Date   
Re: FS Tenna Dipper

Paul Goemans
 

Hi Paul!
  That was fast! How do you wish to pay? I will box it up!
 
Paul Goemans
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Paul Smith
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 3:24 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] FS Tenna Dipper
 
Ill take it
Paul Smith N0NBD
 

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From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:29 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4SQRP] FS Tenna Dipper
 
Greetings!
  I have a 4 State QRP Group version KD1JV Tenna Dipper for sale. This kit is discontinued. Found in shack of local SK. Built into an Altoids tin. Tested it, it works! Shipped to US address for $20 check, greenbacks or PayPal! More QRP related items later!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

Re: FS Tenna Dipper

Paul Smith
 

Ill take it
Paul Smith N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:29 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4SQRP] FS Tenna Dipper
 
Greetings!
  I have a 4 State QRP Group version KD1JV Tenna Dipper for sale. This kit is discontinued. Found in shack of local SK. Built into an Altoids tin. Tested it, it works! Shipped to US address for $20 check, greenbacks or PayPal! More QRP related items later!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

Re: FS: QRP Power Book

Darryl J Kelly
 

Book is Sold
Darryl, KK5IB

FS Tenna Dipper

Paul Goemans
 

Greetings!
  I have a 4 State QRP Group version KD1JV Tenna Dipper for sale. This kit is discontinued. Found in shack of local SK. Built into an Altoids tin. Tested it, it works! Shipped to US address for $20 check, greenbacks or PayPal! More QRP related items later!
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI

Re: NON HAM QUESTION 2.4gHz hearing aid

Jim Parks
 

2.4 ghz is also a common frequency of the magnetrons in microwaves.

 

 

73

Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:32 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NON HAM QUESTION 2.4gHz hearing aid

 

WOW
I had no idea something as simple as an audio amplifier has gelled into such complex
configurations.

found this on the web:


It is a common misconception that wireless hearing aids use Bluetooth. In fact, most so-called "wireless" hearing aids on the market today rely on a technology called near field magnetic induction, and use a Telecoil to receive a signal sent from an intermediary device (a neck loop transmitter), which is worn around the user's neck. A main limitation of this technology is that the transmitter must be within 3 feet of the hearing instrument. These hearing instruments do not contain Bluetooth technology. The Bluetooth connection only exists between the neck loop transmitter and the audio device (for example a television or other audio device) which translates the Bluetooth signal into a near field magnetic induction signal.

Recent technological breakthroughs in the miniaturization of radio frequency antennae have enabled hearing instruments to embed the radio antenna inside the hearing instrument. This approach provides a direct connection from the hearing aid to the wireless audio transmitter (typically connected to the television or other audio device), eliminating the need for the user to wear any intermediary device around their neck and allowing them to be up to 30 feet from the transmitter. These devices operate on 2.4 GHz.

2.4 GHz is a widely used and globally accepted frequency band and is used by most cordless phones, video game consoles, home wireless networks, garage door openers and many other common everyday wireless items. The 2.4 GHz platform can communicate directly, device to device. As mentioned, the induction/T-coil-based "wireless" hearing aids require the user to wear a neck loop to transmit the signal to the hearing aids. In addition, the Bluetooth communication between the audio device and neck loop transmitter introduces significant time delays, which can cause disturbing echo or lip-synch effects when watching television.

Another misconception is that hearing aids that operate on 2.4 GHz encounter interference because it is a commonly used wireless platform. Hearing aids using the 2.4 GHz wireless technology safeguard against interference in two ways. One is by transmitting exceptionally small data packets. With each data packet being only 0.00016 to 0.0005 seconds long, there is a high probability of uninterrupted transmission for that reason alone. A further safeguard is frequency hopping. This means that each time a new piece of data is to be sent, a new channel out of 35 possible channels is picked for the transmission. Because other devices in the 2.4 GHz band use different channel selection strategies, they virtually always steer clear of each other. This approach of "hopping" among channels has virtually eliminated the interference many used to experience with early cordless phones. This same approach to frequency hopping can now be found in hearing instruments and prevents annoying interference between wireless devices.

