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40 and 80 meter net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group 
Pretty good net tonight! 
Everybody must be home anticipating New years! 
Happy New Years to you all, I am wishing for a less stressful 2020! 

Net report is

40 METERS 
KW4JS JOHN 
N43LM DAVE 
WG5F ED 
N4MJ GLENN 
N0YJ BERT 

80 METER CHECK IN'S:
AA9AA MIKE 
N4MJ GLENN * DOUBLE 
NOYJ BERT * DOUBLE 
WG5F ED * DOUBLE 
N4HV JOHN 
N4ELM * DOUBLE 
W5GNB GARY 
WB0CFF CARL 
KB6GNU DAN (ALMOST)  Lost him in the QSB 

72 
all 
Be safe for the New Year 
Johnny AC0BQ 




Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/30/2020 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: source code

KM6KJE
 

I just applied says have to wait for acceptance.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 03:59:27 PM PST, Jim Pruitt <jpruitt67@...> wrote:


It is in the Hilltopperkit sub group.  Are you a member of that group?

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 3:52 PM KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:
Where can I find the source code for the hill topper 30?      thanks, terry


Re: source code

Jim Pruitt
 

It is in the Hilltopperkit sub group.  Are you a member of that group?

Thank you.

Jim Pruitt
WA7DUY

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 3:52 PM KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:
Where can I find the source code for the hill topper 30?      thanks, terry


source code

KM6KJE
 

Where can I find the source code for the hill topper 30?      thanks, terry


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/30/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

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Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Does anyone have the part number for the GREEN led in the 4S tuner?

Dale Putnam
 

Does anyone have the part number for the Green LED in the 4s tuner? Or a source for it?
Thank you, 


Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/30/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/30/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Bayou Jumper and Soup'er Up'er

 

Johnny

I have had too much fun with my white faced BJ. Lots of contacts and even a POTA activation with the BJ. I am ready for a filter and sidetone. Will the Soup'er Up'er be available for my vintage BJ? Will the new BJs be able to have the Soup'er Up'er? 
I was also wondering if anyone has a completed or still in box Soup'er Up'er that they would like to sell?
Tnx

72
Peter AA2VG


Re: Circuit to use oscillator IC in place of crystal

 

Johnny,

You ought to check out the Woodpecker, a nice looking 60 meter 500-600 mW transceiver kit.  He has the kits ready and is just working on the assembly instructions.  It comes with a Channel 1 crystal, has separate AF & RF controls and RIT control 500 Hz below & 1 kHz above the TX frequency.  Other features include Direct Conversion receiver, 7 component lowpass filter, sidetone, QSK with delay, and tunable bandpass filter.   I can hardly wait to get one!

When I spoke with him last month he figured the price would be somewhere in the $60 range.

Check it out at:  https://breadboardradio.com/60-woodpecker.html

EuGene, KA5NLY


Re: Circuit to use oscillator IC in place of crystal

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Good Evening 
I just have to comment on the “Woodpecker” name.
That’s a neat name for a small radio!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 6:24 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Darryl,

Yes, I have talked with Bill (and have a standing order for a Woodpecker xcvr).  He has only the Channel 1 crystals which he supplies with the rigs.  He hasn't ordered crystals for any other channels, as his supplier sells them only in large bulk orders for several hundred dollars, and he can't afford to buy crystals for the other channels.

EuGene

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Re: Circuit to use oscillator IC in place of crystal

 

Darryl,

Yes, I have talked with Bill (and have a standing order for a Woodpecker xcvr).  He has only the Channel 1 crystals which he supplies with the rigs.  He hasn't ordered crystals for any other channels, as his supplier sells them only in large bulk orders for several hundred dollars, and he can't afford to buy crystals for the other channels.

