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Re: First kit ideas wanted

Sean Edwards
 

I recommend the following:

Emtech ZM-2 manual tuner
4 States QRP Hi-Per-Mite
Grandson of Zerobeat
K1EL K42 PS/2 Keyboard Keyer

-= Sean Edwards =-
AD0QG

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 6:36 PM, phoegstrom@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

To all - 


This is my first foray on here, and as well, I'm only recently re-active in radio.


I have my venerable HW8 station set up, but it's in need of work beyond my tools and expertise. So until I get the funds saved for a KX3 (which I have a savings account for) I realize I'm going to have to build my own as I can get the $$$. I may have equipment for numerous bands, but that's what I'm going to have to deal with. I can do basic (and decent) assembly and soldering so I'm okay there. I'm looking for CW, I have a keyer and also a kit for a little micro-keyer (name eludes me at the moment). I have a random wire antenna and counterpoise with an MFJ tuner/meter.  


Mine is not a vague "what kit should I buy“ but a question of what individuals might suggest as a starting point as their personal thought. I have scoured the net and have so many options my brain hurts. (I did order a Tuna Tun II from QRPme that I will will build while a friend builds a hammered copper chassis.) I'm curious what others think. Then I can compare what I have seen with what others think, and if I see some overlap or consistencies? Then I have a starting point. 


Again, not asking "What should I buy, but what would you suggest as a starter.


Thanks for your time.

Paul (N1HOB)



Re: New Member

Wayne Dillon
 

Welcome aboard Scott, great to have you with us. C U on the air soon.
Vy 72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 6:56 AM, Scott Cronkhite scronkhite@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

N0JZQ
Scott in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.




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K9YA Telegraph Article

WA0ITP
 

You all may have downloaded your copy of the K9YA Telegraph last night or this morning.  If so you would have noticed episode XI of Rose, a serial by N7NET, Scott Laughlin, Mckinny, TX.  Its a well written story of a young ham.  

Scot is one of our own,  member number 782.  Congrats and thanks for the great read Scott.


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Re: New Member

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Scott
Welcome to the group.
Please join our nets on Wednesday nights!
Hope to cu at OZARKCON next year.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Scott Cronkhite scronkhite@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

N0JZQ
Scott in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.



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




Re: New Member

WA0ITP
 

Good Morning Scott and welcome aboard.  
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 5/28/2016 6:56 AM, Scott Cronkhite scronkhite@... [4sqrp] wrote:

 
N0JZQ
Scott in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.



New Member

scronkhite@...
 

N0JZQ
Scott in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.


FDIM 2016 & WBB wrap up by W1REX

Rex Harper
 

Gangue,

Rode/Flew/Bused/Drove home Sunday night arriving back home in Limerick about 3:30AM Monday morning.  Spending over a month of 20+ hour days left me kinda run down. Caught something on the way home and now feeling pretty rotten. Only been in to shop for a few minutes in two days now. I did manage to write up a little wrap up of FDIM & the WBB event.

Posted it on my web site but here is a link to it:
http://www.qrpme.com/docs/FDIM%202016%20Report.pdf

Hopefully, I'll be feeling better in a couple of days and I can get back to work kitting & shipping kits.

Rex  W1REX


Re: First kit ideas wanted

Paul Hoegstrom
 

Thanks, and thanks for all the replies. I'll admit to some trepidation before asking. I hate to be one of those "What should I buy?" poster without doing some pre-research, but geez I found so much "out there" I didn't know where to begin sorting it out.

I really appreciate the friendly and helpful responses. They'll get me moving and building. But beware, that may make me active here. ;-D

Thanks again..

Paul (N1HOB)



---In 4sqrp@..., <jamesshipley@...> wrote :

Great thread. Thanks to Paul for starting it and to Tommy and everyone else who shares their expertise.

James


Re: First kit ideas wanted

James Shipley
 

Great thread. Thanks to Paul for starting it and to Tommy and everyone else who shares their expertise.

James

On May 25, 2016 11:41 PM, "Tommy Gober tommy@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I really enjoyed building bench equipment. I'm building a variable voltage power supply kit right now.
Like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LM317-1-25V-12V-Adjustable-Regulated-Voltage-Power-Supply-DIY-Kit-US-Plug-37ZD-/381382690232

The M12864 electronic parts identifier/tester kit is also a fun build.

