Date   

Chasing Cricketeer certificate?

Curt
 


Listening for Cricket owners/ops like me, still striving for 10 contacts that are in my neighborhood of OK, AR, LA, n TX.  Not sure how many have built Crickets in those states, but surely must be more than 10.  The propagation predictions and WSPR indicate QSOs should be feasible mornings from 1000-1400Z. 


I will post on QRPspots.

72, Curt KB5JO



Re: Ten-Tec service

Ronhogrider92@gmail.com. @gmail.com Hog <ronhogrider92@...>
 

For your information ten Tec service is still open for business 
Ten Tec never did close and will soon be selling radios again
You need go to their website to request a work order for service. They can be contacted by email only for now they explained,
Www.tentec.com

Ron wb1hga

On Jul 1, 2017, at 4:34 AM, David Wilcox djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Wayne,

Am clearing out some old emails and came across this one.  If I haven't replied to you here goes:

Dale Putnam, WC7S, out in Wyoming repairs Ten-Tec Argos.  Mine is on its way to him.

I may be strange but two Argo 515s is better than just one.  I have my original one bought in the 1970's (with some mouse damage that occurred when I sold it to a local farmer/friend.  Chewed the plastic end a little.  Then got in through the sidetone volume adjust hole and ate a few wires.  An easy fix but my newest one is mint throughout, just doesn't work.).

Dave K8WPE

On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

David,
If you find someone let us all know please, I've got a TenTec that needs some TLC.
Blessings,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:16 PM, David Wilcox djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I know this is off topic but does anyone know of a person who will go over my nonfunctioning Argonaut 515? It looks pristine but is rather quiet in the receive and probably needs a thorough going through. It is a recent acquisition but I am not skilled enough to go through it. The current Ten-Tec group does not service legacy rigs like the Argonaut.

Dave K8WPE (Djwilcox01 at aol dot com)




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

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2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
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Re: Ten-Tec service

David Wilcox
 

Wayne,

Am clearing out some old emails and came across this one.  If I haven't replied to you here goes:

Dale Putnam, WC7S, out in Wyoming repairs Ten-Tec Argos.  Mine is on its way to him.

I may be strange but two Argo 515s is better than just one.  I have my original one bought in the 1970's (with some mouse damage that occurred when I sold it to a local farmer/friend.  Chewed the plastic end a little.  Then got in through the sidetone volume adjust hole and ate a few wires.  An easy fix but my newest one is mint throughout, just doesn't work.).

Dave K8WPE

On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

David,
If you find someone let us all know please, I've got a TenTec that needs some TLC.
Blessings,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:16 PM, David Wilcox djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I know this is off topic but does anyone know of a person who will go over my nonfunctioning Argonaut 515? It looks pristine but is rather quiet in the receive and probably needs a thorough going through. It is a recent acquisition but I am not skilled enough to go through it. The current Ten-Tec group does not service legacy rigs like the Argonaut.

Dave K8WPE (Djwilcox01 at aol dot com)




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 
NAQCC MWN NCS
NAQCC Net manager
NAQCC # 0759
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: TEST Message

Bill Wood
 

: )
73
Bill  KE9XQ



On Jun 30, 2017, at 4:03 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Thank you all e mail was turned off . 28 yr old son fixed




On Friday, June 30, 2017, 2:48:05 PM CDT, Robin <w4ien@...> wrote:


Received.

72/73,
Robin
W4IEN



On Jun 30, 2017, at 3:44 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I have not been getting any post





Re: TEST Message

Everett Catlin
 

Thank you all e mail was turned off . 28 yr old son fixed




On Friday, June 30, 2017, 2:48:05 PM CDT, Robin wrote:


Received.

72/73,
Robin
W4IEN



On Jun 30, 2017, at 3:44 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I have not been getting any post



Re: TEST Message

Robin <w4ien@...>
 

Received.

