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Re: Retro station in the offing

email4utoo@...
 

Wayne, very interesting, will have to read that Book on QRP Retro , our place looks like a log  cabin and we are out in the sticks  , does that qualify ? hihi.
  Thanks for putting in your article on your attic Grv5 in the Banner , now you can refer questions to it , lol.  I am planning to go portable this Fall i will try out my Verticle and a Dipole homebrewed , also will try to check into the net ,will be Fun , but the hike is a challenge , mentally i am up for it , hihi.  Have Fun, AJ W5HEH

ps have been trying to check into the net , with new wire Vertical going up soon, hope to make it happen , if not will go back to the Bench !


Re: Retro station in the offing

Curt
 

Wayne

you can create your own definition of retro for your station, and maybe explore a few things in parallel.  ok here is what I suggest for a station architecture to consider --

1. magic box.  aside from a bunch of cables, its a nifty way to connector a Rx and Tx to a common antenna - and a means to make the CW modulation. 

2. any good enough receiver you want.  a VFO is retro enough these days!  maybe you have something already, whether is features a vernier knob or separate main and bandspread.  if you focus more on function, not evil to use solid state devices inside -- its an easier power supply also to provide. 

2a. for fun, also have a regen in your stash.  while I am building a Ozark Patrol for fun, you might wish to consider a single-ham-band design such as the WBR regen (solid state).  if you must have a tube receiver fix, there is that ham band regen in QRP classics.  for me the power supply argument encourages considering the solid state path (not that I would not want to make a tube one some day maybe). 

idea is to plug the regenerative receiver for fun, but perhaps it will convince one to employ the other receiver! 

3. transmitter.  if you really want to be retro, xtal maybe!  others will mate a tube transmitter to a DDS VFO.  retro might imply a few stages, and consider transmitters or tubes (see power supply ....)

the look and feel of the gear may define retro more than the electronics.  analogy is some of those retro looking cars that were recently made, yet they have modern components under the shell. 

have fun with this. 

Curt


Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

dekle <dekle@...>
 


Hi Walter,
 
Thank you for your hard work on the Banner. I have enjoyed each and every issue. See you on the air and at Ozarkcon I hope.
 
73
Bill
KV6Z
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2014 3:19 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] August Ozark QRP Banner is online

 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST



Re: wae dx test

Wayne Dillon
 

100 watts eh, now lemmeesee, how do I get the old girl to 100 watts? oh yeah, I remember, turn UP the power control, trouble is I think it's frozen in position, it's been so long since it was used :) Nah, just teasing... Have fun everyone, I'll be mowing the yard and reading up on "stuff".
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

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The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

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2 Cor 5:17
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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
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NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


wae dx test

Phil Anderson
 

You are right Bart,

just 100 or lower and then >100 watts

for the worked all europe (WAE) contest.

Unc Phil



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thanks walter

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Walter for the many great Banners.

cu next time at Branson,

Unc Phil



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Retro station in the offing

Wayne Dillon
 

Good morning 4 Staters,
I've been re-reading Ade Weiss's book "History of QRP in the US, 1924 to 1960" and I love the tales of what the "old-timers" did way back when. Well the tale that fascinates me in particular is from David "Mid" Middelton [W7ZC (W4CA/5, W9WFV)] and his tale of operating QRP from a Pecos River cabin in 1934 (the above are his 1934 call-signs, all have been reissued subsequently).
What I'd like to do is reproduce the experience but using 21st century technology but in the same style as the original 1930's station set-up. So, where to start? obviously the "2 tube" Regen RX is going to be be the Ozark Patrol (as soon as stocks are replenished!), yeah I know that there are plenty of Regen designs out there but why go away from the proven products the 4SQRP Group offers? I'm also working on a replacement for the single tube TX (honkin' big power-FET maybe?). Our son, who lives and farms in the Ozarks, has promised me the use of a small cabin on his land.
Anyone else looking at a little retro revival?
72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH

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http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155T
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192
DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Re: Work the WAE DX Contest next weekend! (+ homebrew OP Ozark Patrol)

Curt
 

Another tip -- make sure you understand the culture associated with a QTC exchange -- hint read the rules AND read how to record the QTC in your logging program.  While I have seen folk decline these, its more polite to understand and learn this skill that mimics traffic handling. 

Yikes another contest - and I did a few too many this past season .... so I may just operate an hour or so.  If one does the ARRL DX contest nice to pay back a few QSOs to Europe. 

From the midwest it just might be short contest running QRP, but of course I could be wrong.  But that is another idea - give the K2 time off and run the NC2030 on 20 meters to see what its four watts will do. 

