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4SQRP] 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit & More

Andy - GM0NWI
 

For whats worth, not much probably !

I’d love to see them complete-everything-you-need

SMD Kit Form

Once even the oldest or novice ham practices in tranquil surrounding i think even they would become accomplished constructors

Everythings getting smaller in footprint in our world so why not be the folks to give confidence in abundance

as a club designing state-of-the-art SMDKits ?

OR BRINGING BACK KITTED things Like Norcal Sierra - NC-20/30/40

A new “ Build It Your Complete Kit Of Needed Bits “ to construct a small-footprint “ Bug “ !

Loads ! Of Options

I myself have put out the idea many a time for a club to do-things with the north ottawa qrp club ( micro model only ) touch-paddle

With things that could be added etc

Alas to no avail put down like a horse no longer required for the job

This is only thought on the SMD package but if folks had a lil’ smt tool supply along with their everyday soldering tools

Then kits would more requested & tried as the fear factor would deminish

72’s 73’s
Andy -GM0NWI


Re: 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Gary
I don’t know if they can be modified for that band?
But, it is a thought!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Now all we need is a Hilltopper-80 to round out the set.  Emoji

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

Those were some great soldering tips Ron! Thanks! I wanted to tell you about a tip cleaner I discovered that works great. I saw the stuff they sell on Amazon that has steel wool in a snap closed container. Well, my 79 year old mom uses these things for scrubbing pots and dishes called Scotchbrite Stainless Steel Scrubbing Pads that are made from coarsely shredded stainless steel.  I took one of them and stuffed it down inside a small jelly jar and it works great for cleaning the tip on my iron. Just push it into it over and over 2-3 times and the tip looks like brand new!

Very 72/73 de Cliff KU4GW
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Re: 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

Gary E. Kohtala
 

Now all we need is a Hilltopper-80 to round out the set.  Emoji

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

WA0ITP
 

Wow, NIce Job everyone!  What a great group of excellent rigs.  Ron the manual is very well done.  

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 3:13 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Good afternoon
I am pleased to announce that our kit
Group for the Hilltoppers has packaged up a 30 meter version.

We previously only kitted them by special request.

The link for the info is found here:
A special Thanks goes to Ron Potter and Jim Pruitt for modifying the manual.

Thanks,
Happy Thanksgiving
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



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Re: 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Charles 
I don’t think so.
We just blended them into the manual.
72
Johnny 

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 3:28 PM Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Are there any changes from Dave(Benson)'s original calculations?

72,

Chas - NK8O

On 11/23/20 3:13 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Good afternoon
I am pleased to announce that our kit
Group for the Hilltoppers has packaged up a 30 meter version.

We previously only kitted them by special request.

The link for the info is found here:
A special Thanks goes to Ron Potter and Jim Pruitt for modifying the manual.

Thanks,
Happy Thanksgiving
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



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Re: 60 Meter crystals needed

bigusmith
 

I don't know anything about the QRP Labs ' ProgRock rig...not even knowledgeable about QRP Labs.  Is their website qrplabs,com or something like that?  I will try to go check them out.

EuGene, KA5NLY


Re: 30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

Charles W. Powell
 

Are there any changes from Dave(Benson)'s original calculations?

72,

Chas - NK8O

On 11/23/20 3:13 PM, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Good afternoon
I am pleased to announce that our kit
Group for the Hilltoppers has packaged up a 30 meter version.

We previously only kitted them by special request.

The link for the info is found here:
A special Thanks goes to Ron Potter and Jim Pruitt for modifying the manual.

Thanks,
Happy Thanksgiving
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



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30 Meter Hilltopper Kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good afternoon
I am pleased to announce that our kit
Group for the Hilltoppers has packaged up a 30 meter version.

We previously only kitted them by special request.

The link for the info is found here:
A special Thanks goes to Ron Potter and Jim Pruitt for modifying the manual.

Thanks,
Happy Thanksgiving
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



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Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

WB9YZU
 

I would bet there was volumes of scientific evidence to support that claim ;)
What it would do is increase the mass the element would need to heat. I'm not sure about the premature failure, but it would take longer to come up to temp, and longer to cool down.

Solder tips were the high volume items, not the heating element.
They were simple copper or steel tips with little or no cladding; they would be eaten away pretty quickly.

On my old Weller guns, I don't even bother to buy tips anymore, I just strip a piece of left over #12 Solid. They seem to last as long ;)

The controlled 40W Station is still using the same tip it had when I got it 15 years ago.
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Re: What is a QRP Ozark 17 transceiver?

bigusmith
 

Thanks, Johnny.

I was thinking about buying a dead one that is listed on FleaBag (aka, eBay), but it sounds like it would be very difficult to work on it, and likely more trouble than it's worth.  I bet I can find a nice 17 meter qrp xcvr kit, either here in the 4SQRP Store or from QRPme, and not have the hassle of trying to fix a busted one.  Also the one that is for sale is almost $47 with shipping and I can most likely get a new kit for about that cost or less.

