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Re: Cricket VFO

Jim Sheldon
 

Hi Terry (and all other interested parties).  I had tried driving the Cricket with a DDS VFO (N3ZI DDS) that works somewhat with the Bayou Jumper but I was driving the Cricket through the crystal input and doing it that way, it did NOT work.  It would transmit okay, but no band noise was heard and the receiver was pretty deaf so I abandoned that research at the time.

Not seeing the forest for the trees, I never tried removing C8 and driving Q2's base directly so when I saw Terrys mention of it this morning, I quickly removed C8 and ran a micro coax from the C8 hole closest to Q2 with the coax ground going to ground at the bottom of R3.  With the DDS I'm using, you can set the RIT to whatever receive offset you want and (through a keying adapter) when you key the rig, that offset is removed and you get TX on the frequency shown in the DDS display.  This allows for applications like the Cricket where you need the offset to hear a station that's exactly zero beat (or very close) with your TX signal.

My results were encouraging.  I set the DDS output to MAX which in this case is roughly 5 volts peak to peak and I was pleasantly surprised to hear 80 meter band noise in the headphones.  There are birdies caused by mixing products of local garbage signals from my computer power supply with the DDS signal, but I put my calibrated signal generator (-73 dBm output) through a step attenuator to the ant input of the Cricket.  It doesn't meet the stated -110 dBm figure for MDS but I got a measured -118.5 dBm for a readable signal and I'm not 100 percent sure of the accuacy of my test equipment right now.  It IS usable and if band conditions were to be decent, one could probably get decent range out of it.  Also, the 5V P-P drive to Q2 produces .98 watts into a 50 ohm dummy and that checks out as well into a 1:1 SWR on the antenna as well.  Considering the cost of the DDS though ($80 shipped) and the parts to build up a buffer to get the 5V P-P out of 200mV along with a shielded metal case to put it in, you have over 1.5 times the cost of the Cricket in the first place.  

If I make it permanent, I will put an RCA connector (maybe an SMA since I have a few) on the Cricket's circuit board and rig a jumper assembly to switch the input of Q2 between the DDS and C8 from the on-board crystal oscillator.  

I need to play with a few 2N7000 and BS170 transistors @ Q2 and see if the mixing performance can be improved to give a tad better RX sensitivity. 

The answer to Terry's question is that it's now been tried and at least works.  Whether or not anyone winds up satisfied with the RX sensitivity or finds a way to improve it remains to be seen.  IMO it IS worth the try though.

Jim, W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: "4sqrp@..." <4sqrp@...>
Sent: 5/31/2017 8:54:42 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Cricket VFO

Wondering if anyone has tried driving the Cricket with a VFO.  Pulling C8 and driving Q2 directly with 3 to 4 Vpp might work. Would need to devise a way to get the offset tho.

Just thinking out loud, the circuit begs for experimentation.
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Re: Cricket VFO

Wayne Dillon
 

Might be interesting to try that with an Arduino DDS?
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 8:54 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Wondering if anyone has tried driving the Cricket with a VFO.  Pulling C8 and driving Q2 directly with 3 to 4 Vpp might work. Would need to devise a way to get the offset tho.

Just thinking out loud, the circuit begs for experimentation.

--
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




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Cricket VFO

WA0ITP
 

Wondering if anyone has tried driving the Cricket with a VFO.  Pulling C8 and driving Q2 directly with 3 to 4 Vpp might work. Would need to devise a way to get the offset tho.

Just thinking out loud, the circuit begs for experimentation.
-- 
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Test Equipment and Station Gear from the Estate of Jerry, W5JH

John Stevens (K5JS)
 

The following is a partial listing of what is available from the estate of Jerry, W5JH.  All equipment is represented correctly to the best of my knowledge. All equipment is in very good condition and was in frequent use in a Non-smoking environment. It was well maintained and not abused. More items will be released in separate lists as I am able to go through them. Waiting in the wings are an ICOM-R70 receiver and refurbished SB-200.

Please reply directly off list and reference W5JH in the subject line to minimize the chance of your reply being overlooked. All manuals and accessories that are associated with each item will be included if I am able to locate and identify them all. Chances are good since the area is not excessively large nor cluttered.

