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Re: 7122 club freq

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well there was one taker!
Thanks Terry, good idea!
Johnny AC0BQ
George is tearing em up on 7030.7 with his PIG!!



On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 6:28 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Flying Pigs will often send oo rather than CQ on the PigRig freq. We could have
a little fun on 7122 doing that also. Instead of CQ just send 4 and see if a
member calls back.

I'm on 7122 now, shoot me a 4 and I'll send one back and we can can have a short
QSO before net.
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Re: Building

gary rheuark
 


Hello Jerry, when I use a 486 computer's printer port to key 100 watts on HF, I connect a 1000 pf capacitor from the "hot" wire to ground. On VHF, use a 100 pf and on UHF use about 33 pf. These rough have always worked for me.....Gary.....K5QNM.

--- On Wed, 3/13/13, n0jrn wrote:

From: n0jrn
Subject: [4sqrp] Building
To: "4sqrp" <4sqrp@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:04 PM

GE all:

I'm building a keyer to go with one of my tube rigs.

It's grid block keying and I'm using a keyer adaptor
form HamGadgits.

I decided to use the Island Keyer II because it's
board allows me to use Pots for speed, tone etc
as well as momentary switches for jumping around
in the menu's.

I'm also using a small audio amp and speaker for
sidetone.

All this will go in a nice metal enclosure.

I was wondering if I need to rig up some kind of
a choke on the keying line to keep RF out of the
keyer.

Not sure it it's needed or what I would use so thought
I would ask ya'll.

Anyone have a favorite method of accomplishing this?

Just curious !

Thanks and 73:

Jerry    N0JRN


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7122 club freq

WA0ITP
 

Flying Pigs will often send oo rather than CQ on the PigRig freq. We could have
a little fun on 7122 doing that also. Instead of CQ just send 4 and see if a
member calls back.

I'm on 7122 now, shoot me a 4 and I'll send one back and we can can have a short
QSO before net.
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Building

n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

GE all:

I'm building a keyer to go with one of my tube rigs.

It's grid block keying and I'm using a keyer adaptor
form HamGadgits.

I decided to use the Island Keyer II because it's
board allows me to use Pots for speed, tone etc
as well as momentary switches for jumping around
in the menu's.

I'm also using a small audio amp and speaker for
sidetone.

All this will go in a nice metal enclosure.

I was wondering if I need to rig up some kind of
a choke on the keying line to keep RF out of the
keyer.

Not sure it it's needed or what I would use so thought
I would ask ya'll.

Anyone have a favorite method of accomplishing this?

Just curious !

Thanks and 73:

Jerry N0JRN


Re: [QRP-L] Wed Nite Nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Please note, I will be calling the net with the club call - WQ5RP tonite. see QRPSpots.
72/3 es God Bless de WAyne - KC0PMH


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 5:17 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM CDT, 0030z.

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,  KCØPMH NCS
8:00 CDT 0100z ... 80M CW Net on 3564,  WAØITP NCS.
8:30 CDT 0130z ... 40M CW Net on 7122,  KCØPMH NCS
9:00 CDT 0200z ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5,  NØTGR NCS

All are welcome!  After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.



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Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

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

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: Moderator Note: II

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 


Re: Moderator Note: List Membership

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 


Moderator Note: List Membership

Tim N9PUZ
 

For those keeping track or mildly curious, around lunch time today the 4SQRP list has 325 members.

73,

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


Hi-Per-Mite

WA0ITP
 

The Hi-Per-Mite has been, and still is, very popular.
http://www.4sqrp.com/HiPerMite.php

Does anyone have pictures of theirs to share? If so, email them to me and I'll
upload them to to the kit's photo page
http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/Filter/cwfilterphotopage.html

Thank you

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Re: antenna issue found

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

I saw 2 guys do that at ARRL Field Day one year and bring up the local 2 meter repeater for a short QSO off of a small tree. Pretty wild!

