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Re: ExpressPCB Conversion Software

Tim N9PUZ
 

DesignSpark PCB <http://www.designspark.com/> is free for commercial and hobbyist use. You have to register (First name and country only) and there's an ad at startup but other than that pretty capable.

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/26/2013 1:06 PM, Paul Daulton wrote:

I hope others will chip in with alternatives.

Paul k5wms

Quoting nm0s_qrp :

I have recently found Copper Connection software from Robot Room.
http://www.robotroom.com/CopperConnection/index.html


Re: ExpressPCB Conversion Software

Paul Daulton
 


ExpressPCB Conversion Software

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

I was an early adopter of ExpressPCB software for schematic capture and PC board layout. It's still one of my favorites, as it is very user friendly, and has a good netlist capability that aids PC layout.

Unfortunately, the PCB files generated are proprietary, and can only be used to purchase boards from ExpressPCB, which is not the least expensive option. Other PC houses require files in a Gerber format.

I have recently found Copper Connection software from Robot Room. http://www.robotroom.com/CopperConnection/index.html It has much of the same feel as ExpressPCB, and even better - permits importing of ExpressPCB files for editing and conversion to Gerber format.

While the full-featured version of Copper Connection is not free, it is still not too expensive. If anyone has an ExpressPCB .pcb file they would like converted to Gerbers, let me know, I'd be glad to help out.

73 Dave NM0S


FS by K0EVZ

Dale Putnam
 





Doc asked to have this posted, as he is experiencing difficulty with one of the reflectors.
Please contact him directly.
FoxHunt Summer Season coming up soon. Are you ready? This would do it just fine for you. 
His email is included so offers may go directly to him.  
 
> Gang:
>
> Well, I have decided to sell my excellent and well cared for MFJ9420 transceiver. This is truly a terrific rig, for both fixed and portable use. Although compact in size, it puts out a respectable signal on both CW and SSB. Note that the optional CW module is already installed on this particular rig, and I have made lots of enjoyable QSOes with it.
>
> Price for the complete setup = only $215.00. This includes the rig, the matching Hand Mike, the CW module, *and* shipping to your CONUS address.
>
> I can hardly wait to see who will give this wonderful rig it's next happy new home!


 
> 73,
> Doc/K0EVZ

           


Re: KX3 Field Day from SW Missouri

Joseph Moore <joekf0xv@...>
 

I worked FD from my Home in Kansas City. I set up portable in my Garage.

I opened the door and set up a table with the FT-817ND and battery power.

Ran a 50 ft End Fed Zepp made from 16 speaker wire up into a tree in my yard,

Into to a LDG 1:1 Balun then into my LDG Z-11ProII. Also put up a 20 meter

Dipole from 2 trees in a flat top configuration, about 18 foot high.

Worked FD off and on for about 13 hours throughout the contest period.

Made 49 contacts all over the U.S. and Alaska running 5 watts.

I had best luck on 20 meters and I think the Dipole worked the best.

I experienced a lot of signal fading here at my QTH. Did anyone else notice

That or was it just me.

Joe KF0XV

 

 


Re: KX3 Field Day from SW Missouri

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Sounds like fun. I spent Saturday painting the house & garage. Wasn't as much fun as field day but at least that's one less honeydo project that might take up a weekend that I might get to play radio.

We're getting ready for a camping trip in South Dakota soon, so I plan to take my 20M SST to operate during the day. The campground will have wifi so I'll post when I'm on at qrpspots.com.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


KX3 Field Day from SW Missouri

wb0wqs <wb0wqs@...>
 

Hello All,
We rented a cabin near Joplin, not far from the house (just to get away) where I operated on the deck with my KX3 interfaced with the N1MM program. Ran Battery power at 5 watts with a Norcal 88' doublet supported by a bright orange 31 ft Fiberglass pole. Used 24 gauge speaker wire split at the 44 ft point. Fed the KX3 autotuner first without a 4:1 balun, then added a 4:1 balun with a short peace of coax into the rig. Ran search and pounce Saturday evening and a couple of hours on Sunday morning. Around 10 hours of operation total. Most of the contacts were on 20. A handful on 40 and a few on 15. Made 2 ssb contacts. I worked 105 QSOs total. The KX3 was a champ, and made it fun in the rough conditions. The N1MM program was used to send cw and track my frequency for the log.
My wife is an angel for helping me split the speaker wire (that wanted to twist up), and it was her idea to rent the cabin.
Couple of notes: ran the KX3 internal speaker the whole time. And, the antenna seemed to work better (more QSOs) with the balun in line.
Did not work many 1B class stations. Would like to hear more FD reports out there, even if you worked from the front porch like I did.
Had fun here.

