Date   

Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet
each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

Johnny, AC0BQ, will be the 80M NCS
tonight, barring storms in KS.
Add anything to the exchange that you
wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all sessions is
encouraged.

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,
KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564,
AC�BQ NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,
KC�PMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on
3580.5, N�TGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list
of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
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www.qrpspots.com


Re: Ozark QRP Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Thanks Daniel, well if things work out, we should have about 108 more pictures to publish from this year's Ozarkcon.

I have a back up assistant for next year, so a hope of better coverage of the Castle of QRP event is in the makings.

73....Walter . K5EST

On Apr 15, 2013 9:12 PM, "Daniel J. Mullen" <hamdad2m@...> wrote:
I just read this issue of the Banner today.  I missed OzarkCon this year and am sad about that.  But I do appreciate being apart of the group and am undoubtedly a better operator because of it.  I will make OzarkCon next year!
73 es God Bless KD0SZS Daniel

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 6, 2013, at 21:38, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

Trying to get last minute things done before getting
out of Internet access, so I have forwarded the
April QRP Banner to the webmaster, and when
he has a chance it can be posted on the Group
website. Thanks for everyone's patience since
many of us are traveling from OzarkCon and
communications to the web are a little different.

There are lots of random pictures of the Conference.

72/73....Walter - K5EST






Re: Ozark QRP Banner

Daniel Mullen
 

I just read this issue of the Banner today.  I missed OzarkCon this year and am sad about that.  But I do appreciate being apart of the group and am undoubtedly a better operator because of it.  I will make OzarkCon next year!
73 es God Bless KD0SZS Daniel

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 6, 2013, at 21:38, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

 

Trying to get last minute things done before getting
out of Internet access, so I have forwarded the
April QRP Banner to the webmaster, and when
he has a chance it can be posted on the Group
website. Thanks for everyone's patience since
many of us are traveling from OzarkCon and
communications to the web are a little different.

There are lots of random pictures of the Conference.

72/73....Walter - K5EST






Re: PigRig Can't Stop Talking

n0mpm
 

Update: Talked to DIZ over the weekend and we are pretty sure the keyer IC is zapped....still working to figure out how I did that, but bottom line is he has shipped me a new chip and will let everyone know if that's the deal....
Thanks to everyone with troubleshooting. Your advice surely helped DIZ conclude it's a bad IC...
72,
Mike


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

Dan Reynolds
 

This has sold.
Thanks guys for all the positive comments.
I didn't even know about the "auto" function.
I guess it pays to read the manual eh?

73Dan -- KB9JLO


Re: Help with Navy Flameproof key.

Robert 'RC' Conley <rc.kc5wa@...>
 

MY STRAIGHT KEY and some doc's


On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 5:56 PM, W0PFO <rcadmus@...> wrote:
 

I picked up a beautiful condition navy Flameproof key at a local hamfest. In use it's a bit scratchy at times. Simple fix - clean the contacts... But I can't find the contacts. Does it need to be completely disassembled? Hope not!

Any guidance gratefully accepted.

Thanks,

ray W0PFO




--
"beware of gray fuzzies"


Re: Help with Navy Flameproof key.

kb4qqj
 

Ray,
If you intend to get right on the contacts you will have to dismantle the key. You can probably just take the base off and get a cleaning strip or dollar bill in to polish them up.
I'm attaching a photo of one totally disassembled and also the build blue prints that came with the new ones. Let me know if you need help or I can answer any questions.
 
73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 4/14/2013 6:56:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rcadmus@... writes:
 

I picked up a beautiful condition navy Flameproof key at a local hamfest. In use it's a bit scratchy at times. Simple fix - clean the contacts... But I can't find the contacts. Does it need to be completely disassembled? Hope not!

Any guidance gratefully accepted.

