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Re: SSS Results

 

HI GUY/GALS,Most of you are to far to work but I do hear bits of CW here in NJ
Seems the home brew MAG LOOP works good from Texas to the UK area.Then I kick in the 5 WATT audio AMP and I can narrow it down to 90 Hz and
I still use the 10-GA solid copper wire/
I use the NE SCAF and when I turn it to try to hear the station louder I lose the guy but then I retune the SCAF filter and that very week station sounds like he's running 25 watts.
One ham in North NJ gave me a NE-SCAF filter.
Not one of the plastic bags are opened/
Make an offer and please consider postage
Going Fly Fishing so gotta get my gear together
72 to all
BOB AF2DX
 

In a message dated 5/17/2017 7:58:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 4sqrp@... writes:
 

Good Job guys!
I will try to join in next month.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

We are not even halfway through the 2017 contest season and we have some
pretty impressive scores. Last year, the winning score for the entire
contest period (all 14 months) was Chas, W2SH, with 80 QSO points. This
year, Chas already has 78 points. But he's not even in first place.
Bill, KV6Z, is first with a whopping 86 points. In third place is Gary,
KF7WNS, with 68 points, well within reach of the top spot. To round out
the top four spots, John, K4BAI, is moving up the standings fast with 65
points. He is rumored to have a tri-bander at the end of his coax and
should provide some stiff competition the rest of the contest year.

As usual, I plan to send out the 1st place certificate for May later
this morning. This month, it again goes to John, K4BAI.

Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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Re: SSS Results

Paul Smith
 

I listened and called for quite a while and never heard anything but noise. Ill try again de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:52 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; John R. Lonigro
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] SSS Results
 
 

Good Job guys!
I will try to join in next month.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

We are not even halfway through the 2017 contest season and we have some
pretty impressive scores. Last year, the winning score for the entire
contest period (all 14 months) was Chas, W2SH, with 80 QSO points. This
year, Chas already has 78 points. But he's not even in first place.
Bill, KV6Z, is first with a whopping 86 points. In third place is Gary,
KF7WNS, with 68 points, well within reach of the top spot. To round out
the top four spots, John, K4BAI, is moving up the standings fast with 65
points. He is rumored to have a tri-bander at the end of his coax and
should provide some stiff competition the rest of the contest year.

As usual, I plan to send out the 1st place certificate for May later
this morning. This month, it again goes to John, K4BAI.

Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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Re: SSS Results

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Job guys!
I will try to join in next month.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

We are not even halfway through the 2017 contest season and we have some
pretty impressive scores. Last year, the winning score for the entire
contest period (all 14 months) was Chas, W2SH, with 80 QSO points. This
year, Chas already has 78 points. But he's not even in first place.
Bill, KV6Z, is first with a whopping 86 points. In third place is Gary,
KF7WNS, with 68 points, well within reach of the top spot. To round out
the top four spots, John, K4BAI, is moving up the standings fast with 65
points. He is rumored to have a tri-bander at the end of his coax and
should provide some stiff competition the rest of the contest year.

As usual, I plan to send out the 1st place certificate for May later
this morning. This month, it again goes to John, K4BAI.

Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

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Notice: W6SFM Bug Roundup Event is THIS weekend!

SFMARC W6SFM
 

This is a simple reminder that this coming Weekend is the "CQ BR" W6SFM Bug Roundup Event!

W6SFM On-Air BUG ROUNDUP - Starts Saturday May 20th 1400 UTC (7:00 AM Pacific LOCAL Time) through Sunday May 21st 1400 UTC (7:00 AM Pacific Local time)

Objective: 
This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a time dedicated to celebrating our CW and Bug key heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs using a Bug style key as the sending instrument. There are no points scored in this event, and all who participate are winners.

To register your station for this event please be sure to visit our Bug Roundup Event page at http://www.w6sfm.com/Bug_Roundup.html
An on-line spotting page and Operator Chat window will be active during the event and can also be found by visiting the Bug Roundup Event page (http://www.w6sfm.com/Bug_Roundup.html)
Once the event has concluded, optional logs may be submitted to the W6SFM by way of the link provided on the clubs Bug Roundup web page. 

Thank you for your participation and we hope you enjoy the event as much as we enjoy hosting it. 73

For more information on this exciting event please visit the W6SFM Bug Roundup website page by clicking HERE (http://www.w6sfm.com/Bug_Roundup.html)

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Re: More Cricket Tests - Mouser 3560 & 3562.5 crystals

Curt
 

I can confirm that a 4401 performs no different than a 3904.  I'm not having much luck on 80M any time anyway so the two crystals that work for me are more than enough on colorburst and 3575.611. Have been surfing with a Rockmite capable of 1W at several frequencies without even an RBN hit either evenings or early mornings, two different antennas.  Probably go back to the Jumper until late fall.

