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Re: punches [1 Attachment]

w2sh@...
 

That attached file of Greenlee punch sizes was interesting.  Somewhere I'm certain I have one that measures
1-5/32".  It doesn't appear in that list.  A possible collector's item?  Viewable on Antiques Roadshow?

72,

Charles, W2SH


To: 4sqrp@...; gardenerguy8@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:38:52 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches [1 Attachment]

Gary your idea sounds good it’s a pretty unique size.
Not sure if this will come through but I included a 2 page pdf file.
The Octal socket - if yours is like this one requires a 1.172” hole size. The 2nd page shows the standard Greenlee punches and their hole sizes. I believe step drill will be the best.

Jim Beard

On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:33 AM, Gary Ekker gardenerguy8@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Step drill bits worked well for me.  I picked up a 3 bit set from Harbor Freight.  The largest size was just right for octal socket.  I've found many uses for those bits.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 






Re: Brutus trip..

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gotta Love auto correct!


On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Were Gonna mid you Arnie!
Wish you could have made it.
Have fun And have a listen for us.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Arnie Grubbs ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi Group,

I really wanted to make it to the Brutus bash this year, but several things have
come up in the past couple of weeks that are making it very hard to get away this weekend.
I have had vacation down in the books at work since getting home from OzarkCon.
But, I am going to have to pass on attending this year. Even so, I am already planning on next years bash. The 4 states group is the best!

I hope that the weather will treat all the 'brutus bashers' well this weekend and that the
bands are "hot". I heard about the X class solar flare, so I am hoping that it will
not be a kill-joy this weekend.

I will probably be at the HBQRP meeting this Saturday, and we will try to make a contact
from the HBQRP group meeting room to some of the Brutus group.. Just like last year but
instead of being at Brutus, I'll be up here in Ashland Nebraska..
I hope that there will be someone who can listen for us on 7.122 around 1pm Saturday.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



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QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Thurs Morn Chekins

WA0ITP
 

Nice net this morning, 40M was quiet and pretty good prop wise. KK4LPG is a first timer, thank you Glen! Hope to hear you often.   After the net I worked Bart with a new little rig at 2W.  Come to Brutus and see a prototype. Making it in were:


Thanks gents, appreciate it.
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Thursday Morning Net

WA0ITP
 

Thanks for the report Chas.  In the hustle and bustle I forgot to get out a report.  I'll do that now.

Thanx agn.


On 9/11/2014 6:15 PM, Charles Moizeau w2sh@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Don't believe that I've seen any traffic on this subject thus far (Big Brutus seems to be plowing away everything else).

At any rate, given how well 40m (but not 80m) was last night, I gave a listen this morning in northeast NJ.

Perhaps I came late to the party, but the first station I heard was KV6Z, a solid 559.  Next was a station whose callsign I neglected to record, and after him, KK4LPG.  Again both were a solid 559.  So three stations definitely QSO-do-able.

Trouble was WQ5RP was a mere 229.  And I recalled that operating as WAØITP last night on the late 40m net Terry had only been 339.

So today after discerning a couple of unanswered WQ5RP CQs, at 1313Z and again at 1314Z I dropped my callsign, but no luck.  With every minute of increased daylight here sigs got weaker.  Therefore it was QRT at 1318Z.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 

-- 
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Brutus trip..

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Were Gonna mid you Arnie!
Wish you could have made it.
Have fun And have a listen for us.
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Arnie Grubbs ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi Group,

I really wanted to make it to the Brutus bash this year, but several things have
come up in the past couple of weeks that are making it very hard to get away this weekend.
I have had vacation down in the books at work since getting home from OzarkCon.
But, I am going to have to pass on attending this year. Even so, I am already planning on next years bash. The 4 states group is the best!

I hope that the weather will treat all the 'brutus bashers' well this weekend and that the
bands are "hot". I heard about the X class solar flare, so I am hoping that it will
not be a kill-joy this weekend.

I will probably be at the HBQRP meeting this Saturday, and we will try to make a contact
from the HBQRP group meeting room to some of the Brutus group.. Just like last year but
instead of being at Brutus, I'll be up here in Ashland Nebraska..
I hope that there will be someone who can listen for us on 7.122 around 1pm Saturday.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Thursday Morning Net

w2sh@...
 

