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Re: What Keyer?

Roy Parker
 

Ok, well I was cleaning shack and found an old Tick Chip, so problem solved.

#2, Tried one of the Jackson Harbor surface-mount kits and, well, surface-mount ain't anything I'm good at.

#3 Have ordered the EZ Keyer, just because, why Not?

#other,  Tnx for reply's about keyers..


And, just because Santa allowed, I have a pocket-sized 4S tuner.

(Think Warm thoughts)  

30


Re: VE100Vimy on the air now

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

Some of the special event call signs are getting to be really long nowadays. I contacted some European station the other day that had about four extra numbers in for extra letters in his call sign. It took quite a while to send it!

Best regards - Brian Carling
AF4K
117 Sterling Pine St.
Sanford, FL 32773

Tel: 321-262-5471




On Jan 5, 2017, at 7:03 PM, 'James W. Hodgson' va3hod@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

3.58Ø.Ø VE1ØØVIMY/VE1

73
Chip, CF3KGB/VA3KGB

Main page detailing operations at the Vimy memorial site in April:
http://ve100vimy.ca/

Schedule of operations from stations in Canada using VEVIMY100/prov 
January 1, 2017 (UTC) and end March 30, 2017 (UTC) :
http://ve100vimy.ca/portable-operations/

News and QSL information:
http://ve100vimy.ca/news/

Certificates:
http://ve100vimy.ca/ve100vimyportable-certificates/

73
Chip, CF3KGB/VA3KGB


Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Curt
 

Jim,

You do beautiful work, with the vernier the Jumper looks even more "retro" than the unmodified one.  You have much more courage than I doing such a modification.  I have no difficulty tuning mine, it is amazingly stable for a regenerative radio.  Enjoy this radio a lot, and the wide tuning range is part of the enjoyment.  Yesterday listened to an SSB QSO on 7150.

I need to figure out how to package my "prototype" built with PCB from N5IB.  It is paired with a 2fer which incorporates a variable cap to bend the crystal frequency a little.

72, Curt KB5JO


Re: What Keyer?

sigcom1
 

I'm sure the EZKeyer is wonderful but he wants to use the socket position that's already on his 38 Special board which is meant to take the old (now unobtanium) TiCK chip.  Fortunately, Chuck Olson sells a pin-compatible chip that will drop in and work with only the addition of a 10K resistor.

<http://wb9kzy.com/norcal.htm>

73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL


 





 


Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Jim Sheldon
 

Hey Jim, I think it will fit.  I just checked the data sheet and from the mounting surface to the top of the dome is 24.5 mm.  That's about a half mm under an inch.  I just stacked a couple of bug weights on top of each other and the height came out to just about a mm over an inch.  The lid of my box will close completely without hitting the top weight on the stack.  I measured it real carefuly with a 6" steel rule that has both mm and inch scales on it. 
 
There should be plenty of room on the underside to do whatever is necessary to make it fit once you remove the original tuning pot and you won't have to cut any traces to do the tuning direction mod.  I didn't anyway, I just didn't solder the two outer terminals on the pot.  I bent them out and soldered cross-over wires from them to the appropriate holes on the board.  Much easier than cutting traces and easily restored to original condition if necessary.
 
I may have to see if I can buy another front panel as I have 3 mounting holes drilled for the vernier in mine now and a new panel would certainly make it look better.
 
I just ordered a couple of those pots from MPJA.  I am a regular customer of theirs. I buy all my normal QRP travel cases from them (the yellow Pelican knock-offs that are about 1/2 or less than Pelican wants for them and they really work nice.
 
Jim - W0EB
 

Check out this part from Marlin P Jones

http://www.mpja.com/10K-Ohm-10-Turn-Variable-Resistor-with-Dial/productinfo/32676+VR/

http://www.mpja.com/download/32676VRMech.pdf

It's a ten-turn 10K pot with a "clock face" dial. $6.95
To use it as a replacement for R8, just change R5 to either 6.2K or 6.8K
The fact that it's a wirewound pot is not an issue, as there is only DC on R8.

The problem is that it projects a bit over 1" above its mounting surface, so some pretty good surgery would be needed to the panel to allow the box lid to close and latch. It would have to be recessed into the panel by 3/8" or so.