72, Curt KB5JO


More Cricket Tests - Mouser 3560 & 3562.5 crystals

Jim Sheldon
 

Got the 2 batches of crystals in from Mouser. N0ALO had brought his
recently built and totally unmodified Cricket over this morning. I
tested all the crystals in both Crickets with the exact same results.
3562.5 crystals first and out of the ten I ordered, only 3 were suitable
and produced over .7 watts output. The other 7 were very marginal with
.65 watts or less and Q2 got hot quickly with them. These may or may
not work in your cricket.

Next, the 3560.0 crystals. In both Crickets, again the same results and
again, only 3 were over .65 watts. The hottest of them was a bit over
.8 watts out. Most of the 7 weak ones were actually .5 watt or under on both sets of crystals.

I changed out Q1 from a 2N3904 to a 2N4401 (selected for the best hFE -
350) and surprisingly, there was no change in the output with any of the
crystals. I switched back & forth from the 3904 to the 4401 and the
output on my wattmeter stayed exactly the same, so the 4401's only help
in this circuit may be more reliable oscillation from marginal crystals.
This isn't all that good though as the marginal crystals produce low
enough drive that Q2 isn't driven hard enough and gets hot from the
excessive drain current. It seems like in this circuit the Class E
point is either right at .7 watt or just a hundredth or two below it as
below .7 watt it gets really warm very quickly and once you achieve more
than .7 watt it warms up but a lot slower and at .8 watt, it runs pretty
cool for quite a while before you even notice it getting warm. Your
results may vary as these tests were run on only 2 out of however many
Crickets are out there on the air.

At only 38 cents apiece, I would suggest ordering at least 10 of the
3560.0 crystals to ensure you get at least a couple of good ones and the
same for the 3562.5 ones. You might have better luck than I did but the
results between both frequencies was pretty consistent with 3 really
good ones and the rest of the batch marginal or way too low in the
activity department. All of them did oscillate reliably on both RX and
TX though.

I found no advantage in my case changing the 2N3904 to a 2N4401 as some
have suggested. Even though the 4401 had a considerably higher gain
than the 3904 it didn't produce any better output in this circuit.

Jim - W0EB


Tonight's nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning all, unfortunately I will not be available for NCS duties this evening.
Blessings
Wayne - NQ0RP

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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


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

We are not even halfway through the 2017 contest season and we have some pretty impressive scores. Last year, the winning score for the entire contest period (all 14 months) was Chas, W2SH, with 80 QSO points. This year, Chas already has 78 points. But he's not even in first place. Bill, KV6Z, is first with a whopping 86 points. In third place is Gary, KF7WNS, with 68 points, well within reach of the top spot. To round out the top four spots, John, K4BAI, is moving up the standings fast with 65 points. He is rumored to have a tri-bander at the end of his coax and should provide some stiff competition the rest of the contest year.

As usual, I plan to send out the 1st place certificate for May later this morning. This month, it again goes to John, K4BAI.

Until next month, 72 to all,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: FDIM, driving tmrw

WA0ITP
 

Good Idea, I'll try to do that.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/16/2017 1:49 PM, Jeff Logullo jeff@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
Please post a few photos of the table etc. so we can see what we're missing!

72,
Jeff N0MII

On May 16, 2017, at 1:29 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for
sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits,
on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is
bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the
table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.



Re: FDIM, driving tmrw

WA0ITP
 

GA Wayne,

No, but thanks for thought. The evenings are filled up to abt 10 or 10:30, what with tables and all. 
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/16/2017 1:39 PM, Wayne Dillon wrote:

Terry,
Y'all going to be able to operate from the hotel room? if so log on to QRPSpots and announce time/QRG. They'll be a bunch of us listening in, well me at least.
Be blessed and be safe,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:29 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for
sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits,
on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is
bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the
table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.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: FDIM, driving tmrw

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Please post a few photos of the table etc. so we can see what we're missing!

72,
Jeff N0MII

On May 16, 2017, at 1:29 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for
sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits,
on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is
bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the
table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.


Re: FDIM, driving tmrw

Wayne Dillon
 

Terry,
Y'all going to be able to operate from the hotel room? if so log on to QRPSpots and announce time/QRG. They'll be a bunch of us listening in, well me at least.
Be blessed and be safe,
Wayne - NQ0RP

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:29 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for
sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits,
on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is
bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the
table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.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: FDIM, driving tmrw

Paul Smith
 

Sure wish I could but it is not in the cards. Have a safe trip and post often for us de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:29 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] FDIM, driving tmrw
 
 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for
sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits,
on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is
bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the
table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.

