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Re: Exploring the 4SQRP Group "Member Map" tab

John Lonigro
 

Good tip Jeff. The member list is alphabetized so you really don’t need to do a search at all, other than rapidly scrolling down the list and doing an old fashioned visual search. 
72,
John, AA0VE


On Aug 14, 2019, at 6:03 AM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:

One exception to Jim's tip below: if you're trying to search for a "0" (numeric zero) your browser search will fail. You'll need to substitute an "O" (letter O) instead of searching for a zero. What looks like slashed zeros on the Member Map page is actually a Unicode "Latin Capital Letter O with Stroke." So a search for zeros will fail.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Aug 13, 2019, at 10:21 PM, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:

Don if you go to the 4SQRP home page
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select
"Member List"
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php
which is the item above "Member Map" that you mention.  That List will brink up a frame with all the member's calls on it.  Do a browser search (Control F for Firefox/Waterfox) and put in BOW [or W6BOW] it will go to W6BOW (the only Bow on the list).  When you mouse over W6BOW a box pops out that says you are member 1830.  Using the map shows where members are located, their call, and name but in many cases you have to enlarge the map a lot in order to separate members so you can pick one.  It does not list membership number.  The "Member List" page does give you that information though.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 8/13/2019 5:39 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear All,

Exploring the 4SQRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php) "Member Map"  tab (http://www.4sqrp.com/Map.php) I find that this utility needs updating. (I can't find myself -W6BOW. Do I exist?)
A "member's callsign lookup box" would be a great addition.

I'd be happy to sponsor or help to sponsor ($$$) an update and upgrade.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA   USA




--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Dick Hammond
 

Good reading Bruce. Dick, notgr


On Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 10:26 PM KK0S <bbarley48@...> wrote:

All -


Be aware that the ohmic resistance of a Tungsten light bulb has a very strong positive temperature coefficient! The resistance of the filament drastically increases as it heats up when power is applied.

Take your ohm meter and measure the filament resistance at room temperature, with no power applied. Now, assuming you are using a standard incandescent light bulb (say somewhere around 50 to 100 watts), look what happens to the power consumed at the moment the bulb is first powered up and the power that is consumed after the filament heats up. P=E*E/R The wattage rating of a light bulb is measured at full rated voltage in steady state conditions. That means a 100 W bulb pulls quite a bit more than 100W at the instant it's turned on. You know how it seems that an incandescent light bulb always burns out when you flip the switch to turn it on.

So, the result is that as you are keying your light bulb filament (dummy load), the actual load seen by your transmitter rapidly varies. It starts low and goes to a higher value with each dit and dah.

The old tube rigs didn't much care – they were tough. But your output transistors are a bit more finicky in their diet. Oops! There goes that magic smoke again.

But for QRPer's - not to worry too much. At 5 watts (figure your voltage into 50 ohms), a 50 to 100 watt light bulb probably won't undergo too much heating. If you have enough power to make the filament glow (even dimly), that load resistance is already on the way up.

What it might do, though is contribute to a “yooupy” signal, if your rig is sensitive to a changing load. Remember how the changing load presented by a blowing wind on a wire antenna could affect the old single tube MOPA transmitters and regin receivers back in the days of yore?

Oh, well... Enjoy! That's what ham radio is all about, anyway.


Bruce – KK0S


--
What a great improvement,  Yahoo just didn't work for me.  Dick,  n0tgr


Re: Exploring the 4SQRP Group "Member Map" tab

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

One exception to Jim's tip below: if you're trying to search for a "0" (numeric zero) your browser search will fail. You'll need to substitute an "O" (letter O) instead of searching for a zero. What looks like slashed zeros on the Member Map page is actually a Unicode "Latin Capital Letter O with Stroke." So a search for zeros will fail.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Aug 13, 2019, at 10:21 PM, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:

Don if you go to the 4SQRP home page
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select
"Member List"
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php
which is the item above "Member Map" that you mention.  That List will brink up a frame with all the member's calls on it.  Do a browser search (Control F for Firefox/Waterfox) and put in BOW [or W6BOW] it will go to W6BOW (the only Bow on the list).  When you mouse over W6BOW a box pops out that says you are member 1830.  Using the map shows where members are located, their call, and name but in many cases you have to enlarge the map a lot in order to separate members so you can pick one.  It does not list membership number.  The "Member List" page does give you that information though.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 8/13/2019 5:39 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear All,

Exploring the 4SQRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php) "Member Map"  tab (http://www.4sqrp.com/Map.php) I find that this utility needs updating. (I can't find myself -W6BOW. Do I exist?)
A "member's callsign lookup box" would be a great addition.

