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Re: Reminders

John Lonigro
 

That's what I get for not wearing my glasses!  The Second Sunday Sprint is on SUNDAY, November 13th, not November 15th.

Thanks for the correction.

72,

John AA0VE


On 11/09/2016 06:50 PM, . wrote:

Nov 15th is tues


On Nov 9, 2016 7:49 PM, "'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This coming Sunday, 15 November, is the Second Sunday Sprint. As usual,
it will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, central time, which is now
Central Standard Time, not Central Daylight Time. As a result, if you
use UTC, the Sprint time is now 0100-0300Z Monday. Confusing, isn't it?

Regardless, you can find pertinent details at QRPCONTEST.COM/4SQRP.
That's also where you will enter your score. As I said previously, it
would be nice if a lot of people tried to participate, in order to get
more activity in these times when propagation is suffering.

Speaking of participating, don't forget the informal CW nets this
evening at 7:30 PM (7122 kHz) and 8:00 PM (3564 kHz). There will be a
PSK31 net at 8:30 PM (3580.5 kHz). All times listed are CST.

72,

John AA0VE



Re: Reminders

Paul Smith
 

Hello John and all,

I will be QRV for the SSS Sunday night from Big Hill Lake Cherryvalle KS. The setup will be a KX1 and EFHW antennas and a 44 ft dipole inverted V at 20 feet with a crappie pole. Hope to work a bunch of guys de N0NBD Paul


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:49 AM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Reminders
 
 

This coming Sunday, 15 November, is the Second Sunday Sprint. As usual,
it will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, central time, which is now
Central Standard Time, not Central Daylight Time. As a result, if you
use UTC, the Sprint time is now 0100-0300Z Monday. Confusing, isn't it?

Regardless, you can find pertinent details at QRPCONTEST.COM/4SQRP.
That's also where you will enter your score. As I said previously, it
would be nice if a lot of people tried to participate, in order to get
more activity in these times when propagation is suffering.

Speaking of participating, don't forget the informal CW nets this
evening at 7:30 PM (7122 kHz) and 8:00 PM (3564 kHz). There will be a
PSK31 net at 8:30 PM (3580.5 kHz). All times listed are CST.

72,

John AA0VE


Re: Reminders

. <firebird1957@...>
 

Nov 15th is tues


On Nov 9, 2016 7:49 PM, "'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

This coming Sunday, 15 November, is the Second Sunday Sprint. As usual,
it will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, central time, which is now
Central Standard Time, not Central Daylight Time. As a result, if you
use UTC, the Sprint time is now 0100-0300Z Monday. Confusing, isn't it?

Regardless, you can find pertinent details at QRPCONTEST.COM/4SQRP.
That's also where you will enter your score. As I said previously, it
would be nice if a lot of people tried to participate, in order to get
more activity in these times when propagation is suffering.

Speaking of participating, don't forget the informal CW nets this
evening at 7:30 PM (7122 kHz) and 8:00 PM (3564 kHz). There will be a
PSK31 net at 8:30 PM (3580.5 kHz). All times listed are CST.

72,

John AA0VE


Reminders

John Lonigro
 

This coming Sunday, 15 November, is the Second Sunday Sprint. As usual, it will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, central time, which is now Central Standard Time, not Central Daylight Time. As a result, if you use UTC, the Sprint time is now 0100-0300Z Monday. Confusing, isn't it?

Regardless, you can find pertinent details at QRPCONTEST.COM/4SQRP. That's also where you will enter your score. As I said previously, it would be nice if a lot of people tried to participate, in order to get more activity in these times when propagation is suffering.

Speaking of participating, don't forget the informal CW nets this evening at 7:30 PM (7122 kHz) and 8:00 PM (3564 kHz). There will be a PSK31 net at 8:30 PM (3580.5 kHz). All times listed are CST.

72,

John AA0VE


Re: 80 meter CW net and 80 meter PSK net

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Cu guys there 
72
Johnny 


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I will be on 3564 at 8 pm central for the 4SQRP CW net. Unless I hear N0TGR start calling the PSK net at 830 I will try my best at calling it too. lets get on and be heard de Paul N0NBD


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




PSK NET

Paul Smith
 


I will be on 3580.5 at 830 central for the psk net if I don't hear Dick calling it.

de Paul N0NBD

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80 meter CW net and 80 meter PSK net

Paul Smith
 

I will be on 3564 at 8 pm central for the 4SQRP CW net. Unless I hear N0TGR start calling the PSK net at 830 I will try my best at calling it too. lets get on and be heard de Paul N0NBD


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Re: Tonight's 40m Net

w2sh@...
 

Paul,


Are you referencing the 80m CW net (as well as that band's PSK one)?


72,


Charles (aka Chas), W2SH




From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Paul Smith psmith61@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 2:43 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; wayne.dillon@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Tonight's 40m Net
 
 

Wayne and all,

If Terry is not in there at 8 I will call the net. If Dick is not there I will TRY to call the PSK net aft 830 on 3580.5 Lets get on and make our selves heard de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:40 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonight's 40m Net
 
 

Good morning all, yes there will be a 40m net this evening, 19:30 local 01:30z.
I'll entertain suggestions as to alternative times to try but looking at the predictions the band will likely not be in great shape this evening. That said it has surprised us before. I'd also appreciate SWL reports, if you hear me drop an e-mail to the list.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP
P.S. Paul, are you going to call an 80m net at 20:00 local , 02:00z?