Don't believe that I've seen any traffic on this subject thus far (Big Brutus seems to be plowing away everything else).

At any rate, given how well 40m (but not 80m) was last night, I gave a listen this morning in northeast NJ.

Perhaps I came late to the party, but the first station I heard was KV6Z, a solid 559.  Next was a station whose callsign I neglected to record, and after him, KK4LPG.  Again both were a solid 559.  So three stations definitely QSO-do-able.

Trouble was WQ5RP was a mere 229.  And I recalled that operating as WAØITP last night on the late 40m net Terry had only been 339.

So today after discerning a couple of unanswered WQ5RP CQs, at 1313Z and again at 1314Z I dropped my callsign, but no luck.  With every minute of increased daylight here sigs got weaker.  Therefore it was QRT at 1318Z.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH
 


Re: Brutus trip..

WA0ITP
 

GE Arnie,

Sri you wont be able to make it this year, bummer.  Say hi to the guys for me and I hope to work you during the aft also, enjoy the pizza.


On 9/11/2014 4:02 PM, Arnie Grubbs ka0ncr@... [4sqrp] wrote:
Hi Group,

I really wanted to make it to the Brutus bash this year, but several things have
come up in the past couple of weeks that are making it very hard to get away this weekend. 
I have had vacation down in the books at work since getting home from OzarkCon. 
But, I am going to have to pass on attending this year. Even so, I am already planning on next years bash. The 4 states group is the best!

I hope that the weather will treat all the 'brutus bashers' well this weekend and that the
bands are "hot".  I heard about the X class solar flare, so I am hoping that it will
not be a kill-joy this weekend.

I will probably be at the HBQRP meeting this Saturday, and we will try to make a contact
from the HBQRP group meeting room to some of the Brutus group.. Just like last year but
instead of being at Brutus, I'll be up here in Ashland Nebraska..
I hope that there will be someone who can listen for us on 7.122 around 1pm Saturday.

73 - Arnie   KA0NCR


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great condx!!

Dale Putnam
 

Just called the RMRC net on 14.0625... the band is super quiet, but has very good signals. 
12 reports from RBN with 9 in double digits... teens and twenties. all stateside, from my Tribander and 5 W
and a 100 ft open wire fed dipole at 25 ft. 

Nice.. for the FOXHUNT tonight!! in just a couple hours.  2 and a half to be exact.


Rocky Mountain Region and Continental net had KA0ENU - Joe in TN, 75 years young, and been 
keying for 45 of them, and a NAQCC nr of 172, checked in, and with no one else checking in, we had a 
nice QSO too.

Thanks Joe.

Good Luck to the Hounds tonight, in the FOXHUNT, and with 41F and visibility of 600ft, knowing the gathering at BRUTUS is in KS.. is a good thing with warmer temps and a whole truckload of FUN!!! Best of luck there too.

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


40M crystals needed.

WA0ITP
 

Does anyone coming to Brutus have 2 extra 40M crystals, on the same freq, that I could borrow for some VXO testing? If so could you bring them to Brutus? I'l lreturn them next week.

Tnx vy much.

--
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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Brutus trip..

ka0ncr
 

Hi Group,

I really wanted to make it to the Brutus bash this year, but several things have
come up in the past couple of weeks that are making it very hard to get away this weekend.
I have had vacation down in the books at work since getting home from OzarkCon.
But, I am going to have to pass on attending this year. Even so, I am already planning on next years bash. The 4 states group is the best!

I hope that the weather will treat all the 'brutus bashers' well this weekend and that the
bands are "hot". I heard about the X class solar flare, so I am hoping that it will
not be a kill-joy this weekend.

I will probably be at the HBQRP meeting this Saturday, and we will try to make a contact
from the HBQRP group meeting room to some of the Brutus group.. Just like last year but
instead of being at Brutus, I'll be up here in Ashland Nebraska..
I hope that there will be someone who can listen for us on 7.122 around 1pm Saturday.