N5IB


Re: What Keyer?

Walter - K5EST
 

Maybe our newest 4SQRP kit is in your future!

AAØZZ EZKeyer II-i
An updated EZKeyer II for installation inside your rig.

This version of the EZKeyer II is designated the "i" version, and is designed to install Inside a rig's enclosure. Building on the very popular EZKeyer series, this new Morse code memory keyer is intended to be built into existing rigs which don't have a keyer - or integrated into new projects. New small printed circuit boards, and a new 8 pin processor are featured.

The EZKeyer II-i has many of the features of a high end keyer while remaining very user friendly. As in the previous EZKeyers, code generation is very smooth and accurate with no adaptation required of the operator. Just plug in your paddle and send normally. The commands are entered directly with the paddles rather than scrolling through menus, and speed changes are easily accomplished via direct command or quick change with the paddle. With board dimensions of only 1" x 1.5" (thru hole) and 1"x.75" (SMT) this easy to build small footprint project will fit neatly inside most QRP rigs. The current drain is so low that the keyers can be installed inside a portable rig with no fear that they will affect battery life. And all of this at a QRP price.

We should be ready to open the sales announcement very shortly. Please stay tuned!

73....Walter Dufrain- K5EST  ....  4SQRP Kit Mgr





On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 11:09 AM, royiparker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I have been away from ham radio for 12 or 13 years and just getting back.

Back then the Tick keyer (embedded research) was THE hot thing.

I have a NorCal 38 special that I want to equip with built-in keyer.


And the old Tick chip isn't around any more. I would like something to put in using the same pinnout.

Anybody know what to use?


What keyers are hot these days? (I see the EZ Keyer III and it looks fanststic.)

The wb9kzy keyer chips just seem all too complicated in operation. Any thoughts?


de AA0B Roy Parker   -sk



Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

keith ford
 

Wow! I want one! 

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, 20:13, n5ib@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Check out this part from Marlin P Jones

http://www.mpja.com/10K-Ohm-10-Turn-Variable-Resistor-with-Dial/productinfo/32676+VR/

http://www.mpja.com/download/32676VRMech.pdf

It's a ten-turn 10K pot with a "clock face" dial. $6.95
To use it as a replacement for R8, just change R5 to either 6.2K or 6.8K
The fact that it's a wirewound pot is not an issue, as there is only DC on R8.

The problem is that it projects a bit over 1" above its mounting surface, so some pretty good surgery would be needed to the panel to allow the box lid to close and latch. It would have to be recessed into the panel by 3/8" or so.

N5IB


Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Jim, N5IB
 

Check out this part from Marlin P Jones

http://www.mpja.com/10K-Ohm-10-Turn-Variable-Resistor-with-Dial/productinfo/32676+VR/

http://www.mpja.com/download/32676VRMech.pdf

It's a ten-turn 10K pot with a "clock face" dial. $6.95
To use it as a replacement for R8, just change R5 to either 6.2K or 6.8K
The fact that it's a wirewound pot is not an issue, as there is only DC on R8.

The problem is that it projects a bit over 1" above its mounting surface, so some pretty good surgery would be needed to the panel to allow the box lid to close and latch. It would have to be recessed into the panel by 3/8" or so.

N5IB


Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Jim Sheldon
 

Thanks Dick,

It actually works as good as it looks.  I have some of the 2" S50's on order, but I'm glad I used this one. The 2" S50's will fit but probably look out of place as they WILL cover up some original panel markings.  All the original markings on the panel are intact and the little dial actually looks like it belongs on the radio.  Sure helps with ease of tuning too.

The mod isn't the easiest and probably not for the faint of heart, but it can be done.  Worth it or not?  I guess that's up to the individual.  Personally it really enhances my enjoyment of the little rig and I'm glad I took the chance and did it.

Jim, W0EB

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 5, 2017, at 7:37 PM, Dick Hammond <n0tgr2@...> wrote:

Great job Jim and looks real professional.

Dick,  n0tgr

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:49 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I had a 1.5" diameter Philmore vernier dial laying around so I decided to see how difficult it would be to install for tuning the Bayou Jumper which is sort of fast and difficult, but not impossible, to get just right. 
 
