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Hi Randy, I think it is on page 54. An article on a 6L6 transmitter.
Maybe I could borrow it and take some pictures, then send it back?
It probably isn't very many pages?
by NT9K
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:21 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: wanted 2004 CQ Magazine October
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

wanted 2004 CQ Magazine October

Anyone have this magazine?
Looking for a copy of CQ October 2004.
Thanks..
by NT9K
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:36 pm
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: wanted 2004 CQ Magazine October
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Hi John, I built my first one by cutting off 4 inches from Mom's broom handle. I wrapped it in electrical tape and drilled a hole in each end. Then I wrapped the coax around it the taped it together. Here is a picture:
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by NT9K
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:33 pm
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: What should I use to build a center insulator?
Replies: 5
Views: 3844

Hi John, Randy's idea of the fishing pole does work pretty well. You could get the XYL to hold the fishing pole with the bail open, then use your new sling shot to shoot the weight over top the trees. Fishing line works well as it doesn't have much friction. Still, the weight needs to be heavy enoug...
by NT9K
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:10 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: testing of SWR
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Right now, I'd be too ashamed for anyone to see my radio desk. It' much worse than my kitchen table. This picture is old too. It's got lots more stuff that I'm working on now. Good thing that I don't have an XYL!
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by NT9K
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Your Radio Station
Topic: W1LIC station photo
Replies: 6
Views: 4486

There are several online test websites. A quick check on google brought up several. Here is one that looked ok: http://www.radioexam.org/ Take the online tests and keep track of the questions you miss, then use the study manual to learn the parts that hang you up. I used the Gordon West manual, but ...
by NT9K
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Studying for my Extra
Replies: 13
Views: 5863

Antique Electronic Supply has a book called building your first regen receiver. I haven't ordered it yet, but want to. After I finish my slat board transmitter, I will be wanting to build a matching receiver for it too. If you happen to find any good books, please share them with us!
by NT9K
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:12 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Books on receiver/transceiver design
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Planning for SKCC 5th Anniversary Event

Calling all SKCC Members - Planning is already underway for SKCC's 5th anniversary event to be held in January of 2011. We have secured the use of the special 1x1 callsign K3Y for the entire month of January and we will be testing some of our processes during some upcoming sprints. For those that re...
by NT9K
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:26 pm
 
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: Planning for SKCC 5th Anniversary Event
Replies: 0
Views: 1559

Hi John, yes you need a SWR meter to prune and tune your dipole. If you don't tune the antenna, you could damage your radio. As for the height of your dipole, there are other ways to get your antenna up in the air without a slingshot. I prefer to use that nylon twine. It's cheap at walmart. I like t...
by NT9K
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:06 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: testing of SWR
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

You could burn some cd's of the CW books that are posted on the SKCC website. There are several books converted to CW at different speeds. Would be easy and a lot cheaper. Look here: http://www.skccgroup.com/learn/ Click on where it says Full File Listings and then the Audio Directory. You have to k...
by NT9K
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: compact recievers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Thanks Mike and thanks for the nice review of my key on your blog. Very nice pictures you took too! Well so far, I haven't been able to get this transmitter to work. I made some simple mistakes, like I had the transistor in backwards. Then I tried putting a layer of tape between the tank coil and an...
by NT9K
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:04 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: new project
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Almost finished now. What's next? Something with tubes.
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Almost time for the smoke test!
by NT9K
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:30 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: new project
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

The original design was called the Michigan Mighty Mite, but I don't live in Michigan anymore. For lack of something better, I figured since there is only sand where I live, it might be more appropriate. Maybe not? Someone else suggested calling it the cherry one. It's on a piece of cherry wood and ...
by NT9K
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:10 pm
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: new project
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Here is my version, in progress: http://www.skccgroup.com/nt9k/images/qrp_transmitter_mite1.jpg and with the variable capacitor, things get a bit close: http://www.skccgroup.com/nt9k/images/qrp_transmitter_mite2.jpg Shouldn't take long to finish it now. Not sure what to call it? Maybe the sand mite?
by NT9K
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:52 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: new project
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

new project

I've found a new project to work on. I found a circuit in an old CQ magazine for a Michigan Mighty Mite. Mostly junkbox parts. I found this photo of a real nice version. This one is not mine, just an example! http://www.radiorud.se/mmm_qrp_big.jpg More information on how to build these can be found ...
by NT9K
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:56 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: new project
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Hi Dave, I think that there is a good chance of Larry producing a bug, someday. I doubt that it would be branded for the SKCC though. I can tell you that Larry, Randy and myself have discussed doing a bug, but thats about it. Sorry, I am so vague, but that's all I know at this stage. I do thank you ...
by NT9K
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:39 am
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: SKCC bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Thanks Mark, Ron and the others tease me all the time on the other forum. Calls it the magpie look. That's ok, I don't mind and think that some of my magpie effect has started to rub off on our friend G3YUH? That 2nd key was my first attempt at a real shiny finish. I must have put 15 coats of polyur...
by NT9K
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:55 am
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: Least amount of tools required for key making?
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

Mark, this was my 2nd key. This page loads slowly, but has nice pictures. http://www.skccgroup.com/sprint/wes/results/nt9k/ I made that key with a hand saw, dremel tool and cordless drill. I kept the corners square by using a mitre box and hand saw. The pictures at the bottom of the page are my hand...
by NT9K
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:04 am
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: Least amount of tools required for key making?
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

Screws are the hardest parts to polish. I do mine with a dremel tool and a wire wheel. Then I take them to the bench buffing wheel and polish them with a loose leaf buff using a non-cutting buffing compound. Don't have a buffing wheel? You can do it the hard way, just get some good metal polish like...
by NT9K
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: polishing adjustment screws
Replies: 3
Views: 2696

Dave, what do you plan to use them on? Straight key, bug? I like .25 or 1/4" diameter contacts on my straight keys, but .125 or 1/8th diameter for bugs. Good luck with your key. Please let us know how it turns out. I'd love to see pictures. If I can ever be of any help, let me know. FYI, there ...
by NT9K
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:35 am
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: Key contacts?
Replies: 5
Views: 3522

Hi Dave, when I first started making keys, I used to strip the contact out of big old used relays. Now, I buy them usually from a tattoo supply or pinball supply vendor. http://www.atimemachine.com/tattoo_supplies/tattoo_machine_parts.php#contactpoints http://www.superiortattoo.com/ProductInfo.aspx?...
by NT9K
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:18 am
 
Forum: Making Keys
Topic: Key contacts?
Replies: 5
Views: 3522

Hi Zeke, welcome to the SKCC. Nice to meet you and I hope we can have a QSO some day.
by NT9K
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:09 am
 
Forum: Your Radio Station
Topic: de w8eeo in Ravenswood, Wv
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

I started with a straight key and used it for over 25 years. After I joined the SKCC, I was introduced to using a bug, then I went for the sideswiper. Since all 3 have different sending methods, I don't think it really matters which one you go to next. To me, the sideswiper was the most difficult to...
by NT9K
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:57 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: What's the next key?
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Mark KJ7BS is the newsletter editor. He is tapped out with his job right now. He has offered a few times to pass it off to someone else. Nobody ever stepped up to help him or take it over. Mark, I think watches this forum, maybe he will reply to this thread? I would love to see the newsletter starte...
by NT9K
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:54 am
 
Forum: NewsLetter
Topic: Will there be new editions of the newsletter?
Replies: 2
Views: 5010

Frankenstein another Navy Flameproof

I can't get this project out of my head. I want to make a home brew blast cabinet and get some old beat up flameproof keys and sand blast them down to the bare cast aluminum. Then I want to get some epoxy putty for aluminum from Caswell and plug up the holes where the binding posts come out. Loose t...
by NT9K
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:18 pm
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Frankenstein another Navy Flameproof
Replies: 0
Views: 2371
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