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Re: A simple 60 meter CW transmitter -- Maybe NOT

Chuck Carpenter
 

Jim,

Here's a technical description of CW on 60 from Recommended Practices...

At 01:04 PM 6/10/2015, you wrote:
Ummmmmmmmmmm------- one can operate cw on 60 meters and not SSB, Chuck.
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As updated 5 March 2012, Sounds like SSB to me??

CW Operation
CW operation must take place at the center of
your chosen channel. This means that your
transmitting frequency must be 1.5 kHz above the
suppressed carrier frequency as specified in the
Report and Order (see Table 1).
The channel center frequencies are …
Channel 1: 5332.0 kHz
Channel 2: 5348.0 kHz
Channel 3: 5358.5 kHz
Channel 4: 5373.0 kHz
Channel 5: 5405.0 kHz
Consult your transceiver manual. Some
transceivers transmit CW at the exact frequencies
shown on their displays, but others offset the
actual transmission frequency by a certain amount
(for example, 600 Hz). If your manual is not
clear on this point, contact the manufacturer. If
you have access to a frequency counter, this is
an excellent tool for ensuring that your CW
signal is on the channel center frequency.

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Not finding anything that you can transmit directly on the carrier frequecy...







Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: A simple 60 meter CW transmitter -- Maybe NOT

James Rodenkirch
 

 
Ummmmmmmmmmm------- one can operate cw on 60 meters and not SSB, Chuck...
 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:59:11 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] A simple 60 meter CW transmitter -- Maybe NOT

 


The requirements for operation on 60 meters are not so simple.

The transmitter would need to be SSB (upper only) including specific
capabilities.

You can read about them here... http://www.arrl.org/60-meter-faq

And more specifically the Recommended Practices link found on that page.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX

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A simple 60 meter CW transmitter -- Maybe NOT

Chuck Carpenter
 

The requirements for operation on 60 meters are not so simple.

The transmitter would need to be SSB (upper only) including specific capabilities.

You can read about them here... http://www.arrl.org/60-meter-faq

And more specifically the Recommended Practices link found on that page.

Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: A niche not filled

Charlie Vest
 

I'll jump in here too.

In my own personal opinion, 60 meters is an absolutely excellent choice. Also the full 5 watts or more should be kept as the power level. It would make a great project and useful rig.

Second choice would be 30 meters.

Both great bands, but both are very much under utilized.

I think that I have a lifetime supply of 80-40-20 rigs and accessories to play with.

Charlie, W5COV

On 6/10/2015 12:35 PM, Johnny Matlock jomatlock@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I'm good for this type of rig as well!

I have more 20-40-80 m stuff to play with.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Robert;

I think your idea of a simple 5W, 5-channel 60 meter CW rig is a great idea!

72/3,

-Ed, WG5F-



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QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..







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Re: A niche not filled

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I'm good for this type of rig as well!
I have more 20-40-80 m stuff to play with.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, yahoomail@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Robert;

I think your idea of a simple 5W, 5-channel 60 meter CW rig is a great idea!

72/3,

-Ed, WG5F-



--
QRP....."More smiles per Watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..




New KX3

gary Lyons
 

I've had numerous K2s and K1s over the years.  Other than tiring audio (to my ears) at times they have been amazing.

And now I have a brand new KX3 on the desk.  Wow!  My only antenna at the moment is a 17m doublet tacked to the ceiling .... and the KXAT3 tunes it up on 40-10 without straining.  Great receive audio. 

Now I need to get the CW and Data working.

And get that 160m antenna back up.

And maybe a loop for 40-10 somewhere.

And ... operate this thing.  :-)

Have a great day all.

Gary/w0gx
In SC



Re: A niche not filled

yahoomail@...
 

Robert;

I think your idea of a simple 5W, 5-channel 60 meter CW rig is a great idea!

72/3,

-Ed, WG5F-


ats3

james davidson
 

got the diff. rig bug hi hi  selling ats4. by kd1jv . works fine have documentation cd   with any one interested qrz is good e mail .  what are the selling for?  contact jim  kc0dd


SSS is this Sunday!

John Lonigro
 

This coming Sunday is the "SECOND SUNDAY SPRINT". It's a good opportunity to brush up on your CW prior to Field Day.