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


FDIM, driving tmrw

WA0ITP
 

GA all,

Anyone going to FDIM? NM0S, W9QS, and I are only ones that I know for sure. We will have two Four State tables to display and sell our kits, on both Club and Vendor nights.

I'm carrying 13 different kits (80 total) to sell, and Dave C is bringing several SSCPOs, NS-40s, and QRPometers.

So if you're coming to FDIM (it is worth the trip), please stop by the table and say hello. Join the festivities, you'll be glad you did.

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


Re: Tube radios as RF amplifier

Dan Reynolds
 

I probably would never use it but I have always wanted a 6146 amp for my QRP stuff. I started my ham career with the old Kenwood hybrids that were solid state with tube finals. And for some reason I have a special place for the 6146. There was a project in QST or the handbook to make such an amp and one of them came up on eBay. It got out of my range but I certainly considered it. 

The negatives are finding some of the parts and a transformer. Plus, I'm a little squeamish around high voltage. I have a pacemaker and I really don't want to do anything too stupid! Ha, ha!

But I do think the irony of driving a 6146 amp with a KX3 would be priceless. 

Dan KB9JLO


Qrp O Meter

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Guys 
If you have been looking for a 4 swept QRP O WATT/SWR meter there is one up for sale on EBay.
$27.00 bid as of now.
Good luck 
Johnny AC0BQ 

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Re: Cricket & 3560

Curt
 

I also received the ESS crystals and tested them using a 10 VDC supply made from AA batteries. Power out on various frequencies into a DL1: 3535 450mW, 3550 550 mW, 3560 600mW, 3575 750mW, 3579 (with kit) 700mW, 3579 fm ESS 800mW.

These are the maximum for two crystals of each frequency.   Worst were the 3560 crystals received from ESS at 350 mW.

I will be using the 3575 and 3579 from ESS.  Hadn't noticed Q2 getting hot at 600mW but it surely does.

72 n GL, Curt KB5JO


Would a 2N7000 oscillator work in a Cricket?

Curt
 

All this "fun" with which crystal will function in the Cricket got me wondering...

The Jumper uses a 2N7000 oscillator driving an IRF510.  Would a 2N7000 oscillator driving a 2N7000 work in the Cricket.  The Jumper doesn't care it the crystals are short, long, young or old.

We likely need to focus on using the Cricket with the supplied colorburst when the frequency is clear and leave it at that.

72, Curt KB5JO



Cricket & 3560

Jim Sheldon
 

Well, I got the machined pins in and set up pin type sockets for Q1 and
Q2. I got out my little Harbor Freight multimeter with an hFE
transistor checker built in and went through my stock of 2N3904's (Q1).
Gads what a range. Worst case was 75 and the best 2 in the batch tested
right at 250. (Spec sheet says 40-500 is the acceptable range.) One
of the 250 hFE ones was installed in the Cricket and the other labeled
for future use or as a spare for the Cricket. Even with the hot 2N3904
in Q1 and C9 & 10 values increased for more feedback, the shorty
HC-49/US crystals still won't oscillate reliably on receive and if they
do start, they immediately drop out the instant you hit the key.

I did get the three 3560 HC-49/U crystals I ordered in from Expanded
Spectrum Systems. All 3 oscillate in the Cricket but 2 were marginal
drive and Q2 gets hot. The 3rd gives me just over .6 watts out on,
believe it or not, EXACTLY 3.560 MHz in my Cricket. At .6 watts out, Q2
does warm up pretty quick and after a couple of 3 X 3 CQ's it's hot
enough to be uncomfortable so I suspect these also don't produce enough
drive to get Q2 into Class E operation.

The experiment continues - I ordered 10 of Mouser's HC-49/U 3.5624 MHz
crystals, P/N 449-LFXTAL010041BULK and 10 of their HC-49/U 3.560 MHz
crystals,
P/N 449-FXTAL017586BULK. At 38 cents apiece, they are cheap enough that
a few of them won't break the bank and I'll test them all in my Cricket
for operation & output power and report back as soon as they get here.

Jim - W0EB


QRP Quarterly

Mike Broga <w9qs@...>
 

I'm leaving on Wednesday.   Any interest in these?


Hope to see everyone at FDIM

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Mike Broga <w9qs@...>
To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <QRP-L@...>
Date: May 3, 2017 at 1:40 PM
Subject: QRP Quarterly

I have a set of QRP Quarterly that i must clear out.


Complete 1998 to 2015 (Minus Winter 2014).   To heavy to ship.  I will bring them to Dayton if anyone wants them.  Any offers or interest?


Please reply off list.....


Mike,W9QS


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