73, Cliff - KU4GW

--- In 4sqrp@..., w2bpi1@... wrote:

One of the ham mags had a article about using a tree as a vertical. Don't
remember the issue or what the conclusion was. Must not have been good or
guys would be using it for portable work! 72 Geo/W2BPI


In a message dated 3/12/2013 5:47:14 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
bbarley48@... writes:




- I think the answer here might be, "Yes - but..." Even at QRP power
levels, there can be varying amounts of interplay depending on where the tree is
touching the antenna along the voltage/current (impedance) profile of the
antenna. The affect can also be influenced with how wet or dry is the bark
of the tree. There was an article years ago about the US Military using
living trees as vertical antennas... not overwhelming results if I remember
correctly....

72,
Bruce - KK0S

--- In _4sqrp@... (mailto:4sqrp@...) , Nick-WA5BDU
<nick-wa5bdu@> wrote:

My antenna wires touch tree limbs all the time. That shouldn't cause
you any problems.

72,

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/10/2013 7:20 PM, Dg Arnholt wrote:
kinda thought it was that. still the kenwood shuting down is a
mystery..i didnt think it had swr shut down.. hope the finals are ok.
oh yeah the antenna problem simple :) wire touching a tree..gonna get
a rope and pull it off and in the future get some help to move the
antenna leg. i would cut the tree but this is rental property

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Re: Pig Rig

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

Terry,
Thanks for the label!
When I mentioned using a 14-pin IC socket cut in half, I should really have
said "cut into quarters", meaning cutting across through pins #4 & #11, and
being cut lengthwise right through the middle (and trimmed as needed to
yield 4 socket sets of 3 pins each).

-----Original Message-----
From: WA0ITP [mailto:wa0itp@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:40 AM
To: k8cqa
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: Pig Rig

Hee, good one John,

Label attached. Printing it on colored paper makes it look much better
than on
white. I like yellow (no surprise there :o) but some builders have used
other colors. Light gray and light blue both look very nice too.

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www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com



----- Original Message -----
From: "k8cqa" <demuthent@...>
To: "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...>; <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:52 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: Pig Rig



Terry,

This little pig went to OzarkCon,
This little pig stayed home;
This little pig ate roast beef,
This little pig had none.
And THIS little pig went whee, whee, all the way home, was fed a proper diet
of
juice (the 12VDC kind), and her voice was heard throughout the land ...

Suckling pig #178 exited the mailbox in Gnadenhutten OH on Friday March 08
2013
and the appropriate slap on the backside (with a soldering pencil, of
course!)
will commence in the very near future.

I would appreciate a label if possible; March 2013 would be fine.

Thanks also for all the crystal socket ideas. A 14-pin machined pin IC
socket
could be cut in half at the center pins, yielding four 3-pin sockets ...
just
right for one rig if the center pin of the 3-pin socket is used for ground
as
per some of the ideas and pics at
<http://www.w5usj.com/images/bandchangemods.pdf> and
<http://www.w5usj.com/images/crystalgrounding.pdf> ...

Now back to tending the suckling pig ...

72 de John - K8CQA


Re: Hog calling

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Sounds like Randy has it mastered, I am gonna try it for the fox hunt warm up tonight.
I sure hope I don't forget to turn break in off!!
72
Guys
Have fun
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, wrote:
 

Not really, got a pretty good beat to it at 25wpm....  suuuweee.......  try it
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 
In a message dated 3/12/2013 2:45:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jomatlock@... writes:

Well Scotty, down south where I grew up they holler SOOOOOWEEEE!

But that's gonna be hard to send!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: antenna issue found

Nick-WA5BDU
 

Well, of course you'll get different opinions from different people and this is just mine.� Some folks think the antenna will set the tree on fire!

I've had both insulated and bare wires in contact with limbs, leaves, etc.� Hard to do otherwise on my lot if you want an antenna of any length.� Sometimes the limbs or trunk will even grow around the wire.� I guess it's possible there's some signal loss, but I don't think it's significant.

On VHF and FM broadcast, there's no doubt that summer foliage degrades reception in fringe areas.�� But being fringe probably means the signal is passing through *lots* of vegetation on the way.� I haven't seen any authoritative info to say that this is an issue at HF.

