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Re: Small QRP SSB?

ab3eo
 

I have the 6M version. Not HF, still a nice little radio, made quite a few contacts with it.
 
Rich - K3UJ

On 08/26/2021 9:00 AM Mike Polia via groups.io <ab1aw@...> wrote:
 
 
 
I have the 75M version of the MFJ. 
 
Very nice rig. 
 
You can read my review of it at EHAM:
 
Mike
AB1AW
 
 
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, 08:51:23 AM EDT, Lee via groups.io <kx4tt@...> wrote:
 
 
I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT
On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:
 
 
The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.
 
Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.
 
Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).
 
If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen < michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 
 
72 K5OSA

 

 


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

KG5ZID Hardy
 

I heard the digi on 40 and tuned up but didn't hear a peep. Nothing on 80 either. Will try again next week!


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Derek Burrage
 

I looked at this on the OZQRP website, and found they now have a more capable, but larger DCT, which adds CW. However, both are direct conversion, Double Side Band (presumably suppressed carrier, but not SSB), so I doubt they would fit the requirements (the DCT at least can receive AM apparently). I recently build a Nouveau75a for AM and have heard some nets in the Mid-west, and apparently it is common in the North East, but I was intrigued that DSB might also be commonly used, at least in the Australian/NewZealand region. Anyone know if DSB-SC is used in the US? de Derek KF5CYN


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Thomas Martin
 

The DR 4020 if you look closely at the front is from Venus-tech you can go to www.venus-tech.com the have several types of radios listed. They are out of the DR4020.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 9:24 AM James Shipley <jamesshipley@...> wrote:

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 8:51 AM Lee via groups.io <kx4tt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT
On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:


The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Matthew Halsey
 

I can highly recommend the G90.  While my main mode is CW, I occasionally go on SSB and always get positive remarks on the audio quality and get through pileups surprisingly easily with 20W.
You also get ALL HF bands and built in tuner for your money.

Matt
KC3OIV
 

On Aug 26, 2021, at 9:00 AM, Mike Polia via groups.io <ab1aw@...> wrote:

I have the 75M version of the MFJ. 

Very nice rig. 

You can read my review of it at EHAM:

Mike
AB1AW


On Thursday, August 26, 2021, 08:51:23 AM EDT, Lee via groups.io <kx4tt@...> wrote:


I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT
On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:


The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA




Re: Small QRP SSB?

Mike Polia
 

I have the 75M version of the MFJ. 

Very nice rig. 

You can read my review of it at EHAM:

Mike
AB1AW


On Thursday, August 26, 2021, 08:51:23 AM EDT, Lee via groups.io <kx4tt@...> wrote:


I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT
On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:


The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

n4mj
 

I did almost the same thing Chas.  Just twisting the knob up/down and there was Johnny o/a 7.1226.  I heard you and Paul, WA9PWP, on 7.122 earlier. Paul was fair copy most of the time but that digi kept messing up his signal.  Believe I sent HI to you while waiting/looking for Johnny. hi hi
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Thursday, August 26, 2021, 11:17:00 AM CDT, <w2sh@...> wrote:


I was getting ready to shut down the rig after making briefly announcing my presence, along with WA9PWP and N4MJ, on 7,122.04 kHz.  I accidently touched the tuning knob and found Johnny on 7,122.65, where he was 569, louder than when he first opened up at the usual freq lower down.  So I got to be his first 40m QSO.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 21:51
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Chas
I was dodging some strong digital QRM that was square on beat with 7.122
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 11:17 AM <w2sh@...> wrote:
I was getting ready to shut down the rig after making briefly announcing my presence, along with WA9PWP and N4MJ, on 7,122.04 kHz.  I accidently touched the tuning knob and found Johnny on 7,122.65, where he was 569, louder than when he first opened up at the usual freq lower down.  So I got to be his first 40m QSO.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 21:51
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH

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


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

w2sh@...
 

I was getting ready to shut down the rig after making briefly announcing my presence, along with WA9PWP and N4MJ, on 7,122.04 kHz.  I accidently touched the tuning knob and found Johnny on 7,122.65, where he was 569, louder than when he first opened up at the usual freq lower down.  So I got to be his first 40m QSO.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH 



From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 21:51
To: 4sqrpio <4SQRP@groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report
 
Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



--
Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: Propagation this morning

PhilKE3FL
 

Jim,

No need to apologize, been there done that & I'm very sure others have as well. But best of all you gave us all, I'm also sure, a good chuckle for us remembering when we've done it too!
--
73 de KE3FL
Phil Karras
http://cs.yrex.com/ke3fl


Re: Small QRP SSB?