Original boxes will be used if available. Prices are less shipping. Pictures of most gear can be seen at <https://www.qrz.com/db/w5jh>. I have additional photos upon request.

If you are interested in building a fully equipped test bench, this list is for you... It's ALL here. Jerry was very particular about the test equipment on his bench. The HP8640B Signal Generator and Fluke Digital Multimeter in the photos are already spoken for.

Wavetek Model 164 30 MHz Sweep/Function Generator. Commercial laboratory quality. Extremely versatile.    $275

Tektronix 2213 Dual Channel 60 MHz Oscilloscope $!00.

OWON DS7102V dual channel Storage Oscilloscope. Color display. Records data from each channel   Like New  $350

Rigol Spectrum Analyzer DSA815-TG (9kHz - 1.5GHz) with Tracking Generator    Like New   $1100

Kenwood TS-590s Transceiver.  LIke New $825

Dentron Clipperton-L Amplifier.  Very clean with tubes. $600

MFJ-962 Versa Tuner III 1.5 KW Tuner    $150

LP-100A Digital Vector RF Wattmeter w/optional dual coupler. Like New $425
More info at <http://www.telepostinc.com/lp100.html#P>

AADE DFD4 Frequency Counter  $35

AADE LC Meter  $85

LDG Z100 Auto Tuner  $90

So here we go...

73 John  K5JS


Re: testing

John Raynsford
 

Oh no. Ya'll do " pop quizz " here on this forum ?
During the geomagnetic storms and aurora displays
is when the weird stuff happens up north hr.




On Monday, May 29, 2017 11:50 AM, "'dekle' dekle@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 

You should at least give us some time to study.
And the dog ate my homework.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 
----- Original Message -----
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Subject: [4sqrp] testing

 
testing


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Re: AADE LC meter

KD4OBQ
 


Re: testing

dekle <dekle@...>
 


You should at least give us some time to study.
And the dog ate my homework.
 
Bill
KV6Z
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 11:19 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] testing

 

testing


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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.

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Bayou Jumper with Baby Bunnell Key

Jim Sheldon
 

Here's how I mounted the Bunnell model 6B ("Baby Key") on my Rev A
version of the Bayou Jumper in place of the normal built-in key
components that come with the kit. I was lucky enough to obtain 2 of
the Baby Bunnell keys at a reasonable price off eBay several months ago.
They appear to have gotten scarce again though some do show up from
time to time. The 6B was originally mounted in groups of 4 on some
Western Union telegraph test sets so the person doing the testing could
test 4 telegraph circuits nearly simultaneously and send/receive
messages on any of the 4 circuits without having to plug/unplug the key
to do so. As small as these keys are, they are remarkably easy to send
good CW with which attests to the superb quality that Bunnell
manufactured into them in the first place.

First, you have to remove the built-in key components including the
aluminum post used for the fixed contact on the main PC board. Put the
key strap mounting screws back in their holes to cover them for
aesthetic purposes. Temporarily disassemble the Bunnell key's rear
contact (ground) assembly. Be careful you don't lose any parts in the
process as they are not standard size/threads.

Position the key in place with the long insulated contact screw through
the big hole in the BJ's front panel and slightly ream out the contact
hole in the main PC board (not the front panel) ever so slightly so that the contact screw JUST fits. Next, while the key is sitting in the
proper position, mark the panel where the rear (ground) contact screw
needs to go and after removing the Bunnell key from it's position,
carefully drill a hole big enough to fit the ground screw at the place
you just marked. Now, reassemble the key and carefully shorten the rear
screw to protrude about a half inch below the panel when the key is in
place.

Next, using one of the two nuts that are attached to each screw, along
with a large fiber, or plastic washer and a metal washer for support
loosely attach the front of the key to the large knob hole in the top
panel. As you are doing this, take the extra nut from the front screw
and thread it partway up that screw. Now, adding a #6 lockwasher to the
front screw above the main PC board, place it down through the hole
vacated by the aluminum spacer you removed from the main PC board
earlier. Now, tighten the front and rear nuts on the underside of the
front panel board to lock the key in position making sure it's aligned
square with the edge of the panel board to make it look good. Finally,
run the nut you threaded partway up the front screw down against the
lockwasher and top of the PC board. Using the last extra nut and a #6
flat washer on the underside of the PC board, secure the contact screw
to the bottom of the board. Using the nuts on both sides of the PC
board, adjust them so they are tight, make good contact and don't put a
bow in the PC board. You're done and have a nice little "real world"
key on your Bayou Jumper.

