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Re: Voltages for the Hilltopper 40

Charles W. Powell
 

Hongera bwana! (Congratulations, sir!)

Have fun.  Such a cool little radio.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Apr 2, 2020, at 6:57 PM, W9QS via groups.io <mbroga@...> wrote:

Thanks for the hint.  Q1 is just fine.  After re-examining the solder side with my magnifier (old 78 year old eyes) I found a missed Solder  joint.   Works as it should.  Now to make some contacts.

Mike, W9QS

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On Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:53 AM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

It’s Q1.  If you remove it and the receiver comes to life, you’ve found the problem.  Don’t transmit without it but I had two Hilltoppers with this problem.  It might have something to do with the characteristic of the individual transistor.

72,

Charles

On Apr 2, 2020, at 4:53 AM, W9QS via groups.io <mbroga@...> wrote:

Hi Charles,

I have a newly built Hilltopper 20 and seems to be dead on receive.   Transmit works and I hear the sidetone.  What did you find with the T/R switch transistor?   Thanks in advance.

Mike, W9QS 


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On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

Jim,

I notice no one has responded to your message.  Dead, as in no receive?  Dead as in no transmit?

I had a problem with two of the Hilltoppers I built with the BS-170 that switches T/R not switching back to receive.  Give a few more details on the problem.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:02 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Have built a Hilltopper 40 and it seems dead.  Is there any published information showing voltages through the circuit?

Jim, WW9H




Re: Voltages for the Hilltopper 40

W9QS
 

Thanks for the hint.  Q1 is just fine.  After re-examining the solder side with my magnifier (old 78 year old eyes) I found a missed Solder  joint.   Works as it should.  Now to make some contacts.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:53 AM, Charles W. Powell via groups.io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

It’s Q1.  If you remove it and the receiver comes to life, you’ve found the problem.  Don’t transmit without it but I had two Hilltoppers with this problem.  It might have something to do with the characteristic of the individual transistor.

72,

Charles

On Apr 2, 2020, at 4:53 AM, W9QS via groups.io <mbroga@...> wrote:

Hi Charles,

I have a newly built Hilltopper 20 and seems to be dead on receive.   Transmit works and I hear the sidetone.  What did you find with the T/R switch transistor?   Thanks in advance.

Mike, W9QS 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

Jim,

I notice no one has responded to your message.  Dead, as in no receive?  Dead as in no transmit?

I had a problem with two of the Hilltoppers I built with the BS-170 that switches T/R not switching back to receive.  Give a few more details on the problem.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:02 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Have built a Hilltopper 40 and it seems dead.  Is there any published information showing voltages through the circuit?

Jim, WW9H



Re: Voltages for the Hilltopper 40

Charles W. Powell
 

It’s Q1.  If you remove it and the receiver comes to life, you’ve found the problem.  Don’t transmit without it but I had two Hilltoppers with this problem.  It might have something to do with the characteristic of the individual transistor.

72,

Charles

On Apr 2, 2020, at 4:53 AM, W9QS via groups.io <mbroga@...> wrote:

Hi Charles,

I have a newly built Hilltopper 20 and seems to be dead on receive.   Transmit works and I hear the sidetone.  What did you find with the T/R switch transistor?   Thanks in advance.

Mike, W9QS 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

Jim,

I notice no one has responded to your message.  Dead, as in no receive?  Dead as in no transmit?

I had a problem with two of the Hilltoppers I built with the BS-170 that switches T/R not switching back to receive.  Give a few more details on the problem.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:02 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Have built a Hilltopper 40 and it seems dead.  Is there any published information showing voltages through the circuit?

Jim, WW9H



Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

John - KK4ITX
 

Johnny, heard you dealing with a check in for about 40 seconds then just a few dits and da.  Deep QSB between us.

One day I’ll bump my power to 5.01234 watts and nail you !

I post my failures so that you are aware that others are out there and we’ll be there next week too.

73,

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Apr 1, 2020, at 22:42, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Hang in there Glenn, we will get er done some night!
72
Stay Well
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:19 PM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Tried several times on 80m Johnny. Your RST varied from 219 to 339. Will try again next week.
73/72 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 09:11:18 PM CDT, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge all 
I hope this report finds you all well. 
Please be careful during these unsure times. 

Check in's were as follows:
40 Meters
N4DR MARC
N4ELM DAVE 
K3NLT RUSS 
K4EQ DALE
N4MJ GLENN
KD0WF JIM 
WN0WWY DALE 
I heard NE3I but no contact

80 Meters 
N0YJ BERT 
K4EQ DALE 
N4DR LOST HIM TO QSB 
WA9PWP PAUL 
WN0WWY DALE 
K9ZTV KENT 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

It was a great net tonight, very surprised to see the turn out on 40 Meters for a change. 
72, 73 
Stay Well 
Johnny AC0BQ



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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


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Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hang in there Glenn, we will get er done some night!
72
Stay Well
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:19 PM n4mj via groups.io <n4mj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Tried several times on 80m Johnny. Your RST varied from 219 to 339. Will try again next week.
73/72 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 09:11:18 PM CDT, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge all 
I hope this report finds you all well. 
Please be careful during these unsure times. 

