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Re: November Issue Banner

WA0ITP
 

Hi Keith,

I enjoyed the Banner this month.  Here's a fun little article I wrote many years ago, pse feel free to use it in the next Banner.   http://wa0itp.com/cwinterface.html  The only place it has appeared is on the 4sqrp resource page. http://www.4sqrp.com/resource/cw_interface/cwinterface.html

Hope this helps.
72 WAØITP
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On 11/15/2019 12:52 PM, Keith Arns via Groups.Io wrote:

The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP


November Issue Banner

Keith Arns
 

The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP


Re: My experience with the Nouveau 75

w9ran
 

On 11/13/2019 4:44 PM, ohwenzelph via Groups.Io wrote:
Is it good enough the the AM regulars aren’t going to have a hissyfit about less than superlative hi if audio? 

Hi Jerry,

That's not something I worry much about ;-)  Whenever I check in with a 5 or 10 watt AM rig they are usually so surprised they don't make any remarks about audio quality.   The electret mic has a wide response and there's some filtering in the audio preamp, so to get a sense of what it looks like I played some 8 kHz white noise into the mic while looking at the output spectrum:

With 20 kHz span each horizontal division represents 2 kHz so you can see the Nouveau 75 passband is filled to 4 kHz - I suspect the roll-off on the low end is due to limitations in my test method.  But this shows good audio response in the 2 kHz range that Bob Heil emphasizes is most important for intelligibility.

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Gwen Patton
 

Or get a ThumbDV and plug it into a USB port on  your computer. I have one plugged into a powered hub on a Raspberry Pi, hooked into my home network, running AMBEServer. With some dynamic DNS jiggery-pokery, I can reach it from any computer in the house that will run one of the BlueDV apps, including my Android phones. That gets me both DMR and D-Star, and soon will support Fusion as well.

Gwen, NG3P

On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 10:04 AM John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:
David:

DMR is different from DStar.  They are totally incompatible with each other (naturally).  You need an inexpensive DMR HT and a Zumspot (or similar hotspot), as well as a decent internet connection and WiFi, to get on the DMR net,  By the way, Zumspot is also supposed to work with DStar, but I haven't tried that.

The good news is DMR HT's are truly inexpensive, unlike DStar models.  And they work as regular FM HT's as well.  Zumspots only work with UHF HT's, so make sure the one you buy is either UHF or dual-band.

The DMR net is sometimes interesting.  Whether you'd want to invest in new equipment solely for the purpose of joining the net is a question you need to answer.

72,
John AA0VE 

On 11/14/19 8:27 AM, David Speltz wrote:
Is there any way for those of us who have DStar radios to participate?

de David KX1L (formerly KB1PJ)



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Re: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

John Lonigro
 

David:

DMR is different from DStar.  They are totally incompatible with each other (naturally).  You need an inexpensive DMR HT and a Zumspot (or similar hotspot), as well as a decent internet connection and WiFi, to get on the DMR net,  By the way, Zumspot is also supposed to work with DStar, but I haven't tried that.

The good news is DMR HT's are truly inexpensive, unlike DStar models.  And they work as regular FM HT's as well.  Zumspots only work with UHF HT's, so make sure the one you buy is either UHF or dual-band.

The DMR net is sometimes interesting.  Whether you'd want to invest in new equipment solely for the purpose of joining the net is a question you need to answer.

72,
John AA0VE 

On 11/14/19 8:27 AM, David Speltz wrote:
Is there any way for those of us who have DStar radios to participate?

de David KX1L (formerly KB1PJ)


Re: DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

David Speltz
 

Is there any way for those of us who have DStar radios to participate?

de David KX1L (formerly KB1PJ)


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

TONIGHT'S TOPIC WAS THE MURIANA AM BROADCAST RECEIVER KIT. HAVE YOU BUILT ONE, DID YOU LIKE IT, DID YOU PERFORM THE MOD ON THE IO GROUP AND DID YOU FEEL IT IMPROVED THE PERFORMANCE.

3 PEOPLE REPORTED BUILDING ONE EVERY ONE LIKED IT, AND EVERYONE FELT THE MOD IMPROVED PERFORMANCE.

N0TGR DICK
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
WW9H JIM
KC0IFQ DENNIS

THANKS TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

73'S
BERT
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40 and 80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well here are the results!

