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Thur Morn Chekins

WA0ITP
 

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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Net

bobby rolph
 

I am on the Pig Rig hr in Ky.
Kb4qnr
Bobby


Re: Ozark Patrol Regen Receiver A+

Curt
 

Don

Very interesting post on your older rigs.  I merely got interested in the regen to experience them.  Like you I prefer a good receiver and my K2 (after several info exchanges with you) serves me well.  

Receivers have spanned from coherers to xtal detectors to regens to superhets onto direct conversion and finally to direct digital conversion without mixing or detection.  While I have built a simple regen one for more serious copy is a bigger challenge.  I may try a wheatstone bridge regen. 

I do wonder if anyone around has used a 1930s style regen?  Of course I have seen them.  

73 Curt


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

KA0KRN  David, Ottumwa, IA.
KC0IFQ  Dennis, Augusta, KS.
AC0WZ  Dan, Fulton,MO.
K6QKL Chuck, Fairview Hts, IL
Good band tonight,  tnx to all for your 
checkins.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS.  NCS












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40m Nets tonight

Wayne Dillon
 

Ge all, another outstanding turnout, thank you one and all. If I missed you I'll try harder next time. Here are tonight's operators:
Early Net:
WA9PWP Paul WI
WB4OMM Steve FL
KK5IB Darryl AR
AC0BQ Johnny KS
N5AF Sam TX
K9ZTV Kent MO
KD0SZS Daniel MO
Late Net:
KG0YR Dave MO
WA9PWP Paul WI
N0YJ Bert KS
WA0ITP Terry IA
KK5IB Darryl AR
W2SH Chas NJ





​In the intrests of full disclosure I was running my KX3, 3 watts into the attic mounted 1/2 size G5RV.
Thanks again to all, you always make Wednesday evenings special.
VY 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.

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2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

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FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
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SOC #848
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DMC (Digital Modes Club) # 06686


Wed Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

Good night on 80 Paul was booming in,  Kent was good also, and Bert made it in just fine too, thanks for making in guys. 


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Thurs Morning 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 WA�ITP 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

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72 WA�ITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Wed Nite Nets

WA0ITP
 

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

Dick and I will be using the club call, WQ5RP.
If you want to work us for the club award program, just ask to work us
with our own calls, or ask for our member numbers.

Wayne is back as 40M NCS tonight, using his own call, KC�PMH

If we have to QSY, I like to move up, Wayne likes to move down,
and Dick doesn't have to move much at all.

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, KC�PMH NCS
8:00 " " ... 80M CW Net on 3564, WQ5RP/WA�ITP NCS.
8:30 " " ... 40M CW Net on 7122, KC�PMH NCS
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, WQ5RP/N�TGR NCS

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

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


Re: Ozark Patrol Regen Receiver A+

email4utoo@...
 

Nate, FB on new/older TS 530 SE, I have been peeking at those older Kenwoods as well , but will consider picking one up in person , especially after your experience ! hihi . Hope the TS 530SE gives you a lot of Fun QSOs, 73s AJ W5HEH


Re: First Ozark-17 QSO

Dale Putnam
 

Way to do it Nick, 
Congratulations.

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





So it's all propagation.  I fired off a few CQs this evening and got spotted by about four skimmers.  In short order I had a response from WB2LQF in NY.  


Another rig heard from!


73-


Nick, WA5BDU







Re: First Ozark-17 QSO

Wayne Dillon
 

Sweet! Keep going.
Wayne.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM, nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The Ozark-17 was a 17 meter transceiver on a board that was given out as a lagniappe at OzarkCon 2004, I think.  I built mine in 2005 but had never managed a QSO with it until today.


It's a pretty neat design by Tommy WD5AGO with a superhet receiver and crystal filter and VXO controlled TX running about 1.5 to 2 watts out.  One problem was that the VXO would only reach about 18.090 at the lower limit and although the "official" QRP frequency is 18.096, it seems most activity is lower.  That and I just don't get on 17 meters much.  And don't have an antenna for it.


About a month ago I got into trying to make a QSO every day, inspired by Herb WR9H.  That's a big deal for me because I can go a month without a QSO while working on homebrew or programming projects.


