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Re: MFJ Cub

W6BOW
 

Martin - K0BXB,

Admirable craftpersonship! 
You should have no problem finding a home for them.

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin <huyettmeh@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] MFJ Cub

I have an original SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 with a 4sqrp VXO switch selectable in the same case and the Magic Box which I am ready to part with. I haven’t used them for some time but am confident they still work. Each are built into their own case which I fabricated from sheet metal from a microwave cover and computer side covers! They look pretty good if I have to say so myself.
 
If you might be interested, please contact me. I’ll consider any fair offer as I’d love to see them in someone’s hands who will appreciate them. They are great gear. I’ve just got too much and keep buying more! 😊
 
Thanks,
Martin
K0BXB
 


Re: Sold: [4SQRP] Cricket 80a

Martin
 

It went to Washington State! 😊

-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Sevart
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 07:22
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: Sold: [4SQRP] Cricket 80a

On 03/29/19 11:28, Martin wrote:
My Cricket is on its way to Washington!

Now, if cockroaches were only that easy to get rid of!

Martin
They go to Washington, DC.


--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Sold: [4SQRP] Cricket 80a

Tom Sevart
 

On 03/29/19 11:28, Martin wrote:
My Cricket is on its way to Washington!
Now, if cockroaches were only that easy to get rid of!
Martin
They go to Washington, DC.


--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Re: Hilltopper Mods

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Hi Dave,

Please add me too. I have one each HT 20 and HT 40. Glad to pay for the new part(s). Thanks!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail

On Mar 24, 2019, at 11:01, "Bob Zolecki via Groups.Io" <aol.com@groups.io target=_blank>bobzolecki=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Dave
Please put me on your list for the chip update and let me know what the price is when available...I have a beta HT-20
73 de Bob KR9Z



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Benson <davek1swl@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; HilltopperKit <HilltopperKit@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 6:23 am
Subject: [4SQRP] Hilltopper Mods

Folks-

Here are several easy mods to improve Hilltopper performance. They address audio levels and quality.

1)   'Loud sidetone':

The value of R8  (now 22k) can be increased to 47K to 100K.  (This change has been posted before, but it's worth including in this summary )

2) 'Low audio'  

The values of R5 (150K) and C22 (470 pF) may be changed to 330K and 220 pF respectively.  This yields a gain increase of 6 dB without affecting that stage's rolloff characteristic.

These two components are in 'tight quarters'- between U3 and the pushbutton switch.  Cutting one or both component leads and tacking the new components on the underside of the board makes the change much easier. 

 But wait- there's more!......

As some of you have noted, there's a 'screech' on loud CW signals- it necessitates riding the gain control. I evaluated samples of a more robust op-amp-  the NJM4556AD.

3) Replacing the NE5532P with that new device eliminates the screech. You'll hear some distortion when limiting occurs, but it's much less objectionable than the NE5532's rude noises. Its 'limiting' threshold is also about 6 dB higher than the present device.  The net result of this change, combined with 2) above,  is 6 dB more audio without the rudities (that's a word!).

Note that if you increase the gain without replacing the IC, you'll find yourself riding the gain control more often
------------------------------------------------
Here's the deal:

If you'd like parts for fixes 1) and 2), simply send me your address and I'll drop them in the mail to you.

I can provide the NJM4556AD as well, but I'd need to charge for it at my cost.  Most of that is postage- nearly $4 for a 'non-flat' mailing these days.   This part is also readily available through Digikey and Mouser.

73- Dave Benson, K1SWL
email: davek1swl at gmail.com


Sold: [4SQRP] Cricket 80a

Martin
 

My Cricket is on its way to Washington!

 

Now, if cockroaches were only that easy to get rid of!

 

Martin

K0BXB

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Martin via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:07
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] Cricket 80a for sale

 

I’ve got a Cricket 80a with marking, © 2017 that I bought a couple years. It’s all built up. Transmitter works. Receiver works for about a second after power or key up and then fades. It is probably something simple but for the life of me I can’t find it.

 

Everything is there except the key arm which I stole to use in another setting. The one with the key jack on it is mounted.

 

If someone is interested in it make me a modest offer and I’ll likely accept.

 

Thanks,

Martin

K0BXB


Re: QRP rig FS - SOLD

Paul Goemans
 

The S & S TAC 1 is sold, thanks !
 
