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Re: Special Event Station: N9I

Wayne Dillon
 

Tim,
I think you meant Sunday August 13th?
Blessings,
Wayne - NQ0RP


On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 3:26 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Tomorrow afternoon, Sunday August 8th, I will be running phone somewhere in the lower end of the 20M General allocation or the lower 40M General allocation. The Sangamon Valley Radio Club in Springfield, Illinois is operating the station each day of the 10-day Illinois State Fair to draw attention to Amateur Radio.

If you happen to visit the Illinois State Fair this year, stop in at the lower level of the grandstand near the State Fair Museum and say hello! We have operators there from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each day.

73,

Tim, "November Nine Illinois", aka N9PUZ




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP



Special Event Station: N9I

Tim N9PUZ
 

Tomorrow afternoon, Sunday August 8th, I will be running phone somewhere in the lower end of the 20M General allocation or the lower 40M General allocation. The Sangamon Valley Radio Club in Springfield, Illinois is operating the station each day of the 10-day Illinois State Fair to draw attention to Amateur Radio.

If you happen to visit the Illinois State Fair this year, stop in at the lower level of the grandstand near the State Fair Museum and say hello! We have operators there from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each day.

73,

Tim, "November Nine Illinois", aka N9PUZ


Re: SMD Soldering Aid

David Wilcox
 

Addendum:

I checked my tool drawer and found five different sizes of ViceGrips........ One for every size of SMD?

Dave K8WPE

On Aug 12, 2017, at 4:21 PM, David Wilcox djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I remember that and have used that method a few times.  I picked up a music wire one with a fishing sinker on it later and use it more now.  A touch of bees wax helps reduce the flight of the SMD and does no harm to the build.  Didn't someone write a music composition about the "Flight of the SMD"?

Dave K8WPE

On Aug 12, 2017, at 10:06 AM, Louis Axeman n8la@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Greetings,

One time, during a 4 DIM Buildathon, Rex Harper, W1REX, used a toothpick held by vice grips to hold down SMDs for soldering.

72,
Lou,  N8LA 


Re: SMD Soldering Aid

David Wilcox
 

I remember that and have used that method a few times.  I picked up a music wire one with a fishing sinker on it later and use it more now.  A touch of bees wax helps reduce the flight of the SMD and does no harm to the build.  Didn't someone write a music composition about the "Flight of the SMD"?

Dave K8WPE

On Aug 12, 2017, at 10:06 AM, Louis Axeman n8la@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Greetings,

One time, during a 4 DIM Buildathon, Rex Harper, W1REX, used a toothpick held by vice grips to hold down SMDs for soldering.

72,
Lou,  N8LA 


Re: TennaDipper

David Wilcox
 

Thanks everyone.

Works well, hooked it up to my QRPguys frequency counter and it's spot on. Should bring this kit back.  For the price it should be in everyones go bag.  Mine is in an Altoids tin.  (Steve, does it need an update to more readily available chips?)

Dave K8WPE

On Aug 11, 2017, at 2:22 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Dave,

Looks like the way to calibrate without an external freq counter is to adjust BD1 (for example) to the middle of 80M by listening to the on board annunciator, adjusting BD1 then listening again, repeat until near the middle of the band.  Same for BD2 on 40 and the other trimpots on their respective bands.

It appears that Steve made provisions for an external frequency counter because the internal counter method is time consuming.

Hope this helps.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/11/2017 12:54 PM, Jim Pruitt wrote:
Will this help?  See attached PDF.

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On 8/11/2017 9:40 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

GM Dave,

Wow, you turned on the wayback machine :o)   I built one, used it a lot, and liked it.  I've searched a bit and the only info I can find is a manual written by KD1JV (attached). This is probably the one that you have.

This was one of the kits that launched the 4sqrp group, so I'm hoping the founding fathers,  Joe W0MQY, Bart W0IIT, or Dave W0CH might have the  manuals (or set up info) somewhere on their hard drives.

Sri I cant be of more help.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/11/2017 8:41 AM, djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I just found my old 4SQRP TennaDipper and printed out the instructions from the kit archives.  Does anyone have the original instructions for setting up the pots for each band without a freq counter? The instructions I have don't really give any instructions and I vaguely remember the original ones having more detail.  I tried using the cw output checking the minimum and maximum on the fine tune pot but my results are squirrelly.


Thank you.


Dave K8WPE  





SSS coming up

John Lonigro
 

Don't forget! Tomorrow evening (7:00-9:00 CDT) is the August SSS. As usual, the rules are on the 4SQRP website, under "on air activities" (or something like that). Logging your score is accomplished by going to www.qrpcontest.com/4sqrp. There is a link to the contest rules there as well.

Remember: This month's goals are to have more than 10 participants and for the contest coordinator to remember to tally them in a timely manner.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


2017 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is NEXT Sunday

Larry Makoski
 

The 2017 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is next Sunday - August 20th!

