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Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Clark WU4B
 

TU for my 1st BJ contact, Jim.  Gotta get my BJ Rev A on the air soon, 

72,

Clark

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On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:06 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB







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Clark, WU4B
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72,

Clark WU4B


New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Jerry Brown
 

Jim,

Always appreciate your contributions from Cajun country....

Anxiously awaiting your introduction of the GUMBOTRON

and the MAQSO CHOUDX KITS.

For me almost everything but ice cream tastes better with TABASQSO.

72/73 in 2021,

Jerry N4EO, ex-YI9EO; OM of Angie, KH6EO


On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:56 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:

During the preceding hour (1400Z to 1459Z) I will try try to put a revB Bayou Jumper beta build on the air at about 7020.1 kHz.
As you may have read in earlier messages, The 'Jumper is coming back! This is one of the beta kits - just completed and checked out.

73 and Happy New Year
Jim, N5IB


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

John
 

Thanks for the link to Hobby Lobby in the instructions. It's a great box for the kit at a good price, from a good company!

Best
John K5MO


On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM Joshua Wood <WoodJRx@...> wrote:
I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Will listen for u Jim 
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:06 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Just a reminder ... in about  54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB





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Re: New revB Bayou Jumper on the air

Jim, N5IB
 

Just a reminder ... in about 54 minutes a new revB Bayou Jumper will be on the air!
Jan 2, 1400-1459 UTC, 7120.1 kHz

Afterwards, from 1500-1559 UTC I will become K3Y/5, but using an old TS-430S.

Jim, N5IB


Re: QRP balun query

Tim N9PUZ
 

Perhaps this design...

http://www.n5ese.com/balun_1-1.htm

Tim N9PUZ

On 1/1/2021 9:28 PM, Lloyd K3ESE wrote:
dang. someone pointed out that the QRPguys' balloons are voltage baluns. So, my search continues...


Re: Bayou Jumper

Thomas Martin
 

I did some checking also for a source other than Hobby Lobby. Checked esty.com found an unfinished suit case size close to what is needed has handle already attached. Did have item number but can search unfinished suit case should bring it up.

Tom
K0amd


Re: Bayou Jumper

John Parker
 

Mahalo for the information!

I just purchased a kit but noted that the wooden cases are currently out of stock.

Happy New Year!

John WH6DQU 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 4:57 PM AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:

GE Everyone,

I just finished all the 4SQRP website updates and the Bayou Jumper is now open for sales. Enjoy!!!

www.4sqrp.com/bayoujumper.php

72 and HNY - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 


Re: 30 Meter Cricket

Tom Sevart
 

On 1/1/2021 13:58, AG1P Ron wrote:
GM EuGene,
On our last run it took us over a year to procure one of the crystals and we incurred additional expense shipping them out to those who purchased the kits.  If memory serves me, to continue with the kit, we had to order either 1K or 5K of the crystals from the vendor and we felt selling that many kits was way out of reach.  Once the dust settles from efforts on forthcoming new kits, we can check and see if the crystal problem has resolved itself. If it hasn’t, the 4SQRP Kit Manager will have to decide whether to retire the kit.
72 - Ron - AG1P
I wonder if the kitters would be willing to sell a kit without the crystal? I have a 10.116 crystal.

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moderated Re: My apologies

 

This thread may be closed (as it needs to be!)

But, here is my original posting about the "Little Joe" transmitter:

Early last year I bought a junkbox of stuff for $5 at a hamfest, and down amongst the stuff was a Tupperware food container with a bunch of assorted components and two small circuit boards in it.  One board was for a Mosfet Dip Meter and the other one for a Little Joe (it also came with a front and rear panel for a Little Joe so it was obviously a QRP transmitter.  The components may belong to one or both of those circuit boards.

I googled it and found that the Little Joe was in the September 1981 QST which I don't have access to.  I could not find the QST article or anything else on-line to give me the info on the Little Joe, parts list, assembly, or anything else about the little transmitter.  It looked like it might be a fun thing to put together if I can find any information on it.

Even if I had a parts list, the company that made the circuit board (Circuit Board Specialists) didn't bother to print the part names of the board, so I would have no clue where to put any parts.  Since it is such an old circuit, it may not begin to meet today's FCC standards, not to mention it may have unobtainium parts, so is it worth the trouble to build it?

