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Re: Nouveau-75

ohwenzelph
 

“The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

So... both directions are wrong????


My experience with the Nouveau 75

w9ran
 

I'd been planning to write a review of the Nouveau 75, which has turned into something of a long-winded (hey it's AM right?) summary of my building and troubleshooting experience, along with a few measurements and on-air reports, which I've posted on my website:

http://tinyurl.com/w5saw83

To repeat:  I like it, warts and all!   The Nouveau 75 is an innovative design, a great value, performs well for what it was intended to do, and is a lot of fun to use.  It's the first thing I turn on when I walk into the shack now!

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok 
Thanks 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Yes, in any event C2 has to be assembled opposite what the board silk screen shows.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 2:44 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
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Re: Nouveau-75

WA0ITP
 

Yes, in any event C2 has to be assembled opposite what the board silk screen shows.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 2:44 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
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Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

No 
Back to central standard time 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM Joseph B Cotton <cottonj@...> wrote:
Are you'se guys still on Daylight time there in Chicago?  "... 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 ..."
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Joe Cotton
 

Are you'se guys still on Daylight time there in Chicago?  "... 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 ..."
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73, Joe Cotton, W3TTT


Re: Nouveau-75

WA0ITP
 

Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:


Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
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Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

Hi Jim,

I too went into the Army after a year of college My draft number was low so signed up to be an ASA fighter up in Devens. Went to electronics training right out of Basic and became an Intercept Recording Systems Technician. Hung around the mars station some but never did learn ditties. Was in the old WW2 barracks, company D.
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k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

One common issue with the Murania is overcoupling between the main coil and the coupling loop.  If the circuit is oscillating, that voltage will push the AGC down, reducing the circuit gain.  Try sliding the ferrite rod as far to the left (away from the coupling loop) as you can, and reduce the size of the coupling loop also.


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Jim Sheldon
 

I have fond memories of those old heavy copper soldering irons.  The first radio I ever repaired (I was around 11 years old) was done with one of those irons heated on the kitchen stove!  The radio was an old Crosley AM/Short Wave table top radio that had blown a dual 20 microfarad 300 volt electrolytic capacitor (power filter) and hummed like crazy.  My father was going to throw it out.  Local radio shop where I used to hang out (much to my father's dislike) taught me what I needed to know and actually gave me the capacitor.  Father quit yelling at me after I laid the radio on the kitchen table, cut out the old cap and soldered in the new replacement.  Plugged the radio in and it worked!  After that I was allowed to visit the radio shop as much as they would let me.  I'd have gotten my ham ticket way back then had I been able to learn CW on my own.  

CW came later after a year in college when due to financial reasons, I enlisted in the Army Security Agency as a "Morse Intercept Operator" and let Uncle Sam pound it into my head 8 hours a day.  Never looked back and CW still my favorite mode of operating.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "John Evans" <john.evans.n0hj@...>
Sent: 11/12/2019 7:55:26 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

We used these old school irons in little gas ovens to heat them in junior high.  I hated using those for soldering sheet metal projects, but eventually got the hang of it.  Here's to Mr Roy Vercruysse in 7th grade metal shop.

john - n0hj

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 6:49 AM _Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...> wrote:
<snip>
 
I wouldn't mind getting one of those old school irons that you heat with fire or a torch. Like this:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R2.TR1.TRC0.A0.H1.TRS1&_nkw=antique+copper+soldering+iron&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=antique+soldering+iron

73    Dave
k0mbt


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

John Evans
 

We used these old school irons in little gas ovens to heat them in junior high.  I hated using those for soldering sheet metal projects, but eventually got the hang of it.  Here's to Mr Roy Vercruysse in 7th grade metal shop.

john - n0hj


On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 6:49 AM _Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...> wrote:
<snip>
 
I wouldn't mind getting one of those old school irons that you heat with fire or a torch. Like this:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R2.TR1.TRC0.A0.H1.TRS1&_nkw=antique+copper+soldering+iron&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=antique+soldering+iron

73    Dave
k0mbt


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

I have used my propane torch. On long wire runs. Have to be careful with the heat but it did work. Also in the summer have driven my tractor over and used the inverter  to drive my weller gun.  

Most of the things I need a soldering iron for outside are on the larger side of the normal soldering that I do. I wouldn't mind getting one of those old school irons that you heat with fire or a torch. Like this:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R2.TR1.TRC0.A0.H1.TRS1&_nkw=antique+copper+soldering+iron&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=antique+soldering+iron

73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

David Wilcox
 

I have the Weller Portasol PSI100K Pro and love it.  Works out in the cold damp or wet for antenna installation.  Couldn’t live without it.  Worth every penny.

Dave K8WPE since 1960

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Nov 11, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:



Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.


Re: How much TX Power allowed into a MagicBox T/R Switch?

Hidehiko Komachi - JA9MAT
 

Hi,

I've tested with the 807 single CW Xmtr into a MagicBox(MB).
It's power out is 12W(max) at Vp=350V into a dummy load.
I put the Xmtr into my MB and saw its power out into a dummy load.
The power out is about 8W. The 4W is loss!

Then I put another QRP TX of 4W into MB I got 4W no loss!
Maybe the power loss depends on the input power of the MB.

Hidheiko JA9MAT


Re: ZZRX-40 for sale

KF6VCI <kf6vci@...>
 

Hello Dave

how much would shipping be? SC or DX?

I really want this RX to practivce learning CW. 

Am having issues getting paid - working part-time in Vietnam ATM.

Mmm, how about $ 35?

73,
Chris

Screenshot 2019-11-12 at 10.49.15 AM.png
am pretty upset - 

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Vietnam

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my buddy, Walter, is on this sail boat, in the South China Sea.
I relly want to operate /mm hi

73,


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:06 PM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am thinning the herd and gathering some funds for Hamcation in February.  I have built many of the 4 State kits and have enjoyed them immensely. But there does come a time to let someone else share the joy.

Make me an offer plus shipping if interested.  PayPal please.

Reply to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com

Dave K8WPE since 1960.






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Re: Freq-Mite

Paul AI4EE
 

Where did connect your Freq-mite in the Ozark Patrol? I've been planning to put one in mine, but haven't done it yet. Thanks, AI4EE.


On 11/11/2019 9:45 PM, Tom Denton via Groups.Io wrote:
Sure hate to see the Freq-mite disappear, I've used it in several rigs in place of a display, the first being a KW-7 and the last being an Ozark Patrol. Handy little circuit.

Tom
W9KKQ


Re: Freq-Mite

Tom Denton
 

Sure hate to see the Freq-mite disappear, I've used it in several rigs in place of a display, the first being a KW-7 and the last being an Ozark Patrol. Handy little circuit.

Tom
W9KKQ


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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.