Make sure to join in the fun with a pair of wings! Get a Skeeter number by sending an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net

The Skeeter Hunt is open to ALL Amateur Radio Operators.The rules and all the details can be found at
http://www.qsl.net/w2lj

73 de Larry W2LJ
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Manager - Skeeter # 13


Re: Hello from Illinois

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Marion,
Welcome aboard, we're sure glad to have you. I look forward to meeting you on the air sometime.
Be blessed,
Wayne - NQ0RP - 4SQRP Membership Chair

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:58 PM, k9zzp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I joined the group last week.  I have been messing around with Ham Radio for only a few years.  I have had an interest in electricity and then electronics since my teens.  The first kit I built was a multimeter.  I can't remember if it was a heathkit or a radio shack, but I used it for years.

I operated a CB radio when you had to have a license to be on the air.  I spent a short time in the late 80's building computers.  

In my last job, a co-worker was a ham.   We talked about "it" at work, and I borrowed a book from him about getting into ham radio. Well, you know the rest.

I like building kits and projects.  I like figuring things out.  When I found a 4sqrp page about a get together at Branson for QRP and people built projects for their radios, I was hooked.  The other thing that did it was my love for trout fishing on the Taneycomo.  

Well, thanks for reading,

73's

Marion

K9ZZP




--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP



Re: Hello from Illinois

Dale Putnam
 

Welcome Marion,

It is good to meet you and hope to meet you on the air one day soon,



Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln



From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of k9zzp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:58 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Hello from Illinois
 
 

I joined the group last week.  I have been messing around with Ham Radio for only a few years.  I have had an interest in electricity and then electronics since my teens.  The first kit I built was a multimeter.  I can't remember if it was a heathkit or a radio shack, but I used it for years.

I operated a CB radio when you had to have a license to be on the air.  I spent a short time in the late 80's building computers.  

In my last job, a co-worker was a ham.   We talked about "it" at work, and I borrowed a book from him about getting into ham radio. Well, you know the rest.

I like building kits and projects.  I like figuring things out.  When I found a 4sqrp page about a get together at Branson for QRP and people built projects for their radios, I was hooked.  The other thing that did it was my love for trout fishing on the Taneycomo.  

Well, thanks for reading,

73's

Marion

K9ZZP


Hello from Illinois

Marion Rood
 

I joined the group last week.  I have been messing around with Ham Radio for only a few years.  I have had an interest in electricity and then electronics since my teens.  The first kit I built was a multimeter.  I can't remember if it was a heathkit or a radio shack, but I used it for years.

I operated a CB radio when you had to have a license to be on the air.  I spent a short time in the late 80's building computers.  

In my last job, a co-worker was a ham.   We talked about "it" at work, and I borrowed a book from him about getting into ham radio. Well, you know the rest.

I like building kits and projects.  I like figuring things out.  When I found a 4sqrp page about a get together at Branson for QRP and people built projects for their radios, I was hooked.  The other thing that did it was my love for trout fishing on the Taneycomo.  

Well, thanks for reading,

73's

Marion

K9ZZP


Re: SMD Soldering Aid

wa2cky
 

Very neat idea!  Heavy handle, replaceable and non-conductive pick head and pretty much zero cost (who the heck doesn't have a vice grip lying around).

Bob Groh, WA2CKY


Re: For sale Tablets

Lon Shelton <lon.shelton@...>
 

Would you consider some trading.  I have a HB-!B with field kit.  I was asking $200.00 for all.  If you are interested give me a shout.  Been looking for a tablet to hold my music electronically.

 

Lon/N5DJY

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 8:55 AM
To: 4sqrp
Subject: [4sqrp] For sale Tablets

 

 

I  have two tablets that were going to be a project for either rig control or logging.  Well, I never got around to it and thought i would give 4SQPR guys first shot.

 

IPAD 2  16GB WIFI ATT wireless chip model A1397.  With USB Cord.  $100,00

 

Verizon Eclipse 8GB WIFI Verizon wireless chip..Model QMV78.  With USB Cord.  $50.00

 

Both for $125.00

 

Both are in good condition and work as they should.  Paypal preferred plus shipping   

 

REPLY OFF LIST PLEASE.  to   W9QS at comcast dot net.  Thanks for the bandwidth.


For sale Tablets

Mike <w9qs@...>
 


Re: TennaDipper

W0IIT
 

Dave, Terry, et al,

“Way Back Machine” indeed:-)  Yes, the TennaDipper was the first kit put out by the club and profit from the sell of them paid for the first ever OzarkCon held in Joplin, MO.  Gene N0MQ sk kitted the TennaDipper for the club and I think that he probably didn’t have anymore detailed manual than was included with the kit.  Any additional info would have been with Steve KD1JV, I would think. The TennaDipper sold like pancakes and was “sort of” a poor man’s antenna analyzer.
I did the 2nd kit also a KD1JV design that he gave to the club to market.  Steve was know as “Melt solder” and his contribution to the 4Sqrp Group was immense by letting us kit some of his brilliant designs. His kit that I kitted was the KD1JV pwr/swr meter with the binary read out using leds.  With those two inexpensive test instruments a person could pretty well set up a station knowing you had a resonant antenna and a rig that was putting out it’s maximum power without damaging the finals. We did our best to make sure every customer got his/her kit up and running, sometimes replacing kits that had been murdered by the new homeberwer:-)  I like to think that the clubs early kits and our willingness to stand behind them helped ignite the new interest in kit building and “melting solder”!

cu es 72 Bart W0IIT
4Sqrp #72, Flying Pig #11,




On Aug 11, 2017, at 11:40 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

GM Dave,

Wow, you turned on the wayback machine :o)   I built one, used it a lot, and liked it.  I've searched a bit and the only infoI can find is a manual written by KD1JV (attached). This is probably the one that you have.

