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FT8 and BJ for sale

David Wilcox
 

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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.

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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 ..............

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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!
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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
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Lee, W9HIF
The station of the Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Ham Radio long, long ago.


Re: How much TX Power allowed into a MagicBox T/R Switch?

Hidehiko Komachi - JA9MAT
 

Thanks Johnny and Jim.

OK 10W is borderline of safety.

I will try with very carefully.

73,ja9mat Hidehiko. 


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Re: Murania You Tube Video

Gwen Patton
 

Actually...infotainment IS in the dictionary.


Gwen, NG3P 


On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 2:10 PM Jim Kortge <jim.k8iqy@...> wrote:
All,

GM might argue the point.  From their website: <https://my.gmc.com/how-to-support/entertainment-connections/displays-radio/infotainment-system>

My son has worked for the infotainment group for the past 20+ years!

72,

Jim, K8IQY


On 11/10/2019 2:00 PM, Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io wrote:

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.



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Re: Murania You Tube Video

Jim Kortge
 

All,

GM might argue the point.  From their website: <https://my.gmc.com/how-to-support/entertainment-connections/displays-radio/infotainment-system>

My son has worked for the infotainment group for the past 20+ years!

72,

Jim, K8IQY


On 11/10/2019 2:00 PM, Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io wrote:

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.


Re: Murania You Tube Video

Leland Lannoye
 

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.


Murania You Tube Video

WA0ITP
 

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


Re: How much TX Power allowed into a MagicBox T/R Switch?

Jim Kortge
 



On 11/10/2019 2:11 AM, qrper72@... wrote:

Hello,

I'd like to use a tube transmitter with an old tube professional receiver.
Well I want to switch T/R smoothly with using my MagicBox. I wonder how much power is allowed. Someone says that the maximum input power is 10W and the other one says 5W. Is there specification?

ja9mat Hidehiko.

Greetings Hidehiko San,

The MagicBox can handle 10 watts safely, but not a lot more.  I've never tested it above 10 watts, so don't know at what power level the smoke starts to come out of it!  :-)

Have fun with your tube gear.

72/73,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

Johnny AC0BQ
 

The mods are listed in the Miranda Sub group.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:21 AM Johnny Matlock via Groups.Io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gm guys
My audio was quite low until I did the 
Mod that was posted on the group.
It performs a lot better now.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:17 AM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Curt,

I never set my Murania up in the stock format, but rather did the mod to make it into a regenerative receiver.  I don’t find the volume room filling that way, but with the radio nearby it has adequate audio.  Search the forum for the mods to the radio.  Either way, I think the audio volume is somewhat limited.  With the regen mod, the volume range is greatly limited but I’m told it’s louder.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On Nov 9, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Curt M. <WU3URADIO@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi guys, I finished Murania the other day and the speaker the output is really low. I double checked all the the components and everything seems fine. It wasn’t specified if +/- on the speaker had to go on any specific terminals on the secondary of the transformer but I suspect they don’t.

I was expecting that just like with my older transistor radios I would be able to set this on the counter and listen to the baseball games in the summer. I pretty much have to hold the radio within a foot of my head to make it out well. I adjusted the loop for the best sound and my battery is new. I may be able to put a small audio amplifier in the same case but before I do that I wanted to see if this is what everyone else has experienced? It was a fun kit to build but I’m disappointed in the speaker output.  I may not have built it if I knew it was going to be this low.  


Maybe the audio transformer is defective. The manual had me primed for loud audio being that they tell you to set the volume at 50% while testing. Volume at 50% on my radio is nearly impossible to hear. 


Curt M.


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Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm guys
My audio was quite low until I did the 
Mod that was posted on the group.
It performs a lot better now.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:17 AM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Curt,

I never set my Murania up in the stock format, but rather did the mod to make it into a regenerative receiver.  I don’t find the volume room filling that way, but with the radio nearby it has adequate audio.  Search the forum for the mods to the radio.  Either way, I think the audio volume is somewhat limited.  With the regen mod, the volume range is greatly limited but I’m told it’s louder.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On Nov 9, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Curt M. <WU3URADIO@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi guys, I finished Murania the other day and the speaker the output is really low. I double checked all the the components and everything seems fine. It wasn’t specified if +/- on the speaker had to go on any specific terminals on the secondary of the transformer but I suspect they don’t.

I was expecting that just like with my older transistor radios I would be able to set this on the counter and listen to the baseball games in the summer. I pretty much have to hold the radio within a foot of my head to make it out well. I adjusted the loop for the best sound and my battery is new. I may be able to put a small audio amplifier in the same case but before I do that I wanted to see if this is what everyone else has experienced? It was a fun kit to build but I’m disappointed in the speaker output.  I may not have built it if I knew it was going to be this low.  


Maybe the audio transformer is defective. The manual had me primed for loud audio being that they tell you to set the volume at 50% while testing. Volume at 50% on my radio is nearly impossible to hear. 


Curt M.


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Re: Murania Radio Low Audio Outout

Charles W. Powell
 

Curt,

I never set my Murania up in the stock format, but rather did the mod to make it into a regenerative receiver.  I don’t find the volume room filling that way, but with the radio nearby it has adequate audio.  Search the forum for the mods to the radio.  Either way, I think the audio volume is somewhat limited.  With the regen mod, the volume range is greatly limited but I’m told it’s louder.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On Nov 9, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Curt M. <WU3URADIO@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi guys, I finished Murania the other day and the speaker the output is really low. I double checked all the the components and everything seems fine. It wasn’t specified if +/- on the speaker had to go on any specific terminals on the secondary of the transformer but I suspect they don’t.

I was expecting that just like with my older transistor radios I would be able to set this on the counter and listen to the baseball games in the summer. I pretty much have to hold the radio within a foot of my head to make it out well. I adjusted the loop for the best sound and my battery is new. I may be able to put a small audio amplifier in the same case but before I do that I wanted to see if this is what everyone else has experienced? It was a fun kit to build but I’m disappointed in the speaker output.  I may not have built it if I knew it was going to be this low.  


Maybe the audio transformer is defective. The manual had me primed for loud audio being that they tell you to set the volume at 50% while testing. Volume at 50% on my radio is nearly impossible to hear. 


Curt M.



Re: How much TX Power allowed into a MagicBox T/R Switch?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Hide 
Here is a link to the manual.
It’s says 10 watts.
I would be more concerned about the keying voltage of the tube type transmitter that may be too high?
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 7:31 AM <qrper72@...> wrote:

Hello,

I'd like to use a tube transmitter with an old tube professional receiver.
Well I want to switch T/R smoothly with using my MagicBox. I wonder how much power is allowed. Someone says that the maximum input power is 10W and the other one says 5W. Is there specification?

ja9mat Hidehiko.

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Re: Great CW operating article

n4mj
 

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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