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Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Eugene 
Go to 4sqrp.com
 Second button down is 4 state kits.

Also if I scroll way down we have clickable pictures of the kits.

The kit pages are open to the public.

72
Johnny 


On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:17 PM bigusmith via groups.io <bigusmith=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I bought the little QRP antenna tuner kit from the 4sqrp Store, and wanted to go back to the store and see what other goodies they have to offer, but when I look at the list of things on the left side of my screen (from Home, Chats, Photos, etc. down to Wiki (whatever that is) at the bottom, a was thoroughly confused that the Store is not listed.  Is that to keep the store private so non-members can't go there...OK, then, how do members get to the store?

I do not recall how I got to the store when I bought the tuner, and did not think to bookmark the address, so that' why I am asking for help now.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY/QRP

P.S.  Moderator, please consider add ing the 4sqrp Store to the list of options on the left of the screen to help us dummies go shopping there.

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Re: Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Jim
That’s Cute!!
Might as well start Her early!
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
Funny that the SSCPO topic should crop up.
I just finished a little surface mount version of Dave's circuit.
Decreasing the value of the resistors in series with the speaker and it performs quite nicely on 3 V from a pair of AA cells. Adequate volume, but not loud enough to annoy parents........ important because.....

It's tucked into a key I 3-D printed for my grand daughter Tessa, who just turned 3 this week. You might recall a photo I posted a few weeks back of her trying her hand at the Brown Bothers paddles on my K2. Now she can have a key of her own.

A roller-lever microswitch is hidden under the trunion, and there's provision to bring out a connection to actually key a tranmitter .... one day....

Photos are attached.

73
Jim, N5IB






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Re: Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

wa2cky
 

Very nice!  
Bob Groh, WA2CKY

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM n5ib_2 <n5ib@...> wrote:
Funny that the SSCPO topic should crop up.
I just finished a little surface mount version of Dave's circuit.
Decreasing the value of the resistors in series with the speaker and it performs quite nicely on 3 V from a pair of AA cells. Adequate volume, but not loud enough to annoy parents........ important because.....

It's tucked into a key I 3-D printed for my grand daughter Tessa, who just turned 3 this week. You might recall a photo I posted a few weeks back of her trying her hand at the Brown Bothers paddles on my K2. Now she can have a key of her own.

A roller-lever microswitch is hidden under the trunion, and there's provision to bring out a connection to actually key a tranmitter .... one day....

Photos are attached.

73
Jim, N5IB







Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

w2sh@...
 

I heard nothing on 40m except for tail end of a wannabe QNI that gave a FL address.  I wondered if the skip was extra long to receive FL but not the 4S heartland.  Thern a strong digital signal QRM'd the 7.120-7.122 mHz spread.  QRT for me.

On 80m I was only able to copy QNIers WA9PWP and WBØCFF.  I tried to QNI, but the NCS only acknowledged me with three "agns" and finally a "sri".  So I quit.

72,

Charles (aka Chas), W2SH


From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> on behalf of Gary AFN4A <gmentro@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 21:39
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder
 
I hear him (just barely) 3.564 here in FL. Not hearing mr tho...

Gary N3OS 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 21:38 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Yes I did Dave!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Did someone tell Bert? :-)

Dave, N4ELM

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73 DE N3OS - Gary
QRPARCI #3425
NAQCC #7301
SKCC #3849
FISTS #18652

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Charles Moizeau, W2SH


Re: How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

EuGene,

Instead of looking for "Store," think "Shop" instead. There are two links right near the top of the main page which read "Shop Four State QRP Kits" and "Shop Four State QRP Apparel." Bright red in color too. Once you see them you'll wonder how you missed 'em :-)

72,
Jeff N0̸MII 


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Jeff N0̷MII


Re: Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

Jim, N5IB
 

Funny that the SSCPO topic should crop up.
I just finished a little surface mount version of Dave's circuit.
Decreasing the value of the resistors in series with the speaker and it performs quite nicely on 3 V from a pair of AA cells. Adequate volume, but not loud enough to annoy parents........ important because.....

It's tucked into a key I 3-D printed for my grand daughter Tessa, who just turned 3 this week. You might recall a photo I posted a few weeks back of her trying her hand at the Brown Bothers paddles on my K2. Now she can have a key of her own.

A roller-lever microswitch is hidden under the trunion, and there's provision to bring out a connection to actually key a tranmitter .... one day....

Photos are attached.

73
Jim, N5IB


How do I get to the 4sqrp Store?

 

I bought the little QRP antenna tuner kit from the 4sqrp Store, and wanted to go back to the store and see what other goodies they have to offer, but when I look at the list of things on the left side of my screen (from Home, Chats, Photos, etc. down to Wiki (whatever that is) at the bottom, a was thoroughly confused that the Store is not listed.  Is that to keep the store private so non-members can't go there...OK, then, how do members get to the store?

I do not recall how I got to the store when I bought the tuner, and did not think to bookmark the address, so that' why I am asking for help now.

EuGene Smith, KA5NLY/QRP

P.S.  Moderator, please consider add ing the 4sqrp Store to the list of options on the left of the screen to help us dummies go shopping there.


Re: 4SQRP Tuner

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hello Dan
You may have received a switch that’s 
Not the correct one.

We should probably send you another ploy Varicon.
That one sounds questionable.

Email me direct with your shipping info please.

Thanks 
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 11:23 AM Daniel Walter via groups.io <nm3a=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Built the Tuner and it seems to work well. A couple of questions:
1- Switch has a center OFF position, which connects to nothing. Is this intentional to d/c the antenna? If so, it does not ground both terminals. 


