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QRP, CLONES, $$$, and concience.

W6BOW
 

Dear 4SQRP,

Please let me know if the following is not an appropriate post to the 4SQRP group. I thought it relevant.

Ham Radio - The RS-918 clone of a clone of an outstanding open source SDR transceiver, the mcHF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByGeUlNsHiU&feature=youtu.be

My (W6BOW) "comment" ...

Kevin. Excellent video in every respect. I'm on a tight budget and would have jumped on this unbelievable bargain but for your clone/common source opinions and conclusions. I'm now seriously thinking about purchasing a kit direct from Chris and building with using skills acquired building my 4SQRP Group Hilltopper20. Chinese economic/tech depredations are hot button topics. I'm old enough to remember lots of ill-will during the era of "Japan Inc.". At clone retail prices (free shipping included!) I have to wonder what kind of a living the Chinese assemblers and "kitters" are earning for their labor. I'm old enough to remember the similarly fraught era of "Japan Inc.". Kudos are due you for the aplomb with which you address the issues.

Don  W6BOW
San Francisco  CA  USA

P.S.  My XYL (of 30 years) is Chinese-American.

Re: ARRL directors need to hear from you....NOW!!

W6BOW
 

Ron K0ID,

Thanks for your insights and views.
Will follow the issue and act.

73

Don - W6BOW
SF  CA  USA




-----Original Message-----
From: dualraoul <rkolarik@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] ARRL directors need to hear from you....NOW!!

The recent ARRL board minutes,
<http://www.arrl.org/files/file/2019%20Board%20of%20Directors/Final%20Minutes%20July%202019.pdf> ,
recommend corralling all the email robot stations (minute 31) to the current ACDS sub bands.
It is important for the survival of cw, and all narrow band modes operating in the RTTY/Data
amateur radio sub bands, that the ARRL directors hear from each one of you on the issue.

Winlink has charged their supporters to get “angry” and contact their directors to oppose confining
all automatic activity to the defined ACDS sub bands. If you’ve ever had one of these robots get
activated on top of your QSO’s you know what the problem is. Winlink is also opposed to the idea that
all digital amateur transmissions should be open to copy over the air.

As of now I’ve seen some rather venomous emails on other lists from the emcomm “save the world”
crowd and the blue water boating forums are lighting up in response to the “get angry” Winlink request.
At stake is loss of free email for the boaters, and the emcomm contingent believes they have a
“statutory obligation” to ply their trade. Emcomm is important but it’s a voluntary activity, not an obligation.

Please contact your ARRL division director and anyone else you can think of to counter the “get angry”
request by Winlink, unless you want the bands to turn into a Winlink email free fire zone.Those of you
that can remember what RM-11306 tried to do, Winlink everywhere, including the phone bands, know
what’s at stake if the Winlink bunch flood the directors and don’t hear from anyone else.

Full disclosure, I’m the author of FCC RM-11831 that sort of kicked off this firestorm.
Feel free to cross post this to any lists that may have an interest in defeating the
“get angry” Winlink spectrum take over. You may see this more than once.

Ron K0IDT

Re: Nouveau 75 Help needed

Bill VanKirk
 

Dave,
I received the mod kit for the Nouveau yesterday and got it installed today. The receive audio sounds great. My transmit audio is still bad though. Had a muffled sound and I have a buzzing sound on the audio when the mic is keyed. I am not a surface mount guy so can't do a lot of trouble shooting but wonder if you have any suggestions on what to check. Appreciate your comments.

73
Bill


On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:39 PM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, the distortion you are noticing is coming from the TA7642.  I'm working on a design fix to replace that IC.  Stand by, it will be a couple days for a solution, and a couple weeks for an update kit.

73 Dave



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Bill
W0PT

Re: Brutus Bash 2019

W6BOW
 

Johnny et. al,

Finally got around to opening the Brutus Bash 2019 album.
Terrific pics!  

Hope to join in next time together with my (much) better-half XYL.

Thanks to all of you guys and gals for your very good work(s).

Don - W6BOW
San Francisco  CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
To: main <main@4sqrp.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Brutus Bash 2019

Here is the link to the album.
You will need to be logged into groups.io to view the photos.


Hope you enjoy them!
72
Johnny AC0BQ

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 8:21 PM Johnny Matlock via Groups.Io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge 
Nice pictures Bert.
Tell Sharon thanks for taking them.
I have a few more that Bruce sent me, I will see if I can add them to your folder.
I’m going to try to post a link to the folder on the reflector, if I can remember how??
72
Johnny

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear Bert and All,

Terrific!

