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Friendly reminder about the SSS

John Lonigro
 

Folks:

Don't forget.  The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow night, 7:00-9:00 pm CST (8:00-10:00 pm EST, and 5:00-7:00 pm PST).  There is sometimes some confusion when we switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time.  If you prefer UTC, until DST starts again in the spring, the contest is from 0100-0300Z Monday.

As usual, try to get your score posted as soon as possible after the contest ends (qrpcontest.com). I try to tabulate everything Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Nouveau on-the-air

w9ran <w9ran@...>
 

With the instability problem out of the way I've used the Nouveau on the air and can report that it received rave reviews on this morning's Midwest Classic (AM) Radio Net on 3885 kHz.    From my QTH in northwest Illinois the reports were "loud and clear" and S7 to S9 from Detroit and St. Louis (250-300 miles) and "10 over 9" from 60 to 80 miles away.   Several commented favorably on the audio quality.

Now the rest of the story:   When I first checked in I was using a small converted CB amplifier using a single sweep tube that produces a resting carrier of 20 watts and 80 watts PEP on voice peaks.   But I switched the amplifier off before asking for signal reports and all the above were on the barefoot signal, not through the amplifier!

Clearly the amplifier makes a difference but this test just proves that with a clear frequency and good antenna (full size 75 meter dipole at 50' in this case) the barefoot Nouveau 75 can do a fine job.

Here's a picture of the Nouveau 75 on it's D&A "Hawk" CB amplifier perch:  https://i.imgur.com/cuFVzBl.png

I'd converted the amplifier to 80/40 meters some time ago, replacing their inefficient tank circuit (except on 11 meters, for some reason?) with a tapped toroid and upgrading the power supply.  It uses a single 6KG6 and would be an easy project to duplicate using most any sweep tube - the schematic can be found online.

73, Bob W9RAN


Great CW operating article

Dr Jim Kennedy
 

A truly well written and informative article about CW operating. http://atcweb.com/tsn/Accent.pdf 
Hope you all enjoy.
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*72/73, Doc - K2PHD
FN20qv - SKCC#5669 - NAQCC#9194 - FISTS#18988*


Re: Selling Hilltopper 20 and QCX 40

KF6VCI <kf6vci@...>
 

Dang! I missed that message. (Am still looking for another 40 m QCX 40 / 30 / 20
or 5-Watter (built, please)?

72,
Chris KF6VCI

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 8:32 AM K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
QCX has sold. Thanks all!

> On Nov 8, 2019, at 12:24 PM, K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
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> HT20 is sold!
> 73, Will
> K0WDO
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>> On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:28 AM, K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
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>> Good morning, I have a new still sealed in the box Hilltopper 20 kit. Included is a second package with the audio upgrade parts from Dave as well as a second IC with the updated firmware. Asking 100 shipped.  New baby has left little time to build kits.
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>> One kit I did get finished is a new QCX 40, in a W4MHZ case with Anderson powerpoles, onboard case key and a mini-heatsink. Works great, asking 75 shipped.
>>
>> Email me direct if you have questions or would like to see pictures.
>>
>> K0WDO@...
>>
>> Thanks and 73,
>> Will
>> K0WDO
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Re: nouveau 75 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

Charles W. Powell
 

I haven’t checked/noticed any heating with my Nouveau 75.  Would you advise this as a routine mod?

73,

Charles - NK8O

On Nov 7, 2019, at 1:19 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

I will suggest another mod that might be a little easier to pull off, just remove R47.  The key is to reduce the bias on Q12.


Re: Selling Hilltopper 20 and QCX 40

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

QCX has sold. Thanks all!

On Nov 8, 2019, at 12:24 PM, K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

HT20 is sold!
73, Will
K0WDO


On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:28 AM, K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good morning, I have a new still sealed in the box Hilltopper 20 kit. Included is a second package with the audio upgrade parts from Dave as well as a second IC with the updated firmware. Asking 100 shipped. New baby has left little time to build kits.

One kit I did get finished is a new QCX 40, in a W4MHZ case with Anderson powerpoles, onboard case key and a mini-heatsink. Works great, asking 75 shipped.

Email me direct if you have questions or would like to see pictures.

K0WDO@yahoo.com

Thanks and 73,
Will
K0WDO








Upcoming Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - Sun, 11/10/2019 7:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint

When: Sunday, 10 November 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

View Event

Organizer: John Lonigro

Description: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint. See http://www.4sqrp.com/4sqrpOnTheAir.php for details.


Re: Selling Hilltopper 20 and QCX 40

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

HT20 is sold!
73, Will
K0WDO

On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:28 AM, K0WDO Will Osborn via Groups.Io <K0WDO=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good morning, I have a new still sealed in the box Hilltopper 20 kit. Included is a second package with the audio upgrade parts from Dave as well as a second IC with the updated firmware. Asking 100 shipped. New baby has left little time to build kits.