--
 
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 40m Net

Paul Smith
 

Wayne and all,

If Terry is not in there at 8 I will call the net. If Dick is not there I will TRY to call the PSK net aft 830 on 3580.5 Lets get on and make our selves heard de Paul N0NBD


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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 1:40 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonight's 40m Net
 
 

Good morning all, yes there will be a 40m net this evening, 19:30 local 01:30z.
I'll entertain suggestions as to alternative times to try but looking at the predictions the band will likely not be in great shape this evening. That said it has surprised us before. I'd also appreciate SWL reports, if you hear me drop an e-mail to the list.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP
P.S. Paul, are you going to call an 80m net at 20:00 local , 02:00z?

--
 
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

Curt
 

Paul

get to know others in the building community -- a few rapid suggestions --

EMRFD book by W7ZOI and others -- out-of-print at the moment

Soldersmoke website and podcoast

Websites of K8IQY, AA7EE, N5IB and others

Start small on your homebrew projects, and work your way up.  Also consider modular construction on smaller boards, so you can more easily make changes -- and re-use modules. 

get some basic test equipment -- some of it can be homemade. 

join EMRFD and QRP-Tech yahoo groups. 

learn from others designs -- even the one's kitted. 

learn from your own errors and difficulties -- when a project goes perfect, the opportunity to learn is less. 

don't fret what you can't purchase or find -- collect the most commonly used parts and gather/build some useful test equipment.  a signal source can be a simple xtal oscillator, a power detector can be based upon a diode detector -- or commercial log amplifier. 

CUL Curt


Re: Resources to design transcievers [1 Attachment]

Donald Sanders
 

Sounds like a 4 States type project with a PC board case.

Dr. Don 

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 11:53 AM, gary rheuark garyk5qnm@... [4sqrp] <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: Resources to design transcievers

Phil <w0xiphil@...>
 

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

gary rheuark
 


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





Tonight's 40m Net

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning all, yes there will be a 40m net this evening, 19:30 local 01:30z.
I'll entertain suggestions as to alternative times to try but looking at the predictions the band will likely not be in great shape this evening. That said it has surprised us before. I'd also appreciate SWL reports, if you hear me drop an e-mail to the list.
Blessings all de Wayne - NQ0RP
P.S. Paul, are you going to call an 80m net at 20:00 local , 02:00z?

--
 
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


Resources to design transcievers

Paul Bonham
 

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


cq cq cq 3564

Paul Smith
 

de Paul N0NBD


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FOX: Season Opener

Dale Putnam
 

The FOXHUNT season opener in the 40 acre wood is scheduled! The Game Warden is positioned at the Gate... and is waiting with his starting Flag in hand. All set.. ??

YES! The FOX are ready.. K4BAI - John in Ga.. and W9CF - Kevin in AZ.. are pacing in their dens.. anxious and ready.. been waiting all summer long.. so.. are you. the HOUNDS really ready?

  It all happens between the two trees marked 7.030 and 7.050.

And the Game Warden is stoic in his stance to open the gates at exactly 0200 z Wed .. or 7pm MT Tues evening.

Check out the rules - www. qrpfoxhunt.org


Good Luck,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


FOX: FOXHUNT SEASON opener

Dale Putnam
 

Greetings!

The 2016-2017 Winter Fox Hunts start this coming Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to participate, and we can still use a few more qualified Foxes.


This is one of the premier events that CQC sponsors, and it gets us a lot of attention across the country, so please support it!  Participate as a Hound, and if you feel up to the task of being Fox don't hesitate to put in an application at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org


Each Tuesday (40M) and Thursday (80M) there will be two Foxes available-- catch them if you can. It's easy (sometimes) and fun (always) and great training for busting a DX pileup and or handling one if you are the Fox. The Hunts start at 0100Z and run for an hour and a half. All the details can be found at http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org Check out the rules, and bookmark the home page because that's your gateway to the schedule and the results as the season progresses.

The QRP Fox Hunts are also at home on Yahoo Groups at

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/qfox and even on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/219719414724171/

or search for QRP Fox Hunt. Both groups are public, so come on in and join us.


Good Luck Tuesday to start it off!!





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

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln


Re: Bayou Jumper and Second Sunday Sprint

Paul Smith
 

Hello John and all.

 After the storm blew through i have a new doublet and a new zepp up also a new portable ham shack ready to go! Ill be QRV from Big Hill Lake Cherryvale, KS for the SSS I will be on and giving a try from the lake. My setup for the SSS will be a 44 ft dipole and KX1. I may throw up a EFHW also. Hope to hear lots of guys there de Paul N0NBD



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From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'John R. Lonigro' jonigro@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:02 PM
To: 4SQRP
Subject: [4sqrp] Bayou Jumper and Second Sunday Sprint
 
 

I just inserted "Bayou Jumper" into the subject line to make sure I
grabbed everyone's attention (hi). The Second Sunday Sprint is next
Sunday, November 13th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm central standard time
(0100-0300Z Monday). It is NOT tonight.

Note: If and when you buy and assemble the Bayou Jumper, a 7122 kHz
crystal is included with the radio. That is the most popular 40M
frequency for both the Second Sunday Sprint and the 4SQRP 40M nets.

With the band conditions lately, it is important that lots of folks tune
in to the SSS. You might even call CQ once or twice, to scare up some
contacts.

You can expect one or two additional reminders as the week progresses.

72,

John AA0VE


Bayou Jumper and Second Sunday Sprint

John Lonigro
 

I just inserted "Bayou Jumper" into the subject line to make sure I grabbed everyone's attention (hi). The Second Sunday Sprint is next Sunday, November 13th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm central standard time (0100-0300Z Monday). It is NOT tonight.

Note: If and when you buy and assemble the Bayou Jumper, a 7122 kHz crystal is included with the radio. That is the most popular 40M frequency for both the Second Sunday Sprint and the 4SQRP 40M nets.

With the band conditions lately, it is important that lots of folks tune in to the SSS. You might even call CQ once or twice, to scare up some contacts.

You can expect one or two additional reminders as the week progresses.

72,

John AA0VE

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