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Is a botx qrp

davesters@...
 
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Is a Bitx, QRP

What is the conscensus of members of this group. I have heard that 5w cw and 10 watts ssb. constitutes qrp. My only HF radios are bitx. I  have both a ubitx and a bitx40 and regularly participate in evening logging nets like nata net and omiss nets. 

My bitx40 puts out about 7 watts on 40meters and the ubitx puts out over 20 wattw on 80meters, 10w on 40m and it fades to a watt by 28mhz.

So far my ditties are too slow to be useful particularly on reception so my modes are phone and digital. 

I don't see much representaion of this brand. 
Dave 
K0MBT


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 5/9/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Charles W. Powell
 

Wish I could make it but too “buggy” at that time of night to go out to the park, and too much QRN at the hotel.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On May 9, 2018, at 3:00 PM, main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4SQRP.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.



Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 5/9/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.


Grp 3, Grp 4, Grp5 and new manual?

Retired Doc
 

Hi All,

I am using the 11/9/17 manual (I just noticed there is a new manual that seems to have different steps?)  I am starting Grp 5 with some questions about parts that are in the numbered bag, but not on the installation instructions

I thought I sent this in the Hilltopper subgroup but don't see it.  I wound up with a spare cap (103) in the Grp 3 Assembly, and a spare cap (471) in Grp 4 Assembly, which are not accounted for?  In Grp 5 there is two caps (471) and (436) in the bag, but the instructions.  Of course, I can use the earlier (471) and install C21 and C22?  Now I have an unaccounted 4 (436).

Also, in Grp 6 Assembly, R1 is installed, but I do not see where R1 is installed in the newly uploaded manual 11/14/17?

I am assuming that I can continue using the current manual (11/9/17) and it will all come out in the end...I hope, but I am just curious if I should install R1 in the next step (along with my other confusions)??

Thanks, Kent KC9LIF


Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Charles W. Powell
 

FYI - the Hilltopper went out again with me today. The band conditions in general were abysmal, but I still managed a few QSOs and one rag chew.  One station overloaded the front end because I wasn’t quick enough on the gain, but other than that, it was fantastic.

73,

Charles - NK8O

On May 8, 2018, at 9:47 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Thanks, Gary, I think that subgroup is new.  I think I looked for it yesterday and it wasn't there, so I thought that was the best place for the question, but it all worked out.  I got the great suggestions from Dave and Charles.  

Thanks to all for the help

73, Kent KC9LIF


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of gary Lyons <gary.w0gx@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 4:18 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper Assembly Question?
 
Kent,

I approved you a few minutes ago. You should be good now.

My apologies for the delay. I've been away from all my comm devices for the past 6 hrs and just getting caught up with email.

Both Dave B and Charles gave some good pointers. If I remember correctly I ended trimming abt 2/3 off my spacer. It looked somewhat like a capital C on its side with the opening pointed toward the resistor.

73,
Gary/w0gx

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:58 AM Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I just joined the Hilltopper subgroup and have not been approved.  Anyone working on the hilltopper have a picture of how they dealt with Group4 Assembly in installing the switch with the two white spacers?  Not sure what appens when you install R5.  With the spacer there the resistor will not go flat to the board...is that right?  I am not sure I am understand what needs to be done.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF



Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Retired Doc
 

Thanks, Gary, I think that subgroup is new.  I think I looked for it yesterday and it wasn't there, so I thought that was the best place for the question, but it all worked out.  I got the great suggestions from Dave and Charles.  


Thanks to all for the help


73, Kent KC9LIF



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of gary Lyons <gary.w0gx@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 4:18 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper Assembly Question?
 
Kent,

I approved you a few minutes ago. You should be good now.

My apologies for the delay. I've been away from all my comm devices for the past 6 hrs and just getting caught up with email.

Both Dave B and Charles gave some good pointers. If I remember correctly I ended trimming abt 2/3 off my spacer. It looked somewhat like a capital C on its side with the opening pointed toward the resistor.

