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Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

Walter - K5EST
 

The super gain works great! St Louis QRP has used one for years at field day.

Myself, I use a horizontal loop at low elevation. Adding a reflector laying on the ground will really make a difference.

73....Walter . K5EST

On Mar 11, 2013 6:09 AM, "Robert" <e1dslr@...> wrote:
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net

<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

WA0ITP
 

I've worked Dave, NF�R on his Super-Gain. It seemed to work well on this end.
Joe, W�MQY has spearminted with it also.

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

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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 6:09 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Perfect pig rig accessory


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Perfect pig rig accessory

Robert
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net


<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Re: dual freq mod

Chuck Carpenter
 

Folks,

The dual crystal switch was used in a DC40 which uses only one frequency determining crystal. I did another one that switched 5 crystals and included a variable as a simple VXO.

Easy to do with only one crystal to switch. A little more difficult with two crystals as in the Rock-Mites. And not practical in rigs like the pig rig with 3 filter crystals on about the same frequency as TX/RX.



Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: dual freq mod

John Lonigro
 

The dual frequency mod is cool, but WON'T work with the Pigrig, unless you want to switch in/out 4 crystals at a time.

72,

John AA0VE

On 03/10/2013 06:08 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:
 

Thanks, John. Very cool. I'll bet something similar could be done with a rotary switch and several xtals (within the same portion of a band, at least).


73,

Todd
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On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM, John Hall <ka0kuy@...> wrote:
 
For those interested. I found this, http://www.qrpkits.com/files/DualXtalSwInfo.pdf at Hendricks QRP Kits.

73 John, KA0KUY



antenna issue found

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

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: PIG RIG 104 is alive!

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

No joy here in Nebraska I've been listening while building the K1 today.  Hope to see the pig rig in the mail soon oink oink...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Jim Kortge wrote:

 

On 3/10/2013 3:08 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
> Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
> It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
> Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
> Thanks
> 72
> Johnny AC0BQ

Sorry I missed hearing you guys. I've had the SS-40 tuned to 7.0307
for the past several days listening for piggy activity. The only pig
rig that I've heard is George, W2BPI. He has been very solid here in
Fenton, normally S5 to S7.

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: PIG RIG 104 is alive!

Jim Kortge
 

On 3/10/2013 3:08 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
Thanks
72
Johnny AC0BQ
Sorry I missed hearing you guys. I've had the SS-40 tuned to 7.0307 for the past several days listening for piggy activity. The only pig rig that I've heard is George, W2BPI. He has been very solid here in Fenton, normally S5 to S7.

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: dual freq mod

Todd K7TFC
 

Thanks, John. Very cool. I'll bet something similar could be done with a rotary switch and several xtals (within the same portion of a band, at least).

73,

Todd
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On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM, John Hall <ka0kuy@...> wrote:
 

For those interested. I found this, http://www.qrpkits.com/files/DualXtalSwInfo.pdf at Hendricks QRP Kits.

73 John, KA0KUY



Re: PIG RIG 104 is alive!

random.path
 

Great! My #147 board is all done except for needing a replacement L3 toroid, which is in the mail. His pigpen from ten-tec is flying this way too. I should have it up sometime this week.

Chip
AE5KA

--- In 4sqrp@..., Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
Thanks
72
Johnny AC0BQ


PIG RIG 104 is alive!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
Thanks
72
Johnny AC0BQ


Bill Kelsey - Kanga US

Dan Reynolds
 

I'm reposting this from the EMRFD group:
(I'm sure all of you know of Bill & KangaUS)

Bill Kelsey - Kanga US
Sat Mar 9, 2013 10:07 am (PST) . Posted by: "ken evans" w4du@...
I just spoke with Tina Kelsey (Bill's wife) and she informed me that Bill had a stroke yesterday (March 8). Right now the impact has been weakness in his right arm and leg and difficulty with speech and swallowing. His memory has not been impacted.

His was air lifted from Finely to Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus yesterday and is being treated there. Currently they are expecting time and treatment will yield a full recovery.

Tina has asked that people not email or telephone them until further notice. Kanga US will obviously be down for an undetermined amount off time. I will post any updates received.

Ken, W4DU


dual freq mod

John Hall
 

For those interested. I found this, http://www.qrpkits.com/files/DualXtalSwInfo.pdf at Hendricks QRP Kits.

73 John, KA0KUY


Re: Hints and Tips for the Reflector

David Martin <davemrtn@...>
 

Tim,

Thanks, that's a good tip and I had not heard or read that before.


On 03/09/2013 10:46 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ wrote:
 

Just wanted to pass along a tip for making your emails easier to use.

Many times we provide links to help answer a question, etc. Rather than
simply typing in the link if you enclose it in angled brackets "<" and
">" most readers will be able to simply click the link instead of
copying and pasting. This will also help keep long links/URLs intact
after word wrap does its handiwork.

