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Re: What crystals for 40 mtrs

Cliff Fox (KU4GW)
 

Check with AF4K Bry. He is always selling crystals. See http://www.af4k.com/crystals.htm for info.

Very 72 de KU4GW Cliff
      4SQRP#536


2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt

Larry Makoski <w2lj@...>
 

Calling all QRPers!

The 2014 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is just a few short weeks away! Get into the great outdoors with your QRP gear and have a ton of fun!

All the rules and details can be found at: http://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

And you can apply for a Skeeter Number by sending an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net
Just send your name, your call, and the state you intend to operate from - it's as simple as that!

73 de Larry W2LJ
Skeeter #13


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Re: What crystals for 40 mtrs

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Jerry
We all hang out at 7.122.
We have net there on Wednesday night.
Terry Wa0itp may have some 7.122 crystals?
I think ESS has the best selection.
Look them up in the Web.
7.040 is another watering hole.
Hope this helps.
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, n0jrn n0jrn@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi gang:

I sent this out to the RM bunch and got no reply.
hopefully, ya'll can help so forwarding this to
you to see if I can get some help.

thanks and 73:

Jerry
************************************************************

> Good evening gang:
>
> Been some time since I checked in with you guys.
>
> A friend of mine recently dropped off a box of parts
> and ask me to build him a RM set.
>
> He had a 40 mtr and a 20 mtr radio already built
> and I've elected to put them in a single enclosure.
>
> These are some of Dave's radio's so not current models.
>
> I'm also driving a MiniBoots amp and using one of Steve's
> audio boards.
>
> I did the smoke test yesterday and ran into a couple of
> issues. I tested both radios on the bench before
> installing them in the enclosure.
>
> The 20 mtr side drive is down and is not driving the amp
> as I expected.
>
> I lost filter 1 on the audio board. Seems the RM's have
> too much gain for that filter.
>
> Anyway, to the point. I want this guy to be able to
> talk to many of you when he gets on the air on 40 mtrs.
>
> The 40 mtr radio he brought me has the 7.040 crystals in it.
>
> I know that freq has been taken over by digital so I
> curious to know where most of your are hanging out. What
> freq would be the best choise for him.
>
> I assume the obvious choices will be 7.030 and 7.120.
>
> What changes will I need to make if I move him up to 7.120?
>
> Who's selling crystals these days ??
>
> Those of you that are using the audio filter, did you
> gain much by changing R2 and R3 to 10K as Steve suggested?
>
> Just working through some issues and I thought I would
> consult the pro's.
>
> Thanks and everyone have a great evening:
>
> 73 Jerry N0JRN



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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


What crystals for 40 mtrs

n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

Hi gang:

I sent this out to the RM bunch and got no reply.
hopefully, ya'll can help so forwarding this to
you to see if I can get some help.

thanks and 73:

Jerry
************************************************************

Good evening gang:

Been some time since I checked in with you guys.

A friend of mine recently dropped off a box of parts
and ask me to build him a RM set.

He had a 40 mtr and a 20 mtr radio already built
and I've elected to put them in a single enclosure.

These are some of Dave's radio's so not current models.

I'm also driving a MiniBoots amp and using one of Steve's
audio boards.

I did the smoke test yesterday and ran into a couple of
issues. I tested both radios on the bench before
installing them in the enclosure.

The 20 mtr side drive is down and is not driving the amp
as I expected.

I lost filter 1 on the audio board. Seems the RM's have
too much gain for that filter.

Anyway, to the point. I want this guy to be able to
talk to many of you when he gets on the air on 40 mtrs.

The 40 mtr radio he brought me has the 7.040 crystals in it.

I know that freq has been taken over by digital so I
curious to know where most of your are hanging out. What
freq would be the best choise for him.

I assume the obvious choices will be 7.030 and 7.120.

What changes will I need to make if I move him up to 7.120?

Who's selling crystals these days ??

