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Re: problem with Si5351

Dave Benson
 

Terry-

Jim Pruitt forwarded me your message mentioning no voltage on the ATmega328 pins 5 and 16. I gave him several suggestions, and I'm sure he'll send them to you.

When you briefly press the Function button,  do you get morse code in the headphones?

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 12:57 PM KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:
the Si5351 0 pin as no voltage it should be about 1.68 volts and I am not getting any audio any suggestions on fixing this. all the rest of the pins on the Si5351 are right.  thank you


problem with Si5351

KM6KJE
 

the Si5351 0 pin as no voltage it should be about 1.68 volts and I am not getting any audio any suggestions on fixing this. all the rest of the pins on the Si5351 are right.  thank you


Re: A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

dekle <dekle@...>
 

These are heavy, expensive, and need to be guyed, but I can replace my dipole ropes without leaving the ground or shooting a projectile at the neighbor's house. It was worth the peace of mind for me.


https://mgs4u.com/product/mk-6-series-43-3ft-masts/


Bill

KV6Z

 


On 12/03/2019 8:17 am, Walter - K5EST wrote:

Don't know about the 40 ft pushup pole, but SOTA has a 32 ft lightweight pushup pole,
 
 
also I found a shorter pole (mini) available in the U.S. at DX Engineering. URL is way too long, so Tiny URL is used here:
 
 
and here are a bunch of fiberglass poles and etc  ......  you can custom build your own design:  
 
 
I do not endorse or am not pecuniary attached to the above companies  /  URLs. 

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
 
 

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 6:13 AM Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What is your 40ft pushup pole...I am looking for something like that.
 
Doc K5OSA 




Build-a-Thon extension cords

dekle <dekle@...>
 

If you're participating in the Build-a-Thon, please bring an extension cord and/or power tap for your soldering iron or other electrical needs. I don't have nearly enough for 50 people.

Thanks,
Bill
KV6Z


Re: A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Walter - K5EST
 

Don't know about the 40 ft pushup pole, but SOTA has a 32 ft lightweight pushup pole,


also I found a shorter pole (mini) available in the U.S. at DX Engineering. URL is way too long, so Tiny URL is used here:


and here are a bunch of fiberglass poles and etc  ......  you can custom build your own design:  


I do not endorse or am not pecuniary attached to the above companies  /  URLs. 

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention





On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 6:13 AM Michael McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What is your 40ft pushup pole...I am looking for something like that.

Doc K5OSA 


Re: A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Michael McEwen
 

What is your 40ft pushup pole...I am looking for something like that.

Doc K5OSA 


Re: SK George Dobbs

David Wilcox
 

Rev George was the kind of person that if the church he pastored was close to me I would have considered changing and I have attended the same Wesleyan Church for 45 years.  He was so approachable and kind spirited.  He responded to my emails quickly and with good advice.  I have collected most of his writings in the radio realm and consider them precious and understandable.  We have lost a great one.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Mar 11, 2019, at 12:08 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

I met him at FDIM (Four Days In May) the one year I was able to make Dayton some years back.  Since I'm the membership chairman of the Flying Pigs QRP Club, and Ed Hare (W1RFI from ARRL) is the chief "instigator" of FP shenanigans at the FDIM banquet, we cooked up a fake FP membership for George.  He was always trying to quiet the FP guys down (we were a pretty noisy bunch even then, maybe more so than now as the main bunch from back then has gotten a bit older these days) so we got even with him.  George was always saying he'd never join the "Piggies" (turns out he was already a member from before I took over the Membership Chairman job so I didn't know it) - We had lots of fun with that anyway and George didn't appear too displeased with it either -LOL.  I did send him a proper certificate with his real number on it.

He impressed me as a fine gentleman and he will be missed in the QRP community for sure.  RIP George.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Everett Catlin via Groups.Io" <everettcatlin@...>
To: "QRP-L Mailing List" <qrp-l@...>; "4 State QRP" <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; "Bill K4BX" <k4bx@...>
Sent: 3/11/2019 10:57:18 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] SK George Dobbs

I never met George Dobbs, G3RJV  but I would have really liked too. I have read many of his writings and appreciate his designs and leadership for G-QRP. I have built a few of his projects and had success with them. He will be missed in the QRP community. RIP George and thanks. I will be praying for you and your family.

So sad we have lost two of our best so quickly in George and Hank.