72/73,
Robin
W4IEN



On Jun 30, 2017, at 3:44 PM, Everett Catlin everettcatlin@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


I have not been getting any post



TEST Message

Everett Catlin
 

I have not been getting any post


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

WA0ITP
 

Awesome work Jim, congrats.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 6/29/2017 9:12 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
Well guys, the "Jayhawker" has now officially been re-christened the "Chickenhawker" Paraset.  Thanks again Nate for the super idea.  I wish I'd have thought of that one in the first place as I never went to KU and felt a little guilty using even a truncated version of their logo.  This one is much better and making the new label was a breeze.  All I had to do is swap out the picture and re-do the identifying text.  Oh and I DID put a chickenhead knob on the volume control to make it official.  

Here's a picture of the newly renamed "Chickenhawker" Paraset Serial# 001.

Jim, W0EB


------ Original Message ------
From: "Johnny Matlock" <jomatlock@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>; "Nate Bargmann" <n0nb@...>
Sent: 6/29/2017 5:39:21 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] "Jayhawker" first QSO

Chicken Hawker!!
I like that!!
72
Johnhy AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim



> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>

> ------------------------------------


> Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>

> ------------------------------------


>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

 

* On 2017 30 Jun 05:11 -0500, rhulett1@consolidated.net [4sqrp] wrote:
Wish could see a picture of the Chickenhawker. 72, Curt KB5JO
It's in this thread as an attachment to one of Jim's emails.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Curt
 

Wish could see a picture of the Chickenhawker.  72, Curt KB5JO


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

 

* On 2017 29 Jun 21:57 -0500, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:
Well guys, the "Jayhawker" has now officially been re-christened the
"Chickenhawker" Paraset. Thanks again Nate for the super idea. I wish I'd
have thought of that one in the first place as I never went to KU and felt a
little guilty using even a truncated version of their logo. This one is
much better and making the new label was a breeze. All I had to do is swap
out the picture and re-do the identifying text. Oh and I DID put a
chickenhead knob on the volume control to make it official.

Here's a picture of the newly renamed "Chickenhawker" Paraset Serial#
001.
Nicely done, Jim.

:-D

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Jim, 
Your almost having too much fun!!
Very nice work, as always.
72
Johnny 


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:12 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
Well guys, the "Jayhawker" has now officially been re-christened the "Chickenhawker" Paraset.  Thanks again Nate for the super idea.  I wish I'd have thought of that one in the first place as I never went to KU and felt a little guilty using even a truncated version of their logo.  This one is much better and making the new label was a breeze.  All I had to do is swap out the picture and re-do the identifying text.  Oh and I DID put a chickenhead knob on the volume control to make it official.  

Here's a picture of the newly renamed "Chickenhawker" Paraset Serial# 001.

Jim, W0EB


------ Original Message ------
From: "Johnny Matlock" <jomatlock@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>; "Nate Bargmann" <n0nb@...>
Sent: 6/29/2017 5:39:21 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] "Jayhawker" first QSO

Chicken Hawker!!
I like that!!
72
Johnhy AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim



> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>

> ------------------------------------


> Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>

> ------------------------------------


>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Jim Sheldon
 

Well guys, the "Jayhawker" has now officially been re-christened the "Chickenhawker" Paraset.  Thanks again Nate for the super idea.  I wish I'd have thought of that one in the first place as I never went to KU and felt a little guilty using even a truncated version of their logo.  This one is much better and making the new label was a breeze.  All I had to do is swap out the picture and re-do the identifying text.  Oh and I DID put a chickenhead knob on the volume control to make it official.  

Here's a picture of the newly renamed "Chickenhawker" Paraset Serial# 001.

Jim, W0EB


------ Original Message ------
From: "Johnny Matlock" <jomatlock@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>; "Nate Bargmann" <n0nb@...>
Sent: 6/29/2017 5:39:21 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] "Jayhawker" first QSO

Chicken Hawker!!
I like that!!
72
Johnhy AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim



> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>

> ------------------------------------


> Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>

> ------------------------------------


>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 

The rooster is "Foghorn Leghorn:
 
The chicken hawk is "Henry Hawk":
 
Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] "Jayhawker" first QSO

 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim

> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: Nate Bargmann
> ------------------------------------
>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Jim Sheldon
 

The little chickenhawk's name is Henery Hawk and I've found a whole bunch of images of him.  The label is about to be constructed.  Thanks Nate, for that terrific, hilarious idea.  The "Jayhawker" Paraset is about to be officially renamed and become the "Chickenhawker"!