Good luck finding and mounting a Bunnell 6B key to the Bayou Jumper.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB


testing

Wayne Dillon
 

testing


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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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QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: TenTec 4030 for sale

Bill VanKirk
 

The TenTec 4030 has sold.


TenTec 4030 for sale

Bill VanKirk
 


For Sale a like new TenTec 4030 40m/30m QRP transceiver. 5 watts CW on 40m and 30m. General coverage receive USB/LSB/CW from 5mhz to 16mhz. 20 memory channels. Will ship for $135.


Bill

W0PT




Re: Obituary(s) To A Filter Cap And A 6X4 Rectifier Tube

Curt
 

Sam,

I wired two 47uF 450VDC in series with each having 47k dropping resistor parallel.  Result was ~20uF @ 900V with ~ 100k load resistance.  Was concerned after observing the output of my Rectifier was nearly 430 VDC.  Also used a 5Y3 rectifier instead of the 6X5.

Hope to catch you on 40 with your AC-1 Clone when you get it fixed.

72, Curt KB5JO   


Obituary(s) To A Filter Cap And A 6X4 Rectifier Tube

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

I sadly report the passing of two QRP radio transmitter components.

( #1 ) Passing ( Suddenly! ) of a 22 mFd/450 Volts DC Filter capacitor.

Born approximately 2007 in China ( The People's Republic There-of )

Passed ( suddenly ) just before the 4 States QRP Group Net, 0130 Z - 7122 kHz
-
24 May, 2017 at 01:15:05Z

Born in People's Republic of China to operate continually at 450 VDC.
Passed suddenly and in a spectacular manor while operating at approximately
380 VDC

We also sadly report the associated passing of two 1 Ampere fuses and one 6X5
Tube.

___________________________________________________________________________

( #2 ) Suddenly, 01:15:06 Z one 6X5GT/G CHS/Jan rectifier tube.

6X5/GT/G/JAN/CHS served proudly during the World War 2 conflict assigned to
the United States Navy.
Two innocent 1 Ampere fuses lost their lives as a result of the above
incident.

Services will be This coming Wednesday by the P&H Garbage Pick-up Service
Company
Pall-bearers will be Cooter and Bubba.

Internment will be shortly there-afterwards at The Liberty County Texas
Landfill

=========================================================================================
=========================================================================================

This is the first failure I have had with these small sized fiter caps. I
suggest operating these imports will below heir rated Voltage limits. The
above components were in the built-in power supply of a clone-kit of an Ameco
AC-1, with a Ken-Rad 6V6 tube as a crystal oscillator.

The transmitter was not being used when the filter cap failed, just minding
it's own business, awaiting net time.

The current rush took the 6X5/G/GT with it, and it's rolling off the desk top
and playing Humpty Dumpty didn't help it any at all. So far, no problems with
the replacement 22 mFd. 450 VDC cap.

All kidding aside, have any of you had problems with these type capacitors,
operating well below their operating Voltage, failing? The value and Voltage
ratings are well marked, but no manufacturer's info is shown. I either bought
them in small lots off of E-Bay purchases, or the filter cap was supplied with
the kit - I forget.

Due to failure with 50+ year old paper filter caps in older boat anchor rigs,
I routinely replace the filter caps and also add a fuse before ever
transmitting the first dot with them. I had hoped that operating well below
it's Voltage rating would help, but it didn't.

Any comments on similar incidents would be appreciated.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF

Celebrating 60 Years In Amateur Radio
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KC9ON Cricket Experiments

WA0ITP
 

GM John,

Thanks vy much for the info, and the time spent experimenting.  Your efforts will help those who wish to use crystals other than 3579.  Enjoy your Summer.

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/27/2017 12:22 AM, jwc123@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 

>Does the oscillator run ok with an HC49S, and with 180p at C9 and470 at C10?  Does it start ok both at 3580 and 3560? 
So far it's working with 3535 3550 3560 and 3579 - all HC49/s small cases, have not seen any startup issues.  Putting the 2 pin headers in those cap positions really helped out.