Check in's were as follows:
40 Meters
N4DR MARC
N4ELM DAVE 
K3NLT RUSS 
K4EQ DALE
N4MJ GLENN
KD0WF JIM 
WN0WWY DALE 
I heard NE3I but no contact

80 Meters 
N0YJ BERT 
K4EQ DALE 
N4DR LOST HIM TO QSB 
WA9PWP PAUL 
WN0WWY DALE 
K9ZTV KENT 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

It was a great net tonight, very surprised to see the turn out on 40 Meters for a change. 
72, 73 
Stay Well 
Johnny AC0BQ



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


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Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Thanks to all who checked in to the net this evening to discuss your favorite qrp rig, Elecraft seemed to me the most popular choice K1,K2, and KX3, and fond memories of an Argo 509

Tonight's Check Ins

WG5F ED
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0MII JEFF
KC0PP KEITH
KU5M JOE
N0SO MIKE
N4DR MARC
KC0HIO BRAD

73'S
GOD BLESS
BERT
N0YJ


Re: 40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

n4mj
 

Tried several times on 80m Johnny. Your RST varied from 219 to 339. Will try again next week.
73/72 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 09:11:18 PM CDT, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge all 
I hope this report finds you all well. 
Please be careful during these unsure times. 

Check in's were as follows:
40 Meters
N4DR MARC
N4ELM DAVE 
K3NLT RUSS 
K4EQ DALE
N4MJ GLENN
KD0WF JIM 
WN0WWY DALE 
I heard NE3I but no contact

80 Meters 
N0YJ BERT 
K4EQ DALE 
N4DR LOST HIM TO QSB 
WA9PWP PAUL 
WN0WWY DALE 
K9ZTV KENT 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

It was a great net tonight, very surprised to see the turn out on 40 Meters for a change. 
72, 73 
Stay Well 
Johnny AC0BQ



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



40 AND 80 METER NET REPORT

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge all 
I hope this report finds you all well. 
Please be careful during these unsure times. 

Check in's were as follows:
40 Meters
N4DR MARC
N4ELM DAVE 
K3NLT RUSS 
K4EQ DALE
N4MJ GLENN
KD0WF JIM 
WN0WWY DALE 
I heard NE3I but no contact

80 Meters 
N0YJ BERT 
K4EQ DALE 
N4DR LOST HIM TO QSB 
WA9PWP PAUL 
WN0WWY DALE 
K9ZTV KENT 
N4ELM DAVE 
W2SH CHAS 

It was a great net tonight, very surprised to see the turn out on 40 Meters for a change. 
72, 73 
Stay Well 
Johnny AC0BQ



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



Re: Voltages for the Hilltopper 40

W9QS
 

Hi Charles,

I have a newly built Hilltopper 20 and seems to be dead on receive.   Transmit works and I hear the sidetone.  What did you find with the T/R switch transistor?   Thanks in advance.

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM, Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...> wrote:

Jim,

I notice no one has responded to your message.  Dead, as in no receive?  Dead as in no transmit?

I had a problem with two of the Hilltoppers I built with the BS-170 that switches T/R not switching back to receive.  Give a few more details on the problem.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:02 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Have built a Hilltopper 40 and it seems dead.  Is there any published information showing voltages through the circuit?

Jim, WW9H


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/01/2020 #cal-notice

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40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
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Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

raoverton16
 


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WD5ILB


Re: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

Dale Holloway, K4EQ
 

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Re: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

Dan Reynolds
 

Love it. Made me smile.
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Re: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

Virginia R Smith
 

Thanks Walter!

QCV

72/73 DE NV5F

Virginia


Re: Voltages for the Hilltopper 40

Charles W. Powell
 

Jim,

I notice no one has responded to your message.  Dead, as in no receive?  Dead as in no transmit?

I had a problem with two of the Hilltoppers I built with the BS-170 that switches T/R not switching back to receive.  Give a few more details on the problem.

72,

Charles - 5H3DX
NK8O

On Mar 24, 2020, at 4:02 AM, Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:

Have built a Hilltopper 40 and it seems dead.  Is there any published information showing voltages through the circuit?

Jim, WW9H


Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 04/01/2020 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-05:00) 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 Operator to be determined.

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 operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

John Evans
 

And don't forget the meanings when followed by a question mark.

John - n0hj

On Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 5:02 PM WD5GLO Lou via Groups.Io <louis.nix=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Nice! I love it! 
Lou, WD5GLO

On Mar 31, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

From.......Larry's List :-)

Temporary Ham Radio Q-Codes for our times:

>
> QLD: I am locked down.
> QUA: I am quarantined.
> QPD: I am in the middle of a pandemic.
> QTP: I have toilet paper. Want to trade for a new car?
> QFC: I am flattening the curve.
> QHG: I need a hug.
> QSH: I am sheltering in place.
> QHS: I have hand sanitizer. Want to trade for two new cars?
> QSD: I am observing social distancing.
> QCV: I hate Coronavirus.

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est
   


Re: Temporary Q-Codes in troubled times

WD5GLO Lou
 

Nice! I love it! 
Lou, WD5GLO

On Mar 31, 2020, at 4:16 PM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est@...> wrote:

From.......Larry's List :-)

Temporary Ham Radio Q-Codes for our times:

>
> QLD: I am locked down.
> QUA: I am quarantined.
> QPD: I am in the middle of a pandemic.
> QTP: I have toilet paper. Want to trade for a new car?
> QFC: I am flattening the curve.
> QHG: I need a hug.
> QSH: I am sheltering in place.
> QHS: I have hand sanitizer. Want to trade for two new cars?
> QSD: I am observing social distancing.
> QCV: I hate Coronavirus.

73,
Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw
https://www.qrz.com/db/k5est