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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 05/22/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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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.


Re: Banner Updated

marjannorm
 

Hi gang, yep, a GREAT Banner. Please keep up the great work!
Norm vk5gi
McLaren Vale
South Australia


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

Curt
 

Jerry

For the final, examine some designs that use a pair of 2n2222 or 2n2219 devices in parallel (note a small resistor a few ohms in each emitter leg) - check K8IQY designs for ideas on the PA circuit.  idea is to use what you have or can find. 

Certainly research QRP VCXO on the web should bring some hits.  sometimes a few identical (or close value) crystals are used in parallel - but okay to start simple with one device.

'Famous QRP rigs that used a VCXO?  The 38 special used a high frequency xtal (to tune about half of 30m) and mixed down.  uMountaineer by K7ZOI had a frequency shift function to hop between two images or transmit on two frequencies.  cool stuff!

enjoy your build

Curt
 


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

k9ut2003
 

Lou, congrats om, thats great !  I am trying now to find the final Xsistor, MPS U02 , kinda rare !  HI !  looks like a neat project i have the article in the qrp classics mag ! i would be ok with 1.5 watts !  I never run more than 50 with the K2 ,then 5 on qrp tests !

 guess i could find a alternate if necessary ,anyway i will start looking for some other parts !

    Thanks again , 73

           Jerry



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

I made that one several years ago and used a transistor radio caoacitor (polycon) for VXO. I built it in a cheese dip can! No chirp at all. People were amazed by how good the signals sounded. Also, check out WI5W, Randy, and the "Rockbender" transmitter and receiver. 

On May 20, 2019, at 3:01 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Lo u, thanks for the info ,i have lots of stuff from Doug !  Maybe i can stretch it to 5 Wts. (hi)


         73, Jerry



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

That one by W1FB from the 80s is a good one. 40 meter VXO transmitter with instant QSK. I believe the final was an MPS U02 and it ran about a watt output. It worked great. 
72, Lou

On May 20, 2019, at 12:43 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

k9ut2003
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

I made that one several years ago and used a transistor radio caoacitor (polycon) for VXO. I built it in a cheese dip can! No chirp at all. People were amazed by how good the signals sounded. Also, check out WI5W, Randy, and the "Rockbender" transmitter and receiver. 

On May 20, 2019, at 3:01 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Lo u, thanks for the info ,i have lots of stuff from Doug !  Maybe i can stretch it to 5 Wts. (hi)


         73, Jerry



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

That one by W1FB from the 80s is a good one. 40 meter VXO transmitter with instant QSK. I believe the final was an MPS U02 and it ran about a watt output. It worked great. 
72, Lou

On May 20, 2019, at 12:43 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


Re: OT AEA MT-1 Code Trainer

Paul Goemans
 

Dave,
  Check this out:
MT-1, KT-1.
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: John Parker
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 3:25 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] OT AEA MT-1 Code Trainer
 
Dave,
 
I’m at work and it’s currently 10:23 am in Honolulu! Let me get back to you when I get home this evening. I have an AEA and instructions but don’t recall the model off the top of my head.
 
73,
 
John WH6DQU
 
On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 9:19 AM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...> wrote:
Guys,
 
I know this is OT but at Dayton I was able to find an AEA MT-1 code trainer, the same one I learned on when studying Morse for my Extra 25 or more years ago.  I wonder if someone knows about this and has the instructions.  I can find on line all the AEA products but this one and the instructions for the BT-1 don't work on this unit.  It looks pristine and works as a code oscillator but I can't get the programming to work.
 
Any help will be appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Dave K8WPE
 
Please respond to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com.


Re: OT AEA MT-1 Code Trainer

John Parker
 

Dave,

I’m at work and it’s currently 10:23 am in Honolulu! Let me get back to you when I get home this evening. I have an AEA and instructions but don’t recall the model off the top of my head.

73,

John WH6DQU 

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 9:19 AM David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Guys,

I know this is OT but at Dayton I was able to find an AEA MT-1 code trainer, the same one I learned on when studying Morse for my Extra 25 or more years ago.  I wonder if someone knows about this and has the instructions.  I can find on line all the AEA products but this one and the instructions for the BT-1 don't work on this unit.  It looks pristine and works as a code oscillator but I can't get the programming to work.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Dave K8WPE

Please respond to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com.