I'd be happy to sponsor or help to sponsor ($$$) an update and upgrade.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA   USA




--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

KK0S
 

All -


Be aware that the ohmic resistance of a Tungsten light bulb has a very strong positive temperature coefficient! The resistance of the filament drastically increases as it heats up when power is applied.

Take your ohm meter and measure the filament resistance at room temperature, with no power applied. Now, assuming you are using a standard incandescent light bulb (say somewhere around 50 to 100 watts), look what happens to the power consumed at the moment the bulb is first powered up and the power that is consumed after the filament heats up. P=E*E/R The wattage rating of a light bulb is measured at full rated voltage in steady state conditions. That means a 100 W bulb pulls quite a bit more than 100W at the instant it's turned on. You know how it seems that an incandescent light bulb always burns out when you flip the switch to turn it on.

So, the result is that as you are keying your light bulb filament (dummy load), the actual load seen by your transmitter rapidly varies. It starts low and goes to a higher value with each dit and dah.

The old tube rigs didn't much care – they were tough. But your output transistors are a bit more finicky in their diet. Oops! There goes that magic smoke again.

But for QRPer's - not to worry too much. At 5 watts (figure your voltage into 50 ohms), a 50 to 100 watt light bulb probably won't undergo too much heating. If you have enough power to make the filament glow (even dimly), that load resistance is already on the way up.

What it might do, though is contribute to a “yooupy” signal, if your rig is sensitive to a changing load. Remember how the changing load presented by a blowing wind on a wire antenna could affect the old single tube MOPA transmitters and regin receivers back in the days of yore?

Oh, well... Enjoy! That's what ham radio is all about, anyway.


Bruce – KK0S


Re: Exploring the 4SQRP Group "Member Map" tab

Jim Pruitt
 

Don if you go to the 4SQRP home page
http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php
and select
"Member List"
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php
which is the item above "Member Map" that you mention.  That List will brink up a frame with all the member's calls on it.  Do a browser search (Control F for Firefox/Waterfox) and put in BOW [or W6BOW] it will go to W6BOW (the only Bow on the list).  When you mouse over W6BOW a box pops out that says you are member 1830.  Using the map shows where members are located, their call, and name but in many cases you have to enlarge the map a lot in order to separate members so you can pick one.  It does not list membership number.  The "Member List" page does give you that information though.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY


On 8/13/2019 5:39 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear All,

Exploring the 4SQRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php) "Member Map"  tab (http://www.4sqrp.com/Map.php) I find that this utility needs updating. (I can't find myself -W6BOW. Do I exist?)
A "member's callsign lookup box" would be a great addition.

I'd be happy to sponsor or help to sponsor ($$$) an update and upgrade.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA   USA




Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/14/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST 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: Exploring the 4SQRP Group "Member Map" tab

J.K. Wright
 

Your number is 1830. The call sign listing is in alpha/numeric order. Go toward the bottom of first column for W..... then across.....


On Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 8:39 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear All,

Exploring the 4SQRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php) "Member Map"  tab (http://www.4sqrp.com/Map.php) I find that this utility needs updating. (I can't find myself -W6BOW. Do I exist?)
A "member's callsign lookup box" would be a great addition.

I'd be happy to sponsor or help to sponsor ($$$) an update and upgrade.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA   USA



Exploring the 4SQRP Group "Member Map" tab

W6BOW
 

Dear All,

Exploring the 4SQRP Group (http://www.4sqrp.com/index.php) "Member Map"  tab (http://www.4sqrp.com/Map.php) I find that this utility needs updating. (I can't find myself -W6BOW. Do I exist?)
A "member's callsign lookup box" would be a great addition.

I'd be happy to sponsor or help to sponsor ($$$) an update and upgrade.

73,

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA   USA



Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Nick Kennedy <kennnick@...>
 

I always figured that with the light bulb thing, most of the radiation would be from the coax. But maybe not.

