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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

w9ran
 

A bunch of us picked up 12 volt irons like this via eBay sellers:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-DC-60W-Car-Auto-Crocodile-Battery-Clip-Powered-Electric-Soldering-Iron-WP/372745384868

I put on powerpoles so it can run from any of my DC power sources and they put out enough heat to do useful work.  Nothing wrong with the butane job but it's nice to have options, especially for this price.

73, Bob W9RAN


For Sale Renewed Dell Laptop

Dale Putnam
 

Here's a deal for someone looking for a small laptop, for flidigi work.
He has this one ready, and one being worked on. 
No.. he isn't trying to make enough to go to college, altho he is going.
Yes, full disclosure, but I don't know why, he is my son. and if you really want to 
know the rest of the story.. I will run a brag tape. (member the ol rtty days??)

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"



Subject: Renewed Dell Laptop



I'm still completing the "in depth" spec sheet for the renewed Dell laptop, but here's a summary:

Model - Dell E6410
Storage - 1TB SSHD/hybrid drive (NEW)
Memory - 8GB (NEW)
CPU - i5-520M
OS - Windows 10 Pro currently loaded (can be replaced with customer's choice of Linux distro at no extra cost)
Display - 1280 x 780, 14.1 inches
Quirks - Dust buildup in plastic grills I haven't been able to clean out (no impact to sound or performance), under Windows the display will flicker after being left idle long enough to power off/sleep (hasn't happened in BIOS, memtest, or Ubuntu in my testing).
Price - $200 + shipping (buyer's choice, as long as it's available in Cheyenne)
Payment method - PayPal or Card (contact me if you'd prefer a different method and we can chat)
Pictures are available upon request (real, thorough pictures - not photoshopped marketing fluff).
Guaranteed to ship within three business days of payment receipt. 

One year warranty, 14 day no questions return window. I do ask that the buyer pays return shipping, but I'm not a heartless corporation - I'll work with you :)
I can't warranty anything along the lines of damage from coffee spills, drops, etc.

I don't sell anything I wouldn't buy myself, at the price listed - I'm proud of the work I put into it, I trust the parts I installed and I believe my testing was thorough and complete. If you're unhappy with the laptop, I want to make it right.

Thanks!

Matthew Putnam
Byte Sized Tech LLC


Re: Great CW operating article

James Shaver
 

My goodness the whole “not ham radio” nonsense gets old. 

On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:39 AM, n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...> wrote:


John, VE3IPS, I agree - FT8 is NOT ham radio...  Can see that it might be useful for "coordinated" propagation studies by designated researchers/organizations but it is NOT ham radio.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Sunday, November 10, 2019, 07:31:59 AM CST, John <ve3ips@...> wrote:


Thanks Doc for this article as I think FT8 isnt ham radio
John ve3ips
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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

John Lonigro
 

Another alternative might be buying a cheap (aka Harbor Freight) generator and then powering an electric soldering iron/gun with it.  A temperature controlled iron might be finicky about the quality of the sinewave being produced by the generator, but regular low tech irons/guns are just heating elements and wouldn't care (if soldering irons could care).  If a butane iron is suitable, I doubt a temperature controlled iron would be needed.  And the generator might be able to power a lightbulb if soldering in a place with no electricity.  Something that puts out a couple hundred Watts should be sufficient.

John, AA0VE

On 11/11/19 2:30 PM, Thomas Martin wrote:
Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.

Tom
K0amd

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Thomas Martin
 

Don’t know if anyone has seen the new Ryobi battery operated soldering irons they came out with uses the 18 volt one plus batteries used on other tools. 
They have two models one is an adjustable and one fixed temp. I ordered the adjustable one but have not had time to use it yet.
I used to do field engineering work and understand the need for tools to be used in remote and unusual places. Ryobi also makes a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged in the vehicle.
This might be a good alternative to the butane route.

Tom
K0amd


On Monday, November 11, 2019, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>
 


I agree, I have a Radio Shack Butane soldering Iron. . Had it for decades. . .
Best thing I have ever owned. . .. I lost it (loaned it out), and haven't
found a good replacement yet for it. ..

I do have a Weller Butane. . . I would rate my old Radio Shack a 10,
the Weller about a 6. Let's put it this way. . . I have ran an extension
cord a few times rather than using my Weller butane.

