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Murania assembly manual

Tom Sevart
 

Does anyone have a copy of the Murania assembly manual they can email me? The links on the 4SQRP Murania page don't seem to be working.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: Murania am radio 4 states qrp assembly manual

Tom Sevart
 

Manual received, thanks!


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

Re: Murania assembly manual

Joshua Wood
 

Please see attached.

~Josh
W0ODJ

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 9:58 AM Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a copy of the Murania assembly manual they can email
me?  The links on the 4SQRP Murania page don't seem to be working.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS




Re: Murania assembly manual

John KK4ITX
 

 I was able to download it for you..... sometimes things just don't wotk.

John
KK4ITX


Click Here for Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club
Many of life's failures are people who
did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.
       Thomas A. Edison     


On Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:58 AM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a copy of the Murania assembly manual they can email
me?  The links on the 4SQRP Murania page don't seem to be working.


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Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS






Hilltopper 40

KM6KJE
 

Hilltoppers 40 not keying at startup nor keying at any other time any troubleshooting suggestions thanks

Re: Hilltopper 40

Bob Zolecki
 

Check the push button switch to make sure it’s the right sex


On Mar 3, 2019, at 2:40 PM, KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:

Hilltoppers 40 not keying at startup nor keying at any other time any troubleshooting suggestions thanks

EZKeyer III

WA0ITP
 

I have on my very cluttered bench an extra EZKeyer III.  I have no idea how I wound up with it.

It has a small diameter aluminum speed knob and is minus one rubber foot.  Sorta resembles the old joke abt the lost dog.  He was blind in one eye, half starving, had lost his right rear leg to a car, and answered to the name "Lucky".

It doesn't work, does anyone know anything about "Lucky"?  I suspect I volunteered to fix it, but need to fix my memory first.

TIA.

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

Re: EZKeyer III

David Wilcox
 

Terry,

That is what happens when “Old” hams stay up past 10 PM. Or inhaling too much solder smoke. Along with plugging in power supplies backwards and letting smoke out. I frequently purchase something that I really need and later find another one in a drawer or in a cupboard.

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Mar 3, 2019, at 10:03 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

I have on my very cluttered bench an extra EZKeyer III. I have no idea how I wound up with it.

It has a small diameter aluminum speed knob and is minus one rubber foot. Sorta resembles the old joke abt the lost dog. He was blind in one eye, half starving, had lost his right rear leg to a car, and answered to the name "Lucky".

It doesn't work, does anyone know anything about "Lucky"? I suspect I volunteered to fix it, but need to fix my memory first.

TIA.

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



Re: Hilltopper 40

Dave Benson
 

Terry-

What- if anything- does work?  Morse readout on power up?

If the Function switch polarity is OK (normally open), you might check this:

Is power getting to the ATmega328?  Pin 7 should be somewhere between 4 to 5 volts DC.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 2:40 PM KM6KJE <terry.schulz@...> wrote:
Hilltoppers 40 not keying at startup nor keying at any other time any troubleshooting suggestions thanks

Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd. 

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine.  I transmit and it it's transmitting on 14062. 

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing the new offset.  

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out. 

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to use for verifying things as well. 

Any ideas where to start? 


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73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

Dave Benson
 

Brian-

If I read that right, are you adding the CAL jumper *after* power is applied? That doesn't work- the firmware looks for the jumper only at power-up.   

It should work properly if you install the CAL jumper and *then* power up.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd. 

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine.  I transmit and it it's transmitting on 14062. 

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing the new offset.  

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out. 

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to use for verifying things as well. 

Any ideas where to start? 


--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Thanks Dave, I was installing the jumper....and then powering up. 

Will try it again tonight, and will make a note of each step. 

de KB9BVN


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:
Brian-

If I read that right, are you adding the CAL jumper *after* power is applied? That doesn't work- the firmware looks for the jumper only at power-up.   

It should work properly if you install the CAL jumper and *then* power up.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd. 

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine.  I transmit and it it's transmitting on 14062. 

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing the new offset.  

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out. 

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to use for verifying things as well. 

Any ideas where to start? 