Wish we could have been able to join in.

Can't wait to view the pics!

Will be there next year hopefully.

Thanks and best to Bert N0YJ and All,

DON - W6BOW
SF CA USA


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert <e1dslr@...>
To: main <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Subject: [4SQRP] Brutus Bash 2019

Another fun Brutus outing, I posted the pictures that my wife Sharon
took on the IO group photo page.

Great food, Johnny and Pam's ribs and breakfast burritos, Ed and Karen
made brats and red cabbage, and Joe's wife made some homemade cookies,
Sharon brought a couple of salads and the watermelon. It was all good.

Not much radio wave propagation, but nothing new there.

Johnny and Pam rented the pavilion again this year, that really helps.


72's

Bert

N0YJ





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Re: QRP Guys

Gwen Patton
 

They've never failed to deliver anything I've ordered from them, including a replacement toroid that was missing from a kit. They do NOT ship quickly, and don't usually respond to emails. The only receipt you'll ever get is the PayPal receipt, so don't bother asking. Like the website says, they only ship once a week, so if you were unlucky enough to order something the day after they ship for the week, you'll be waiting a week before they ship your item, and no, they won't contact you other than the payment receipt, and you will not get a tracking number.

I do love their products, though. I have a lot of fun building them.

Gwen, NG3P

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 9:15 AM Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io <w9hifmemorialstation=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I just got a small shipment from them this week.?? It was my Raspberry PI top hat for WSPR.

On 9/19/2019 22:25, Jeff Logullo N0??MII wrote:
I've had pretty good luck, actually, whenever I've ordered from QRPGuys.

And now that I think about it... hm... I seem to recall... yes, here it is, right from their web site. They're pretty clear about setting shipping expectations:

We ship product via First Class U.S.P.S., once a week, domestic and international to all countries except??Italy and Korea. If you have placed an order after the cut off point for that week it will not ship that week.

So in this world of Amazon Prime and next-day shipment of stuff, that once-a-week shipping can seem so... well, FOREVER to wait.

But I've always felt it was worth it.



On Sep 19, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Mike D <vfd.ninja@...> wrote:

They usually take forever to ship and even longer to respond to inquiries.

Mike kd5rjz

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 8:35 PM keith ford via Groups.Io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Vacation maybe???

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there??? Tnx George/W2BPI


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QRP Guys

George H. Gates
 

I was not getting his e-mails. Not in spam folder. W are now in contact. Don't know where these e-mails go sometimes! 72 Geo/W2BPI

Re: QRP Guys

Leland Lannoye
 

I just got a small shipment from them this week.?? It was my Raspberry PI top hat for WSPR.

On 9/19/2019 22:25, Jeff Logullo N0??MII wrote:
I've had pretty good luck, actually, whenever I've ordered from QRPGuys.

And now that I think about it... hm... I seem to recall... yes, here it is, right from their web site. They're pretty clear about setting shipping expectations:

We ship product via First Class U.S.P.S., once a week, domestic and international to all countries except??Italy and Korea. If you have placed an order after the cut off point for that week it will not ship that week.

So in this world of Amazon Prime and next-day shipment of stuff, that once-a-week shipping can seem so... well, FOREVER to wait.

But I've always felt it was worth it.



On Sep 19, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Mike D <vfd.ninja@...> wrote:

They usually take forever to ship and even longer to respond to inquiries.

Mike kd5rjz

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 8:35 PM keith ford via Groups.Io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Vacation maybe???

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there??? Tnx George/W2BPI


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Mini-Mini Key

_Dave_K0MBT
 
Edited

I have been using small morse keys and offering them to others. My smallest is a straight key that weighs about 20 grams (.7 oz) The mini-mini

Recent review of the mini-mini key by Craig WB3GCK
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73    Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys

Re: QRP Guys

Shawn Reed
 

I think they get pinched for time around the time of school starting. Hang in there, I'd say. 73, kf7yff.

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:26:01 PM PDT, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:


I've had pretty good luck, actually, whenever I've ordered from QRPGuys.

And now that I think about it... hm... I seem to recall... yes, here it is, right from their web site. They're pretty clear about setting shipping expectations:

We ship product via First Class U.S.P.S., once a week, domestic and international to all countries except Italy and Korea. If you have placed an order after the cut off point for that week it will not ship that week.

So in this world of Amazon Prime and next-day shipment of stuff, that once-a-week shipping can seem so... well, FOREVER to wait.

