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RMRc May 20 cw practice net‏

Dale Putnam
 

Due to a change in plans, I will not be available for either net Tues late afternoon.
Please get on, and call, someone will be there to chat with... practice is the plan.
I will return on Thursday, rusty key and all ready to practice. See you Thursday.


Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


RMRc May 20 cw practice net

Dale Putnam
 



Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 


Re: Really dumb crystal question

Dale Putnam
 

The BITX17/20 can be had at QRPkits....

http://www.qrpkits.com/bitx20a.html



Have a great day,
 
 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
 
 




Re: Really dumb crystal question

Jon Wanzer <jon@...>
 

Greetings Doc,

As for homebrew/kit I know of the Beach 40 which is DSB. I have seen it in 17, 20, 40, and 80 meter. I am actually building one myself right now and documenting the build on my website. I am also looking into the BitX 20 which is SSB and I have seen it in the same bands. I know the BitX can be bought as a kit, though I'm not sure where or how much. The Beach, I don't know if it has been kitted.

I wouldn't call them "micro" but the Beach 40 I am building could most likely fit in a case about 1/5th the size of the case I am building or less which is 8" wide, 3" tall, and 6" deep. I could probably get it down to 2 x 3 x 6 if I used a vericap. The air-variable takes up almost as much room as the rest of the radio!

73,

~Jon Wanzer KK6GXG

(408) 515-3583
jon@... | www.KK6GXG.com
ARRL/VEC VE

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Please excuse my dumb questio, but I can spend beaucoup hours on google trying to find what you guys can provide in minutes.

Can there be a crystal controlled micro TX like the many QRP CW rigs we have?  My CW (basic ones, NS-40 and Peanut Whistle 2) are very cool for QRPp CW.  But as my CIDP develops, I'm going to need to plan SSB.  I have a fine home station (only 100W but pretty darn good non-yagi/tower/rotator antennas).

I am ripped when I can be out on the local Wichita Mountains range and do QRP SSB.

Maybe this is dumb do my ignorance...crystal QRP SSB?  How dumb can you be...

BTW, do have an LNR LD-5 with both CW and SSB.  Just looking for a kit I can share with my grandchildren...we have an Ozark Patrol for our listening (and their CW practicing).  My younger son, Colin, is not yetlicensed but his is a cabinetmaker and I'm planning (evil grin) to get him to become my solder and "oh shucks...missed that one" guy.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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



Re: [QRP-L] Loopy

Jeremy Chase
 

I have been informed that my image didn't come through! I'll put it in two ways this time...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qlsk1ohvhxgcgox/2015-05-17%2017.40.16.jpg?dl=0

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Jeremy Chase <jeremychase@...> wrote:
Good luck! I keep hearing of all the success people have had with loop antennas, and I'm going to try it as well. I started construction of my bike-wheel loop antenna this weekend, see attached image.

K2CHA





On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:38 PM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
Whoa...got my AlexLoop this morning before I headed out...got home and set
it up to listen. (dipoles and about 1 /8 tp 1/4 wave AGL 40/17: optimal
heights.

The Loop was a 2 maybe 3 S units more quiet on 40/20/17.  Look forward to
trying TX tonight...
*_ _ ...   .. _ _ _*

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
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Re: Loopy

Walter - K5EST
 

My Alex loop has been a real pleasure for in the shack and portable operations.

One thing I suggest is a non-metallic little stand for setting up portable. PVC small pipe and a 3/4" short dowel rod is what I use. Be creative and light weight!

72,

:........Walter Dufrain - K5EST........:

On May 18, 2015 5:38 PM, "Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Whoa...got my AlexLoop this morning before I headed out...got home and set it up to listen. (dipoles and about 1 /8 tp 1/4 wave AGL 40/17: optimal heights.