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 6:36 PM, phoegstrom@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

To all - 


This is my first foray on here, and as well, I'm only recently re-active in radio.


I have my venerable HW8 station set up, but it's in need of work beyond my tools and expertise. So until I get the funds saved for a KX3 (which I have a savings account for) I realize I'm going to have to build my own as I can get the $$$. I may have equipment for numerous bands, but that's what I'm going to have to deal with. I can do basic (and decent) assembly and soldering so I'm okay there. I'm looking for CW, I have a keyer and also a kit for a little micro-keyer (name eludes me at the moment). I have a random wire antenna and counterpoise with an MFJ tuner/meter.  


Mine is not a vague "what kit should I buy“ but a question of what individuals might suggest as a starting point as their personal thought. I have scoured the net and have so many options my brain hurts. (I did order a Tuna Tun II from QRPme that I will will build while a friend builds a hammered copper chassis.) I'm curious what others think. Then I can compare what I have seen with what others think, and if I see some overlap or consistencies? Then I have a starting point. 


Again, not asking "What should I buy, but what would you suggest as a starter.


Thanks for your time.

Paul (N1HOB)



Re: RMRc net IS

Dale Putnam
 

that was interesting.. had spots on RBN from France, Germany and all over the country.. but nothing from KS or IA.. but had a check in from IA.. so I would "guess" that the band is spotty??? 

and I know it is full of QSB and QRN.. oh.. it is summer.. isn't it?

C U Tues! Have a great weekend.


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




From: Charles Powell
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:32 PM
To: 4sqrp@...; Dale Putnam
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] RMRc net IS
 
I was on 20 meter up until about 1930 UTC today.  There were a few very faint US stations audible from the coast of MA, but I worked Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, and Ukraine over the salt water.  Still, odd not hearing the US stations.

72,

Chas NK8O


On May 26, 2016, at 6:19 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


The cw practice net is on.. with rain and the distant rumble of thunder.. but the sparks are so far away.. it isn't an issue.. 

The RBN reports are 34db and down.. with only 1 at 2db.. 26 stations reporting most in double digits.. 

from all over the country... 


But no checkins.. 


Leads me to think a different time would be better.. 

So.. what time is good? OR what day(s) would be better.?? 



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




Re: RMRc net IS

Charles W. Powell
 

I was on 20 meter up until about 1930 UTC today.  There were a few very faint US stations audible from the coast of MA, but I worked Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, and Ukraine over the salt water.  Still, odd not hearing the US stations.

72,

Chas NK8O


On May 26, 2016, at 6:19 PM, Dale Putnam daleputnam@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


The cw practice net is on.. with rain and the distant rumble of thunder.. but the sparks are so far away.. it isn't an issue.. 

The RBN reports are 34db and down.. with only 1 at 2db.. 26 stations reporting most in double digits.. 

from all over the country... 


But no checkins.. 


Leads me to think a different time would be better.. 

So.. what time is good? OR what day(s) would be better.?? 



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




RMRc net IS

Dale Putnam
 

The cw practice net is on.. with rain and the distant rumble of thunder.. but the sparks are so far away.. it isn't an issue.. 

The RBN reports are 34db and down.. with only 1 at 2db.. 26 stations reporting most in double digits.. 

from all over the country... 


But no checkins.. 


Leads me to think a different time would be better.. 

So.. what time is good? OR what day(s) would be better.?? 



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


Re: Chekins

Wayne Dillon
 

Similar experience on last evening's 40m net. Terry came up, we exchanged the usual and then QSB took him right out. Terry was the only check-in last evening.
Blessings all
Vy 72/3 de Wayne - NQ0RP

On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 9:51 AM, Bart Lawson blawson2@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I was lucky to get into the net.  I heard a long 599 dash just before net time and then nothing.  Finally I heard WWY and when you came back to him I was picking up a bit of your transmission.  I heard you ask for QNI and gave you a shout.  Very deep QSB would take you out completely but we made it.  I was going to tell you that I used to chase cyclones so it wasn’t a new experience for me.  I decided that you were probably having as much trouble hearing me as I was you so dropped the plan to try  being  cleaver:-)  Your little Cyclone sounded great when QSB wasn’t  muting your signal.


cu es tnx for calling the net!!