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


4sqrp ss-40 ns-40 magic box for sale

Martin
 

Sorry about the incorrect subject line with this. Guess I was too sleepy to pay attention to what I was doing last night.

On 3/28/19 9:13 PM, Martin via Groups.Io wrote:

I have an original SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 with a 4sqrp VXO switch selectable in the same case and the Magic Box which I am ready to part with. I haven’t used them for some time but am confident they still work. Each are built into their own case which I fabricated from sheet metal from a microwave cover and computer side covers! They look pretty good if I have to say so myself.

 

If you might be interested, please contact me. I’ll consider any fair offer as I’d love to see them in someone’s hands who will appreciate them. They are great gear. I’ve just got too much and keep buying more! 😊

 

Thanks,

Martin

K0BXB

 


MFJ Cub

Martin
 

I have an original SS-40 Receiver, NS-40 with a 4sqrp VXO switch selectable in the same case and the Magic Box which I am ready to part with. I haven’t used them for some time but am confident they still work. Each are built into their own case which I fabricated from sheet metal from a microwave cover and computer side covers! They look pretty good if I have to say so myself.

 

If you might be interested, please contact me. I’ll consider any fair offer as I’d love to see them in someone’s hands who will appreciate them. They are great gear. I’ve just got too much and keep buying more! 😊

 

Thanks,

Martin

K0BXB

 


MFJ Cub

Charles W. Powell
 

I have a 20 meter MFJ cub that I would part with for any reasonable offer.   If anyone is interested, e-mail me at nk8o at arrl.net.  I'm working on clearing out some of the excess stock from the shack!  (I'll never catch up...)  And I'm going to Ozarkcon, so I could leave it with someone there or mail it out.

72,

Chas - NK8O


Re: 40 m Net

David Speltz
 

Heard in Portsmouth, NH on my 9 foot vertical (no one heard me):  

K3NLT 439
WA9PVP 569.

Lots of muddy tones otherwise.

David KB1PJ

On Mar 27, 2019, at 10:17 PM, w2sh@... wrote:

Here's how you guys sounded in NJ:

KV6Z            579
WA9PWP     589
K3NLT          Audible but unreadable
KØBXB        549
K4VIG          579
WB5OJJ      549
KK4ITX        Audible & 10 pct. readable.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 22:08
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 m Net
 
A very nice Net tonight.
There were 7 check-ins:

WA9PWP    Paul      WI
K3NLT         Russ     VA
K0BXB        Martin    WI
W2SH         Chas      NJ
K4VIG         Gary      TN
WB5OJJ     Al           TX
KK4ITX       John       FL


I hope this activity keeps up - it makes it a lot more fun.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40 m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

Hi John,

I heard you at RST 329 but there was a lot of QSB.

Yes, Ozarkcon is a lot of fun - I really look forward to it.

Maybe you can try to work the K0N station they set up at the hotel.

They usually stay in the vicinity of 7030 or 7040 kHz.


73

Bill

KV6Z

 


On 27/03/2019 10:52 pm, jleahy00 via Groups.Io wrote:

Bill,
 
Weird tonight, I could hear KV and then nada next time maybe the CQ & a 6...... once I was sure it was you I put out my Call and only got a partial reply on my end.  I was receiving you below 7.122, not normal.
 
Have a great time at Ozarkcon, maybe next year....... it sounds like a fantastic time with a fun bunch.  I'd fit right in with the Dummy Load Group !
 
73,
 
John
KK4ITX 
ZephyrHills, FL
 


If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Mar 27, 2019, at 22:17, w2sh@... wrote:

Here's how you guys sounded in NJ:
 
KV6Z            579
WA9PWP     589
K3NLT          Audible but unreadable
KØBXB        549
K4VIG          579
WB5OJJ      549
KK4ITX        Audible & 10 pct. readable.
 
72,
 
Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 
 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 22:08
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 m Net
 
A very nice Net tonight.
There were 7 check-ins:

WA9PWP    Paul      WI
K3NLT         Russ     VA
K0BXB        Martin    WI
W2SH         Chas      NJ
K4VIG         Gary      TN
WB5OJJ     Al           TX
KK4ITX       John       FL


I hope this activity keeps up - it makes it a lot more fun.

