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moderated Re: My apologies

 

This thread may be closed (as it needs to be!)

But, here is my original posting about the "Little Joe" transmitter:

Early last year I bought a junkbox of stuff for $5 at a hamfest, and down amongst the stuff was a Tupperware food container with a bunch of assorted components and two small circuit boards in it.  One board was for a Mosfet Dip Meter and the other one for a Little Joe (it also came with a front and rear panel for a Little Joe so it was obviously a QRP transmitter.  The components may belong to one or both of those circuit boards.

I googled it and found that the Little Joe was in the September 1981 QST which I don't have access to.  I could not find the QST article or anything else on-line to give me the info on the Little Joe, parts list, assembly, or anything else about the little transmitter.  It looked like it might be a fun thing to put together if I can find any information on it.

Even if I had a parts list, the company that made the circuit board (Circuit Board Specialists) didn't bother to print the part names of the board, so I would have no clue where to put any parts.  Since it is such an old circuit, it may not begin to meet today's FCC standards, not to mention it may have unobtainium parts, so is it worth the trouble to build it?

The same outfit also made the Mosfet Dip Meter board (which also does not have part names printed on it) that has no indication where its information was published, so I couldn't find anything on it.  Who uses a "grid dip meter" these days?  But, I would build it anyhoo, just for meanness if I had the needed info.

Anybody have any info on these thigs?


Re: Knobs and more

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Tom
I have quite a pile of scrap knobs as well, but these are pretty nice.
Better looking than some I’ve seen on 
The www market place.
Johnny 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 9:27 PM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
Not a bad selection of knobs there, but I still have a large selection
which I salvaged from old CB's.

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St. Paul, KS

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Re: QRP balun query

Lloyd K3ESE
 

dang. someone pointed out that the QRPguys' balloons are voltage baluns. So, my search continues...


Re: Knobs and more

Tom Sevart
 

Not a bad selection of knobs there, but I still have a large selection which I salvaged from old CB's.

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QRP balun query

Lloyd K3ESE
 

I've been a QRP op for decades, and never used a stand-alone balun. I used to use a ZM-2 to match portable antennas, which incorporate a balun. These days, I use a SOTAbeams Bandhopper linked dipole for portable ops, and there's an integral balun. For small rigs at the home QTH, I now use an Elecraft T1, which is unbalanced.

I recently built a QCX-mini, and for the first time, there's an issue: the sidetone is harsh and loud and scratchy, and my RBN results don't seem right, for the amount of power out (~5.7W).

Transmitting into a dummy load results in a sweet sidetone. The diagnosis seems to be I need a balun between the T1 tuner and my balanced feedline (both antennas are doublets fed with ladder line.)

After doing some reading, it seems as though a 1:1 current balun is what I need. Searching through providers of baluns, parts, kits, looking for plans, etc., it looks as though the kit offered by the QRPguys is my best bet/bang for the buck.

Opinions and ideas gratefully solicited.


Bayou Jumper

AG1P Ron
 

GE Everyone,

I just finished all the 4SQRP website updates and the Bayou Jumper is now open for sales. Enjoy!!!

www.4sqrp.com/bayoujumper.php

72 and HNY - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Webmaster

 

 


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Joshua Wood
 

I can't wait to buy one (eagerly awaiting the site to go live)!  I've been wanting to get one and missed out on the last run.  I'll be the first to ask the next question...

Any plans on bringing the Soup'er Up'er back as well?  I'm keeping my eye out on the used market like mentioned in the manual... but another kit is always nice!

~Josh
W0ODJ


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Thomas Martin
 

I would like to thank all that brought the Bayou Jumper back.
I bought an original kit put it together then sold and had sellers remorse.
4sqrp’s kits are some of the finest I have put together over my 77 years always well thought out and documented.
Again thanks to all that made this possible.

