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

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

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

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

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.


Re: Nouveau-75

w9ran
 

Let's try the non-verbal approach:

Install Q2 like this:

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

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Nouveau-75

John Lonigro
 

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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com



Re: Nouveau-75

ohwenzelph
 

“The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

So... both directions are wrong????


My experience with the Nouveau 75

w9ran
 

I'd been planning to write a review of the Nouveau 75, which has turned into something of a long-winded (hey it's AM right?) summary of my building and troubleshooting experience, along with a few measurements and on-air reports, which I've posted on my website:

http://tinyurl.com/w5saw83

To repeat:  I like it, warts and all!   The Nouveau 75 is an innovative design, a great value, performs well for what it was intended to do, and is a lot of fun to use.  It's the first thing I turn on when I walk into the shack now!

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ok 
Thanks 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM WA0ITP <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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Nouveau-75

WA0ITP
 

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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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

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


Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 

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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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

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


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

Johnny AC0BQ
 

No 
Back to central standard time 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM Joseph B Cotton <cottonj@...> wrote:
Are you'se guys still on Daylight time there in Chicago?  "... 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 ..."
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73, Joe Cotton, W3TTT

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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
 

Are you'se guys still on Daylight time there in Chicago?  "... 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 ..."
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73, Joe Cotton, W3TTT


Re: Nouveau-75

WA0ITP
 

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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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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Nouveau-75

Johnny AC0BQ
 


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 

---------- Forwarded message ------


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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Re: Recommendation for a Butane Soldering Iron?

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

Hi Jim,

I too went into the Army after a year of college My draft number was low so signed up to be an ASA fighter up in Devens. Went to electronics training right out of Basic and became an Intercept Recording Systems Technician. Hung around the mars station some but never did learn ditties. Was in the old WW2 barracks, company D.
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73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys


Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

One common issue with the Murania is overcoupling between the main coil and the coupling loop.  If the circuit is oscillating, that voltage will push the AGC down, reducing the circuit gain.  Try sliding the ferrite rod as far to the left (away from the coupling loop) as you can, and reduce the size of the coupling loop also.