2- One of my polyvaricons has 'bumpy' travel (the other is completely smooth operating.) should I just ignore this, or is it likely to fail?

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72/73, Dan
NM3A

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Re: 4SQRP Tuner

Bob Parr
 

I will second Dan.  I had one of my caps go bad and you could see the fins buckling up.  I suspect yours may either buckle in the future or may be starting to know.  The 4SQRP guys are real good about replacing any parts that are not working/bad.
 
Good luck.
 
Bob
KG5GTE

> Dan,
>
> 1 -  My 4SQRP Tuner has a DPDT toggle switch. I suspect your switch
> was supplied due to a parts supply issue with the original switch.  
> 2 -  Doesn't sound good. Make sure the polyvaricon mounting screws
> aren't too long, then they might be pressing on the end of the cap
> plates. Sounds like a recipe for failure!    Paul Goemans WA9PWP
> Stoughton, WI
>
>
> From: Daniel Walter via groups.io
> Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2020 11:23 AM
> To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
> Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Tuner
>
>
> Built the Tuner and it seems to work well. A couple of questions: 1-
> Switch has a center OFF position, which connects to nothing. Is
> this intentional to d/c the antenna? If so, it does not ground both
> terminals.
>
>
> 2- One of my polyvaricons has 'bumpy' travel (the other is
> completely smooth operating.) should I just ignore this, or is it
> likely to fail?


Re: 4SQRP Tuner

Paul Goemans
 

Dan,
 
1 -  My 4SQRP Tuner has a DPDT toggle switch. I suspect your switch was supplied due to a parts supply issue with the original switch.
 
2 -  Doesn’t sound good. Make sure the polyvaricon mounting screws aren’t too long, then they might be pressing on the end of the cap plates. Sounds like a recipe for failure!  
 
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
 

From: Daniel Walter via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2020 11:23 AM
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Subject: [4SQRP] 4SQRP Tuner
 

Built the Tuner and it seems to work well. A couple of questions:
1- Switch has a center OFF position, which connects to nothing. Is this intentional to d/c the antenna? If so, it does not ground both terminals.


2- One of my polyvaricons has 'bumpy' travel (the other is completely smooth operating.) should I just ignore this, or is it likely to fail?

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72/73, Dan
NM3A


Note on the SSCPO: big improvement in sound

wa2cky
 

Just as an FYI for any other builders - the sound output and quality improve quite a bit if the unit is just tilted up a bit at the back or mounted a 1/2" or so off the table. Apparently lots of good stuff coming off the back of the speaker which is lost with the SSCPO just sitting on it's little feet. 

Bob Groh, WA2CKY


4SQRP Tuner

Daniel Walter
 

Built the Tuner and it seems to work well. A couple of questions:
1- Switch has a center OFF position, which connects to nothing. Is this intentional to d/c the antenna? If so, it does not ground both terminals. 


2- One of my polyvaricons has 'bumpy' travel (the other is completely smooth operating.) should I just ignore this, or is it likely to fail?

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72/73, Dan
NM3A


Re: 4sqrp nets

John - KK4ITX
 

Bert,

I am thrilled when I enter a room and actually remember why I went there !

I copied Gary, N3OS on 7122 ( he’s about 7 miles from me) but I heard nothing on 80m.

Thanks for your efforts.

John
KK4ITX 

Visit:  www.zaarc.org.   👁

On Oct 7, 2020, at 22:36, Robert <e1dslr@...> wrote:

40 meters
no check ins because I had a brain bubble and was on 7.120, oh well old age isn't
fun, next time I do the 40 meter net I better use my pig rig.

80 meters
WA0ITP TERRY
WA9PWP PAUL
WB0CFF CARL
N4ELM DAVE
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0ALO LYNN

DMR NET

NK8O CHAS
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N4ELM DAVE
WG5F ED
KC0HIO BRAD
WA9BNZ BILL

73'S
OLD BERT
N0YJ


4sqrp nets

Robert
 

40 meters
no check ins because I had a brain bubble and was on 7.120, oh well old age isn't
fun, next time I do the 40 meter net I better use my pig rig.

80 meters
WA0ITP TERRY
WA9PWP PAUL
WB0CFF CARL
N4ELM DAVE
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N0ALO LYNN

DMR NET

NK8O CHAS
AC0BQ JOHNNY
N4ELM DAVE
WG5F ED
KC0HIO BRAD
WA9BNZ BILL

73'S
OLD BERT
N0YJ


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Gary AFN4A
 

I hear him (just barely) 3.564 here in FL. Not hearing mr tho...

Gary N3OS 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 21:38 Johnny AC0BQ <jomatlock@...> wrote:
Yes I did Dave!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Did someone tell Bert? :-)

Dave, N4ELM

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73 DE N3OS - Gary
QRPARCI #3425
NAQCC #7301
SKCC #3849
FISTS #18652


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Yes I did Dave!
72
Johnny 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM Dave Redfearn <n4elm@...> wrote:
Did someone tell Bert? :-)

Dave, N4ELM

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40 meter net

Robert
 

I cant hear any one at 7.120 I am moving to 7.121

bert
n0yj


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Dave Redfearn
 

Did someone tell Bert? :-)

Dave, N4ELM


Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 #cal-notice

main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Re: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 10/07/2020 20:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

Johnny AC0BQ
 


Good evening Group
I will not be calling the nets tonight.

Please listen for Bert N0YJ on both 40 and 80 meters. 

Cu next week.
72
Johnny ACØBQ 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:40 and 80 Meters

View Event

Organizer: jomatlock@...

Description: The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 0300 UTC (9:00PM Central Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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