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Re: Pig rig 158

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Cool Paul!
If I knew the key had been a "plumbers special" I would have sent it to you a long time ago!!!
Good luck on the Pig Rig, it will fly soon!
72
Johnny


On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Paul Smith wrote:
 

Well I put on my big boy pants and re wound the confusing binocular. Got it done too and I am satisfied I did it right. The pig is safely back in the Tupperware for the night. I have dishes to do and a couple other things..... Whew I am glad I finally had the "duh" ,moment... Will start work earlier tomorrow night... Hey I posted a couple pictures of my new favorite plumbers paddle. I discovered the cracked rubber feet are BIBB WASHERS..... I have an assortment of them hi de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: Music - WAS Parts list for beginning builder

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Yeah, it was a kind of down year for players.  We missed Keith, Cy, Jim & Kathy and a few others. 

We did a little bit Friday evening late with David Cripe, David Gauding, Les K5LG and me.

Saturday I showed up late again, not realizing that the schedule showed music at 6:30 PM.  I think some people looked in early and saw nothing going on, so it never got going.  Oops!

My room-to-room QSOs were down too, but I didn't get skunked:  worked K0N on Friday evening, 7039 kHz.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU

On 4/9/2013 8:28 PM, Tom Sevart wrote:
 

Yes, this year seemed to be a bit different in that I didn't see anyone
playing music, but both nights I was pretty tired so I went to the room
early.




Pig rig 158

Paul Smith
 

Well I put on my big boy pants and re wound the confusing binocular. Got it done too and I am satisfied I did it right. The pig is safely back in the Tupperware for the night. I have dishes to do and a couple other things..... Whew I am glad I finally had the "duh" ,moment... Will start work earlier tomorrow night... Hey I posted a couple pictures of my new favorite plumbers paddle. I discovered the cracked rubber feet are BIBB WASHERS..... I have an assortment of them hi de Paul N0NBD

Sent from my iPad


Re: PigRig Gestation Period

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Tnx for the info. Dick,  N0TGR

From: Lee Mairs (SAG)
To: 4sqrp@...; Chris Sidener ; Al Poland ; Rick Simpson
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] PigRig Gestation Period
 
As my PigRig #157 get closer and closer to birth I found a need for the colored parts placement photo that is/was under the schematic on Diz's web page.  However, the link to the PigRig has been removed from the kitsandparts.com page.  After some searching around I finally found the location (and immediately Booked Marked it for my browser.  The PigRig webpages are at PigRig Transceiver

Just got the variable capacitors installed,  Working down the instruction list slowly as these 70 year old eyes and shaky hands are really causing problems.

73 de Lee
KM4YY


Re: Parts list for beginning builder

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Yes, this year seemed to be a bit different in that I didn't see anyone playing music, but both nights I was pretty tired so I went to the room early.

Saturday evening at the end of festivities it did seem that everyone packed up & disappeared, so I ended up going out for dinner alone. I thought of knocking on your door and seeing if you wanted to have dinner since you were next door to me, but didn't know if you wanted to be bothered. But after dinner I was pretty exhausted so turned in early so didn't look for the guitar pickers.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


RMR net report

Dale Putnam
 

Had a good net today, in spite of deep qsb and rising noise, called at 2045 and running until 2130 on 14.0625.
K2Ht, K0DTJ, WB7EUX, KE6OIO, AD7BP, K6MGO all reported warmer than the 10F that I had .. and no one matched my 10 - 12 inches of snow...
but I think I would rather see a bit warmer. Now it is 4F and sinking.... not a good thing for my baby chicks in the barn, on a warming pad and under heat lamps.
My horses look like walking snowdrifts, even tho they are slightly taller than the 4 foot drifts that are scattered about, by the 30 mph winds.
See you all next Thursday,

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


Re: Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.

WA0ITP
 



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www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.

I would also like a parts list and diagram of the 4S-link interface or availibity of such.  Dick, N0TGR

From: Paul Daulton <k5wms@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:01 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.
 
such a neat project , had to have one when I met someone leaving bulders workshop and looked at his.

Just what I needed for my Mst800 and Mst400 tranceivers. I plan to use them a lot on PSK.
I hope 4sqrp makes these available in the kit offerings.

for others who didnt attend Ozarkcon the project at the builders hands on workshop this year was a neat rig to computer interface for digital modes.

Paul Daulton K5WMS
beacon WMS 185.302 khz qrss30/slow 24/7
Jacksonville,Ar 72076
em34wu


Re: Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.

WA0ITP
 


 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.

