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Nouveau 75 user report

w9ran <w9ran@...>
 

Just wish I'd recorded the comments this morning after I checked into the Midwest Classic Radio Net using the Nouveau 75.  After I said I was QRP and described the rig the net control asked for signal reports and there had to be a dozen from 100 to 300 miles distant, ranging from "Solid S8"  to "30 over nine".   OK some S-meters are generous ;-)

But the real point is that 3 watts of well-modulated AM carrier is enough to be heard over substantial distances, given a clear frequency and decent antenna.   I've never been one for the long-winded AM old buzzard QSO but enjoy checking into nets where it is easy to tack "QRP" onto your call - many net controls will give priority to QRP stations.  And when your turn comes, you've got a clear channel.    I use a full size 80 meter dipole fed with ladder line and a matchbox,  but any resonant or efficiently tuned antenna will make the most of the power you have.     The effort Dave put into designing a modulator that provides the same PEP capability as an AM plate modulated signal certainly helps as well.

With a good antenna and clear frequency, I think the Nouveau 75 will be heard by every station you can hear!

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

WA0ITP
 

I finally have given up and filed a bug report in Bugzilla. It was copied to 13 people, hope they can come up with a fix. When and if they do, I'll post it here.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/4/2020 10:30 AM, WA0ITP wrote:

Jeff, Bob and all,

Rebuilding the .msf index file didnt fix the issue. Its still the same, I have to repair the file in order to see the mssgs I've read and left in the folder for storage.  I'm hoping that downloading a new version of Thunderbird will fix that.

Suggestions are welcome, TIA
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 8:50 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
FB Bob, Will do.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 5:24 PM, Bob - K2KI wrote:
I have been having the same issue after the last Thunderbird Update. I tried rebuilding the global index this evening but things are still a little "whacked" (technical term). I am missing a few context menu entries such as "Mark All As Read" when right clicking on a folder. I am all folder driven for every service or list I subscribe to!

I hope this goes away after some patch. Let me know if you find a resolution and I will do the same!

Take care...
-- 
73/72 . .
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
FP #4214
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 1/3/2020 1:24 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix? 
TIA for any info.

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





Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

WA0ITP
 

Jeff, Bob and all,

Rebuilding the .msf index file didnt fix the issue. Its still the same, I have to repair the file in order to see the mssgs I've read and left in the folder for storage.  I'm hoping that downloading a new version of Thunderbird will fix that.

Suggestions are welcome, TIA
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 8:50 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

FB Bob, Will do.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 5:24 PM, Bob - K2KI wrote:
I have been having the same issue after the last Thunderbird Update. I tried rebuilding the global index this evening but things are still a little "whacked" (technical term). I am missing a few context menu entries such as "Mark All As Read" when right clicking on a folder. I am all folder driven for every service or list I subscribe to!

I hope this goes away after some patch. Let me know if you find a resolution and I will do the same!

Take care...
-- 
73/72 . .
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
FP #4214
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 1/3/2020 1:24 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix? 
TIA for any info.

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




Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

WA0ITP
 

FB Bob, Will do.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 5:24 PM, Bob - K2KI wrote:

I have been having the same issue after the last Thunderbird Update. I tried rebuilding the global index this evening but things are still a little "whacked" (technical term). I am missing a few context menu entries such as "Mark All As Read" when right clicking on a folder. I am all folder driven for every service or list I subscribe to!

I hope this goes away after some patch. Let me know if you find a resolution and I will do the same!

Take care...
-- 
73/72 . .
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
FP #4214
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 1/3/2020 1:24 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix? 
TIA for any info.

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



Re: Ozarkon dates?

Jim
 

On Fri, 3 Jan 2020 05:25:37 -0500
"David Wilcox via Groups.Io" <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Anyone have the dates of Ozarcon?

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad
It's April 3-4, and overlaps the MO QSO Party, which is April 4-5.

--
72, Jim KK0U


Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

Bob - K2KI
 

I have been having the same issue after the last Thunderbird Update. I tried rebuilding the global index this evening but things are still a little "whacked" (technical term). I am missing a few context menu entries such as "Mark All As Read" when right clicking on a folder. I am all folder driven for every service or list I subscribe to!

I hope this goes away after some patch. Let me know if you find a resolution and I will do the same!

Take care...
-- 
73/72 . .
Bob de k2ki
k2ki@...
k2ki.bb@... (Goes to my cell)
FP #4214
SKCC #12195
NAQCC #2337
On 1/3/2020 1:24 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix? 
TIA for any info.