40 meters was apparently long and extremely quite tonight.
Kind of reminds of last nights Fox hunt.

1 Check in on 40:
N4KV John

80 meters was better:
WA9PWP PAUL
W2SH CHAS
N4KV JOHN
N0YJ BERT
and
WB1GYZ ( i think that was the call) qsb was terrible.

Tnx everyone for the chek in's
Hope to Cu next week!
Johnny AC0BQ


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JOHNNY AC0BQ ..


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/13/2019 #cal-notice

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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

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: My experience with the Nouveau 75

ohwenzelph
 

Is it good enough the the AM regulars aren’t going to have a hissyfit about less than superlative hi if audio? 
They seemed to do that with Dave’s Retro-75 (unless they didn’t know that was what you were using! hi hi..)
jer aa1of


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

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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 central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Gwen Patton
 

I'm fond of my Dremel 2000-01 VersaTip. It's a bit larger than most, but it has a very comfortable grip, LOTS of fuel capacity, and gets easily hot enough to solder coax connectors! I use it where I can't plug something in. (I COULD connect my TS100 to a 19v power bank, but it doesn't really have enough thermal mass to do a heavy coax connector, and certainly not while outside in the wind.)

This model is nicely inexpensive and works fine. $31 on Amazon Prime.


73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:05 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:
Good morning,

Thank you gentlemen for the recommendations and advice. I knew this was a good place to ask.

I'll study these options and ask the recipient a few more questions to zero in on the best option for his needs. 

Your input is much appreciated,

72,

Mike
N0TU



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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
 

The reason that I ask is because your notice says "DST"  - ergo, daylight savings time.  
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73, Joe Cotton, W3TTT


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Mike Stewart
 

Good morning,

Thank you gentlemen for the recommendations and advice. I knew this was a good place to ask.

I'll study these options and ask the recipient a few more questions to zero in on the best option for his needs. 

Your input is much appreciated,

72,

Mike
N0TU


Re: Nouveau-75

WA0ITP
 

Correct.I meant Q2. sri.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 7:09 PM, John Lonigro wrote:

Terry:

I'm assuming you mean Q2, not C2?  We don't want to confuse an already confused situation.

John, AA0VE

On 11/12/19 4:28 PM, 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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November SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Congratulations to John, K4BAI, for winning the November Second Sunday Sprint. John had 21 QSO points to lead the pack of 11 participants.  John will be receiving his November SSS certificate shortly.

For the year, Carl, WB0CFF, is still in the lead with 158 QSO points, followed by Chas, W2SH, with 150 and John, K4BAI, with 102. Chas reduced Carl's lead by 1 point this month.  Will this single point make a difference in the final 2019 standings?  Tune in next month to find out (had to add a little suspense-hi).

Welcome to Scott Kolar, K0LAR.  According to my records, this is Scott's first attempt to join in the Second Sunday Sprint fun.  He just got his antenna put up this past weekend and is still trying to get the kinks out.  Good luck next month, Scott.

For those of you who think it's a waste of time to enter the SSS so late in the season, remember that EVERYONE has the same chance to win an award every month.  If you win a monthly contest, you get a color certificate printed on parchment and framed in a genuine wooden frame.  Fine print:  You have to print the certificate on your provided parchment with your color printer and mount it in your provided wooden frame.  The certificate will be sent to you via express email.

After the December contest, the monthly winner and final standings will be announced.  Certificates will be emailed to the winners.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: ZZRX-40 for sale

David Wilcox
 

ZZRX-40 is sold and going to the Post Office today.  Thanks for the replies.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Nov 12, 2019, at 2:03 AM, KF6VCI <kf6vci@...> wrote:


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

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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.






David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad





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Updated Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets #cal-invite

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(UTC-06:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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: Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
Well I must admit, I had my Q2 installed backwards!

I removed it and reinstalled, it seemed to make a big difference!

3 watts dead key and well over 10 watts on voice peaks.

I will see if Ron will remove my picture.
72
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 7:31 PM w9ran <w9ran@...> wrote:
Let's try the non-verbal approach:

Install Q2 like this:

https://i.imgur.com/ML4vtwS.jpg

73, Bob W9RAN




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

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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.