Here are the details, which should be familiar to all by now:

Date/time: Sunday, 14 June, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT (0000 - 0200Z Monday).
Bands: 160M through 10M, no WARC bands or 60M.
Frequencies: The usual QRP CW watering holes: 7122 kHz and 3564 kHz.
Also check out these QRP SB watering holes: 3985 kHz, 7285 kHz, 14285 kHz, 21385 kHz, and 28385 kHz
Power: 5 Watts maximum (even on sideband).
Mode: CW or sideband (see above for recommended frequencies).
Exchange: RST, SPC, and member number (members) or RST, SPC, power (non-members).
Calling CQ: "CQ 4S" recommended.

Note: Contacts with the same station on different bands are allowed. Beware: The
sideband and CW portions of a band count as the same band.

Reporting is easy:
Add up your QSOs for each band/mode and send that number to me.

With that in mind, a typical report would be:

Name: Sparky
Call: K9MUT
QTH: Branson, MO
4SQRP number: 5280
Results:
40M: 3 QSOs
80M: 6 QSOs
Total: 9 QSOs

You do not need to list the stations contacted or mode. But if you make
an exotic contact, you might as well brag about it in an optional
bragging section at the bottom of your submittal. I'll include any soapbox comments
when I report the scores (no extra credit).

When you've totaled your score, please send it to:
secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com. Put "Sprint" in the subject line. Send the
results by Monday evening if at all possible. I'll tally everything and publish them on
this reflector as soon as possible. I suggest you send them in shortly
after 9:00 pm Sunday so you don't forget. If you see a mistake or
omission when I publish the results, let me know and I'll fix it.

Keep this email until after you've submitted your score for Sunday.
Remember, the 4SQRP member with the most SSS contacts between November, 2014
and September, 2015 will be allowed to use the club's callsign, WQ5RP,
for the 4X4 sprint in October, 2015.

The SSS rules are posted on the 4SQRP website, under "4SQRP On Air
Activities", just in case you delete this email.

72 and good luck in the contest,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Argo VI

w7aqk@...
 

Terry and All,

Boy Terry, you convinced me all over again that I wouldn't want one of those rigs!

Yes, I am sure it is a competent radio in most respects.  However, the negatives are pretty glaring in my viiew. 

No XIT is a biggee!  Not for everyone perhaps, but if you chase DX it probably is.  When you are QRP you need both the RIT and XIT to sneak into spaces where you can be heard.

I am still totally astounded that the rig omits 12 and 60 meters.  Maybe most don't venture onto 60 meters yet, but they may eventually.  12 meters is a critical band, again if you are at all interested in DXing.  As a WARC band, it is also a refuge from contests you don't care to participate in. 

As an aside, last year at Dayton the new Ten-Tec owners were very visible at our FDIM gathering.  One of them overheard me commenting to someone else about my 35 year romance with Ten-Tec that had sort of ended.  He was very interested in hearing more of what to say, so I told him.  When I got to the part about questioning the rationale of omitting 12 and 60 meters on the Argo VI, he nodded his head as if he totally agreed with me.  I think his reaction was sincere and not patronizing!  I also have a big problem with the ergonomics on many of the more recent Ten-Tec offerings, and he seemed sympathetic with those comments as well.

I wasn't even aware of the keying issue you mentioned, but that would be a deal breaker for me also.  Actually, that rather surprises me.

One thing you didn't mention was that, for Field Day, the Argo VI isn't that great a choice considering its RX current draw.  If you plan to operate 1B-Battery, you may want to use a different rig.

A lot of the issues I have with the Argo VI is that I think they were intent on "simplifying" the radio.  I think they overdid it!  The front panel is bare bones to a fault.  For example, I really want fast access to some adjustments (like power and keyer speed), and you no longer get that on a lot of Ten-Tec rigs.  I have a prediction as to when stripped down front panels like this will make sense.  That's when we "marry" radios to voice recognition software!  Then you can just speak a command to make various adjustments on the fly!  Until then, we need to get our fingers on certain adjustments, and quickly.

Notwithstanding the above, I have listened to an Argo VI, and it does sound very good!  If you can get around all the nit-picking, it's a pretty good radio!

Dave W7AQK


Thurs Morn Net

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at
8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,the Four State 40M hangout frequency.
NCS is WAØITP/WQ5RP and this is a Four State members only net.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig,
ant, etc. After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the
Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

The Four State QRP Comfortable nets meet each Wednesday night
beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time.

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, temp rig, ant, etc.
Checking into all, sessions is encouraged. We call it the "Clean Sweep".