--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



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73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

Dave Benson
 

Brian-

OK- that's good.

When you power up with the jumper already installed, you'll get 5 seconds of full power out. You can see the frequency displayed on a counter or hear the pitch on another rig.  Once the 5 seconds has elapsed and the signal disappears, you'll need to cycle power to restart the CAL for further adjustment.  Note that when you restart the CAL procedure, the startup frequency should have changed from the original. That's a sign that the adjustment is being stored.

Perhaps a good way to confirm that is to note the startup frequency each time you run the CAL procedure.  It should get closer to 14060.00 each time you run it.

// It usually takes me three 5-second cycles. At the time I wrote the code, I was concerned about PA heating if I'd set the timeout at 15 seconds.  As a result, the CAL procedure is clunkier than it really needs to be. 

73- Dave


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:56 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
Thanks Dave, I was installing the jumper....and then powering up. 

Will try it again tonight, and will make a note of each step. 

de KB9BVN


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:
Brian-

If I read that right, are you adding the CAL jumper *after* power is applied? That doesn't work- the firmware looks for the jumper only at power-up.   

It should work properly if you install the CAL jumper and *then* power up.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd. 

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine.  I transmit and it it's transmitting on 14062. 

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing the new offset.  

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out. 

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to use for verifying things as well. 

Any ideas where to start? 


--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



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73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Dave, 

GREAT!  Thanks for this.  I was powering up with CAL jumper in place...but not powering down between attempts.  When I restart the CAL procedure, will I HEAR 60r0 still but see the freq has moved on my monitor rig?  I am using my K2 to listen for the tone. 

So how's this sound? 

1. Power off the HT20
2. Move CAL jumper to CAL
3. Power up HT 20 - hear 60r0
4. Determine where the tone is being heard on the K2 - make a note. 
5. Power off HT20
6. Power up HT 20 - hear 60r0 turn tuning knob down since I am hearing tone at 14062.00 
7. When tone quits, power off HT20
8. Power up HT 20 - Hear 60r0, but note the freq has moved down on the K2 if all is working correctly? 
9. Rinse and repeat until 60r0 is heard and seen on the K2 

Do I have that right? 

Brian KB9BVN




On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 10:05 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:
Brian-

OK- that's good.

When you power up with the jumper already installed, you'll get 5 seconds of full power out. You can see the frequency displayed on a counter or hear the pitch on another rig.  Once the 5 seconds has elapsed and the signal disappears, you'll need to cycle power to restart the CAL for further adjustment.  Note that when you restart the CAL procedure, the startup frequency should have changed from the original. That's a sign that the adjustment is being stored.

Perhaps a good way to confirm that is to note the startup frequency each time you run the CAL procedure.  It should get closer to 14060.00 each time you run it.

// It usually takes me three 5-second cycles. At the time I wrote the code, I was concerned about PA heating if I'd set the timeout at 15 seconds.  As a result, the CAL procedure is clunkier than it really needs to be. 

73- Dave

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:56 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
Thanks Dave, I was installing the jumper....and then powering up. 

Will try it again tonight, and will make a note of each step. 

de KB9BVN


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:
Brian-

If I read that right, are you adding the CAL jumper *after* power is applied? That doesn't work- the firmware looks for the jumper only at power-up.   

It should work properly if you install the CAL jumper and *then* power up.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...> wrote:
I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd. 

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine.  I transmit and it it's transmitting on 14062. 

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing the new offset.  

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out. 

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to use for verifying things as well. 

Any ideas where to start? 


--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



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73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Re: EZKeyer III

WA0ITP
 

Hi Dave,
indeed.  I have a bunch of unbuilt kits peeking at me late at night from their storage box  :o)
72 WAØITP
I love this radio stuff.
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
On 3/4/2019 3:58 AM, David Wilcox via Groups.Io wrote:

Terry,

That is what happens when “Old” hams stay up past 10 PM.  Or inhaling too much solder smoke.  Along with plugging in power supplies backwards and letting smoke out.  I frequently purchase something that I really need and later find another one in a drawer or in a cupboard.

