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Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

JAMES DAVIDSON
 

Been there. Hi hi



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From: "matthew cook via Groups.Io" <cookmatt67@...>
Date: 5/19/19 10:21 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Maurunia troubleshooting

Got a chance to do a look over tonight and , well, to a point, I'm an idiot!  I had Q1 and U1 swapped. so reinstalled and the lil radio sings like a duck!, after the r2 and r3 mod she sigs like a bird. now as soon as my magnet wire comes in ill rewind the antenna and call her done!  Tks for all the help, now time to see what other kits I wanna get into...


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

matthew cook
 

Got a chance to do a look over tonight and , well, to a point, I'm an idiot!  I had Q1 and U1 swapped. so reinstalled and the lil radio sings like a duck!, after the r2 and r3 mod she sigs like a bird. now as soon as my magnet wire comes in ill rewind the antenna and call her done!  Tks for all the help, now time to see what other kits I wanna get into...


Head Magnifier Redux

W6BOW
 

Dear All,

Some weeks ago there was a 4SQRP discussion re. a Head Magnifier.

I purchased same via E-Bay. 

In my opinion a tool very well worth the reasonably small investment. 

Thank you 4SQRP for the tip.

I have no financial interest. 


HEAD MAGNIFIER Jewelry Visor Glasses LED Lighted Illuminated Magnifying Headband
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W6BOW (Don)


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

Paul Smith
 

Ok Matthew, I will send this on to David, I saw a post from him earlier.
de Paul N0NBD

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of matthew cook via Groups.Io <cookmatt67@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Maurunia troubleshooting
 
I went thru the build with no problems and double-checked the values of everything as I built it. It powered up as designed on the mid build check but when it was time to do a full test there is no volume except on 2 spots of the volume dial. At those 2 spots I get a low static noise if I put my ear up to the speaker but then tuning has absolutely no effect. I will go thru the build again tonight step by step and maybe pull the 2 transistors and test those as well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated..


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

matthew cook
 

I went thru the build with no problems and double-checked the values of everything as I built it. It powered up as designed on the mid build check but when it was time to do a full test there is no volume except on 2 spots of the volume dial. At those 2 spots I get a low static noise if I put my ear up to the speaker but then tuning has absolutely no effect. I will go thru the build again tonight step by step and maybe pull the 2 transistors and test those as well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated..


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

Paul Smith
 

Matthew, I am not much of a technician but what is your Murania doing or not doing?
de Paul N0NBD
 


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

matthew cook
 

Thanks very much


Re: Maurunia troubleshooting

Paul Smith
 

There is a Murania group here. After 4DIM David will be home and would post about it. here is a link


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of matthew cook via Groups.Io <cookmatt67@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:41 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Maurunia troubleshooting
 
Is there a forum where I might be able to get some direction on figuring out my issue with this build? 


Maurunia troubleshooting

matthew cook
 

Is there a forum where I might be able to get some direction on figuring out my issue with this build? 


Re: More radio on TV

W6BOW
 

That's what I call a band opening!


-----Original Message-----
From: davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, May 18, 2019 10:55 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] More radio on TV

Wow !  Pretending to talk to Japan on 250Mc (250MHz) !!
Oh well, I guess it is all in the name of fun....  If not a bit absurd.
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!
On 5/18/2019 12:37, W6BOW via Groups.Io wrote:
In line with the "Young Sheldon" electronic "product placement" discussion some of you might enjoy ...

Hancock's Half Hour The Radio Ham

W6BOW (Don)


Re: More radio on TV

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Wow !  Pretending to talk to Japan on 250Mc (250MHz) !!

Oh well, I guess it is all in the name of fun....  If not a bit absurd.

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar. -----------------------------------------
Wherever I go, there He is.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Repair
>Professional Sports - An activity for small minds<
!! There is a reason it is called "Sports Trivia" !!

On 5/18/2019 12:37, W6BOW via Groups.Io wrote:
In line with the "Young Sheldon" electronic "product placement" discussion some of you might enjoy ...

Hancock's Half Hour The Radio Ham

W6BOW (Don)


More radio on TV

W6BOW
 

In line with the "Young Sheldon" electronic "product placement" discussion some of you might enjoy ...

Hancock's Half Hour The Radio Ham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2EoM2t6Uw

W6BOW (Don)


Re: Origin of Maurania Name

bleepingbeep
 

I arrived at the same conclusion yesterday.  Thanks for confirming.

