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Updated Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
12:00 to 18:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Daily, through Sunday, 13 September 2020

Where:
Home or Portable

Organizer: Bert N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:00 to
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Daily

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT - Friday, 11 September 2020 #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Friday, 11 September 2020 18:00 to
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Dale Hardin
 

Jerry, thanks for the hint.  I gave the 2n2222 a try and now get signals.  A big step closer to finishing.  Now, I am going to rebuild the regeneration coil per Dave Cripe's suggestion.  I think that may help some because the regeneration is screwy.  I am listening to 80m hams at the moment.  No matter where I place the regeneration control, I get no change in volume.  It is as if regeneration is not needed.  There is no regeneration point on the dial at all.  Could it be this quiet?  My only other experience is with the Ocean Hopper.  You could tell when you reached "the point".   Any suggestions anyone?  Thanks, Dale KS4NS

On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 1:35 PM Jerome Wysocki <jeromewysocki48@...> wrote:
I found that a generic 2N2222 worked identically well to the Q1 transistor originally in this receiver. Try that, if you have one handy.
On a slightly different related topic, has anyone ever tried substitution of an FET (such as an MPF-102, or equivalent type) for Q1 in this radio? If so, how was it wired, and how well did it work?

... Jerry Wysocki, KC8JXE





--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 

--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL


Updated Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:00 to
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Weekly on weekdays, through Sunday, 13 September 2020

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Updated Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:00 to
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Daily, through Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Updated Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:00 to
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Daily, through Thursday, 10 September 2020

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Updated Event: K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT #cal-invite

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K0B BRUTUS BASH SPECIAL OPERATING EVENT

When:
Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:00 to
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:00
(UTC-05:00) America/Chicago
Repeats: Daily, through Saturday, 12 September 2020

Where:
HOME OR PORTABLE

Organizer: ROBERT McCLENDON N0YJ e1dslr@...

Description:
I HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K0B RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 9,10,11,12, AND 13TH.
I HAVE CREATED A GOOGLE ONLINE SPREAD SHEET AT THIS ADDRESS

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vJkwuvWcKC_99PVaAvbXXBrT0UfsNkJpvtSp5_8r6Rk/edit#gid=0

SIGN UP TO OPERATE AS K0B BY GOING TO THE LINK ABOVE AND ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO EDIT BY CLICKING ON AN UNUSED ROW, ONCE YOU GET AN EMAIL BACK YOU CAN FILL IN THE ROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIME SLOT YOU WISH TO OPERATE, SIGN UP FOR AS MANY TIME SLOTS AS YOU WISH.

MY HOPE IS TO HAVE AN EVENT MUCH LIKE SKCC'S K3Y, HAVING STATIONS IN MANY DIFFERENT CALL AREAS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT MODES TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR GROUP AND TO CELEBRATE OUR VIRTUAL BRUTUS BASH.

IF YOU OPERATE AS K0B PLEASE KEEP A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR CONTACTS MADE AS K0B SO WE CAN SEND QSL CARDS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS.

WHEN MAKING CONTACTS AS K0B PLEASE USE K0B/(YOUR CALL AREA) DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR CALL AS WELL DURING THE EXCHANGE.

I WILL UPDATE THE QRZ BIOGRAPHY FOR K0B WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT EXPLAINING WHAT WE ARE DOING.

I HOPE TO GET A LOT OF OPERATORS SIGNED UP AND LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS VIRTUAL EVENT
72'S
BERT N0YJ


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 08/26/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) 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: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Jerome Wysocki
 

I found that a generic 2N2222 worked identically well to the Q1 transistor originally in this receiver. Try that, if you have one handy.
On a slightly different related topic, has anyone ever tried substitution of an FET (such as an MPF-102, or equivalent type) for Q1 in this radio? If so, how was it wired, and how well did it work?

... Jerry Wysocki, KC8JXE


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Curt
 

You can check if the transistor is fubar using dvm on diode.

