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Re: Bayou Jumper kit

Gary Babcock <garybabcock69@...>
 

After checking for misplaced components, try replacing Q2, the MPF102 transistor.  I blew one simply by picking it up off the bench with a static discharge from my fingers while I was building my BS transceiver  ~~~~~~
They seem to "POP" real easy until they get installed into the system.~~~~~

Regards,
Gary - W5GNB


On Monday, January 25, 2021, 04:49:07 PM MST, Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy@...> wrote:


Gary

Possibly something is amiss in audio stage. Make sure none of the electrlytic caps are backwards. Yes I have built a few regens that initially didn't work, of course it was builder error. Make sure also you didn't miss a solder connection. Its a journey hang in there.

Curt


Re: Bayou Jumper kit

Curt
 

Gary

Possibly something is amiss in audio stage. Make sure none of the electrlytic caps are backwards. Yes I have built a few regens that initially didn't work, of course it was builder error. Make sure also you didn't miss a solder connection. Its a journey hang in there.

Curt


Re: Inquiry about the Cricket 30

Cierra
 

That's excellent to hear! Thanks for the update; I'll be sure to keep an eye on it so I can get one when they come in.

Regards,

Cierra


Re: Inquiry about the Cricket 30

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Cierra
We’re ordering parts and should have them back in stock in the next couple of weeks or so?
Thanks 
73
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 2:27 PM Cierra <dubosec@...> wrote:

Does anyone know when the 30m version of the Cricket might become available again? I'll probably get it in a few months if I can, along with the Cric-Key.

Thanks,

Cierra

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Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com


Inquiry about the Cricket 30

Cierra
 

Does anyone know when the 30m version of the Cricket might become available again? I'll probably get it in a few months if I can, along with the Cric-Key.

Thanks,

Cierra


Re: Crystal Spotter Kits update

Robert
 

how long have you had that battery Johnny :)

bert


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 9:21 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Ge William
It’s a little test jig that makes the crystal oscillate so you can hear it in your BJ receiver.
It helps you get zero beat.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 9:17 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Johnny 

Being one of the newest builders of a BJ, I will ask the question.  What is a  Crystal Spotter?

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Re: Crystal Spotter Kits update

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge William
It’s a little test jig that makes the crystal oscillate so you can hear it in your BJ receiver.
It helps you get zero beat.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 9:17 PM William Fogel <wefogel@...> wrote:
Johnny 

Being one of the newest builders of a BJ, I will ask the question.  What is a  Crystal Spotter?

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


Re: Crystal Spotter Kits update

William Fogel
 

Johnny 

Being one of the newest builders of a BJ, I will ask the question.  What is a  Crystal Spotter?


Re: Bayou Jumper kit

Brian Page <brpjournalist@...>
 

Or try grinding one up to a desired frequency.  I tried it on a lark and it worked far better than I deserved.

FWIW,
Brian
N4TRB


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:35 PM OwlCricker - K7ULM <dickw299@...> wrote:
On Ebay you can find a large number of FT-243 crystal bodies that you can put crystals into or even find a few in the right range if you are lucky.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dick Wendell - K7ULM
406-781-1333

If you don't know Morse Code,
You don't know dit.


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 3:27 PM Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I finished my kit but ran into problems with the receiver. All I get is Brother Stair's AM shortwave
broadcast blasting through. The audio becomes louder as I turn the Attenuator to the right. Regen does
nothing, nor does tuning. I must have goofed somewhere. I am going to remove the toroid and reinstall it
on the bottom vice the top of the board. Although it can go in either location, I found it very difficult
to adjust the turns spacing as installed. So I will step back, take a breath, and reinstall the toroid
on the bottom in a day or so. I've been a ham since 1967 and do not knowingly remember building and/or
using a regen type receiver. Now 54 years later I must digress and learn about them.. :-).

The transmitter on the other hand is quite amazing. It works very well and puts out a whopping signal.
I was quite amazed. I've been jumping between 7030 and 7122 calling CQ's from time to time while listening
on one of my big rigs. I'm getting responses and seeing posts on RBN with great signals, despite horrid
band conditions.

On a more positive note, I did manage to get the prescribed small wooden box at my local Hobby Lobby. It
was the last one. I was unsure whether or not the board would fit so I had to make a second trip with the
board to actually place it into the box. Bingo! Perfect. $9 and some change and I am all set. Now I just
need to get the receiver working.

Question:  Are additional crystal adaptor boards available? If so, from where and how much? I would like
to buy 5-6 more as I have a handful of additional crystals I'd like to use with the BJ 40.