73
Bill
KV6Z


Re: 40 m Net

John - KK4ITX
 

Bill,

Weird tonight, I could hear KV and then nada next time maybe the CQ & a 6...... once I was sure it was you I put out my Call and only got a partial reply on my end.  I was receiving you below 7.122, not normal.

Have a great time at Ozarkcon, maybe next year....... it sounds like a fantastic time with a fun bunch.  I’d fit right in with the Dummy Load Group !

73,

John
KK4ITX 
ZephyrHills, FL



If you need a parachute and don't have one you probably won't need one again.

On Mar 27, 2019, at 22:17, w2sh@... wrote:

Here's how you guys sounded in NJ:

KV6Z            579
WA9PWP     589
K3NLT          Audible but unreadable
KØBXB        549
K4VIG          579
WB5OJJ      549
KK4ITX        Audible & 10 pct. readable.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 22:08
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 m Net
 
A very nice Net tonight.
There were 7 check-ins:

WA9PWP    Paul      WI
K3NLT         Russ     VA
K0BXB        Martin    WI
W2SH         Chas      NJ
K4VIG         Gary      TN
WB5OJJ     Al           TX
KK4ITX       John       FL


I hope this activity keeps up - it makes it a lot more fun.

73
Bill
KV6Z


tonights dmr net

Robert
 

GREAT NET THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN

N9PUZ TIM

WG5F ED

AC0BQ JOHNNY

N0TGR DICK

NK8O CHARLES

N0MPM MIKE

AB0AH LARRY

KA4RUR FRED

HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE IN BRANSON

72'S 73'S

BERT

N0YJ


Re: 40 m Net

w2sh@...
 

Here's how you guys sounded in NJ:

KV6Z            579
WA9PWP     589
K3NLT          Audible but unreadable
KØBXB        549
K4VIG          579
WB5OJJ      549
KK4ITX        Audible & 10 pct. readable.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of dekle <dekle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 22:08
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 m Net
 
A very nice Net tonight.
There were 7 check-ins:

WA9PWP    Paul      WI
K3NLT         Russ     VA
K0BXB        Martin    WI
W2SH         Chas      NJ
K4VIG         Gary      TN
WB5OJJ     Al           TX
KK4ITX       John       FL


I hope this activity keeps up - it makes it a lot more fun.

73
Bill
KV6Z


40 m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

A very nice Net tonight.
There were 7 check-ins:

WA9PWP    Paul      WI
K3NLT         Russ     VA
K0BXB        Martin    WI
W2SH         Chas      NJ
K4VIG         Gary      TN
WB5OJJ     Al           TX
KK4ITX       John       FL


I hope this activity keeps up - it makes it a lot more fun.

73
Bill
KV6Z


80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Guys
FB Net tonight

Check in's were:
WA9PWP PAUL
NK80 CHAS
N0YJ BERT
KV6Z BILL
W2SH CHAS
KL7IXI RUSS
W0MQY JOE
72, 73
Fyi
I will be traveling to Ozarkcon next Wednesday, so you guys get on the
air if your home and have FUN!
hope to cu all in Branson!

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


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/27/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 27 March 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.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/27/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 27 March 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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Cricket 80a for sale

Martin
 

I’ve got a Cricket 80a with marking, © 2017 that I bought a couple years. It’s all built up. Transmitter works. Receiver works for about a second after power or key up and then fades. It is probably something simple but for the life of me I can’t find it.

 

Everything is there except the key arm which I stole to use in another setting. The one with the key jack on it is mounted.

 

If someone is interested in it make me a modest offer and I’ll likely accept.

 

Thanks,

Martin

K0BXB


Re: HT20/portable progress report.

Walter - K5EST
 

Congrats, what a catch and the Xmas tree holder should get gold plated :-)

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
4 State QRP Group #40 - JARL QRP Club #845
Coordinator, Ozarkcon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention





On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 7:08 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

Just signed with W5IQS (Evan) in TX.
He gave me a 599 which I think was probable because his sigs were 599++ here in SF.
I had to crank down the RF gain.

The point here being that I was operating in full portable configuration.
My HT20 to a very simple "all band mobile vertical" (mounted in a Xmas tree holder) placed on the hood of my Isuzu SUV. 

Did I catch "lightening on a bottle "with this QSO and outstanding report?

Stay tuned in.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco CA usa