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Ref FS resistors

George H. Gates
 

Forgo to add picture available. 72 Geo/W2BPI


Re: FS resistor assortment

Frank Perkins
 

What is FS?


On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 11:52 AM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Fill up your junk box. Must clean out shack. $20.00 plus shipping. 72  George/W2BPI


FS resistor assortment

George H. Gates
 

Fill up your junk box. Must clean out shack. $20.00 plus shipping. 72  George/W2BPI


Re: Hilltopper 40 progress

Bobby Rolph
 

Hello Gary. I just wanted to send you a quick hello from Lexington. It is great to see a Nother person in Kentucky involved with the four state QRP group.Well I see that Siri does not transcribe very well sometimes. Hi hi. 73 and have fun with your Hilltoppers rigs. 72/3
Bobby Rolph
KB4QNR

On Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:57 PM, Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek@...> wrote:


I purchased a set of JBL EnduranceRun earbuds. In several days of tuning around I have found that although the receive audio will sometimes clip on strong signals with the GAIN control wide open, I have yet to experience the terrible screeching noise I experienced with the computer type headphones... AND the receiver audio level is quite acceptable as-is. I have usually kept the GAIN control wide open when tuning the band but ride it just in case I approach a strong signal, at which time I reduce the audio a bit and tune by. That technique and the new earbuds seem to have overcome the screeching noise that plagued me on all other types of headsets. By the way, the JBL earbuds are based upon strong magnets. Not sure if that is why they seem to be working so well for me. In any case I am completely happy now and can commence to building my remaining Hilltopper 20.

Oh, and by the way, I made my first contact tonight on the HT 40. It was approximately 935 miles with a station up in Maine. I got a 559 at first, then he upped it to 579 as the band was changing a bit. Had a nice little chat with him until my single paddle suddenly went crazy and I had to sign. I apparently hadn't firmly cinched down all of the adjustments and one of them suddenly got very sloppy, totally messing up my sending. I fixed that and am now looking for contact number two on my HT 40. I have been CQ'ing a lot on or around 7123.0 khz but have heard zero thus far. I will keep at it. When I can remember, I am spotting myself on QRPSpots. I wish more operators would use that excellent tool.

Thanks to all of those that offered assistance and suggestions with my HT 40. I am grateful and have learned  a lot. I expect that my un-built HT 20 will go together much quicker and smoother. Now if we could see a HT 80 and HT 30, I'd be in ham heaven...Hint, hint..  See you on the air.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)



Re: Hilltopper 40 progress

Dave Benson
 

Gary-

Thanks for that good news!

My experience has been that a good set of earbuds is spec'ed at 103 dBa/mW or better. Your JBLs undoubtedly fit in that category, and the rare-earth magnets definitely help with sensitivity.

I recently advised another builder with new component values to boost the Hilltopper audio gain by 10 dB. He's delighted with the change, but leaves me thinking he'll hear 'limiting' more often.

To that end, I've ordered and received samples of a different op-amp with higher current drive specs.  I'll evaluate that part today (Saturday).  I'll plan to post further information shortly.

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 11:57 PM Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I purchased a set of JBL EnduranceRun earbuds. In several days of tuning around I have found that although the receive audio will sometimes clip on strong signals with the GAIN control wide open, I have yet to experience the terrible screeching noise I experienced with the computer type headphones... AND the receiver audio level is quite acceptable as-is. I have usually kept the GAIN control wide open when tuning the band but ride it just in case I approach a strong signal, at which time I reduce the audio a bit and tune by. That technique and the new earbuds seem to have overcome the screeching noise that plagued me on all other types of headsets. By the way, the JBL earbuds are based upon strong magnets. Not sure if that is why they seem to be working so well for me. In any case I am completely happy now and can commence to building my remaining Hilltopper 20.

Oh, and by the way, I made my first contact tonight on the HT 40. It was approximately 935 miles with a station up in Maine. I got a 559 at first, then he upped it to 579 as the band was changing a bit. Had a nice little chat with him until my single paddle suddenly went crazy and I had to sign. I apparently hadn't firmly cinched down all of the adjustments and one of them suddenly got very sloppy, totally messing up my sending. I fixed that and am now looking for contact number two on my HT 40. I have been CQ'ing a lot on or around 7123.0 khz but have heard zero thus far. I will keep at it. When I can remember, I am spotting myself on QRPSpots. I wish more operators would use that excellent tool.

Thanks to all of those that offered assistance and suggestions with my HT 40. I am grateful and have learned  a lot. I expect that my un-built HT 20 will go together much quicker and smoother. Now if we could see a HT 80 and HT 30, I'd be in ham heaven...Hint, hint..  See you on the air.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)



Re: Switch and 1/8th Jack Nut driver

Dave Benson
 

Hi Terry-

Thanks for the reference to that little 'horizonhobby' tool.  How do you use it?  I assume it slips down over a recess in the underside of the tool.   From the looks of it, it still needs some sort of slotted driver to torque the 3.5mm nut down.

