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Re: Hello :) My latest project A NA5N PIPSQUEAK regenerative receiver

KD5ALD
 

Hello Tom
I previously viewed your radio there , before I ever built this one !
Matter of fact , I saved the pictures from there onto my computer !
Very nice example your radio :)
All I can say is mine works much better than I looks :)
I have been doing a little experimenting with a coil !
My conclusion so far is 
The coil built as to the schematic is really hard to beat !
I got to say I do really like this rig !
When I first put voltage to it  radio Havana Cuba come booming in with no adjustment at all :)
73 Tom de Frank kd5ald


On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
Very nice.  I built one a while back as well, which can be seen here:
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/pipsqueak-regenerative-receiver.587926/page-4#post-4496600

It's a lot of fun to pull it off the shelf and listen to it.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




4SQRP DMR NET

Robert
 

ANOTHER GREAT NET, THANKS TO ALL THAT CHECKED IN AND LISTENED IN

TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

NK80  CHARLES

N8EGT WAYNE

N8DAH DAVID

WG5F ED

KV6Z BILL

K0WDO WILL

AK0B STAN

AB0AH LARRY

W8NWA MIKE


THANKS TO EVERY ONE  FOR CHECKING IN AND SHARING THEIR CHRISTMAS STORIES, AND I HOPE EVERY ONE HAS A HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND GETS TO WORK STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT THIS NEW YEARS  EVE.


73'S

BERT

N0YJ

Re: 80 meter net

Ruth A Mumaw
 

Thank you, I have been listening but heard no activity, Russ K3NLT

On December 26, 2018 at 8:46 PM Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

No 80 meter net Tonight, it’s rainy and 
Stormy in SE KS tonight.
Hope to cu all next week.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: 40m Net

John - KK4ITX
 

Bill,

The QSB was terrible.  Only got 1/3 of your transmissions, faintly heard others but only less than 10%.

I'm sure you worked from memory on my call, Hi Hi.  I'll keep practicing.

John
KK4ITX 




From: dekle <dekle@...>
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 9:27 PM
Subject: [4SQRP] 40m Net

3 check-ins tonight:

W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX   John     Fl
K3NLT     Russ   Va

The band still appears to be long.
tnx all & 73

Bill
KV6Z


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

3 check-ins tonight:

W2SH     Chas     NJ
KK4ITX   John     Fl
K3NLT     Russ   Va

The band still appears to be long.
tnx all & 73

Bill
KV6Z

Re: MicroVert Antenna

 

I built several but about 10 years ago when bands were good. They work very well considering how small they are A ham John Moore has a site and I saw it just 3 weeks ago. However with bands bad and no sun spots in would not waste my time. I been doing great with end fed antennas as per Steve Yates site AA5TB. Bob AF2DX

N1KWW <bgrass2@...> wrote:

Curious if anyone has built this antenna, seems to work ok. Any thoughts? N1KWW

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/26/2018 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

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.

80 meter net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

No 80 meter net Tonight, it’s rainy and 
Stormy in SE KS tonight.
Hope to cu all next week.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: Cricket 40?

John Lonigro
 

Surely there's somebody who has made an enclosure for those crickets out of a bait bucket.  Seems a natural (hi).

72 and happy holidays to all,

John, AA0VE

On 12/26/18 4:55 PM, Don Pitchford wrote:
Gary,
I have several unbuilt 80's,  no 80A's. If you are interested please contact me at w9ebk@... 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 3:57 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Hello :) My latest project A NA5N PIPSQUEAK regenerative receiver

Tom Sevart
 

Very nice. I built one a while back as well, which can be seen here: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/pipsqueak-regenerative-receiver.587926/page-4#post-4496600

It's a lot of fun to pull it off the shelf and listen to it.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: MicroVert Antenna

N1KWW <bgrass2@...>
 

MicroVert Antenna

N1KWW <bgrass2@...>
 

Curious if anyone has built this antenna, seems to work ok. Any thoughts? N1KWW

Re: Cricket 40?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gary
Search for Nm0s electronics.
Dave is selling the 80a now.
73
Johnny 

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 4:57 PM Don Pitchford <donw9ebk@...> wrote:
Gary,
I have several unbuilt 80's,  no 80A's. If you are interested please contact me at w9ebk@... 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 3:57 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

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Re: [CricketKit] [4SQRP] Cricket 40?

Frank Perkins
 

Hobby Lobby has a good selection of inexpensive wooden boxes with lids (some hinged), that are great!
Not all cities have a store, but you can look online.
Frank N6CES

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 2:39 PM Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@... wrote:
Gary,

I put my Cricket80 in a metal container that I got at the Dollar store or Dollar Tree.  You can still find them now as it is the size a lot of cookies came in over Christmas.  It has a hinged (I think) lid.  I had hoped I could use a SO239 connector instead of the BNC but there was not enough room for the BNC plug/adapter so I had to wire my SO239 in place of the BNC on the pc board but it works.  I also added the key jack mod to the pc board and then drilled my enclosure for that extra hole.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/26/2018 1:55 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Cricket 40?

Don, W9EBK
 

Gary,
I have several unbuilt 80's,  no 80A's. If you are interested please contact me at w9ebk@... 
Don, W9EBK 

On Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 3:57 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

Jim Pruitt
 

Gary,

I put my Cricket80 in a metal container that I got at the Dollar store or Dollar Tree.  You can still find them now as it is the size a lot of cookies came in over Christmas.  It has a hinged (I think) lid.  I had hoped I could use a SO239 connector instead of the BNC but there was not enough room for the BNC plug/adapter so I had to wire my SO239 in place of the BNC on the pc board but it works.  I also added the key jack mod to the pc board and then drilled my enclosure for that extra hole.

Good luck.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/26/2018 1:55 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail
On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Cricket 40?

Gary E. Kohtala
 

I wish the Cricket 80(A) was still available. I would like to acquire the whole series, 80, 40, 30, etc.

I would like ideas for enclosures for the Crickets. Anyone? Thanks, and happy new year.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Sent from BlueMail

On Dec 26, 2018, at 12:47, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/26/2018 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) 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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Re: Cricket 40?

Jim Pruitt
 

I have a Cricket 80,  a Cricket80A, and a Cricket30. I would also be interested but only if the key jack was placed on the pc board (takes one pc lan and isolate one hole) and that they meet spectral purity.

Might I also suggest that there be corner holes pre drilled for mounting.  I know the idea is for minimalist use but I prefer to put mine in an enclosure as hot.live pc boards on the bench are an invitation for disaster and for letting the magic smoke escape.  I also had problems with hooking it up to a front panel power switch since the included onboard power switch has a little different spacing than most other switches so finding a center off pc mount power switch with the same footprint to replace the included one was a trick.  Yes,  I know I could have just used the board mounted switch on my front panel enclosure but I was trying to keep it stock if I removed it from the enclosure.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 12/24/2018 2:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

John Hucke
 

Yes, I’d be interested in a Cricket 40.
K3JH John


On Dec 25, 2018, at 01:17, Ron Edmo <snakedmo5@...> wrote:

I would be interested. I already have the Cricket80a plus Bayou Jumpers (White and Green boards)

73, Ron KF7JZH

On Dec 24, 2018 3:39 PM, "nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io" <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S