The Loop was a 2 maybe 3 S units more quiet on 40/20/17.  Look forward to trying TX tonight...
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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


Re: Really dumb crystal question

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Any K2 with a serial number above 4660 has all the Elecraft mods installed.
One with a serial number above 3000 has all mods except for the PLL temperarture stability (thermistor) mod and the K2 Keying waveshape mod.
The keying waveshape mod kit is no longer available due to the unavailability of the PIN diode, but is not necessary in a QRP K2.
If it has a serial number below 3000, ask if it has had *all* the A to B mods installed - many have.
Any K2 can be upgraded, and the cost of all the upgrade kits is about $110 - add $54 if the firmware is not up to date.
The latest firmware is MCU 2.04.  To see the firmware level, hold any button in while powering on, it will be briefly displayed.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 5/19/2015 7:59 AM, kk5ib01@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

I will second the idea of an Elecraft K2. I have used several QRP radios, the MFJ-90X0 series, SW-40+, a TenTec Scout, and more but I wanted a QRP radio to set on my small desk. I wanted all band, SSB, digital frequency readout, built in keyer, two vfos, RIT, good filters, and s meter The radio that best fit that for me was the K2. I've had mine about a year and it's a keeper. Only advice in buying one is look for a high serial number if you buy a used one, as there our several upgrades that need to be done. Also my thinking is to leave the 100 watt amp out and leave the K2 as a QRP radio as that is what works best for me.
Darryl, KK5IB




Re: Really dumb crystal question

Darryl J Kelly
 

I will second the idea of an Elecraft K2. I have used several QRP radios, the MFJ-90X0 series, SW-40+, a TenTec Scout, and more but I wanted a QRP radio to set on my small desk. I wanted all band, SSB, digital frequency readout, built in keyer, two vfos, RIT, good filters, and s meter The radio that best fit that for me was the K2. I've had mine about a year and it's a keeper. Only advice in buying one is look for a high serial number if you buy a used one, as there our several upgrades that need to be done. Also my thinking is to leave the 100 watt amp out and leave the K2 as a QRP radio as that is what works best for me.
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: Really dumb crystal question

hal.schlotfeld@...
 

There is also the ones that qrvtronics carries. 80,40 and 20m versions


Re: Really dumb crystal question

Colin Evans
 


Re: Really dumb crystal question

KR Mason <ke5ufy@...>
 

Peter, VK3YE has a couple of designs for crystal controlled phone rigs.  The Beach 40 and the Knobless Wonder.

Just google his call and you'll find his website.

Good luck,

Kent  KE5UFY


Re: Really dumb crystal question

Colin Evans
 

Hi Doc,

I don't know of any crystal controlled SSB rigs, but there are quite a number of simple SSB rig kits out there.
The Hendricks BITX20 might be an option? Doug Hendricks retired recently and QRP kits has been taken over by someone else, hopefully the Old range of kits will be made available again.

Just about the simplest SSB rig that I know about is the ILER20 and ILER40. These little rigs seem to be highly regarded.

73, Colin M1BUU


Re: Really dumb crystal question

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Doc,

I can't think of anything other than the Elecraft K2 for that purpose.  It is not crystal controlled, but the VFO is quite stable being of a hybrid PLL/VCO design. 

The basic K2 is a CW only transceiver, but the KSB2 option interrupts the path between the BFO and the Transmit Mixer to add SSB to the transmit path.  Oh yes, it also works on receive by replacing the variable width IF filter with a 7 pole 2.4 kHz filter.

The concept is not complex, but it works, and works quite well.

There are other QRP rigs that operate SSB as well, but if your desire is a kit built QRP transceiver that can be built easily - having an RF path that is easily understood, I think the K2 with the KSB2 option will serve your needs quite well.

73,
Don W3FPR
 

On 5/18/2015 6:27 PM, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 
Please excuse my dumb questio, but I can spend beaucoup hours on google trying to find what you guys can provide in minutes.

Can there be a crystal controlled micro TX like the many QRP CW rigs we have?  My CW (basic ones, NS-40 and Peanut Whistle 2) are very cool for QRPp CW.  But as my CIDP develops, I'm going to need to plan SSB.  I have a fine home station (only 100W but pretty darn good non-yagi/tower/rotator antennas).

I am ripped when I can be out on the local Wichita Mountains range and do QRP SSB.

Maybe this is dumb do my ignorance...crystal QRP SSB?  How dumb can you be...