First, it was necessary to drill out the hole in the panel for the tuning pot to a diameter of 7/16" to allow for clearance of the shaft coupler on the vernier.  Next, it was necessary to cut the tuning pot shaft down to just over 1/4" long and the bottom of the shaft coupler still bottomed out on the frame of the pot, leaving the base of the vernier mechanism about 1/8" above the panel.  There are two options here, grind down the shaft coupler until the vernier sits flush with the panel and the coupler doesn't bind on the frame of the pot or use 1/8" or so of spacers between the panel mounting standoffs and the panel (easier at assembly time to add the spacers between the main PC board and the bottom of the standoffs).  The mounting holes for the vernier must be carefully laid out and drilled for 2-56 screws and 2 of these are used to mount it to the panel.
 
Before re-assembling the panel/pc board combination, set the shaft on the tuning pot to mid range and the vernier to midrange (#50).  Carefully fit everything into place, tighten all the panel mounting screws and other top side hardware just like you did on the initial assembly.  Next, very carefully tighten the set screw on the vernier's shaft coupler to lock it to the tuning shaft of the pot.  You will only have 180 degrees of rotation rather than the full 270 degrees but this should fall within the 7020 to 7130 range assuming you had done the calibration steps earlier.
 
I used the 1.5" Philmore S38 vernier.  The S50 is a 2" diameter dial and these are also available for somewhere around the same price or just a little more.  The S38 is the ideal one as it fits within all original markings on the Bayou Jumper's panel where the S50 will cover the word Tuning and the top will extend into, if not completely cover the original V shaped pointer at top center. 
 
It's a daunting modification and probably most won't do it, but it does really slow down the tuning and makes it much easier to tune in a CW station and it's now actually possible to also tune in the SSB stations at the high end if they fall within the tuning range.  The radio is quite stable and once tuned to a frequency I didn't observe any drift after a couple minutes of warm up.  Super job by the designers.
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
It actually looks pretty decent mounted on the radio - helps a lot with ease of tuning in a signal.
 
 
Closer picture of the installed Philmore S38 vernier dial



Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Dick Hammond
 

Great job Jim and looks real professional.

Dick,  n0tgr

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:49 PM, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I had a 1.5" diameter Philmore vernier dial laying around so I decided to see how difficult it would be to install for tuning the Bayou Jumper which is sort of fast and difficult, but not impossible, to get just right. 
 
First, it was necessary to drill out the hole in the panel for the tuning pot to a diameter of 7/16" to allow for clearance of the shaft coupler on the vernier.  Next, it was necessary to cut the tuning pot shaft down to just over 1/4" long and the bottom of the shaft coupler still bottomed out on the frame of the pot, leaving the base of the vernier mechanism about 1/8" above the panel.  There are two options here, grind down the shaft coupler until the vernier sits flush with the panel and the coupler doesn't bind on the frame of the pot or use 1/8" or so of spacers between the panel mounting standoffs and the panel (easier at assembly time to add the spacers between the main PC board and the bottom of the standoffs).  The mounting holes for the vernier must be carefully laid out and drilled for 2-56 screws and 2 of these are used to mount it to the panel.
 
Before re-assembling the panel/pc board combination, set the shaft on the tuning pot to mid range and the vernier to midrange (#50).  Carefully fit everything into place, tighten all the panel mounting screws and other top side hardware just like you did on the initial assembly.  Next, very carefully tighten the set screw on the vernier's shaft coupler to lock it to the tuning shaft of the pot.  You will only have 180 degrees of rotation rather than the full 270 degrees but this should fall within the 7020 to 7130 range assuming you had done the calibration steps earlier.
 
I used the 1.5" Philmore S38 vernier.  The S50 is a 2" diameter dial and these are also available for somewhere around the same price or just a little more.  The S38 is the ideal one as it fits within all original markings on the Bayou Jumper's panel where the S50 will cover the word Tuning and the top will extend into, if not completely cover the original V shaped pointer at top center. 
 
