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Re: Temporarily Out of Stock

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Lee 
were working on plans to bring the 20 and 40 meter Hilltoppers back for another round.
It takes a while to get everything pulled back together. 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:45 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:
Sure wish there would be a 30 meter Hilltopper offer!  But no word on 40
or 20 meters restocking either.

Lee, w0vt







--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: Temporarily Out of Stock

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge 
were trying to get the Noveau 75 re kitted. 
Boards are on and parts are being sacked up. 
shouldn't be too long now! 
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:39 PM ohwenzelph via Groups.Io <Ohwenzelph=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looks like the Murania is back. What is the outlook o the Nouveau 75?
tnx
aa1of



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Re: Temporarily Out of Stock

Leland L. Bahr
 

Sure wish there would be a 30 meter Hilltopper offer!  But no word on 40 or 20 meters restocking either.

Lee, w0vt


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

KD5ALD
 

Start at the beginning :)
:(
73 de kd5ald ...-.-

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:36 PM KD5ALD via Groups.Io <73deKD5ALD=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello :)
Interested in how radio works ?
I highly recommend watching these series of videos
First is here
A very good  explanation in my opinion
Starts with a very simple crystal set and ends with a very nice regenerative set !
These are very nicely explained and with the fact that a  regenerative set can also transmit
Quite a bit of very good basic info here !
I find most everything easier if I start at the transmit
73 de kd5ald

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io <w9hifmemorialstation=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I feel exactly the same and would like to gain the same knowledge.


Re: Temporarily Out of Stock

ohwenzelph
 

Looks like the Murania is back. What is the outlook o the Nouveau 75?
tnx
aa1of


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

KD5ALD
 

Hello :)
Interested in how radio works ?
I highly recommend watching these series of videos
First is here
A very good  explanation in my opinion
Starts with a very simple crystal set and ends with a very nice regenerative set !
These are very nicely explained and with the fact that a  regenerative set can also transmit
Quite a bit of very good basic info here !
I find most everything easier if I start at the transmit
73 de kd5ald

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io <w9hifmemorialstation=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I feel exactly the same and would like to gain the same knowledge.


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

Leland Lannoye
 

I feel exactly the same and would like to gain the same knowledge.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/29/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) 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.


Re: Recommendations for electronics books

W6BOW
 

Gwen (NG3P),

Terrific info. 

Many thanks for sharing.

73

Don - W6BOW
SF  CA  USA




-----Original Message-----
From: Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jan 24, 2020 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Recommendations for electronics books

There's a lot of good books on electronics, many of which focus on RF circuits, but here's the list from my own library:

  • The Art of Electronics, by Paul Horowitz. This one is very pricy, but very complete. I have both the paper and ebook versions.  https://www.amazon.com/Art-Electronics-Paul-Horowitz-ebook/dp/B01BYJO2JU/ 
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors (various editions) by Paul Scherz. I like this very much. Very readable, but also complete. I have both the Third and Fourth editions. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D5LXUYI/
  • Electronics: A Top-Down Approach to Computer-Aided Circuit Design by Allan R. Hambley. This was a hardcover I purchased because it had more of the engineering of designing circuits with computerized tools. Might not be precisely what your looking for, but inexpensive enough to be worth a look anyway. It has some good sections on circuit simulators, like PSpice. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0023493356/
  • Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects, by Earl Boysen. This is a decent hands-on book for basic electronic information. Like with most works, there's a heavy emphasis on the formulae that underpin electronics, like Kirchhoff's Circuit Laws. A decent book with some useful projects to help cement the info in your mind. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008K9AH6A/ 
  • Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing by Ronald Quan. This is one of those books where the paperback edition is cheaper than the Kindle edition. I'm not entirely sure why. I got this one because of the dreadful pun in the title, but it's actually a fairly good book. The author is an RF engineer, so there may be more of what you're looking for in this, but the learning curve does steepen as you go further into it.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O2A7H9G/ 
This is by no means an exhaustive list of books that you might want to look at. It's some of the ones I have in my personal library, notably the most basic and fundamental texts on the theory of electronics. How-to guides are fine for what they are, but you at some time need to learn WHY these things do what they do, and the math is an unavoidable part of the why. Why does a circuit have two resistors, with a line going off from where they connect to one another? Because it's a voltage divider. Learn the formula, and why you'd use one. How do you know how the value of an unknown resistor or capacitor that the markings have rubbed off of? Kirchhoff's Laws can help you figure it out. I'm not extremely far into these books myself, as I have limited "spoons" for wading through them, and a memory so bad it might better be termed a forgettery, but some of these books are considered classics in the field regardless of my opinion.