Those of you that are using the audio filter, did you
gain much by changing R2 and R3 to 10K as Steve suggested?

Just working through some issues and I thought I would
consult the pro's.

Thanks and everyone have a great evening:

73 Jerry N0JRN


SSS Results

John Lonigro
 

Folks:

Sorry, but I didn't have time to merge the soapbox comments with the scores. Thanks to my nifty little perl script, I was able to quickly generate the results for this month, based on 5 score submittals. If you participated in the sprint, but didn't send in your score yet, please send it in by midnight Tuesday. I will revisit the spreadsheet later in the week and can issue a revision if necessary. I plan to publish the soapbox comments at a later date as well.

Enclosed please find the July Sprint results. Note that I didn't have a chance to double check anything, but I don't see any glaring errors.

Thanks and 72,

John AA0VE


SS

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Looks like the band is going on 40??
Johnny AC0BQ


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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Re: QRPp Before Wednesday Night Net Anyone?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

I'm good for a listen Sam.
I want to try out the "new ears "on the kx3
Johnny 


On Sunday, July 13, 2014, 'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

Next Wednesday night net, if anyone has the time or inclination, I would like
to try for a " how-low-can-you-go " low power QRPp QSO on 7122. I will start
monitoring around 2300Z or 6:30 PM Central time.

Next net night I will have the MFJ 9040 with it's variable Voltage power
supply and Oak Hills Research Watt meter on the air early. I worked into
Alexandria Louisiana with 500 milli-Watts and KV6Z in Oklahoma with a measured
50 milli-Watts output. Plus it's built in VFO. Very stable over a wide range
of Voltage. My receiver will be an Icom 756PROIIw with a 40 meter dipole cut
for 7100 up about 40 feet. If you would like to try at another time/day, let
me know. I have one of those jobs with a 7-day weekend.

I like the little 6V6 rig too but there are a lot of wires, stealing
regulated B+ from the Hallicrafters TO keyer, the power cords for the power
supply, VFO/power cord/RF output to 6V6 and antenna changeover and the rig
it'self not to mention the Palstar keyer with it's built in relay keying, plus
I use it's second keying output to key a MFJ loud audio code practice
oscillator to fill the room with audio and it's external Motorola speaker. I
have a second 40 meter VFO on it's way so I can check into the 7290 Traffic
Net and operate QRP CW on the same band at the same time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

Hi Sam,
It wasn't chirping it was drifting down slightly, still copyable though.
I may go below the 1 watt level next time out.
Good to hear you though,
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I was using the 6T9 tube transmitter with one of the "
> crystal-in-a-crystal "
> crystals. Using the 7122 crystal with the 6T9 causes the crystal to heat
> rather rapidly which causes the noticeable " whooping " as the rock heats
> up.
> Strange that it would do it with the seemingly harmless 6T9 but it works OK
> with the Heath-Kit AT-1/DX-20s. I will be using a chirp-less rig next week.
>
> The other " crystal in a crystal " FT-243s don't do this. I really like
> this
> little rig and will try and find a better crystal for it for 7122.
>
> 73,
>
> Sam Neal N5AF
>



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


Re: QRPp Before Wednesday Night Net Anyone?

dekle@...
 

I’m in.

Bill
KV6Z

Sent from Windows Mail

From: 'Sam Neal' n5af@... [4sqrp]
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎July‎ ‎13‎, ‎2014 ‎6‎:‎40‎ ‎PM
To: wayne.dillon@..., 4sqrp@...

 

Hello,

Next Wednesday night net, if anyone has the time or inclination, I would like
to try for a " how-low-can-you-go " low power QRPp QSO on 7122. I will start
monitoring around 2300Z or 6:30 PM Central time.

Next net night I will have the MFJ 9040 with it's variable Voltage power
supply and Oak Hills Research Watt meter on the air early. I worked into
Alexandria Louisiana with 500 milli-Watts and KV6Z in Oklahoma with a measured
50 milli-Watts output. Plus it's built in VFO. Very stable over a wide range
of Voltage. My receiver will be an Icom 756PROIIw with a 40 meter dipole cut
for 7100 up about 40 feet. If you would like to try at another time/day, let
me know. I have one of those jobs with a 7-day weekend.

