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FLDIGI and Jim's Banner Article

Phil Anderson
 

Hi Jim and all.

Jim, way to go, I really enjoyed your tutorial and very nice time line article on the Ras-PI and FLDIGI. Particularly liked your "stick with it" attitude and getting it up. Super! I had wondered what Ras-PI was; now I know.

Very nice intuitive/informative article. Uncle Phil, W0XI


4SLink connections

Jim Sheldon
 

Just discovered why I couldn't get the 4SLink to work with the KX3.  The Mic/PTT jack on the 4SLink is backwards from the way the KX3 works.  On the 4SLink, the microphone audio is on the "ring" and it needs to be on the "tip" of the connector going to the KX3.
 
I was trying to use a standard audio extension cable between the 4SLink and the KX3 which put PTT on the Microphone Audio in and the audio on the PTT (ring) of the KX3.  
 
Note to NM0S, I would have thought the normal convention would put Audio on the TIP and PTT on the Ring for most rigs.  I realize you state on the connections page that one needs to make up a jumper to match the rig, but without someone reading the schematic to find this out, you might notate the schematic and devote a short paragraph in the manual to this.
 
Jim - W0EB


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

WA0ITP
 


Super job again Walter, special thanx to the authors also.
 
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 7:25 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Ozark QRP Banner online

The Ozark QRP Banner for May is ready for your reading at,

Just a little idea of the line up:
4SQRP in Seneca...pg 2.....
Random pixs OzarkCon...pg 3 .....
Postage stamp size 40 mtr dipole...pg 9.........
Souped-up SW-40...pg 14......
20M Wilderness SST...pg 18.........
Smoke Curls...pg 21.......
the Noise Blankers...pg 22........
MO State Parks...pg 24........
CSVHFS...pg 26.........
Raspberry Pi...pg 28

72/73....Walter - K5EST
editor - Ozark QRP Banner


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Great Banner again Walter!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Walter - K5EST wrote:
 

The Ozark QRP Banner for May is ready for your reading at,

Just a little idea of the line up:
4SQRP in Seneca...pg 2.....
Random pixs OzarkCon...pg 3 .....
Postage stamp size 40 mtr dipole...pg 9.........
Souped-up SW-40...pg 14......
20M Wilderness SST...pg 18.........
Smoke Curls...pg 21.......
the Noise Blankers...pg 22........
MO State Parks...pg 24........
CSVHFS...pg 26.........
Raspberry Pi...pg 28

72/73....Walter - K5EST
editor - Ozark QRP Banner


Re: Ozark QRP Banner online

Wayne Dillon
 

Walter,
Another outstanding edition, great job, thanks. Thanks also to Jim for writing up the Raspberry Pi experience with FLDigi.
To everyone who contributed. Thank you.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
 

The Ozark QRP Banner for May is ready for your reading at,

Just a little idea of the line up:
4SQRP in Seneca...pg 2.....
Random pixs OzarkCon...pg 3 .....
Postage stamp size 40 mtr dipole...pg 9.........
Souped-up SW-40...pg 14......
20M Wilderness SST...pg 18.........
Smoke Curls...pg 21.......
the Noise Blankers...pg 22........
MO State Parks...pg 24........
CSVHFS...pg 26.........
Raspberry Pi...pg 28

72/73....Walter - K5EST
editor - Ozark QRP Banner




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Ozark QRP Banner online

Walter - K5EST
 

The Ozark QRP Banner for May is ready for your reading at,

Just a little idea of the line up:
4SQRP in Seneca...pg 2.....
Random pixs OzarkCon...pg 3 .....
Postage stamp size 40 mtr dipole...pg 9.........
Souped-up SW-40...pg 14......
20M Wilderness SST...pg 18.........
Smoke Curls...pg 21.......
the Noise Blankers...pg 22........
MO State Parks...pg 24........
CSVHFS...pg 26.........
Raspberry Pi...pg 28

72/73....Walter - K5EST
editor - Ozark QRP Banner


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Rick Bennett
 

They aren't cheap but IMHO this is the best one on the market:

http://www.sealevel.com/store/serial/asynchronous-serial/usb/2105r-usb-to-1-port-rs-232-db9-serial-interface-adapter.html

de KC0PET, Rick


 

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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www.4sqrp.com


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Jim Beard
 

I use one of the cheaper ones here. Ftdi chip set. Works great for me. One on a pc and one on a Mac. 

http://www.alliedelec.com/easysync/

Jim Beard
Sent from my iPhone
AE5ZZ

On May 4, 2013, at 12:30 PM, "WA0ITP" <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


USB-Serial Adapters

Jim Sheldon
 

Another great one if you can find the older Inside Out Networks "Edgeport" 2, 4 or 8 port USB to DB9 adapter on eBay for a decent price (they run the gamut from $30 up to over $300 for the newly manufactured ones).  I found a 4 port one a few months ago for $39.95 and that thing has been totally trouble free on any computer I've plugged it into.  Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bit understands the box and knows where to find the latest drivers for it automatically.  Not the cheapest way out, but the most trouble free one I've found.  Keep checking eBay you might just find one on a "buy it now" with free shipping for a decent price.  By decent, for that box just about anything under $60 for a 4 port and $40 for a 2 port is probably the best you're going to find.
 
