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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/17/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(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 will be Bill KV6Z.

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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Re: Anti Static soldering mats

W4OED
 

Hi there,

I sensed that there was a bit of confusion regarding ESD mats and I would
like to clarify a few things, if I may. BTW, I work at an electronics
equipment factory and I wear an ESD wrist wrap and an ESD lab coat when
writing and verifying the testing procedures for our products.

The Craft E Mat may be good as a work bench protector and components
gathering device, but it is not ESD compliant.

Here you have an example of a true ESD mat:

https://www.amazon.com/Bertech-Temperature-Rubber-Wrist-
Grounding/dp/B01KT3YPPS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?
crid=WH16OYYVTSYC&keywords=esd+mat+kit+with+a+wrist+strap+and+grounding+cord
&qid=1555363698&s=gateway&sprefix=ESD+mat%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

In any event, ESD compliant mats and wrist straps are only necessary when
working with ESD sensitive devices, such as MOSFET transistors, computer
ICs, RAM memory sticks, some LEDs (laser and UV), and CMOS ICs. Most TTL
ICs
and bipolar transistors are quite resilient to ESD.

For the most part, when the ESD sensitive devices are soldered or connected
to the PCB, they become more resilient to ESD. When the PCB carrying those
devices is connected to the rest of the equipment, only some I/O ports may
still be ESD sensitive.

ESD compliant mats have a high-resistance top layer that dissipates static
electricity by sending it to a ground connection. This ground can be the
ground terminal of a nearby ac socket or a dedicated low-resistance earth
ground rod. The wrist strap works in a similar fashion.

73!

Original email:
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From: wohlsson . wohlsson@...
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 21:00:45 -0400
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats


Opps...forgot the link

https://www.amazon.com/Craft-Mat-Oversize-Worry-
Silicone/dp/B07GBFRCJY/ref=sr_1_1?
keywords=craftemat&qid=1555288975&s=gateway&sr=8-1



Bill...wa8bda

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On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM wohlsson . via Groups.Io <wohlsson=
gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes, these silicone mats are nice for bench work/kit building. I have been
using the one
below now for a few months. Grand kids orginally bought one for craft
projects and I was
attracted to the large 1/2" sides to contain things. Also the large
working area allow me to
also place test equipment/tools on the work area and still have lots of
space. I use a anti-static
wrist band when needed.

Bill.....wa8bda


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On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:55 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
wrote:

We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut it to size
for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap terminal
installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.

I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my home bench
and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the raised edge
to
help keep things from escaping.

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

★This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If
you
want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static
wrist band



72 - Ron - AG1P



*From:* main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io
<main@4SQRP.groups.io>] *On Behalf Of *Tim McDonough N9PUZ
*Sent:* Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
*To:* main@4SQRP.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats



Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can
make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone
soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head
about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started
using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small
electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD
and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold
little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the
mat
stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel
cookie sheet from Wal Mart! And I find that when it gets overrun with
leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape.
And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the
silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F




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Re: How do I best operate a 4S-Tuner with a Doublet antenna ?

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Sounds like a Norcal Doublet....


4S tuner is designed to work best with random wire antennas. 

But I'd try it anyway. 



On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:23 PM Bob KM6BMX <km6bmx@...> wrote:
Hello, 

  I plan to operate my 4S-Tuner with a 40m "Doublet" antenna.  The doublet has two 1-wire legs, 22 feet each, with a 28 foot 2-wire feedline, which I assume is "balanced". (See URLs below for details). 
 
  I have 2 questions. 
 
    I recently re-read the manual, which states the following:  "With an external balun it will also match antennas with balanced feedlines."  However, there are 2 binding posts that share the same internal circuit connection as the output BNC connector ("ANT"). 
  
  Q1:  Can I just connect the "balanced" 2-wire feedline directly to the posts, picking one as the "antenna" and the other as "ground"? 
  
  On a related note, it seems that the 4S-Tuner is geared primarily towards high-impedance antennas, such as EFHW. 
 
  Q2:  How does it perform with an antenna with an impedance close to the nominal 50 ohms? 
  
  Thanks much for your insights!
 
