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Re: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm All
If your interested in this 
I will try to sway the kit committee to 
Join in?

They shouldn’t be very expensive if we 
Do 100 or so at a time?

Jim designs good stuff!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 9:53 AM Jim, N5IB <n5ib@...> wrote:
Mot a "mod" but rather an accessory...
look at:
https://qsl.net/n5ib/   or   https://qsl.net/n5ib/Crystal_Spotter_Instructions.pdf

Easy, easy scratch build......  y'all could lobby 4SQRP for a kit  "^))

Jim, N5IB





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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Dan
Have u found one that’s not noisy?
I’ve heard they cause a lot a hash?
Just thinking out loud?
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 10:29 AM Dan Reynolds <on30ng@...> wrote:
There are options for HV power supplies with the chinese boards. There are a few that can generate HV from low DC... Especially at these current levels.
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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Dan Reynolds
 

There are options for HV power supplies with the chinese boards. There are a few that can generate HV from low DC... Especially at these current levels.
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Re: #FOR SALE ORIGIONAL AC-1 TX #for

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
The AC 1 sold to mr Jerry Brown!!
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 9:19 AM Johnny AC0BQ via groups.io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gm group
I have a “origional” AC-1 Transmitter for sale,
It’s NOT the Russian kit!

It has a origional coil for 40 m
And a after market coil for 80 m

It’s had a 259 added  on the side and a spacer has been installed in the crystal hole. Hole was not modified.

Other than that, it looks like it did when built.

It’s heavy so shipping is pricey!

I will take $175.00 for it shipped to you 
In the US of course.

I have played with it and now someone else needs to enjoy it!!

I will put pictures in the folder on the pictures page of the group, or I will send them to you if you reply 
OFF LIST!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

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A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Jim, N5IB
 

Mot a "mod" but rather an accessory...
look at:
https://qsl.net/n5ib/ or https://qsl.net/n5ib/Crystal_Spotter_Instructions.pdf

Easy, easy scratch build...... y'all could lobby 4SQRP for a kit "^))

Jim, N5IB


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021 and SSS reminder

WA4EFS
 

Hilarious! And the filament voltage won't kill you.

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Subject: [4SQRP] What Kit's would be nice for 2021 and SSS reminder

As long as we are speculating, how about a hybrid? A tube transceiver that uses a solid state VFO (for stability) (or at least a VXO). It's been done before (lots of times).

Here's a hair-brained idea: A solid state transceiver with one tube there just for effect. The filament could light with the 12 volt supply but not do anything other than drain the battery faster and maybe provide enough light to see your logbook (and keep your hands warm). When operating in the field, the tube could be removed to conserve power. OK, I'll get back under my rock...

Don't forget that this coming Sunday from 7:00-9:00 pm (CST) is the January Second Sunday Sprint. Rules are on the 4SQRP website, under "operating activities".

I'm having some major construction done here at the house but hope to be able to tabulate the results as usual next week, assuming all the fillings haven't rattled out of my teeth by then!

72 and happy belated New Year,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


#FOR SALE ORIGIONAL AC-1 TX #for

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm group
I have a “origional” AC-1 Transmitter for sale,
It’s NOT the Russian kit!

It has a origional coil for 40 m
And a after market coil for 80 m

It’s had a 259 added  on the side and a spacer has been installed in the crystal hole. Hole was not modified.

Other than that, it looks like it did when built.

It’s heavy so shipping is pricey!

I will take $175.00 for it shipped to you 
In the US of course.

I have played with it and now someone else needs to enjoy it!!

I will put pictures in the folder on the pictures page of the group, or I will send them to you if you reply 
OFF LIST!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021 and SSS reminder

Don, W9EBK
 

John,
I like your idea of a hybrid,  but here's my twist.  I remember an article in a ham magazine many decades ago about removing the tube finals and running just the driver to the output to make a QPR rig out of a regular 100 transceiver.  So, how about a hybrid transmitter that can run 5 watts with a tube final at home.  Pull out the tube,  put a jumper and you have yourself a 1/2 watt battery powered portable rig.