Curt KB5JO


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Dale Hardin
 

Curt, I checked the coil sense---ok.  I even removed the coil and rechecked the tinned ends and replaced the secondary "winding".  Dave Cripe suggested privately that I should just rebuild the entire coil to make sure.  However, I think there is a problem with the new Q1 I installed, so I have ordered more as replacements.  Q1 may be a fake Chinese transistor as it doesn't have gold leads.  So, for now, this project is set aside waiting parts.
--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Dale Hardin
 

Gwen, I replaced the gimmick cap with a variable cap and fixed cap in series to give me about 0-5pf.
--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Curt
 

Sometimes regeneration doesn't work because the sense of the coil wilndings is wrong.  Be sure the coil looks line the one in the assembly drawing.  There aren't many parts in the regeneration circuit.

Curt KB5JO


Re: My addition to Hilltopper rig

Dave Benson
 

Nice idea, Paul!

73- Dave, K1SWL


On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM Paul Goemans <wa9pwp@...> wrote:
Greetings!
  I built my Hilltopper 40 way back when, and built in an additional feature. The rig has no power switch, so I added a “power on” LED. That way I won’t forget to disconnect power to the rig if I walk away for awhile. Useful if you are running battery power!
See pictures. The “window” square on the top panel is a great spot for the LED. I drilled half way through from the back side to clear the metallization. You can drill all the way through if you wish. Use whatever color LED you want;, I used a green one from my junk box. Mount LED on the cathode of reverse polarity diode D1 so it just reaches the hole you drilled. Add suitable dropping resistor to give you desired brightness/ current. I used a 3.3K 1/4 watt resistor. The left side of the DC in jack is a convenient ground point. See second photo.
 
IMG_3010
 
IMG_3012
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Gwen Patton
 

One thing that might be affecting regeneration is the "gimmick" capacitor C12. You might need more twists or fewer twists. I found it really changes the regeneration level a LOT.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 11:22 AM Dale Hardin <joe.dale.hardin@...> wrote:
Thanks Johnny.  I think he is already following this incident.  BTW, this is the rig that a previous ham gave up on in frustration.  You might remember his posts.  I decided to take on the troubleshooting even though I'm not very good at it.  I hope to make it a good receiver for my grandkids.  I got started in ham radio with an Ocean Hopper.

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 9:58 AM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm Dale
See if you can get in touch with Dave Cripe, NM0S.

His email is NM0S@...

He designed this little bugger, I bet he can get you kick started.

It might be best to email him direct.
Be patient, he is pretty busy.

73
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 9:52 AM Dale Hardin <joe.dale.hardin@...> wrote:
I ran the troubleshooting voltages in the Assembly Manual.  The battery voltage iws 8.434v.  The following voltages are in list order:
0.000
0.889
7.849
0.615
3.454
2.772
4.815
Looks like the voltages on the collectors of Q1 and Q3 are high.  I have gone through the soldering on the regenerative circuit and touched up each one.  Still no regeneration.  I replaced D1, but don't have (or can't find) 1N914 diodes.  Haven't pulled and tested them yet.
Any suggestions?

Regards, Dlae

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 8:07 PM Dale Hardin via groups.io <joe.dale.hardin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, got the little amp installed and working.  After replacing all the transistors, I hooked up my signal injector to the antenna end and got a tone out of the speaker.  However, I do not have any regeneration, so I hooked it up to my antenna.  Still no joy.  Absolotutely no regeneration.  I have the batteries out being recharged so I can get some voltage measurements.  I would appreciate it if one of you more knowedgable members would give me a list of tests to carry out to see what the problem is.  BTW, I removed, checked for good, and replaced the coil, so I'm comfortable it is ok.  The voltage changes on the regen pot when turned, so the pot is ok.  Where do I start looking now?  Dale
 

--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL









--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 



--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL







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



--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 

--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL


My addition to Hilltopper rig

Paul Goemans
 

Greetings!
  I built my Hilltopper 40 way back when, and built in an additional feature. The rig has no power switch, so I added a “power on” LED. That way I won’t forget to disconnect power to the rig if I walk away for awhile. Useful if you are running battery power!
See pictures. The “window” square on the top panel is a great spot for the LED. I drilled half way through from the back side to clear the metallization. You can drill all the way through if you wish. Use whatever color LED you want;, I used a green one from my junk box. Mount LED on the cathode of reverse polarity diode D1 so it just reaches the hole you drilled. Add suitable dropping resistor to give you desired brightness/ current. I used a 3.3K 1/4 watt resistor. The left side of the DC in jack is a convenient ground point. See second photo.
 