73,
Gary/w0gx

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:58 AM Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I just joined the Hilltopper subgroup and have not been approved.  Anyone working on the hilltopper have a picture of how they dealt with Group4 Assembly in installing the switch with the two white spacers?  Not sure what appens when you install R5.  With the spacer there the resistor will not go flat to the board...is that right?  I am not sure I am understand what needs to be done.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 5/9/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.


Re: ADV: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Dave Benson
 

Jack-

Sure- that would work too.  73- Dave

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 6:11 PM, jrdock@... <jrdock@...> wrote:
Dave, 
Haven't built mine yet but is there any reason why that resistor can't be put under the board?

Jack

4
Jack R. Dock ....  How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?
Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

On May 8, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

That seems like an easier solution- thanks for sharing!   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:47 PM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:
I remember this when I was assembling the unit.  I took a picture with the top off for you.  On that side I ended up cutting the spacer to allow for the resistor and you can see the horseshoe shape of the spacer in the photo.

Chas - NK8O

<IMG_20180508_133515730.jpeg>

On May 8, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Thanks, Dave.  I have not installed R5 yet, I was just concerned about it.  I will try shifting the spacer nearest R5 and seating R5 as close to outline as possible.  This how I have the spacers located.

73, Kent KC9LIF <Hilltopper20 _SW1 Spacers.jpg>




Re: ADV: Re: [4SQRP] Hilltopper Assembly Question?

jrdock@ckt.net
 

Dave, 
Haven't built mine yet but is there any reason why that resistor can't be put under the board?

Jack

4
Jack R. Dock ....  How about we give GOD a reason to continue blessing America?
Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

On May 8, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:

That seems like an easier solution- thanks for sharing!   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:47 PM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:
I remember this when I was assembling the unit.  I took a picture with the top off for you.  On that side I ended up cutting the spacer to allow for the resistor and you can see the horseshoe shape of the spacer in the photo.

Chas - NK8O

<IMG_20180508_133515730.jpeg>

On May 8, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Thanks, Dave.  I have not installed R5 yet, I was just concerned about it.  I will try shifting the spacer nearest R5 and seating R5 as close to outline as possible.  This how I have the spacers located.

73, Kent KC9LIF <Hilltopper20 _SW1 Spacers.jpg>



Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

gary Lyons
 

Kent,

I approved you a few minutes ago. You should be good now.

My apologies for the delay. I've been away from all my comm devices for the past 6 hrs and just getting caught up with email.

Both Dave B and Charles gave some good pointers. If I remember correctly I ended trimming abt 2/3 off my spacer. It looked somewhat like a capital C on its side with the opening pointed toward the resistor.

73,
Gary/w0gx


On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:58 AM Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I just joined the Hilltopper subgroup and have not been approved.  Anyone working on the hilltopper have a picture of how they dealt with Group4 Assembly in installing the switch with the two white spacers?  Not sure what appens when you install R5.  With the spacer there the resistor will not go flat to the board...is that right?  I am not sure I am understand what needs to be done.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Dave Benson
 

That seems like an easier solution- thanks for sharing!   73- Dave, K1SWL

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:47 PM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:
I remember this when I was assembling the unit.  I took a picture with the top off for you.  On that side I ended up cutting the spacer to allow for the resistor and you can see the horseshoe shape of the spacer in the photo.

Chas - NK8O



On May 8, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Thanks, Dave.  I have not installed R5 yet, I was just concerned about it.  I will try shifting the spacer nearest R5 and seating R5 as close to outline as possible.  This how I have the spacers located.

73, Kent KC9LIF <Hilltopper20 _SW1 Spacers.jpg>



Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Charles W. Powell
 

I remember this when I was assembling the unit.  I took a picture with the top off for you.  On that side I ended up cutting the spacer to allow for the resistor and you can see the horseshoe shape of the spacer in the photo.

Chas - NK8O



On May 8, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:

Thanks, Dave.  I have not installed R5 yet, I was just concerned about it.  I will try shifting the spacer nearest R5 and seating R5 as close to outline as possible.  This how I have the spacers located.