7:30 Central time ... 40M CW Net on 7122, WQ5RP, ACØBQ, or KV6Z NCS
8:30 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WAØITP NCS.
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/NØTGR NCS

All are welcome! After the nets, a list of checkins will be
posted on the Four State reflector.

--
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com


Re: Argo VI

Charles W. Powell
 

I too can add to this.  Let me preface by saying that I feel entirely spoiled by my KX3, and in my opinion, the 539 is not nearly in the same class. Nonetheless, it is a fine rig.  The tuning knob is great, CW sound is good, and filtering is very good.  There is some artifact with the headphones, and I really DON’T like the headphone jack at the back of the radio. 3.5 mm jack seems like it would have been more appropriate for the phones.

The CW problem of “clipping” can be solved by putting zero resistance in the keying line.  I get variation even from key to key, and I can ameliorate the problem if I clean the contacts.  An external keyer has way too much resistance in the line to avoid the problem.  I found the keying problem very distracting, at least until I figured out the problem.  Then the problem returns with even a tiny amount of oxide on the key contacts.

I agree with Terry regarding XIT and the lack of 12 meters.  I also think it would have been a great coup to put “dual watch” instead of a simple split, in the same way the KX3 does.  Dual watch is the one feature that keeps me coming back to the KX3 for anything beyond rag chewing.  I also would suggest that it’s a very heavy rig compared to many others, and it has big open vent slots on the top of the radio, making it less than my ideal rig for portable ops.

The radio is more comparable to the Elecraft K2, in many ways.  But you won’t touch an Elecraft rig with the same functionality for $850.

So that’s my 2¢, for what it’s worth.

72,

Chas - NK8O

On Jun 9, 2015, at 15:44, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Thought I'd contribute to the thread. 

I think the 6 is a very capable and FB little rig. The only extra item I purchased was the 700 HZ roofing filter
The receiver is fantastic, one of the most pleasant to use that I've had my hands on, I love it.  Nice and quiet, It has very good specs, the DSP filter is amazing, and It has excellent close in signal rejection for contestors.  Tuning in a station near the noise level and cranking down the filter to 100 HZ leaves only the station, nothing else, and  with smooth nice sounding audio and no filter ringing.  In this regard my Pro III isn't in the same ballpark.  The buttons and TMB switch may seem unusual, but are very easy to master and makes perfect sense logically and ergonomically.   The transmitter performs as expect capable and easy to use.  It interfaces to your rig controlling logging software easily and without any hiccups, I use ACLog.

There are several in the Group, and I was lucky to play with one during FD a few years ago, and was convinced I had to have one.  Paul Stroud, AA4XX, wrote an excellent report on it on QRP-L (I think) a couple years ago.  It's a must read if you are considering a new rig. 

The complaint list is small and minor for me, here tis:
No XIT, has RIT, but XIT is much easier for me when Fox hunting or DX chasing.  It has dual VFO's however, making this complaint kinda nonsensical..
No 60 or 12M, no biggee but I'd like to have 12.
The keying is a tad choppy when using an external keyer like the EZKeyer.  The rig chops the first character a bit, the sidetone as well as on the air, plainly noticable but still useable. I like to use the EK3 with it and overcame this issue by keying it from the EK3's MUTE line, works perfect.  The internal keyer sounds pretty good in that regard tho. You can mitigate that with the weight control on your favorite keyer if it has one.

It's a great little rig and I'd buy it again. I can recommend it for both the shack and the field. Here's a link to TT's brochure 
http://www.rkrdesignsllc.com/static/media/documents/tt_539_brochure.pdf

72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 23:13:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?

 

There are a few Argo's in the group, I know, but not sure who all has them.  I've been salivating over the KX3 for a couple of years now, since my first trip to Ozarkcon in 2013 when I got to go hands on with Jim Sheldon's KX3.  Recently had a little bit of money come my way, and the XYL said I could finally make the jump.  It just got delivered this afternoon, and set it up tonite.  Definately sounds good tho!  You wouldn't go wrong if you picked it up, I don't think!

Jeremy

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am glad to see that you have a KX3 Jeremy. I am thinking real hard about buying but I also have been looking at the TenTec Argo VI. Do you know of anyone in the club that has the Tentec QRP rig. They are selling it with the roofing filter and the hand for $849.
72/3 de kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:37 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Thanks, Bobby.  I got with Darryl, KK5IB, and realized just how rusty I am in my CW.  Sorry to subject you to that, Darryl!  Sounds like maybe you hooked up with someone (I'm still listening in).

