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WA0ITP
 

Ive been calling CQ for some time, on both 80 and 40. No takers yet, just band noise. Anyone having any luck?

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


Second Sunday Sprint reminder

John Lonigro
 

Contrary to rumors (started by me), the Second Sunday Sprint does NOT fall on Tuesday this month. It is TOMORROW night, November 13th, from 7:00pm till 9:00 pm CST. To needlessly complicate things, if you are using UTC, then it is Monday from 0100 to 0300. But it will NEVER be on Tuesday.

Please go to qrpcontest.com for details and to report your score. The more people who try to make contacts, the more likely some will get through, and the more fun we all will have. Note that I am one of the worst offenders. "Do as I say, not as I do!"

If I remember, I'll try to send one more reminder tomorrow afternoon, but no promises.

72,

John, AA0VE


QRV from Hutchinson Kansas tomorrow

Paul Smith
 

I will be QRV from Hutchinson Kansas tomorrow as my wife is meeting with her State Association group at the College.

I will use the 4 state frequencies if possible. Give a listen on 40, 30 ane 20

Hope to make some contacts.

de Paul N0NBD

Sent from Outlook


Re: Resources to design transcievers

Nick-WA5BDU
 

It’s a hard question to try to answer because there’s no one-stop resource.  EMRFD as mentioned below is a good one. W7ZOI announced on the EMRFD discussion group recently that ARRL is discontinuing it. However, in discussions it seems several ham stores still have it in stock. And in further discussion, it now appears that ARRL is going to bring the book back into publication. Whether there will be a revision along with that is not yet known.
 
As others have said, building some simple stuff is the best way to learn. You’ll run into questions you didn’t anticipate and start “writing your own book”. 
 
Web blogs and websites can be good. Especially those where the author discusses how he did the design and problems he solved, rather than just posting the schematic and parts list. For example VE7BPO’s blog (now) and website (earlier).
 
Also useful to the struggling designer are PC based tools.  Especially a free spice program such as LTspice and various filter design programs.
 
73-
 
Nick, WA5BDU
 

From: Don Wilhelm donwilh@... [4sqrp]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 10:25 PM
To: 4sqrp@... ; paul@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Resources to design transcievers
 
 

Paul,

See if you can find a copy of Experimental Methods In RF Design by
W7ZOI. It has a lot of design information. It is an ARRL publication,
but is currently out of print.

The ARRL Handbook also has lot of information.

Happy Experimenting.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 11/8/2016 10:09 PM, paul@... [4sqrp] wrote:
>
>
> I have been building kits from other countries and decided it was about
> time to bring my enjoyment to a new level. Instead of building kits I
> would like to try my hand at designing and building my own transceiver.
>
> I do have a basic understanding in electronics and mathematics, however
> I have not had much experience in the experimental side of our hobby.
>
>
>
> Does anyone has any favorite resources they would share?
>
>
> Thank you,
>
> Paul
>
> KG5NKW
>
>


RMRC cw practice net today

Dale Putnam
 

the RMRC cw practice net will be called today at 2300z on 14.0625 and immediately following on 7.0625 

Bring your comfy cw, and check in. 

See you then!!



Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


An outstanding effort

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning all,
Just wanted to say thanks to Paul - N0NBD - for an outstanding effort on 80m last evening, both CW and PSK31. It was a blast to be able to get on 80m with the new antenna but even better to work the 4SQRP nets because Paul has been putting in the effort, thank you sir, thankyou very much.
C U all next week (or on SSS if I can wrangle a pass).
Vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: Resources to design transcievers

Don Wilhelm
 

Paul,

See if you can find a copy of Experimental Methods In RF Design by W7ZOI. It has a lot of design information. It is an ARRL publication, but is currently out of print.

The ARRL Handbook also has lot of information.

Happy Experimenting.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 11/8/2016 10:09 PM, paul@kg5nkw.com [4sqrp] wrote:


I have been building kits from other countries and decided it was about
time to bring my enjoyment to a new level. Instead of building kits I
would like to try my hand at designing and building my own transceiver.

