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QCX+ wishlist

Roger Hill
 

It seems to me that a wire bail, so that the case can be tilted upwards for easier viewing, would be a useful addition to the list of options for the QCX+.

73
Roger
G3YTN


Re: How about an ultra-portable "QCX mini" version? #qcx

 

Hi Jack,

You and I are on the same page concerning SMD components. I programmed PLC's for a living for about 25 years (then they put me in manglement and ruined my life :D ) but for some reason Atmel/PIC programming has left me in the dust. I would very much appreciate the book recommendation.

Also- As much as I wish I could make a video like that, the video was done by one of the contributors to the thread I started. I have never been able to master the art of creating an interesting video. I've tried. I've done a bunch of night timelapse work and I've been recording any flying I do. My last video was of a flight I made into Farmington, NM. That one took a day and a half to edit. It was by no means a work of visual art. 

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73
NE5U

Mike


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

 

Darren,

I support Don's recommendation; they're a great bunch, very helpful. I have two amateur radio forum memberships: this one and that one. Make sure you bring your straight key along, though: you won't be able to log any QSO credits (and there is a huge credit system for QSOs with other SKCC members) using an electronic keyer.

Julian, N4JO, SKCC #22291.

On 6/8/2020 7:33 AM, Darren KN4WML wrote:
I haven't heard of that group before, I'll have to go and check it out, when I get home. Thanks for the info...

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 7:56 AM Don VE3IDS <ve3ids.don@...> wrote:
Darren

That's great news. Are you a member of SKCC yet? They are a great group and have a nice sked page to help get started. It is free to join and you will find lots of ops there happy to help you with your first QSOs. 

73 Don ve3ids SKCC 15145T

On Mon., Jun. 8, 2020, 7:52 a.m. Darren KN4WML, <darrent78@...> wrote:
Well the good thing is that it's operational. I went to both the RBN & Websdr and both picked up on a signal. On the few that picked up, they were around 500-600 miles away. I'm guessing that's not to bad for being the middle part of the day. I'm just glad I didn't mess this thing up, I'd hat to have to order another one and waiiiiiittttt for it to arrive.   

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:39 AM wb8yyy via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: How about a QSX

James Daldry W4JED
 

Dumb Donald was so dumb......

How...dumb...was...he??

He thought Dunning-Kruger was a middle-aged prostitute that billed for her services.

73

On 6/7/20 8:29 PM, TrueBlue wrote:
> P.S.:  Did you send me a private message a month or two back?

No, you didn't.  It was someone else.  Sorry!
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"As Dunning has suggested, the very trouble with ignorance is that it can feel just like expertise."


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

Darren KN4WML
 

I haven't heard of that group before, I'll have to go and check it out, when I get home. Thanks for the info...


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 7:56 AM Don VE3IDS <ve3ids.don@...> wrote:
Darren

That's great news. Are you a member of SKCC yet? They are a great group and have a nice sked page to help get started. It is free to join and you will find lots of ops there happy to help you with your first QSOs. 

73 Don ve3ids SKCC 15145T

On Mon., Jun. 8, 2020, 7:52 a.m. Darren KN4WML, <darrent78@...> wrote:
Well the good thing is that it's operational. I went to both the RBN & Websdr and both picked up on a signal. On the few that picked up, they were around 500-600 miles away. I'm guessing that's not to bad for being the middle part of the day. I'm just glad I didn't mess this thing up, I'd hat to have to order another one and waiiiiiittttt for it to arrive.   

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:39 AM wb8yyy via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

Don VE3IDS
 

Darren

That's great news. Are you a member of SKCC yet? They are a great group and have a nice sked page to help get started. It is free to join and you will find lots of ops there happy to help you with your first QSOs. 

73 Don ve3ids SKCC 15145T

On Mon., Jun. 8, 2020, 7:52 a.m. Darren KN4WML, <darrent78@...> wrote:
Well the good thing is that it's operational. I went to both the RBN & Websdr and both picked up on a signal. On the few that picked up, they were around 500-600 miles away. I'm guessing that's not to bad for being the middle part of the day. I'm just glad I didn't mess this thing up, I'd hat to have to order another one and waiiiiiittttt for it to arrive.   

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:39 AM wb8yyy via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

Darren KN4WML
 

Well the good thing is that it's operational. I went to both the RBN & Websdr and both picked up on a signal. On the few that picked up, they were around 500-600 miles away. I'm guessing that's not to bad for being the middle part of the day. I'm just glad I didn't mess this thing up, I'd hat to have to order another one and waiiiiiittttt for it to arrive.   


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:39 AM wb8yyy via groups.io <wb8yyy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: Shipping FAQ

Michael.2E0IHW
 

Julus, good to hear.
What shipping, customs and handling costs were incurred?