73 - Arnie KA0NCR


Re: New Brutus WX forcast, still FB

Dale Putnam
 

yea!!  Doe sure.... Hope eveyone has their tent ready for  agreat time!!


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:05:51 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] New Brutus WX forcast, still FB

 
Friday 63/46
Sat 69/52
Sunday 79/64

No rain in the Forecast Yea!!!

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=52501

cu there!

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www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@...
www.4sqrp.com



New Brutus WX forcast, still FB

WA0ITP
 

Friday 63/46
Sat 69/52
Sunday 79/64

No rain in the Forecast Yea!!!

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=52501

cu there!


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I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
wa0itp@wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: punches

John Lonigro
 

I bought a 1" Greenlee chassis punch back in the early 1960's. I was hoping a 1" size would be large enough for octal sockets, yet small enough for 9-pin sockets. I couldn't afford to buy two, even though they cost less than $5.00 each! In fact, for the price of one punch, I could have filled the gas tank on my car. Gas was going for about 25 cents per gallon at the time!

By the way, I still have that punch, but after looking at what they are selling for, I'm not sure I want to get rid of it yet. Maybe I should insure it instead (hi). Seriously, I actually used it not too long ago; otherwise I might consider letting go of it.

I also use those Harbor Freight step drills and must admit they work fairly well. But a hole made by a punch is hard to beat.

John AA0VE

On 09/11/2014 11:22 AM, 'Jim's Desktop' w0eb@cox.net [4sqrp] wrote:

On the Harbor Freight ones, make sure you get the Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated ones, they last MUCH longer. I still have a set from my Electrician days (retired in 2003) that are almost as sharp as they day I got them and they've seen pretty heavy use on steel electrical panels & junction boxes.
Jim - W0EB
------ Original Message ------
From: "w9qs@comcast.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>>
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>; "Robert 'RC' Conley" <rc.kc5wa@gmail.com <mailto:rc.kc5wa@gmail.com>>; don@w3fpr.com <mailto:don@w3fpr.com>
Sent: 9/11/2014 11:17:45 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches


I second the Harbor Freight step drills. A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS


------ Original Message ------

*From: *Don Wilhelm w3fpr@embarqmail.com
<mailto:w3fpr@embarqmail.com> [4sqrp]
*To: *4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>,
Robert 'RC' Conley
*Sent: *September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
*Subject: *Re: [4sqrp] punches

Be aware of the actual hole size. The ones I see listed as '3/4
inch' and '1/2 inch' are substantially larger - they are
referred to by the size of electrical conduit. It used to be
that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1
1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems
to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@gmail.com
[4sqrp] wrote:

look here
<http://www.grainger.com/search?searchQuery=green+lee+chassis+punch>;

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Peanut Power Sprint approaching - a different kind of QRP event

Jim Stafford W4QO
 

Are you ready for the Peanut Power Sprint?  You have a QRP rig, don't you?
No matter -- there is a QRO category in this one.  Everyone plays!
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Contest%20Corral/Contest%20Corral%201409.pdf

Sponsored by the North Georgia QRP Club (NoGaQrP), this sprint will be held
on Sept. 28, 2013 from 4PM to 6PM EDT (Sept. 28 - 2000z to 2200z).
Full rules are on the NoGaQrP website - nogaqrp.org  

The club is making this one different from most other QRP QSO events.

1. It is open to all amateurs at any power level. This is to attract some
new folks to QRP while running their comfortable power - QRO (<100 watts pls)
All are welcome and there is a  QRO category. This is a FUN event. Not cut-throat!

2. It is a short sprint lasting only two hours; not tying up the entire
afternoon. Although brief, run reasonable CW speeds for all to copy.

3. It starts late in the day (right after close of TX QSO party!) which will
mean those on the west coast will begin at 1PM PDT, later than most contests.

4. There are categories for all situations - the prestigious category is
the Peanut Power category - 1w CW or less, 2W PEP SSB or less -
operating from the field! This is the GOOBER CLASS!  SOTA anyone?