Kelly,
WB0WQS


Re: FD ADVENTURE

Phil Anderson
 

nice video Roy.......ya looks pro

Uncle Phil

Roy Crosier wrote:



There is a funny field day video on YouTube, very original
wording if not completely professional in execution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4g68Iv4gE


___


Re: FD ADVENTURE

Roy AC9DN
 



There is a funny field day video on YouTube, very original
wording if not completely professional in execution:


Enjoy!

Also, if anyone wants the full high resolution scan of the 1916 telegraph magazine
that I posted to the files section for better reproduction, send me an
email. Depending on the amount of demand, I will answer in an
expeditious manner. Depending!

Roy AC9DN


Re: FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

Phil Anderson
 

Terry, those are good numbers. I had about 125 contacts on my CW station, SSB had more guys and 500 contacts.
Weee what fun.

Unc Phil

WA0ITP wrote:


Glad you're OK Unc. We did fairly well at Weston, and had no storm
problems.
Some light rain on Sunday but that was all. At about 160 Q's we felt
like it
was a successful outing, in spite of the poor propagation.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Anderson" >
To: <4sqrp@... >
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:26 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] FD ADVEN TURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

| HEY GUYS.........
|
| VERTICAL WENT UP FINE, RIG RUNNING WELL. HAD ABOUT 100 CONTACTS GOING ON
| CW....THEN........
|
| BIG GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND THE TENT LIFTED UP ALL AROUND ME AND
| ROTATED TO THE EAST. MY BACK
| WAS TO THE WEST SO AND THE TENT WENT EAST, I WAS LEFT STANDING TO THE
| WEST (WHERE THE TENT OPENING WAS) THREE OR SO FEET FROM THE TENT.
|
| THE GUYS IN THE SSB TENT FIFTY FEET AWAY CAME RUNNING DOWN TO SEE HOW I
| WAS. I SAID,
|
| "NO PROBLEM! I GRABBED THE FT-450D WITH MY LEFT HAND AS THE TENT AND
| TABLE WENT EAST. WOW, THAT WAS WEIRD !!!"
|
| WE WERE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN FIFTEEN MINUTES. SORRY WE DIDN'T THINK AT
| THE TIME TO GET PICTURES.
|
| UNCLE PHIL, W0XI, DOUGLAS COUNTY CLUB AT WELLS OVERLOOK, LAWRENCE, KS.
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is comin g April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

WA0ITP
 

Glad you're OK Unc. We did fairly well at Weston, and had no storm problems.
Some light rain on Sunday but that was all. At about 160 Q's we felt like it
was a successful outing, in spite of the poor propagation.

----------------------------------
Real radios weigh less than a pound.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Anderson" <aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:26 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL


| HEY GUYS.........
|
| VERTICAL WENT UP FINE, RIG RUNNING WELL. HAD ABOUT 100 CONTACTS GOING ON
| CW....THEN........
|
| BIG GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND THE TENT LIFTED UP ALL AROUND ME AND
| ROTATED TO THE EAST. MY BACK
| WAS TO THE WEST SO AND THE TENT WENT EAST, I WAS LEFT STANDING TO THE
| WEST (WHERE THE TENT OPENING WAS) THREE OR SO FEET FROM THE TENT.
|
| THE GUYS IN THE SSB TENT FIFTY FEET AWAY CAME RUNNING DOWN TO SEE HOW I
| WAS. I SAID,
|
| "NO PROBLEM! I GRABBED THE FT-450D WITH MY LEFT HAND AS THE TENT AND
| TABLE WENT EAST. WOW, THAT WAS WEIRD !!!"
|
| WE WERE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN FIFTEEN MINUTES. SORRY WE DIDN'T THINK AT
| THE TIME TO GET PICTURES.
|
| UNCLE PHIL, W0XI, DOUGLAS COUNTY CLUB AT WELLS OVERLOOK, LAWRENCE, KS.
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

Dale Putnam
 

Somehow I get the feeling IF there is excitement to be had, Uncle Phil will be found dead center of it!!
Have a great day,
Dale - WC7S

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:26:34
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [4sqrp] FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

 



HEY GUYS.........