OK, just like you I'll go back under my rock since this is likely a hair-brained scheme. 

Don, W9EBK
John, AA0VE wrote:
Here's a hair-brained idea:  A solid state transceiver with one tube
there just for effect. The filament could light with the 12 volt supply
but not do anything other than drain the battery faster and maybe
provide enough light to see your logbook (and keep your hands warm). 
When operating in the field, the tube could be removed to conserve
power.  OK, I'll get back under my rock...

Don't forget that this coming Sunday from 7:00-9:00 pm (CST) is the
January Second Sunday Sprint.  Rules are on the 4SQRP website, under
"operating activities".

I'm having some major construction done here at the house but hope to be
able to tabulate the results as usual next week, assuming all the
fillings haven't rattled out of my teeth by then!

72 and happy belated New Year,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator








Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Woody and the group.
I think Dave Cripe has one in the “thinking” stages.
I’m not sure if the details?
Yes, we all have plenty of little 40 or 20 meter solid state radius’s
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 8:38 AM Woody Hester via groups.io <fghester=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll chime in on the tube type transceiver too.  I would definitely be interested.  It would be a nice change of pace, nostalgic for some (who are old enough) and a great learning opportunity for others.  If the transceiver part is too complicated, perhaps a transmitter and receiver set with a T/R switching device??  Anyway, count me in if this happens.  I'm always up for a new adventure. / WD9F

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Jeff, K9JP
 

I would like to suggest:

1)  bench test set.  Maybe a wall wart style power supply, frequency counter, field strength meter, SWR bridge or indicator, dummy load, volt meter. ohm meter, etc. all in one pc board case.  Something that would not take up much work bench space, but would be so very helpful in troubleshooting and learning.
2) Six meter FM or CW receiver to be used as a monitor receiver for band openings.
3) ISS downlink receiver for ISS passes so one could monitor the repeater output and maybe increase interest
4) A set of circuit components that can be plugged into each other to build or create a simple CW or SSB QRP TX using sockets for some components to make changing frequency (maybe use those low cost programmable crystal oscillators) or bands possible.  Then down the page maybe add a small amplifier for some 20 watt QRO if needed.
5) A similar set of circuit components to build CW/SSB receiver again with the possibility of plug-in components to change the band or bands. Again as a learning or teaching tool for those that want to learn how each section works and how they work together.
6) 10 meter beacon receiver to help monitor band openings.

73/72, Jeff K9JP


On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:13 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver



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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Woody Hester
 

I'll chime in on the tube type transceiver too.  I would definitely be interested.  It would be a nice change of pace, nostalgic for some (who are old enough) and a great learning opportunity for others.  If the transceiver part is too complicated, perhaps a transmitter and receiver set with a T/R switching device??  Anyway, count me in if this happens.  I'm always up for a new adventure. / WD9F


What Kit's would be nice for 2021 and SSS reminder

John Lonigro
 

As long as we are speculating, how about a hybrid?  A tube transceiver that uses a solid state VFO (for stability) (or at least a VXO).  It's been done before (lots of times).

Here's a hair-brained idea:  A solid state transceiver with one tube there just for effect. The filament could light with the 12 volt supply but not do anything other than drain the battery faster and maybe provide enough light to see your logbook (and keep your hands warm).  When operating in the field, the tube could be removed to conserve power.  OK, I'll get back under my rock...

Don't forget that this coming Sunday from 7:00-9:00 pm (CST) is the January Second Sunday Sprint.  Rules are on the 4SQRP website, under "operating activities".

I'm having some major construction done here at the house but hope to be able to tabulate the results as usual next week, assuming all the fillings haven't rattled out of my teeth by then!

72 and happy belated New Year,

John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

griffithsesq.robert
 

A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.
Griff NE3I

Robert Alan Griffiths


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Lee
 

Hmmm - the PS side need not be that expensive with a pair of 115/230 to 25.2 VCT transformers wired back to back; you get 150-160 volts for the plates, up to 150 or so for the screen grids and if you tap one side of the low voltage output of the first transformer for 12.6 for filaments. You can even regulate the plate supply to eliminate the dreaded "Yoop" ...................