I'm gonna start getting serious about re-learning CW, so I can start having fun with you guys!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am listening on 7.122.
kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 
Hey all! Is anyone out there listening tonite? I got the KX3 up and
running, up on 7122, was wondering if anyone could give a listen?

Jeremy, NQ0M







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Argo VI

WA0ITP
 

Thought I'd contribute to the thread.�

I think the 6 is a very capable and FB little rig. The only extra item I purchased was the 700 HZ roofing filter
The receiver is fantastic, one of the most pleasant to use that I've had my hands on, I love it.� Nice and quiet, It has very good specs, the DSP filter is amazing, and It has excellent close in signal rejection for contestors.� Tuning in a station near the noise level and cranking down the filter to 100 HZ leaves only the station, nothing else, and� with smooth nice sounding audio and no filter ringing.� In this regard my Pro III isn't in the same ballpark.� The buttons and TMB switch may seem unusual, but are very easy to master and makes perfect sense logically and ergonomically.�� The transmitter performs as expect capable and easy to use.� It interfaces to your rig controlling logging software easily and without any hiccups, I use ACLog.

There are several in the Group, and I was lucky to play with one during FD a few years ago, and was convinced I had to have one.� Paul Stroud, AA4XX, wrote an excellent report on it on QRP-L (I think) a couple years ago.� It's a must read if you are considering a new rig.�

The complaint list is small and minor for me, here tis:
No XIT, has RIT, but XIT is much easier for me when Fox hunting or DX chasing.� It has dual VFO's however, making this complaint kinda nonsensical..
No 60 or 12M, no biggee but I'd like to have 12.
The keying is a tad choppy when using an external keyer like the EZKeyer.� The rig chops the first character a bit, the sidetone as well as on the air, plainly noticable but still useable. I like to use the EK3 with it and overcame this issue by keying it from the EK3's MUTE line, works perfect.� The internal keyer sounds pretty good in that regard tho. You can mitigate that with the weight control on your favorite keyer if it has one.

It's a great little rig and I'd buy it again. I can recommend it for both the shack and the field. Here's a link to TT's brochure�
http://www.rkrdesignsllc.com/static/media/documents/tt_539_brochure.pdf

72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 23:13:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?

�

There are a few Argo's in the group, I know, but not sure who all has them.� I've been salivating over the KX3 for a couple of years now, since my first trip to Ozarkcon in 2013 when I got to go hands on with Jim Sheldon's KX3.� Recently had a little bit of money come my way, and the XYL said I could finally make the jump.� It just got delivered this afternoon, and set it up tonite.� Definately sounds good tho!� You wouldn't go wrong if you picked it up, I don't think!

Jeremy

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am glad to see that you have a KX3 Jeremy. I am thinking real hard about buying but I also have been looking at the TenTec Argo VI. Do you know of anyone in the club that has the Tentec QRP rig. They are selling it with the roofing filter and the hand for $849.
72/3 de kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:37 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
�

Thanks, Bobby.� I got with Darryl, KK5IB, and realized just how rusty I am in my CW.� Sorry to subject you to that, Darryl!� Sounds like maybe you hooked up with someone (I'm still listening in).

I'm gonna start getting serious about re-learning CW, so I can start having fun with you guys!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am listening on 7.122.
kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
�
Hey all! Is anyone out there listening tonite? I got the KX3 up and
running, up on 7122, was wondering if anyone could give a listen?

Jeremy, NQ0M







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Time of the essence

Michael McEwen
 

Ahoy all...I am taking the pledge (no that one) but I will promise to use Z time even if I want to include some local zones...this would cease some confusion of which am guilty.

We are a world wide fraternity/sorority...Z makes things so much easier as does the new dating system of yr/mo/dy/tm (to whatever you decimal you want).  This is the easiest for computer algorithms as my computer software firends tell me.  Heck, I'm a straight key and low power SSB guy who started our hobby in 1955, but I don't want to go back there...even though I am not tech savvy, this time system makes sense to me...If one has a problem with local to Z, there are a butt load of down-loadable charts...or, be like me...get two clocks in the shack...I got two 12 in face clocks for $5 each at the dollar store...