There was an article in QST years ago (July 2000) called "Everything Works" where a guy made QSOs using a light bulb for a load. It was a much better period for propagation though.  I found it on line here:


At OzarkCon this year I used a 50 ohm resistor inserted into a small loop of wire for the in-hotel QSO party. I was amazed to work a station in an adjacent state on that arrangement.

73-

Nick, WA5BDU

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 2:50 PM Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:
Try to use a bulb that will be near 50 ohms resistance under load.

On Aug 13, 2019, at 12:18 AM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith < n0nbd@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

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


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Duane Brayton
 

Try to use a bulb that will be near 50 ohms resistance under load.

On Aug 13, 2019, at 12:18 AM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith < n0nbd@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

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


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

John T. Fitzer
 

Please be careful using higher wattage bulbs for dummy loads. I fear someone’s hearing may be damaged if you were to use a 1KW projection lamp with a 1 watt transmitter, not to mention the possible damage to one’s eyes from looking at the extremely bright light. Ah yes I think we may have figured out the answer to the worlds energy, just use a bigger load.   73. 1415926535

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of W6BOW via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:06 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

 

Gary,

 

I haven't a final solution to your interesting question. My guess is that efficiency would increase with increased bulb wattage rating due to less energy loss in heating the filament assuming that the "bulb" is a filament type?

 

I happened upon the following conversion table most "illuminating" while pondering your query …

 

How to convert watts to lumens

 

73

 

Don Buckter - W6BOW

San Francisco  CA  USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail

On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:

Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul

 

 

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

 

For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

 

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

 

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

 

73,

 

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw

.....   Four St@te QRP Group   ....

....  Navy Amateur Radio Club .....

.........  St Louis QRP Society .......

.  Community Service Radio Club .


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

WD5GLO Lou
 

I guess feeding it with a hundred feet of ladder-line is out of the question...HI

On Aug 13, 2019, at 11:15 AM, J.K. Wright <wrightjk@...> wrote:

I suspect larger bulb = more filament length and better transmission, just like "the more wire in the air, the better"
Jerry, NK2C

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 12:05 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gary,

I haven't a final solution to your interesting question. My guess is that efficiency would increase with increased bulb wattage rating due to less energy loss in heating the filament assuming that the "bulb" is a filament type?

I happened upon the following conversion table most "illuminating" while pondering your query …

How to convert watts to lumens

73

Don Buckter - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA







-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


Sent from Outlook

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....
http://www.wa0itp.com/dlspecial.html

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......
https://hamsignal.com/blog/the-lightbulb-qso-party

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

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


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

J.K. Wright
 

I suspect larger bulb = more filament length and better transmission, just like "the more wire in the air, the better"
Jerry, NK2C

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 12:05 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gary,

I haven't a final solution to your interesting question. My guess is that efficiency would increase with increased bulb wattage rating due to less energy loss in heating the filament assuming that the "bulb" is a filament type?

I happened upon the following conversion table most "illuminating" while pondering your query …

How to convert watts to lumens

73

Don Buckter - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA







-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


Sent from Outlook

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....
http://www.wa0itp.com/dlspecial.html

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......
https://hamsignal.com/blog/the-lightbulb-qso-party

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

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


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

W6BOW
 

Gary,

I haven't a final solution to your interesting question. My guess is that efficiency would increase with increased bulb wattage rating due to less energy loss in heating the filament assuming that the "bulb" is a filament type?

I happened upon the following conversion table most "illuminating" while pondering your query …

How to convert watts to lumens
https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/light/how-watt-to-lumen.html

73

Don Buckter - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA







-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party

If one uses a 100w bulb instead of a 6w bulb will the resulting signal be significantly stronger? 😉🙈

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Aug 9, 2019, at 19:20, Paul Smith <n0nbd@...> wrote:
Sounds good to me. I have used a 6 watt exit light bulb and socket as a dummy load and it worked fine. I used it once with a home brewed tuner and tuned for full brilliance hi hi de Paul


Sent from Outlook

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:23 PM
To: 4SQRP@groups.io <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] The Lightbulb QSO Party
 
For many years OzarkCon has been the host of the famous Dummy Load Antenna QSOs. An example is at Terry's WA0ITP website.....