VERTICAL WENT UP FINE, RIG RUNNING WELL. HAD ABOUT 100 CONTACTS GOING ON
CW....THEN........

BIG GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND THE TENT LIFTED UP ALL AROUND ME AND
ROTATED TO THE EAST. MY BACK
WAS TO THE WEST SO AND THE TENT WENT EAST, I WAS LEFT STANDING TO THE
WEST (WHERE THE TENT OPENING WAS) THREE OR SO FEET FROM THE TENT.

THE GUYS IN THE SSB TENT FIFTY FEET AWAY CAME RUNNING DOWN TO SEE HOW I
WAS. I SAID,

"NO PROBLEM! I GRABBED THE FT-450D WITH MY LEFT HAND AS THE TENT AND
TABLE WENT EAST. WOW, THAT WAS WEIRD !!!"

WE WERE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN FIFTEEN MINUTES. SORRY WE DIDN'T THINK AT
THE TIME TO GET PICTURES.

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI, DOUGLAS COUNTY CLUB AT WELLS OVERLOOK, LAWRENCE, KS.


FD ADVENTURE WITH WIND AND TENT, UNCLE PHIL

Phil Anderson
 

HEY GUYS.........

VERTICAL WENT UP FINE, RIG RUNNING WELL. HAD ABOUT 100 CONTACTS GOING ON CW....THEN........

BIG GUST OF WIND CAME UP AND THE TENT LIFTED UP ALL AROUND ME AND ROTATED TO THE EAST. MY BACK
WAS TO THE WEST SO AND THE TENT WENT EAST, I WAS LEFT STANDING TO THE WEST (WHERE THE TENT OPENING WAS) THREE OR SO FEET FROM THE TENT.

THE GUYS IN THE SSB TENT FIFTY FEET AWAY CAME RUNNING DOWN TO SEE HOW I WAS. I SAID,

"NO PROBLEM! I GRABBED THE FT-450D WITH MY LEFT HAND AS THE TENT AND TABLE WENT EAST. WOW, THAT WAS WEIRD !!!"

WE WERE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN FIFTEEN MINUTES. SORRY WE DIDN'T THINK AT THE TIME TO GET PICTURES.

UNCLE PHIL, W0XI, DOUGLAS COUNTY CLUB AT WELLS OVERLOOK, LAWRENCE, KS.


ARRL Field Day

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Attenuation made no difference in this situation. The ICOM 7200 is still for sale please contact me off list nu0s at hot mail dot com...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] ARRL Field Day
From: dave <ho13dave@...>
To: Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
CC:

Scotty,

Did you click in the attenuator in either the K1 or the 817? Wondering
what difference that made.

Also, did you sell the Icom you offered a while back?

I ran my K2 at 100w to some wire, so no QRP this year . . .

73 de dave
ab9ca/4



On 6/24/13 11:12 AM, Scotty Long wrote:
>
>
> ARRL Field Day...
>
> Well I had a good time talking with friends and family that was about
> it. The heat on Saturday here in Nebraska was terrible the measured
> temp inside my tent was 104+ F with 90+++% humidity. But hey that's
> what is says in the course description "Other than favorable
> conditions". I had the Elecraft K1 all set up and tried to call Polar
> Bear Kens furry hide WA8REI on 20m CW as he finished a QSO with no joy
> Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. I was all set to run then the front end of K1 was
> overloaded by our 20m phone station running a beam at about 40 feet.
> Every time they called CQ field day I just could not do anything. I
> switched to my back up rig the Yaesu FT817... The AGC cut the audio on
> this rig as well but at least I was able to do some quick search and
> pounce work between the phone stations transmissions. I think I worked
> 17 total contacts Wow... Just for information the phone ssb station
> was running a Drake TR7 100+ watts into a 20m beam 40ft. I had the K1
> or FT817 into a Buddipole vertical antenna at close to maximum
> separation ARRL field day rules... all station properly grounded... I
> shut down late afternoon and departed the area for cold air and
> drink... P.S. we all run band pass filters but we were on the same
> band...
>
> 73/Scotty/NU0S/Field Day K0KKV/Nebraska
>
>
>


ARRL Field Day

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

ARRL Field Day...

