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Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Wayne Dillon
 

I use both with my FT920 (at 5 Watts). Great fun
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Scotty Long <nu0s@...> wrote:
 

Don't need more than 5w with digital anyway it just wipes out the waterfall...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



Scotty Long <nu0s@...> wrote:

 

I like Digipan works great with my Yaesu ft817nd and the rig blaster plug n play...I would use it on my ft950 if I could figure the menus out...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



Wayne Dillon <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:

 

Really excellent downloadable manual too.
Wayne.


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Gm Phil
I agree with wayne
Seems like FL digi is good for me too.
A little learning curve, but not bad!
GL
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.





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Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Don't need more than 5w with digital anyway it just wipes out the waterfall...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



Scotty Long wrote:

 

I like Digipan works great with my Yaesu ft817nd and the rig blaster plug n play...I would use it on my ft950 if I could figure the menus out...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



Wayne Dillon wrote:

 

Really excellent downloadable manual too.
Wayne.


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Gm Phil
I agree with wayne
Seems like FL digi is good for me too.
A little learning curve, but not bad!
GL
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.





--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

I like Digipan works great with my Yaesu ft817nd and the rig blaster plug n play...I would use it on my ft950 if I could figure the menus out...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS



Wayne Dillon wrote:

 

Really excellent downloadable manual too.
Wayne.


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Gm Phil
I agree with wayne
Seems like FL digi is good for me too.
A little learning curve, but not bad!
GL
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.





--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: 7122 Crystal Deal and Cyclone

Tom - NG3V
 

Hi Guys,
 
I can't find a way to communicate directly with Dave, and I am really interested in his new Cyclone 40. 
 
Can you help me get in touch with him or just let me know how I can get on the waiting list for this little fella?
 
73,
 
Tom - NG3V
 
 
4SQRP 640


On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

The 7122 PigRig crystals and sockets are now almost available and can be
purchased at http://www.wa0itp.com/pigrig_7122__crystal_deal.html There is
also a link on http://www.wa0itp.com/pigrig.html You will receive 4 matched
crystals and one SIPP socket strip.

It will take me a few days to begin bagging them, but they're almost ready to
mail. Many thanks to Diz for sorting and matching the crystals. This purpose
of this group buy was to provide pigrig owners a way to check into Wayne's net
and participate in club qso's on 7122. I have more sets than needed so when the
original requestors sets are mailed, I'll announce the remaining qty in case
others would like a set also.

On a different but related note, Dave's new Cyclone 40 sold well at FDIM and
received much interest. Thanks to strong last minute efforts by Dave and Dan,
KB9JLO, we had 21 kits to sell at the club table on vendor and and club nights
(Thurs and Fri). As soon as Dan can catch up and kit more of them, sales will
be opened up and an announcment made on the reflector. If you was Dave's
presentation at Ocon, you know that this is an exciting and innovative design.
It received many oohs and ahhs from expert perusers at FDIM. Look for it to be
availble fpor general sales in a few weeks. The Cyclone tunes the whole 125 kc
segment of the 40M band, covering the lower QRP freq and DX watering holes, as
well as 7122 for club activities.

Good stuff going on at Four State, stay tuned ...
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Wayne Dillon
 

Really excellent downloadable manual too.
Wayne.


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
 

Gm Phil
I agree with wayne
Seems like FL digi is good for me too.
A little learning curve, but not bad!
GL
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.





--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Phil
I agree with wayne
Seems like FL digi is good for me too.
A little learning curve, but not bad!
GL
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.



Re: WX

Wayne Dillon
 

Sunny and 76 here in the SE corner of KS
72/3 es God Bless all, have a grand weekend
Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

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




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: digital modes, such as PSK

Wayne Dillon
 

I.m using DigiPan or FLdigi, both are excellent. I like FLdigi because it makes available a 1KHz tone on 1 channel which can "decoded" and used to operate the PTT.
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155C
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: WX

Donald Kelly
 

It sunny and about 75F in OKC. Still drying out. Severe WX returning next week.

 

I still can’t get to my brother’s house in Moore, OK without a long walk or bike ride.

 

I could probably get there but I don’t want to add to the thousands of thoughtless sightseers causing problems.

 

Hope everyone has a safe weekend.

 

I actually have most of the weekend free for radio stuff!