Dwayne Ka0aam

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00:29 AM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Jeff, K9JP
 

Hello Mike,

I have had a Weller WPA2 - Pyropen Pro cordless Self-Igniting Butane Soldering Iron 60W, 482 to 932 degrees F. for at lest 10 years without issues or problems of any kind. There are over ten different tip styles that you can purchase to use with this Butane Soldering iron. The price has gone up over the years like everything else, but when you need cordless, this works very well.

73, Jeff K9JP


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 9:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.



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Not all of me will die - - - The good I do will live forever.  Jeff, K9JP<><


ZZRX-40 for sale

David Wilcox
 

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


GQRP Sudden set for sale

David Wilcox
 

I am getting older by the minute and want to thin the herd and build up some money for Hamcation in February. These cute radios worked when I built them and I had a few contacts with them but went on to other things. I have used the Z Match antenna matching device on other QRP radios and it works well. I have all the literature and build guides. They are in excellent condition. I used them in QRP demonstrations over the years.

If interested contact me at Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com and make me a reasonable offer. They were about $45.00 USD as kits. Payment via PayPal please.

Thanks.

Dave K8WPE since 1960






David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad


Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Gm Mike
I used to buy the butane soldering pencil from Radio shack.
Worked well outside except extremely windy, cold days.
It may still be sold under the presto brand?
We soldered pl 259’s with it!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM Mike Stewart <mike.n0tu@...> wrote:

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

Mike Stewart
 

Greetings to the list. Happy Veterans Day, too.

 

I’m looking for recommendations for a butane soldering iron, something suitable for professional use in really rough conditions.

 

Anyone have one or two recommendations for a top-grade, durable, portable butane soldering iron? Price isn’t the most important consideration.

 

True, electric temp-controlled irons are preferable for most construction. The places this iron will be used don’t have electricity.

 

Many of the 4SQRP group are serious builders or professionals in the electronics industry. Sure would appreciate your insights. So would the intended recipient.

 

Thank you for the benefit of your experience and wisdom.

 

72,

 

Mike Stewart

N0TU

 

P.S. I have tried Google as my friend…and have little faith in the search results.


Send in your SSS score

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget to enter your score on Diz's website (qrpcontest.com, then select 4sqrp).  I feel a deadline of Tuesday morning gives everyone plenty of time to make their entry.  So I am assuming I can safely start tabulating the results by Tuesday evening.  I may forget until Wednesday, but that's another matter...

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQR) Contest Coordinator


FT8 and BJ for sale

David Wilcox
 

Try again...... my gmail address is not subscribed but please use djwilcox01@... for any replies.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: "David J. Wilcox" <djwilcox01@...>
Date: November 11, 2019 at 6:18:36 AM EST
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: FT8 and BJ for sale

Maybe FT8 isn’t traditional ham radio but at 75 years old and losing confidence in what I used to be able to do, building the QRPGuys FT8 xcvr and using my W10 laptop for the programming and SEEING IT WORK gave me a big shot in the arm that I can still learn something, build something, and even make contacts when the band is low.  I won’t clog up the bands with my 2 watts but I am like a kid with a new toy.

To me is was like DMR.  With help from another ham I finally got a cheap handitalkie working with a eBay hotspot.  It worked!  But after a few days it became boring.  But I am back in the shack!

Now to get back into QRP SSB with my other toys.  Also bought a Begali key ay Dayton and it is calling me.

Now to thin out the herd.  I have a Bayou Jumper in a nice Hobby Lobby case (with stain and travel stickers) and the Soupsr Upper kit.  The Souper Upper is still in its bag.  It worked for a few contacts.  I am interested in having it go to a new home.  Anyone interested? Let’s talk.  I can send photos.

Dave K8WPE since 1960.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:39 AM, n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...> wrote:
John, VE3IPS, I agree - FT8 is NOT ham radio...  Can see that it might be useful for "coordinated" propagation studies by designated researchers/organizations but ..............

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad


Re: Great CW operating article

Gwen Patton
 

In CW Academy, one of the instructors shared a document on ham radio operating ethics. It's more up to date than the "novice accent" article -- which was also shared -- and is probably far more accurate as well. Most of the content wasn't so much about ethics as sensible procedures, with emphasis on the "sensible" part. If something was described, it usually had a reason. I like it a lot, but still don't consider it engraved in titanium. There are multiple versions for the different regions, in PDF and Powerpoint format. I think it's worth a look.