EuGene


Re: Circuit to use oscillator IC in place of crystal

Darryl K4VLP
 

EuGene,
Bill W4FSV at breadboardradio.com has developed a crystal-controlled Woodpecker rig which operates on channel 1. You might contact him to see if he can provide a source for his crystals.
73, Darryl K4VLP


Circuit to use oscillator IC in place of crystal

 

I finally gave up on finding crystals for the 60 meter channels; what I did find was custom cut crystals from $50 - $80, which I can't afford.  So, I went to Digi-Key and bought the Epson 4-pin DIP IC's for the channels I needed at $14 per channel.

So, I now have a couple of the Epson K4511 4-pin DIP oscillators for  60 meter channels #1 (5.332 mHz) and #2 (5.348 mHz) that I want to use in place of the unobtainable crystals for those frequencies.  Of course the oscillators need to be in some sort of circuit to provide the power for them to operate and to make them compatible with the transmitter so the output of the oscillator circuit can be plugged directly into the crystal socket to operate the QRPp transmitter.

I found such a simple circuit several months ago, but now cannot remember where I found it and have failed to locate it again.  Groan!  Any help will be greatly appreciated

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


Re: K8IQY Stand Alone VXO Problem

Robert Harrison
 

Hi Curt-

Added the spare 1.2 uh choke in series as an experiment, there are two spare pads for adding 2 additional inductors in series for such experimentation on other frequencies or in this case closer to the values specified in the assembly manual.

Successfully, moved the frequency now to 7114.25 - 7125.52, figure that is "good enough", no other molded chokes just sitting around.

Trying to complete some old projects that have been sitting around unfinished, this one since 2012 was partially completed.  Was to be included with a NS-40 also unfinished.

Happy New Year,

robert kg6tgi



---- On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 19:09:27 -0800 Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy@...> wrote ----

Fantastic. Whenever you are uncertain identifying resistors and chokes, use your dvm.

It might be interesting to add a little more inductance in series to see if you can pull it lower.

Coolest vxo? The norcal 38special uses a 22 Mhz crystal that covers nearly 20 kHz, then it mixes down with another xtal to reach 30m. Would be cool to get a vxo onto 28 MHz for the next peak.

73 curt






Re: Moderator Comment on Holiday Wishes Posts

Tom Sevart
 

On 12/24/2020 21:00, Johnny AC0BQ wrote:
Merry Christmas Tom
I think we’re all looking forward
to a great new year in 2021!
72
Johnny ACØBQ
Yes, we certainly are. I'm looking forward to another Brutus Bash next year.


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Re: K8IQY Stand Alone VXO Problem

WA4EFS
 

Another similar suggestion. Amazon sells what they call a multifunction tester (range $10 - $15). These amazing devices display the schematic symbol of the part as well as its value. If you test a molded inductor it will display the inductor symbol along with the measured value. They also do transistors, diodes, capacitors, and resistors.  The one I have is more accurate than the handheld LCR meter, and measures to a lower range than the LCR meter.

 

73, -WA4EFS

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curt via groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 10:09 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] K8IQY Stand Alone VXO Problem

 

Fantastic. Whenever you are uncertain identifying resistors and chokes, use your dvm.

It might be interesting to add a little more inductance in series to see if you can pull it lower.

Coolest vxo? The norcal 38special uses a 22 Mhz crystal that covers nearly 20 kHz, then it mixes down with another xtal to reach 30m. Would be cool to get a vxo onto 28 MHz for the next peak.

73 curt


Re: Happy Holidays!

Bill Lamm
 
Edited

Let us all purpose ourselves to make 2021 "brighter" (I like that word, it  can be many different good words for a better year) for our selves and all we meet

73
KD9MDL  Bill


Re: K8IQY Stand Alone VXO Problem

Curt
 

Fantastic. Whenever you are uncertain identifying resistors and chokes, use your dvm.

It might be interesting to add a little more inductance in series to see if you can pull it lower.

Coolest vxo? The norcal 38special uses a 22 Mhz crystal that covers nearly 20 kHz, then it mixes down with another xtal to reach 30m. Would be cool to get a vxo onto 28 MHz for the next peak.

73 curt

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