 

73 K5UOS

 

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of WA0ITP
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:51 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] WX

 

 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

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


Re: WX

kb4qqj
 

Hate that. Perfect day for portable ops in NC today. Clear Blue sky, 72 light wind. I plan to make the best of it before the summer gets here...LOL
 
Keep your Powd..uhh....rigs dry,
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 5/25/2013 9:50:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wa0itp@... writes:
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

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


digital modes, such as PSK

Phil Anderson
 

Chuck etal...  While I'm concentrating on CW and playing a bit with QRQ... I'm thinking it might be fun to get back into
the digital modes, RTTY, PSK, etc too.

What is the main software program most are using? I'm running system 7 on an OPTIPLEX 7010 DELL but could reconfigure my older computer, an XPS-420 DELL specifically for the ham station. Neither computer has a serial port (but guessing that is old hat....been many years since I've been on a digital mode) but have many extra USBs. 72 Uncle Phil, W0XI.


Re: WX

Phil Anderson
 

We need a bit of rain this way Terry......send us a gentle inch or so.

Uncle Phil in Lawrence, KS. 72!


Re: WX

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Just cloudy here, WX man says "chance of a shower later today"
Stay dry, Terry
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

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



Re: Pig Rig #130

cornhusker
 

I had the same problem with mine...check the center tapped winding on T1...Have fun!
73 de K0NEB

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
Ge Dick
Get the last close up picture of T1 on your computer screen and look at it real close.
The bottom of it in the picture is what is real important.
The wire in the middle is the center tap where they are twisted together.
The wire to the left side goes over and the other side goes under ( right side) 
That is hard to see in the picture.
I will look and see if I have one that Diz sent me. Call me tomorrow if you need to I will be home.

Good luck
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


WX

WA0ITP
 

Raining cats and dogs here this morning. An inch in the last 20 minutes, its a
real toad strangler. It's safe to say the drought is over in SEIA.

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


Re: Pig Rig #130

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dick
Get the last close up picture of T1 on your computer screen and look at it real close.
The bottom of it in the picture is what is real important.
The wire in the middle is the center tap where they are twisted together.
The wire to the left side goes over and the other side goes under ( right side) 
That is hard to see in the picture.
I will look and see if I have one that Diz sent me. Call me tomorrow if you need to I will be home.

Good luck
72
Johnny AC0BQ



On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 

Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

no RF power, only 10V otherwise, looks like T1 2 turn winding might be the problem.
Tnx Johnny for your suggestion. Dick, N0TGR

From: Johnny Matlock
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
Do you have any power at all Dick?
Johnny AC0BQOn Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 
Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Virgil R. Hammond <n0tgr@...>
 

Looks like T1 2 turn might be the problem Terry, I'll have to remove the board and go after it.
Tnx for your help. Dick, N0TGR

From: WA0ITP
To: 4sqrp@...; Virgil R. Hammond
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130
 
GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.
----------------------------------I love this radio stuff !72   WAØITPhttp://www.wa0itp.com/http://www.4sqrp.com/
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

WA0ITP
 

GA Dick,
 
The first thing to to double check is T1.  The center tapped secondary winding has to be wound exactly like the picture in the instructions.  http://kitsandparts.com/fpra-7030.7.php   Don't ask me how I know :o)
 
If that's ok then check the windings on T3.  Chances are you'll find the problem on one of those two transformers. 
 
Does it receive ok? Hook it up to an antenna and peak C16 and C34.  If it doesnt act properly, the windings on T2 are the most likely culprit. 
 
Before doing much trouble shooting, I'd put a 1A or so diode in the plus lead of the power supply for reverse voltage protection. It so easy to hook it up wrong (unless you're a polarized plug) while concentrating on finding problems. A half volt drop won't make any real difference in output power, and certainly no difference in the received signal on the other end of a QSO. If you need one let me know, I'd be happy to mail some to you.  My pig only puts out 3W (actually a little less) and it's plenty.
 
Good luck and hope this helps.

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:02 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig Rig #130

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr


Re: Pig Rig #130

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Do you have any power at all Dick?
Johnny AC0BQ


On Friday, May 24, 2013, Virgil R. Hammond wrote:
 

Finished assembly and started checkout.
Keyer working OK. 
Problem:  no 1 watt on trans. driver alignment. C31 adj.
Any suggestions?
Dick, n0tgr