Happy new year, and please stay safe...

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK



--
Brian R. Page, N4TRB
+1.678.427.1719


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John Parker
 

No worries John!

I appreciate it!

John WH6DQU 

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 3:47 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I will try to check inventory tomorrow afternoon, have appointments in the morning.

John

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jan 24, 2021, at 18:35, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:

Oh, I forgot, my address is current on QRZ.Com

John WH6DQU 

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 1:31 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mahalo John!

I would be more than happy to pickup the costs and shipping!

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

I have PayPal and Venmo for $$ transfers.


John WH6DQU 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That is unfortunate knowing that earlier perhaps the kit could have been shipped in a box.

There is a HL 5 miles from me if you want to pick up the costs involved I’ll see if they are available.

If there are others in HI I would try for more boxes and that might help on shipping ?

John
KK4ITX 


🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Jan 24, 2021, at 4:04 PM, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:


As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John - KK4ITX
 

I will try to check inventory tomorrow afternoon, have appointments in the morning.

John

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Jan 24, 2021, at 18:35, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:

Oh, I forgot, my address is current on QRZ.Com

John WH6DQU 

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 1:31 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mahalo John!

I would be more than happy to pickup the costs and shipping!

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

I have PayPal and Venmo for $$ transfers.


John WH6DQU 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That is unfortunate knowing that earlier perhaps the kit could have been shipped in a box.

There is a HL 5 miles from me if you want to pick up the costs involved I’ll see if they are available.

If there are others in HI I would try for more boxes and that might help on shipping ?

John
KK4ITX 


🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Jan 24, 2021, at 4:04 PM, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:


As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Crystal Spotter Kits update

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group 
We are getting close to the release date for the Crystal Spotter Kits that Jim N5IB designed. 
I built a test unit yesterday and it works great! 
You can spot your Crystal 2 or 3 feet away from your radio. 
We hope to have the web page up by mid week or so. 

Thanks 72 
Johnny AC0BQ 



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



Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John Parker
 

Oh, I forgot, my address is current on QRZ.Com

John WH6DQU 

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 1:31 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mahalo John!

I would be more than happy to pickup the costs and shipping!

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

I have PayPal and Venmo for $$ transfers.


John WH6DQU 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That is unfortunate knowing that earlier perhaps the kit could have been shipped in a box.

There is a HL 5 miles from me if you want to pick up the costs involved I’ll see if they are available.

If there are others in HI I would try for more boxes and that might help on shipping ?

John
KK4ITX 


🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Jan 24, 2021, at 4:04 PM, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:


As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John Parker
 

Mahalo John!

I would be more than happy to pickup the costs and shipping!

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

I have PayPal and Venmo for $$ transfers.


John WH6DQU 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:16 PM John - KK4ITX via groups.io <jleahy00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That is unfortunate knowing that earlier perhaps the kit could have been shipped in a box.

There is a HL 5 miles from me if you want to pick up the costs involved I’ll see if they are available.

If there are others in HI I would try for more boxes and that might help on shipping ?

John
KK4ITX 


🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Jan 24, 2021, at 4:04 PM, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:


As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Re: Bayou Jumper kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Gary
Sorry for your troubles.
After you get the coil moved, look for the oblivious stuff, missed joint, part in the wrong hole etc.

Then run the numbers on the voltage chart in the manual.
I replied with the sub group for bayou jumpers in my email.
Join up with it please.
It’s a sub group of the club.
We can give you one on one help 
Over there.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 4:27 PM Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I finished my kit but ran into problems with the receiver. All I get is Brother Stair's AM shortwave
broadcast blasting through. The audio becomes louder as I turn the Attenuator to the right. Regen does
nothing, nor does tuning. I must have goofed somewhere. I am going to remove the toroid and reinstall it
on the bottom vice the top of the board. Although it can go in either location, I found it very difficult
to adjust the turns spacing as installed. So I will step back, take a breath, and reinstall the toroid
on the bottom in a day or so. I've been a ham since 1967 and do not knowingly remember building and/or
using a regen type receiver. Now 54 years later I must digress and learn about them.. :-).

The transmitter on the other hand is quite amazing. It works very well and puts out a whopping signal.
I was quite amazed. I've been jumping between 7030 and 7122 calling CQ's from time to time while listening
on one of my big rigs. I'm getting responses and seeing posts on RBN with great signals, despite horrid
band conditions.