Yep, I will pass on that QRP Boat Anchor!!

Thanks again!

EuGene, KA5NLY


Re: What is a QRP Ozark 17 transceiver?

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Hello Eugene 
I can shed a little light on the subject.

It was a 17 meter transceiver that was put out many years ago by the 4 state group.

It was redesigned for SMT parts and is currently in holding because it is very difficult to kit these parts.

They are not only small but the caps aren’t marked once they leave the Mfg package.

72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:44 AM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have been trying to google and otherwise track down information on the Ozark 17 meter QRP transceiver with no luck.  I am seeking a copy of the manual, schematic, and other info, including assembly instructions if it was a kit.

Can anyone help me in my search?

EuGene, KA5NLY

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What is a QRP Ozark 17 transceiver?

bigusmith
 

I have been trying to google and otherwise track down information on the Ozark 17 meter QRP transceiver with no luck.  I am seeking a copy of the manual, schematic, and other info, including assembly instructions if it was a kit.

Can anyone help me in my search?

EuGene, KA5NLY


Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

Paul Goemans
 

Well,
Interesting concept. That was 50 years ago. A modern temperature controlled solder pencil will just crank more power into the heating element to maintain temperature. So you won’t gain any element life, and in fact be shortening its life!

WA9PWP



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On Nov 22, 2020, at 10:03 PM, Jerome Wysocki <jeromewysocki48@...> wrote:

I remember an old trick reported in Popular Electronics in the earlier 1960s. The author would wrap some 14 gauge bare copper wire closely and tightly around the outside porcelain part of of the heating element of a soldering iron. He claimed the copper acted like a heat sink, to remove excess heat from the outside shell of the heating element, claiming that this will drastically increase the life of the heating element. Now that I am starting to do a lot more soldering than I have in recent years, I think I'll try it. It can't hurt.





Re: Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

Clark WU4B
 


Ron, 

Thanks for the two posts.  Woke up this morning and wondered if I had the BOM as a separate document as it is not in my copy of the manual.  Funny how I think better after a good night’s sleep!

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 12:23 AM AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

Here’s what is in the BOM - 0.5” OD x 0.75” 10-32 Nylon Spacer

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:15 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

 

Looks very much like a 1/4" nylon standoff

 

John K5MO

 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM Thomas Martin <tem494@...> wrote:

You may want to check “thingverse” website 3D printing site look under Ham Radio someone may have one listed many talented people there.

 

Tom

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:

I'm building s/n 201 and do not have the coil form.  What is the diameter as I will have to fabricate one here.

Thanks for all your help
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72,

Clark WU4B

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72,

Clark WU4B


Re: Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

AG1P Ron
 

Here’s what is in the BOM - 0.5” OD x 0.75” 10-32 Nylon Spacer

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:15 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

 

Looks very much like a 1/4" nylon standoff

 

John K5MO

 

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM Thomas Martin <tem494@...> wrote:

You may want to check “thingverse” website 3D printing site look under Ham Radio someone may have one listed many talented people there.

 

Tom

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:

I'm building s/n 201 and do not have the coil form.  What is the diameter as I will have to fabricate one here.

Thanks for all your help
--
72,

Clark WU4B


Re: Soldering Iron Temperature

Jerome Wysocki
 

I remember an old trick reported in Popular Electronics in the earlier 1960s. The author would wrap some 14 gauge bare copper wire closely and tightly around the outside porcelain part of of the heating element of a soldering iron. He claimed the copper acted like a heat sink, to remove excess heat from the outside shell of the heating element, claiming that this will drastically increase the life of the heating element. Now that I am starting to do a lot more soldering than I have in recent years, I think I'll try it. It can't hurt.


Re: Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

Curt
 

If you have any doubts email the designer NM0S for help.

I treasure my own Cyclone, best simple rig in my experience.

73 curt


Re: Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

John
 

Looks very much like a 1/4" nylon standoff

John K5MO


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM Thomas Martin <tem494@...> wrote:
You may want to check “thingverse” website 3D printing site look under Ham Radio someone may have one listed many talented people there.

Tom

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:
I'm building s/n 201 and do not have the coil form.  What is the diameter as I will have to fabricate one here.

Thanks for all your help
--
72,

Clark WU4B


Re: Cyclone 40 PTO Coil Form

Thomas Martin
 

You may want to check “thingverse” website 3D printing site look under Ham Radio someone may have one listed many talented people there.

Tom


On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Clark WU4B <clark.macaulay@...> wrote:
I'm building s/n 201 and do not have the coil form.  What is the diameter as I will have to fabricate one here.

Thanks for all your help
--
72,

Clark WU4B