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Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Timothy East
 

I’ve got two of the BJs.  One is built and the other (Green panel) is not yet built.  I have purchased and built two souper uppers but have not yet installed either.

Thinking about getting them out and going again.

Tim
K0EMP


On May 8, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Dale Holloway, K4EQ <daleholloway@...> wrote:

I'm with you Peter. The BJ is a fun little radio. I get nostalgic every time I put it on the air and feel like a kid with my Novice ticket. I guess it's being crystal controlled. It's always on my operating desk but I haven't used it for several months. You motivated me to get out the battery and put it on the air. Now if I could just sign de KN8WHB one more time . . . .

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
www.k4eq.net


Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

I'm with you Peter. The BJ is a fun little radio. I get nostalgic every time I put it on the air and feel like a kid with my Novice ticket. I guess it's being crystal controlled. It's always on my operating desk but I haven't used it for several months. You motivated me to get out the battery and put it on the air. Now if I could just sign de KN8WHB one more time . . . .

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
www.k4eq.net


Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Graham J Smith G4NMD
 

Well what a coincidence... I built the one I had lying around today... in honour of VE Day... trst later/ tomorrow

Graham G4NMD


Re: Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

Jess Gypin
 

I got mine out again recently. Gobs if fun. I added a solid state switch for a keyer. Had installed the Soup’r Upper and didn’t really like it. I guess I should sell it to someone who would be able to use it. Still my favorite QRP radio.

Jess AE0CW

On May 8, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Peter AA2VG <Petersdeluca@...> wrote:

My original Bayou Jumper is still going strong. In fact with the addition of some simple peripherals it works better than ever.
I have the basic model without the super upper kit. The only internal modification was the addition of a keyer transistor (TIP42G AFE30) so that I am able to use an external keyer. The other peripherals that made a huge difference were.
1. An old headset (Koss SB.10)  that is able to hear the very low audio frequency which keeps the null between my upper and lower side band very small.
2. Zero beating my crystal tx freq was always difficult as I would need to disconnect the antenna and put my crystal across the antenna port to hear the clicking sweet spot. One day I decided to use my old Whiterook keyer Model MK-60 on straight key mode with a straight key. To my amazement I could hear a loud signal with key down in the receive mode. This loud tone was exactly zero beating my TX frequency revealing both upper and lower side bands. No need to remove the antenna to find the RX dial spot (frequency).
3. The VFO is sensitive with small moves since I don't have the Super Upper fine dial VFO. I have found that if I hear a caller coming back to my CQ adjusting the Regen dial enables my to find a nice listening frequency with only rarely having to adjust the VFO.
4. I run on battery power to an MFJ portable tuner MFJ-971 to a Carolina Windom up 45 feet. 

If your BJ has been collecting dust, perhaps the above suggestions may help. I am still having a blast with mine.
--
Peter S. DeLuca  "Her Majesty's Secret Service" Agent 033
AA2VG


Bayou Jumper, Still lots of fun!

 

My original Bayou Jumper is still going strong. In fact with the addition of some simple peripherals it works better than ever.
I have the basic model without the super upper kit. The only internal modification was the addition of a keyer transistor (TIP42G AFE30) so that I am able to use an external keyer. The other peripherals that made a huge difference were.
1. An old headset (Koss SB.10)  that is able to hear the very low audio frequency which keeps the null between my upper and lower side band very small.
2. Zero beating my crystal tx freq was always difficult as I would need to disconnect the antenna and put my crystal across the antenna port to hear the clicking sweet spot. One day I decided to use my old Whiterook keyer Model MK-60 on straight key mode with a straight key. To my amazement I could hear a loud signal with key down in the receive mode. This loud tone was exactly zero beating my TX frequency revealing both upper and lower side bands. No need to remove the antenna to find the RX dial spot (frequency).
3. The VFO is sensitive with small moves since I don't have the Super Upper fine dial VFO. I have found that if I hear a caller coming back to my CQ adjusting the Regen dial enables my to find a nice listening frequency with only rarely having to adjust the VFO.
4. I run on battery power to an MFJ portable tuner MFJ-971 to a Carolina Windom up 45 feet. 