For more information, please visit our website, www.gnresound.com or the ReSound Web Channel on AudiologyOnline. You can also join GN ReSound on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GNReSound.

On 12/29/2018 10:23 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:

Thanks John,

I never tried to hear it but read about it in the manual

Thanks for responding

BOB  AF2DX

Bob,

 

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

 

72 - john - n0hj



-----Original Message-----
From: John Evans <john.evans.n0hj@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NON HAM QUESTION

Bob,

 

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

 

72 - john - n0hj

 

On 12/29/2018 7:58 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi QRPers,

Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz

-40 dBua/m at 10 meters

These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.

The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.

I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.

I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/

Appreciate any information.

Thank you

BOB AF2DX

_._

 

 


Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: NON HAM QUESTION 2.4gHz hearing aid

Rob <roomberg@...>
 

WOW
I had no idea something as simple as an audio amplifier has gelled into such complex
configurations.

found this on the web:


It is a common misconception that wireless hearing aids use Bluetooth. In fact, most so-called "wireless" hearing aids on the market today rely on a technology called near field magnetic induction, and use a Telecoil to receive a signal sent from an intermediary device (a neck loop transmitter), which is worn around the user's neck. A main limitation of this technology is that the transmitter must be within 3 feet of the hearing instrument. These hearing instruments do not contain Bluetooth technology. The Bluetooth connection only exists between the neck loop transmitter and the audio device (for example a television or other audio device) which translates the Bluetooth signal into a near field magnetic induction signal.

Recent technological breakthroughs in the miniaturization of radio frequency antennae have enabled hearing instruments to embed the radio antenna inside the hearing instrument. This approach provides a direct connection from the hearing aid to the wireless audio transmitter (typically connected to the television or other audio device), eliminating the need for the user to wear any intermediary device around their neck and allowing them to be up to 30 feet from the transmitter. These devices operate on 2.4 GHz.

2.4 GHz is a widely used and globally accepted frequency band and is used by most cordless phones, video game consoles, home wireless networks, garage door openers and many other common everyday wireless items. The 2.4 GHz platform can communicate directly, device to device. As mentioned, the induction/T-coil-based "wireless" hearing aids require the user to wear a neck loop to transmit the signal to the hearing aids. In addition, the Bluetooth communication between the audio device and neck loop transmitter introduces significant time delays, which can cause disturbing echo or lip-synch effects when watching television.

Another misconception is that hearing aids that operate on 2.4 GHz encounter interference because it is a commonly used wireless platform. Hearing aids using the 2.4 GHz wireless technology safeguard against interference in two ways. One is by transmitting exceptionally small data packets. With each data packet being only 0.00016 to 0.0005 seconds long, there is a high probability of uninterrupted transmission for that reason alone. A further safeguard is frequency hopping. This means that each time a new piece of data is to be sent, a new channel out of 35 possible channels is picked for the transmission. Because other devices in the 2.4 GHz band use different channel selection strategies, they virtually always steer clear of each other. This approach of "hopping" among channels has virtually eliminated the interference many used to experience with early cordless phones. This same approach to frequency hopping can now be found in hearing instruments and prevents annoying interference between wireless devices.

For more information, please visit our website, www.gnresound.com or the ReSound Web Channel on AudiologyOnline. You can also join GN ReSound on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GNReSound.

On 12/29/2018 10:23 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks John,
I never tried to hear it but read about it in the manual
Thanks for responding
BOB  AF2DX
Bob,

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

72 - john - n0hj



-----Original Message-----
From: John Evans <john.evans.n0hj@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NON HAM QUESTION

Bob,

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

72 - john - n0hj

On 12/29/2018 7:58 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi QRPers,
Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz
-40 dBua/m at 10 meters
These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.
The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.
I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.
I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/
Appreciate any information.
Thank you
BOB AF2DX
_._


Re: NON HAM QUESTION

 

Thanks John,
I never tried to hear it but read about it in the manual
Thanks for responding
BOB  AF2DX
Bob,

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

72 - john - n0hj



-----Original Message-----
From: John Evans <john.evans.n0hj@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NON HAM QUESTION

Bob,

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

72 - john - n0hj

On 12/29/2018 7:58 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi QRPers,
Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz
-40 dBua/m at 10 meters
These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.
The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.
I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.
I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/
Appreciate any information.
Thank you
BOB AF2DX
_._

Re: NON HAM QUESTION

John Evans
 

Bob,

  All microprocessors and microcontrollers have a clock.  That crystal oscillator is probably what you are hearing.

