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Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Paul Smith
 

Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


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Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....
......... St Louis QRP Society .......

Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Michael Fletcher
 

When I was a Novice I didn’t have a code oscillator so I used a incandescent lightbulb as a dummy load on my 1 watt 80 meter CW transmitter to practice sending. Then one day I got a return call on my ARC-5 receiver giving me a 559 report from about 20 miles away. Oops!

73,
Mike kL7IXI



On Aug 9, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:

this should be great fun. 
Short story. Going to college, on the third floor of the dorm, with a Swan 350c and a light bulb dummy load, from Ft.Collins Colorado, 
on 75m to Dallas Tx.  Had a 15 min Qso, and drove my roommate nutz with the blinking light. 
That was the best two inverted vees in phase antenna. 

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 4:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....
......... St Louis QRP Society .......

Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Dale Putnam
 

this should be great fun. 
Short story. Going to college, on the third floor of the dorm, with a Swan 350c and a light bulb dummy load, from Ft.Collins Colorado, 
on 75m to Dallas Tx.  Had a 15 min Qso, and drove my roommate nutz with the blinking light. 
That was the best two inverted vees in phase antenna. 

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 4:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....
......... St Louis QRP Society .......

Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 08/11/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 11 August 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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Organizer: John Lonigro

Description: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.

The Lightbulb QSO Party

Walter - K5EST
 

For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....
......... St Louis QRP Society .......

Re: I saw a Gene Autry show

K4CEH
 

I have a CD here with a Roy Rogers and a Gene Autry movie.  When I was a kid we could get in the local theater
on Saturday for nine cents.  Why that price really don't know.  For your hard-earned cash you got to see a drama
film, then a Western, then a newsreel, then an adventure serial, then a cartoon -- and even the previews for upcoming
films were worth watching.  The era was the late forties.

Chuck, K4CEH
82 the next time around.  

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 5:17 PM Everett Catlin via Groups.Io <everettcatlin=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The name of the 4SQRP group Murania came from the Gene Autry movie serial the "Phantom Empire" You can see all twelve of the episodes http://arcive.org. Then search "Phantom Empire". Look for the box that says episodes 1-12 and have a great time.You will find the Origin of the radio's name and where the atomic symbol on the Murania comes from. My Murania is a daily user. I listen to WSM Nashville and 1280 kcs  out of Columbia. At night I have heard WLS, Alanta and many other DX broadcast stations. If you don't have one get one you will have fun.

73
Everett Catlin N5MZX 4SQRP No. 1314

Re: I saw a Gene Autry show

Everett Catlin
 

The name of the 4SQRP group Murania came from the Gene Autry movie serial the "Phantom Empire" You can see all twelve of the episodes http://arcive.org. Then search "Phantom Empire". Look for the box that says episodes 1-12 and have a great time.You will find the Origin of the radio's name and where the atomic symbol on the Murania comes from. My Murania is a daily user. I listen to WSM Nashville and 1280 kcs  out of Columbia. At night I have heard WLS, Alanta and many other DX broadcast stations. If you don't have one get one you will have fun.

73
Everett Catlin N5MZX 4SQRP No. 1314

Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

W4OED
 

In these cameras, the zoom is digital (controlled by the software) and the focal point is optical (controlled on the camera).

With mine, I worked as close as a few millimeters from the PCB to as far as more than an inch.

I could get magnification from 40x to over 250x, depending on the setting of the focal point.

In addition, using a large monitor helps to see small details better than a phone or tablet.

I learned that zooming and focus varies with each camera type and price range, so I suggest downloading the User's Guide before buying.


73 de W4OED
Oscar

Re: I saw a Gene Autry show

Paul Smith
 

Hello Bob, The Murania kit is a David Cripe design. Here is a link. it is an easy build and enjoyable to use.
de Paul N0NBD

High quality, double sided, printed circuit board construction is used, with solder mask and silk screened component reference designators. A unique, construction technique is used in the Murania, called 'Pittsburg' construction, after the hometown of its inventor Joe, W0MQY.
www.4sqrp.com


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Subject: Re: [4SQRP] I saw a Gene Autry show
 
What is your kit?
 
Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] I saw a Gene Autry show

This morning i was channel surfing instead of cleaning and came across a show about Gene Autry. There was a several minute segment of the Radio Ranch Show and many scenes from Murania. Now I will research and see if I can find any more. Murania kit sales have remained good and I will have to kit again next week as my stack of boxed up ready to mail kits is growing low. have a good one all. I am talking to my sons to see if they will attend Brutus with me. until later remember to drink all your milk and say your prayers
de Paul N0NBD

Re: I saw a Gene Autry show

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 

What is your kit?
 
Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Smith
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] I saw a Gene Autry show

This morning i was channel surfing instead of cleaning and came across a show about Gene Autry. There was a several minute segment of the Radio Ranch Show and many scenes from Murania. Now I will research and see if I can find any more. Murania kit sales have remained good and I will have to kit again next week as my stack of boxed up ready to mail kits is growing low. have a good one all. I am talking to my sons to see if they will attend Brutus with me. until later remember to drink all your milk and say your prayers
de Paul N0NBD

I saw a Gene Autry show

Paul Smith
 

This morning i was channel surfing instead of cleaning and came across a show about Gene Autry. There was a several minute segment of the Radio Ranch Show and many scenes from Murania. Now I will research and see if I can find any more. Murania kit sales have remained good and I will have to kit again next week as my stack of boxed up ready to mail kits is growing low. have a good one all. I am talking to my sons to see if they will attend Brutus with me. until later remember to drink all your milk and say your prayers
de Paul N0NBD

Nouveau 75 Errata

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

For those who have just purchased our new Nouveau 75 kit, a sharp-eyed builder has spotted two errata in the manual dated 7-21-19.  They are:
 
1.  The instruction manual dated 7-21-19 has incorrect directions for inserting Q2.  It should read: 'Insert Q2 with the large flat side facing the RIGHT of the board.'
 
