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Re: Nouveau-75

Tony Scandurra K4QE
 

I have a Nouveau-75 that is yet unbuilt.  I purchased it a couple weeks ago.  I haven't even unsealed the box yet.

Would it be possible for me to purchase the newly designed board and utilize the parts from my existing kit so I can avoid the whole daughterboard thing?

Thanks in advance!

73, Tony K4QE

Upcoming Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 11/20/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When: Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT-06:00) 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 Operator to be determined.

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 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.

QRP Magazines and CDs for sale

David Wilcox
 

I am cleaning the shack and have some QRP magazines and CDs that must go...…..

I have:

1) Low Power Communications, Volume One QRP Basics by Rich Arland,  K7HYA.  This is his first edition published by Tiare Publications 

2) Atlanticon 2000 Prodeedings March 24-25, 2000  (this is like the FDIM Proceedings, spiral bound)

3) Three  Cds of the American QRP Homebrewer Journal, Volumes 5, 6 and 7 from 2005 and 2006 (see photos) filled with articles, utilities, videos and projects.

4) Six volumes of QRP Homebrewer by the NJ QRP Club (see photos for issues and years).

I would like $25.00 to cover mailing and handling costs.  I think that is fair but if you want to dicker with me that 's OK.  I just don't want to trash this treasure trove of QRP information from the first half of the 2000's.  The cost of the mid size USPS Priority Mail box is $14.00 and change now.  Please contact me with any questions. I prefer PayPal but am flexible.

Please contact me at Djwilcox01 @ gmail dot com if interested.

Thank you.

Dave K8WPE since 1960

Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Thomas
I wouldn’t hold my breath on them being back in stock by then.

It takes a couple of weeks to get the boards after Dave makes the changes?

Sorry about the delay.
73
Johnny AC0BQ 


On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM Thomas Jenkins <shipmate33@...> wrote:
I would like to order a Nouveau-75 - for a Christmas present...what are my chances?

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Re: Nouveau-75

Thomas Jenkins
 

Thanks for info; may get different kit - for grandson.  I am getting coal in my stocking!

Re: Nouveau-75

John Lonigro
 

Depends.  Have you been naughty or nice?? (hi)


On 11/17/19 2:22 PM, Thomas Jenkins wrote:
I would like to order a Nouveau-75 - for a Christmas present...what are my chances?

Re: Nouveau-75

Leland Lannoye
 

My guess is they are at least fair.?? Mr. Cripe is extremely accommodating.


On 11/17/2019 15:22, Thomas Jenkins wrote:
I would like to order a Nouveau-75 - for a Christmas present...what are my chances?
-- 
Lee, W9HIF
The station of the Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Ham Radio long, long ago.

Re: Nouveau-75

Thomas Jenkins
 

I would like to order a Nouveau-75 - for a Christmas present...what are my chances?

Re: My experience with the Nouveau 75

Leland Lannoye
 

All the more reason to have a 40 meter version.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 7:58, Leland Lannoye via Groups.Io
<w9hifmemorialstation@...> wrote:

My bench?? equipment is largely under construction after almost 30 years of limited building and construction. Once Dave found a flaw on the little daughter board which he admitted I would likely have never found (although a new board would have accomplished the same thing), the rig has performed flawlessly for me.?? It will be part of an ARES earthquake drill Tuesday night.?? I am now on my fourth and fifth kits.?? I intend to continue.?? Hi Fi on a ham communication circuit? Gimme a break! And, I don't mean of a Kit Kat bar either!

4SQRP has done it again so far as I am concerned.

Leland J. Lannoye, W9HIF

On 11/14/2019 18:06, w9ran wrote:
On 11/13/2019 4:44 PM, ohwenzelph via Groups.Io wrote:
Is it good enough the the AM regulars aren???t going to have a hissyfit about less than superlative hi if audio???

Hi Jerry,

That's not something I worry much about ;-)?? Whenever I check in with a 5 or 10 watt AM rig they are usually so surprised they don't make any remarks about audio quality.???? The electret mic has a wide response and there's some filtering in the audio preamp, so to get a sense of what it looks like I played some 8 kHz white noise into the mic while looking at the output spectrum:

With 20 kHz span each horizontal division represents 2 kHz so you can see the Nouveau 75 passband is filled to 4 kHz - I suspect the roll-off on the low end is due to limitations in my test method.?? But this shows good audio response in the 2 kHz range that Bob Heil emphasizes is most important for intelligibility.

73, Bob W9RAN

-- 
Lee, W9HIF
The station of the Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Ham Radio long, long ago.

Re: November Issue Banner

Johnny Matlock
 

Stephen
Click on the Ozark Banner button 
On the left side of the main web page.
You will see several rows of QUA symbols.
These are the links to the banners.

Hope this helps 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM Stephen Myers via Groups.Io <smyers10=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am a DUMMY, Where is the link to the Banner? I can not find it on the Website!

73's
Steve
de HP9SAM

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Re: November Issue Banner

Stephen Myers
 

I am a DUMMY, Where is the link to the Banner? I can not find it on the Website!

73's
Steve
de HP9SAM

Re: Freq-Mite

Tom Denton
 

15 turns through L1 (basically as many turns of 24 ga, insulated wire as I could reasonably get through the toroid after the L1a and L1b had been wrapped). Solid core insulated telephone wire worked really well. You can see it in the pictures.

I ran the audio from the Freq-mite through a 100k ohm resister and to the center pin of R5, (between C2 and R5 on the schematic)

From the pictures you can see several modifications I've made. On the left is a small variable capacitor to replace the gimmick, a potentiometer to control the loudness of the freq-mite (replaced the 100k resistor), and a potentiometer to control the LM386 audio amp on the back end of a 4SQRP Hi-Per mite filter. You can also see on the left the backend of a momentary toggle switch to control the Freq-mite. 

I built the Ozark Patrol stock, then added parts and pieces one at a time, often with temporary wiring as I figured things out. I'm now neatening the wiring up. Then I'll add daisy chained SSB Mite (minus it's audio amp) and a Hi-per Mite. The toggle switches on the right allow me to select any, both, or none of the Mites as filters. All of the audio output goes through the LM386  at the back end of the Hi-per Mite which is controlled by the potentiometer on the left (mentioned above) as kind of a master volume. Sort of a - turn it up to listen through the speaker and down to listen through the headphones then control the volume through the knob on the front panel. I probably could have done it with a switch and two resistors.

One other thing to note, if you drill your Ozark Patrol front panel, drill from the front to the back. See the light colored area around the three toggle switches that I added? That's the clear coat coming up in a kind of blister. That happens when the drill bit comes through the panel. Doesn't hurt anything but it would look ugly on the front.




Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny Matlock
 

Gm Group
We are refreshing the Noveau 75 kits.

Dave Cripe is combining the piggy back receiver mod onto the main board.

They will be available again in a few weeks.

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 9:22 PM Johnny Matlock via Groups.Io <jomatlock=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ge Charles
I will check on this.
I didn’t know we were out of the first run.
72
Johnny 

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 7:49 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Speaking of the N-75, I thought I might like to build another, but I see sales are “suspended.”  Is there a timeline for rescinding the suspension?

73,

Chas - NK8O


On Nov 13, 2019, at 8:41 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Correct.I meant Q2. sri.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 7:09 PM, John Lonigro wrote:
Terry:

I'm assuming you mean Q2, not C2?  We don't want to confuse an already confused situation.

John, AA0VE

On 11/12/19 4:28 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Yes, in any event C2 has to be assembled opposite what the board silk screen shows.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 2:44 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com




--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: My experience with the Nouveau 75

Leland Lannoye
 

My bench?? equipment is largely under construction after almost 30 years of limited building and construction. Once Dave found a flaw on the little daughter board which he admitted I would likely have never found (although a new board would have accomplished the same thing), the rig has performed flawlessly for me.?? It will be part of an ARES earthquake drill Tuesday night.?? I am now on my fourth and fifth kits.?? I intend to continue.?? Hi Fi on a ham communication circuit? Gimme a break! And, I don't mean of a Kit Kat bar either!

4SQRP has done it again so far as I am concerned.

Leland J. Lannoye, W9HIF

On 11/14/2019 18:06, w9ran wrote:
On 11/13/2019 4:44 PM, ohwenzelph via Groups.Io wrote:
Is it good enough the the AM regulars aren???t going to have a hissyfit about less than superlative hi if audio???

Hi Jerry,

That's not something I worry much about ;-)?? Whenever I check in with a 5 or 10 watt AM rig they are usually so surprised they don't make any remarks about audio quality.???? The electret mic has a wide response and there's some filtering in the audio preamp, so to get a sense of what it looks like I played some 8 kHz white noise into the mic while looking at the output spectrum:

With 20 kHz span each horizontal division represents 2 kHz so you can see the Nouveau 75 passband is filled to 4 kHz - I suspect the roll-off on the low end is due to limitations in my test method.?? But this shows good audio response in the 2 kHz range that Bob Heil emphasizes is most important for intelligibility.

73, Bob W9RAN

-- 
Lee, W9HIF
The station of the Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Ham Radio long, long ago.

Re: Nouveau-75

Johnny Matlock
 

Ge Charles
I will check on this.
I didn’t know we were out of the first run.
72
Johnny 

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 7:49 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Speaking of the N-75, I thought I might like to build another, but I see sales are “suspended.”  Is there a timeline for rescinding the suspension?

73,

Chas - NK8O


On Nov 13, 2019, at 8:41 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Correct.I meant Q2. sri.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 7:09 PM, John Lonigro wrote:
Terry:

I'm assuming you mean Q2, not C2?  We don't want to confuse an already confused situation.

John, AA0VE

On 11/12/19 4:28 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Yes, in any event C2 has to be assembled opposite what the board silk screen shows.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 2:44 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com




--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: November Issue Banner

Johnny Matlock
 

Excellent  Banner Keith 
Thanks for putting this together.
Good reading.
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 1:44 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
OOPS, I meant this to go to Jeff for the next Banner.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/15/2019 1:43 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Hi Keith,

I enjoyed the Banner this month.  Here's a fun little article I wrote many years ago, pse feel free to use it in the next Banner.   http://wa0itp.com/cwinterface.html  The only place it has appeared is on the 4sqrp resource page. http://www.4sqrp.com/resource/cw_interface/cwinterface.html

Hope this helps.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/15/2019 12:52 PM, Keith Arns via Groups.Io wrote:
The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP


--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

Re: Nouveau-75

Charles W. Powell
 

Speaking of the N-75, I thought I might like to build another, but I see sales are “suspended.”  Is there a timeline for rescinding the suspension?

73,

Chas - NK8O

On Nov 13, 2019, at 8:41 AM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

Correct.I meant Q2. sri.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 7:09 PM, John Lonigro wrote:
Terry:

I'm assuming you mean Q2, not C2?  We don't want to confuse an already confused situation.

John, AA0VE

On 11/12/19 4:28 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Yes, in any event C2 has to be assembled opposite what the board silk screen shows.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 2:44 PM, Johnny Matlock wrote:
Thanks Terry
I guess the only question is:
Is the right side viewing the radio from the front?
Thanks 
Johnny 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Dave's response to the same question asked in an earlier email.

"1.  The main PCB transistor Q2 must be installed with its large flat face oriented toward the RIGHT side of the board.  The PCB silk screen is INCORRECT.  There are pictures posted that show the transistor installed in the opposite way, these are incorrect."

The manual and schematic are correct .
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/12/2019 11:56 AM, Johnny Matlock wrote:

Gm all
This question came in on the club inquiry email.

I’m not sure about the answer so I’m reposting it here?

Any ideas guys?

Thanks 
72
Johnny AC0BQ 

---------- Forwarded message ------


Question about Nouveau-75 ,
 Q2 is a bit ambiguous. I see on the photo page that, Jeff (WA8SAJ) and AC0BQ  have that diode mounted in two opposing directions. There is a note in "errata" on the users group that says "Large flat side to the right".  I agree that mounting in the correct orientation is critical , but who did it right? Which side of the board is the "Right" side as noted in the errata?

   How do I get a replacement since I probably have it soldered in backwards?

    Thank you, Gary KG8LB
--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com

--
Check out the 4SQRP website at 4sqrp.com




Re: November Issue Banner

WA0ITP
 

OOPS, I meant this to go to Jeff for the next Banner.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/15/2019 1:43 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

Hi Keith,

I enjoyed the Banner this month.  Here's a fun little article I wrote many years ago, pse feel free to use it in the next Banner.   http://wa0itp.com/cwinterface.html  The only place it has appeared is on the 4sqrp resource page. http://www.4sqrp.com/resource/cw_interface/cwinterface.html

Hope this helps.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/15/2019 12:52 PM, Keith Arns via Groups.Io wrote:
The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP


Re: November Issue Banner

WA0ITP
 

Hi Keith,

I enjoyed the Banner this month.  Here's a fun little article I wrote many years ago, pse feel free to use it in the next Banner.   http://wa0itp.com/cwinterface.html  The only place it has appeared is on the 4sqrp resource page. http://www.4sqrp.com/resource/cw_interface/cwinterface.html

Hope this helps.
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 11/15/2019 12:52 PM, Keith Arns via Groups.Io wrote:

The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP

November Issue Banner

Keith Arns
 

The November issue is now on the web site.

Enjoy,
Keith Arns
KC0PP