James Shipley
 


On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 8:51 AM Lee via groups.io <kx4tt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT
On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:


The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

W6BOW
 

Johnny,

Arrived Yellowstone area too late to monitor net.
Enjoying Big Sky Country.


Best Wishes,

Don (W6BOW)


On Aug 25, 2021, at 8:58 PM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Hello Glenn 
I was there, right on 3.564.
I don’t know where the band was.
I heard 2 stations tonight.
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 9:53 PM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Was there on 80m. Tried up, tried down from 3.564 down to 3.56325, up to 3.56590 but no luck.  Maybe next week.
73/72 de n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 08:51:46 PM CDT, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


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


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Lee
 

I have the MFJ SSB 20m rig (MFJ-9420). It is a nice little single band rig with very crisp and clean audio. No artifacts or digital noise because it is all analog. I can recommend the design.

Lee KX4TT

On Thursday, 26 August 2021, 01:26:49 am GMT-4, Shirley Dulcey KE1L <mark@...> wrote:


The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Gwen Patton
 

CRKits.com has a small SSB kit. I have the 40m version, waiting to be built. It's an updated version of one of his older kits.

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: Small QRP SSB?

Shirley Dulcey KE1L
 

The only single band one for 40 meters that I know of that is available new right now is the MFJ-9440. Each model is a bit over $300 (prices vary by band for some reason), which feels like a lot to me for what you get.

Single band SSB rigs for 40 that have been available in the fairly recent past include the Bitx 40, Easy Bitx (returning soon in an updated version), and Pacific Antenna MMR-40.

Multiband rigs that can do SSB that are currently available include the Elecraft KX2 and KX3, Xiegu G90, X5105, and G1M, Radioddity QR20, Icom IC-705, Yaesu FT-818, uBITX, and more. The G1M and uBITX qualify as inexpensive (in the $200-$300 range).

If you are feeling adventurous, there are also some kits from Russia and China.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:42 PM Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:
What would be a good small light weight SSB xcvr for pedestrian mobile...only 40 M is needed...low price is desirable...this is for my hiking pack...I have an antenna. 

72 K5OSA


Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Glenn 
I was there, right on 3.564.
I don’t know where the band was.
I heard 2 stations tonight.
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 9:53 PM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Was there on 80m. Tried up, tried down from 3.564 down to 3.56325, up to 3.56590 but no luck.  Maybe next week.
73/72 de n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 08:51:46 PM CDT, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


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40m CW net

n4mj
 

Found Johnny up at 7.1226.

At 0100Z heard WA9PWP, Paul, and W2SH, Chas.  Much digi QRM on 7.122.  Paul was up and down with the digi noise not good copy. Chas was somewhat better but would have been a challenge with the digi QRM.

Hopefully, no digi QRM on 80m.

72/73 de n4mj


 
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Re: Propagation this morning

n4mj
 

FWIW - I sent the email with cluster info at 0815 local. Just seeing it at 1220 local.  A bit of a slow roll on the email. hi hi  Anyway, glad you discovered the problem Jim.

Part of the email is below.

73 de n4mj//glenn




 
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On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:06:48 PM CDT, n4mj via groups.io <n4mj@...> wrote:


Must be a 'locale' thing Jim.  Bands are open here in NW TN. 40m CW is busy, so is 40m SSB.  20m seems quite active as well.

 SFI=81 SSN=29 A=5 K=2 indicates bands are decent.  DX clusters is full of DX.



Re: 40 AND 80 Meter Net Report

n4mj
 

Was there on 80m. Tried up, tried down from 3.564 down to 3.56325, up to 3.56590 but no luck.  Maybe next week.
73/72 de n4mj


 
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On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 08:51:46 PM CDT, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group
I'm sorry but I had to qsy up to 122.5 tonight.
I had some qrn, possibly digital, locked in right on top of me.

The check in's are
40 METERS
W2SH CHAS
N4MJ GLENN
KD9GDY JAMES, Sorry for the mix up on your call.
WI5H MIKE
WD4CFN MIKE
W5ESE SCOTT

80 METERS
N0YJ BERT
KL7IXI MIKE
My qrn level was a s-5 so It was wiping out most of the signals
I think.
You all have a good week, stay Cool, It's hot in the Midwest.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


--

72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

TONIGHT'S CHECK IN'S
N0RSR ROGER
KG5ZID HARDY (FIRST TIME CHECK IN)
WA9BNZ BILL
AC0BQ JOHNNY
W0MQY JOE
WG5F ED
N4ELM DAVE

THANKS TO ALL OF THE CHECK IN'S AND I HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT WEEK

73'S
BERT
N0YJ

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