I like the little 6V6 rig too but there are a lot of wires, stealing
regulated B+ from the Hallicrafters TO keyer, the power cords for the power
supply, VFO/power cord/RF output to 6V6 and antenna changeover and the rig
it'self not to mention the Palstar keyer with it's built in relay keying, plus
I use it's second keying output to key a MFJ loud audio code practice
oscillator to fill the room with audio and it's external Motorola speaker. I
have a second 40 meter VFO on it's way so I can check into the 7290 Traffic
Net and operate QRP CW on the same band at the same time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
__________________________________________________________

Hi Sam,
It wasn't chirping it was drifting down slightly, still copyable though.
I may go below the 1 watt level next time out.
Good to hear you though,
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I was using the 6T9 tube transmitter with one of the "
> crystal-in-a-crystal "
> crystals. Using the 7122 crystal with the 6T9 causes the crystal to heat
> rather rapidly which causes the noticeable " whooping " as the rock heats
> up.
> Strange that it would do it with the seemingly harmless 6T9 but it works OK
> with the Heath-Kit AT-1/DX-20s. I will be using a chirp-less rig next week.
>
> The other " crystal in a crystal " FT-243s don't do this. I really like
> this
> little rig and will try and find a better crystal for it for 7122.
>
> 73,
>
> Sam Neal N5AF
>



Re: QRPp Before Wednesday Night Net Anyone?

Sam Neal
 

------ Original Message ------
Received: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:40:46 PM CDT
From: "'Sam Neal' n5af@usa.net [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: <wayne.dillon@gmail.com>, <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [4sqrp] QRPp Before Wednesday Night Net Anyone?

Hello,

Next Wednesday night net, if anyone has the time or inclination, I would like
to try for a " how-low-can-you-go " low power QRPp QSO on 7122. I will start
monitoring around 2300Z or 6:30 PM Central time.

Next net night I will have the MFJ 9040 with it's variable Voltage power
supply and Oak Hills Research Watt meter on the air early. I worked into
Alexandria Louisiana with 500 milli-Watts and KV6Z in Oklahoma with a
measured
50 milli-Watts output. Plus it's built in VFO. Very stable over a wide range
of Voltage. My receiver will be an Icom 756PROIIw with a 40 meter dipole cut
for 7100 up about 40 feet. If you would like to try at another time/day, let
me know. I have one of those jobs with a 7-day weekend.

I like the little 6V6 rig too but there are a lot of wires, stealing
regulated B+ from the Hallicrafters TO keyer, the power cords for the power
supply, VFO/power cord/RF output to 6V6 and antenna changeover and the rig
it'self not to mention the Palstar keyer with it's built in relay keying,
plus
I use it's second keying output to key a MFJ loud audio code practice
oscillator to fill the room with audio and it's external Motorola speaker. I
have a second 40 meter VFO ( That should have been dipole - not VFO - I need
sleep! )
on it's way so I can check into the 7290 Traffic
Net and operate QRP CW on the same band at the same time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
____________________________________________________________________

Hi Sam,
It wasn't chirping it was drifting down slightly, still copyable though.
I may go below the 1 watt level next time out.
Good to hear you though,
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@usa.net> wrote:

Hello All,

I was using the 6T9 tube transmitter with one of the "
crystal-in-a-crystal "
crystals. Using the 7122 crystal with the 6T9 causes the crystal to heat
rather rapidly which causes the noticeable " whooping " as the rock heats
up.
Strange that it would do it with the seemingly harmless 6T9 but it works OK
with the Heath-Kit AT-1/DX-20s. I will be using a chirp-less rig next week.

The other " crystal in a crystal " FT-243s don't do this. I really like
this
little rig and will try and find a better crystal for it for 7122.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF


QRPp Before Wednesday Night Net Anyone?

