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Bobby Rolph
 

I have a LNR MTR 3b for sale. It is in like new condition and comes with the DC power cable. It is the newer model with the LCD display. Asking $300. 73
Bobby Rolph
kb4qnr


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

William Wisbey
 

The Nixie community has several options for HV power supplies. 

Just google “Nixie high voltage power supply”
Most are geared to 170 volts DC but there are some that are adjustable to near 450 volts DC.

I like the idea of a tube radio. Like someone else said, I got into ham radio in 1992. Just a couple years to late to build any Heathkits... 

Allen Wisbey, W1SBY


On 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

w2sh@...
 

I would suggest a zero beat indicator to help net QNIs.

72,.

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Robert <e1dslr@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 21:13
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: [4SQRP] What Kit's would be nice for 2021
 
How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver

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

Jeff, K9JP
 

Hello Jess Gypin,

What might the eBay link be for the crystal spotter you purchased for $10?

Jim, N5IB would you allow the 4SQRP group to sell either the PC board or a kit for your Crystal Spotter?  I built one myself with your help and guidance when the Bayou Jumper was first released. Etching my own board back then was fun and it took a few tries to find get it correctly etched.  I would guess some may not want to try to etch a board.

73, Jeff K9JP


On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 12:34 PM Jess Gypin <ontarget1911@...> wrote:
I bought one off of eBay for $10.00. Works great. Fits inside the box with the lid closed 

On Jan 6, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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

Peter Dehman
 

Count me in!!

de WA1ISA

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 12:01 PM Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
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: A simple frequency spotting modification kit for legacy Bayou Jumpers.

Jess Gypin
 

I bought one off of eBay for $10.00. Works great. Fits inside the box with the lid closed 

On Jan 6, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


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

Jess Gypin
 

I vote for this as well,

On Jan 6, 2021, at 10:06 AM, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


No fair Dave!
We need a picture or schematic!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:04 AM nm0s_qrp <nm0s@...> wrote:
Ha!  Just wait until you see what I have been working on!

73 Dave NM0S

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

I'm not so interested in the tube type kits. 
I still remember helping my high school buddy trouble shoot his HW-101 and getting knocked across the room from the HV in the plate circuit.   
I worked on many other high voltage circuits in the coming years (Ham and Medical X-Ray systems,) but I really loved the onset of solid state devices and the ability to trouble shoot some circuits with finger capacitance on a circuit board (without seeing stars.) 
I'm not sure I'd trust myself to keep safe around HV these days.
I've certainly not built every kit from 4SQRP, but I'll skip the tube offerings.
Happy New Year, Y'all.
72,
-Ed, WG5F-


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Johnny AC0BQ
 

No fair Dave!
We need a picture or schematic!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:04 AM nm0s_qrp <nm0s@...> wrote:
Ha!  Just wait until you see what I have been working on!

73 Dave NM0S

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Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

nm0s_qrp
 

Ha!  Just wait until you see what I have been working on!

73 Dave NM0S


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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Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO
<><


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.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Lonigro
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 9:35 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
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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