>How much power does it make with the small crystal? 
Power is much lower, about slightly less than 1/2W.  Currently using an MFJ949 for measurement but really need to swap it out with my Autek meter as the MFJ accuracy is horrid in the low range.

>Does Q2 get hot?
I will leave that with a "it all depends".  If you do about 60 seconds of normal keying at 10WPM, such as calling CQ, I have not felt any heat. Probably the duty cycle is enough to keep it cool.  But if you drop your shoe on the key it starts to get hot to the touch after about 10 seconds into a dummy load. I haven't left my shoe on the key any longer than that but would assume by 30 seconds full key down magic smoke will appear.

>Does it stay in Class E?
Probably not (see above).  Someone told me of a mod to one of the bias resistors around Q2.  I have not tried this mod yet and don't know if it's better or worse.  I'm off the bench for  summer activities so it may be a while before I starting playing around again.

Another thing I have not done yet is to measure the signal sensitivity. 

Overall it's an interesting, but challenging, circuit.  I know the manual states it was a minimalist design and built for a specific purpose but us hackers will be hackers :)


For the headers/sockets........
I don't plan on re-selling them as they are very cheap (penny candy).  However, when someone asks I do drop a few samples in an order when I have extras (usually do).  I get them from TaydaElectronics.com  Their shipping costs are pretty reasonable as well.  I think they are also on Ebay as Tayda2009.   Below are the part numbers:

40 pin breakway header A-197 $.15 - One is enough for 13 crystals.
3 pin straight female header A-1069 $.04
3 pin Right Angle female header A-1028 $.09
(A header and 10 sockets comes out to around $2.07 shipped from them - hard to beat!)

The clear Mini-Yack enclosure was a gift from VE3FWF.  He does not produce them commercially but his local library is lucky enough to have a laser cutter he has occasional access to.  He has also done ones for the Chinese Pixie and Super RM Rockmite.  The software is from www.makercase.com and his current enclosures are available from several places on my web site but here is a direct link to the zip file:   http://kc9on.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/VE3FWF-Enclosures.zip

If anyone is interested I have a Super RM Rockmite enclosure made from hardboard I promised to give away and will send to the first U.S. person to e-mail me off list (Foreign shipping starts at a whopping $9.50 and up.... Ouch!).  You can see a picture of the hardboard version here: http://kc9on.com/ham-radio/qrp-radios/chinese-qrp-kits-2/chinese-super-rm-rockmite-aka-octopus/

72 John kc9on





Bayou Jumper in K9YA Telegraph

WA0ITP
 

In this month's K9YA Telegraph, there is an excellent Bayou Jumper article by Paul Ross, W3FIS. Paul is member #1097. Thank you Paul!

There are other FB spy articles in the Telegraph this month as well as the ongoing saga of Rose and Charlie.

If you don't receiver the free Telegraph PDF, you can sign up here http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/k9ya_telegraph

It's always a good read.

--
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Possible new kit

John Clements
 

Reminds me of the old Star Fleet Technical Manual (yup, I'm a nerd!).  In there on page T0:03:02:01 is a schematic for the "20th century terran early development" 3 transistor communicator using PNP Transistors and 27/49MHz channels.  Even a parts list is included but it's missing the info for 3 inductors and I'm not sure where now days you can pick up a 7PDT momentary switch for T/R.  Might be the start of a project and good for a 10M or 6M AM QSO at 100'.   Even as a kid I was amused they threw a semi-real schematic into that book.
72 John kc9on


Re: The Cricket Transceiver Futuristic Design

John Clements
 

>Does the oscillator run ok with an HC49S, and with 180p at C9 and470 at C10?  Does it start ok both at 3580 and 3560? 
So far it's working with 3535 3550 3560 and 3579 - all HC49/s small cases, have not seen any startup issues.  Putting the 2 pin headers in those cap positions really helped out.

>How much power does it make with the small crystal? 
Power is much lower, about slightly less than 1/2W.  Currently using an MFJ949 for measurement but really need to swap it out with my Autek meter as the MFJ accuracy is horrid in the low range.