Lee KX4TT

On Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 05:52:22 am GMT+1, n4mj via groups.io <n4mj@...> wrote:


Exactly Tim. A simple tube xcvr with xtal controlled tx would be nice. It might be a little price but the nostalgia would be the driver. Would certainly consider a purchase. Love that warm glow.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 09:42:40 PM CST, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:


How about a single band tube transceiver? I know because of power
supplies, etc. it wouldn't be dirt cheap but I think there'd be
something satisfying sitting around the glow of a little tube rig
cranking out Q's in the evening.

Tim N9PUZ







Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

 

I wanted a QRP tube rig so I bought one of those Ameco AC-2T kits, 100-500 milliwatts.  It is a transmitter only, but I have a tube type regenerative receiver schematic around here somewhere, so I can build that and pair both rigs together with a T/R switch; sorta like deja vu all over again (to coin an expression!).Emoji

It would be nice if 4SQRP could offer a simple tube type transceiver - 1 or 2 tubes and crystal control, and maybe plug in coils for band changes, like some of the receivers I built as a kid. (would probably need a nice tight low pass filter with some of those oldie designs!)

Oh, yeah, nostalgia, and the nice glow of a tube to warm the shack and the heart!

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY
Clinton, AR

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 10:52:22 PM CST, n4mj via groups.io <n4mj@...> wrote:


Exactly Tim. A simple tube xcvr with xtal controlled tx would be nice. It might be a little price but the nostalgia would be the driver. Would certainly consider a purchase. Love that warm glow.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 09:42:40 PM CST, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:


How about a single band tube transceiver? I know because of power
supplies, etc. it wouldn't be dirt cheap but I think there'd be
something satisfying sitting around the glow of a little tube rig
cranking out Q's in the evening.

Tim N9PUZ







Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

n4mj
 

Exactly Tim. A simple tube xcvr with xtal controlled tx would be nice. It might be a little price but the nostalgia would be the driver. Would certainly consider a purchase. Love that warm glow.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 09:42:40 PM CST, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...> wrote:


How about a single band tube transceiver? I know because of power
supplies, etc. it wouldn't be dirt cheap but I think there'd be
something satisfying sitting around the glow of a little tube rig
cranking out Q's in the evening.

Tim N9PUZ







Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Michael Fletcher
 

I don’t recall ever seeing a power supply kit ever being offered. How about a low noise QRP level supply with 13.8 and 5 VDC output?

On Jan 5, 2021, at 21:20, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


Robert,

Without getting into big bucks one can get into really good SWL listening (as well as Ham CW & SSB) with a Radio Shack DX-394, a surprising small receiver that usually sells for less than $200 and give many receivers costing well over twice as much.

Get the B version which is much better that the original and the A version, and if it has the Mike Crabtree mods that's even better!!

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 8:13:39 PM CST, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:


How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

 

I second Tim’s (N9PUZ) suggestion about a single band tube transceiver. I got into the hobby in 1993 and missed out on those warm glowing tubes.

Peter
AA2VG

On Jan 5, 2021, at 10:42 PM, Tim N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@gmail.com> wrote:

How about a single band tube transceiver? I know because of power supplies, etc. it wouldn't be dirt cheap but I think there'd be something satisfying sitting around the glow of a little tube rig cranking out Q's in the evening.

Tim N9PUZ





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What Kit's would be nice for 2021

WA0ITP
 

and super slow tuning

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I enjoy chasing NDBs.  How about an NDB receiver with a nice tight audio band pass filter?  


On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 8:13 PM Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Tim N9PUZ
 

How about a single band tube transceiver? I know because of power supplies, etc. it wouldn't be dirt cheap but I think there'd be something satisfying sitting around the glow of a little tube rig cranking out Q's in the evening.

Tim N9PUZ

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