72 - john - n0hj

On 12/29/2018 7:58 AM, pileupjunkie via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi QRPers,
Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz
-40 dBua/m at 10 meters
These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.
The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.
I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.
I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/
Appreciate any information.
Thank you
BOB AF2DX
_._

Re: NON HAM QUESTION

Jim Parks
 

High tech wearable 80m SSB QRP rig???

 

De NY0J

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of pileupjunkie via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:59 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] NON HAM QUESTION

 

Hi QRPers,

Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz

-40 dBua/m at 10 meters

These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.

The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.

I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.

I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/

Appreciate any information.

Thank you

BOB AF2DX


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NON HAM QUESTION

 

Hi QRPers,
Can someone explain to me why the hearing aids I have put out a carrier at 3.84 MHz
-40 dBua/m at 10 meters
These tiny things have 2 transceivers built in.
The other one is 2.4 GIG 4 dBm eirp.
I really do not need these but they were offered to me by the girl that gave me the hearing test so I took the offer.
I searched and they sell for $2,700.00 each/
Appreciate any information.
Thank you
BOB AF2DX

Re: Field Day 2019

Charles W. Powell
 

Here is an update on our Field Day plans.

  • We have four sites reserved at Weston Bend State Park in Weston MO, # 28, 29, 30, 31.  Two adjacent and two across the drive
  • The sites have power and RV pads.  We still plan to operate battery power, but mains power can be used for anything else EXCEPT a computer that is used for CAT control.  Logging functions are alright on mains so long as they are not connected to the radio.  (I plan to connect my computer for CAT control, so I will operate my laptop from batteries)
  • We will have CW and SSB, which means we will have at least two transmitters.  No one has suggested digital modes as yet, but we certainly could consider that.  At 5 watts or less, CW = 10 points per QSO, SSB = 5 points per QSO, and digital = 10 points per QSO.  We have yet to decide on the total number of transmitters and what bands to operate.  (Remember that for the purposes of FD ALL transmitters are 5 watts or less, including SSB)
  • As of now, we have seven who are planning to attend and four possible attendees.

72,

Chas - NK8O

Re: MicroVert Antenna

Duane Brayton
 

You're more than welcome.
72 Duane

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 9:32 PM, N1KWW <bgrass2@...> wrote:
Success in removing part, tweezers and iron removed wires. Thanks.


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
If you have a hot air station & hot tweezers, it's a breeze. If not, back to old school.  Most important thing is to not damage the board and I've replaced hundreds of IC's under varying conditions as a Tech/Test Engineer.
72s & Happy New Year.
Duane KE0IUV


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On Dec 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" < yahoo.com@ groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek= yahoo.com@ groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: MicroVert Antenna

N1KWW <bgrass2@...>
 

Success in removing part, tweezers and iron removed wires. Thanks.


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:
If you have a hot air station & hot tweezers, it's a breeze. If not, back to old school.  Most important thing is to not damage the board and I've replaced hundreds of IC's under varying conditions as a Tech/Test Engineer.
72s & Happy New Year.
Duane KE0IUV


Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: Muriana kits back in stock!

Dick Hammond
 

A fine radio, HAPPY New Year Johnny.  Dick, n0tgr


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 7:41 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good evening group.
The Muriana kits are back in stock 
And the web page order button will be 
Available soon.

Thanks for your patience.

72
Happy New Year 🎉 
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


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

Muriana kits back in stock!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good evening group.
The Muriana kits are back in stock 
And the web page order button will be 
Available soon.

Thanks for your patience.