You might find one or more of them at a local library if you want to look at them first.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 12:54 PM w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:
Check out the W0RW Lending Library at:
Go to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/W0RW
W0RW Lending Library. This is a Free Lending Library. If you have never ordered books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to w0rw1@...).
 
 
 
  where you can see all the books in the Library
   If you have never requested books before then you have to send me an email so I can approve your name and address, (Send email to  w0rw1@...).
   After you get approved you can double click on a book from the scrolling banner or add a key word in the search block to find one (like Spy or ARRL).
That's it. I will pack it up and mail it to you.
 


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Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/29/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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: Cricket 40 Mod

Wayne Steury
 

I modified my 80 meter cricket. Great idea.



Wayne Steury N9EGT

On Jan 28, 2020, at 7:47 PM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@gmail.com> wrote:

Looks good. I personally installed an external key jack next to the on-board straight key by drilling a hole and putting in a 3.5mm mono jack. I connected that to a PNP transistor so I can use a keyer with the Cricket. That works better than trying to key the full 9V through the keyer. I also installed a yellow power LED and red TX LED in the board. The power LED is connected directly to power through a resistor, and the TX LED is connected to the PNP transistor so that it lights up when the rig is keyed.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/29/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 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: Cricket 40 Mod

Tom Sevart
 

Looks good. I personally installed an external key jack next to the on-board straight key by drilling a hole and putting in a 3.5mm mono jack. I connected that to a PNP transistor so I can use a keyer with the Cricket. That works better than trying to key the full 9V through the keyer. I also installed a yellow power LED and red TX LED in the board. The power LED is connected directly to power through a resistor, and the TX LED is connected to the PNP transistor so that it lights up when the rig is keyed.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Cricket 40 Mod

Daniel Walter
 
Edited

 Just finished my Cricket 40. Neat kit, thanks for the design. I made a modification that 4SQRP may be interested in. 
 
 You have the option of an integral straight key or an external key jack. I wanted both available at anytime. So I used the external key jack adapter and mounted it beside the straight key. I isolated a small pad from the ground plane and soldered a heavy wire over this pad to support the adapter strip and connect to the key pad. 
 
 I drilled holes through the ground plane to connect the other end of the adapter. I used washers to elevate the strip and keep the jack pins from shorting to ground. As this jack does not short when empty, this allows me to use the straight key (which I generally will do) and add an external keyer when I want. I used the space between to store my crystals. 
 
 You could modify the PCB to integrate the external key jack onto the board in a similar position to where I mounted mine. This would also eliminate need for the extra PCB strip. 
 
 I have attached photos showing my work. 
 
 72,73, Dan
 
 Sent from ARS: NM3A


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/29/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 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: Bayou Jumper -Soup'er Up'er Question

wa2cky
 

Actually the pictures do help!!  I already had those but missed the writing on the one that identifies the wires 'CW', 'CCW' and 'W' - those give me what I need. I'll add information to my manual and get back to work.  Thanks.