Sam Neal
 

Hello,

Next Wednesday night net, if anyone has the time or inclination, I would like
to try for a " how-low-can-you-go " low power QRPp QSO on 7122. I will start
monitoring around 2300Z or 6:30 PM Central time.

Next net night I will have the MFJ 9040 with it's variable Voltage power
supply and Oak Hills Research Watt meter on the air early. I worked into
Alexandria Louisiana with 500 milli-Watts and KV6Z in Oklahoma with a measured
50 milli-Watts output. Plus it's built in VFO. Very stable over a wide range
of Voltage. My receiver will be an Icom 756PROIIw with a 40 meter dipole cut
for 7100 up about 40 feet. If you would like to try at another time/day, let
me know. I have one of those jobs with a 7-day weekend.

I like the little 6V6 rig too but there are a lot of wires, stealing
regulated B+ from the Hallicrafters TO keyer, the power cords for the power
supply, VFO/power cord/RF output to 6V6 and antenna changeover and the rig
it'self not to mention the Palstar keyer with it's built in relay keying, plus
I use it's second keying output to key a MFJ loud audio code practice
oscillator to fill the room with audio and it's external Motorola speaker. I
have a second 40 meter VFO on it's way so I can check into the 7290 Traffic
Net and operate QRP CW on the same band at the same time.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
____________________________________________________________________

Hi Sam,
It wasn't chirping it was drifting down slightly, still copyable though.
I may go below the 1 watt level next time out.
Good to hear you though,
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Sam Neal <n5af@usa.net> wrote:

Hello All,

I was using the 6T9 tube transmitter with one of the "
crystal-in-a-crystal "
crystals. Using the 7122 crystal with the 6T9 causes the crystal to heat
rather rapidly which causes the noticeable " whooping " as the rock heats
up.
Strange that it would do it with the seemingly harmless 6T9 but it works OK
with the Heath-Kit AT-1/DX-20s. I will be using a chirp-less rig next week.

The other " crystal in a crystal " FT-243s don't do this. I really like
this
little rig and will try and find a better crystal for it for 7122.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF


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 CDT.

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

********************************************************************************
And PLEASE send the results in tonight or, at the latest, early tomorrow morning.
I will try to tally everything I receive by 9:00 tomorrow morning.
If you send in your results later than 9:00 tomorrow, they won't be lost.
I'll eventually incorporate them into the spreadsheet, but it might take a while.
If my schedule gets too hectic, you may not see any results until early next week.
*********************************************************************************

Good luck in the contest and 72,

John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Member Count

davemrtn
 

It's on my rush ASAP list !!!


On 07/13/2014 11:22 AM, WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp] wrote:
 

Very FB Walter,  tnx.

Maybe Dave will consider a button like that and. or one that says something like "Join Four State" with a link to the Yahoo Group.  All depends on his free time and how easily he can fit in more code.

On to 1000!


On 7/13/2014 11:01 AM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Just started a blurb on Twitter for new members and it's already on the Facebook SKCC site about the newsletter article, CW Speedometer.

Wish we had a New Member radio button on the website that says, Join the Fun, or similar words.

72....Walter -K5EST



On July 12, 2014, at 7:08PM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Only need 3 more for 800, anyone know anyone to invite?
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php Invitation letter for ideas is in the
files section here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/4sqrp/info

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


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


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Definition: Voter Apathy - When a jerk wearing a robe can overturn the vote of the people, what's the point of voting ?

 


Re: Member Count

WA0ITP
 

Very FB Walter,  tnx.

Maybe Dave will consider a button like that and. or one that says something like "Join Four State" with a link to the Yahoo Group.  All depends on his free time and how easily he can fit in more code.

On to 1000!


On 7/13/2014 11:01 AM, Walter - K5EST walter.k5est@... [4sqrp] wrote:

Just started a blurb on Twitter for new members and it's already on the Facebook SKCC site about the newsletter article, CW Speedometer.

