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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


Re: What Kit's would be nice for 2021

 

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

WA0ITP
 

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

Curt
 

Well the ubitx does this, except lacking a wide IF filter and envelope detector.

Funny thing my 12 volt tube regen pulls in distant broadcast band signals (-:

How about a 10 or 12m rig, maybe with a vxo for tuning. Yes counterculture to the si5351, or that could be an add on.

73 curt


What Kit's would be nice for 2021

Robert
 

How about a high performance broadcast band / SWL receiver


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 01/06/2021 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

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Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
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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 

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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.
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Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Yes that is impressive Tim! 
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Johnny 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 5:46 PM Timothy East <Timothyeast@...> wrote:
Wow. Mine gets here tomorrow and hasn’t got near the distance to go. 

Impressive 


On Jan 5, 2021, at 17:43, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Alright John!
Glad to hear it made the swim!!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 4:59 PM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 

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Re: MFJ-959 Antenna Tuner/Preamp manual wanted

n4mj
 

MFJ has the manual for the 959C version here: MFJ-959C, ANTENNA TUNER, SWL, WITH PREAMP | MFJ Enterprises Inc

no idea the difference between the original and the 'C' version but probably very little difference.




 
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On Monday, January 4, 2021, 08:40:59 PM CST, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


If anyone has a manual for a MFJ 959 tuner I would love to buy it from you or pay for a photocopy of it.

It is an older model with the old style cream colored cabinet with fake wood-grain sides, 5 knobs straight across in a row, and no meter.

I googled it but found no manual and checked Manual.man but he didn't list that model

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY


Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

Timothy East
 

Wow. Mine gets here tomorrow and hasn’t got near the distance to go. 

Impressive 


On Jan 5, 2021, at 17:43, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Alright John!
Glad to hear it made the swim!!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 4:59 PM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 

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Re: Bayou Jumper Kit

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Alright John!
Glad to hear it made the swim!!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 4:59 PM John Parker <parkjv1@...> wrote:
Aloha All,

The kit has arrived in WH6 land!

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who brought it back and put it together for others to enjoy!

73s,

John WH6DQU 

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