Re: [sierra_wilderness_radio] Re: S meter
- Hi Colin
Apparently the S meter is and add on HB board noted in the manual
Thank you for the offer, however QRP Bob will be copying a manual (he has none left)
for only $10 +pp - a bargain for what I need.
What I have noticed is that this Wilderness Kit purchased on that in-famous site,
has greater audio output compared to my HB ARRL versions, even when the LM386 chip
has been upgraded to the -4 version rather than the original -1.
At the moment listening to the CW pile-up on 7.026mhz from the Clipperton DXpedition
on a HB Miracle whip. Will have a horizontal loop antenna up later in the week, it will
be wire stapled under the eaves of the house.
Looking forward to finally getting this rig on the air
72 de Alex VK2KR
Will try to get a chance to copy the page Alex and send it to you. Please send me a note to cfaison@... and I will reply when I get it copied.
Colin Faison K4CML
- Hi there Alex;My Sierra was one of the last ones made. There is a diagram showing a power output meter an/or an S-meter which couples in at back of mine right next to the antenna connector. I love the ABX control on this thing, it really cuts thru the QRM.You are right about the manual being a good deal at $10, I have all 9 modules for mine, so have plenty of room to explore. Enjoy yours, and if you hear VK4TJ, say hello to him for me; or ZL2BQ.CUL;Colin Faison K4CMLSKCC 224T
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- Hi Colin
Thanks for the reply, and yes it was generous of QRP Bob to volunteer to copy
the manual for me - and really appreciated.
Bob's photo and description of the Zuni Loop contest and 73 magazines' early photo of the
Sierra project had me wanting one of these for many years.
Like you - I built the 9 modules for #1 ARRL (Norcal) Sierra and another 5 for #2 Sierra.
Now lets see - thats 94? toroids in all, now have to build the 3 additional modules for this
The reason for #3 is that the HB perspex cases in the prior 2 are not rugged enough for travelling.
This one is very plain vanilla version and have yet to mount external ABX and power pots and
the RF/S meter to the case.
Picked up a new Temperature controlled soldering iron from Hobby King
(local Warehouse) for $15 to do the soldering on this rig.
Tuner is a HB Z-match and Stockton wattmeter in a small case, and antenna for travelling
is a 30' squid pole with slinky loading coil for multiband use.
Have had a chat to VK4TJ many years ago on the SSB VK QRP natter net and think? have
had a CW contact with ZL2BQ in a Trans Tasman qrp contest back then also - I will check the log.
I had attempted to keep a sked with the other members of the North Georgia QRP Club
with their Sierras, but the propagation gods were not kind.
Hope to catch you on the bands
cfaison@... wrote:Hi there Alex;My Sierra was one of the last ones made. There is a diagram showing a power output meter an/or an S-meter which couples in at back of mine right next to the antenna connector. I love the ABX control on this thing, it really cuts thru the QRM.You are right about the manual being a good deal at $10, I have all 9 modules for mine, so have plenty of room to explore. Enjoy yours, and if you hear VK4TJ, say hello to him for me; or ZL2BQ.CUL;Colin Faison K4CMLSKCC 224T