73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: Great CW operating article

KD5ALD
 

I run crystal controlled rigs
The tuning around works 
Just like the old days :)

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 8:26 PM KA9ELP <Dqualken1965@...> wrote:
Record your sending, then listen to your own fist to create easy to read cw.
Dave Kap-ELP
> On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:02 PM, Joseph B Cotton <cottonj@...> wrote:
>
> mention something that you received in the other station's last transmission, with an FB (fine




Re: Great CW operating article

KA9ELP
 

Record your sending, then listen to your own fist to create easy to read cw.
Dave Kap-ELP

On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:02 PM, Joseph B Cotton <@W3TTT> wrote:

mention something that you received in the other station's last transmission, with an FB (fine


Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

Curt M.
 

I did the mods this evening.

Sound is slightly louder, definitely clearer. Tuning seems a little more selective. 

I wish it was louder. Next to the Nouveau 75 the N75 is more of what I was expecting as far as audio output goes. I may still look into putting a small amplifier inside of the radio. I’ll admit that I have hearing loss but most radios that I use are able to overcome my loss which allows me to hear most radios well. The Murania seems to be right on the threshold. 


Re: Great CW operating article

Joe Cotton
 

Yes, great article about CW operation.  Af few things have changed since the article has been written.

1.  "Pick some station who is already calling CQ and answer his call rather than adding to the bedlam with a CQ of your own. On the remote chance that you hear no CQ's, go ahead and try one..."   
Today, everyone seems to be looking at a waterfall screen to see if anyone is on the air.  I would recommend that beginners also call CQ.  

2.  (paraphrase) Tuning around to find a reply signal...   That was for rigs crystal controlled.  With today's VFO controlled rigs, one should try to zero-beat the calling station before answering a call. 

3.  We now use BK for BacK to you.  Station-one sends BK and station-two starts with BK as if to say I'm taking it back now. 

4.  Or, use  KN to say Back to you only.  No other station to break in. this is more formal.   

5.  It's good practice to mention something that you received in the other station's last transmission, with an FB (fine business).  Like FB ON YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW'S GOING HOME...

6.  Practice having a good fist - that is sending clear and copy-able code.  Proper spacing is key (no pun intended).  The article says to listing to professional "circuits" but we don't have any of these anymore.  You could listen to ARRL code, or my streaming station. http://myradiostream.com/embed/free.php?s=w3ttt&btnstyle=default

7.  There are many morse code decoders software, many for free. Get one and send to the decoder.  See how a decoder reads your sending!  You may be in for a shock. Most decoders need near-perfect code.     

Looks like I just added a few ideas - too!
--
73, Joe Cotton, W3TTT


4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 11/10/2019 #cal-notice

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 10 November 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

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


Re: Murania You Tube Video

W6BOW
 

VERY EXCELLENT YouTube presentation! Thanks for the link.

The Murania kit reminds me of my dad (the original W6BOW) helping me learn radio and radio building with the Heathkit EK-2.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vintage_Heathkit_Radio_Receiver,_Model_EK-2,_AM_%26_SW_Bands,_DIY_Kit_Radio,_6_Vacuum_Tubes,_Made_In_USA,_Circa_1960_(32127931573).jpg

AM broadcast radio was way different back then. Top 40 stuff. Real DJ's (like Casy Kasem on KEWB) to tune in to at night.

Also ...
Very much enjoyed  the "linguistics" component of the discussion.

Don  W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA



-----Original Message-----
From: Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io <w9hifmemorialstation@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 11:00 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Murania You Tube Video

No, it ain't, but unlike ain't, neither infotainment nor izzat are in the dictionary.?? Love the creativity, though.
Lee, W9HIF
On 11/10/2019 12:49, WA0ITP wrote:
In case you missed it, here is a link to Dave's excellent Murania You Tube video??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWMzgEpFDJo&fbclid=IwAR3F6E79kZzw7d4pvLgiUwQ7C6x5-GxCZEDb3u6_KryOrPqKOOCbdvT3KiY

It's short and makes for good Sunday afternoon infotaiment (izzat a word?)
-- 
72 WA??ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
-- 
Lee, W9HIF
The station of the Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Ham Radio long, long ago.