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


Ozark Patrol

Jerome Wysocki
 

Had a great experience helping my grandson build this kit. It works, but the regeneration is somewhat unstable, more so than I am used to experiencing. (I have built and experimented with several regenerative radios, got them working satisfactorily, so I am familiar with their usual behaviors.) Here's what I tried to improve its performance and the results I obtained.
1. Replaced the antenna gimmick capacitor with an adjustable trimmer capacitor. This helped somewhat and was a notable improvement.
2. Increased battery voltage from 9 to 15 volts. Same as 1., above. Much louder audio in the speaker.
3. Tried reducing the regenerative feedback coupling loop through the center of the torroid coil, by moving the one turn wire as far from the coil as I could. Again, same as 1., above.
4. Substituted a 2N2222 for Q1. No change, one way or the other.
These changes all helped, but not as well as I had hoped. The set receives cw and ssb very well on 80 meters, but is very unstable on the entire higher band. 
Turning to the Internet for answers, others have noted that in regen receivers with bipolar transistor types, such as this one, instability issues are noted because the transistor detector has too much gain. Others noted that FET type transistors are much, much more stable as a detector, with the regeneration functioning much smoother and predictable.
So, at least the Ozark Patrol makes a fine receiver for QRP cw, but only on 80 meters, and not 40 meters,at all.
Has anyone remedied similar problems? Would an FET rather than a bipolar transistor work better as a detector in this receiver? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
... Jerry Wysocki, KC9JXE


Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

WA0ITP
 

Thanks Jeff I'll give it a try.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 1/3/2020 12:31 PM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII wrote:

You might try repairing the whole Gloda database. See:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/rebuilding-global-database

Then see if the problem persists.



On Jan 3, 2020, at 12:24 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix?
TIA for any info.





Re: Thunderbird .msf file problem

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

You might try repairing the whole Gloda database. See:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/rebuilding-global-database

Then see if the problem persists.

On Jan 3, 2020, at 12:24 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@4sqrp.com> wrote:

I'm having trouble with Thunderbird. See mssg below. I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder. Has anyone else experienced this weirdness? If so did you find a fix?
TIA for any info.
--
Jeff N0̷MII


Thunderbird .msf file problem

WA0ITP
 

I'm having trouble with Thunderbird.  See mssg below.  I get this message on every folder and have to go thru the routine of repairing the folder in order to see the messages in that folder.  Has anyone else experienced this weirdness?  If so did you find a fix? 
TIA for any info.

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


Re: Ozarkon dates?

davemrtn
 

It is listed on the OzarkCon webpage.


David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Psalms 111:10
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
Neither Time nor Energy can be Recycled or Reused, don't waste either.

On 1/3/2020 4:25 AM, David Wilcox via Groups.Io wrote:
Anyone have the dates of Ozarcon?

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad




Re: Ozarkon dates?

Tim N9PUZ
 

Yes. They are at the bottom of every email sent by the list. April 3-4.


On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 4:25 AM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Anyone have the dates of Ozarcon?

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad




Ozarkon dates?

David Wilcox
 

Anyone have the dates of Ozarcon?

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad


Re: Paul Smith N0NBD SK

bleepingbeep
 

So sorry to hear this.  He was a very kind gentleman, as I learned during several email communications.

Jerry AA6KI
Tucson


Re: Cricket 40

John Lonigro
 

Frank:

I powered my KX3 this morning first with an Astron linear supply.  I turned off the AGC, set the radio to 7040 kHz, and cranked up the audio gain to max.  There was no antenna on the radio, so all I heard was background noise.  Personally, the hum from the Astron sitting a foot away was about as loud as the noise coming from the radio.  Next, I removed the Astron supply and attached my 18 volt string trimmer battery running a buck converter that I bought online.  The voltage was set to 13.2 volts.  I can't remember where I bought the converter or what brand it is.  If you'd like, I can look at the converter PCB and see if there are any identifiable markings on it.  I think I paid $3 or $4 for it when I bought it a couple of years ago.  Anyway, I honestly couldn't tell any difference in noise level when using the two different supplies.  I'm sure if you put a scope on it, you could see a difference.  According to that informative video we were pointed to a few days ago, the noise gets worse as the load increases.  The KX3 current drain on receive isn't very much but I suspect it's a whole lot more than that of a Cricket 40.  Otherwise you couldn't power it long with a 9 volt battery.  Furthermore, I suspect a Cricket 40 on transmit doesn't draw much more current than the KX3 on receive does.  So without having a Cricket 40 (or an antenna), I would think you'd be OK.  You aren't risking much money in either case, about the price of a high quality 9 volt battery.

I hope this data point helps.  If you need further information, let me know.

