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QRPOmeter for milliwatting

Hajo Dezelski <dl1sdz@...>
 

Hello,

my good 'old' QRPPmeter is working from the 1. hour very well and is nearly all the time switch in an outgoing hf-line. Especially usefull was the dummy load when I wanted to experiment with rigs without polluting the air.


but had a hard time to measure my output. 

Is there a way to improve the performance or spread the measurements from let's say 10 mW to 1 W?

That would be really fun - even if I have to buy a second QRPOmeter.

72 de
Hajo

---
... indessen wandelt harmlos droben das Gestirn
... http://hajos-kontrapunkte.blogspot.com/


Thursday Morning 7122 Net

WA0ITP
 

I won't be available tonight for the 7122 Thursday morning net, family duties
have priority. Please jump in and have fun anyway.

Thanks to all who are making this a vy popular net. I'll be back next week. Pse
someone jump in as NCS, it's really very easy (or I wouldn't be able to do it).
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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
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. Wayne has discontinued the
8:30 40M net due to band condx at that time.

I won't be available tonight for the 80M CW net, or the 40M
Thursday morning net, please jump in and have fun anyway.

If we have to QSY, 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
8:0 ... 80M CW Net on 3564, Scratched for this week only
9:00 " " ... 80M PSK Net on 3580.5, 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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Back to the bench, Winter's too valuable to waste.
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

I am enclosing a text file with the results from Sunday, as well as the overall standings for the top 5 operators. And I'm including some soapbox remarks as well.

Participation for February was down, compared to January, but is perhaps closer to the average. January's sprint was unusually well attended.

If you find any errors or omissions, please let me know. Otherwise, until next month,

72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: RMRc net 2300z 14.0625 today

Dale Putnam
 

We had a good net with 
K6MGO,
N6MY
KE6OIO
KF7WNS

Most everyone reported higher temps, than the 39-39 that I had.. and no one had the wind.. at 30mph... 
But CA had rain!! That's a good thing. And while the rest of the country is getting fairly tired of winter, 
one checkin is headed to the mountains to have more winter fun.... and another is hoping for 
May showers and flowers.. sooner than May. 

Check in, and let us know what you're doing too... 
Next Thursday, at 2300z on 14.0625


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


RMRc net 2300z 14.0625 today

Dale Putnam
 



>
> C U then,
>
> Have a great day,
>
>
> --... ...--
> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>
> list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html


RMRc net 2300z 14.0625 today

Dale Putnam
 

C U then, 

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


Re: cw on tv

Paul Hughes <paulboserup@...>
 

I wouldn’t expect too much DX from here back to the US, Phil.  I regularly QSX for 4sqrp skeds with no luck.  However, do enjoy your visit to England, and the Abbey, and if you do fire up QRP, give us a warning and we’ll be happy to work you g/ . . . whatever.
 
Regards,
 
Paul, G3OSR
 

Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] cw on tv
 
 

Glad to hear there are others that like the Abbey.
Pat and I are thinking about a trip to England next summer
with a side trip to the Abbey..........and we could DX from there, hi

unc Phil

D


Re: cw on tv

Phil Anderson
 

Glad to hear there are others that like the Abbey.
Pat and I are thinking about a trip to England next summer
with a side trip to the Abbey..........and we could DX from there, hi

unc Phil

D


Send in your score

John Lonigro
 

It's Monday. If you didn't participate in the SSS last night, your next chance is only a few weeks away, in March.

If you DID participate in the SSS last night, don't forget to send in your results, so I can tally them. You've got until midnight tomorrow night to get them in. This is your only reminder to send in your score. Send an email with your results to:

SecondSundaySprint@4SQRP.com

Put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Don't "reply" with your results. This is my everyday email. I have a special one set up for sprints.

So far, I've got results from five people (AA5CO, K7QO, KF7WNS, WB6HVH, and AA0VE). Keep them coming...

Thanks and 72,

John, AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


cw on tv

davemrtn
 

Tonights episode of Downton Abbey began with some cw that even I could copy, and an image of a beautiful old straight key.


--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.

obama promised transparency during his administration,
but who would have imagined it would come from a guy named Edward Snowden !!