Caio & 72...Doc
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


RMRc cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 



 



 

The Rocky Mountain Region and Continental cw practice net will be called today at 4:15 pm MT or 2215z on 7.0625
and again on 14.0625 at 2245z or 4:45pm
Come practice your cw .. at your speed.
Today.. when you check in, I'll let you know my temp, your rst, and if you can copy any others, and want to say Hi to them,
please let me know. I will let you two chat for a couple exchanges, after we check in folks. Swap any numbers.. or QTH info.

See you this afternoon.

Have a great day,
 












Re: Anyone out there tonite?

James Rodenkirch
 

There is a Straight Key CW Club (SKCC) weekend contest this coming weekend that might be a great practice opportunity..... check Bruce' contest calendar site for info:
 
http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/
 
72 de Jim R. K9JWV 

 

Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?
From: jg.k8wxa@...
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:25:32 -0400
CC: rodenkirch_llc@...
To: 4sqrp@...; mcewenk5osa@...

I got placed back in for jan/feb 2016. I'm going to work with the K7QO code course right now as I can't talk much and therefore can't play radio. Too bad I wasn't able to complete the course in apr/may...  I'd still be keying away.

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990
FP # 3579

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On Jun 9, 2015, at 09:02, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Last time I checked CW OPS, they were full and waiting for 2016 enrollments...

_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:56 AM, James Rodenkirch rodenkirch_llc@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The CW OPS club has a CW Academy you can sign up for....go here for the details:
 
http://cwops.org/
 
Look for the CW Academy button on the left hand side - no cost, just find an open enrollment period...I believe the current "class" is full.
 
72 de Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV

 

To: 4sqrp@...; jerutley@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:53:15 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?

 
Re: relearning CW...you are right bro...I'm only copying about 20% of good cw (20-30 wpm) but have got myself on re-training...now am only about 10-12 wpm...don't like to send faster than I can copy and vice-versa.






Re: Anyone out there tonite?

Joshua Gould, K8WXA <jg.k8wxa@...>
 

I got placed back in for jan/feb 2016. I'm going to work with the K7QO code course right now as I can't talk much and therefore can't play radio. Too bad I wasn't able to complete the course in apr/may...  I'd still be keying away.

72,
Joshua Gould
K8WXA
EM89pn

KX3# 7480
NAQCC # 7704
OMISS # 9948
4SQRP # 990
FP # 3579

This message was sent from an iPhone. Please excuse any typos and the brevity of responses

On Jun 9, 2015, at 09:02, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Last time I checked CW OPS, they were full and waiting for 2016 enrollments...

_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
ARRL  
4SQRP #801 - NAQCC #7625 - SKCC #10098
FISTS #17157 - OMISS #9886
LFSARC (Lawton/Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club)

Michael T McEwen
Lt Col, US Army, Ret

Cellular Phone:  580 919-9205
Residence:  580 529-3412


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:56 AM, James Rodenkirch rodenkirch_llc@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The CW OPS club has a CW Academy you can sign up for....go here for the details:
 
http://cwops.org/
 
Look for the CW Academy button on the left hand side - no cost, just find an open enrollment period...I believe the current "class" is full.
 
72 de Jim Rodenkirch K9JWV

 

To: 4sqrp@...; jerutley@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:53:15 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?

 
Re: relearning CW...you are right bro...I'm only copying about 20% of good cw (20-30 wpm) but have got myself on re-training...now am only about 10-12 wpm...don't like to send faster than I can copy and vice-versa.




Re: New kits

w2sh@...
 

Thank you Don,

for this.  When you have a moment would you kindly send me the text file.

Please understand that I'm not planning to "shop" your creation.  It's strictly for my personal use.  A few years ago I purchased a completed 160m board from another ham.  Now I'd like to do one myself.