72,

John, AA0VE


On 1/2/20 5:40 AM, John Lonigro via Groups.Io wrote:
Frank: 
I don’t have a cricket. I will try to do a comparison using my kx3 later this morning and will let you know. I don’t have an antenna put up right now though. 
John AA0VE




On Jan 1, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:


Hi John,
Just curious if there is any noise radiation from the buck as compared to a linear voltage regulator.
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 9:57 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Buck converter tutorial, YouTube ...
https://youtu.be/CEhBN5_fO5o

Don - W6BOW


On Jan 1, 2020, at 10:04 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

You can purchase a "buck converter" for very few dollars from multiple sources.  It will convert 12 volts to whatever voltage you need.  I don't know about shipping charges, but the converter itself costs on the order of the price of a name brand 9 volt battery.  I use one to convert an 18 volt Li-ion battery for my string trimmer to 12 volts for my QRP rigs.  I don't need my string trimmer more than a few months each year.  The converter, which easily fits in an "altoids" or similar box, makes the battery useful all year long.  And it seems like a pretty clean voltage too. 

72, Happy New Year, and don't forget the Second Sunday Sprint coming up in about 11 days,

John, AA0VE

On 1/1/20 8:54 AM, Viktors Miske wrote:
I came across this the other day. Might help.
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/message/15983?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,And+a+Cricket+can,20,2,40,7587611



Re: Cricket 40

John Lonigro
 

Frank: 
I don’t have a cricket. I will try to do a comparison using my kx3 later this morning and will let you know. I don’t have an antenna put up right now though. 
John AA0VE




On Jan 1, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:


Hi John,
Just curious if there is any noise radiation from the buck as compared to a linear voltage regulator.
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 9:57 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Buck converter tutorial, YouTube ...
https://youtu.be/CEhBN5_fO5o

Don - W6BOW


On Jan 1, 2020, at 10:04 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

You can purchase a "buck converter" for very few dollars from multiple sources.  It will convert 12 volts to whatever voltage you need.  I don't know about shipping charges, but the converter itself costs on the order of the price of a name brand 9 volt battery.  I use one to convert an 18 volt Li-ion battery for my string trimmer to 12 volts for my QRP rigs.  I don't need my string trimmer more than a few months each year.  The converter, which easily fits in an "altoids" or similar box, makes the battery useful all year long.  And it seems like a pretty clean voltage too. 

72, Happy New Year, and don't forget the Second Sunday Sprint coming up in about 11 days,

John, AA0VE

On 1/1/20 8:54 AM, Viktors Miske wrote:
I came across this the other day. Might help.
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/message/15983?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,And+a+Cricket+can,20,2,40,7587611


Delta Mike Romeo net

Robert
 

Good evening, we had a good net tonight talking about straight key night, and remembering Paul N0NBD.

tonight's check ins

N0TGR DICK
KU5M JOE
AB0AH LARRY
N9EGT WAYNE
WG5F ED
K9MDL BILL
N4KV JOHN
KD4OBQ PAT
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WW9H JIM
N0SO MIKE

73'S
Bert
N0YJ


Re: Cricket 40

Frank Perkins
 

Hi John,
Just curious if there is any noise radiation from the buck as compared to a linear voltage regulator.
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 9:57 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Buck converter tutorial, YouTube ...
https://youtu.be/CEhBN5_fO5o

Don - W6BOW


On Jan 1, 2020, at 10:04 AM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

You can purchase a "buck converter" for very few dollars from multiple sources.  It will convert 12 volts to whatever voltage you need.  I don't know about shipping charges, but the converter itself costs on the order of the price of a name brand 9 volt battery.  I use one to convert an 18 volt Li-ion battery for my string trimmer to 12 volts for my QRP rigs.  I don't need my string trimmer more than a few months each year.  The converter, which easily fits in an "altoids" or similar box, makes the battery useful all year long.  And it seems like a pretty clean voltage too. 

72, Happy New Year, and don't forget the Second Sunday Sprint coming up in about 11 days,

John, AA0VE

On 1/1/20 8:54 AM, Viktors Miske wrote:
I came across this the other day. Might help.
https://4sqrp.groups.io/g/main/message/15983?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,And+a+Cricket+can,20,2,40,7587611


Re: 40 and 80 meter Net Reports

Paul Goemans
 

Happy New Year!
  I heard nada on 40 meters. I heard a hint of KK5IB on 80, that was it.
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 
 

From: Johnny Matlock
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 9:16 PM
To: 4sqrpio
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 and 80 meter Net Reports
 
Ge group
Slim pickings tonight.
 
40 meters
NIL
 
80 meters
KK5IB
N4MJ
N0YJ
 
Thanks for everyone that got in.
72
HNY
Johnny AC0BQ
 
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40 and 80 meter Net Reports

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
Slim pickings tonight.

40 meters 
NIL

80 meters 
KK5IB
N4MJ
N0YJ

Thanks for everyone that got in.
72
HNY
Johnny AC0BQ 

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