73, Kent KC9LIF <Hilltopper20 _SW1 Spacers.jpg>


Ozarkcon Build-A-Thon kit

Sean Edwards
 

I registered for Ozarkcon and paid for a kit.  I could not go this year because I was hospitalized for weeks with a severe lung infection.  Could someone send me a kit?

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG


Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Retired Doc
 

Thanks, Dave.  I have not installed R5 yet, I was just concerned about it.  I will try shifting the spacer nearest R5 and seating R5 as close to outline as possible.  This how I have the spacers located.

73, Kent KC9LIF


Re: Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Dave Benson
 

Kent-

It should be possible to shift the spacer (nearest to R5 slightly rearward. I've examined my two Hilltoppers and the resistors are fully down.  If you've already installed R5, heating each joint will allow you shift the resistor slightly away from the spacer.

73-   Dave,  K1SWL



On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:58 AM, Kent Berglund PhD <kbergphd@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I just joined the Hilltopper subgroup and have not been approved.  Anyone working on the hilltopper have a picture of how they dealt with Group4 Assembly in installing the switch with the two white spacers?  Not sure what appens when you install R5.  With the spacer there the resistor will not go flat to the board...is that right?  I am not sure I am understand what needs to be done.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF



Hilltopper Assembly Question?

Retired Doc
 

Hi All,

I just joined the Hilltopper subgroup and have not been approved.  Anyone working on the hilltopper have a picture of how they dealt with Group4 Assembly in installing the switch with the two white spacers?  Not sure what appens when you install R5.  With the spacer there the resistor will not go flat to the board...is that right?  I am not sure I am understand what needs to be done.

Thanks,

Kent KC9LIF


Re: W6SFM Bug Roundup Event is coming Next Weekend!

Howard Weinstein <wa3mck@...>
 

That’s ashame... can’t do it- same weekend as FDIM and Hamvention.
Howie WA3MCK 



On May 7, 2018, at 22:54, SFMARC W6SFM <w6sfm@...> wrote:

Announcing W6SFM's BUG ROUNDUP

The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. However, there is a very easy and quick registration form found at https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/. Once you've optionally registered for the event simply Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.  So lets grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly! We want to hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.

Reserve the date! The event begins on Friday May 18th (00:00 UTC) and concludes Sunday May 20th (00:00 UTC)
That's 5:00 PM Friday evening until  5 PM Pacific Time (LOCAL)

For more information, to register your station, and to help assist in spotting, potentially increasing QSOs, an On-line chat window link can be found near the bottom of Bug Roundup home page located at  https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/  We hope to hear you all on the air! 73,

W6SFM     


W6SFM Bug Roundup Event is coming Next Weekend!

SFMARC W6SFM
 

Announcing W6SFM's BUG ROUNDUP

The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. However, there is a very easy and quick registration form found at https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/. Once you've optionally registered for the event simply Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.  So lets grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly! We want to hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.

Reserve the date! The event begins on Friday May 18th (00:00 UTC) and concludes Sunday May 20th (00:00 UTC)
That's 5:00 PM Friday evening until  5 PM Pacific Time (LOCAL)

For more information, to register your station, and to help assist in spotting, potentially increasing QSOs, an On-line chat window link can be found near the bottom of Bug Roundup home page located at  https://w6sfm.com/bug-roundup/  We hope to hear you all on the air! 73,

W6SFM     


Re: QRP Banner is online

Everett Catlin
 

Thanks for the pictures. Looks like I missed a FB time. Hopefully next year.
72
Ev n5mzx


On Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:22:27 AM UTC, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:


GE All, the QRP Banner newsletter for April is loaded with "Memories of OzarkCon 2018.

See........


Walter Dufrain - K5EST
........... QRP UP.............
  www.4SQRP.com




   


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 5/9/18 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central or 0100 UTC on 7.122 +-.
NCS will be Bill KV6Z.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at 0130 UTC Thursday (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 
The net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.



Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

View Event.

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