Thanks- Dave, K1SWL


On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
They're currently out of stock, but I believe a Wiha 30517 is a better deal with a nice handle on it.

Jim, W0EB

On Mar 19, 2019, at 3:00 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

While perusing the Horizon Hobby web page to fuel one of my other hobbies, I ran across the wrench below.  It is being sold as a RC Transmitter switch wrench, buit is also works perfectly for the 1/8" Jacks we have on receivers, keyers, amps, xcvrs,etc..  These are the little round nuts that seem impossible to tighten. The bars on the wrench fit into the slots on the nuts.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/spektrum-radio-switch-bezel-wrench--orange-p-spma1310  

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72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Hilltopper 40 progress

Gary E. Kohtala
 


I purchased a set of JBL EnduranceRun earbuds. In several days of tuning around I have found that although the receive audio will sometimes clip on strong signals with the GAIN control wide open, I have yet to experience the terrible screeching noise I experienced with the computer type headphones... AND the receiver audio level is quite acceptable as-is. I have usually kept the GAIN control wide open when tuning the band but ride it just in case I approach a strong signal, at which time I reduce the audio a bit and tune by. That technique and the new earbuds seem to have overcome the screeching noise that plagued me on all other types of headsets. By the way, the JBL earbuds are based upon strong magnets. Not sure if that is why they seem to be working so well for me. In any case I am completely happy now and can commence to building my remaining Hilltopper 20.

Oh, and by the way, I made my first contact tonight on the HT 40. It was approximately 935 miles with a station up in Maine. I got a 559 at first, then he upped it to 579 as the band was changing a bit. Had a nice little chat with him until my single paddle suddenly went crazy and I had to sign. I apparently hadn't firmly cinched down all of the adjustments and one of them suddenly got very sloppy, totally messing up my sending. I fixed that and am now looking for contact number two on my HT 40. I have been CQ'ing a lot on or around 7123.0 khz but have heard zero thus far. I will keep at it. When I can remember, I am spotting myself on QRPSpots. I wish more operators would use that excellent tool.

Thanks to all of those that offered assistance and suggestions with my HT 40. I am grateful and have learned  a lot. I expect that my un-built HT 20 will go together much quicker and smoother. Now if we could see a HT 80 and HT 30, I'd be in ham heaven...Hint, hint..  See you on the air.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)



Re: 40m Net

W6BOW
 

David KB1PJ,

Thanks OM!
Your e-feedback a big surprise to me and absolutely helpful.

I did not officially log a "QSO" with you. 
However your 559 5W sigs were Solid Copy here in the Bay Area by way of the excellent ...
KFS WebSDR HF radio receiver system located six miles south of Half Moon Bay, California USA.
I sometimes fudge using KFS WebSDR. My QTH is SF proper. Big city = big noise!

Will be listening for you in future, David

73-Don
W6BOW


-----Original Message-----
From: David Speltz <dspeltz@...>
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 8:15 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net



I am amazed you heard me — I heard tones in the background including a K a few times, and once I think a 559.  I was transmitting 5 watts from Portsmouth, NH.  I never got a full call sign.

David KB1PJ



On Mar 20, 2019, at 10:18 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

An interesting night tonight.

In addition to the usual suspects, there were some new check-ins.
QNIs were:

WA9PWP       Paul         WI
AB4QL           Barry        AL
WB5OJJ         Al             TX  (Member 1712)
KB1PJ            David       NH?   (I didn't hear him come back - possibly in FL)
VE4FEB         Fernan     Manitoba (Member 1088)
KK4ITX          John         FL
WB5CTS/M   Steve        AZ (Member 176) - A rare mobile QNI.


Can't wait till next week. Thanks everybody.

73
Bill
KV6Z



Re: 40m Net

John - KK4ITX
 

David,

I have a great admiration for these guys........ Try as I might I think that I send garbage but somehow they interpret who I am and where I’m from.  This CW business is all EARS and patience and the NCO deserves at least 75% of the credit for the QNI.

Hats 🎩 Off !

John
KK4ITX 

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

On Mar 21, 2019, at 11:15, David Speltz <dspeltz@...> wrote:



I am amazed you heard me — I heard tones in the background including a K a few times, and once I think a 559.  I was transmitting 5 watts from Portsmouth, NH.  I never got a full call sign.

David KB1PJ



On Mar 20, 2019, at 10:18 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

An interesting night tonight.

In addition to the usual suspects, there were some new check-ins.
QNIs were:

WA9PWP       Paul         WI
AB4QL           Barry        AL
WB5OJJ         Al             TX  (Member 1712)
KB1PJ            David       NH?   (I didn't hear him come back - possibly in FL)
VE4FEB         Fernan     Manitoba (Member 1088)
KK4ITX          John         FL
WB5CTS/M   Steve        AZ (Member 176) - A rare mobile QNI.


Can't wait till next week. Thanks everybody.

73
Bill
KV6Z



Re: 40m Net

David Speltz
 



I am amazed you heard me — I heard tones in the background including a K a few times, and once I think a 559.  I was transmitting 5 watts from Portsmouth, NH.  I never got a full call sign.