Thanks,

ray W0PFO


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

James Rodenkirch
 

While in my configuration - autotuner out at the base of the vertical - I need that autotune feature a LOT!  Hi Hi
 
Thanks for the reply, Tim.  72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV 

 
> To: 4sqrp@...; rodenkirch_llc@...
> From: tim.n9puz@...
> Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:41:01 -0500
> Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner
>
> Mine has an auto-tune mode though I have never used that feature.
>
> 73,
>
> Tim N9PUZ
>
> On 4/15/2013 8:18 AM, James Rodenkirch wrote:
> > Tim: however....that discontinued model, albeit a fine little tuner,
> > doesn't have an auto-tune function so it can't be located at a remote
> > site (like at the base of a vertical antenna), correct????
> >
> >
> > 72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To: 4sqrp@...; on30ng@...
> > From: tim.n9puz@...
> > Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:49:20 -0500
> > Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner
> >
> > On 4/14/2013 7:59 PM, bcdlr wrote:
> > > I have an original LDG QRP auto-tuner for sale. Works fine. I didn't
> > > open it up to see if it was a kit or factory built. I have pics if you
> > > want to see it. It is in great shape.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have an LDF Z-100Plus so this little guy is surplus to my needs and I
> > > need to replenish the slush fund.
> > >
> > > This is the original one that has the 'manual' buttons for CAP & IND. It
> > > is QRP levels only. I think I have a power cable for it (seems like all
> > > the LDG's use that same plug). Pretty sure you can still get the manual
> > > electronically for it. I will double check...
> > >
> > > $55 plus shipping. Email for pics.
> > >
> > > 73
> > > Dan -- KB9JLO
> >
> > These are great little tuners. I have one as well but mine is not for
> > sale. I believe they are rated for 75W so if you occasionally use a
> > small external amplifier like the Hardrock or HFPacker you've still got
> > a comfortable margin.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Tim N9PUZ
> >
> >
>
>
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PigRig Dits

WA0ITP
 

If you plug a mono plug into the pig's key jack, you'll get the continuous dots. The pig needs a stereo plug there. I use mine
with the EZKeyer (the best little keyer around :o) Here's how to use an external keyer or a straight key with da pig.
http://www.wa0itp.com/pigrigtokeyercable.pdf

Hope this helps.

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I love this radio stuff !
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www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

Tim N9PUZ
 

Mine has an auto-tune mode though I have never used that feature.

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/15/2013 8:18 AM, James Rodenkirch wrote:
Tim: however....that discontinued model, albeit a fine little tuner,
doesn't have an auto-tune function so it can't be located at a remote
site (like at the base of a vertical antenna), correct????


72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV


------------------------------------------------------------------------
To: 4sqrp@...; @KB9JLO
From: tim.n9puz@...
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:49:20 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

On 4/14/2013 7:59 PM, bcdlr wrote:
> I have an original LDG QRP auto-tuner for sale. Works fine. I didn't
> open it up to see if it was a kit or factory built. I have pics if you
> want to see it. It is in great shape.
>
>
> I have an LDF Z-100Plus so this little guy is surplus to my needs and I
> need to replenish the slush fund.
>
> This is the original one that has the 'manual' buttons for CAP & IND. It
> is QRP levels only. I think I have a power cable for it (seems like all
> the LDG's use that same plug). Pretty sure you can still get the manual
> electronically for it. I will double check...
>
> $55 plus shipping. Email for pics.
>
> 73
> Dan -- KB9JLO

These are great little tuners. I have one as well but mine is not for
sale. I believe they are rated for 75W so if you occasionally use a
small external amplifier like the Hardrock or HFPacker you've still got
a comfortable margin.

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Re: PigRig Can't Stop Talking

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 4/15/2013 7:01 AM, Jeremy Utley wrote:
 

My Piggie is unbuilt as of yet.  Was planning on starting it soon, but if it'll help someone debug a problem someone else is having, I'll donate mine to the cause!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 4/15/2013 5:36 AM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

I believe Chuck accidentally sent his reply only to me last time.  Here's the exchange reconstructed:

On 04/14/2013 03:27 PM, chuck adams wrote:

Sounds like to me there is a NC (normally-closed) contact
to ground.  These type of headphone jacks are used to give
a path to ground on the return lead from a speaker and then
when you plug in headphones the speaker is disconnected.