Jerry AA6KI


Origin of Maurania Name

Everett Catlin
 

The name of the radio comes from a 1935 movie serial. The Star was a singing Cowboy played by Gene Autry. It took place called Radio Ranch. There was an ancient civilization of " MU". MU sank beneath the ocean and some of its inhabitants survived in caverns beneath the sea. I guess things dried up and many years later where there was water there was land. Cowboy Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology far advanced to the surface residents. There is a rich supply of Radium and that draws unwanted speculators.

Bottom Line. The name of the Murania is derived from the civilization of Muranians who live 25,000 miles below the surface .All 12 episodes can be found on the net to view. This story was related to me in an e mail by David Cripe a little over a year ago.

73
Everett Catlin N5MZX

4SQRP # 1314


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I thought it was pretty neat to have a high tech antenna on a old SW receiver!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 6:43 PM Louis Nix via Groups.Io <louis.nix=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I did see the show. The antenna looked like a magnetic loop antenna to me.
Lou, WD5GLO

> On May 17, 2019, at 12:09 PM, W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:
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> I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.
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Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

WD5GLO Lou
 

Yep, it was interesting to see the magnetic loop antenna that looked pretty modern in design. 
Lou, WD5GLO

On May 17, 2019, at 9:25 AM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

I saw that Paul.
Pretty cool!
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

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Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

WD5GLO Lou
 

I did see the show. The antenna looked like a magnetic loop antenna to me.
Lou, WD5GLO

On May 17, 2019, at 12:09 PM, W4OED <w4oed@...> wrote:

I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.





Re: Murania history

bleepingbeep
 

I did some more searching and found a connection to radio:

The name "Murania" apparently has to do with Gene Autry's Radio Ranch, as
depicted in "The Phantom Empire", a film from 1935.

The empire was underground, and it was called Murania.

Copy below is from Wikipedia (minus the footnotes and edited for brevity):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Empire

The Phantom Empire

The Phantom Empire is a 1935 American Western serial film directed
by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Frankie
Darro, and Betsy King Ross. This 12-chapter Mascot Pictures serial
combined the western, musical, and science fiction genres. The
first episode is 30 minutes, the rest about 20 minutes. The serial
film is about a singing cowboy who stumbles upon an ancient
subterranean civilization living beneath his own ranch that becomes
corrupted by unscrupulous greedy speculators from the surface. In
1940, a 70-minute feature film edited from the serial was released
under the titles Radio Ranch or Men with Steel Faces. This was Gene
Autry's first starring role, playing himself as a singing cowboy.

Plot

Gene Autry (Gene Autry) is a singing cowboy who runs Radio Ranch, a
dude ranch from which he makes a daily live radio broadcast at 2:00
pm. Gene has two kid sidekicks, Frankie Baxter (Frankie Darro) and
Betsy Baxter (Betsy King Ross), who lead a club, the Junior Thunder
Riders, in which the kids play at being armored knights of an
unknown civilization, the mysterious Thunder Riders who make a
sound like thunder when they ride. The kids, dressing up in capes
and water-bucket helmets, play at riding "To the rescue!" (their
motto).

A chance to become real heroes occurs when Betsy, Frankie, and Gene
are kidnapped by the real Thunder Riders from the super-scientific
underground empire of Murania, complete with towering buildings,
robots, ray-guns, advanced television, elevator tubes that extend
miles from the surface, and the icy, blonde, evil Queen Tika.

Jerry AA6KI


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

W4OED
 

I think that the producers had to show an "antenna" of some kind so non-radio viewers would recognize it as such. When I was in high school (late 60s), one of my classmates came home because he wanted to see my ham radio antenna. When I showed him my half-wave dipole with ladder feedline, he could not believe that something that simple could allow me to communicate with other ham operators. Hence, I showed him my "other" antenna, a beautiful wooden-frame loop antenna that I had inherited along with an old galena radio. That one did fit his idea of a "real" antenna and he later left, very satisfied with his finding. Some people seem to prefer preconceptions to reality, it seems.


Re: Anyone else watch "Young Sheldon" on CBS?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I saw that Paul.
Pretty cool!
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Good morning!
  I watched “Young Sheldon” as usual last night. Was surprised to see Dr. Sturgis introduce Sheldon to shortwave listening, so they could hear the Nobel Prize announcement directly from Sweden! He had an old Capehart SW table radio connected to a mag loop antenna on a tripod! Did anyone recognize the mag loop maker?
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

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