Tom
K0amd


moderated Re: My apologies

n4mj
 

Enough. A mistake is a mistake. Done.  So, post what you "thought" you posted on 4SQRP group so all of us can see it and all the extraneous emails about the "fail" can stop.  Looking forward to seeing your post here.
73 de n4mj//glenn


 
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On Friday, January 1, 2021, 04:47:14 PM CST, bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith@...> wrote:


I had to make amends to the 4SQRP Group first, now I have let it go.  Fini.

Smiff, KA5NLY


Re: Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Timothy East
 

Ordered mine. Can’t wait to start building. 

Tim
K0EMP 


On Jan 1, 2021, at 17:27, Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:


Ge Group:  
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Transceiver kit page will be 
open for business shortly.  
We had numerous requests to bring the kit back
that was designed by Dave NM0S and Jim N5IB a few years ago. 

It's very similar to the last round, but with a new face color 
and a TX/RX led indicator. 

It will fit in the small Hobby Lobby box that can still be ordered, or you could 
roll your own enclosure. 

Many thanks goes out to the kit development team for pulling this together. 

You can find the manual here:

I will post the link to the kit page when it has been completed.
It should be finished tonight or early tomorrow morning. 

As always, thanks for supporting the 4SQRP group. 

72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


 




Bayou Jumper is ready to Roll!

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Group:  
I am pleased to announce that the Bayou Jumper Transceiver kit page will be 
open for business shortly.  
We had numerous requests to bring the kit back
that was designed by Dave NM0S and Jim N5IB a few years ago. 

It's very similar to the last round, but with a new face color 
and a TX/RX led indicator. 

It will fit in the small Hobby Lobby box that can still be ordered, or you could 
roll your own enclosure. 

Many thanks goes out to the kit development team for pulling this together. 

You can find the manual here:

I will post the link to the kit page when it has been completed.
It should be finished tonight or early tomorrow morning. 

As always, thanks for supporting the 4SQRP group. 

72 
Johnny AC0BQ 


 




A great start to a new year

W3BNO
 

First let me wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. It was a great
start to the new year here in Huntsville Al. Temperatures in the 70s and a sunny afternoon so I was able to play radio outside in my car port. First I played with the buddy stick to get low swr on 40, 30, and 20. Then I hooked up the Hilltoppers 40 fed through the 4S tuner to ensure the finals stay happy and had several very enjoyable rag chews. The Hilltoppers are wonderful rigs and the 4S tuner has the best matching range of any tuner I have ever used. Yesterday I installed the updated audio amp chip in the Hilltoppers 40, and 20 as well as changing R5 and C22 to get about 3db more audio gain. I did the mod even though I only experienced the audio howl once in operating the 20. I can't thank the club enough for providing such high quality kits for the QRP community. And a special thanks to Dave Benson for the Hilltopper design and to David Cripe for his wonderful tuner design. Both kits are real winners.


locked #ADMIN Message Topics, Rules, Etc. #ADMIN

Tim N9PUZ
 

Perhaps a bit of explanation of our rules and guidelines is in order.

4SQRP operates this list to provide a place to discuss general QRP activities, 4SQRP specific activities such as Ozarkcon, Brutus Bash, etc. 4SQRP also uses it to support the kits produced and sold by the group. These kit sales help defray the cost of our events like Ozarkcon.

We generally do not allow discussion and support of other clubs or commercial vendor's products and kits. We feel it is better to get your support from those suppliers directly. That doesn't mean you cannot mention other products. If someone posts something along the line of "Hey, have you seen the new 4 band QRP rig from XYZ company? It looks like a great combination of features." that's perfectly okay, or "My wife and kids bought me an Elecraft KX3 for my birthday." is fine as well. However, if your shiny new KX3 has a problem, you should ask for support on the Elecraft list, not here.

