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CAT for CS-series

Adam Rong
 

Gang,

I think everyone should be informed of this effort by JH3BTK. He did modification for JT-65 and FT-8 before and now he is supporting CAT for CS-series.

http://www.geocities.jp/mx6s/JH3BTK2.html

Thanks to Nakajima-san for English translation.

Thanks,
Adam

Pixie 2 and NE602+LM386 videos

Adam Rong
 

Gang,

https://youtu.be/8ZXhJMG3lvQ

Finally I got the OMRON switch and completed the Pixie 2 build. I hope you will love it. As a bonus, I introduced NE602+LM386 receiver build.

Thanks,
Adam

Re: China CW rigs

 

Thank you. Now that I have the name I know where to get the kits. 73BOB AF2DX
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Re: China CW rigs

mizuhoradio@yahoo.com <mizuhoradio@...>
 

I know I'm not Larry, but the HB1B is manufactured and sold by Youkits.  You can buy them factory direct at http://www.youkirs.com or from Vibroplex, theie US distrubtor.


73,

Caitlyn K9NI



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China CW rigs

 

Larry,who is selling the HB1B CW rigs now? BOB. AF2DX
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Re: Frequency Display for Sandwich

n7rgw
 

I have new faceplates for the Display options.  I may sell the faceplates if there is a large enough demand.  But the complete kits are now available.  Still working on some improvements for the software.
You can see the differences in the photo.

Re: KN-Q7A VRS CS

kb1gmx@...
 

it was easy enough for me and was done as I tend to be impatient.  I build 
with parts I have now rather than parts that may arrive some day.

Its more a matter of experience of my youth when money was scarce'
and I had to figure out how to do things because I could not buy what 
I wanted.  Often even if money was not an issue what I wanted was 
not available though local outfits.  So I learned how to do what what 
desired.

Solving problems of whats needed and what I have are part of what 
I enjoy of building.  It is a challenge.

Allison/Kb1GMX


Re: KN-Q7A VRS CS

Adam Rong
 

It is not easy to remove turns. You can buy DIY7-21 from me at 1.5 USD each plus reasonable freight.


Thanks,
Adam


On Oct 6, 2017 9:42 AM, kb1gmx@... [CHINA_QRP] wrote:
 

I'm one that does SSB from scratch and modding my KNQ7A was more for the fun buying a 

kit that does more.

15M, since we are going down the sunspot cycle I'd expect most would opt for 17M or 20M.
Good to hear there are people that are not turned off by low solar numbers.  I say that having 
done very well the bottom of last cycle on 10M running QRP (4W) homebrew SSB.

FYI with a sharp eye and tweezers its possible to remove turns from the dy-7 coils.

allison/kb1gmx


Re: KN-Q7A VRS CS

kb1gmx@...
 

I'm one that does SSB from scratch and modding my KNQ7A was more for the fun buying a 
kit that does more.

15M, since we are going down the sunspot cycle I'd expect most would opt for 17M or 20M.
Good to hear there are people that are not turned off by low solar numbers.  I say that having 
done very well the bottom of last cycle on 10M running QRP (4W) homebrew SSB.

FYI with a sharp eye and tweezers its possible to remove turns from the dy-7 coils.

allison/kb1gmx


Re: KN-Q7A VRS CS

kb1gmx@...
 

hello,

I've done 10M with KNQ7A the mods are simple but the finals i used are:

RD06hhf as its a better performer at 30mhz.
Final was IRF510, properly matched it does well even at 6M.
a RD16HHF would be a good choice too.

Coils and caps were done with toroids and variables.  The VXO crystal 
is the bigger challenge for most, I had something that worked well for around
28.400 but a SI570 or 5351 is a good choice too.

The IRF530 I have driven that at 6M and with 24V and .6W drive it's 
good for about 9W.  The magic is that the gate impedence is very 
low due to the input C is high and you drive it like any  other power 
device at low impedances.  It doesn't lack gain even at low VHF.

Allison/kb1gmx

Re: Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

Allan Esterhuizen
 

On 03-Oct-17 8:21 AM, 'Adam Rong' rongxh@... [CHINA_QRP] wrote:
 

John,

I am not very sure, but probably because the attachment is so big that Yahoo blocked it. Does anyone see the pictures?

Thanks,
Adam

On Oct 2, 2017 10:05 PM, landrjoh@... [CHINA_QRP] wrote:
 

Adam,


I don't know if it's just me, but I'm not seeing any pictures of your Pixie2 project with your message here on the CHINA_QRP Yahoo forum.

73,

John
AA7US


---In CHINA_QRP@..., wrote :

I made this popular CW radio on 2 units of Choc Perfboard today.

Not an issue for me , Yahoo isn't blocking them from what I can see

Re: Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

 

No pictures on this end either Bob AF2DX
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From: "'Adam Rong' rongxh@... [CHINA_QRP]" <CHINA_QRP@...>
Sender: CHINA_QRP@...
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:21:01 +0800
To: <CHINA_QRP@...>
ReplyTo: CHINA_QRP@...
Subject: Re: [CHINA_QRP] Re: Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

 

John,

I am not very sure, but probably because the attachment is so big that Yahoo blocked it. Does anyone see the pictures?

