?  QRPme?  4SQRP?  QRP-ARCI?  etc?

EuGenen Smith
KA5NLY


On Monday, November 23, 2020, 11:00:50 PM CST, Casey via groups.io <kc9ih=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


the BreadBoard Radio 60 meter Woodpecker is about to debut. It is not a beginner's kit. 

72 de Casey KC9IH / WD9GKA



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73 de AK4JA