Wish we had a New Member radio button on the website that says, Join the Fun, or similar words.

72....Walter -K5EST



On July 12, 2014, at 7:08PM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Only need 3 more for 800, anyone know anyone to invite?
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php Invitation letter for ideas is in the
files section here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/4sqrp/info

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


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


Re: Member Count

Walter - K5EST
 

Just started a blurb on Twitter for new members and it's already on the Facebook SKCC site about the newsletter article, CW Speedometer.

Wish we had a New Member radio button on the website that says, Join the Fun, or similar words.

72....Walter -K5EST



On July 12, 2014, at 7:08PM, "WA0ITP wa0itp@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

Only need 3 more for 800, anyone know anyone to invite?
http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php Invitation letter for ideas is in the
files section here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/4sqrp/info

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


Re: Member Count

gary Lyons
 

All,

Four of the most recent 10 new members referenced Terry's invitation in their requests for membership.

Well done Terry!

Gary/w0gx


Member Count

WA0ITP
 

Only need 3 more for 800, anyone know anyone to invite? http://www.4sqrp.com/w25.php Invitation letter for ideas is in the files section here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/4sqrp/info

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


SSS Tomorrow night!

John Lonigro
 

DON'T FORGET!!!

The Second Sunday Sprint is tomorrow, 7:00 - 9:00 PM CDT. If you've misplaced the rules, they are posted on 4SQRP.COM, under "4SQRP On Air Activities". And they haven't changed lately.

Good luck in the contest!

72, John AA0VE
SSS Coordinator


Re: Tonights 40m Nets

Sam Neal
 

Hello All,

I was using the 6T9 tube transmitter with one of the " crystal-in-a-crystal "
crystals. Using the 7122 crystal with the 6T9 causes the crystal to heat
rather rapidly which causes the noticeable " whooping " as the rock heats up.
Strange that it would do it with the seemingly harmless 6T9 but it works OK
with the Heath-Kit AT-1/DX-20s. I will be using a chirp-less rig next week.

The other " crystal in a crystal " FT-243s don't do this. I really like this
little rig and will try and find a better crystal for it for 7122.

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
_______________________________________________________________

------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:57:22 PM CDT
From: "Wayne Dillon wayne.dillon@gmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups.com" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonights 40m Nets

Good evening all,
Once again a grand turnout, thanks to all:
Early Net: WD9F Woody 559 IL KV6Z Bill 579 OK N5AF Sam 559 TX
WA9PWP Paul 559 WI N0YJ Bert 539 KS AC0BQ Johnny 599 KS Late Net: KV6Z
Bill 579 OK WD9F Woody 559 IL N5AF Sam 559 TX W2SH Chas 339 NJ

​72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH​

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Re: RMRc 14.0625 2200z today,

Dale Putnam
 

Hi Darryl, and group,
  Thank you, the net yesterday was pretty slim.. had one station, and the band was almost empty. lots of noise, just no signals.
I am nearing another test time.. so I appreciate your offer, and will email you and... and post on qrpspots too. 
have a couple of changes to make yet.. then I'll be ready.. if the weather leaves me alone...it won't take long to finish.
Thanks Darryl, 

The first FOXHUNT is in the bag.. and it seems to have been a success.. even tho the band seemed weak and not nearly as good as
I'd expected. Maybe next Thursday will be better. 


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



To: 4sqrp@...
From: 4sqrp@...
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:38:24 -0700
Subject: [4sqrp] Re: RMRc 14.0625 2200z today,

 
Just got back in town but missed the nets today. If you ever need an antenna check, just email me with some  times and frequencies, and we'll try to get together.
Darryl, KK5IB


Re: RMRc 14.0625 2200z today,

Darryl J Kelly
 

Just got back in town but missed the nets today. If you ever need an antenna check, just email me with some  times and frequencies, and we'll try to get together.
Darryl, KK5IB

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