FYI

chuck, k7qo

Me (AA0VE) Now THAT sounds like a good explanation!

(Chuck)  But there is yet another.  But, if no other individual has the same
problem, this may not be the case.  How about a software issue
with the keying chip? 

Any one got an unbuilt Piggie.  I'll volunteer to build it for you
and ship it back in one week.  I'll pay the shipping both ways.

dit dit

chuck, k7qo

P.S.  I plan on getting an order in on the next batch.  Can't have
too many rigs in the pen.

ME (AA0VE):
I suggest this:  Anyone who experiences the 'dit dit dit' problem when he applies power without paddles plugged into the jack should measure the resistance between the dit pin and ground with no paddles (or power) connected.  Then measure it again with the paddles connected, to see if there's a difference.  If Chuck's original suggestion is correct, you should measure 0 ohms with the paddles disconnected and infinite with them plugged in.

It seems to me that if there is a software issue, EVERYONE should have the same phenomenon, unless the software was updated at some point.

John AA0VE
  
      Good day. Hope I'am squeezing into this conversation okay. I experienced some of the same, with the dits repeating. It comes down now to where I apply pwr ---I hear the "oo" code.  I then push the keyer button to put it in command  mode. "R" is replied. I send a dit with my key, to toggle to a straight key. "R" is sent back in response. After said is done, I get a steady tone when holding down my key.  I now know three letters in the alphabet -o,e, and r.  Shawnr, kf7yff
.



4S-Link Interface

WA0ITP
 

Just wondering, Has anyone made any contacts with their OzarkCon build session
interface yet?

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www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

Tom
 

Dan
I'm interested in the tuner if its still up
For grabs???
Tom wa4zof

Sent from my iPhone


Re: PigRig Can't Stop Talking

John Lonigro
 

Jeremy:

Well, my suspicion is that Chuck was correct about one of the leads on the jack being shorted to ground when nothing is plugged into it.  You can quickly do a resistance check to see if that's the case. 

But since not everyone has reported that problem, it's possible that some jacks don't have any leads shorted to ground and yours might be one of them.  It's also possible that there is some other cause of the repeating dits.

So, if you find one of your leads shorted when nothing is plugged into the jack, you will definitely have the repeating dit problem.  If not, you may still have it, if the cause is something else.

It doesn't sound like it is a major issue either way.  However, it would be good practice to make sure the paddles are plugged in before applying power.  Otherwise, if you have an antenna connected, you'll be sending a stream of dits over the air.  If not, you'll be transmitting without a load, which the finals might not appreciate.

73,

John AA0VE



On 04/15/2013 09:01 AM, Jeremy Utley wrote:
My Piggie is unbuilt as of yet.  Was planning on starting it soon, but if it'll help someone debug a problem someone else is having, I'll donate mine to the cause!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 4/15/2013 5:36 AM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

I believe Chuck accidentally sent his reply only to me last time.  Here's the exchange reconstructed:

On 04/14/2013 03:27 PM, chuck adams wrote:

Sounds like to me there is a NC (normally-closed) contact
to ground.  These type of headphone jacks are used to give
a path to ground on the return lead from a speaker and then
when you plug in headphones the speaker is disconnected.

FYI

chuck, k7qo

Me (AA0VE) Now THAT sounds like a good explanation!

(Chuck)  But there is yet another.  But, if no other individual has the same
problem, this may not be the case.  How about a software issue
with the keying chip? 

Any one got an unbuilt Piggie.  I'll volunteer to build it for you
and ship it back in one week.  I'll pay the shipping both ways.

dit dit

chuck, k7qo

P.S.  I plan on getting an order in on the next batch.  Can't have
too many rigs in the pen.