The rules for the list are agreed on by the 4SQRP Board of Directors. In general, the Moderators have input to the rules but we don't just pluck them out of thin air. We do try to apply them equally to everyone. A great example, without naming names, is there was a thread started last year by one of the board members asking about a problem with another group's product. We deleted his post and reminded him of the rules just like any other user (He also received some good-natured ribbing for his infraction!)

We aren't attorneys. The rules are short in hopes that they'll be easy to follow. I'm sure they don't cover every conceivable situation, and we don't try. If we do delete a post we almost always tell the poster why privately. No one gets booted off the list for a first infraction. Our goal is to try and provide a friendly list that most everyone will find helpful.

Please don't be a lid. We're not vengeful; we can be provoked.

Tim N9PUZ, on behalf of the Moderators


moderated Re: My apologies

 

I had to make amends to the 4SQRP Group first, now I have let it go.  Fini.

Smiff, KA5NLY


moderated Re: My apologies

WA0ITP
 

Cmon Gene. Let it go. --


moderated Re: My apologies

 

Folks I blew it!!

I typed it first on 4SQRP then copy-pasted pasted in on QRP-ARCI, as I was on the 4SQRP site first this morning.
 
I will have to admit that in doing so I may have deleted it unknowingly on 4SQRP and didn't realize it wasn't there until some time later when I came back to the 4SQRP site.  The copy that I pasted on the QRP-ARCI groups.io site is there
 
Since the Moderators' log does not show it as having been deleted by them, then I had to have screwed up somehow, deleted it myself when doing the copy-paste, and thus I owe an apology to both the moderators and the group as a whole.
 
I don't know what I did, but it is now clear that I am the one who messed up on this missing thread posting.  Mea Culpa!
 
EuGene, KA5NLY


moderated Re: My apologies

 

Gosh, Ron, I copy pasted it first on 4SQRP then pasted in on QRP-ARCI, as I was on the 4SQRP site first.

I will have to admit that in doing so I may have deleted it unknowingly on 4SQRP and didn't realize it wasn't there until some time later when I came back to the 4SQRP site.

Since the Moderators' log does not show it as having been deleted by them, then I had to have screwed up somehow, and thus I owe an apology to both the moderators and the group as a whole.

I don't know what I did, but it is now clear that I am the one who messed up on this missing thread posting.  Mea Culpa!

EuGene


On Friday, January 1, 2021, 4:00:56 PM CST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


Lee,

We are as tolerant as we can be. The member in question posted on another reflector, not ours, which is why he couldn’t find it here. IMHO we would have been happy to accommodate his posts on an old QST kit.

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Co-Moderator

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lee Bahr
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 1:49 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] My apologies

 

Personally I think if you can't on rare occasions deviate a tad on subject matter, then one should never give credit to 4SQRP on any other reflector.  That said, I don't really know what the official ruling is on all this.  I certainly don't mind a deviation from time to time.  But, I must admit, all the well wishers at Christmas time and New Years gets a little old.  If you want to do it, send them privately.  The message that bugs me is  "I agree!"  Anyway,  how about just being a little tolerant as things will calm down shortly.  Take  a breath and stay away from the keyboard.  Life is too short for petty annoyance to take your time!   (I've got to tell myself this all the time!)

Lee, w0vt 

On 1/1/2021 11:53 AM, bigusmith via groups.io wrote:

I didn't think I had done anything wrong when I sought information for something which was not a commercial product, but rather a QRP transmitter circuit published in QST 39 years ago.  True there was a circuit board that I had which was made by a company which no longer exists and I had a bunch of components which were made by companies which may or may not still exist.

Since it related to a non-commercial old-time QST project, I don't know what I did wrong to get my query deleted...I am hesitant to ask anything about QRP equipment unless it is something sold by 4SQRP, as I don't understand what I did wrong and am afraid to talk about any QRP circuit which is not for a 4SQRP product.