73-

Nick, WA5BDU



On 3/11/2013 9:42 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:
�

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Nick-WA5BDU�<nick-wa5bdu@...>�wrote:

My antenna wires touch tree limbs all the time.� That shouldn't cause you any problems.

Does it make a difference if the wire is insulated or bare when it touches trees?
�
73,

Todd
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72,

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/10/2013 7:20 PM, Dg Arnholt wrote:
�
kinda thought it was that. still the kenwood shuting down is a mystery..i didnt think it had swr shut down.. hope the finals are ok.�
oh yeah the antenna problem simple :) wire touching a tree..gonna get a rope and pull it off and in the future get some help to move the antenna leg. i would cut the tree but this is rental property








Re: Hog calling

kb4qqj
 

Not really, got a pretty good beat to it at 25wpm....  suuuweee.......  try it
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 3/12/2013 2:45:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jomatlock@... writes:

Well Scotty, down south where I grew up they holler SOOOOOWEEEE!

But that's gonna be hard to send!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


Re: Hog calling

George H. Gates
 

Johnny, I tried that but no reply's!!!!!!!!! I Guess I don't have the technique!!!  72 Geo/W2BPI
 

In a message dated 3/12/2013 2:45:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jomatlock@... writes:
 

Well Scotty, down south where I grew up they holler SOOOOOWEEEE!

But that's gonna be hard to send!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Scotty Long wrote:
 

George,

I heard you on the other night the pig rig sounds good in Nebraska.  I hope to have pig rig 192 up and running soon...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


GeorgeG <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

 

Well I have been sending"oink oink oink oink oink de W2BPI/pig". But no piggys reply. So how do you hog call on CW? 72 George/W2BPI


Hog calling

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Well Scotty, down south where I grew up they holler SOOOOOWEEEE!
But that's gonna be hard to send!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Scotty Long wrote:
 

George,

I heard you on the other night the pig rig sounds good in Nebraska.  I hope to have pig rig 192 up and running soon...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


GeorgeG <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

 

Well I have been sending"oink oink oink oink oink de W2BPI/pig". But no piggys reply. So how do you hog call on CW? 72 George/W2BPI


Re: Hog calling

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

George,

I heard you on the other night the pig rig sounds good in Nebraska.  I hope to have pig rig 192 up and running soon...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


GeorgeG wrote:

 

Well I have been sending"oink oink oink oink oink de W2BPI/pig". But no piggys reply. So how do you hog call on CW? 72 George/W2BPI


Hog calling

George H. Gates
 

Well I have been sending"oink oink oink oink oink de W2BPI/pig". But no piggys reply. So how do you hog call on CW? 72 George/W2BPI


Re: Multi-Freq Pig Rig

Bill Cromwell
 

On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 19:41 -0700, casey kerchner wrote:

While using a switch is pretty much out, has anyone given thought to
adding an IC Socket and mounting the Rocks on a DIP Plug (or header)?
Then it should be quick and easy to change frequency. And it they were
plugged in backwards, it would not matter. Or go to a 16 pin DIP, with
one side for the 7.031 Xtals and the other side for 7122, just reverse
the plug to change freq. Just a thought.

73 de Keith ~ KC9IH ~ in Northern IL

~ ex-WD9GKA ~ ex-WB9HCL ~ ex-K9UCF
10-X 38221, SKCC 9396, NAQCC 6165,
QRP ARCI 5435, Flying Pigs 2926,
GORC 414, MI QRP 1163, 4SQRP

Hi,

The pig rig is cool and has generated a lot of enthusiasm. It's a single
frequency rig. I have come to appreciate single *band* rigs and even
single *mode* rigs for their no nonsense, no compromise performance
along with separate TX/RX. I can see that the pig rig has it's own "no
compromise" performance related directly to it's single frequency
design.

Maybe I'm just dense but I don't understand why anybody would want to
compromise that. And..wouldn't it be cheaper and easier just to build a
multi-frequency rig right from the start with a VXO, VFO or DDS?

73,

Bill KU8H