Also working on homebrew version of the Ozark Patrol, its nearing completion - so maybe I will beat the kit announcement.  Actually the parts were sitting there - I had to do something with them - but each regen project one builds seems to nearly deplete the junk box of potentiometers!  I think I just need to install the gimmicks and wire up the 9 volt supply.  I spotted one wrong connection that I am glad I caught before needing to troubleshoot -- use each connection as an opportunity to verify the previous ones. 

73 Curt


Re: Work the WAE DX Contest next weekend!

W0IIT
 

Hi Phil,

This one doesn’t appear to have a QRP class, only low power. Is that correct?

TIA

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000


Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Anther Great one Walter.
Thanks for all of your efforts putting the banner together.
We will miss you greatly!
Take care 
Hope to cu at Brutus!
Let's go fly a kite!!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST




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


Work the WAE DX Contest next weekend!

Phil Anderson
 

Hey All,

The Work All Europe (CW) DX Contest is this coming weekend
on SAT and SUN. You could work 4 six hour segments.
Here's a change to pile up some countries QSL wise.

Look at the following for contest details:
http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/weeklycont.php
The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) invites radio amateurs world wide to participate in the annual WAE DX Contest.

It's a fun one and logs are submitted via the Cabrillo style.

Uncle Phil. W0XI

PS: The SSB WAE is on another month, I think September.



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Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Tim N9PUZ
 

Walter --

Thank you for all the good work you've done on the QRP Banner. You'll be missed!

73,

Tim N9PUZ


Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Jeff Davis <stuckbit@...>
 

Another GREAT job Walter!

73 de Jeff, KE9V


On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:


Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST






Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Robert
 

Thank you Walter for another fine issue, and all the time and hard work you have put into your production of the Banner. I have saved them all to my hard drive, and will continue to review them from time to time.

72's
Bert
N0YJ


On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST




Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Dale Putnam
 

Another Wonderful exciting and informative Banner... all but page 13...
that one single page.. took the wind right outta me. 
Not that a retirement isn't a good thing.. it is.. but what is saddening.. is that 
no one stepped up yet. 
Please? Someone? 
I'm just simply too far away.. 
and not practiced at publishing at all.. 
Plumbing I can do... water runs down hill...
Publishing someone else needs to do.. words aren't supposed to run down. 

Good edition Walter.. very nice.. I've enjoyed the Banner very much. 
Thank you, and if you get a chance to drift through Cheyenne, do call ahead... or on a radio.


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 15:19:33 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] August Ozark QRP Banner is online

 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST




Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Rich Fowler <k8meg@...>
 

Walt,
Thank you for all the Banners.
So many outstanding articles!
You deserve a banner of your own!
All the best in your "retirement"!!!
72,
Rich K8MEG


Re: August Ozark QRP Banner is online

AG1P Ron
 

Walter,

Saw your retirement note.  Thank you for all you have done with the Banner.  I agree, you have had a great run!  You will be a hard act to follow.

72 – Ron – AG1P

 

From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2014 1:20 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: [4sqrp] August Ozark QRP Banner is online

 

 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

 

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.

 

 

From the index:

Big Brutus

The Temporary Antenna

Bandpass Filters for QRP

More FD pictures

4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

 

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

 

72/73....Walter - K5EST

 

 


August Ozark QRP Banner is online

Walter - K5EST
 

Good Afternoon 4SQRP !  

The August edition of the Ozark QRP Banner is now online.


From the index:
Big Brutus
The Temporary Antenna
Bandpass Filters for QRP
More FD pictures
4x4 Sprint Rules for 2014

It's a feature packed edition. Enjoy!

72/73....Walter - K5EST



RMRc net today

Dale Putnam
 

7-31 WC7S (6) N6MY, AA7CU, KE6OIO, NE5DL, KK5IB # 371

with projects in the works including switch box, software, cat issues, new efhw, and 
plumbing issues to be worked on by the net members.
Hope I didn't miss anyone,  conditions were rather decent, without a lot of noise.
We have a good exercise, come join in. 

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


Re: Thur Morn Chekins [1 Attachment]

w9qs@...
 

Lots of noise here this morning.  You were about S3.  I tried calling in a couple of times but no luck.  K2 is working fine.  5 out of 6 20 mtr foxes and all of the W1AW Staes since middle of May.  I will try again next week.

Mike, W9QS


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From: WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: July 31, 2014 at 8:26 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Thur Morn Chekins [1 Attachment]
 

Good turnout this morning thanks gents. Pittsburg was well represented this morning as was Arkansas, where it's raining.  Nice here in Radar O'Riley's hometown tho.  Thanx again for checking in, appreciate it.  I'm getting ready for the Cedar Rapids hamfest this Sunday.  David Cripe and I are manning a Four State table with completed kits and literature for show and tell.  cu next Wednesday and Thursday. 


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