Jim, W0EB  

On Jun 29, 2017, at 5:39 PM, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Chicken Hawker!!
I like that!!
72
Johnhy AC0BQ 

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim



> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>

> ------------------------------------


> Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>

> ------------------------------------


>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: Inexpensive Chinese DDS and the SS40HT/SS40TX

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 

I bought some of the AD9850 modules and only got a schematic on the. I don't remember where I got it.
 
And I downloaded the AD9850 data sheet from Analog Devices.
 
I use an older version of ORCAD for design work. Both schematics and PCB layouts.
 
I am thinking od creating an ORCAD schematic of the module. I can create a PDF from the ORCAD schematic.
 
Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Inexpensive Chinese DDS and the SS40HT/SS40TX

 

Thanks Jim, great job all around.  Have a good vacation..

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 6/29/2017 8:46 AM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I'm uploading a PDf file with what documentation is available from the
Chinese on the particular little DDS VFO I bought off eBay for less than
$40. It came with almost no information/instructions, but with a lot of
internet searching and my own experimenting with one, I've been able to
piece together enough information to make one work reliably. I've also
successfully interfaced it with the SS40HT receiver and with the help of
its original designer Jim Kortge, K8IQY, also had success with the
SS40TX in it's originally intended transceive mode with the SS40HT/RX.

I've compiled the DDS information along with my own notes interpreting
the Chinese English and added an appendix to the DDS instructions with
details on how to interface it with the SS40 pair. All the information
I have on the DDS is contained in this document and I won't be available
to answer further questions for some time due to vacation travel - I'll
be off the beaten path and will have very little internet access for
much of the trip.

Hopefully the file will explain things sufficiently for those of you
that have the SS40HT and SS40TX and want to hook up a DDS VFO in place
of the original VXO to give a bit more tuning range without having to
switch out the crystals in the VXO as some of you have already done.

Jim - W0EB



Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Chicken Hawker!!
I like that!!
72
Johnhy AC0BQ 


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim



> On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>
> You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Then you could have a Chickenhawker!
>
>
>
>
> Nice work.
>
> 72, Nate
>
> --
>
> "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
> possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."
>
> Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us
>
>

> ------------------------------------


> Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>

> ------------------------------------


>
> 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
> Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
> View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php

> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

Jim Sheldon
 

Now that's a great idea! I DO have an extra "chickenhead" knob I could put on the volume control. I'd have to make a new panel label, but that would be easy. I can't remember the name of the chicken hawk character that used to try and catch "Foghorn Leghorn" in the cartoons but I'm sure I could find his name and image on the internet - LOL!

Jim

Jim

On Jun 29, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Nate Bargmann n0nb@n0nb.us [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.









Then you could have a Chickenhawker!




Nice work.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


------------------------------------
Posted by: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@n0nb.us>
------------------------------------

4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
Plan to attend OzarkCon on - April 6-7, 2018
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.php
------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links



Re: "Jayhawker" first QSO

 

You really need a chicken head knob on that thing.









Then you could have a Chickenhawker!




Nice work.

72, Nate

--

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true."

Ham radio, Linux, bikes, and more: http://www.n0nb.us


SS40HT RX and SS40TX

Jim Sheldon
 

Still looking for another SS40 pair (preferrably unbuilt) to continue my
DDS experimentation. Not looking for free, but willing to pay
reasonable price for same if anyone has the boards.

I'd even accept bare boards. The only part I don't have on hand is the
ADE surface mount mixer chip and I have not looked to see if there is
still a source of these available.

Please reply off list to keep the clutter down if you have one or both
of the SS40 pair that you are willing to part with.

Thanks,

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
Park City, KS

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