5. Plaques will be awarded for each of 5 category winners (minimum 3 entries).
See 2013 winners: http://www.nogaqrp.org/pickett/2013/PeanutPowerPlaques2013/plaques.php

6. Sprint encourages SSB as well as CW contacts.  The exchange: RS(T),
State/Province/Country(SPC) and your Peanut Number or Power.

7. Multipliers count each band/each mode. Work GA ( or any SPC) on
3 bands and 2 modes each = 6 multiplier.   Puts emphasis on switching
bands and modes during the event.  Check SSB on the quarter hour.
(SPC means State Province Country)

8. This will encourage activity on the 3 permitted bands - 40, 20, and 15M.
There are suggested frequencies for each band/mode. Notice we are
encouraging the now almost dead portion of 40M - 7061 khz and up.

9. Logs are not required - simply a score - however, category winners
may be asked to submit their logs for verification.  Watch website for results.
GEN LOG has a template for the PPSprint.   Just google.  There is also an
online score calculator.  It's all on the website - nogaqrp.org

10. Work stations holding a Peanut Power Number (PPN) for 7 points. Stations
worked who do not hold a PPN (will send their power) yield 3 points. Yes, QRO stations
can request and receive a PPN. You do not declare your category until
you decide to send in your entry.

To request a PPN, send an email to NoGaNuT PeTe at pete@...  Requests
for special numbers are no longer accommodated. See the current list via the website.
Or click here to see the latest list:  http://byjimeny.com/PPN2014.pdf
Include the word PEANUT POWER NUMBER in the title of your request please.

NoGaNuT JiM, W4QO


Re: punches

Jim Sheldon
 

On the Harbor Freight ones, make sure you get the Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated ones, they last MUCH longer.  I still have a set from my Electrician days (retired in 2003) that are almost as sharp as they day I got them and they've seen pretty heavy use on steel electrical panels & junction boxes.
 
Jim - W0EB
 

------ Original Message ------
From: "w9qs@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...; "Robert 'RC' Conley" <rc.kc5wa@...>; don@...
Sent: 9/11/2014 11:17:45 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 


I second the Harbor Freight step drills.  A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS

------ Original Message ------

From: Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@..., Robert 'RC' Conley
Sent: September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 




Re: punches

w9qs@...
 

I second the Harbor Freight step drills.  A real bargain for the price.

Mike, W9QS


------ Original Message ------

From: Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@..., Robert 'RC' Conley
Sent: September 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] punches
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 


Re: punches

Jim Beard
 

Gary your idea sounds good it’s a pretty unique size.
Not sure if this will come through but I included a 2 page pdf file.
The Octal socket - if yours is like this one requires a 1.172” hole size. The 2nd page shows the standard Greenlee punches and their hole sizes. I believe step drill will be the best.

Jim Beard

On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:33 AM, Gary Ekker gardenerguy8@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Step drill bits worked well for me.  I picked up a 3 bit set from Harbor Freight.  The largest size was just right for octal socket.  I've found many uses for those bits.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 






Re: punches

Charlie Vest
 

As Don and someone else said earlier, you have to be careful on knock out sizes now that tube specific ones are difficult to locate, and expensive.

If you are not going to use it enough to justify the cost, I don't know where you live, but perhaps some ham where you live has one you can borrow. The last time that I looked they certainly were not cheap.

Luckily I have a full set of regular tube ones that I have picked up over the years at hamfests for some really bargain prices.

Charlie, W5COV

On 9/11/2014 9:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 





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Re: punches

Gary KF7WNS
 

Step drill bits worked well for me.  I picked up a 3 bit set from Harbor Freight.  The largest size was just right for octal socket.  I've found many uses for those bits.

Gary/KF7WNS

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Don Wilhelm w3fpr@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 



Re: punches

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

Be aware of the actual hole size.  The ones I see listed as '3/4 inch' and '1/2 inch'  are substantially larger - they are referred to by the size of electrical conduit.  It used to be that you could buy actual sizes for tube sockets, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/8, 1 1/4 inch at radio parts distributors, but that day seems to be gone.

Step drill bits are a good alternative for tube socket punches.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/11/2014 10:09 AM, 'Robert 'RC' Conley' rc.kc5wa@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

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