>Does Q2 get hot?
I will leave that with a "it all depends".  If you do about 60 seconds of normal keying at 10WPM, such as calling CQ, I have not felt any heat. Probably the duty cycle is enough to keep it cool.  But if you drop your shoe on the key it starts to get hot to the touch after about 10 seconds into a dummy load. I haven't left my shoe on the key any longer than that but would assume by 30 seconds full key down magic smoke will appear.

>Does it stay in Class E?
Probably not (see above).  Someone told me of a mod to one of the bias resistors around Q2.  I have not tried this mod yet and don't know if it's better or worse.  I'm off the bench for  summer activities so it may be a while before I starting playing around again.

Another thing I have not done yet is to measure the signal sensitivity. 

Overall it's an interesting, but challenging, circuit.  I know the manual states it was a minimalist design and built for a specific purpose but us hackers will be hackers :)


For the headers/sockets........
I don't plan on re-selling them as they are very cheap (penny candy).  However, when someone asks I do drop a few samples in an order when I have extras (usually do).  I get them from TaydaElectronics.com  Their shipping costs are pretty reasonable as well.  I think they are also on Ebay as Tayda2009.   Below are the part numbers:

40 pin breakway header A-197 $.15 - One is enough for 13 crystals.
3 pin straight female header A-1069 $.04
3 pin Right Angle female header A-1028 $.09
(A header and 10 sockets comes out to around $2.07 shipped from them - hard to beat!)

The clear Mini-Yack enclosure was a gift from VE3FWF.  He does not produce them commercially but his local library is lucky enough to have a laser cutter he has occasional access to.  He has also done ones for the Chinese Pixie and Super RM Rockmite.  The software is from www.makercase.com and his current enclosures are available from several places on my web site but here is a direct link to the zip file:   http://kc9on.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/VE3FWF-Enclosures.zip

If anyone is interested I have a Super RM Rockmite enclosure made from hardboard I promised to give away and will send to the first U.S. person to e-mail me off list (Foreign shipping starts at a whopping $9.50 and up.... Ouch!).  You can see a picture of the hardboard version here: http://kc9on.com/ham-radio/qrp-radios/chinese-qrp-kits-2/chinese-super-rm-rockmite-aka-octopus/

72 John kc9on




Re: AADE LC meter

Bob Nelson
 

If y'all will permit one more opinion:
For MY money, the Peak Atlas LCR40 is a dynamite product.
I wouldn't be without mine.  And I have been building electronic
devices since 1954.  And in the way of formal education, I have an
MSEE degree from a big-name university.
I fiddled with the AADE machine for awhile a couple years ago.
IMHO, the Peak Atlas (made in England, IIRC) is a far
more useful instrument.  And not very expensive.  Whenever I
want to ascertain the value of almost any passive component, it's
the Peak Atlas that I reach for first, and almost 100% exclusively.
73 to all - Bob, K6KL



On Friday, May 26, 2017 7:22 PM, "Jim Sheldon w0eb@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Thanks to all who responded to my request regarding an AADE model IIB LC meter. I've located one.

73,
Jim, W0EB



AADE LC meter

Jim Sheldon
 

Thanks to all who responded to my request regarding an AADE model IIB LC meter. I've located one.

73,
Jim, W0EB


Re: Possible new kit

James Vroman AC0BN
 

How about a new version of the HF test set in a tricorder form?  I also love the idea of a simple receiver in a communicator form.

James "Chewy" Vroman

On May 25, 2017 9:29 PM, "William Wood ke9xq@charter.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

   OK guys I know this is off the wall
but I’ve been watching that Start Trek
series again, have the original series
done, and am 2/3rds of the way done
with Star Trek Enterprise and I remembered
a fad during the original series of people
having or making those communicators,
Well, how about a communicator or A
Tri Corder. 
   I’d be willing to bet we still have some
‘trekkies’ around, that would appreciate
something like this.  This could be ‘on subject’
too, if we made it into a shirt pocket receiver
for one of the ham bands we’d like to monitor
while not physically AT the stations operating
position.  Might be nice to have while sitting in
the car waiting for the XYL to finish her grocery
shopping.  The extra blinking lights and such
could be turned off normally in order to keep
the batteries up a little longer…
   Wouldn’t it be fun to flip it open and tell
Scotty to beam you up when the kiddos are
around???
OK, back to my bowl
73 fer now
Bill  KE9XQ



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