If your BJ has been collecting dust, perhaps the above suggestions may help. I am still having a blast with mine.
--
Peter S. DeLuca  "Her Majesty's Secret Service" Agent 033
AA2VG


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

GREAT TURN OUT TONIGHT
AC0BQ JOHNNY
KB9JLO DAN
N0TGR DICK
KU5M JOE
WG5F ED
K0EMT BRYAN
KC0PP KEITH
N0MII JEFF
KD5RJZ MIKE
KC0IFQ DENNIS

THANKS TO EVERYONE
73'S
BERT
N0YJ
GOOD EVENING


Re: 40 and 80 meter nets

John - KK4ITX
 

Tried on 40m but QRM from Latin America clobbering me....... not much hope hearing you guys .

72,

John
KK4ITX 
Zephyrhills, Florida 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On May 6, 2020, at 21:56, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Thanks Bert
Nice run on 40.
I just got home.
Cu on the DMR net.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 8:49 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
40 meters
WA9PWP PAUL WI
WB0CFF CARL MN
N4ELM DAVE LA
W5ESE SCOTT TX
KW4JS JOHN TN
N7QR/9 RUSS OH

80 METERS
WA9PWP PAUL
HAD QRM WENT UP 1 TO 3.565 NO MORE TAKERS

72'S
BERT
N0YJ
FILLING IN FOR JOHNNY AC0BQ

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Re: 40 and 80 meter nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Bert
Nice run on 40.
I just got home.
Cu on the DMR net.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 8:49 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
40 meters
WA9PWP PAUL WI
WB0CFF CARL MN
N4ELM DAVE LA
W5ESE SCOTT TX
KW4JS JOHN TN
N7QR/9 RUSS OH

80 METERS
WA9PWP PAUL
HAD QRM WENT UP 1 TO 3.565 NO MORE TAKERS

72'S
BERT
N0YJ
FILLING IN FOR JOHNNY AC0BQ

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40 and 80 meter nets

Robert
 

40 meters
WA9PWP PAUL WI
WB0CFF CARL MN
N4ELM DAVE LA
W5ESE SCOTT TX
KW4JS JOHN TN
N7QR/9 RUSS OH

80 METERS
WA9PWP PAUL
HAD QRM WENT UP 1 TO 3.565 NO MORE TAKERS

72'S
BERT
N0YJ
FILLING IN FOR JOHNNY AC0BQ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/06/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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.

Reserve the date! The event begins on Saturday May 16th (00:00 UTC) and concludes Monday May 18th (00:00 UTC)
That's 5:00 PM Friday evening until Sunday 5 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    
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Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/06/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
I have to attend my monthly civic obligation tonight.

Bert, N0YJ has offered to call the nets.
Same time and place!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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, 05/06/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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

w9ran <w9ran@...>
 

On 5/6/2020 8:55 AM, Rick Tilton WK4R wrote:
I am considering the Nouveau 75  "SOON".  However, I have questions.  Does the kit come with the case?  What mic comes with it? (Tell me NOT an electret?)  Any pros or cons?  I know it is a kit and looks great but all kits have had flaws that I have obtained. Basically Can anyone give me a quick run down before I order. Are they ready to ship now?
Rick,

Yes the case is part of the kit, very slick.   The mic that comes with it is an electret speaker-mic (speaker not implemented) and it sounds fine.  You can mess around implementing external PTT and audio if you must but it is not as simple as you might think due to how these mics are wired.   I use a TRRS extension cord because the right angle plug kept adjusting my transmit gain knob for me.

The biggest flaw was in the receiver AGC which has since been corrected by implementing a daughter board that retrofitted the original PC boards and now I understand new boards have this circuitry on the main board (which is pre-assembled).    A small number of units had modulator problems which have also been corrected, so to my knowledge there's no reason not to buy the Nouveau 75.   You can read about my experience with the early version here: https://tinyurl.com/w5saw83

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Nouveau 75

Tony Scandurra K4QE <k4qe@...>
 

Rick,

Please refer to:


..for answers to all of your questions concerning what is in the kit.

73, Tony K4QE


Nouveau 75

Rick Tilton WK4R <rtilton@...>
 

I am considering the  Nouveau 75  "SOON".  However, I have questions.  Does the kit come with the case?  What mic comes with it? (Tell me NOT an electret?)  Any pros or cons?  I know it is a kit and looks great but all kits have had flaws that I have obtained.  Basically Can anyone give me a quick run down before I order.  Are they ready to ship now? 

73,

Rick WK4R


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/06/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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, 05/06/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central 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.


Ozark Patrol

Bill VanKirk
 

Finished up my Ozark Patrol kit this week and am having a blast with this little receiver. Listening to WTWW tonight on 5.085. Sweet!

73
W0PT


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