It's a daunting modification and probably most won't do it, but it does really slow down the tuning and makes it much easier to tune in a CW station and it's now actually possible to also tune in the SSB stations at the high end if they fall within the tuning range.  The radio is quite stable and once tuned to a frequency I didn't observe any drift after a couple minutes of warm up.  Super job by the designers.
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
It actually looks pretty decent mounted on the radio - helps a lot with ease of tuning in a signal.
 
 
Closer picture of the installed Philmore S38 vernier dial



Re: Crystal Spotter

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks Jim 
Very nice!
I have been wanting to try my hand at etching again!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 9:49 AM n5ib@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































For those that may be interested, I've posted in the Files area a document describing my little "push-to-test" crystal spotter. It includes an etching pattern for those that roll their own. This one uses a pair of small PB switches on the bottom instead of a microswitch. A picture of the original is in my album in the Photos area.

Jim, N5IB











































Re: SSS coming up

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Thanks John
Ok guys here is the Challange.
See if you can top last years winners??
Shouldn't be hard, my appearance was pretty weak!
Hope to hear all of you on the air, BJ or otherwise!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:11 PM 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


















































Don't forget the SSS coming up this Sunday evening. I've been told 80M


might be a good band to check out these days. The 80M frequency to


watch is 3564 kHz. And, of course, the 40M frequency is 7122, which


just happens to be the frequency supplied with the 100 Bayou Jumpers


recently distributed. Speaking of the Bayou Jumper, since it is rock


bound and since the crystals aren't exactly at 7122 kHz, you might want


to tune around 7122 a bit, to see if anyone is lurking in the vicinity.





For complete rules, you can EITHER go to the 4SQRP group website


(4SQRP.COM) and click on "on-air activities" or you can find the same


set of rules on the QRPCONTEST.COM website, which is where you must go


to report your score.





I'll try to send out one more reminder before the contest. Here's an


idea: Why not put the SSS on your calendar. It will always be on the


2nd Sunday of every month and always at 7:00-9:00 central time (daylight


or standard, whichever is in effect). You can preload your calendar for


the entire year. Maybe that will help you remember.





72,





John, AA0VE


4SQRP Contest Coordinator














































Re: Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

keith ford
 

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, 18:49, 'Jim Sheldon' w0eb@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I had a 1.5" diameter Philmore vernier dial laying around so I decided to see how difficult it would be to install for tuning the Bayou Jumper which is sort of fast and difficult, but not impossible, to get just right. 
 
First, it was necessary to drill out the hole in the panel for the tuning pot to a diameter of 7/16" to allow for clearance of the shaft coupler on the vernier.  Next, it was necessary to cut the tuning pot shaft down to just over 1/4" long and the bottom of the shaft coupler still bottomed out on the frame of the pot, leaving the base of the vernier mechanism about 1/8" above the panel.  There are two options here, grind down the shaft coupler until the vernier sits flush with the panel and the coupler doesn't bind on the frame of the pot or use 1/8" or so of spacers between the panel mounting standoffs and the panel (easier at assembly time to add the spacers between the main PC board and the bottom of the standoffs).  The mounting holes for the vernier must be carefully laid out and drilled for 2-56 screws and 2 of these are used to mount it to the panel.
 
Before re-assembling the panel/pc board combination, set the shaft on the tuning pot to mid range and the vernier to midrange (#50).  Carefully fit everything into place, tighten all the panel mounting screws and other top side hardware just like you did on the initial assembly.  Next, very carefully tighten the set screw on the vernier's shaft coupler to lock it to the tuning shaft of the pot.  You will only have 180 degrees of rotation rather than the full 270 degrees but this should fall within the 7020 to 7130 range assuming you had done the calibration steps earlier.
 
I used the 1.5" Philmore S38 vernier.  The S50 is a 2" diameter dial and these are also available for somewhere around the same price or just a little more.  The S38 is the ideal one as it fits within all original markings on the Bayou Jumper's panel where the S50 will cover the word Tuning and the top will extend into, if not completely cover the original V shaped pointer at top center. 
 
It's a daunting modification and probably most won't do it, but it does really slow down the tuning and makes it much easier to tune in a CW station and it's now actually possible to also tune in the SSB stations at the high end if they fall within the tuning range.  The radio is quite stable and once tuned to a frequency I didn't observe any drift after a couple minutes of warm up.  Super job by the designers.
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
It actually looks pretty decent mounted on the radio - helps a lot with ease of tuning in a signal.
 