2.  Instructions for connecting the ribbon cable were incomplete.  Pin 1 on the PCB connects to the LED board terminal labeled 'CLK'.

A corrected manual will be uploaded to the kit web page soon.

73 Dave Cripe NM0S

Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

Brian Crittendon
 

How much distance between lens and work?

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, 10:31:24 AM EDT, W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:



I got one of those $40 USB digital microscope cameras and it works 
very well for me.

Since it has its own flexible stand, I do not need to hold a device, 
which allows me to see what I am doing in real time.

The built-in LED flashlight provides good lighting over the covered area.

They are available on-line from various vendors.

Just make sure to get the one with the flexible arm stand, as it has a 
wider reach than the other stand.

73 de W4OED
Oscar





Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

W4OED
 

I got one of those $40 USB digital microscope cameras and it works very well for me.

Since it has its own flexible stand, I do not need to hold a device, which allows me to see what I am doing in real time.

The built-in LED flashlight provides good lighting over the covered area.

They are available on-line from various vendors.

Just make sure to get the one with the flexible arm stand, as it has a wider reach than the other stand.

73 de W4OED
Oscar

Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

Dave Benson
 

Nice idea!

I have one of the Samsung Android devices.  5MP resolution and it focuses down to 3 inches. 'Newer' is probably better as the technology improves.    73- Dave


On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:24 PM John KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
While cleaning out my In Box I reread your query and thought although it might not totally work for you that it might be worth reminding folks like myself of a tool literally in your hand.

I often use my IPad to look at and enlarge projects through the camera app.  If you then take a clean picture you can enlarge it greatly and cleanly so you can inspect your work.  Perhaps Android phones and tablets are equally as good or better..... give it a shot.   Just take 2 fingers and spread the image, squeeze to return.

I attached a photo for reference.

73,
John 1603
KK4ITX


Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

Paul AI4EE
 

But not me.


On 8/7/2019 11:34 PM, tom martin wrote:
Great idea something most of have on hand

Tom


On Aug 7, 2019, at 10:24 PM, John KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

While cleaning out my In Box I reread your query and thought although it might not totally work for you that it might be worth reminding folks like myself of a tool literally in your hand.

I often use my IPad to look at and enlarge projects through the camera app.  If you then take a clean picture you can enlarge it greatly and cleanly so you can inspect your work.  Perhaps Android phones and tablets are equally as good or better..... give it a shot.   Just take 2 fingers and spread the image, squeeze to return.

I attached a photo for reference.

73,
John 1603
KK4ITX



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Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

tom martin <tecnician@...>
 

Great idea something most of have on hand

Tom


On Aug 7, 2019, at 10:24 PM, John KK4ITX via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

While cleaning out my In Box I reread your query and thought although it might not totally work for you that it might be worth reminding folks like myself of a tool literally in your hand.

I often use my IPad to look at and enlarge projects through the camera app.  If you then take a clean picture you can enlarge it greatly and cleanly so you can inspect your work.  Perhaps Android phones and tablets are equally as good or better..... give it a shot.   Just take 2 fingers and spread the image, squeeze to return.

I attached a photo for reference.

73,
John 1603
KK4ITX


Re: Electronic visual aids for working with SMD (i.e. microscopes)

John - KK4ITX
 

While cleaning out my In Box I reread your query and thought although it might not totally work for you that it might be worth reminding folks like myself of a tool literally in your hand.

I often use my IPad to look at and enlarge projects through the camera app.  If you then take a clean picture you can enlarge it greatly and cleanly so you can inspect your work.  Perhaps Android phones and tablets are equally as good or better..... give it a shot.   Just take 2 fingers and spread the image, squeeze to return.

I attached a photo for reference.

73,
John 1603
KK4ITX


Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/07/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

John - KK4ITX
 

I didn’t hear anything on 80m and I put out my Call (not really a cool thing to do on a net) and heard no response.  40m here at the campground is a total wipeout with QRM, I checked but had S8 noise.

73,

John
#1603
KK4ITX 

If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Aug 7, 2019, at 21:43, Michael Fletcher via Groups.Io <kl7ixi@...> wrote:

Where were the net controls tonight? No joy on both 40 and 80.
Mike KL7IXI


On Aug 6, 2019, at 20:00, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) 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.

Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/07/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Mike
I just got home from my monthly civic obligation, and Terry went to supper with friends.
It’s pretty stormy down my way so I’m not sure I could have heard anyone.
Hope to be on next week.
73
Johnny 

On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 8:45 PM Michael Fletcher via Groups.Io <kl7ixi=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Where were the net controls tonight? No joy on both 40 and 80.
Mike KL7IXI


On Aug 6, 2019, at 20:00, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) 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.

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