Thanks,
Adam


On Oct 2, 2017 10:05 PM, landrjoh@... [CHINA_QRP] <CHINA_QRP@...> wrote:
 

Adam,


I don't know if it's just me, but I'm not seeing any pictures of your Pixie2 project with your message here on the CHINA_QRP Yahoo forum.

73,

John
AA7US


---In CHINA_QRP@..., <rongxh@...> wrote :

I made this popular CW radio on 2 units of Choc Perfboard today.

Re: Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

Adam Rong
 

John,

I am not very sure, but probably because the attachment is so big that Yahoo blocked it. Does anyone see the pictures?

Thanks,
Adam


On Oct 2, 2017 10:05 PM, landrjoh@... [CHINA_QRP] wrote:
 

Adam,


I don't know if it's just me, but I'm not seeing any pictures of your Pixie2 project with your message here on the CHINA_QRP Yahoo forum.

73,

John
AA7US


---In CHINA_QRP@..., wrote :

I made this popular CW radio on 2 units of Choc Perfboard today.

Re: From Bob AF2DX

 

Hi ADAM. No family here so things are quite on holidays. Making Contacts is hard with all the QRM but did manage. A few 1 to 200 miles aways big DX but it keep my CW up. Have a nice Holiday BOB AF2DX
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From: "Adam Rong rongxh@... [CHINA_QRP]" <CHINA_QRP@...>
Sender: CHINA_QRP@...
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:59:40 +0800
To: <CHINA_QRP@...>
ReplyTo: CHINA_QRP@...
Subject: Re: [CHINA_QRP] From Bob AF2DX

 

Hi Bob,


Good to hear from you again. Take care of yourself and your family.

Here in China, it is a national holiday equivalent to July 4 in US. We have several days off, so we will plan for a family trip driving my car.

Thanks,
Adam

在 2017年10月2日,下午11:26,beargyrils@... [CHINA_QRP] <CHINA_QRP@...> 写道:

 

Still here but in the hospital again with my HB1B QRP radio To much QRM but copy strong stations OK. 73 BoB AF2DX
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Re: From Bob AF2DX

Adam Rong
 

Hi Bob,

Good to hear from you again. Take care of yourself and your family.

Here in China, it is a national holiday equivalent to July 4 in US. We have several days off, so we will plan for a family trip driving my car.

Thanks,
Adam

在 2017年10月2日,下午11:26,beargyrils@... [CHINA_QRP] <CHINA_QRP@...> 写道:

 

Still here but in the hospital again with my HB1B QRP radio To much QRM but copy strong stations OK. 73 BoB AF2DX
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From Bob AF2DX

 

Still here but in the hospital again with my HB1B QRP radio To much QRM but copy strong stations OK. 73 BoB AF2DX
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Re: TXCO with CS-Series Transceiver?

Adam Rong
 

John,

Of course it will work with a TCXO if you need better stability. TCXO is an active crystal, and the accuracy is very high, so I suppose there is no need for calibration.

Thanks,
Adam

在 2017年10月2日,下午10:32,landrjoh@... [CHINA_QRP] <CHINA_QRP@...> 写道:

 

Hi Adam,


What considerations should be made to replace the stock crystal oscillator with a TXCO (Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator) on the Sandwich VFO for greater frequency stability when operating on digital modes?


Can the frequency of the Sandwich VFO oscillator be safely changed if needed?  Lower?  Higher?


Thank you,


John

AA7US

TXCO with CS-Series Transceiver?

AA7US
 

Hi Adam,


What considerations should be made to replace the stock crystal oscillator with a TXCO (Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator) on the Sandwich VFO for greater frequency stability when operating on digital modes?


Can the frequency of the Sandwich VFO oscillator be safely changed if needed?  Lower?  Higher?


Thank you,


John

AA7US

Re: Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

AA7US
 

Adam,

I don't know if it's just me, but I'm not seeing any pictures of your Pixie2 project with your message here on the CHINA_QRP Yahoo forum.

73,

John
AA7US


---In CHINA_QRP@..., <rongxh@...> wrote :

I made this popular CW radio on 2 units of Choc Perfboard today.

Pixie2 on Choc Perfboard

Adam Rong
 

Gang,

I made this popular CW radio on 2 units of Choc Perfboard today. The circuit has a 2N3906 acting as TX/RX offset as well as sidetone control (which is my modification). I plan to add a OMRON switch on the board to make it self contained CW key.

As you can see on the bottom side, there are quite a few solder bridges and short jumpers for connection purposes, but there are no long wire jumpers.

If you are interested, I can make a board kit at low cost at 7.99 USD including basic air shipping (2-4 weeks) or 9.99 USD including priority air shipping (1-3 weeks).

Thanks,
Adam