The same outfit also made the Mosfet Dip Meter board (which also does not have part names printed on it) that has no indication where its information was published, so I couldn't find anything on it.  Who uses a "grid dip meter" these days?  But, I would build it anyhoo, just for meanness if I had the needed info.

Anybody have any info on these thigs?


Re: Knobs and more

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Tom
I have quite a pile of scrap knobs as well, but these are pretty nice.
Better looking than some I’ve seen on 
The www market place.
Johnny 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:27 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
Not a bad selection of knobs there, but I still have a large selection
which I salvaged from old CB's.

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Re: QRP balun query

Lloyd K3ESE
 

dang. someone pointed out that the QRPguys' balloons are voltage baluns. So, my search continues...


Re: Knobs and more

Tom Sevart
 

Not a bad selection of knobs there, but I still have a large selection which I salvaged from old CB's.

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QRP balun query

Lloyd K3ESE
 

I've been a QRP op for decades, and never used a stand-alone balun. I used to use a ZM-2 to match portable antennas, which incorporate a balun. These days, I use a SOTAbeams Bandhopper linked dipole for portable ops, and there's an integral balun. For small rigs at the home QTH, I now use an Elecraft T1, which is unbalanced.

I recently built a QCX-mini, and for the first time, there's an issue: the sidetone is harsh and loud and scratchy, and my RBN results don't seem right, for the amount of power out (~5.7W).

Transmitting into a dummy load results in a sweet sidetone. The diagnosis seems to be I need a balun between the T1 tuner and my balanced feedline (both antennas are doublets fed with ladder line.)

After doing some reading, it seems as though a 1:1 current balun is what I need. Searching through providers of baluns, parts, kits, looking for plans, etc., it looks as though the kit offered by the QRPguys is my best bet/bang for the buck.

Opinions and ideas gratefully solicited.


Bayou Jumper

AG1P Ron
 

GE Everyone,

I just finished all the 4SQRP website updates and the Bayou Jumper is now open for sales. Enjoy!!!

www.4sqrp.com/bayoujumper.php

72 and HNY - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Joshua Wood
 

I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Thomas Martin
 

I would like to thank all that brought the Bayou Jumper back.
I bought an original kit put it together then sold and had sellers remorse.
4sqrp’s kits are some of the finest I have put together over my 77 years always well thought out and documented.
Again thanks to all that made this possible.

Tom
K0amd


moderated Re: My apologies

n4mj
 

Enough. A mistake is a mistake. Done.  So, post what you "thought" you posted on 4SQRP group so all of us can see it and all the extraneous emails about the "fail" can stop.  Looking forward to seeing your post here.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Friday, January 1, 2021, 04:47:14 PM CST, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


I had to make amends to the 4SQRP Group first, now I have let it go.  Fini.

Smiff, KA5NLY


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Timothy East
 

Ordered mine. Can’t wait to start building. 

Tim
K0EMP 


On Jan 1, 2021, at 17:27, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group:  
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Transceiver kit page will be 
open for business shortly.  
We had numerous requests to bring the kit back
that was designed by Dave NM0S and Jim N5IB a few years ago. 

It's very similar to the last round, but with a new face color 
and a TX/RX led indicator. 

It will fit in the small Hobby Lobby box that can still be ordered, or you could 
roll your own enclosure. 

Many thanks goes out to the kit development team for pulling this together. 

You can find the manual here:

I will post the link to the kit page when it has been completed.
It should be finished tonight or early tomorrow morning. 

As always, thanks for supporting the 4SQRP group. 

72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


 




Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group:  
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Transceiver kit page will be 
open for business shortly.  
We had numerous requests to bring the kit back
that was designed by Dave NM0S and Jim N5IB a few years ago. 

It's very similar to the last round, but with a new face color 
and a TX/RX led indicator. 

It will fit in the small Hobby Lobby box that can still be ordered, or you could 
roll your own enclosure. 

Many thanks goes out to the kit development team for pulling this together. 

You can find the manual here:

I will post the link to the kit page when it has been completed.
It should be finished tonight or early tomorrow morning. 

As always, thanks for supporting the 4SQRP group. 

72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


 



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