ME (AA0VE):
I suggest this:  Anyone who experiences the 'dit dit dit' problem when he applies power without paddles plugged into the jack should measure the resistance between the dit pin and ground with no paddles (or power) connected.  Then measure it again with the paddles connected, to see if there's a difference.  If Chuck's original suggestion is correct, you should measure 0 ohms with the paddles disconnected and infinite with them plugged in.

It seems to me that if there is a software issue, EVERYONE should have the same phenomenon, unless the software was updated at some point.

John AA0VE



Re: PigRig Can't Stop Talking

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 


Re: PigRig Can't Stop Talking

Jeremy Utley
 

My Piggie is unbuilt as of yet.  Was planning on starting it soon, but if it'll help someone debug a problem someone else is having, I'll donate mine to the cause!

Jeremy, N9PH

On 4/15/2013 5:36 AM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
 

I believe Chuck accidentally sent his reply only to me last time.  Here's the exchange reconstructed:

On 04/14/2013 03:27 PM, chuck adams wrote:

Sounds like to me there is a NC (normally-closed) contact
to ground.  These type of headphone jacks are used to give
a path to ground on the return lead from a speaker and then
when you plug in headphones the speaker is disconnected.

FYI

chuck, k7qo

Me (AA0VE) Now THAT sounds like a good explanation!

(Chuck)  But there is yet another.  But, if no other individual has the same
problem, this may not be the case.  How about a software issue
with the keying chip? 

Any one got an unbuilt Piggie.  I'll volunteer to build it for you
and ship it back in one week.  I'll pay the shipping both ways.

dit dit

chuck, k7qo

P.S.  I plan on getting an order in on the next batch.  Can't have
too many rigs in the pen.

ME (AA0VE):
I suggest this:  Anyone who experiences the 'dit dit dit' problem when he applies power without paddles plugged into the jack should measure the resistance between the dit pin and ground with no paddles (or power) connected.  Then measure it again with the paddles connected, to see if there's a difference.  If Chuck's original suggestion is correct, you should measure 0 ohms with the paddles disconnected and infinite with them plugged in.

It seems to me that if there is a software issue, EVERYONE should have the same phenomenon, unless the software was updated at some point.

John AA0VE


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

Wayne Dillon
 

I belive it does. I recall a switch that is either "Auto" or "Manual" again from the manual:
Operation of the tuner is auto or semi automatic. In auto mode, the tuner will seek a 1.5 match anytime
the SWR is above 3.0. In semi mode (semi line is grounded), the tuner will only seek a match when the tune
input line is grounded. Both modes require that more than 0.1 watts of RF power be present.

Also let me correct a previously incorrect quote, the "Origional" QRP auto tuner only goes to 10 watts, again from the manual:
The QRP autotuner is a full featured auto or semi automatic antenna tuner designed for HF
(1.8 to 30 MHz) transmitters using 0.1 to 10 watts.
Sorry about the previous mis quote, I was looking at the wrong manual.
God Bless  all de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM, James Rodenkirch <rodenkirch_llc@...> wrote:
 

 Tim: however....that discontinued model, albeit a fine little tuner, doesn't have an auto-tune function so it can't be located at a remote site (like at the base of a vertical antenna), correct????
 
 
72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV

 

To: 4sqrp@...; on30ng@...
From: tim.n9puz@...
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:49:20 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

 
On 4/14/2013 7:59 PM, bcdlr wrote:
> I have an original LDG QRP auto-tuner for sale. Works fine. I didn't
> open it up to see if it was a kit or factory built. I have pics if you
> want to see it. It is in great shape.
>
>
> I have an LDF Z-100Plus so this little guy is surplus to my needs and I
> need to replenish the slush fund.
>
> This is the original one that has the 'manual' buttons for CAP & IND. It
> is QRP levels only. I think I have a power cable for it (seems like all
> the LDG's use that same plug). Pretty sure you can still get the manual
> electronically for it. I will double check...
>
> $55 plus shipping. Email for pics.
>
> 73
> Dan -- KB9JLO

These are great little tuners. I have one as well but mine is not for
sale. I believe they are rated for 75W so if you occasionally use a
small external amplifier like the Hardrock or HFPacker you've still got
a comfortable margin.