 


Dead laptop into a monitor

Walter - K5EST
 

This project has way too much red tape for permission to publish in the Ozark QRP Banner, but since it's nearly Hamfest season........
<http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-dead-laptop-into-a-monitor-with-Plexiglas-s/?ALLSTEPS>

72....Walter . K5EST


Re: Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

ka0ncr
 

Just wondering,   who is Armour?


Also, in case you wanted to know more,  here is a link to SPAM - 101.  Take note of the SPAM museum

in Austin, MN.   I have been by there, but didn't stop.  Not all that fond of spam. To much salt for my taste.


http://www.spam.com/spam-101


Oh,  and an interesting tidbitty,  4SQRP group member Darwin, W9HZC had a HAM CAN project of his on the JAN 2013 QST mag..  This was not the same circuit that the 4sqrp ham can used.


Counting down the days to OzCon!

Have a good week!  


73 - Arnie KA0NCR



Final reminder for SSS this evening!

John Lonigro
 

This is your final reminder that the SSS is tonight (SUNDAY), from 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST.

Send your results to secondsundaysprint@4sqrp.com and put "Sprint" in the subject line.

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: O.K. - here's the deal.....

Jg
 

Second Saturday Sprint! What's the problem?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Device

dekle <dekle@atlasok.com> wrote:

If anyone heard me frantically calling 'CQ 4S' tonight for the SSS and says anything about it I'll just have to deny it.
No wonder it felt so lonely in there - wrong night - what a bonehead.

On the lighter side - I got a new 4S member for the W25 (Bert N0YJ) and another one that needs his number (KE0N).
Between the SSB stations and the SKCC - WES guys running kilowatt stations, 40 was brutal.
Hope it's better tomorrow night for the real SSS. HI !!

Destroy this email after you read it.

Bill
KV6Z


Re: SPAM Radio

Rick Bennett
 

Yeah, that is the best plan.  Rex has a great selection of stuff.  And heck, he even carries the Rockmites now that would fit nicely in a spam can.

Maybe a theme for a future sprint, extra points for food can rigs (ham, spam, tuna, etc.)??


Rick Bennett

On Feb 8, 2014, at 9:31 PM, "John R. Lonigro" <jonigro@...> wrote:

Go to QRPME.com.  Tuna is healthier than Spam anyway. 

Don't forget the SSS tomorrow night!!!

John AA0VE

On 02/08/2014 07:49 PM, Gary wrote:
 


Hello Rick, my thoughts exactly on the transceiver in a spam can.....I am wanting to build up a half watt or a 1 watt transceiver on 80 CW with VXO and speaker output.....40 meters or 30 meters is not a problem.....Even 20 meters.....My first thought was the QRP frequency of 10.106 MHZ.....A good VXO will cover the whole 30 meter band.....

Can you do surface mount parts?     I have had too many years of surface mount parts.....Let me rummage around in my library and see if I can come up with 2 or 3 good circuits.....

If the circuit board needs to use thru-hole parts, that is no problem.....Circuit boards will run about $5.00 each and take 4 or 5 days to get in quantities of 10 or more.....If the board are going to be surface mount parts, then I probably have all parts on hand already.....

I in NO way am wanting to compete with the 4sqrp kits, but, this sounds like fun.....Gary...K5QNM.


On 2/8/2014 7:04 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
I have to think that spam sales went up after that clip came out.  I was only 6 years old so I wouldn't remember that kind of thing (grin).

I was thinking I had seen a radio in a spam can; finally located it:


Perhaps there are others out there??

That inspires an idea; a truly "minimalist" QRP rig designed to fit in a spam can.  Very low parts count, short build time, etc. etc.

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Tom Sevart"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2014 6:49:34 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS






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O.K. - here's the deal.....

dekle <dekle@...>
 

If anyone heard me frantically calling 'CQ 4S' tonight for the SSS and says anything about it I'll just have to deny it.
No wonder it felt so lonely in there - wrong night - what a bonehead.
 
On the lighter side - I got a new 4S member for the W25 (Bert N0YJ) and another one that needs his number (KE0N).
Between the SSB stations and the SKCC - WES guys running kilowatt stations, 40 was brutal.
Hope it's better tomorrow night for the real SSS. HI !!
 