Bob 

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:16 PM AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

Does this help? (from the kit photo pages) - http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/souperuper/souper-tuningpotwirelabels.png   

There are other photos here - http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/souperuper/souperuper-photopage.html

72 -- Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wa2cky
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:13 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper -Soup'er Up'er Question

 

I am helping another ham by installing a Soup'er Up'er (SU) in his Bayou Jumper (first generation, white face panel). Up to the point where I am wiring up the Soup'er Up'er board to the Jumper - specifically on page 10 of the SU manual ( about 2/3's of the way down the page)  where you make wiring connections to the new Fine Tuning pot (FTP) - the instructions say:
   *  Solder the wire from CW to the J7 pin 1
   *  Solder the  wire from W to the J7 pin 3
   *  Solder the wire from CCW to the J7 pin 5

I understand that CW et al is a reference a pin on the FTP and to direction of rotation of the FTP (eg. W means the Wiper pin of the FTP) and that the other two refer to the other two pins on the FTP but which one?  I ohm'ed the connections on the FTP and they are color coded and I can tell which end pin is shorted to the wiper when the FTP is set full CW and full CCW but which is which?

I can (and will if need be) just guess at it and then change it if the FT goes the wrong direction. But thought it might be worthwhile to ask first!! Hope this makes sense.

73 
Bob Groh, WA2CKY


Re: Bayou Jumper -Soup'er Up'er Question

AG1P Ron
 

Does this help? (from the kit photo pages) - http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/souperuper/souper-tuningpotwirelabels.png   

There are other photos here - http://www.4sqrp.com/kits/souperuper/souperuper-photopage.html

72 -- Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of wa2cky
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:13 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Bayou Jumper -Soup'er Up'er Question

 

I am helping another ham by installing a Soup'er Up'er (SU) in his Bayou Jumper (first generation, white face panel). Up to the point where I am wiring up the Soup'er Up'er board to the Jumper - specifically on page 10 of the SU manual ( about 2/3's of the way down the page)  where you make wiring connections to the new Fine Tuning pot (FTP) - the instructions say:
   *  Solder the wire from CW to the J7 pin 1
   *  Solder the  wire from W to the J7 pin 3
   *  Solder the wire from CCW to the J7 pin 5

I understand that CW et al is a reference a pin on the FTP and to direction of rotation of the FTP (eg. W means the Wiper pin of the FTP) and that the other two refer to the other two pins on the FTP but which one?  I ohm'ed the connections on the FTP and they are color coded and I can tell which end pin is shorted to the wiper when the FTP is set full CW and full CCW but which is which?

I can (and will if need be) just guess at it and then change it if the FT goes the wrong direction. But thought it might be worthwhile to ask first!! Hope this makes sense.

73 
Bob Groh, WA2CKY


Bayou Jumper -Soup'er Up'er Question

wa2cky
 

I am helping another ham by installing a Soup'er Up'er (SU) in his Bayou Jumper (first generation, white face panel). Up to the point where I am wiring up the Soup'er Up'er board to the Jumper - specifically on page 10 of the SU manual ( about 2/3's of the way down the page)  where you make wiring connections to the new Fine Tuning pot (FTP) - the instructions say:
   *  Solder the wire from CW to the J7 pin 1
   *  Solder the  wire from W to the J7 pin 3
   *  Solder the wire from CCW to the J7 pin 5

I understand that CW et al is a reference a pin on the FTP and to direction of rotation of the FTP (eg. W means the Wiper pin of the FTP) and that the other two refer to the other two pins on the FTP but which one?  I ohm'ed the connections on the FTP and they are color coded and I can tell which end pin is shorted to the wiper when the FTP is set full CW and full CCW but which is which?

I can (and will if need be) just guess at it and then change it if the FT goes the wrong direction. But thought it might be worthwhile to ask first!! Hope this makes sense.

73 
Bob Groh, WA2CKY


Re: NS-40+ sea trials have begun

Viktors Miske
 

Wish he'd put that 30 meter cricket back up 


On Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 10:18 PM John <AL7JK.John@...> wrote:
 Moved my newly built None Simpler 40 mtr transmitter from the work bench
to the operating bench. During greyline this evening, I'm making it down to
Washington, Oregon area. 7120.3 khz & longwire antenna.
 NM0S makes some nifty radios !

73
AL7JK, John


NS-40+ sea trials have begun

 

 Moved my newly built None Simpler 40 mtr transmitter from the work bench
to the operating bench. During greyline this evening, I'm making it down to
Washington, Oregon area. 7120.3 khz & longwire antenna.
 NM0S makes some nifty radios !

73
AL7JK, John

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