Jim - W0EB


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Robert Baxter
 

I've got a drawer full of converters that don't work.  I gave up on them and installed a dual outlet serial card, problem solved.

Bob aa7eq

 

 

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


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Tim N9PUZ
 

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.
I second the recommendation for anything with an FTDI chip set. They are the only ones I've found to be trouble free.

Google's your friend but the last ones I bought for work came from Tiger...

<http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3502722&;SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CN7liPSM_bYCFaxaMgodphUAZQ>

Tim N9PUZ


QRP-Q arrived! whoo hoo!

ka0ncr
 

Hi Group,


Just got the QRP-Q in out of the mail box, and it looks like I saved it from the rain!

Lots of good stuff in this issue!   


Now to find time to read it!  I have to work this weekend :P


73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: Solar Impulse Flight

AG1P Ron
 

If we had known ahead, we could have loaned them a qrp rig so they could work people during those idle times at 35 mph.

 

72 – Ron AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Johnny Matlock
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 8:40 AM
To: 4sqrp@...; David Bixler
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Solar Impulse Flight

 

 

Pretty amazing!

Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, May 3, 2013, David Bixler wrote:

 

GA folks:

For those of you who are interested in aviation and/or solar energy, the
trans-continental flight of Solar Impulse aircraft is underway. They
are on the first leg of the flight from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Currently showing airspeed of 25 knots.

Watch live at: http://live.solarimpulse.com/

Cool stuff!

73,

Dave W0CH


Re: USB to Serial Adapter

Jim Sheldon
 

Just about anything with an FTDI chipset is MUCH better than the Prolific stuff.  Elecraft actually discontinued use of the Prolific ones over a year ago and went to the FTDI chipset.  Much more reliable and just about every modern OS has the drivers built in.
 
Jim - W0EB

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USB to Serial Adapter

WA0ITP
 

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


Re: Solar Impulse Flight

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Pretty amazing!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, May 3, 2013, David Bixler wrote:
 

GA folks:

For those of you who are interested in aviation and/or solar energy, the
trans-continental flight of Solar Impulse aircraft is underway. They
are on the first leg of the flight from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Currently showing airspeed of 25 knots.

Watch live at: http://live.solarimpulse.com/

Cool stuff!

73,

Dave W0CH


Re: Solar Impulse Flight

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Dave. I saw the summary last night on TV general news. Quite a neat thing. The newscaster postulated about future solar power travel for the public....that could - if ever - take awhile.

tnx agn, Uncle Phil

Friday, May 03, 2013 11:23 AM
 

GA folks:

For those of you who are interested in aviation and/or solar energy, the
trans-continental flight of Solar Impulse aircraft is underway. They
are on the first leg of the flight from San Francisco to Phoenix.
Currently showing airspeed of 25 knots.

Watch live at: http://live.solarimpulse.com/

Cool stuff!

73,

Dave W0CH


NAQCC Sprint Wednesday night!

Wayne Dillon
 

Just passing this along, Hope you can support this fun sprint, no I wont be in it as it co-insides with net nite but I hope some of y'all can get on and have some fun...

NAQCC Sprint Wednesday night!

Last May we had one of only two sprints with under 100 logs submitted in the past three years. That was due to many members heading off to the Dayton Hamfest. So this year to avoid that, we are having our May sprint the week before Dayton as we hope to continue our long run of 100+ logs sprints to show the ham radio world CW is alive and well - and actually growing. That means our May sprint will be on a second Wednesday instead of a third Wednesday.

Our May sprint is this coming Wednesday evening local time (May 8, EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM), which translates as Thursday May 9, 0030Z to 0230Z in all cases.

I will refer you to the proper URL:

http://naqcc.info/sprint201305.html

There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important information.

Certificates: SWA (simple wire antennas) certificates by call area, VE and DX for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers (New!). A Certificate for top score in the GAIN antenna category.

Prizes: Too many to list!! - check out the prize page on our website.

This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.

If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help you make your contacts.

If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 6680+ members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 93 Countries. Sign up on the NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate, with your membership number on it, which is good for life.

Come join us and have a real good time!

72/73 de Dave VA3RJ
NAQCC #0004

for NAQCC
http://naqcc.info/

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The Lord bless you and keep you
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The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

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Solar Impulse Flight

David Bixler <qrp@...>
 

GA folks:

For those of you who are interested in aviation and/or solar energy, the trans-continental flight of Solar Impulse aircraft is underway. They are on the first leg of the flight from San Francisco to Phoenix. Currently showing airspeed of 25 knots.

Watch live at: http://live.solarimpulse.com/

Cool stuff!

73,

Dave W0CH


Webpage of interest to users of tubes

Wayne Dillon
 

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

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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 #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192