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Multi-Freq Pig Rig

Casey
 

While using a switch is pretty much out, has anyone given thought to adding an IC Socket and mounting the Rocks on a DIP Plug (or header)? Then it should be quick and easy to change frequency. And it they were plugged in backwards, it would not matter. Or go to a 16 pin DIP, with one side for the 7.031 Xtals and the other side for 7122, just reverse the plug to change freq. Just a thought.

73 de Keith ~ KC9IH ~ in Northern IL

~ ex-WD9GKA ~ ex-WB9HCL ~ ex-K9UCF
10-X 38221, SKCC 9396, NAQCC 6165,
QRP ARCI 5435, Flying Pigs 2926,
GORC 414, MI QRP 1163, 4SQRP


Pig rig 192

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Pig rig 192 all inventoried with no missing parts; great board with this kit Diz. Now back to work on the K1...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

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Re: antenna issue found

Nick-WA5BDU
 

My antenna wires touch tree limbs all the time.  That shouldn't cause you any problems.

72,

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/10/2013 7:20 PM, Dg Arnholt wrote:
 
kinda thought it was that. still the kenwood shuting down is a mystery..i didnt think it had swr shut down.. hope the finals are ok. 
oh yeah the antenna problem simple :) wire touching a tree..gonna get a rope and pull it off and in the future get some help to move the antenna leg. i would cut the tree but this is rental property







Pig Rig

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

Thank you Diz Pig Rig #192 is on my work bench today...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

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Re: Only 13 days left to Pre-Register for OzarkCon

W0IIT
 

Terry,

After getting this note I went over to pre-register Patsy and myself. I forget how we have done this in the past. As I recall the club covers out registration and the motel for two nights and all we are out of pocket on is the banquet and any extra days we stay at the motel. Is this right?

cu, Bart


Re: Flying Pig

Todd K7TFC
 

You can use 1/4 watt resistors (plenty of 4k7 at Radio Shack) if you can get the slightly-thicker leads through the pcb holes. You may also have to stand the resistor up.

Regarding T2, I think when each leg of the twisted-and-soldered pair goes through its own hole and back out the other hole--that counts as two "turns." In core-winding terms, every time a wire passes through a hole is a "turn." It doesn't have to wrap *around* the core to be a counted as a "turn." That's why I'm putting "turn" in quotes here. To be a bit clearer, take a toroid and just stick a straight wire through it . . . that's one "turn." Goofy, but conventional (as many conventions are).

Since Diz indicated a "turn" on these binocular cores is going through both holes, there's the *one* when you first insert the two legs, and then when you run each leg through the opposite hole (back to the twisted side), that's turn number *2*. According to the instructions, then, with 2 "turns" already on the core, you do that 6 more times.

 73,

Todd
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On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM, Graham <grahambloor@...> wrote:
 

Hi started my build on Sunday (10th) but ran into a snag , R2.3.16.26
: 4k7 ohm are missing ! and I have'nt any 1/8w res. in my junk box. And regarding T2 I thought 1 Turn plus 6 more makes not 7 not 8?
regards Graham G3UD 151



Only 13 days left to Pre-Register for OzarkCon

WA0ITP
 

There are only 13 days left to Pre-Register for OzarkCon 2013.

Don't miss out on the Midwest's premier QRP Conference. Register now
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long time on the air friends.

Hope to see you in Branson on April 5 and 6.
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Hunt in the 40 acre woods!

Dale Putnam
 

The 40 acre hunt with NK6A and N0UR, Don and Jim, as Foxii will begin Tueday evening (local time) at the same local time as always..
so set your zulu  alarm clock to wake the zulu folks at 0100. That way they won't be late (r).   ;-)  
 
Good Luck to each and every one of us hounds.. and of course to the two FOXii...
 

May the Props be EVER in  YOUR favor!! 
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Come on warm wx I wanna try one of these 
Thanks Bert


On Monday, March 11, 2013, Robert wrote:
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net

<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Flying Pig

Graham
 

Hi started my build on Sunday (10th) but ran into a snag , R2.3.16.26
: 4k7 ohm are missing ! and I have'nt any 1/8w res. in my junk box. And regarding T2 I thought 1 Turn plus 6 more makes not 7 not 8?
regards Graham G3UD 151


Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

Walter - K5EST
 

GM Terry, my horiz loop is 20 ft high, and the reflector loop
is the same length 140 ft closed wire loop. The reflector
loop is just placed under the horiz loop. You can put an
air variable capacitor in the closed loop to do a fine
tuning, but unless you build a remote unit, I would say
just enjoy the simple wire antenna world.

