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Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 5/6/2013 2:52 PM, Charlie , W5COV wrote:
 

Yes , Dan has been on there for a few months now and I for one , find it so much easier to find myself ordering from him .

Charlie , W5COV

 

On 5/6/2013 2:32 PM, Tom wrote:
 

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest, and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula, Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel - I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis

 What's the post date on that info? shawnr

Good eye! Knowing this , I won't have to feel uneasy about sending money forms through the mail. shawnr


Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Wendell Morrill
 

I have ordered a lot of components from Dan. I have always been happy
with his service and items.
Wendell
N7WM

Yes , Dan has been on there for a few months now and I for one , find it
so much easier to find myself ordering from him .

Charlie , W5COV

On 5/6/2013 2:32 PM, Tom wrote:

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest,
and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula,
Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel
- I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this
seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis
What's the post date on that info? shawnr


Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Charlie Vest
 

Yes , Dan has been on there for a few months now and I for one , find it so much easier to find myself ordering from him .

Charlie , W5COV

 

On 5/6/2013 2:32 PM, Tom wrote:
 

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest, and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula, Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel - I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis

 What's the post date on that info? shawnr


Re: Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Shawn Reed <neivahul@...>
 

On 5/6/2013 2:32 PM, Tom wrote:
 

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest, and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula, Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel - I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis

 What's the post date on that info? shawnr


Dans Small Parts now on eBay

Tom Clifton
 

Just did a search on "QRP" to see if there was anything of interest, and something caught my eye... Seller was located in Missoula, Montana and I did a double take...

Dan's is on eBay, and is taking PayPal - Seller Name is twisttwinkel - I have always had problems paying by check or money order - this seems to be a good thing...

73 - Tom in St. Louis


Pig sty

shawn_kf7yff <neivahul@...>
 

I am grateful for the amateur radio design, "working class". We come to see radio in all kinds of ways. I came to see radio needing a leg to stand on. Give me some platform to oscillate from . Shield me! Build me an environment, to where I can dial in some interaction with my truest electrons. The best part of my build of the flying pig was including the practic of resourcefulness, using the plumbers' piece of copper for the heat sync. What I really want to get to --- is the pigs' sty. I am not sure if I would give it a better enclosure, then what I live under. In order to give the pig an appropriate surrounding, be resourceful with all the wire and boards available to you- and build something he would be proud of. Nothing against the ten tec remedy. Although, the cost is not necessary. Better spent on hog feed, or wash. How bout butter, on the kitchen table. I used my money saved, towards another pig. (I also find the aluminum a bit too soft for my liking, anyway). Sometimes it is just necessary to be a scrounge, and come up with some really fine stuff for your radio. Custom cases that come with a kit, I appreciate. If, it comes without a case, that is my opprotunity to design one. The generic line of cases don't interest me. But, again, that's just me, and I am far from agreeing with a whole lot . 73, Shawnr kf7yff. Keep Up the Practice!


Fw: iHAB-10 Balloon Launch Announcement

WA0ITP
 

Iowa High Altitude Balloon launch will take place this Friday in Iowa City, IA.  Details below. 
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www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: W0OTM
To: W0OTM
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 1:34 PM
Subject: iHAB-10 Launch Announcement

iHAB-10 Launch Announcement

The iHAB Team is excited to announce the next launch of the iHAB Project! iHAB-10 is scheduled to launch Friday May 10, 2013 at 14:00Z (9AM Local).  iHAB-10 is titled, "Lemme" for Lemme Elementary School, where the kindergarden class has designed and decorated 19 CanisterLabs.  This launch will be a demonstration for the student, teachers, and parents. 

Launch Date/Time 
May 10th, 2013
Webcast: 13:ØØZ - 8AM Local Time
Launch: 14:ØØZ - 9AM
Local Time


Launch Location
Lemme Elementary School
3100 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52236
N 41.6626, W -91.4875

Payload includes 19 CanisterLabs from the kindergarden students at Lemme Elementary School, a UHF/VHF CrossBand Repeater.  Uplink: 446.000 PL:100 & Downlink 147.500.  Everyone is invited to work contacts via the balloon while it is aloft.  Expected range will be about 250 miles, so monitoring the downlink frequency will be easy with a modest antenna.

Visit http://www.ihabproject.com/iHAB-10/ for updated Flight News, and Launch Information.