After that got going good, I figured I showed try a "rig a day" along with it, at least until I ran out of radios.  I did OK with K3, KX3, 2N2/40, HW8, IC706IIG (mobile) but when I got to the Ozark 17, I struck out.  (Made my QSO that day with a different rig.)  I knew I was in trouble when I didn't get a single spot on the RBN.


So it's all propagation.  I fired off a few CQs this evening and got spotted by about four skimmers.  In short order I had a response from WB2LQF in NY.  


Another rig heard from!


73-


Nick, WA5BDU





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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
 

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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: First Ozark-17 QSO

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Rock and Roll Nick!
Good going!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

The Ozark-17 was a 17 meter transceiver on a board that was given out as a lagniappe at OzarkCon 2004, I think.  I built mine in 2005 but had never managed a QSO with it until today.


It's a pretty neat design by Tommy WD5AGO with a superhet receiver and crystal filter and VXO controlled TX running about 1.5 to 2 watts out.  One problem was that the VXO would only reach about 18.090 at the lower limit and although the "official" QRP frequency is 18.096, it seems most activity is lower.  That and I just don't get on 17 meters much.  And don't have an antenna for it.


About a month ago I got into trying to make a QSO every day, inspired by Herb WR9H.  That's a big deal for me because I can go a month without a QSO while working on homebrew or programming projects.


After that got going good, I figured I showed try a "rig a day" along with it, at least until I ran out of radios.  I did OK with K3, KX3, 2N2/40, HW8, IC706IIG (mobile) but when I got to the Ozark 17, I struck out.  (Made my QSO that day with a different rig.)  I knew I was in trouble when I didn't get a single spot on the RBN.


So it's all propagation.  I fired off a few CQs this evening and got spotted by about four skimmers.  In short order I had a response from WB2LQF in NY.  


Another rig heard from!


73-


Nick, WA5BDU




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


Re: First Ozark-17 QSO

WA0ITP
 

Congrats Nick, good goin!

On 7/29/2014 9:27 PM, nick-wa5bdu@... [4sqrp] wrote:

The Ozark-17 was a 17 meter transceiver on a board that was given out as a lagniappe at OzarkCon 2004, I think.  I built mine in 2005 but had never managed a QSO with it until today.


It's a pretty neat design by Tommy WD5AGO with a superhet receiver and crystal filter and VXO controlled TX running about 1.5 to 2 watts out.  One problem was that the VXO would only reach about 18.090 at the lower limit and although the "official" QRP frequency is 18.096, it seems most activity is lower.  That and I just don't get on 17 meters much.  And don't have an antenna for it.


About a month ago I got into trying to make a QSO every day, inspired by Herb WR9H.  That's a big deal for me because I can go a month without a QSO while working on homebrew or programming projects.


After that got going good, I figured I showed try a "rig a day" along with it, at least until I ran out of radios.  I did OK with K3, KX3, 2N2/40, HW8, IC706IIG (mobile) but when I got to the Ozark 17, I struck out.  (Made my QSO that day with a different rig.)  I knew I was in trouble when I didn't get a single spot on the RBN.


So it's all propagation.  I fired off a few CQs this evening and got spotted by about four skimmers.  In short order I had a response from WB2LQF in NY.  


Another rig heard from!


73-


Nick, WA5BDU



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www.4sqrp.com


First Ozark-17 QSO

Nick-WA5BDU
 

The Ozark-17 was a 17 meter transceiver on a board that was given out as a lagniappe at OzarkCon 2004, I think.  I built mine in 2005 but had never managed a QSO with it until today.


It's a pretty neat design by Tommy WD5AGO with a superhet receiver and crystal filter and VXO controlled TX running about 1.5 to 2 watts out.  One problem was that the VXO would only reach about 18.090 at the lower limit and although the "official" QRP frequency is 18.096, it seems most activity is lower.  That and I just don't get on 17 meters much.  And don't have an antenna for it.


About a month ago I got into trying to make a QSO every day, inspired by Herb WR9H.  That's a big deal for me because I can go a month without a QSO while working on homebrew or programming projects.


After that got going good, I figured I showed try a "rig a day" along with it, at least until I ran out of radios.  I did OK with K3, KX3, 2N2/40, HW8, IC706IIG (mobile) but when I got to the Ozark 17, I struck out.  (Made my QSO that day with a different rig.)  I knew I was in trouble when I didn't get a single spot on the RBN.