Re: Great new banner

Tim N9PUZ
 

It was good to see the Banner back in publication! Very nice follow up on this year's Ozarkcon.

Tim N9PUZ


On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 2:03 PM Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
Wow that is a DANDY banner. Thanks Keith
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

WD5GLO Lou
 

I made that one several years ago and used a transistor radio caoacitor (polycon) for VXO. I built it in a cheese dip can! No chirp at all. People were amazed by how good the signals sounded. Also, check out WI5W, Randy, and the "Rockbender" transmitter and receiver. 

On May 20, 2019, at 3:01 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Lou, thanks for the info ,i have lots of stuff from Doug !  Maybe i can stretch it to 5 Wts. (hi)


         73, Jerry



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

That one by W1FB from the 80s is a good one. 40 meter VXO transmitter with instant QSK. I believe the final was an MPS U02 and it ran about a watt output. It worked great. 
72, Lou

On May 20, 2019, at 12:43 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


Cricket 40 side tone not heard

Jim Long
 

Just built the Cricket 40.  I can hear I am transmitting a tone on a nearby receiver.  I hear another station in my ear phones.    I cannot hear a sidetone in my stereo ear phones.  Any suggestions?

This is a neat kit and was fun to build.

Jim
WW9H


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

k9ut2003
 

Lou, thanks for the info ,i have lots of stuff from Doug !  Maybe i can stretch it to 5 Wts. (hi)


         73, Jerry



-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

That one by W1FB from the 80s is a good one. 40 meter VXO transmitter with instant QSK. I believe the final was an MPS U02 and it ran about a watt output. It worked great. 
72, Lou

On May 20, 2019, at 12:43 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


Banner Updated

Keith Arns
 

There were some errors in the first PDF.  It has now been replaced.  You will find the file is smaller and the links now work.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpNewsLetter/201905.pdf
KC0PP


Re: VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

WD5GLO Lou
 

That one by W1FB from the 80s is a good one. 40 meter VXO transmitter with instant QSK. I believe the final was an MPS U02 and it ran about a watt output. It worked great. 
72, Lou

On May 20, 2019, at 12:43 PM, k9ut2003 via Groups.Io <k9ut@...> wrote:

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


OT AEA MT-1 Code Trainer

David Wilcox
 

Guys,

I know this is OT but at Dayton I was able to find an AEA MT-1 code trainer, the same one I learned on when studying Morse for my Extra 25 or more years ago.  I wonder if someone knows about this and has the instructions.  I can find on line all the AEA products but this one and the instructions for the BT-1 don't work on this unit.  It looks pristine and works as a code oscillator but I can't get the programming to work.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Dave K8WPE

Please respond to Djwilcox01 at gmail dot com.


Great new banner

Paul Smith
 

Wow that is a DANDY banner. Thanks Keith
de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


Re: The Ozark Banner

Ruth A Mumaw
 

As a bit of a "newbee" in so far as activity goes in the 4SQRP group. I wish there were calls and/or names under the photos I don't know but a very few that I have met along the way. Russ K3NLT

On May 20, 2019 at 9:51 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, Keith, and thank you!
73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....   Four St@te QRP Group   ....
....  Navy Amateur Radio Club .....




On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 10:31 PM Keith Arns via Groups.Io <kc0pp= yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The May Edition of the Banner is ready for you to download.  KC0PP - Editor



VXO /parts/ Xmtr /Parts (Missed the kits !)

k9ut2003
 

Anyone out there build the Qrp Xmtr with the Vxo ? Not the kits !

 I am wanting to build a qrp Xmtr with a Vxo ! It will be on pcb with pads .


             Thanks, 72,73,

       Jerry Uhte  K9UT


Re: The Ozark Banner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I agree!
Great Banner!
Thanks for pulling this together.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 8:51 AM Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:
Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, Keith, and thank you!
73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....




On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 10:31 PM Keith Arns via Groups.Io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The May Edition of the Banner is ready for you to download.  KC0PP - Editor

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Re: The Ozark Banner

Walter - K5EST
 

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job, Keith, and thank you!
73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
.....  Four St@te QRP Group   ....




On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 10:31 PM Keith Arns via Groups.Io <kc0pp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The May Edition of the Banner is ready for you to download.  KC0PP - Editor


The Ozark Banner

Keith Arns
 

The May Edition of the Banner is ready for you to download.  KC0PP - Editor