===  The launch of iHAB-10 will be webcast LIVE starting at/around 8:00AM, so please plan to visit Mission Control. ===

http://www.ihabproject.com/iHAB-10/MissionControl/


20M CW Beacon Signal Reports - Spot Here
PLEASE SPOT ON CLUSTER


FlightComm:

  • WØJV - Iowa City, IA

146.850 MHz -, No Tone
Echolink Node : NONE

  • KCØTIK - Iowa City, IA

147.420 MHz -, PL: 192.8
IRLP Node : 3191


Telemetry & Tracking:

  • APRS (legacy)

Balloon Telemetry-> HERE
Chase Vehicle Telemetry-> HERE
Both Telemetry-> HERE


Propulsion

 600g He


Payload #1:

APRS - WØOTM-11
144.39Mhz
OpenTracker+
Alinco DJ-C7 - VHF/UHF 3ØØ/5ØØmw


UHF/VHF CrossBand Repeater

Uplink: 446.000Mhz PL:100

Downlink: 147.500Mhz
Signal Reports - Spot Here
PLEASE SPOT ON CLUSTER


GoPro® HD HERO 3
1080p HD video


 

 

Keep Looking Up!
Marshall Dias - W
0OTM


Re: W0ERE 10M Beacon

WA0ITP
 

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.
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www.wa0itp.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Carpenter" <w5usj@9plus.net>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] W0ERE 10M Beacon


| Terry,
|
| On 10 meters, beacons can be unattended.
|
| >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?
|
|
| Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
| EM22cv, Rains Co. TX
|
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Re: W0ERE 10M Beacon

Chuck Carpenter
 

Terry,

On 10 meters, beacons can be unattended.

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?

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


W0ERE 10M Beacon

WA0ITP
 

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?

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


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 05/04/2013 12:30, WA0ITP wrote:


I'm having problems with a Prolific USB-Serial converter, and am going to
replace it.

Is anyone else using a different brand name? How reliable is it, source
, etc.
I use two of them, one for my Icom R75 which has a serial connection for computer control. The other I use (attached to the same computer) for digital modes like PSK since the interface I built around 10 years ago also uses a serial cable. I think both of them are the USB 1.0 and not the faster 2.0, but they both work fine. Of course the digital interface only needs an on/off connection on the RTS line to control the PTT, and the fastest serial speed on the R75 is 19,200 baud, which is far slower than the USB 1.0 speed of 1.5 mbps.

Unfortunately I don't remember the brand names of these adaptors, but I can go see if there's a name on them.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Update to my article on the Raspberry Pi and FLDIGI

Bill Cromwell
 

On 05/05/2013 12:54 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
 
I discovered an interesting glitch this morning when playing with the Pi, FLDIGI and my KX3 this morning.   It all worked, but the mouse was really jerky and slow to update position in FLDIGI (it was normal on the Pi's desktop except when FLDIGI was running.  I was using a generic, wired mouse and it exhibited the same jerky characteristics, no matter if it was connected directly to the Pi or though the powered hub I'm using.  Tried a different hub, same results, tried a Microsoft mouse, same results.  Then I plugged in the wireless dongle for a Microsoft model 3500 wireless mouse that I use on my laptop.  That did the trick and now FLDIGI works with the mouse without slowing things down.  
 
I have no idea what triggered this behavior, but I did do an update on the Pi's software this morning and it's version of Linux updated a whole bunch of files.  
 
Turns out I have a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo that I wasn't using at the moment so I hooked it up to the Pi and rebooted.  Both work just fine and the jerky behavior in FLDIGI is gone.  
 
I've also found that to achieve reliable decode on PSK signals, you need to keep the incoming tone frequency between 700 Hz and about 1200 Hz.  This seems to be the range where FLDIGI works the best with the slow CPU.  Occasionally, on really clean PSK signals (not many seem to be these days) I get good decode with tones as 1800Hz, but that's the exception rather than the norm.
 
This might help anyone trying to duplicate my experiments to get better results.
 
Jim - W0EB  

Hi Jim,

I have been running an old version of Fedora (formerly Red Hat). I was going to just allow it to do a "version update" but that failed. No damage done. I downloaded and burned a CD and installed the latest greatest version (yeah right). My mouse, my keyboard, and almost everything was running in fits and starts and jerks (including fldigi). I bit the bullet and acquired/installed Linux Mint and everything is good again. YMMV. Something similar probably happened to you.

I have to do some work to recover all my mail messages (I save a lot of them) as Evolution did *NOT* retsore from it's own backup. I'm trying something else now. Again..YMMV.

73,

Bill  KU8H


Re: CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

wb9dlc <wb9dlc@...>
 

Phil

I know that my MixW software (older version) is capable of tone-generated CW as we'll DM780 from Ham Radio Deluxe (again, older version).

I have never tried it. My digital interface (mfj1279) keys the rig with a serial interface. But yes, you would USB or LSB and choose an audio keying tone. VOX in the rig would tasks care of the PTT switching

Hope that helps a little - 73

Mike - wb9dlc
Http://wb9dlc.com

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

What external multi-mode boxes with keyboard and those using an internal
sound-card-based system then do (if ever) transmit of CW via tones?
Thought I read that somewhere?

Unc Phil.


Re: CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

Phil Anderson
 

What external multi-mode boxes with keyboard and those using an internal sound-card-based system then do (if ever) transmit of CW via tones? Thought I read that somewhere?

Unc Phil.