One kit I did get finished is a new QCX 40, in a W4MHZ case with Anderson powerpoles, onboard case key and a mini-heatsink. Works great, asking 75 shipped.

Email me direct if you have questions or would like to see pictures.

K0WDO@yahoo.com

Thanks and 73,
Will
K0WDO






Selling Hilltopper 20 and QCX 40

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

Good morning, I have a new still sealed in the box Hilltopper 20 kit. Included is a second package with the audio upgrade parts from Dave as well as a second IC with the updated firmware. Asking 100 shipped. New baby has left little time to build kits.

One kit I did get finished is a new QCX 40, in a W4MHZ case with Anderson powerpoles, onboard case key and a mini-heatsink. Works great, asking 75 shipped.

Email me direct if you have questions or would like to see pictures.

K0WDO@yahoo.com

Thanks and 73,
Will
K0WDO


Re: KD1JV Tenna Dipper for sale

Bill VanKirk
 


The Tenna Dipper has been spoken for. Thanks to all!

72
Bill
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73
Bill
W0PT


KD1JV Tenna Dipper for sale

Bill VanKirk
 

I have a KD1JV Tenna Dipper I no longer need. Works fine. Will ship it for $25. Please email me direct for further information.

73
Bill
W0PT


Re: nouveau 75 Dave Cripe/Voltage Checks

nm0s_qrp <ai9e_qrp@...>
 

I will suggest another mod that might be a little easier to pull off, just remove R47.  The key is to reduce the bias on Q12.


Re: 80m tonight

wynger99@yahoo.com
 

I only heard two sigs tonight. Chas for a short time, tried to call back but he couldn't hear me.
Then Glenn in Tenn had a good  and  steady signal on my end 559 most of the time.  Tks Glenn for digging out my weak signal.  Til next time 73;s all.

Dale WN0WWY


DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

TONIGHT'S TOPIC "WHAT IS ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR TEST EQUIPMENT"

N9PUZ TIM
AB0AH LARRY
N0TGR DICK
WW9H JIM
N0MII JEFF
WG5F ED
NK8O CHARLES
W0MFQ TOM
W8NWA MIKE
AC0BQ JOHNNY

THANKS TO ALL WHO CHECKED IN AND I HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.

73'S
BERT
N0YJ

"DMR" WHERE SUNSPOTS DON'T MEAN MUCH


Tonight's Nets

w2sh@...
 

Someone asked about WA4G?.

That was WA4GIR, Joe.  He was a robust 599 here.  He is the long-serving NCS of the Knightlite's QRP net that meets Sundays on 80m at 2100 ET.  It used to be on 3.575 mHz.but the growth of digital sigs has squeezed us down to around 3.571 mHz.  A well attended net and the QNIs get somewhat rag chewy, and interestingly so.

Thursdays at 2030ET see the New England QRP night on 3.566 mHz.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH

--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: 80m tonight

w2sh@...
 

Plenty of QRN here also. But on 80m I worked Paul WA9PWP close to the net's start time.  I was 559, he was 579, but I've got about an hour more darkness than Paul.

On 40m I was the first QNI with NØYJ, tonight's NCS.  I didn't hear any other QNIs thereafter. Guess the band was too long for the 4S heart land stations.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of n4mj via Groups.Io <n4mj@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 21:43
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 80m tonight
 
FWIW - worked WN0WWY on 3.564 @ 0236Z.  Sig was weak and covered by QRN, QSB, and even at one time by QRM (tuner-upper).
Dale's sigs were 229 at best.

heard a station on 40m and I believe he was in QSO with Chas, W2SH.  If it was Chas his sigs were about like Dale's.

Bands continue to be awful at best.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: 40 meter net

Paul Goemans
 

I didn’t hear anyone here. After about 7 minutes I called CQ which didn’t raise anyone either!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Robert
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 8:26 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 meter net
 
Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks
 
W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC
 
72'S
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 meter net

n4mj
 

OK. Tnx for confirming that was Chas I heard on 40 tonight.  Also, I did get part of a WA4 call - WA4G.  Couldn't get the IR though.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 08:26:32 PM CST, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:


Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks

W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC

72'S
BERT
N0YJ


80m tonight

n4mj
 

FWIW - worked WN0WWY on 3.564 @ 0236Z.  Sig was weak and covered by QRN, QSB, and even at one time by QRM (tuner-upper).
Dale's sigs were 229 at best.

heard a station on 40m and I believe he was in QSO with Chas, W2SH.  If it was Chas his sigs were about like Dale's.

Bands continue to be awful at best.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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40 meter net

Robert
 

Band was pretty thin here near Aliceville, Ks

W2SH CHAS IN NJ
WA4GIR JOE IN NC

72'S
BERT
N0YJ

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