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Re: 80m tonight

w2sh@...
 

Plenty of QRN here also. But on 80m I worked Paul WA9PWP close to the net's start time.  I was 559, he was 579, but I've got about an hour more darkness than Paul.

On 40m I was the first QNI with NØYJ, tonight's NCS.  I didn't hear any other QNIs thereafter. Guess the band was too long for the 4S heart land stations.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 21:43
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 80m tonight
 
FWIW - worked WN0WWY on 3.564 @ 0236Z.  Sig was weak and covered by QRN, QSB, and even at one time by QRM (tuner-upper).
Dale's sigs were 229 at best.

heard a station on 40m and I believe he was in QSO with Chas, W2SH.  If it was Chas his sigs were about like Dale's.

Bands continue to be awful at best.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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Re: 40 meter net

Paul Goemans
 

I didn’t hear anyone here. After about 7 minutes I called CQ which didn’t raise anyone either!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Robert
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 8:26 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 meter net
 
Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks
 
W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC
 
72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 meter net

n4mj
 

OK. Tnx for confirming that was Chas I heard on 40 tonight.  Also, I did get part of a WA4 call - WA4G.  Couldn't get the IR though.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 08:26:32 PM CST, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:


Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks

W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


80m tonight

n4mj
 

FWIW - worked WN0WWY on 3.564 @ 0236Z.  Sig was weak and covered by QRN, QSB, and even at one time by QRM (tuner-upper).
Dale's sigs were 229 at best.

heard a station on 40m and I believe he was in QSO with Chas, W2SH.  If it was Chas his sigs were about like Dale's.

Bands continue to be awful at best.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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40 meter net

Robert
 

Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks

W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 #cal-notice

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
I’m running late for the 80 
Meter Net.
Go ahead and call CQ 4 state, see who is out there listening.
Cu all next week
73
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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.

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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Donald Sanders
 

0209 UTC- WQ5RP is a 319 here is S. Florida. Too bad the band is long I guess.
Dr. Don W4BWS

God Bless All

Ham Radio does not make the world go round.
Ham Radio is what makes the ride worthwhile.


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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.


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 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.


W6SFM Bug Roundup Event is coming soon! Save the Date

SFMARC W6SFM
 

Announcing W6SFM's BUG ROUNDUP

The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. However, there is a very easy and quick registration form found at https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/. Once you've optionally registered for the event simply Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.  So lets grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly! We want to hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist on-the-air.

Reserve the date! The event begins on Friday November 15th (00:00 UTC) and concludes Sunday November 17th (00:00 UTC)
That's 4:00 PM Friday evening until  4 PM Pacific Time (LOCAL)

For more information, to register your station, and to help assist in spotting, potentially increasing QSOs, an On-line chat window link can be found near the bottom of Bug Roundup home page located at  https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/  We hope to hear you all on the air! 73,

W6SFM     


Re: nouveau 75 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

Excellent work.  I'll make the modification on my rig also, to confirm no bad second-order effects.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Group
We have a change in NCS for the 40 
Meter net tonight.

Bert N0YJ will call the 40 meter Net at 
8:00 pm central Standard time.

I hope to be home in time for the 80 meter net at 8:30, tonight is my monthly civic duty with out rural water group.

72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 8:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 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.

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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 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: Freq-Mite

Joe Street
 

Or if the production is stopped is there any chance to get the code so that a person could burn thier own chip?  Even a hex file would be a blessing for anyone who has a failure or wants to press on with an old design.  I found a bare board for the venerable NC2030 that requires the freq-mite for example. I went looking for this but came up empty too.

Joe ve3vxo


On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 3:25 PM KB1AQA <droches@...> wrote:
I understand production has stopped for the Freq-Mite. Is it possible that someone has a spair for sale or information on finding one?
Thanks.
Matt.


Freq-Mite

KB1AQA
 

I understand production has stopped for the Freq-Mite. Is it possible that someone has a spair for sale or information on finding one?
Thanks.
Matt.


Re: nouveau 75 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

W9GY <jeffw9gy@...>
 

I've made some progress on Q11 overheating, and 'crud' in the modulation on this unit.  Various bypass capacitors on Q11 seemed to help, but I didn't think that the FET was cool enough and the envelope didn't seem as clean as it should be.  So I decided to take a look at why the device was running with so much current.  To make a long story short, I paralleled R43 with a 470 ohm resistor. This lowered the drive to Q12 and thus reduced the excessive current through Q11.  Now the transistor runs cool.  There appears to still be sufficient modulation capability in both directions, and the spurious signals now appear to be gone.
--
Jeff W9GY Calumet, Mi (UP)


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 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 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

W9GY <jeffw9gy@...>
 

I bypassed the gate of Q11 with a 1 MFD electrolytic as suggested by Bob, W9RAN.  I now get  modulation envelope above and below the unmodulated carrier, which is what I would expect.  However, the device is still running too hot.  More later...
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Jeff W9GY Calumet, Mi (UP)


Re: nouveau 75 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

Bob, that seems like a good insight.  I have a suspicion that there may be an underlying cause, possibly a manufacturing issue causing the small SMT transistors to leak.  My operating theory is that there may be some solder paste under the SMT parts that is allowing some current leakage.  This would cause Q12 and Q11 to be turned on simultaneously, resulting in the high dissipation you observed, and may cause the oscillations you are seeing.  I'm going to do some checking to see what I can find.


Re: Nouveau 75 power output

Charles W. Powell
 

That seems to be about what mine puts out, but it made a perfectly fine AM contact with it the other day with it. Remember, that’s less than 3 dB down from the advertised level and it doesn’t make that much difference in your transmitted signal. The receiver doesn’t seem to be wildly sensitive, but I think if it were I think it would overload. I set my modulation by the LED activity, with it flashing only on peaks. WTWW (5085) sounds great, as does the net that meets on 3885. I don’t think I will mess with mine. The enemy of good is better!

73,

Charles - NK8O

On Nov 2, 2019, at 1:29 PM, w9ran <w9ran@...> wrote:

Now that I've got my modulator settled down I'm wondering what others are seeing for RF power output?

With a 13.5VDC supply I get 2.8 watts resting carrier and right at 11 watts PEP on voice peaks with 100% modulation. That was good enough to be heard around the midwest this morning on the Midwest Classic Radio Net, but it's about half of what the Nouveau 75 specification says it should be.

Some comparisons will help determine whether my modulator is still not working right, thanks.

73, Bob W9RAN