 
Closer picture of the installed Philmore S38 vernier dial


Re: Bayou Junper serial numbers/agent numbers

keith ford
 

That's funny! 

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, 16:54, n5ib@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 


Fear not, priority is determined not by receipt of applications - as the pigeons are notoriously unreliable - but rather by the date/time of the qualifying QSO

That's why I will wait a spell before issuing, to allow my operatives to rigorously vet each applicant...

Jim, N5IB

---In 4sqrp@..., wrote :

Hi Jim,
My app won't be able to go out til Tuesday as the USPS has already picked up for today and they will be closed Monday for the official, governmental observance of New Years Day.







Another mod to the Bayou Jumper

Jim Sheldon
 

I had a 1.5" diameter Philmore vernier dial laying around so I decided to see how difficult it would be to install for tuning the Bayou Jumper which is sort of fast and difficult, but not impossible, to get just right. 
 
First, it was necessary to drill out the hole in the panel for the tuning pot to a diameter of 7/16" to allow for clearance of the shaft coupler on the vernier.  Next, it was necessary to cut the tuning pot shaft down to just over 1/4" long and the bottom of the shaft coupler still bottomed out on the frame of the pot, leaving the base of the vernier mechanism about 1/8" above the panel.  There are two options here, grind down the shaft coupler until the vernier sits flush with the panel and the coupler doesn't bind on the frame of the pot or use 1/8" or so of spacers between the panel mounting standoffs and the panel (easier at assembly time to add the spacers between the main PC board and the bottom of the standoffs).  The mounting holes for the vernier must be carefully laid out and drilled for 2-56 screws and 2 of these are used to mount it to the panel.
 
Before re-assembling the panel/pc board combination, set the shaft on the tuning pot to mid range and the vernier to midrange (#50).  Carefully fit everything into place, tighten all the panel mounting screws and other top side hardware just like you did on the initial assembly.  Next, very carefully tighten the set screw on the vernier's shaft coupler to lock it to the tuning shaft of the pot.  You will only have 180 degrees of rotation rather than the full 270 degrees but this should fall within the 7020 to 7130 range assuming you had done the calibration steps earlier.
 
I used the 1.5" Philmore S38 vernier.  The S50 is a 2" diameter dial and these are also available for somewhere around the same price or just a little more.  The S38 is the ideal one as it fits within all original markings on the Bayou Jumper's panel where the S50 will cover the word Tuning and the top will extend into, if not completely cover the original V shaped pointer at top center. 
 
It's a daunting modification and probably most won't do it, but it does really slow down the tuning and makes it much easier to tune in a CW station and it's now actually possible to also tune in the SSB stations at the high end if they fall within the tuning range.  The radio is quite stable and once tuned to a frequency I didn't observe any drift after a couple minutes of warm up.  Super job by the designers.
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
It actually looks pretty decent mounted on the radio - helps a lot with ease of tuning in a signal.
 
 
Closer picture of the installed Philmore S38 vernier dial


Re: SSS coming up

John Lonigro
 

Bry:

The SSS is the Second Sunday Sprint, held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 7:00-9:00 pm central time (CST now), which is technically Monday Zulu time.  If you go to the 4SQRP.com website and click on "on air activities", you'll see reference to it and a link to the rules.  Essentially, we keep track of QSO points (2 points each for QSOs with 4SQRP members and 1 point each for other QSOs, all within that time period.  Other than the main QRP calling frequencies, we like to frequent 3564 and 7122 kHz.  That's why the Bayou Jumper comes with a 7.122 MHz crystal.  The exchange is pretty simple: call, RST, SPC, member # (or power out).  Reporting is done via the website QRPCONTEST.COM and is pretty straightforward.  It's not really just a CW sprint, although I don't think anyone has had a sideband QSO yet - I might be wrong on that.  Digital QSOs, other than CW, are not permitted.


There are monthly winners as well as winners for the three highest cumulative scores over the entire year.  Now is a good time to start participating, because everyone starts with a clean slate in January.