72
Happy New Year 🎉 
Johnny AC0BQ 
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: MicroVert Antenna

Duane Brayton
 

If you have a hot air station & hot tweezers, it's a breeze. If not, back to old school.  Most important thing is to not damage the board and I've replaced hundreds of IC's under varying conditions as a Tech/Test Engineer.
72s & Happy New Year.
Duane KE0IUV


Sent from TypeApp

On Dec 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, "Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: MicroVert Antenna

Thomas Martin
 

I agree with John anyone can have that Oh no moment and when it does work it’s a great feeling. 
Nice thing about this group there is always somebody to help out.
Glad to see more people wanting to build kits careful it will become addictive.

Tom 
K0amd


On Dec 28, 2018, at 6:29 PM, jleahy00 via Groups.Io <jleahy00@...> wrote:

Definitely not alone, many times things haven’t gone right during 75 years of messing around.  Big smiles when something works the first time, DIY if you can, might cost more in the end but you can write off the extra $$ to education !

John 
Kk4itx 

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

On Dec 28, 2018, at 19:10, N1KWW <bgrass2@...> wrote:

Thanks for letting me know I am not alone! This is my first attempt at building a kit. When/if successful can take my place among those who have gone before. 

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 10:04 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

Sent from TypeApp
On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: MicroVert Antenna

John - KK4ITX
 

Definitely not alone, many times things haven’t gone right during 75 years of messing around.  Big smiles when something works the first time, DIY if you can, might cost more in the end but you can write off the extra $$ to education !

John 
Kk4itx 

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

On Dec 28, 2018, at 19:10, N1KWW <bgrass2@...> wrote:

Thanks for letting me know I am not alone! This is my first attempt at building a kit. When/if successful can take my place among those who have gone before. 

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 10:04 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

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On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



Re: MicroVert Antenna

N1KWW <bgrass2@...>
 

Thanks for letting me know I am not alone! This is my first attempt at building a kit. When/if successful can take my place among those who have gone before. 


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 10:04 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've also done it. Somehow I wasn't paying attention and got an IC installed backwards in a wattmeter kit.   Removing the errant device is on top of my to do list,  along with getting my Hilltoppers built. I may install a socket this time around. Not sure if that would generate further problems down the road. I am going to bring in the new year with a deluxe hot air soldering station, the X-tronic #6040. This should aid my efforts to complete my wattmeter and Hilltopper construction. Wish me luck..

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 10:21, Duane Brayton <dwbrayton@...> wrote:
We have all done it if we have done any building at all, so don't feel bad.

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On Dec 28, 2018, at 1:13 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Thanks, and I was being so careful!!!

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM Duane Brayton < dwbrayton@...> wrote:
You have lost the mismounted semiconductor. Cut the leads with a flush sidecutter or xacto blade as close to the semiconductor as possible and tip it up or remove it.  That should allow you to remove the remaining leads from the thruholes with soldering iron & tweezers or push them out backwards.
Do not overheat and damage the PCB. Good luck.
Duane KE0IUV

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On Dec 27, 2018, at 2:53 PM, N1KWW < bgrass2@...> wrote:
Previous wire antenna farm had loop for 160 roughly 560 feet. Competed with those running maximum power. 
Yes, I was happy. Now everything is scaled down to a 43 foot dipole wrapped around three sides of building. When weather warms up will 
put up an off center fed with 4-1 balun. (My spell check selected balloon, baling and blain) 
Building a 20mm QRP rig and placed a semiconductor backwards. Have tried the usual methods, solder sucker and wick to no avail. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM d balfour < davesters@...> wrote:
More wire has been good for me as well. My radios vary from 5w to about 70w max output. I insisted on having tuned antennas but gradually have deviated and gone to the more is better. Our (xyl is a ham too) latest creation is an 1150 foot horizontal loop fed into a homemade 4:1 current balun into coax back into a manual tuner.

It is at the same time quieter and gives better signal reports than my other antennas mostly dipoles and a 40 m loop.

I see (hear) hams who use and brag on air that everyone on 40 needs an amp or they don't belong. huh.

Sorry for deviating off topic Pretty hard to be portable except on the deck with a big loop.
73
Dave



FS: QRP Power Book

Darryl J Kelly
 

FS: QRP Power Book, 1996 edition, soft back, very good condition, $15
shipped book rate, Paypal ok, or any money order.
Darryl, KK5IB, #784