Now we have another challenge.....The Lightbulb QSO Party.......

Have not tried the lightbulb in a long time but they do work, and be careful because you may see the SWR gradually jumping High! Old school filament lightbulbs are used! 

73,

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


Re: Nouveau 75 Errata

Jim Long
 

With these issues being discussed, is it wise not to install these until a decision is made about a fix, or can one proceed?     I hate to unsolder, because I am not skilled in doing it.

Jim 



SSS Results for August

John Lonigro
 

Fellow QRPers:

We had 11 participants in the August Second Sunday Sprint, not a bad showing.  Most notable is the fact that three of the participants were first-timers: Glenn, N4MJ; David, W0DCX; and Alex, W3AVP. Glenn is from South Fulton, TN.  David lives down the highway from me, in Chesterfield, MO.  And Alex is from New Holland, PA.  Welcome to all three of you.  Please participate in the SSS as often as possible.  That goes for everyone in the organization.  The more participants, the more likely QSOs will be made.

Now for the results:  The August winner is Nick, WB5BKL, with 17 QSO points, followed closely by Chas, W2SH (15 points) and John, K4BAI (12 points).  Nick will be receiving his (digital) certificate in the mail (email) shortly.  For the year, Chas, W2SH, is still in the lead with 123 points, followed by Carl, WB0CFF, with 102 points, and Nick, WB5BKL, with 77 points.  Chas has a commanding but not insurmountable lead.  Several people have a decent chance to overtake Nick for third place and there's an outside chance Carl could either take the lead from Chas or falter and drop a bit in the standings.  In other words, don't assume the contest is over.  There are still four months to go in the 2019 SSS.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Nouveau 75 Errata

K4ENC
 

found  q 10 is getting hot along with q 11...……...any ideas ???????

-----------------------------------------

From: "Dave Benson"
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday August 12 2019 1:16:47PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Nouveau 75 Errata

The voltage across R39 (10K) should be 0V in receive. You also want to verify
 the resistance to ground there (w/ power removed) in case there's a short somewhere.

- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM K4ENC <K4ENC@...> wrote:

Looking   some volt reading around  Q11  and D 6……………….Q11 running very hot in rec.

                                                       Bob

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Nouveau 75 Errata

K4ENC
 

HI  DAVE
         FOUND Q 10 RUNNING HOT ALONG WITH Q-11???????????????????????/
                                     BOB

-----------------------------------------

From: "K4ENC"
To: "main@4SQRP.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Monday August 12 2019 2:04:32PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Nouveau 75 Errata

HI  DAVE
             7.1 V  ACROSS R39                      NOTHING TO GR.

-----------------------------------------

From: "Dave Benson"
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday August 12 2019 1:16:47PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Nouveau 75 Errata

The voltage across R39 (10K) should be 0V in receive. You also want to verify
 the resistance to ground there (w/ power removed) in case there's a short somewhere.

- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM K4ENC <K4ENC@...> wrote:

Looking   some volt reading around  Q11  and D 6……………….Q11 running very hot in rec.

                                                       Bob

 

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Re: Nouveau 75 Errata

Dave Benson
 

Bob-

There's clearly leakage current in that area of the circuitry. Dave C's on it, so you're in good hands.

73- Dave


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM K4ENC <K4ENC@...> wrote:
HI  DAVE
             7.1 V  ACROSS R39                      NOTHING TO GR.

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Sent: Monday August 12 2019 1:16:47PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Nouveau 75 Errata

The voltage across R39 (10K) should be 0V in receive. You also want to verify
 the resistance to ground there (w/ power removed) in case there's a short somewhere.

- Dave, K1SWL


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM K4ENC <K4ENC@...> wrote:

Looking   some volt reading around  Q11  and D 6……………….Q11 running very hot in rec.

                                                       Bob

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: The Lightbulb QSO Party

Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...>
 

If you go to Lowe's or Home Depot, check out their illuminated bulb display.
They have a "vintage" bulb that has a standard size screw-in base, is about 4" tall, and emits an "Amber tint" illumination that looks like a lantern if installed in a "carrage-like" porch light housing.
The bulb filament is strung zigzag up and down the length several times in the globe. Long filament. Should be a good antenna.
Check it out.
72s
Frank N6CES

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