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Good Day to Build


WA0ITP
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

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


Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hey Terry and the group.
Lots of now here, abt 6 inches with drifts!
I am working on a DIZ freqency counter kit.
Was going well till I had to stop and push snow!
72
CU at OZARKCON!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

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



Jim Kortge
 

On 3/24/2013 5:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?
You know and the rest of the 4 State gang are probably wishing they did too. Just my way of tweaking interest in the latest goodie from the K8IQY lab. :-)

Terry, maybe you could post that picture that I sent you and folks can start guessing what it is? We could turn it into a contest and the first person who figures it out gets a free one when it is ready to go......

72,

Jim, K8IQY


n0jrn <n0jrn@...>
 

An electronic keyer specifically for my Swan 700cx.

Using the Island Keyer II, a small audio amp from Kitsandparts
and HamGadgits keying adaptor.

Front panel pots for On/Off and volume, weight, tone and speed,
as well as momentary switches as required by the keyer.

My 700cx sidetone leaves a lot to be desired so desided to build
up a keyer with sidetone. Rear panel will have jacks for power,
paddles, bug and line out.

Working on the screen print now for both panels. Publisher does
a good job for that.

I've got a PigRig waiting in the wings but this one is the PigRig Plus.

Just need to get it going. Doesn't seem like I can get my teeth into
that one. It's has 72 seperate roids in it. OUCH.. Makes my fingers
hurt just thinking about it. LOL

I don't know if a picture will make it through the reflector but
I attached one of a previous rig. 60 roids on the filter boards
alone. :(

I've got all the metal for the encloure waiting. Will someone send
me on of those ROUND TO IT's LOL

73 and happy building to all:

Jerry N0JRN


----- "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@mchsi.com> wrote:

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on
installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?


Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

Working on my PigRig.  How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4 inch long binocular core transformer??  And here I bitched about the 1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY


On 3/24/2013 5:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

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



Dale Putnam
 

I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Joe Bento
 

On 3/24/2013 6:27 PM, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:
Working on my PigRig.  How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4 inch long binocular core transformer??  And here I bitched about the 1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY

When you fold the wire in half and slip it through both holes, that is one turn.  Loop both ends through the opposite holes  and you have two turns... etc.  Every time the wire passes through both holes is a turn.  If you have an even number of turns, your wire ends will exit out the side you began.

With a donut toroid, every time the wire passes through the hole is a turn.

Joe, N6DGY



Johnny AC0BQ
 

Now Dale, you can't use words like SS* on the reflector, the moderator will get ya!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 

I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS



Dale Putnam
 

oh.. I know.... you shoulda seen me hunting around for a mic to test it with.. I finally had to build one.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...; daleputnam@...
From: jomatlock@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:49:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build

 
Now Dale, you can't use words like SS* on the reflector, the moderator will get ya!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
 


I just finished a Survivor (75m ssb, no foolin ssb).
And am repairing a K1.
It is 14F with no wind (yet) and 2 inches of fluffy dry stuff.

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

 

To: 4sqrp@...
From: n2uhc@...
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:31:29 -0600
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build


 
On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:
>
>
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
> an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
> indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a
couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it
done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and
find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS





Bill Cromwell
 

On Sun, 2013-03-24 at 19:00 -0500, n0jrn wrote:
--snip---


I've got all the metal for the encloure waiting. Will someone send
me on of those ROUND TO IT's LOL

73 and happy building to all:

Jerry N0JRN

Sorry Jerry,

I was in the Navy. I'm checking the postage for a sea tuit. If I can
find one in the bottom of a junk box...

73,

Bill KU8H


Nick-WA5BDU
 

No snow or ice in central Arkansas, but it was kinda cold and windy. I'm still working on that Argonaut 505 a bit. And trying to fix my daughter's iPod Nano. (Gonna need a stronger jeweler's loupe!)

Yesterday I made a little one transistor oscillator - transmitter for AA1TJ's Vanguard project and today I spent some time CQing with it. 30 mW out on 20 meters. Here's a blog description:

http://wa5bdu.blogspot.com/2013/03/vanguard-i-transmitter.html

72-

Nick, WA5BDU


Bill Cromwell
 

On Sun, 2013-03-24 at 20:27 -0400, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:

Working on my PigRig. How can you count turns using #34 wire in a 1/4
inch long binocular core transformer?? And here I bitched about the
1/8 watt resistors...
73 de Lee
KM4YY

Do you need to take your shoes off to count that high? (evil grin).

73,

Bill KU8H


Dan Reynolds
 

Well, we finally got it. Seems like we've escaped all the bad winter weather. I don't know how you really measure snow but a ruler my wife stuck into the snow on our deck is rapidly disappearing!