You can also steer the super gain dipole by putting the
reflectors on the ground at the opposite side of the
dipole you want to direct the signal. Its a very inexpensive
great performing antenna. Just be aware the 50 ohm
is gone when the antennas get close to the ground.

73....Walter - K5EST



On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 8:33 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 



GM Walter,  is your reflector a loop also?  How high do you place the driven loop?
 
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72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Perfect pig rig accessory

The super gain works great! St Louis QRP has used one for years at field day.

Myself, I use a horizontal loop at low elevation. Adding a reflector laying on the ground will really make a difference.

73....Walter . K5EST

On Mar 11, 2013 6:09 AM, "Robert" <e1dslr@...> wrote:
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net

<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>



Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

WA0ITP
 


GM Walter,  is your reflector a loop also?  How high do you place the driven loop?
 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Perfect pig rig accessory

The super gain works great! St Louis QRP has used one for years at field day.

Myself, I use a horizontal loop at low elevation. Adding a reflector laying on the ground will really make a difference.

73....Walter . K5EST

On Mar 11, 2013 6:09 AM, "Robert" <e1dslr@...> wrote:
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net

<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

Walter - K5EST
 

The super gain works great! St Louis QRP has used one for years at field day.

Myself, I use a horizontal loop at low elevation. Adding a reflector laying on the ground will really make a difference.

73....Walter . K5EST

On Mar 11, 2013 6:09 AM, "Robert" <e1dslr@...> wrote:
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net

<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Re: Perfect pig rig accessory

WA0ITP
 

I've worked Dave, NF�R on his Super-Gain. It seemed to work well on this end.
Joe, W�MQY has spearminted with it also.

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72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
www.qrpspots.com

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From: "Robert" <e1dslr@gmail.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 6:09 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Perfect pig rig accessory


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Perfect pig rig accessory

Robert
 

This antenna might be a good thing, for a 4sqrp net


<http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html>


Re: dual freq mod

Chuck Carpenter
 

Folks,

The dual crystal switch was used in a DC40 which uses only one frequency determining crystal. I did another one that switched 5 crystals and included a variable as a simple VXO.

Easy to do with only one crystal to switch. A little more difficult with two crystals as in the Rock-Mites. And not practical in rigs like the pig rig with 3 filter crystals on about the same frequency as TX/RX.



Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: dual freq mod

John Lonigro
 

The dual frequency mod is cool, but WON'T work with the Pigrig, unless you want to switch in/out 4 crystals at a time.

72,

John AA0VE

On 03/10/2013 06:08 PM, Todd F. Carney / K7TFC wrote:
 

Thanks, John. Very cool. I'll bet something similar could be done with a rotary switch and several xtals (within the same portion of a band, at least).


73,

Todd
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On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM, John Hall <ka0kuy@...> wrote:
 
For those interested. I found this, http://www.qrpkits.com/files/DualXtalSwInfo.pdf at Hendricks QRP Kits.

73 John, KA0KUY



antenna issue found

Dg Arnholt <dgarnholt@...>
 

kinda thought it was that. still the kenwood shuting down is a mystery..i didnt think it had swr shut down.. hope the finals are ok. 
oh yeah the antenna problem simple :) wire touching a tree..gonna get a rope and pull it off and in the future get some help to move the antenna leg. i would cut the tree but this is rental property


Re: PIG RIG 104 is alive!

Scotty Long <nu0s@...>
 

No joy here in Nebraska I've been listening while building the K1 today.  Hope to see the pig rig in the mail soon oink oink...

72/73/Scotty/NUØS

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Jim Kortge wrote:

 

On 3/10/2013 3:08 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
> Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
> It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
> Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
> Thanks
> 72
> Johnny AC0BQ

Sorry I missed hearing you guys. I've had the SS-40 tuned to 7.0307
for the past several days listening for piggy activity. The only pig
rig that I've heard is George, W2BPI. He has been very solid here in
Fenton, normally S5 to S7.

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Re: PIG RIG 104 is alive!

Jim Kortge
 

On 3/10/2013 3:08 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Pig Rig #104 came to life today!
It has officially been broke in with by a Qso with Terry WA0ITP.
Hope to have it in a proper Pig Pen soon!
Thanks
72
Johnny AC0BQ
Sorry I missed hearing you guys. I've had the SS-40 tuned to 7.0307 for the past several days listening for piggy activity. The only pig rig that I've heard is George, W2BPI. He has been very solid here in Fenton, normally S5 to S7.

72,

Jim, K8IQY