Re: CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

Jim Sheldon
 

Hey, that's right!  I forgot about that one!  I did modify my 4S-Link's Mic/PTT jack to swap the tip & ring as the KX3 wants audio on the tip and PTT on the ring, just backward from the way the 4S-Link is designed.  I just cut traces and re-wired mine.  Quicker than running to the store for connectors to build a special cable and this way I can use one of the large handful of existing 1/8" male-male stereo audio cables I have on hand.  The rectified audio PTT works great with the KX3.  Haven't tried the CW key via tone yet, but it's now on the list!
 
Now that I have the 4S-Link working the way I want it with the KX3, I really like the box!  It's going to be a nice addition to the field day and Elecraft demo kit.
 
Jim - W0EB

> The 4S-Link rectfies the audio to drive a switch for the Key jack
> on your rig.  No modulated CW for the mic jack and normal keying CW
> mode for the rig.   Sweet!
>
> 72 Terry WAØITP
>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Phil Anderson
> To: 4sqrp@..., Jim Sheldon
> May 2013 13:19:12 -0500 (CDT)
> Subject: [4sqrp] CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-
> modes/systems
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Just curious......saw somewhere wherein the digital interfaces for
> "modes" also use tones for CW into the mike jack in some cases AND
> that this means one must use USB or LSB instead of key jack. What's
> this about.
>
> Uncle Phil
>
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Re: CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

WA0ITP
 

The 4S-Link rectfies the audio to drive a switch for the Key jack on your rig. No modulated CW for the mic jack and normal keying CW mode for the rig. Sweet!

72 Terry WAØITP

----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@sunflower.com>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@cox.net>
Sent: Sun, 5 May 2013 13:19:12 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: [4sqrp] CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

Hi Jim,

Just curious......saw somewhere wherein the digital interfaces for
"modes" also use tones for CW into the mike jack in some cases AND that
this means one must use USB or LSB instead of key jack. What's this about.

Uncle Phil


CW via USB or KEY Jack with some digital-modes/systems

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Jim,

Just curious......saw somewhere wherein the digital interfaces for "modes" also use tones for CW into the mike jack in some cases AND that this means one must use USB or LSB instead of key jack. What's this about.

Uncle Phil


Update to my article on the Raspberry Pi and FLDIGI

Jim Sheldon
 

I discovered an interesting glitch this morning when playing with the Pi, FLDIGI and my KX3 this morning.   It all worked, but the mouse was really jerky and slow to update position in FLDIGI (it was normal on the Pi's desktop except when FLDIGI was running.  I was using a generic, wired mouse and it exhibited the same jerky characteristics, no matter if it was connected directly to the Pi or though the powered hub I'm using.  Tried a different hub, same results, tried a Microsoft mouse, same results.  Then I plugged in the wireless dongle for a Microsoft model 3500 wireless mouse that I use on my laptop.  That did the trick and now FLDIGI works with the mouse without slowing things down.  
 
I have no idea what triggered this behavior, but I did do an update on the Pi's software this morning and it's version of Linux updated a whole bunch of files.  
 
Turns out I have a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo that I wasn't using at the moment so I hooked it up to the Pi and rebooted.  Both work just fine and the jerky behavior in FLDIGI is gone.  
 
I've also found that to achieve reliable decode on PSK signals, you need to keep the incoming tone frequency between 700 Hz and about 1200 Hz.  This seems to be the range where FLDIGI works the best with the slow CPU.  Occasionally, on really clean PSK signals (not many seem to be these days) I get good decode with tones as 1800Hz, but that's the exception rather than the norm.
 
This might help anyone trying to duplicate my experiments to get better results.
 
Jim - W0EB  


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Jeremy Utley
 

Adapters based on the FTDI chipset are usually the best.  The last one I got was from Amazon - I needed both my big radio's cat interface as well as interface to my KPC3+, so I got a 2-port USB adapter, which is probably more than you need.  Do an Amazon search for "USB to Serial FTDI" and you'll get a number of good options.

Jeremy

On 5/4/2013 12:30 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I'm having problems with a Prolific USB-Serial converter, and am going to
replace it.

Is anyone else using a different brand name? How reliable is it, source , etc.

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72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: Webpages of interest to users of tubes

Donald Kelly
 

Thanks, Wayne.

 

Never enough resources.

 

If you work with tubes you probably already know NJ7P’s site. For those who are not aware, this site is a great source for tube data and substitutions.

It has links to similar sites. http://www.nj7p.org/cgi-bin/tube

 

 

 

The diversity of tube design is amazing. It was a wonderful time in radio history. Tube are what got me interested in radio.

 

http://home.comcast.net/~n6jv/tubeindex.html

 

http://www.oneillselectronicmuseum.com/page10.html

 

 

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Wayne Dillon
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 7:27 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Webpage of interest to users of tubes

 

 

GM all,

My senior tech at work passed this along to me so for your interest here it is:

 

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