72, Bart w0iit


On May 26, 2016, at 8:31 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Thnks to Dave, Nick, Dale, and Bart for cheking in.  80 was unusable last night, but Dave persisted and we made the contact.  40 wasnt good either, but I was able to check into Wayne's 7122 net.  40 was much better this morning, the line of boomers has moved on East and there was less QRN, and the band was more stable here. 

Thanks again and hope to hear you better next week.   

80KG0YRDaveGravois Mills, MOQRN and QSB but we made it
40WA5BDUNickRUSSELLVILLE, ARK3 at 5W
40WN0WWYDaleManhattan, KS579
40W0IITBArtPITTSBURG, KSKX3 70F

--
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)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: Chekins

W0IIT
 

I was lucky to get into the net.  I heard a long 599 dash just before net time and then nothing.  Finally I heard WWY and when you came back to him I was picking up a bit of your transmission.  I heard you ask for QNI and gave you a shout.  Very deep QSB would take you out completely but we made it.  I was going to tell you that I used to chase cyclones so it wasn’t a new experience for me.  I decided that you were probably having as much trouble hearing me as I was you so dropped the plan to try  being  cleaver:-)  Your little Cyclone sounded great when QSB wasn’t  muting your signal.

cu es tnx for calling the net!!

72, Bart w0iit


On May 26, 2016, at 8:31 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

Thnks to Dave, Nick, Dale, and Bart for cheking in.  80 was unusable last night, but Dave persisted and we made the contact.  40 wasnt good either, but I was able to check into Wayne's 7122 net.  40 was much better this morning, the line of boomers has moved on East and there was less QRN, and the band was more stable here. 

Thanks again and hope to hear you better next week.   

80KG0YRDaveGravois Mills, MOQRN and QSB but we made it
40WA5BDUNickRUSSELLVILLE, ARK3 at 5W
40WN0WWYDaleManhattan, KS579
40W0IITBArtPITTSBURG, KSKX3 70F

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



Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Thnks to Dave, Nick, Dale, and Bart for cheking in.  80 was unusable last night, but Dave persisted and we made the contact.  40 wasnt good either, but I was able to check into Wayne's 7122 net.  40 was much better this morning, the line of boomers has moved on East and there was less QRN, and the band was more stable here.

Thanks again and hope to hear you better next week.  

80 KG0YR Dave Gravois Mills, MO QRN and QSB but we made it
40 WA5BDU Nick RUSSELLVILLE, AR K3 at 5W
40 WN0WWY Dale Manhattan, KS 579
40 W0IIT BArt PITTSBURG, KS KX3 70F

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


Cyclone on the air in 6 minutes

WA0ITP
 

On the air with my Cyclone in 6 minutes. 
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: First kit ideas wanted

Paul Hoegstrom
 

Thanks, Don. I have looked at the Elecraft site numerous times but never poked around the mini-kits so wasn't really aware of them. I just looked at them and liked what I saw. Thanks for the steer.


On Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:04 AM, Don Wilhelm wrote:


Take a look at the Elecraft Mini-Modules for inexpensive accessories and
test gear.


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 

It's T-storm season.. and if they leave me alone just a little bit today.. I'll be on the air, calling the cw practice net at 2200 on 14.0625 then qsy to 7.0625 to finish up.

Keep an eye to this reflector.. just in case the storms come up again!



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


Re: First kit ideas wanted

Don Wilhelm
 

Take a look at the Elecraft Mini-Modules for inexpensive accessories and test gear.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/26/2016 6:23 AM, phoegstrom@yahoo.com [4sqrp] wrote:

Thanks! I guess I got so focused on radio gear I forgot about bench equipment. LOL That's a good idea. That would give me some practice AND some useful tools!


Re: First kit ideas wanted

Paul Hoegstrom
 

Thanks! I guess I got so focused on radio gear I forgot about bench equipment. LOL That's a good idea. That would give me some practice AND some useful tools!

I will check those links later.

Much appreciated!

73
Paul, N1HOB

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