BTW, do have an LNR LD-5 with both CW and SSB.  Just looking for a kit I can share with my grandchildren...we have an Ozark Patrol for our listening (and their CW practicing).  My younger son, Colin, is not yetlicensed but his is a cabinetmaker and I'm planning (evil grin) to get him to become my solder and "oh shucks...missed that one" guy.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _



Really dumb crystal question

marjannorm
 

Hi all on the list!
first off, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Ever. When I read the entry, I thought, wow, there has to be such a beastie, but on m mature reflection I can't think of one...how about this as a project for the 4SQRP club. I am certain that some of the whiz-kids/gurus right here on this reflector could come up with something? Eat my headphones if they can't!!
kind regards to all
Norm vk5gi
McLaren Vale, South Australia

Sent from my iPad


Re: [QRP-L] Loopy

Jeremy Chase
 

Good luck! I keep hearing of all the success people have had with loop antennas, and I'm going to try it as well. I started construction of my bike-wheel loop antenna this weekend, see attached image.

K2CHA



On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:38 PM, Michael McEwen <mcewenk5osa@...> wrote:
Whoa...got my AlexLoop this morning before I headed out...got home and set
it up to listen. (dipoles and about 1 /8 tp 1/4 wave AGL 40/17: optimal
heights.

The Loop was a 2 maybe 3 S units more quiet on 40/20/17.  Look forward to
trying TX tonight...
*_ _ ...   .. _ _ _*

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
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Re: 1000th member in 4SQRP!!!

Tom S Bingham <tom@...>
 

All,

Thanks for the warm welcome and I apologize for the late response. I am on the coast of Oregon at Manzanita, sitting on the beach with a cold lemonade. It's a tough job but someone has to it. ;-)

Alas, I am without a rig - I lent my KX3 to a friend in Texas who wanted to evaluate an E product before he committed to a K3. Bad timing on my part.

Hope to work you soon!

Elecraft KX3, DXE Vertical, BuddiPole, Begali Spark, IC-7200, IC-718

Tom

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SKCC 9833T
NAQCC 6346


NAQCC Sprint Wednesday Night

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

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Loopy

Michael McEwen
 

Whoa...got my AlexLoop this morning before I headed out...got home and set it up to listen. (dipoles and about 1 /8 tp 1/4 wave AGL 40/17: optimal heights.

The Loop was a 2 maybe 3 S units more quiet on 40/20/17.  Look forward to trying TX tonight...
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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


Re: Head set woes

Michael McEwen
 

Right but Bob has given me enough of his time...he has been very attentive...

_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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 Mon, May 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM, Chris Clardy chrs_clardy@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Doc,
I'm sure Bob would understand if you included an image of the side of you rig and explained that it is all you have for mic. audio input and PTT. You need a type of 1/8" Y-Splitter but it's hard to know which  conductor to bring to ground for PTT. I downloaded the manual for your rig but LnR doesn't include a schematic.
73 Chris_KF5AFN



On Monday, May 18, 2015 3:34 PM, "Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:


 
Haven given up on trying to communicate tht all I wanted was a 1/8" adapter that would let me use my Heil Pro (the and PTT) with my 1/8" rig connection.

Will try other options.

Heil Pro with handswitch and 1/4" plug for sale...make offer...$100+ shipped USA... great deal...check the internet...I just can't use it for my intended purpose...has less than 10 hr. use on my QRO rig.) It is a fine headset but not what I need for QRP (which, I'm sure, is a very small market and I don't blame Heil...Bob is a very nice guy but he needs a QRP rig advisor if he decides to go into this small market).  Will still use my Heil head phones and (other brand) super audio mic with simple PTT for my QRO rig.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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





Really dumb crystal question

Michael McEwen
 

Please excuse my dumb questio, but I can spend beaucoup hours on google trying to find what you guys can provide in minutes.

Can there be a crystal controlled micro TX like the many QRP CW rigs we have?  My CW (basic ones, NS-40 and Peanut Whistle 2) are very cool for QRPp CW.  But as my CIDP develops, I'm going to need to plan SSB.  I have a fine home station (only 100W but pretty darn good non-yagi/tower/rotator antennas).

I am ripped when I can be out on the local Wichita Mountains range and do QRP SSB.

Maybe this is dumb do my ignorance...crystal QRP SSB?  How dumb can you be...

BTW, do have an LNR LD-5 with both CW and SSB.  Just looking for a kit I can share with my grandchildren...we have an Ozark Patrol for our listening (and their CW practicing).  My younger son, Colin, is not yetlicensed but his is a cabinetmaker and I'm planning (evil grin) to get him to become my solder and "oh shucks...missed that one" guy.
_ _ ...   .. _ _ _

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

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