Cheers & 73,
Bob KM6BMX  
--  central AZ
  
========================================
 
    NorCal "Crappie" antenna 
  
NorCal "Doublet" antenna
 
========================================
 



--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey


Re: Send in your score

Frank King
 





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-------- Original message --------
From: John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Date: 04/15/2019 6:16 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Send in your score


Re: Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

I guess I need to reiterate that everyone participating in the SSS should think about those with Bayou Jumpers (and other rock-bound rigs) and scan around 7122 (+/- 1 kHz or so) and other 4SQRP frequencies.  Hopefully you'll snare someone like WA9AOE.  Besides getting another couple of points, you'll help your fellow 4SQRPer garner some as well.  Too bad I didn't mention this BEFORE the contest.  I'll try to remind everyone next month.  I think people were more conscious of this shortly after the Bayou Jumper was introduced a few years ago.

By the way, Lee, some of us sign "72" instead of "73" to indicate we are operating QRP.  There's nothing wrong with signing "73" either.

72 (or 73).

John, AA0VE

On 4/15/19 9:37 AM, Leland Lannoye wrote:
I would love to participate. I am OK at abt 12wpm. However, my 7122 xtsl is actually 7121.1. I have a second 7122 xtal that tests out at 7120. I have my Bayou Jumper. I might have my SDR Cube on shortly. It is all controlled but only puts out about 1 watt. X1M is good for 5 watts but the receiver is noisy.

72(?), 
Lee, WA9AOE 




Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Date: 4/15/19 10:11 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Send in your score

I backed into the Sprint.
I responded to Terry's post and found 3 guys on 7122 and then found Terry on 3564... The QSB was fast but I got em. de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2019 1:16 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Send in your score
 
This is a friendly reminder to enter your Second Sunday Sprint scores by
tonight.  Go to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp to do so.  I will tabulate the
results tomorrow and publish them by Wednesday morning.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator





Re: Send in your score

Leland Lannoye
 

I would love to participate. I am OK at abt 12wpm. However, my 7122 xtsl is actually 7121.1. I have a second 7122 xtal that tests out at 7120. I have my Bayou Jumper. I might have my SDR Cube on shortly. It is all controlled but only puts out about 1 watt. X1M is good for 5 watts but the receiver is noisy.

72(?), 
Lee, WA9AOE 




Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Smith <n0nbd@...>
Date: 4/15/19 10:11 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Send in your score

I backed into the Sprint.
I responded to Terry's post and found 3 guys on 7122 and then found Terry on 3564... The QSB was fast but I got em. de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2019 1:16 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Send in your score
 
This is a friendly reminder to enter your Second Sunday Sprint scores by
tonight.  Go to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp to do so.  I will tabulate the
results tomorrow and publish them by Wednesday morning.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




Re: Send in your score

Paul Smith
 

I backed into the Sprint.
I responded to Terry's post and found 3 guys on 7122 and then found Terry on 3564... The QSB was fast but I got em. de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of John Lonigro <jonigro@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2019 1:16 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Send in your score
 
This is a friendly reminder to enter your Second Sunday Sprint scores by
tonight.  Go to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp to do so.  I will tabulate the
results tomorrow and publish them by Wednesday morning.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator




Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

This is a friendly reminder to enter your Second Sunday Sprint scores by tonight.  Go to qrpcontest.com/4sqrp to do so.  I will tabulate the results tomorrow and publish them by Wednesday morning.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Anti Static soldering mats

wohlsson .
 


On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM wohlsson . via Groups.Io <wohlsson=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes, these silicone mats are nice for bench work/kit building. I have been using the one
below now for a few months. Grand kids orginally bought one for craft projects and I was
attracted to the large 1/2" sides to contain things. Also the large working area allow me to
also place test equipment/tools on the work area and still have lots of space. I use a anti-static
wrist band when needed. 

Bill.....wa8bda

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On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:55 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut it to size for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap terminal installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.

I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my home bench and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the raised edge to help keep things from escaping.

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If you want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static wrist band

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats

 

Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F

 



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Re: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint?

Paul Smith
 

I just worked w2sh ON 7122 BAND LONG AND TOUGH QSB
pAUL

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of WA0ITP <wa0itp@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2019 12:49 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint?
 
Is anyone operating in the Sprint?  I've been calling CQ to no avail, bad prop again?
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/14/2019 7:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.



