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Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

Bobby Drummond
 


Even if you zapped it , you'll get if fixed, no doubt.  Hey, I wish I had a nickel for every time I plugged something in backward.  

You just proved you're human when you did.  Welcome to the human league ;-)

If I were to make a guess, your audio chip is the thing most likely to have gotten zapped but I could be wrong.

73 de AK4JA

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:52 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Thanks Bobby, so silly, I thought I had it right, no idea how I did this. Feeling a little defeated. 😁

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 10:11 AM Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:
Might have.  I don't see any reverse polarity protection in the schematic online.  I hope that there was a diode added in later models that would have prevented a reverse polarity damage situation.

Those that have a better knowledge of the circuit will be able to give you a better answer.


73 and GL 

AK4JA


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w



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Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

KC0RFC
 

Thanks Bobby, so silly, I thought I had it right, no idea how I did this. Feeling a little defeated. 😁


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 10:11 AM Bobby Drummond <alphak4ja@...> wrote:
Might have.  I don't see any reverse polarity protection in the schematic online.  I hope that there was a diode added in later models that would have prevented a reverse polarity damage situation.

Those that have a better knowledge of the circuit will be able to give you a better answer.


73 and GL 

AK4JA


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w



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73 de AK4JA

Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

Bobby Drummond
 

Might have.  I don't see any reverse polarity protection in the schematic online.  I hope that there was a diode added in later models that would have prevented a reverse polarity damage situation.

Those that have a better knowledge of the circuit will be able to give you a better answer.


73 and GL 

AK4JA


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM KC0RFC <icode.iam@...> wrote:
Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w



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73 de AK4JA

Re: I was cruel to my cricket 40

KC0RFC
 

I should have specified, my victim was a cricket 40.


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 9:01 AM KC0RFC via Groups.Io <icode.iam=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w

I was cruel to my cricket 40

KC0RFC
 

Good morning all

It's great to meet you.

I connected the battery backwards. Did I kill it?

Shawn
ai0w

Re: 40 and 80 meter Net report

John - KK4ITX
 

Dave,

All the info is here: Four State QRP Group






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On Friday, November 29, 2019, 09:08:46 AM EST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:



Gm Dave
3.564 for 80 meters 
7.122 for 40 meters
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 7:23 AM _Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...> wrote:
What frequencies are these on. More or less.
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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Gm Dave
3.564 for 80 meters 
7.122 for 40 meters
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 7:23 AM _Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...> wrote:
What frequencies are these on. More or less.
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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net report

_Dave_K0MBT <davesters@...>
 

What frequencies are these on. More or less.
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k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys

Re: 40 and 80 meter Net report

n4mj
 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!  keep it SAFE.

Last evening was the first time I've been able to hear the 4S net, on either 40m or 80m.  BIG surprise.  Johnny's sigs were exceptional here in nw TN.  not quite so good on 80m and they were on 40m but still easy copy.

73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 09:26:39 PM CST, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge group
Light turn out tonight.
Bands were quiet and pretty weak.

40 meter check in’s were:
N4 MJ 
AND 
KK4ITX

80 meter check ins were:
N0YJ
and 
N4MJ

Thanks for the double  Glenn.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Cu all next week
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Re: 40 and 80 meter Net report

John - KK4ITX
 

Johnny,

That was some rough copy ! Although it was quiet your signal wavered between barely readable to non existent and it threw me a curve.

Even so, over a 1,000 miles @ 5w on a piece of wire ?

Thanks for hanging in there for me.  

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Nov 27, 2019, at 22:26, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:

Ge group
Light turn out tonight.
Bands were quiet and pretty weak.

40 meter check in’s were:
N4 MJ 
AND 
KK4ITX

80 meter check ins were:
N0YJ
and 
N4MJ

Thanks for the double  Glenn.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Cu all next week
Johnny AC0BQ 
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delta mike romeo net

Robert
 

GOOD EVENING THANKS TO THOSE WHO CHECKED INTO THE NET TONIGHT, THE TOPIC WAS HOME MADE KEYS, HAVE YOU EVER MADE ONE FROM SCRATCH OR FROM A KIT, AND IF NOT WOULD YOU LIKE TO.

LOTS OF GOOD COMMENTS, SOUNDS LIKE A KEY KIT WOULD BE A HIT FOR THE CLUB.

TONIGHT'S CHECK INS

WG5F ED
NK80 CHARLES
AB0AH LARRY
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0MII JEFF
W8NWA MIKE
N0TGR DICK
WA9BNZ BILL
K0EMT BRYAN


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

73'S
BERT
N0YJ

40 and 80 meter Net report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge group
Light turn out tonight.
Bands were quiet and pretty weak.

40 meter check in’s were:
N4 MJ 
AND 
KK4ITX

80 meter check ins were:
N0YJ
and 
N4MJ

Thanks for the double  Glenn.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Cu all next week
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/27/2019 #cal-notice

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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(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 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: S Meter circuit or power out circuit for the Bayou Jumper

KY6R <KY6R@...>
 

Thanks Jeff - fantastic idea. I have built field strength meters before - and can use the same circuit again - and keep its antenna as a wire "close" to the tuner. I have the QRPGuys EFHW tuner kit - that would supplement the Bayou Jumper and Souper Upper nicely.

73 and Happy Hoidays!

Rich
KY6R

Re: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/27/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge All: 
Happy Thanksgiving! 

I will call both nets again tonight. 
40 meters seems to be long as usual. 
Listen for me on 7.122 as WQ5RP. 
Hope to cu all either on 40 or 80 Meters! 
72 
Johnny AC0BQ

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 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.



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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: S Meter circuit or power out circuit for the Bayou Jumper

Jeff, K9JP
 

Greetings Rich - KY6R,

Might I suggest you look up field strength meter circuit on google.  The field strength meters is a simple build and will show you are transmitting during key down. 

Hope this helps.

72, de Jeff K9JP


On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:06 PM KY6R <KY6R@...> wrote:
I will be building a Bayou Jumper and Souper Upper soon - and would like to add a meter - either an S meter or a power out meter. I'm guessing power out would be easier - but am not sure. This doesn't have to be perfectly accurate - its for "show" - to have a needle move either for RX or TX. 

I guess since its crystal controlled and I will most likely use it to demo on just one or two nearby frequencies - maybe a circuit for the S meter would be best. Even if the circuit is a tap off the audio amp - something to move an old meter - that would be cool.

I'm a software guy - and while I have done a lot of maker projects - and kit projects - I have never designed a circuit before - so I would appreciate some help.

73,

Rich
KY6R



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S Meter circuit or power out circuit for the Bayou Jumper

KY6R <KY6R@...>
 

I will be building a Bayou Jumper and Souper Upper soon - and would like to add a meter - either an S meter or a power out meter. I'm guessing power out would be easier - but am not sure. This doesn't have to be perfectly accurate - its for "show" - to have a needle move either for RX or TX. 

I guess since its crystal controlled and I will most likely use it to demo on just one or two nearby frequencies - maybe a circuit for the S meter would be best. Even if the circuit is a tap off the audio amp - something to move an old meter - that would be cool.

I'm a software guy - and while I have done a lot of maker projects - and kit projects - I have never designed a circuit before - so I would appreciate some help.

73,

Rich
KY6R

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/27/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 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.

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/27/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 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.

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/27/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 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.