IMG_3010
 
IMG_3012
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI


Re: Bayou Jumper (unbuilt)

wa2cky
 

The Bayou Jumper is SOLD and on it's way to the new owner.  Thanks to everyone for the many responses.

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM Bob Groh <bob.groh@...> wrote:
Cleaning up the ham shack a bit and, after looking at all the rigs I have to work on, decided to put my Bayou Jumper up for sale. Never built - I believe I got it at the 2107 Convention and just have never had the time to build it.  It is an early model (white panel) I believe and I am pretty sure it is all there. No case, of course. Does include a printed copy of the manual, etc. 

Thinking $65 with postage included (US addresses only).  PayPal would be preferred but a personal check or even (gasp!!) cash.  No problemo.  Just drop me a line if you are interested or just have some questions. 

73
Bob Groh, WA2CKY
420 NE Sunview Circle
Blue Springs, MO   64015


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Dale Hardin
 

Thanks Johnny.  I think he is already following this incident.  BTW, this is the rig that a previous ham gave up on in frustration.  You might remember his posts.  I decided to take on the troubleshooting even though I'm not very good at it.  I hope to make it a good receiver for my grandkids.  I got started in ham radio with an Ocean Hopper.

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 9:58 AM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Gm Dale
See if you can get in touch with Dave Cripe, NM0S.

His email is NM0S@...

He designed this little bugger, I bet he can get you kick started.

It might be best to email him direct.
Be patient, he is pretty busy.

73
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 9:52 AM Dale Hardin <joe.dale.hardin@...> wrote:
I ran the troubleshooting voltages in the Assembly Manual.  The battery voltage iws 8.434v.  The following voltages are in list order:
0.000
0.889
7.849
0.615
3.454
2.772
4.815
Looks like the voltages on the collectors of Q1 and Q3 are high.  I have gone through the soldering on the regenerative circuit and touched up each one.  Still no regeneration.  I replaced D1, but don't have (or can't find) 1N914 diodes.  Haven't pulled and tested them yet.
Any suggestions?

Regards, Dlae

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 8:07 PM Dale Hardin via groups.io <joe.dale.hardin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, got the little amp installed and working.  After replacing all the transistors, I hooked up my signal injector to the antenna end and got a tone out of the speaker.  However, I do not have any regeneration, so I hooked it up to my antenna.  Still no joy.  Absolotutely no regeneration.  I have the batteries out being recharged so I can get some voltage measurements.  I would appreciate it if one of you more knowedgable members would give me a list of tests to carry out to see what the problem is.  BTW, I removed, checked for good, and replaced the coil, so I'm comfortable it is ok.  The voltage changes on the regen pot when turned, so the pot is ok.  Where do I start looking now?  Dale
 

--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL









--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 



--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL







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



--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 

--
Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL


Re: Ozark Patrol Audio Transformer and Jack

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dale
See if you can get in touch with Dave Cripe, NM0S.

His email is NM0S@...

He designed this little bugger, I bet he can get you kick started.

It might be best to email him direct.
Be patient, he is pretty busy.

73
Johnny ACØBQ 



On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 9:52 AM Dale Hardin <joe.dale.hardin@...> wrote:
I ran the troubleshooting voltages in the Assembly Manual.  The battery voltage iws 8.434v.  The following voltages are in list order:
0.000
0.889
7.849
0.615
3.454
2.772
4.815
Looks like the voltages on the collectors of Q1 and Q3 are high.  I have gone through the soldering on the regenerative circuit and touched up each one.  Still no regeneration.  I replaced D1, but don't have (or can't find) 1N914 diodes.  Haven't pulled and tested them yet.
Any suggestions?

Regards, Dlae

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 8:07 PM Dale Hardin via groups.io <joe.dale.hardin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, got the little amp installed and working.  After replacing all the transistors, I hooked up my signal injector to the antenna end and got a tone out of the speaker.  However, I do not have any regeneration, so I hooked it up to my antenna.  Still no joy.  Absolotutely no regeneration.  I have the batteries out being recharged so I can get some voltage measurements.  I would appreciate it if one of you more knowedgable members would give me a list of tests to carry out to see what the problem is.  BTW, I removed, checked for good, and replaced the coil, so I'm comfortable it is ok.  The voltage changes on the regen pot when turned, so the pot is ok.  Where do I start looking now?  Dale
 

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Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL









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Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 



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Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL







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