David KB1PJ



On Mar 20, 2019, at 10:18 PM, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

An interesting night tonight.

In addition to the usual suspects, there were some new check-ins.
QNIs were:

WA9PWP       Paul         WI
AB4QL           Barry        AL
WB5OJJ         Al             TX  (Member 1712)
KB1PJ            David       NH?   (I didn't hear him come back - possibly in FL)
VE4FEB         Fernan     Manitoba (Member 1088)
KK4ITX          John         FL
WB5CTS/M   Steve        AZ (Member 176) - A rare mobile QNI.


Can't wait till next week. Thanks everybody.

73
Bill
KV6Z



4sqrp dmr net check ins

Robert
 

good evening

tonight's topic was satellite communications

N8DAH DAVID

N0TGR DICK

NK80 CHARLES

N9PUZ TIM

WG5F ED

KD9MDL BILL

AC0BQ JOHNNY

NA1MH DAVID


HOPE TO SEE EVERY ONE IN BRANSON AND HEAR EVERYONE NEXT WEEK

73'S

BERT

N0YJ


40m Net

dekle <dekle@...>
 

An interesting night tonight.

In addition to the usual suspects, there were some new check-ins.
QNIs were:

WA9PWP       Paul         WI
AB4QL           Barry        AL
WB5OJJ         Al             TX  (Member 1712)
KB1PJ            David       NH?   (I didn't hear him come back - possibly in FL)
VE4FEB         Fernan     Manitoba (Member 1088)
KK4ITX          John         FL
WB5CTS/M   Steve        AZ (Member 176) - A rare mobile QNI.


Can't wait till next week. Thanks everybody.

73
Bill
KV6Z


80 meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group
Nice 80 meter net tonight!
all in all signals were pretty good, the band is getting better just
in time for the spring thunderstorms!

The check in's were:
KL7IXI MIKE
WA9PWP Paul
N3LPJ LEE
KV6Z BILL
and
AD0YM MIKE
Thanks guys hope to cu all in Branson soon!!
73
Johnny AC0BQ

--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ ..


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/20/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 20 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.


Re: Guidance on DMR - getting started

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice articles on DMR Jeff.
Thanks for sharing the links.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:
KE0FHS really puts a lot of time and effort in writing his stuff:


If and when you are thinking about DMR hotspots, his sections on hotspots and pi-star are also extremely valuable:


As you start reading, don't get discouraged. Eventually it will all start to make sense :-) 

Also: if you're interested in DMR, be sure to join the DigitalFM@4SQRP.groups.io sub-group. That's the best place to ask DMR-related questions that may go longer than a quick reply or two.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Mar 20, 2019, at 3:21 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Mike, N0SO, pointed this site out to me.  It should help a little.

http://www.modigitalgroup.org/images/Introduction_to_DMR-DCC_2017.pdf

On 3/20/19 3:18 PM, Dennis Shelton wrote:

I am in a similar situation. Where do I find guidance on DMR?

On 3/20/2019 4:11 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
OK...I want get into DMR.  What is the best online primer?


--
Jeff N0̷MII

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Guidance on DMR - getting started

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

KE0FHS really puts a lot of time and effort in writing his stuff:


If and when you are thinking about DMR hotspots, his sections on hotspots and pi-star are also extremely valuable:


As you start reading, don't get discouraged. Eventually it will all start to make sense :-) 

Also: if you're interested in DMR, be sure to join the DigitalFM@4SQRP.groups.io sub-group. That's the best place to ask DMR-related questions that may go longer than a quick reply or two.

Jeff N0̸MII 

On Mar 20, 2019, at 3:21 PM, John Lonigro <jonigro@...> wrote:

Mike, N0SO, pointed this site out to me.  It should help a little.

http://www.modigitalgroup.org/images/Introduction_to_DMR-DCC_2017.pdf

On 3/20/19 3:18 PM, Dennis Shelton wrote:

I am in a similar situation. Where do I find guidance on DMR?

On 3/20/2019 4:11 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
OK...I want get into DMR.  What is the best online primer?


--
Jeff N0̷MII


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

John Lonigro
 

Mike, N0SO, pointed this site out to me.  It should help a little.

http://www.modigitalgroup.org/images/Introduction_to_DMR-DCC_2017.pdf

72,
John, AA0VE


On 3/20/19 3:18 PM, Dennis Shelton wrote:

I am in a similar situation. Where do I find guidance on DMR?

Is AnyTone a decent rig?

On 3/20/2019 4:11 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
OK...I want get into DMR.  What is the best online primer?


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Paul AI4EE
 

I am in a similar situation. Where do I find guidance on DMR?

Is AnyTone a decent rig?

On 3/20/2019 4:11 PM, Michael McEwen wrote:
OK...I want get into DMR.  What is the best online primer?


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Michael McEwen
 

OK...I want get into DMR.  What is the best online primer?


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 20 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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