I do have a basic understanding in electronics and mathematics, however
I have not had much experience in the experimental side of our hobby.



Does anyone has any favorite resources they would share?


Thank you,

Paul

KG5NKW


Re: Resources to design transcievers

Paul Bonham
 

Phil,

I have no idea why I never thought to look a the ARRL resources.

I will look into those chips and the receiver you are suggesting.


Thank you,

Paul

KG5NKW



On 11/09/2016 10:58 AM, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hello Paul,
 
The sources are many; the question is which to look at.
A good starting place might be to check the resources that the ARRL has to offer. Take a look at their website.
 
If it is your first design, I’d suggest that you consider a basic single-conversion receiver with a crystal oscillator.
There you’d need a tuned circuit front end (from antenna), a mixer – such as the NE602 – and an audio amplifier,
perhaps the LM386.
 
You can find circuit configurations (suggestions) for using those chips by using your browser. For example, type in NE602, and you’ll get a
list of websites to look at. Most of the chip vendors include a technical specification and suggestive circuits.
 
Good luck and have fun. One other item. You can use the formulas in the ARRL handbook to figure out what L and C values you’ll need
for each tuned circuit.
 
73,
Phil, W0XI
Lawrence, KS
 
 
 
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 3:09 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Resources to design transcievers
 
 

I have been building kits from other countries and decided it was about time to bring my enjoyment to a new level. Instead of building kits I would like to try my hand at designing and building my own transceiver.

I do have a basic understanding in electronics and mathematics, however I have not had much experience in the experimental side of our hobby.


 

Does anyone has any favorite resources they would share?


Thank you,

Paul

KG5NKW




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Re: Resources to design transcievers [1 Attachment]

Paul Bonham
 

Gary,


Thank you very much. I am mostly interested in CW using low power(QRP or QRPp). Not too sure I care which band I start out with, as I want to eventually be able to design a multi-band portable unit.


I really like the modular idea and will probably borrow the concept for my future designs.

Paul

KG5NKW


On 11/09/2016 10:53 AM, gary rheuark garyk5qnm@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Hello Paul, What band, what power level and what mode?

I just finished 25 watts CW on 475 KHZ.....Also, an inexpensive 3450 MHZ
AM design.....Progress is being made on a 22 dollar voice transceiver on
2445 MHZ....

I have done a lot of circuit boards also.....The attached photo shows a 3 board set that can be adapted for roughly 200 KHZ to 15 MHZ CW.....

The small board on the left is the CW oscillator-driver board.....All harmonics are at least 60 dBs down.....

The big board in the middle is the FET power amplifier.....Tuned and also has impedance matching to get a 50 Ohm output.....With harmonics.....

The board on the right is a low pass filter that runs cool and harmonics are down at least 60 dBs.....Runs cool at 25 watts.....

All this on a 4" by 6" piece of circuit board.....

As you can gather, I use all bands and modes of operation.....

If I can help.....Gary...K5QNM...EM36 in Missouri..... garyk5qnm@...



From: "paul@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:09 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Resources to design transcievers



I have been building kits from other countries and decided it was about time to bring my enjoyment to a new level. Instead of building kits I would like to try my hand at designing and building my own transceiver.
I do have a basic understanding in electronics and mathematics, however I have not had much experience in the experimental side of our hobby.
 
Does anyone has any favorite resources they would share? 

Thank you,
Paul
KG5NKW






Re: tonight's 40m net

Paul Smith
 

It did go LONNNGGG de Paul N0NBD neat maps


Sent from Outlook




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:52 AM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] tonight's 40m net
 
 

Only Chas to mention, he was first outa the gate, quiet but OK copy. attached is a picture of 40m signals @20:00 local time, the band went loooong early so no surprise Chas was first up. Bob and I struggled but looking at the map I think we were working ground wave! Look forward to working you again Bob, the pleasure was all mine.
vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - NQ0RP


--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Thanks guys

Paul Smith
 

Thanks all for the checkins it was fun and if I donmt hear someone please Bk in and relay. We will get through it.