They say we're due for 5 more inches. That would put it at about 17" but I doubt we'll get that much. Problem here is that the city & county don't know how to deal with it when it gets this deep. Wind is horrible. Temperature is 31 F. Supposed to warm up so it won't be around long but while it is! Whoo-wee! Lot's of fender benders and the local authorities have been on TV saying stay home.

I fixed the screen on my granddaughter's netbook today. This is the second time I've had to fix it! Ugh...
But what are you going to do?

I dug out a Taurus SSB  that I'm trying to build for 40 meters. Trying to figure out where I left off and trying to verify everything I need to "change" to put it on 40.

Looking forward to O'con. We're close now.

73  --  Dan  --  KB9JLO

PS Had a nice 20 M SSB QSO this afternoon with CT.



Tom Sevart <n2uhc@...>
 

On 03/24/2013 15:19, WA0ITP wrote:


Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing
an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power
indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?
I just finished my 20M Wilderness SST this weekend. Only took me a couple years to get the time to get it all done. I wanted to get it done in time for Ozarkcon. Now I just need to get an antenna done and find my dummy load. I'll post pics online soon.

--
Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS


Johnny AC0BQ
 

Ge Dan:
Well here in Ks I fired up the tractor and pushed that pretty white stuff (I could think of a better name?)
around for about 2 hours!
This winter is getting old!
I am ready for some spring WX!!!
72
cu at OZARKCON!
Johnny AC0BQ


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM, bcdlr <on30ng@...> wrote:
 

Well, we finally got it. Seems like we've escaped all the bad winter weather. I don't know how you really measure snow but a ruler my wife stuck into the snow on our deck is rapidly disappearing!


They say we're due for 5 more inches. That would put it at about 17" but I doubt we'll get that much. Problem here is that the city & county don't know how to deal with it when it gets this deep. Wind is horrible. Temperature is 31 F. Supposed to warm up so it won't be around long but while it is! Whoo-wee! Lot's of fender benders and the local authorities have been on TV saying stay home.

I fixed the screen on my granddaughter's netbook today. This is the second time I've had to fix it! Ugh...
But what are you going to do?

I dug out a Taurus SSB  that I'm trying to build for 40 meters. Trying to figure out where I left off and trying to verify everything I need to "change" to put it on 40.

Looking forward to O'con. We're close now.

73  --  Dan  --  KB9JLO

PS Had a nice 20 M SSB QSO this afternoon with CT.




cornhusker
 

It looks like an RF power amplifier kit...probably 5 Watts and a breadboard area for designing your own QRP XCVR/exciter circuits to use with it :) 
Great job!!
73 de K0NEB

From: Jim Kortge
To: 4sqrp@...; WA0ITP
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Good Day to Build
 
On 3/24/2013 5:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
> Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.
>
> About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
> in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
> Kinda tight.
>
> What's on your bench today?

You know and the rest of the 4 State gang are probably wishing they
did too. Just my way of tweaking interest in the latest goodie from
the K8IQY lab. :-)

Terry, maybe you could post that picture that I sent you and folks can
start guessing what it is? We could turn it into a contest and the
first person who figures it out gets a free one when it is ready to
go......

72,

Jim, K8IQY


Barney <barneyro@...>
 

       I am still working on Lindsay's Twinplex regen receiver.  I must be making the same wiring error every time.  I sure am having trouble getting it to work.

       I had it on the 'to do' area, and it just might make it back there...hi

     Maybe soon I can get to some of my other kits.

73

Barney



On 3/24/2013 4:19 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Looks like it has been a good dat to build all over the 4 state area.

About 2" here on the ground, none in the streets. Working on installing an HPM
in an Altoids along with a switch, battery, jacks, and a power indicating LED.
Kinda tight.

What's on your bench today?

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



 

Great day for antenna work. 75 degrees and sunny.

73 de AF9W
Bob in Tucson


Gary - W0MNA
 

We had about 6 inches of blowing snow here on Saturday/Sunday so I spend Sunday building a 40 meter SSB exciter kit from Kanga.
 
This device puts out 1 mW of RF and if you opt to build the suggested amplifier you can boost that up to 500 mW.  It's called the Micro T2 and there is a companion receiver that goes with it but I have plenty of 40 meter receivers so I have not purchased that kit.  These kits were articles in QST magazine so you can go to the ARRL website to see them if interested.
 
Good day indeed to builds something as the bands were not very good this weekend and the number of SOTA stations on the air was very low compared to most weekends.
 
Looking forward to seeing many of you at Ozarkcon in less than two weeks now.
 
Gary A. - W0MNA


n0evh
 

Gary and all,

If you don't have a kit then download demo of EZNEC 5.0 and model some field antennas!

John N0EVH

CU at Branson soon!