If you review the rules and still have questions, please direct them to me.  Hope to hear you Sunday night.


72,

John, AA0VE


On 01/05/2017 04:28 PM, Bry Carling wrote:

What is an SSS?


Tell us more please!




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 3:04 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS coming up
 
 

Don't forget the SSS coming up this Sunday evening. I've been told 80M
might be a good band to check out these days. The 80M frequency to
watch is 3564 kHz. And, of course, the 40M frequency is 7122, which
just happens to be the frequency supplied with the 100 Bayou Jumpers
recently distributed. Speaking of the Bayou Jumper, since it is rock
bound and since the crystals aren't exactly at 7122 kHz, you might want
to tune around 7122 a bit, to see if anyone is lurking in the vicinity.

For complete rules, you can EITHER go to the 4SQRP group website
(4SQRP.COM) and click on "on-air activities" or you can find the same
set of rules on the QRPCONTEST.COM website, which is where you must go
to report your score.

I'll try to send out one more reminder before the contest. Here's an
idea: Why not put the SSS on your calendar. It will always be on the
2nd Sunday of every month and always at 7:00-9:00 central time (daylight
or standard, whichever is in effect). You can preload your calendar for
the entire year. Maybe that will help you remember.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator



VE100Vimy on the air now

James W. Hodgson
 

3.58Ø.Ø VE1ØØVIMY/VE1

73
Chip, CF3KGB/VA3KGB

Main page detailing operations at the Vimy memorial site in April:
http://ve100vimy.ca/

Schedule of operations from stations in Canada using VEVIMY100/prov 
January 1, 2017 (UTC) and end March 30, 2017 (UTC) :
http://ve100vimy.ca/portable-operations/

News and QSL information:
http://ve100vimy.ca/news/

Certificates:
http://ve100vimy.ca/ve100vimyportable-certificates/

73
Chip, CF3KGB/VA3KGB


Re: Crystal Spotter

RWeeks <neotoxo54@...>
 

Files Area?

SENT FROM MY IPAD MINI
Rocky Weeks, AF5AF
East Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29B
Arkansas Trappers Assoc.
South Western Arkansas Fur Takers, FTA Chap 29A

On Jan 5, 2017, at 10:21, David Martin davemrtn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Jim,

Nice crystal tester/spotter.

Could you also post just the PCB artwork for those of us with homebrewing PCB capability ?

Or is that something you would rather share on a one-on-one basis ?

NA1MH


On 1/5/2017 09:49, n5ib@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

For those that may be interested, I've posted in the Files area a document describing my little "push-to-test" crystal spotter. It includes an etching pattern for those that roll their own. This one uses a pair of small PB switches on the bottom instead of a microswitch. A picture of the original is in my album in the Photos area.

Jim, N5IB




--
David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.
-----------------------------------------


Re: Bayou Jumper Manual 2.1

deadgoose@...
 

When I've made minor revisions to a manual, I do x.y.z, x, y, z+1  -- three digits.

73 /paul W3FIS


Re: SSS coming up

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

What is an SSS?


Tell us more please!




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 3:04 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] SSS coming up
 
 

Don't forget the SSS coming up this Sunday evening. I've been told 80M
might be a good band to check out these days. The 80M frequency to
watch is 3564 kHz. And, of course, the 40M frequency is 7122, which
just happens to be the frequency supplied with the 100 Bayou Jumpers
recently distributed. Speaking of the Bayou Jumper, since it is rock
bound and since the crystals aren't exactly at 7122 kHz, you might want
to tune around 7122 a bit, to see if anyone is lurking in the vicinity.

For complete rules, you can EITHER go to the 4SQRP group website
(4SQRP.COM) and click on "on-air activities" or you can find the same
set of rules on the QRPCONTEST.COM website, which is where you must go
to report your score.

I'll try to send out one more reminder before the contest. Here's an
idea: Why not put the SSS on your calendar. It will always be on the
2nd Sunday of every month and always at 7:00-9:00 central time (daylight
or standard, whichever is in effect). You can preload your calendar for
the entire year. Maybe that will help you remember.

72,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

11661 - 11680 of 24826