Tnx again de Paul N0NBD ar sk..


Sent from Outlook


tonight's 40m net

Wayne Dillon
 

Only Chas to mention, he was first outa the gate, quiet but OK copy. attached is a picture of 40m signals @20:00 local time, the band went loooong early so no surprise Chas was first up. Bob and I struggled but looking at the map I think we were working ground wave! Look forward to working you again Bob, the pleasure was all mine.
vy 72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - NQ0RP


--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Tonights nets

Paul Smith
 

I will have to learn to make nice tables but here is the 8 pm CST net list. I am sorry if I missed you. I will try to do better next week.


NQ0RP Wayne Columbus

WA0ITP Terry Radar's home town

AC0BQ Johnny Lebo

WA5BDU Nick in Arkansas

W2SH Chas way back east relayed in by Johnny

I was tickled to get the relay. I will use my doublet next week. It might work better EAST and WEST

Thanks to all and I will see U next week.


PSK net

I only copied NQ0RP Wayne.

I think there was someone else but my KX2 was not printing you. I will work on the PSK mode this week

Thanks and CUL de N0NBD ar SK ..


Sent from Outlook


Re: Tonight's Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Welcome aboard Bob
Glad you got in on the net.
Please join us any time.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello Bob and welcome to the 4SQRP net on 40m. 
Yes sir you did make it into the net although conditions were set against us. Also the band went way long so our proximity was also a factor but you are in the log and I look forward to working you again. The more you use CW the better you will get, that's also what we are here for, to help you improve.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 8:22 PM, weaselradio1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I attempted to join what I thought was the net at 7:30. I had a very short QSO with WQ0RP (I think). My CW is very poor. Can anyone confirm if I made it on the net?

Bob, AD0TF




--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Tonight's Nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Terry,
Yep I heard you, about 539 to 559, 80 was much better than 40 tonight.
I think I got a clean sweep on 80, CW and PSK31! Kinda vindicates my 124'6" wahr. Great to be back on 80.
72/3 es God Bless Terry de Wayne - NQ0RP
P.S. Paul is doing a terrific job on 80m NCS, both types of digital!

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 8:17 PM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I heard Wayne fairly well, lots of noisse tho, and he could hear me at all.

Paul came thru at 559 or 569, strong and easily workable.

Way to go guys!

--
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: Tonight's Nets

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Terry
Nil Here on 40, but good copy on all on 80 meters!
Chas was weak but made it thru me Via relay with a 539 to Paul!
Thanks guys was fun.
72
Johnny 


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I heard Wayne fairly well, lots of noisse tho, and he could hear me at all.

Paul came thru at 559 or 569, strong and easily workable.

Way to go guys!

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



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




Re: Tonight's Nets

Wayne Dillon
 

Hello Bob and welcome to the 4SQRP net on 40m. 
Yes sir you did make it into the net although conditions were set against us. Also the band went way long so our proximity was also a factor but you are in the log and I look forward to working you again. The more you use CW the better you will get, that's also what we are here for, to help you improve.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 8:22 PM, weaselradio1@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I attempted to join what I thought was the net at 7:30. I had a very short QSO with WQ0RP (I think). My CW is very poor. Can anyone confirm if I made it on the net?

Bob, AD0TF




--
 
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
 
Membership Chairman - 4SQRP Group
4SQRP 40m NCS
4SQRP #95
FISTS 17184
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686
Zombie# 1186


Re: Tonight's Nets

weaselradio1@...
 

I should have added that I was on 7.122.


Re: Tonight's Nets

weaselradio1@...
 

I attempted to join what I thought was the net at 7:30. I had a very short QSO with WQ0RP (I think). My CW is very poor. Can anyone confirm if I made it on the net?

Bob, AD0TF


Tonight's Nets

WA0ITP
 

I heard Wayne fairly well, lots of noisse tho, and he could hear me at all.

Paul came thru at 559 or 569, strong and easily workable.

Way to go guys!

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

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