Re: Anti Static soldering mats

wohlsson .
 

Yes, these silicone mats are nice for bench work/kit building. I have been using the one
below now for a few months. Grand kids orginally bought one for craft projects and I was
attracted to the large 1/2" sides to contain things. Also the large working area allow me to
also place test equipment/tools on the work area and still have lots of space. I use a anti-static
wrist band when needed. 

Bill.....wa8bda

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On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:55 PM Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:
We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut it to size for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap terminal installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.

I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my home bench and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the raised edge to help keep things from escaping.

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If you want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static wrist band

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats

 

Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F

 



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4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint?

WA0ITP
 

Is anyone operating in the Sprint?  I've been calling CQ to no avail, bad prop again?
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 4/14/2019 7:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar wrote:

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.



4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 04/14/2019 #cal-notice

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

4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Organizer:
John Lonigro

Description:
4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: Anti Static soldering mats

Tim N9PUZ
 

We have rolls of material that look similar at work. They cut it to size for the work area but then the corner gets punched and a snap terminal installed which has a lead connecting it to ground.

I've been starting to look for a small anti-static mat for my home bench and these that were mentioned look nice since they have the raised edge to help keep things from escaping.

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 5:05 PM, AG1P Ron wrote:

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If you want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static wrist band

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats

 

Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F

 



Re: Anti Static soldering mats

AG1P Ron
 

I was wondering same thing - From Amazon page -

This is silicone anti static mat, but its just static resistant, If you want ESD protection with your body, you can use it with an anti static wrist band

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim McDonough N9PUZ
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:54 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Anti Static soldering mats

 

Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F

 


Re: Anti Static soldering mats

Tim N9PUZ
 

Any idea if these mats are anti-static as well?

Tim N9PUZ

On 4/14/2019 2:02 PM, Virginia R Smith wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F



Re: Anti Static soldering mats

tom martin <tecnician@...>
 

You can also get them from www.banggood.com. I got mine from them a year and half ago didn’t think about putting it in a cookie sheet neat idea. The silicone mat ar e a nice addition to the work bench.

Tom
K0amd


On Apr 14, 2019, at 3:12 PM, Virginia R Smith <virginia@...> wrote:

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F


Anti Static soldering mats

Virginia R Smith
 

Hi Everybody!

It's Virginia NV5F

I met some of you guys at Ozarkcon and had a great time! I hope I can make it back next year.

During the kit building Joe and I were using these nifty blue silicone soldering mats. I think there will be something on them in April CQ.

Anyway I was asked to provide information on them here. I actually head about them from Bob Heil on Ham Nation. Apparently Heil Sound has started using them. They are used by technicians to repair cell phones and small electronics but they work great for building kits! They are good for ESD and aren't affected by hot solder. They also have magnets that will hold little parts in place until they are needed. The magnets also help the mat stick to a cookie sheet!

And I got them on Amazon!

Kaisi S-140 magnetic insulation soldering mat

They come in several sizes. The S-140 fits perfect in a medium steel cookie sheet from Wal Mart!  And I find that when it gets overrun with leads and solder blobs you can clean it off with a piece of masking tape. And if you need to move your work just pick up the cookie sheet. Also the silicone makes for a nice quiet work surface.

Hope this helps everyone have even more fun building stuff!

Hope to see some of y'all in Dayton.

72
Virginia NV5F


Re: OzarkCon video

Paul Smith
 

That video is cool tnx
de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of K9NSE <kevin@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:15 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] OzarkCon video
 
Hi folks,

I finally posted the video I took at OzarkCon, you can find it at
https://youtu.be/EZFg_DH-XCk

This was all shot on my mobile phone - yeah, I was that annoying guy
holding up my phone all the time.

This was my first time at OzarkCon, in fact I learned about it one week
before so I was a walk-in on Saturday. What a great group! I'm glad I
attended and OzarkCon 2020 is marked on my calendar already.

72,

Kevin K9NSE






Re: OZARKCON question

Dick Hammond
 

NO


On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM Everett Catlin via Groups.Io <everettcatlin=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Was there a Ballpark price given for the Nouveau 75 QRP AM transceiver?

73
Everett Catlin N5MZX


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