So it's all propagation.  I fired off a few CQs this evening and got spotted by about four skimmers.  In short order I had a response from WB2LQF in NY.  


Another rig heard from!


73-


Nick, WA5BDU



Re: Ozark Patrol Regen Receiver A+

Adrian Flynn
 

Hi Don,

I could not afford that gear in 1963 and I still can't afford it today, (It hurts to end up on medical retirement 15 years early )
I look and dream as much today as then and do with what I can resurrect out of junk and spare parts.

72/73
Adrian KF7DYU



I usually get enough nostalgia walking around hamfests and looking at the boat anchors for sale - seeing stuff I either had long ago or those things I lusted for and could not afford back in the day when they were available.  Wisdom has always prevailed and I have resisted the urge to take one home.

   


             
                                                        
                     


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Re: Ozark Patrol Regen Receiver A+

Don Wilhelm <w3fpr@...>
 

You guys have got to stop this stuff!  I have been following this thread recalling my novice days.  I never did get a regen receiver to work to my satisfaction, but I built my novice transmitter and struggled with an NC-54 (or was it NC-53) receiver.  I did not work many stations until I obtained a BC-348J receiver.

Later, I went on to build my own version of the Lew McCoy HBR-16 which featured an Eddystone slide rule dial and used salvaged (and capacitor switched coupling for variable selectivity) 85 kHz IF transformers  salvaged from BC-453 receivers.  I added a Q-multiplier at 85 kHz and it had really good selectivity.  I dubbed it the HBR-18 because it used 18 tubes.  It is still in the attic storage, and I might resurrect it one day.

I usually get enough nostalgia walking around hamfests and looking at the boat anchors for sale - seeing stuff I either had long ago or those things I lusted for and could not afford back in the day when they were available.  Wisdom has always prevailed and I have resisted the urge to take one home.

These days, my K2, K3 and KX3 are more than I need, but your comments have gotten me thinking about restoring that HBR-18 and the NC-101X that I have in the attic - even though I know that my Elecraft rigs are far superior performance-wise, much lighter and easier to use than those boat anchors.
I may even try my hand at a regen again based on some of the stuff presented by George Dobbs at several past FDIM seminars.

Thanks for the memories.

On 7/29/2014 8:11 PM, rhulett1@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Well, I'm not a real "old-timer", but built a 2-tube receiver from the QST 1956 in 1962 and a single-tube transmitter ( keyed oscillator ) in '63.  I scrounged old tvs and radios from the local dump, so the parts were free for the labor of removing them.  I used this setup for six months after getting my novice ticket, then my folks bought an HQ-170 and Eico 723 from an estate sale of an SK.  Only owned one crystal for the novice section of 40M so many times had to "wait in line" for the frequency to be clear.

73, Curt KB5JO





Re: Ozark Patrol Regen Receiver A+

Curt
 

Well, I'm not a real "old-timer", but built a 2-tube receiver from the QST 1956 in 1962 and a single-tube transmitter ( keyed oscillator ) in '63.  I scrounged old tvs and radios from the local dump, so the parts were free for the labor of removing them.  I used this setup for six months after getting my novice ticket, then my folks bought an HQ-170 and Eico 723 from an estate sale of an SK.  Only owned one crystal for the novice section of 40M so many times had to "wait in line" for the frequency to be clear.

73, Curt KB5JO


Re: Attn: KC0PMH

Wayne Dillon
 

Hi Sam
No worries,
Let's have a go at 19:00 (00:00z) tomorrow. Hope all is OK
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:52 PM, 'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

Unfortunately I will not be able to make our schedule tonight. I will be
there tomorrow night a coupe of hours before net time monitoring. Sorry for
any inconvenience.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_______________________________________________




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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


Attn: KC0PMH

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

Unfortunately I will not be able to make our schedule tonight. I will be
there tomorrow night a coupe of hours before net time monitoring. Sorry for
any inconvenience.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_______________________________________________


Re: FW: Proposal 11708

email4utoo@...
 

Todd, I posted against , the FCC site shows the amount posted for the last 30days, was 65 when i post today , 7/29/14. 73s, AJ W5HEH

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