EuGene, KA5NLY


moderated Re: My apologies

 

I posted the same thing on both the QRPA-ARCI and 4SQRP sites

Smiff

On Friday, January 1, 2021, 3:18:33 PM CST, AG1P Ron <ag1p@...> wrote:


EuGene,

When I look through my emails, you posted that on the qrparci site, not 4sqrp.

 

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Co-Moderator

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of bigusmith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 12:34 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] My apologies

 

Tim,

 

Hmmm? It was gone a while ago...I just now looked, and it is still gone...it was headed up with "Little Joe -Whatizzit?" and I don't find that anywhere on the site.  Something happened to it.

 

It doesn't matter now, as several 4SQRO members sent me copies of the QST project article or a schematic for a Little Joe.  One even gave me the call of AE5VM, the Little Joe expert/guru.

 

I know I can't discuss Non-4SQRP stuff which is in competition with the 4SQRP kits and wouldn't do so.  But, I don't see how asking for how to find info on the Little Joe was a violation.  All I needed was a schematic and preferably a copy of the 39 year old article on it.  The Little Joe was neither a commercial rig or kit, just an old QST project.

 

Heaven forbid if I should mention even older stuff, like a 1960's Tuna Tin, ask how a spark gap transmitter works.

 

EuGene

 

On Friday, January 1, 2021, 2:14:29 PM CST, Tim N9PUZ <main+owner@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

 

 

EuGene,

I do not see anything in the group's moderator actions log that looks like your message was deleted by an owner/moderator.

Tim N9PUZ
4SQRP List Co-Moderator


moderated Re: My apologies

AG1P Ron
 

Lee,

We are as tolerant as we can be. The member in question posted on another reflector, not ours, which is why he couldn’t find it here. IMHO we would have been happy to accommodate his posts on an old QST kit.

72 - Ron - AG1P

4SQRP Volunteer Co-Moderator

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lee Bahr
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 1:49 PM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] My apologies

 

Personally I think if you can't on rare occasions deviate a tad on subject matter, then one should never give credit to 4SQRP on any other reflector.  That said, I don't really know what the official ruling is on all this.  I certainly don't mind a deviation from time to time.  But, I must admit, all the well wishers at Christmas time and New Years gets a little old.  If you want to do it, send them privately.  The message that bugs me is  "I agree!"  Anyway,  how about just being a little tolerant as things will calm down shortly.  Take  a breath and stay away from the keyboard.  Life is too short for petty annoyance to take your time!   (I've got to tell myself this all the time!)

Lee, w0vt 

On 1/1/2021 11:53 AM, bigusmith via groups.io wrote:

I didn't think I had done anything wrong when I sought information for something which was not a commercial product, but rather a QRP transmitter circuit published in QST 39 years ago.  True there was a circuit board that I had which was made by a company which no longer exists and I had a bunch of components which were made by companies which may or may not still exist.

Since it related to a non-commercial old-time QST project, I don't know what I did wrong to get my query deleted...I am hesitant to ask anything about QRP equipment unless it is something sold by 4SQRP, as I don't understand what I did wrong and am afraid to talk about any QRP circuit which is not for a 4SQRP product.

EuGene, KA5NLY


moderated Re: My apologies

Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...>
 

EuGene, ask anyway!
If it is against the "rules", somebody in the know will politely tell you.
If not, and it offends someone, don't worry, they'll get over it!
Life is too short.
Frank N6CES

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 9:53 AM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I didn't think I had done anything wrong when I sought information for something which was not a commercial product, but rather a QRP transmitter circuit published in QST 39 years ago.  True there was a circuit board that I had which was made by a company which no longer exists and I had a bunch of components which were made by companies which may or may not still exist.

Since it related to a non-commercial old-time QST project, I don't know what I did wrong to get my query deleted...I am hesitant to ask anything about QRP equipment unless it is something sold by 4SQRP, as I don't understand what I did wrong and am afraid to talk about any QRP circuit which is not for a 4SQRP product.

EuGene, KA5NLY

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