On a more positive note, I did manage to get the prescribed small wooden box at my local Hobby Lobby. It
was the last one. I was unsure whether or not the board would fit so I had to make a second trip with the
board to actually place it into the box. Bingo! Perfect. $9 and some change and I am all set. Now I just
need to get the receiver working.

Question:  Are additional crystal adaptor boards available? If so, from where and how much? I would like
to buy 5-6 more as I have a handful of additional crystals I'd like to use with the BJ 40.

Happy new year, and please stay safe...

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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


Re: Bayou Jumper kit

OwlCricker - K7ULM
 

On Ebay you can find a large number of FT-243 crystal bodies that you can put crystals into or even find a few in the right range if you are lucky.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dick Wendell - K7ULM
406-781-1333

If you don't know Morse Code,
You don't know dit.


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 3:27 PM Gary E. Kohtala via groups.io <gary.k7ek=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I finished my kit but ran into problems with the receiver. All I get is Brother Stair's AM shortwave
broadcast blasting through. The audio becomes louder as I turn the Attenuator to the right. Regen does
nothing, nor does tuning. I must have goofed somewhere. I am going to remove the toroid and reinstall it
on the bottom vice the top of the board. Although it can go in either location, I found it very difficult
to adjust the turns spacing as installed. So I will step back, take a breath, and reinstall the toroid
on the bottom in a day or so. I've been a ham since 1967 and do not knowingly remember building and/or
using a regen type receiver. Now 54 years later I must digress and learn about them.. :-).

The transmitter on the other hand is quite amazing. It works very well and puts out a whopping signal.
I was quite amazed. I've been jumping between 7030 and 7122 calling CQ's from time to time while listening
on one of my big rigs. I'm getting responses and seeing posts on RBN with great signals, despite horrid
band conditions.

On a more positive note, I did manage to get the prescribed small wooden box at my local Hobby Lobby. It
was the last one. I was unsure whether or not the board would fit so I had to make a second trip with the
board to actually place it into the box. Bingo! Perfect. $9 and some change and I am all set. Now I just
need to get the receiver working.

Question:  Are additional crystal adaptor boards available? If so, from where and how much? I would like
to buy 5-6 more as I have a handful of additional crystals I'd like to use with the BJ 40.

Happy new year, and please stay safe...

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Bayou Jumper kit

Gary E. Kohtala
 


I finished my kit but ran into problems with the receiver. All I get is Brother Stair's AM shortwave
broadcast blasting through. The audio becomes louder as I turn the Attenuator to the right. Regen does
nothing, nor does tuning. I must have goofed somewhere. I am going to remove the toroid and reinstall it
on the bottom vice the top of the board. Although it can go in either location, I found it very difficult
to adjust the turns spacing as installed. So I will step back, take a breath, and reinstall the toroid
on the bottom in a day or so. I've been a ham since 1967 and do not knowingly remember building and/or
using a regen type receiver. Now 54 years later I must digress and learn about them.. :-).

The transmitter on the other hand is quite amazing. It works very well and puts out a whopping signal.
I was quite amazed. I've been jumping between 7030 and 7122 calling CQ's from time to time while listening
on one of my big rigs. I'm getting responses and seeing posts on RBN with great signals, despite horrid
band conditions.

On a more positive note, I did manage to get the prescribed small wooden box at my local Hobby Lobby. It
was the last one. I was unsure whether or not the board would fit so I had to make a second trip with the
board to actually place it into the box. Bingo! Perfect. $9 and some change and I am all set. Now I just
need to get the receiver working.

Question:  Are additional crystal adaptor boards available? If so, from where and how much? I would like
to buy 5-6 more as I have a handful of additional crystals I'd like to use with the BJ 40.

Happy new year, and please stay safe...

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John - KK4ITX
 

That is unfortunate knowing that earlier perhaps the kit could have been shipped in a box.

There is a HL 5 miles from me if you want to pick up the costs involved I’ll see if they are available.

If there are others in HI I would try for more boxes and that might help on shipping ?

John
KK4ITX 


🙃Each mistake is a learning opportunity.🙂

On Jan 24, 2021, at 4:04 PM, John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:


As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

John Parker
 

As it turns out, Hobby Lobby doesn’t ship the wood boxes to Hawaii, Alaska or FPO addresses.

:-(

John WH6DQU

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:59 PM John Parker via groups.io <parkjv1=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 


Re: Listening on 7.122 with a QCX Mini

Jim, N5IB
 

Also have the K2 parked on 7122 in the background while deep in a Dudley Pope novel.

BTW-- Paul... just posted out a QSL for our QSO on 2 Jan. That was one of the first with the revB beta BJ.

Jim, N5IB

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