This was one of the kits that launched the 4sqrp group, so I'm hoping the founding fathers,  Joe W0MQY, Bart W0IIT, or Dave W0CH might have the  manuals (or set up info) somewhere on their hard drives.

Sri I cant be of more help. 

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/11/2017 8:41 AM, djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I just found my old 4SQRP TennaDipper and printed out the instructions from the kit archives.  Does anyone have the original instructions for setting up the pots for each band without a freq counter? The instructions I have don't really give any instructions and I vaguely remember the original ones having more detail.  I tried using the cw output checking the minimum and maximum on the fine tune pot but my results are squirrelly.


Thank you.


Dave K8WPE  





SMD Soldering Aid

Louis Axeman <n8la@...>
 

Greetings,

One time, during a 4 DIM Buildathon, Rex Harper, W1REX, used a toothpick held by vice grips to hold down SMDs for soldering.

72,
Lou,  N8LA 


Re: For sale Tablets

d.maccallum@...
 



On 8/11/2017 at 2:50 PM, "Mike w9qs@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Ron,  I think we keep missing.  Try again.  

Mike, W9QS
61st year in Ham Radio
First licensed in 1956 as KN6TBP




------ Original Message ------

From: 'Ronhogrider92@.... @gmail.com Hog' ronhogrider92@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@..., Mike
Sent: August 11, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] For sale   Tablets

 

I may be interested in iPad 2.
Please reply direct, thank you.

Ron

On Aug 11, 2017, at 11:55 AM, Mike Broga w9qs@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I  have two tablets that were going to be a project for either rig control or logging.  Well, I never got around to it and thought i would give 4SQPR guys first shot.


IPAD 2  16GB WIFI ATT wireless chip model A1397.  With USB Cord.  $100,00


Verizon Eclipse 8GB WIFI Verizon wireless chip..Model QMV78.  With USB Cord.  $50.00


Both for $125.00


Both are in good condition and work as they should.  Paypal preferred plus shipping   


REPLY OFF LIST PLEASE.  to   W9QS at comcast dot net.  Thanks for the bandwidth.


Re: For sale Tablets

Mike <w9qs@...>
 


New file uploaded to 4sqrp

4sqrp@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the 4sqrp
group.

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You can access this file at the URL:
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To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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FS: Yaesu FT-817 (not ND)

Dan Reynolds
 

I have a Yaesu FT-817, not the ND model in excellent condition that I'm thinking about selling. 

It has the Kranker knob, the BHI DSP module, 500 KHz XTAL filter and the DL-QRP group MIC compressor (does not modify the stock MIC, goes inline). Includes a power cable, what stock antennas I can find, box, manual, etc. No internal battery or charger. Power cable I include will probably have a fuse holder and power poles. 
I also have a USB cable and a USB sound card with a plug on the end for the FT-817 I'll include (PSK, etc...). 

I have used it 99.9% on HF. I think maybe I checked into a local repeater once or twice with it (UHF & VHF). 

I can send pics if you want. I've made received several 1000 miles per watt SSB awards with this rig (before the sunspots died). 

I'm not getting out of ham radio, I purchased a KX3 this year and no longer need the FT-817. 

Price is $450 and we'll split the shipping (I want to insure it for the full value). Or best offer. 

I also have a LDG Z-100 Plus autotuner I would include for a $500 package price. I added internal AA battery holders in it. It will last a year or more on AA batteries. 


Re: TennaDipper

WA0ITP
 

GM Dave,

Wow, you turned on the wayback machine :o)   I built one, used it a lot, and liked it.  I've searched a bit and the only info I can find is a manual written by KD1JV (attached). This is probably the one that you have.

This was one of the kits that launched the 4sqrp group, so I'm hoping the founding fathers,  Joe W0MQY, Bart W0IIT, or Dave W0CH might have the  manuals (or set up info) somewhere on their hard drives.

Sri I cant be of more help.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 8/11/2017 8:41 AM, djwilcox01@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

I just found my old 4SQRP TennaDipper and printed out the instructions from the kit archives.  Does anyone have the original instructions for setting up the pots for each band without a freq counter? The instructions I have don't really give any instructions and I vaguely remember the original ones having more detail.  I tried using the cw output checking the minimum and maximum on the fine tune pot but my results are squirrelly.


Thank you.


Dave K8WPE  


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