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Re: No more circuit board etching?

prose062
 

Thank's for posting this, Nate. I took the plunge and became a backer ( well aware of the risks ). Hopefully around September I will be able to give a report...

Paul - K0EET

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...> wrote:
Of course, there is no
obligation to contribute and I hope no one feels obligated as a result
of my post. An affordable and portable CNC machine is most intriguing.


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

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

Boomers are predicted for this aft and tonight, hopefully we wont have to
shutdown and unhook.

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into both, or even all, sessions is encouraged.
Who will be the first to check into all of them?

7:30 CDT 0030z ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WA�ITP 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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Re: No more circuit board etching?

 

* On 2013 08 May 10:59 -0500, Phil Anderson wrote:
Hey Nate................that is cool.............reminds me a bit of
the 3-D printing......but in reverse.......
Yup, CNC machine. They have been really commonplace in the custom
motorcycle/car business. Many parts are now available as CNC machined
parts carved out of aluminum billet material.

72, de Nate >>

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: No more circuit board etching?

 

* On 2013 08 May 10:03 -0500, Larry Draughn wrote:
Is this thing available now? Larry/AE4LD
As near as I can tell, no. That is the purpose behind the Kickstarter
page, to raise funds to bring it to production. Of course, there is no
obligation to contribute and I hope no one feels obligated as a result
of my post. An affordable and portable CNC machine is most intriguing.

72, de Nate >>

--

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: No more circuit board etching?

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Nate................that is cool.............reminds me a bit of the 3-D printing......but in reverse.......

Uncle Phil

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:37 AM
 

This looks quite interesting, especially if it makes it to production:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/otherfab/the-othermill-custom-circuits-at-your-fingertips

72, de Nate >>

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: No more circuit board etching?

Dale Putnam
 

That looks very intriguing.. fascinating. Great idea, and super for us.
don't think it is into production, just yet, tho.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; n0nb@...
From: ldraughn@...
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 11:02:39 -0400
Subject: RE: [4sqrp] No more circuit board etching?

 

Is this thing available now? Larry/AE4LD

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Nate Bargmann
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:37 AM
To: 4SQRP mail list
Subject: [4sqrp] No more circuit board etching?

 

 

This looks quite interesting, especially if it makes it to production:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/otherfab/the-othermill-custom-circuits-at-your-fingertips

72, de Nate >>

--

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possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

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Re: No more circuit board etching?

Larry Draughn
 

Is this thing available now? Larry/AE4LD

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Nate Bargmann
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:37 AM
To: 4SQRP mail list
Subject: [4sqrp] No more circuit board etching?

 

 

This looks quite interesting, especially if it makes it to production:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/otherfab/the-othermill-custom-circuits-at-your-fingertips

72, de Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


No more circuit board etching?

 

This looks quite interesting, especially if it makes it to production:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/otherfab/the-othermill-custom-circuits-at-your-fingertips

72, de Nate >>

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Mike Czuhajewski
 

...Dan has been on there for a few months now....
Actually he's been there for quite a few years; I stumbled across it the same way, by seeing the location. I made my first eBay purchase from him in March 2006.


Opportunity for HP3 (Panama) Operation

Don Jackson
 

As many of you know, my wife (Carol W5CSJ, SK) and I took a trip to Panama in October 2011 with intention to operate as HP3/AE5K for a month there. I gambled and lost -- my wife got alarmingly worse on the trip with her Alzheimer's, forcing a decision to cut the trip short without being able to operate with ham radio there.

I may be crazy, but I've been thinking of now trying to make the trip again, maybe about 3 weeks this fall. I have a good background on the country (and in fact know more about Panama than many natives) and the experience of knowing the ropes and my way around.

I would want to take a traveling companion with me who would share expenses and be able to operate, time sharing equipment. So, if you are interested, please email me OFF-LIST, directly to:
panama@hp3.ae5k.us
I will NOT respond to emails sent to the reflector! Use ONLY the email address shown above. I will in turn, upon receipt of your email, give you the URL and password to a website which explains a lot of my plans and thinking along with some photos and a lot of info on Panama.

PLEASE, only respond if you are seriously interested in this opportunity, and send me email (just a note "I'm interested" is OK) ONLY to panama@hp3.ae5k.us -- sending email to the correct address is the first qualifier ;-)

73,
Don AE5K

P.S. - yes, plan to operate both QRP and QRO (100 watt class) depending on conditions, modes, etc. And yes, I would expect to make skeds with 4sqrp and kcssr members.


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 05/06/2013 20:38, Charlie , W5COV wrote:

I "don't think" it is legal , but that is just my own personal opinion
of 48 years as a ham . IF it is "legal" , it is certainly a VERY gray
area of the rules and there certainly should at least be an official
opinion offered .
It is legal as long as there's a control operator present at all times while the beacon is running. And of course all other amateur rules apply, such as power limits, etc.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 05/06/2013 20:09, WA0ITP wrote:
I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ. Al's beacon sits
on 10.128.9 MHZ.
He's also got a 10 meter beacon, so that may have been why I was confused. If he's running one on 30 meters, there has to be a control operator present while it's running.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled" mean unattended? I don't know and
haven't been able to scope it out.
Yes, that's right.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

davemrtn
 

Now's a good time to "ask Riley" since he is no longer an employee of the FCC !!

On 05/06/2013 08:40 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
I heard Riley Holingsworth speak at a hamfest after his retirement. At the end of his talk he said "The best advice I can give you is 'NEVER ask the FCC to formerly clarify anything.'"

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 5/6/2013 8:20 PM, David Martin wrote:
I'm guessing a 4SQRP E-Mail Reflector member named "Riley" would come in
real handy !! hi hi

On 05/06/2013 08:09 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ.� Al's beacon sits
on 10.128.9 MHZ.