But I've always felt it was worth it.



On Sep 19, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Mike D <vfd.ninja@...> wrote:

They usually take forever to ship and even longer to respond to inquiries.

Mike kd5rjz

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 8:35 PM keith ford via Groups.Io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Vacation maybe? 

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI


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Re: QRP Guys

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

I've had pretty good luck, actually, whenever I've ordered from QRPGuys.

And now that I think about it... hm... I seem to recall... yes, here it is, right from their web site. They're pretty clear about setting shipping expectations:

We ship product via First Class U.S.P.S., once a week, domestic and international to all countries except Italy and Korea. If you have placed an order after the cut off point for that week it will not ship that week.

So in this world of Amazon Prime and next-day shipment of stuff, that once-a-week shipping can seem so... well, FOREVER to wait.

But I've always felt it was worth it.



On Sep 19, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Mike D <vfd.ninja@...> wrote:

They usually take forever to ship and even longer to respond to inquiries.

Mike kd5rjz

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 8:35 PM keith ford via Groups.Io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Vacation maybe? 

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI


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Re: I Built a NS 40 transmitter and have a question !

Walter - K5EST
 

Yes, there is a heatsink! Please see the picture at:


73,

Walter Dufrain - K5EST - QRPcw



On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:55 PM Frank Artieta <zino395a@...> wrote:
I just today built a NS 40 transmitter !
I put it on my dummy load and plugged it into my 12-volt lead-acid battery
All is wonderful :)
The thing is !
My kit did not have a heat sink
Least I never ever remember seeing one 

What I wonder is
Do I really need a heat sink for the IRF510 
I use a 4.5 Ah sealed lead acid battery as my primary power source !
It is fully charged at about 12.8 volts
I have not tested anything to see power this transmitter is actually putting out
I am not the kind of fella who has any ambition to drive anything hard !
I just want it to percolate
Hope this makes sense !
I always appreciate any feedback :)
72 73 88 de KD5ALD

I Built a NS 40 transmitter and have a question !

Frank Artieta
 

I just today built a NS 40 transmitter !
I put it on my dummy load and plugged it into my 12-volt lead-acid battery
All is wonderful :)
The thing is !
My kit did not have a heat sink
Least I never ever remember seeing one 

What I wonder is
Do I really need a heat sink for the IRF510 
I use a 4.5 Ah sealed lead acid battery as my primary power source !
It is fully charged at about 12.8 volts
I have not tested anything to see power this transmitter is actually putting out
I am not the kind of fella who has any ambition to drive anything hard !
I just want it to percolate
Hope this makes sense !
I always appreciate any feedback :)
72 73 88 de KD5ALD

Re: QRP Guys

Mike D
 

They usually take forever to ship and even longer to respond to inquiries.

Mike kd5rjz

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 8:35 PM keith ford via Groups.Io <kf4tap=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Vacation maybe? 


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI

Re: QRP Guys

keith ford
 

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, 20:35, George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1@...> wrote:

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI

Re: QRP Guys

KD5ALD
 

Hello ! I just ordered a  QRPGuys MMM+ 40m Transmitter
About a week ago !
I will reply when I and if :) 
receive it !
That way maybe you will know If they still around !
73

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 7:35 PM George H. Gates via Groups.Io <w2bpi1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI

QRP Guys

George H. Gates
 

Been trying to contact them for a week. No responce. Anybody know whats going on there?  Tnx George/W2BPI

TONIGHT'S DELTA MIKE ROMEO NET

Robert
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CHECKED IN

AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N0MII JEFF
N0SO MIKE
K0VAB VIC
KB0MOE DON
N0TGR DICK

73'S
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
BERT
N0YJ

80 meter Net Report

Johnny Matlock
 

Well 
A little thin tonight, but not a Skunk!

Check in’s were
N0YJ BERT

K9ZTV KENT 
AND 
KL7IXI MIKE

Thanks all,
Sorry for missing the 40 meter Net.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 
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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 #cal-notice

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

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where:
40 and 80 Meters

Organizer:
jomatlock@...

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

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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: Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 09/18/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Group
I’m still traveling home from out of town work.
I won’t be able to call the 40 meter Net 
Tonight.
Jump on 40 call cq 4 state and see who answers!
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

I should be home in time for the 80 meter Net at 8:30.



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM main@4SQRP.groups.io Calendar <main@4sqrp.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (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 DST central time  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP Terry.

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central DST Time Wednesday). 
The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operators are Johnny AC0BQ or Paul N0NBD.

* 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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