Well I had a good time talking with friends and family that was about it. The heat on Saturday here in Nebraska was terrible the measured temp inside my tent was 104+ F with 90+++% humidity. But hey that's what is says in the course description "Other than favorable conditions". I had the Elecraft K1 all set up and tried to call Polar Bear Kens furry hide WA8REI on 20m CW as he finished a QSO with no joy Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I was all set to run then the front end of K1 was overloaded by our 20m phone station running a beam at about 40 feet. Every time they called CQ field day I just could not do anything.  I switched to my back up rig the Yaesu FT817... The AGC cut the audio on this rig as well but at least I was able to do some quick search and pounce work between the phone stations transmissions.  I think I worked 17 total contacts Wow... Just for information the phone ssb station was running a Drake TR7 100+ watts into a 20m beam 40ft. I had the K1 or FT817 into a Buddipole vertical antenna at close to maximum separation ARRL field day rules... all station properly grounded... I shut down late afternoon and departed the area for cold air and drink... P.S. we all run band pass filters but we were on the same band... 

73/Scotty/NU0S/Field Day K0KKV/Nebraska 


FS by K0EVZ

Dale Putnam
 

Doc asked to have this posted, as he is experiencing difficulty with one of the reflectors.
Please contact him directly.
FoxHunt Summer Season coming up soon. Are you ready? This would do it just fine for you. 
 
> Gang:
>
> Well, I have decided to sell my excellent and well cared for MFJ9420 transceiver. This is truly a terrific rig, for both fixed and portable use. Although compact in size, it puts out a respectable signal on both CW and SSB. Note that the optional CW module is already installed on this particular rig, and I have made lots of enjoyable QSOes with it.
>
> Price for the complete setup = only $215.00. This includes the rig, the matching Hand Mike, the CW module, *and* shipping to your CONUS address.
>
> I can hardly wait to see who will give this wonderful rig it's next happy new home!
> ---------
> Dale, there it is. Do you think the price is reasonable? Or is it too high, maybe? I really need to sell it quickly, so let know your thoughts. TiA.
>
> 73,
> Doc/K0EVZ


Re: I'll watch for 4sqrp calls on FD from W0XI and/or W0UK (KS Douglas County Club)

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Phil and the group
Terry , Bert and my self are setup up and running HOT this am on 20 and 40 
We aren't calling CQ so have a listen for us running after big guns, with flea power!!
Our call is K0N, Terry and Bert are on the keys right now and I am logging!!!
We swap around now and then.
Gud luck All, have fun, drive safe going home !
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, June 21, 2013, Phil Anderson wrote:
 

Hey 4staters.....

Have a super FD 2013. I'm putting up a full length vertical on 20-meters
with 8 radials atop Wells Overlook, highest spot around Lawrence. Hope
to work some of you. I'll be up and down 14000 through about 14070 khz
from noon to 10 PM tomorrow. See ya there!

CQ CQ CQ FD CQ CQ CQ FD de W0UK.................3A KS. I'm the CW
station here. We'll have a gota and SSB station too.

Hope to work ya! Uncle Phil, W0XI
PS: Love'd the 4state Banner this issue; everyone send in FD pics!


Re: Ozark QRP Banner is online

Walter - K5EST
 

Thanks Gary, we will look forward to your projects!
72....de K5EST

On Jun 22, 2013 2:07 PM, "Gary" <wf0gmn@...> wrote:
>
> Excellent issue. There are several great projects I'm going to try out!
>
> Gary, WF0GMN


Re: Ozark QRP Banner is online

Gary <wf0gmn@...>
 

Excellent issue. There are several great projects I'm going to try out!

Gary, WF0GMN

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

Yes, its early and its a big Banner this time!

Since Field Day is very near, maybe the early Banner will
allow some reading during your off time from operating, or
maybe use it as a recruiting tool with the QRO folks, or
maybe to a new person to Ham Radio. We really do have
fun being QRPers!

Also, with the HamFest season being right now, maybe
you will have time to find some parts / components for
a much needed project we have in this July QRP Banner.

Please remember to take FD pictures and give me a little
text for the August QRP Banner!

72/73 Happy Field Day weekend!
de....Walter - K5EST - Editor


Re: I'll watch for 4sqrp calls on FD from W0XI and/or W0UK (KS Douglas County Club)

 

I'll be with the local club, Marshall Co. ARC in Marysville, KS running
W0GCJ, 1A. I'll likely only be on CW. I'm thinking that I ought to
take the FT-817 out this year again just to be sure it works.

73, de Nate >>

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