Dave K8WPE 

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Mar 3, 2019, at 10:03 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:

I have on my very cluttered bench an extra EZKeyer III.  I have no idea how I wound up with it.

It has a small diameter aluminum speed knob and is minus one rubber foot.  Sorta resembles the old joke abt the lost dog.  He was blind in one eye, half starving, had lost his right rear leg to a car, and answered to the name "Lucky".

It doesn't work, does anyone know anything about "Lucky"?  I suspect I volunteered to fix it, but need to fix my memory first.

TIA.

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









Re: Hilltopper 20 Weirdness

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>
 

Dave

Many thanks for the input.  When my HT20 is tuned to 14060, I hear it on 14060 on every other radio I own.  When I key up the K2 on 14060....I get 14059.9 on the HT20...When I key up the K1 on 14060...I get 14059.9 on the HT20.

YAY...close enough for my old ears.  Filter is 400 Hz correct?

Ya know....a man with two watches, never knows what time it is. On my old SW 40+ I was never sure of the exact frequency but always knew I was in the right band.  Work 'em if ya hear 'em!

I have to hand it to Joe Trombino too, he's a fine builder, with mad soldering skills.  Thanks for the radio Joe...now if 20m would come back to life I'll have a QSO.

de KB9BVN

Listening on 14060....for anything...

On 3/4/2019 10:08 AM, Dave Benson wrote:
Brian-

OK- that's good.

When you power up with the jumper already installed, you'll get 5 seconds of full power out. You can see the frequency displayed on a counter or hear the pitch on another rig.  Once the 5 seconds has elapsed and the signal disappears, you'll need to cycle power to restart the CAL for further adjustment.  Note that when you restart the CAL procedure, the startup frequency should have changed from the original. That's a sign that the adjustment is being stored.

Perhaps a good way to confirm that is to note the startup frequency each time you run the CAL procedure.  It should get closer to 14060.00 each time you run it.

// It usually takes me three 5-second cycles. At the time I wrote the code, I was concerned about PA heating if I'd set the timeout at 15 seconds.  As a result, the CAL procedure is clunkier than it really needs to be.

73- Dave

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:56 AM KB9BVN - <@KB9BVN <mailto:@KB9BVN>> wrote:

Thanks Dave, I was installing the jumper....and then powering up.

Will try it again tonight, and will make a note of each step.

de KB9BVN


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM Dave Benson <davek1swl@...
<mailto:davek1swl@...>> wrote:

Brian-

If I read that right, are you adding the CAL jumper *after*
power is applied? That doesn't work- the firmware looks for
the jumper only at power-up.

It should work properly if you install the CAL jumper and
*then* power up.

73- Dave, K1SWL



On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM KB9BVN - <@KB9BVN
<mailto:@KB9BVN>> wrote:

I have a Hilltopper 20, and it's being odd.

It powers up and gives me the 60r0 just fine. I transmit
and it it's transmitting on 14062.

So I followed the alignment procedure in the docs, moved
the jumper to CAL and tried adjusting per the
instructions...but it seems like the EPROM isn't storing
the new offset.

I just got the radio on Friday, and it was built by a very
experienced builder, and he was making QSOs with it before
he sent it to me.  So maybe something happened in
shipping...I don't know or care. I am happy with the radio
and I am keeping it...just want to get it figured out.

20m was dead to me all weekend, so tonight I hope to have
time to set up my sig gen and see if it is hearing where
it transmits.  I almost wonder if maybe the RIT is stuck
on...but not even sure about that.   I have a K1 and K2 to
use for verifying things as well.

Any ideas where to start?


--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey



--
73 de KB9BVN
Brian Murrey

Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
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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Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - Wed, 03/06/2019 8:00pm-9:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

When:
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
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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Success! My Hilltopper 20

W6BOW
 

Gang,

Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")

QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...

3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
https://www.wccara.com/

3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
https://www.qrz.com/db/W5T
 
73
W6BOW
Don Buckter
San Francisco

Re: Hilltopper40 kit builder wanted

 

Pat's HT20 is done! Should be in the mail in the afternoon, gets a smoken 6.8-7W out.

73
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David

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