I missed the c in Mc.� I'm showing my age :o(� sri for the confusion.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled"� mean unattended?� I don't know and
haven't been able to scope it out.

TIA for any info.




--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

�


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

Tim N9PUZ
 

I heard Riley Holingsworth speak at a hamfest after his retirement. At the end of his talk he said "The best advice I can give you is 'NEVER ask the FCC to formerly clarify anything.'"

73,

Tim N9PUZ

On 5/6/2013 8:20 PM, David Martin wrote:
I'm guessing a 4SQRP E-Mail Reflector member named "Riley" would come in
real handy !! hi hi

On 05/06/2013 08:09 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ. Al's beacon sits
on 10.128.9 MHZ.

I missed the c in Mc. I'm showing my age :o( sri for the confusion.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled" mean unattended? I don't know and
haven't been able to scope it out.

TIA for any info.


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

Charlie Vest
 

I heard his 30 meter beacon on the air the other afternoon and his running a beacon there , was quite a surprise , but what was an even bigger surprise is that it sends� /B identifying it as a beacon .

I "don't think" it is legal , but that is just my own personal opinion of 48 years as a ham . IF it is "legal" , it is certainly a VERY gray area of the rules and there certainly should at least be an official opinion offered .

Don't get me wrong , personally he is not doing anything that MANY other stations are doing on ALL of the ham bands below 10 meters . On EVERY band people operate MEPT's . They claim that they are Manned Experimental Propagation Transmitters . Many operate 24/7 .

One day we will find out .

Charlie , W5COV

�

I'm guessing a 4SQRP E-Mail Reflector member named "Riley" would come in real handy !! hi hi

On 05/06/2013 08:09 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ.  Al's beacon sits 
on 10.128.9 MHZ.

I missed the c in Mc.  I'm showing my age :o(  sri for the confusion.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled"  mean unattended?  I don't know and 
haven't been able to scope it out.

TIA for any info.

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




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Sevart" 
To: <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] W0ERE 10M Beacon


| Part 97.203 subpart d:
|
| (d) A beacon may be automatically controlled while it is transmitting on
| the 28.20�28.30 MHz, 50.06�50.08 MHz, 144.275�144.300 MHz, 222.05�222.06
| MHz or 432.300�432.400 MHz segments, or on the 33 cm and shorter
| wavelength bands.
|
| -- 
| Tom Sevart N2UHC
| St. Paul, KS
|
|
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Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

�



Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

davemrtn
 

I'm guessing a 4SQRP E-Mail Reflector member named "Riley" would come in real handy !! hi hi

On 05/06/2013 08:09 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ.  Al's beacon sits 
on 10.128.9 MHZ.

I missed the c in Mc.  I'm showing my age :o(  sri for the confusion.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled"  mean unattended?  I don't know and 
haven't been able to scope it out.

TIA for any info.

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




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Sevart" 
To: <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] W0ERE 10M Beacon


| Part 97.203 subpart d:
|
| (d) A beacon may be automatically controlled while it is transmitting on
| the 28.20�28.30 MHz, 50.06�50.08 MHz, 144.275�144.300 MHz, 222.05�222.06
| MHz or 432.300�432.400 MHz segments, or on the 33 cm and shorter
| wavelength bands.
|
| -- 
| Tom Sevart N2UHC
| St. Paul, 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
|
|
|



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�


Re: W0ERE 30 Meter Beacon

WA0ITP
 

I should have titled my original message 30 meter or 10 MHZ. Al's beacon sits
on 10.128.9 MHZ.

I missed the c in Mc. I'm showing my age :o( sri for the confusion.

Now, does "may be automatically controlled" mean unattended? I don't know and
haven't been able to scope it out.

TIA for any info.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Sevart" <n2uhc@rlrnews.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] W0ERE 10M Beacon


| Part 97.203 subpart d:
|
| (d) A beacon may be automatically controlled while it is transmitting on
| the 28.20�28.30 MHz, 50.06�50.08 MHz, 144.275�144.300 MHz, 222.05�222.06
| MHz or 432.300�432.400 MHz segments, or on the 33 cm and shorter
| wavelength bands.
|
| --
| Tom Sevart N2UHC
| St. Paul, 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: W0ERE 10M Beacon

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

Part 97.203 subpart d:

(d) A beacon may be automatically controlled while it is transmitting on the 28.20�28.30 MHz, 50.06�50.08 MHz, 144.275�144.300 MHz, 222.05�222.06 MHz or 432.300�432.400 MHz segments, or on the 33 cm and shorter wavelength bands.

--
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St. Paul, KS


Re: W0ERE 10M Beacon

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 05/06/2013 12:21, WA0ITP wrote:


Thanks Chuck,

When checking out the requirements for an HF beacon for the balloon
flights, I
read parts 97.109 (Station Control), .201 (Auxiliary Station), .203 (Beacon
Station), and .213 (Telecommand) as requiring the ability to shut down any
problematic station within 3 minutes of the problem occurrence.

I didn't see an exception for any HF band. But the "stuff" is difficult to
follow at best, and misleading at worst. It was very obviously not
written to be
fully understood.
There's a section about beacon operation but right now I'll be darned if I can remember what section it is.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: W0ERE 10M Beacon

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 05/06/2013 07:35, WA0ITP wrote:


I see Al's 10M beacon on the RBN every day, and am just wondering if anyone
heard it direct? Al do you get many signal reports? How much power are you
running?

I've often thought about a club beacon using the club call, but the control
operator for beacons on HF requirement stops me. I can't be in the shack
all
the time. How do beaconeers (new word?) handle that?
Terry,

Beacons operating from 28.200 to 28.300 MHz can be automatically operated. I've been running a beacon on 28.233 for a number of years now.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS