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Re: Cricket 40?

Joshua Wood
 

Not sure that I'd use it often...  But my 80, 80a, and 30 need a sibling...

-Josh
W0ODJ

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 12/26/2018 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
8:00pm to 9:00pm
(GMT-06:00) 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 will be Bill KV6Z.

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.

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Re: Cricket 40?

D. Daniel McGlothin KB3MUN
 

A pair. With dummy loads, in room CW practice betwixt friends.
Daniel KB3MUN

On 12/24/2018 17:39, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

Re: Cricket 40?

Ron Edmo
 

I would be interested. I already have the Cricket80a plus Bayou Jumpers (White and Green boards)

73, Ron KF7JZH

On Dec 24, 2018 3:39 PM, "nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io" <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S


Re: Cricket 40?

Aaron Bailey
 

I'll buy one,, WA5HRC George
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On Mon, 12/24/18, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Cricket 40?
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Monday, December 24, 2018, 4:39 PM

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M
Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm
trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

Gary Kohtala
 

I would like one. Thank you.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

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On Dec 24, 2018, at 22:23, Aaron Bailey <laika1st@...> wrote:
I'll buy one,, WA5HRC George


On Mon, 12/24/18, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: [4SQRP] Cricket 40?
To: main@4SQRP.groups.io
Date: Monday, December 24, 2018, 4:39 PM

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M
Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm
trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S






Re: Cricket 40?

Peter Dehman
 

I would also be interested!
Merry Christmas to all of you and your family!!

de WA1ISA - Peter

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 5:39 PM nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

David Furst
 

Yes i would be interested in a Cricket 40. I use a pixie switch from 3rd Planet to select freqs on my Cricket 30. Seems to work well.
Dave
WA3INF

Sent from my Sprint Phone.

Re: Cricket 40?

Jeff Logullo N0̸MII
 

Couldn’t pass it up — I’m in!
Jeff N0̸MII

On Dec 24, 2018, at 4:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Outstanding!

Wayne Dillon
 

Just looked up the membership numbers on the web page, 1796 - OUTSTANDING! well done all, can we get 1800 by New Years?
Wishing you all a blessed and special Christmas day and a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
God bless all,
Wayne - NQ0RP

--
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
God Bless from Wayne Dillon - NQ0RP

Fate whispered to courageous "You cannot withstand the storm"
Courageous  whispered back "I am the storm"

Re: Cricket 40?

KD5ALD
 

I think a 40 meter cricket should have been thought of long ago :)
When you fish !
It helps to fish where the fish are :)
I think there are a lot more fish to be caught fishing in 40 meters !
The more fish the more fun !
My favorite fishing spot is and has always been from about 7.110 to about 7.125 KC 
Lots of really nice fish there !
72 73 and 88 
Merry Christmas

On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 8:43 AM Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:
Couldn’t pass it up — I’m in!
Jeff N0̸MII

On Dec 24, 2018, at 4:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: Cricket 40?

Richard AG5M
 

That's where the Novice Rig Roundup (NRR) folks hang out, 7100 to 7125. Some 575 members so far. Lots of fish...
72, Richard AG5M

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On Tue, 12/25/18, KD5ALD <73deKD5ALD@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Cricket 40?
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 10:40 AM

I think a 40 meter
cricket should have been thought of long ago :)When you
fish !It helps to fish where the fish are
:)I think there are a lot more fish to be caught
fishing in 40 meters !The more fish the more fun
!My favorite fishing spot is and has always been
from about 7.110 to about 7.125 KC Lots of
really nice fish there !72 73 and
88 Merry Christmas
On Tue,
Dec 25, 2018 at 8:43 AM Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...>
wrote:
Couldn’t pass it
up — I’m in!
Jeff N0̸MII
On Dec 24, 2018, at 4:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp=yahoo.com@groups.io>
wrote:

if 4SQRP were
to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in
one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the
investment.

73 Dave NM0S




--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: Cricket 40?

C Maas <cmaas@...>
 

I would get one.

Re: Cricket 40?

Wayne Steury
 

I wish it had some variable tuning on receive like the Pixie. That would help on CW listening. 

Wayne Steury IPhone

On Dec 25, 2018, at 1:21 PM, C Maas via Groups.Io <cmaas@...> wrote:

I would get one.

Re: Cricket 40?

Stephen Stocker
 

I would like one, also
--
Steve K7SWF

Re: Cricket 40?

W0EAX
 

I would
Ron,  W0EAX


On Dec 25, 2018, at 6:43 AM, Jeff Logullo N0̸MII <jeff@...> wrote:

Couldn’t pass it up — I’m in!
Jeff N0̸MII

On Dec 24, 2018, at 4:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

--
Jeff N0̷MII

Re: Cricket 40?

 

I'd buy one! de tom w7sua

On 12/24/2018 3:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io wrote:
if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.
73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

K0WDO Will Osborn
 

I’m a huge fan of the Cricket and thereby don’t want to be critical of it, but in the spirit of making it more useable I am responding. 

I have made many QSOs with both my 80 & 30, however, I’ve missed loads more contacts due to not hearing the other station. I’ve been contacted via alternate means many times, being told that folks were calling me back over and over yet I didn’t hear them. 

I’m by no means an expert but the results of my testing show that if a remote station zero beats me, I never hear them. They have to be quite a bit off my transmit frequency for me to hear some of them, and when I do hear them, the tone is also way off.  So, the receiver feels fairly deaf but also the offset may need tweaked. 

Transmit wise, it kicks butt; I watch the RBN and even at 750 mW I get out all over the place when using a resonant dipole at 50 feet.

For Cricket to Cricket QSOs even a few miles apart using the same freq crystal (with Larry Hastings) we find that the TX/RX is far enough off that we never hear each other, and to make it work we need to be very close, which led to my Cricket mobile setup. Better freq lineup for cricket to cricket QSOs over long distance would be a huge boon. 

For room to room QSOs in Branson, they work great but I’d like to have these transceivers in my regular rotation and for that to happen I need a more reliable receive...even if that means giving it some RX tuning ability or more pre-amplification. 

One other common complaint is that of AM broadcast interference. We can build a filter and put it in-line, but it would be nice to have that on board for the folks that don’t yet know this is an issue or how to address it without suffering too much signal loss. 

Again, I’m a user, not a designer. Just wanted to share my experience for the good of the device. I’ll say that for the money and parts count it is super neat, but a couple changes would make it a slam dunk. 

 73 to all and Merry Christmas!

Will
K0WDO
Cricketeer #13 Mixed Band

PS, to Bill KV6Z, I am looking forward to adding a new band endorsement!





On Dec 24, 2018, at 4:39 PM, nm0s_qrp via Groups.Io <ai9e_qrp@...> wrote:

if 4SQRP were to introduce a 40M Cricket, who would be interested in one?  I'm trying to gauge interest before making the investment.

73 Dave NM0S

Re: Cricket 40?

Casey
 

Crystal Sockets - won't a SIP strip fit there with the Center Pieces n cut off? And also use a SIP strip on the Crystal? They worked great on the Pig Rigs :) Anybody remember them ;)

Cricket 40

Robert
 

I’ll buy one.

Robert
K5TD