Everett Catlin N5MZX


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/13/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 13 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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Convenient little DC input switching adapter

Jim Sheldon
 

Latest little project from the "Triumvirate Skonk Worx" (W0EB, W2CTX, N5IB)

Just got the boards in and all the kit parts for this little adapter.  It allows the DC input to be connected through an optional Reverse Polarity (series Schottky diode), the switch on the volume control (or separate switch) and the switched DC output to whatever item is being powered, to be connected through a small PC board using MOLEX or MOLEX Style male/female connectors.  This allows for everything to be plugged in and also unplugged for ease of troubleshooting without having to solder or unsolder wires from the rig's terminals.

TSW is making just the bare board or a full kit of parts available.  Full details are on the TSW website (www.w0eb.com) but here is the "Construction Manual" in PDF form so you can see what it's all about.

Jim, W0EB
TSW


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget to send in your SSS  score, preferably by early tomorrow.  I plan to post the results either tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.

I truly hope nobody missed the sprint due to the time change...

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: Iambic Mouse for microBitx

John - KK4ITX
 

I made one of those just for chuckles too.  Some day I may have to use it due to aging hands syndrome, now I'm using a J-38 SK and enjoy that.  Also built a side swiper from QRPGuys in anticipation of the need.

I am avoiding the use of keyers and fancy keys so that I can get a better feel for the mechanics and timing of CW. 

However you do it, just relax and enjoy..... these guys and gals are great to work with.... patience beyond belief !

John
KK4ITX



Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On Monday, March 11, 2019 11:51 AM, d balfour <davesters@...> wrote:


I was looking for a keyer on the internet and was holding my mouse. It struck me that the mouse would make a fairly decent key for my ubitx radio. The ubitx has the firmware in place to support and it only needs two wires. The switches in the mouse are in parallel with one having a 2.2k and the other a 10k resistor on them.

This mouse has an additional switch on the side and may add in a mic/ptt circuit to it to have a universal communicator.








Re: G3 RJV - SK

Chris Howard w0ep
 

I was a member of GQRP for many years, up until recently.
I never had the pleasure of meeting  G3RJV myself.
I did have a small email conversation with him once.

Sorry to hear about his passing.

On 3/11/19 8:32 AM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
Just copied this from the GQRP list:
]]] It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the GQRP Club passed away in the early hours of this morning.
]]]
]]] George had been unwell for some time but he had been living quite comfortably in a care home.
]]]
]]] Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated quite rapidly over the last few days and his life ended at 04:00 this morning.
]]]
]]] Jo, his wife, was with him when he passed.
]]]
]]] A full obituary will follow and all GQRP members will receive a special G3RJV memorial edition of SPRAT.
]]]
]]] RIP George.
]]]
]]] 73, & 72, Steve, G0FUW
]]] Chairman
]]] GQRP Club
]]]

A lot of us had the honor of meeting Rev. Dobbs at FDIM.  He will definitely be missed and mourned.

73 NM0S


Re: A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Jim Sheldon
 

Thanks for posting this Walter.  I don't have a KX3, but I do have a KX2 and this has the potential of becoming a very nice addition to the "Go Kit" along with the 40' fiberglass push-up mast that collapses to just over 3 feet.  

Jim - W0EB
See y'all at OzarkCon

Reading the KX3 reflector yielded a great fix for making a power pack for portable operations and even a possible backup battery for those HTs that use battery modules you cannot charge on an outing.

Kevin - K4KPK has an inexpensive solution and it's main feature is fewer contacts than a regular battery holder that has too many springs and an easy way for power losses.

Take a look at his webpage,  http://k4kpk.com/15v-power-wand-for-kx3

Kevin - K4KPK is a SOTA member and these folks always seem to come up with a great fix for Ham Radio needs.

At Ozarkcon this year we have John Watkins - NØEVH as a guest speaker for SOTA - Summits on the Air. You really would not want to miss his presentation!

See you all at Branson.........it is gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention


_,_._,_


Re: SK George Dobbs

Jim Sheldon
 

I met him at FDIM (Four Days In May) the one year I was able to make Dayton some years back.  Since I'm the membership chairman of the Flying Pigs QRP Club, and Ed Hare (W1RFI from ARRL) is the chief "instigator" of FP shenanigans at the FDIM banquet, we cooked up a fake FP membership for George.  He was always trying to quiet the FP guys down (we were a pretty noisy bunch even then, maybe more so than now as the main bunch from back then has gotten a bit older these days) so we got even with him.  George was always saying he'd never join the "Piggies" (turns out he was already a member from before I took over the Membership Chairman job so I didn't know it) - We had lots of fun with that anyway and George didn't appear too displeased with it either -LOL.  I did send him a proper certificate with his real number on it.

He impressed me as a fine gentleman and he will be missed in the QRP community for sure.  RIP George.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Everett Catlin via Groups.Io" <everettcatlin@...>
To: "QRP-L Mailing List" <qrp-l@...>; "4 State QRP" <main@4sqrp.groups.io>; "Bill K4BX" <k4bx@...>
Sent: 3/11/2019 10:57:18 AM
Subject: [4SQRP] SK George Dobbs

I never met George Dobbs, G3RJV  but I would have really liked too. I have read many of his writings and appreciate his designs and leadership for G-QRP. I have built a few of his projects and had success with them. He will be missed in the QRP community. RIP George and thanks. I will be praying for you and your family.

So sad we have lost two of our best so quickly in George and Hank.

Everett Catlin N5MZX


SK George Dobbs

Everett Catlin
 

I never met George Dobbs, G3RJV  but I would have really liked too. I have read many of his writings and appreciate his designs and leadership for G-QRP. I have built a few of his projects and had success with them. He will be missed in the QRP community. RIP George and thanks. I will be praying for you and your family.

So sad we have lost two of our best so quickly in George and Hank.

Everett Catlin N5MZX


Iambic Mouse for microBitx

d balfour <davesters@...>
 

I was looking for a keyer on the internet and was holding my mouse. It struck me that the mouse would make a fairly decent key for my ubitx radio. The ubitx has the firmware in place to support and it only needs two wires. The switches in the mouse are in parallel with one having a 2.2k and the other a 10k resistor on them.

This mouse has an additional switch on the side and may add in a mic/ptt circuit to it to have a universal communicator.


G3 RJV - SK

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

Just copied this from the GQRP list:
]]] It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the GQRP Club passed away in the early hours of this morning.
]]]
]]] George had been unwell for some time but he had been living quite comfortably in a care home.
]]]
]]] Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated quite rapidly over the last few days and his life ended at 04:00 this morning.
]]]
]]] Jo, his wife, was with him when he passed.
]]]
]]] A full obituary will follow and all GQRP members will receive a special G3RJV memorial edition of SPRAT.
]]]
]]] RIP George.
]]]
]]] 73, & 72, Steve, G0FUW
]]] Chairman
]]] GQRP Club
]]]

A lot of us had the honor of meeting Rev. Dobbs at FDIM.  He will definitely be missed and mourned.

73 NM0S
 
 
 
 


A power pack for AAs and NiMh AA batteries

Walter - K5EST
 

Reading the KX3 reflector yielded a great fix for making a power pack for portable operations and even a possible backup battery for those HTs that use battery modules you cannot charge on an outing.

Kevin - K4KPK has an inexpensive solution and it's main feature is fewer contacts than a regular battery holder that has too many springs and an easy way for power losses.

Take a look at his webpage,  http://k4kpk.com/15v-power-wand-for-kx3

Kevin - K4KPK is a SOTA member and these folks always seem to come up with a great fix for Ham Radio needs.

At Ozarkcon this year we have John Watkins - NØEVH as a guest speaker for SOTA - Summits on the Air. You really would not want to miss his presentation!

See you all at Branson.........it is gonna be fun!

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - Coordinator OzarkCon 2019
 An ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention




Re: Ham Radio in Movie

davemrtn <davemrtn@...>
 

Well, no spoiler, after watching the movie it is my opinion that it did not end the way he describes.

I saw nothing to be sad about, or maybe I am confused !!

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 3/10/2019 13:36, Tommy Gober wrote:
Yay spoilers! Good job.

On Mar 9, 2019, at 8:28 PM, Dwayne R via Groups.Io <masterdr@...> wrote:

I saw this a while back, it is on Youtube.

Fantastic movie.  . .. The ending is sad but amazing. .



--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 3/9/19, davemrtn <davemrtn@...> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Ham Radio in Movie
To: "4SQRP.groups.io" <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:10 PM






     I am watching a movie on
          Netflix called "Mine", about a marine
stuck in the desert and
          he can't move because he stepped on a
mine. 
     He is using a Yaesu FT-817 to
          communicate with his base.


    -- 

      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" !!














Re: $2.00 Bills

Don Jackson
 

Hi Steve,

Where abouts are you in Panama?  I've visited there twice, wound up 2nd time operating HP3/ for a couple weeks way out west near Volcan.  That was couple years ago.  Got to meet a lot of HP3 hams in that area.

73,

Don AE5K

On 3/8/19 11:52 AM, Stephen Myers via Groups.Io wrote:
I am down here in Panama and when someone request a QSL card, they usually put money in it to cover the cost of postage. On two different occasions, I have rec $2.00 bills. I have them taped to my computer here in the "shack". I often wonder what the clerk would do if I tried to "pass" them! As I am not fluent in Spanish, I would have a hard time trying to explain my way out of the situation.

73's
Steve
de HP9SAM