Good: http://4sqrp.com/

Better: <http://4sqrp.com/>

73,

Tim N9PUZ



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

 


Re: NS-40 advice requested

brian_w5ye <brian_w5ye@...>
 

Bart:
Thanks. I found out about that reflector AFTER I posted this. I'll join them today. Thanks for the info.

73,

Brian

--- In 4sqrp@..., Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:

Brian,

Your assumption is correct! I noticed that you posted this to the 4sqrp reflector which is fine. However, there is a Yahoo group dedicated to the NS-40 and everything that pertains to this neat little transmitter. If you have not joined the group I invite you to do so. You can google it or there is a button to click on, on the page where you ordered the NS-40 kit.

Of course, most of the members of that group are also 4sqrp guys so you will do pretty well here also!! There are quite of few files and photos on the yahoo site not to mention the archive of all the postings and discussions!

Enjoy that NS-40!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp = #72, FP= #11, ARS=#568, SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819, Zombie=#500, Geritol=#1000(from back when I actually had a mic connected to my rig:-)


Re: Pig Rig

John C. Demuth - K8CQA
 

Terry,

This little pig went to Ozarcon,
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 apapropriate 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

--- In 4sqrp@..., "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Hee, they are a lot of fun. Being rock bound brings back memories of my novice
days. Man, that was loong time ago.

If you use the Ten Tec TP-19 enclosure, I'll be happy to send you a label with
your call and build date on
it. A picture of mine in the TPC-19 is here, http://www.wa0itp.com/index.html
I do like the charcoal color. The TP-19 dimensions on the Ten Tec web site
differ from the one I purchased. Mine is 2" x 4.75" x 4" and the PigRig fits
perfectly. http://www.wa0itp.com/pigrig3b.jpg

Changing freqs,say to go to 7122 for Wayne's nets, will require 4 xtals. Three
for the rcvr front end filter, and 1 for the local oscillator. Diz has crystals
as well as ESS.

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



----- Original Message -----
From: CStratton
To: 4sqrp@... ; Bart Lawson
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig





Shame on you guys. Made me order one too, though it has bounced around in the
back of my mind since hearing Terry on his one day this winter.


Chip

AE5KA




On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Bart Lawson <blawson2@...> wrote:

Joe, et al,

Caught the fever and ordered mine yesterday. Hopefully, I will get mine built
and on the air, handing out #11. I have not been active in the club but hope
this little rig will spur me on!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS

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OzarkCon is coming April 5-6 in Branson, MO
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links


Hints and Tips for the Reflector

Tim N9PUZ
 

Just wanted to pass along a tip for making your emails easier to use.

Many times we provide links to help answer a question, etc. Rather than simply typing in the link if you enclose it in angled brackets "<" and ">" most readers will be able to simply click the link instead of copying and pasting. This will also help keep long links/URLs intact after word wrap does its handiwork.

Good: http://4sqrp.com/

Better: <http://4sqrp.com/>

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Crystal Sockets

WA0ITP
 

Thanks to all who responded with sources for SIPP sockets appreciate it.

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


Re: Pig Rig Serial Number Question

Charlie Vest
 

I believe Barney and I have it worked out now . Two invoices with
SN # 172 were issued , looks like a typo .
 
Barney's parts bag has SN # 172 on it and mine has SN # 171 on it .
 
So it looks like :
Charlie : SN # 171
Barney : SN # 172
 
I'll have to impose on Terry to change my PDF file .
 
Soldering iron is hot and all of the resistors are installed . Time for a little break :)
 
Charlie , W5COV


 

Well, before you bug Diz, I have an invoice with #172 on it.  But I do not have the kit yet.  It was probably a typo of some sort.

Barney

On 3/9/2013 9:35 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
 

Charlie,
you have to email DIZ, I would think, he is the man!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM, W5COV <cvest@...> wrote:
 

I have a bit of a dilemma . My invoice shows my pig as SN 172 . My bag of parts shows it as SN 171 .

So someone else should have a similar conflict .

Would like to make sure we don't build 2 with the same serial number .

Picked up what I was looking for at the Claremore Hamfest last night so I took today off from it for a little bench time :)

Charlie , W5COV




Re: SIP Crystal Sockets

Rick Bennett
 

Just for fun I took a crystal from the junk box to see if I could make a crystal socket with ground.  It looks like it works pretty good with a 4 pin sip socket.  I had to grid a little of the lip on the bottom of the crystal to make the lead line up.  The results are in the Yahoo group photos:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/4sqrp/photos/album/844751464/pic/list

de KC0PET, Rick


 


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Chuck Carpenter <w5usj@...> wrote:
 

Terry,

More recently, I probably got them from Rex. He thought he might
offer them as Misc Parts but don't see them in the list.

Previously I got them from Jameco and sometimes Mouser. I'll see if I
can find a part number from them.

At 11:50 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:
>GM Chuck,
>
>Do you happen to have a part number for the SIP sockets you show here
>http://w5usj.com/4sqrpsavxo.html
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>Thanks much

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX