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Saturday, April 1, 2017

SolderSmoke Podcast #195: (We need some help!) BITX, 60, SSB History, Tribal Socketry

SENDING IT BACK

SolderSmoke Podcast #195 is available.  Link appears below (scroll down)

We’ve got a problem:   Pete Juliano and the QRP Hall of Fame  :-(  PLEASE HELP!

BENCH REPORTS
Pete Releases Smoke (wiring harness)
Pete's DifX on 60
Architecture and Dual Conversion (uBITX:   uses ALL THREE clocks on the Si5351)
The Big Kahuna
ON HACKADAY with Philco SB100 SEE!  QRP!!!!!

BITX60
Cap Stack Hack mod (with leads)
Let the smoke out of an Si5351 (shorted output) Several actually.
(Same day delivery zone for Amazon -- but no drones or parachutes yet.)
Installed scanning switch
Observations on 60.  All the weird bands have a 6 in them: 160, 60, 6
The good:  100 watt limit, wire antennas 
The bad:  Kind of cliquish-- like 75, not much of a CQ band.  Channels.  Not much activity.
Met Josh KE8CPD on 40.  BITX 40!

TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE:
Socketry:  How to keep BNC jacks from spinning loose?
Do you heat shrink?

Feel Tech Sig Gen might not have blocking cap at the output.
Speaking of which, when I spoke of the Ne602, I mostly meant blocking caps, not bypass caps.

How come they don't have a cable TV channel devoted to radios?  They have HGTV? Why not HBTV?

REPORT FROM WINTERFEST
Bad weather.  Tailgaters wimped out!
Combined forces with Armand WA1UQO.
Met up with Charles AI4OT.
Acquisitions:  1/4 phono jacks, carbon mic, vero board, disc caps, weather radio,
LARGE collection of Electric Radios from Armand.  Wow.

Electric Radio notes:   1st Fifty Years of Sideband 1991 articles by Jim Musgrove K5BZH
Why LSB on 75? -- so AMers couldn't follow to top of band
W2, W6, W8s liked phasing, W3, W4, W0 more into filter rigs.
Early SSB guys turning on carrier and talking AM hams into SSB RX.
Kelvinator Refrigerator rigs.
A reading on the homebrewing of SSB rigs.

Tony Fishpool on QSO Today!  Pete mentioned prominently.
Good Hacks from ND6T on BITXHacks,   Stockton Bridge

MAILBAG

LINK:  http://soldersmoke.com/soldersmoke195.mp3

14 comments:

  1. great ,thanks Bill & Pete,9a3xz-Mikele

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    1. Has Pete bought up all the 320X240 displays
      they seem to have disappeared or sold out
      everywhere?

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  2. Peter ---http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4-240x320-SPI-TFT-LCD-Serial-Port-Module-3-3V-PBC-Adapter-SD-ILI9341-/321496984303?hash=item4adab6aaef

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  3. Peter ---http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4-240x320-SPI-TFT-LCD-Serial-Port-Module-3-3V-PBC-Adapter-SD-ILI9341-/321496984303?hash=item4adab6aaef

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    1. Hi Mikele,
      Thanks for the link, have you used this type? Different pin outs to the one I had.
      Regards...........Peter

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  4. yes Peter ,i used this in "big Kahuna" ,you can see all info on http://n6qw.blogspot.hr/search?updated-max=2017-02-07T10:36:00-08:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false and sketch is here for arduino nano http://www.n6qw.com/Big%20Kahuna%20Sketch.html

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  5. yes Peter ,i used this in "big Kahuna" ,you can see all info on http://n6qw.blogspot.hr/search?updated-max=2017-02-07T10:36:00-08:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false and sketch is here for arduino nano http://www.n6qw.com/Big%20Kahuna%20Sketch.html

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    1. Hi Mikele,
      Thanks for the info
      73 ....Peter

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  6. Bill ,what do i have to write in mail soldersmoke@yahoo.com ???

    9a3xz,Mikele

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    1. Just tell us how you feel about Pete Juliano being expelled from the QRP Hall of Fame.

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    2. ok thanks Bill.....i send email.

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  8. Oh come on now! Let's face it; Pete has gone all QRO on us. Next thing you know, he's going to be building pleasantly blue kilowatt amps. It's high time to send that award back!

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  9. I agree with Tom. Send that award back ASAP. But then, make a deal with Farhan, to build big blue 800w amp kits as part of his enterprise, and Bob's your Uncle, you will have turned defeat into victory.

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