Michael 2E0IHW

On 08/06/2020 12:06, Julian Rolfe via groups.io wrote:
Pleased to say my Kit arrived today Hans, thank-you for an excellent service and nicely and well packed parcel of Ultimate 3S with associated extras.
Cheers,
Jules - G4UET


Re: Shipping FAQ

Julian Rolfe
 

Pleased to say my Kit arrived today Hans, thank-you for an excellent service and nicely and well packed parcel of Ultimate 3S with associated extras.

Cheers,
Jules - G4UET


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

 

Darren,

WSPR: Yeah... like Curt says, it can be a fiddle, but it's really worth it: the thrill of getting reports back from half way around the world is nothing short of exhilarating... well, it was for me, I'm just a big kid ;-)  You really want to read Hans' notes in the manual. Check you'r frequency is in range. Time is critical: be a second or two late on your clock, but not early. Be aware that every time you go into the beacon menu, it messes with the system time ever so slightly. Choose a frame rate no less than 10 for politeness' sake, and start on an even minute, but not on the hour. Remember to save settings.

I got a GPS unit for mine, just to make setting the clock and Maidenhead Locator easier.

CW beacon is simpler, but it relies on full QRP CW power, and sometimes even that isn't enough, so if there's anything wrong, you'll get skunked. My rig is working fine, and I still get ignored much of the time.  Conversely, I'm in Minnesota, and I got WSPR reports from Alaska, New Zealand, Brazil, Iceland, and Eastern Europe, even forgetting to switch out my antenna Z-matcher (75% power reduction!).

Good luck.

Julian, N4JO.

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On 6/8/2020 5:39 AM, wb8yyy via groups.io wrote:
Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: QCX 20 For Sale #20m

 

No sweat, thanks anyway, David; it was just an opportunistic leap, I've got other irons in the fire.

Julian N4JO

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On 6/8/2020 4:37 AM, David Griffiths wrote:
Sorry Julian, sold.
David
G4DMG


Re: PA for qcx 40m #qcx40

@CurtisM
 

Darren

Wspr can be difficult to set up, but rbn tends to be easy if your cw is discernable. Your PA circuit could have a bug, even a missimg solder joint. See if your finals even get warm. Very difficult to say, but so far indeed you have zero data on transmit.

Curt


Re: QCX 20 For Sale #20m

David Griffiths
 

Sorry Julian, sold.
David
G4DMG


Re: How about a QSX

Andy Brilleaux [O.B.E. pending] <punkbiscuit@...>
 

Km6huv John iirc.


Re: Two possible improvements for the QCX/QCX+

Gwen Patton
 

How about a USB-C port and built in sink circuit, so a Power Delivery battery bank can plug into it directly? I plan to do that with a couple of my QRP rigs. I just have a smart cable adapter at this point.

If you already have a PD bank and/or charger, your be able to use it for your phone, tablet, laptop, AND your radio. One less battery pack to haul around.

There might be ways to use USB-C for audio or data connectivity as well.  I'm not as up on those applications yet, but I'll keep pecking away at it.

73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 12:43 AM Steve in Okinawa <sfab43@...> wrote:
Time and ear stimulation, in one zero-power, steampunk accessory.


Re: Two possible improvements for the QCX/QCX+

Steve in Okinawa
 

Time and ear stimulation, in one zero-power, steampunk accessory.


Re: Polyphase board

ajparent1/KB1GMX
 

Mike,

This will be an experience for you.  After decades of crystal filter IO/Phasing radios
are like a whole level of less distortion.  Less distortion, less group delay, it sounds
much cleaner when a bunch of station in the pass band.

Allison
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Re: How about a QSX

TrueBlue
 

> P.S.:  Did you send me a private message a month or two back?

No, you didn't.  It was someone else.  Sorry!
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"As Dunning has suggested, the very trouble with ignorance is that it can feel just like expertise."


Re: How about a QSX

TrueBlue
 

On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 10:09 AM, Dave, W0DF wrote:

> True Blue you have combined excepts from my post with someone else’s but credited both to me.

Strangely, in the groups.io forums messages, there is zero trace of this!  If groups.io is producing a pig's breakfast out of posts headed for email interface, I'm somewhat amazed, but have no solution at this end.  Is it sending discarded messages that do not show up here at groups.io?  Beats me!
 
> Also, do you have a call sign?

Yes, though it's of no consequence as I never QSO.

P.S.:  Did you send me a private message a month or two back?
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"As Dunning has suggested, the very trouble with ignorance is that it can feel just like expertise."


Re: Clock Alarm with Speaker within Case #clock #case #mods

KEN G4APB
 

I used one of the other alarm outputs to control a simple ‘mute’ circuit to stop this tone when the alarm is not sounding. Instead of connecting one side of the loudspeaker to earth, connect it to another alarm output and set that output to be on (and so enabling the speaker), during 1 minute of the bong sounding.

73 Ken