I would also like a parts list and diagram of the 4S-link interface or availibity of such.  Dick, N0TGR

From: Paul Daulton <k5wms@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:01 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.
 
such a neat project , had to have one when I met someone leaving bulders workshop and looked at his.

Just what I needed for my Mst800 and Mst400 tranceivers. I plan to use them a lot on PSK.
I hope 4sqrp makes these available in the kit offerings.

for others who didnt attend Ozarkcon the project at the builders hands on workshop this year was a neat rig to computer interface for digital modes.

Paul Daulton K5WMS
beacon WMS 185.302 khz qrss30/slow 24/7
Jacksonville,Ar 72076
em34wu


Re: Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

I would also like a parts list and diagram of the 4S-link interface or availibity of such.  Dick, N0TGR

From: Paul Daulton
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:01 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Help need parts list for builders project from Ozarkcon.
 
such a neat project , had to have one when I met someone leaving bulders workshop and looked at his.

Just what I needed for my Mst800 and Mst400 tranceivers. I plan to use them a lot on PSK.
I hope 4sqrp makes these available in the kit offerings.

for others who didnt attend Ozarkcon the project at the builders hands on workshop this year was a neat rig to computer interface for digital modes.

Paul Daulton K5WMS
beacon WMS 185.302 khz qrss30/slow 24/7
Jacksonville,Ar 72076
em34wu


Re: Interface Kit

Paul Daulton
 


Re: Loud Snap

AG1P Ron
 

Wasn’t that thing Enrico Fermi built in U of Chicago gym called a “pile”?   ;-)

 

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Wayne Dillon
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:22 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; WA0ITP
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

 

 

It would seem that the "pile" has subsided...

Wayne. KC0PMH

 

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:49 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

It was a Duracell and has the description "Pile Alkaline" just under the name Duracell.

 

 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:45 PM

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

 

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

 

How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo



 

--

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: Loud Snap

Wayne Dillon
 

OUCH!


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Joseph Bento <n6dgy@...> wrote:
 

On 4/9/2013 5:49 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
It was a Duracell and has the description "Pile Alkaline" just under the name Duracell.
 
 
Must be one of them 'foreign' Duracells.  We don't call cells 'piles' here in America.  Perhaps the battery had a case of hemorrhoids?  :-)

Joe, N6DGY



----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo






--
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: Loud Snap

Wayne Dillon
 

It would seem that the "pile" has subsided...
Wayne. KC0PMH


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:49 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

It was a Duracell and has the description "Pile Alkaline" just under the name Duracell.
 
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo





--
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: Loud Snap

Joe Bento
 

On 4/9/2013 5:49 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
It was a Duracell and has the description "Pile Alkaline" just under the name Duracell.
 
 
Must be one of them 'foreign' Duracells.  We don't call cells 'piles' here in America.  Perhaps the battery had a case of hemorrhoids?  :-)

Joe, N6DGY



----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo




Re: Loud Snap

WA0ITP
 

It was a Duracell and has the description "Pile Alkaline" just under the name Duracell.
 
 
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo



Re: Loud Snap

chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...>
 

I apologize. Missed the Duracell part.... Old eyes and the
monitor keeps getting closer....

chuck, k7qo


Re: Loud Snap

chuck adams <chuck.adams.k7qo@...>
 

On 04/09/2013 03:48 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


How about the make and manufacturer?  Just so that the rest of
aren't given a heart attack when something goes snap-pop-crackle (tm)
in the lab.

This stuff does get scary when things go bump in the night.

Makes me want to think about an electrical fire extinguisher in the
lab....

chuck, k7qo



Re: Loud Snap

Phil Anderson
 

Terry! It's a part of the digital war going on. Somehow, perhaps via your computer link, a distance station sent you a "battery snapping" virus.'  I belive it is also called the Chin-Dong 9V virus. Heeeee
 
Uncle Phil
 
PS: Tired from the trip (and mowing). 72.
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:48 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Loud Snap

 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Re: Loud Snap

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Terry 
The only snap I get on the bench is an electrolytic installed backwards and then powered up!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, WA0ITP wrote:
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com


Loud Snap

WA0ITP
 

A few minutes ago I heard a loud "snap" on the bench. Somewhat like a mouse
trap. I thought it might be a battery in something, and sure enough, a Duracell
AA in a small flashlight popped it's cork, 'er seal. This is only the second
time this has happened in something on my bench. The last time was many years
ago when a 9 volter popped open.

What caused it, internal short? Has anyone else had this experience? Is there
any way to prevent it, or is it an inherent hazard of the hobby? Are there
batteries that are guaranteed not to burst?

Moral of story, "Upon hearing a SNAP, if you don't have mice, look at your
batteries."

---------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com