Advance tnx es 72,

Charles, W2SH  


> To: 4sqrp@...; w2sh@...
> From: 4sqrp@...
> Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 00:49:02 -0400
> Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Re: New kits
>
> Charles,
>
> I do not mind sharing my instructions for putting the K1 on 160 meters.
> The information is below.
> I can send it as a text file for anyone who needs more than the in-line
> information.
>
> 73,
> Don W3FPR
>
> Not quite a full "Elecraft" 160m & 80m board, but you can do it this way -
> > order a 2 band board for 80m and any other band, PLUS, order the
> following
> > components (Elecraft has them all except the crystal) - here are the
> > instructions for how I did it: --
> > maybe you can make a deal with someone at Elecraft to ship a ''1 band
> board
> > and the other needed parts"
> >
> > I ordered the following from Elecraft:
> >
> > Capacitors:
> > 2 - E530002 1500 pf capacitor
> > 3 - E530003 2700 pf capacitor
> > 2 - E530005 1200 pf capacitor
> > 2 - E530035 1800 pf capacitor
> > 2 - E530052 560 pf capacitor
> > 2 - E530053 680 pf capacitor
> > 1 - E530058 12 pf capacitor
> >
> > Inductors:
> > 1 - E690007 33 uh inductor
> > 2 - E690001 4.7 uh variable inductor (wide tuning slot)
> >
> > Toroid cores:
> > 2 - E680001 T44-1 or T50-1 toroid cores (blue color)
> >
> > I also ordered a 9.800 mHz crystal (HC-49 case 20 pf load
> capacitance) from
> > International Crystal Manufacturing www.icmfg.com.
> >
> > If you are planning to use the K1 ATU with this board, you should
> also order
> > the P1 (3 pin) and P2 (10 pin - 5 x 2) headers from Elecraft.
> >
> > The parts from Elecraft (without the headers) were less than $15 and the
> > crystal was priced at $17.95 - not an unreasonable price IMHO.
> >
> > I assembled the 2 band board with the 80 meter components in the band 2
> > locations as indicated in the instructions - except for L5 and L6
> were left
> > empty at this time.
> >
> > Next, the low- pass toroids were wound with 21 turns (20 inches of
> wire) on
> > the T50-1 (blue) cores, and soldered into the L9 and L10 positions.
> >
> > The 4.7 uH variable inductors were soldered in the positions for L5
> and L6.
> > On the bottom of the board, 1200 pf capacitors were soldered across
> L5 and
> > L6 (the outer pins on the side of the can with 3 pins).
> >
> > The 33 uH inductor goes into the position marked for C13. Form the leads
> > under the inductor body so that the leads fit into the holes - my
> inductor
> > is parallel with the board and tucked between the bandpass filter cans.
> >
> > Mount the 9.8 mHz crystal at the X1 position and solder the grounding
> wire
> > to the side of the can (or top if you prefer).
> >
> > The remaining capacitors are fitted into the following positions:
> > C1 & C5 - 680 pf
> > C2 & C4 - 2700 pf
> > C3 - 12 pf
> >
> > C11 & C15 - 1800 pf
> > C12 & C14 - 560 pf
> > C21 & C23 - 1500 pf
> > C22 - 2700 pf
> >
> > You should now have all the holes filled, and can proceed to align the 2
> > band board following the instructions in the K1 manual. Mine came up
> with
> > no trouble at all.
> >
> > 73,
> > Don W3FPR
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: Anyone out there tonite?

w2sh@...
 

WAØITP and I both have the Tentec 539, aka Argo VI, and had we delayed our purchases, the cost would have been less than the $999 we both paid.  Both he and I like the rig, but we both have our gripes.  I'm still composing my dislike list, but I'm using the rig full-time and not planning to let go of it.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH  



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 23:13:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Anyone out there tonite?

 

There are a few Argo's in the group, I know, but not sure who all has them.  I've been salivating over the KX3 for a couple of years now, since my first trip to Ozarkcon in 2013 when I got to go hands on with Jim Sheldon's KX3.  Recently had a little bit of money come my way, and the XYL said I could finally make the jump.  It just got delivered this afternoon, and set it up tonite.  Definately sounds good tho!  You wouldn't go wrong if you picked it up, I don't think!

Jeremy

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am glad to see that you have a KX3 Jeremy. I am thinking real hard about buying but I also have been looking at the TenTec Argo VI. Do you know of anyone in the club that has the Tentec QRP rig. They are selling it with the roofing filter and the hand for $849.
72/3 de kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:37 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Thanks, Bobby.  I got with Darryl, KK5IB, and realized just how rusty I am in my CW.  Sorry to subject you to that, Darryl!  Sounds like maybe you hooked up with someone (I'm still listening in).

I'm gonna start getting serious about re-learning CW, so I can start having fun with you guys!

Jeremy, NQ0M

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Bobby Rolph <rolph981@...> wrote:
I am listening on 7.122.
kb4qnr
Bobby


On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Jeremy Utley jerutley@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 
Hey all! Is anyone out there listening tonite? I got the KX3 up and
running, up on 7122, was wondering if anyone could give a listen?

Jeremy, NQ0M







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