73,

Tim N9PUZ




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http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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 - KC0PMH

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

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

Wayne Dillon
 

To quote from the manual...
It will work with virtually any transceiver or transmitter providing between 0.1 and 30 watts continuous RF
output (60 watts SSB or CW).
I also have one of these tuners and they work great, so much better than most of the earlier "built-in" auto ATUs. Dan is offering this on at a bargin price.
Enjoy es 72/3 de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
 

On 4/14/2013 7:59 PM, bcdlr wrote:
> I have an original LDG QRP auto-tuner for sale. Works fine. I didn't
> open it up to see if it was a kit or factory built. I have pics if you
> want to see it. It is in great shape.
>
>
> I have an LDF Z-100Plus so this little guy is surplus to my needs and I
> need to replenish the slush fund.
>
> This is the original one that has the 'manual' buttons for CAP & IND. It
> is QRP levels only. I think I have a power cable for it (seems like all
> the LDG's use that same plug). Pretty sure you can still get the manual
> electronically for it. I will double check...
>
> $55 plus shipping. Email for pics.
>
> 73
> Dan -- KB9JLO

These are great little tuners. I have one as well but mine is not for
sale. I believe they are rated for 75W so if you occasionally use a
small external amplifier like the Hardrock or HFPacker you've still got
a comfortable margin.

73,

Tim N9PUZ




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
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 - KC0PMH

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

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner

James Rodenkirch
 

 Tim: however....that discontinued model, albeit a fine little tuner, doesn't have an auto-tune function so it can't be located at a remote site (like at the base of a vertical antenna), correct????
 
 
72, Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV

 

To: 4sqrp@...; on30ng@...
From: tim.n9puz@...
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:49:20 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] FS: LDG QRP Auto-Tuner


 
On 4/14/2013 7:59 PM, bcdlr wrote:
> I have an original LDG QRP auto-tuner for sale. Works fine. I didn't
> open it up to see if it was a kit or factory built. I have pics if you
> want to see it. It is in great shape.
>
>
> I have an LDF Z-100Plus so this little guy is surplus to my needs and I
> need to replenish the slush fund.
>
> This is the original one that has the 'manual' buttons for CAP & IND. It
> is QRP levels only. I think I have a power cable for it (seems like all
> the LDG's use that same plug). Pretty sure you can still get the manual
> electronically for it. I will double check...
>
> $55 plus shipping. Email for pics.
>
> 73
> Dan -- KB9JLO

These are great little tuners. I have one as well but mine is not for
sale. I believe they are rated for 75W so if you occasionally use a
small external amplifier like the Hardrock or HFPacker you've still got
a comfortable margin.

73,

Tim N9PUZ


FOXHUNT WOW!

Dale Putnam
 


The Season is closed... the Game Warden says we outdid ourselves.. with 5,081 pelts handed out this season in
the 40 and 80 acre woods. You guys ROCK!
The results are posted, thanks to ET and his adept fingers.
 
The top FOX is > ....?
 
The top HOUND is > ....?
 
The top TEAM is > ......?
 
on the web site for you to see...
http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org
 
also keep an eye out here for any new announcements that may be forthcoming..... including a guide from your scorekeeper, and notes about
coming fun!!! Bring on the FUN!!! Right?
 
And our big THANKYOU goes to the Colorado Qrp Club, for letting the FOXHUNT have space to post the results and all the support they provide,
quietly behind the scene.

Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale
 WC7S in Wy