Destroy this email after you read it.
 
Bill
KV6Z


Re: Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

John Lonigro
 

Go to QRPME.com.  Tuna is healthier than Spam anyway. 

Don't forget the SSS tomorrow night!!!

John AA0VE

On 02/08/2014 07:49 PM, Gary wrote:
 


Hello Rick, my thoughts exactly on the transceiver in a spam can.....I am wanting to build up a half watt or a 1 watt transceiver on 80 CW with VXO and speaker output.....40 meters or 30 meters is not a problem.....Even 20 meters.....My first thought was the QRP frequency of 10.106 MHZ.....A good VXO will cover the whole 30 meter band.....

Can you do surface mount parts?     I have had too many years of surface mount parts.....Let me rummage around in my library and see if I can come up with 2 or 3 good circuits.....

If the circuit board needs to use thru-hole parts, that is no problem.....Circuit boards will run about $5.00 each and take 4 or 5 days to get in quantities of 10 or more.....If the board are going to be surface mount parts, then I probably have all parts on hand already.....

I in NO way am wanting to compete with the 4sqrp kits, but, this sounds like fun.....Gary...K5QNM.


On 2/8/2014 7:04 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
I have to think that spam sales went up after that clip came out.  I was only 6 years old so I wouldn't remember that kind of thing (grin).

I was thinking I had seen a radio in a spam can; finally located it:


Perhaps there are others out there??

That inspires an idea; a truly "minimalist" QRP rig designed to fit in a spam can.  Very low parts count, short build time, etc. etc.

de KC0PET, Rick


From: "Tom Sevart"
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2014 6:49:34 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS






This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.




Re: Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

Dale Putnam
 

It seems to me that an ATS3b with a tuner would fit.. with a battery in one too.


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



To: 4sqrp@...; garyk5qnm@...
CC: kc0pet@...
From: wrcromwell@...
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 21:47:03 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP


 
On 02/08/2014 08:49 PM, Gary wrote:
>
>
> Hello Rick, my thoughts exactly on the transceiver in a spam can.....I
> am wanting to build up a half watt or a 1 watt transceiver on 80 CW
> with VXO and speaker output.....40 meters or 30 meters is not a
> problem.....Even 20 meters.....My first thought was the QRP frequency
> of 10.106 MHZ.....A good VXO will cover the whole 30 meter band.....
>
> Can you do surface mount parts? I have had too many years of
> surface mount parts.....Let me rummage around in my library and see if
> I can come up with 2 or 3 good circuits.....
>
> If the circuit board needs to use thru-hole parts, that is no
> problem.....Circuit boards will run about $5.00 each and take 4 or 5
> days to get in quantities of 10 or more.....If the board are going to
> be surface mount parts, then I probably have all parts on hand
> already.....
>
> I in NO way am wanting to compete with the 4sqrp kits, but, this
> sounds like fun.....Gary...K5QNM.
>
Hi,
I've et Spam (processed by Armour) and played with the empty tins. You
can build a rig with tubes inside one of those!

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Timothy Stabler_(SAD NEWS)..HELP

Bill Cromwell
 

On 02/08/2014 08:49 PM, Gary wrote:


Hello Rick, my thoughts exactly on the transceiver in a spam can.....I am wanting to build up a half watt or a 1 watt transceiver on 80 CW with VXO and speaker output.....40 meters or 30 meters is not a problem.....Even 20 meters.....My first thought was the QRP frequency of 10.106 MHZ.....A good VXO will cover the whole 30 meter band.....

Can you do surface mount parts? I have had too many years of surface mount parts.....Let me rummage around in my library and see if I can come up with 2 or 3 good circuits.....

If the circuit board needs to use thru-hole parts, that is no problem.....Circuit boards will run about $5.00 each and take 4 or 5 days to get in quantities of 10 or more.....If the board are going to be surface mount parts, then I probably have all parts on hand already.....

I in NO way am wanting to compete with the 4sqrp kits, but, this sounds like fun.....Gary...K5QNM.
Hi,
I've et Spam (processed by Armour) and played with the empty tins. You can build a rig with tubes inside one of those!

73,

Bill KU8H

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