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RE: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question

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  • KD5NWA
    Boy it s roughly 5:30PM and it s 71 degrees Fahrenheit here in NW Arkansas, yes the weather is terrible :-P ... Cecil Bayona KD5NWA www.qrpradio.com Windows
    Message 1 of 33 , Feb 5, 2006
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      Boy it's roughly 5:30PM and it's 71 degrees Fahrenheit here in NW
      Arkansas, yes the weather is terrible :-P


      At 02:38 PM 3/6/2006, you wrote:

      >Tony,
      >
      >Thanks for the info. I checked and had zero ohms on pins 14 - 15 and also
      >checked all the way back to L21. Also checked the antenna pin, also zero
      >ohms. Went back and touched up a couple of solder joints that looked a bit
      >too cold, but then again it was working before. Anyway it is acting
      >different now, so that is a step somewhere.
      >
      >If l21 was damaged by 9 VDC would it look damaged? (As in real dark
      >insulation on the windings.)
      >
      >I still need to get the antenna a bit more operational but it should be
      >sufficient for now. It is still looking too cold outside.
      >
      >I will play with it a bit more, but the effort may be better put into the v6
      >when it comes out.
      >
      >Thanks for the reply and suggestions.
      >
      >Regards,
      >Wendell - KG6RQH
      >
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com]On
      >Behalf Of Tony Parks
      >Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:23 PM
      >To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question
      >
      >
      >Hi Wendell,
      >
      >Connecting 9 VDC to the antenna connections could have damaged L21 or the
      >wiring associated with L21. Check for about zero ohms resistance between
      >pins 14 and 15 on the 15-pin header on the OSC/BPF board. If that is ok,
      >then check at the two-pin rt. angle header you have for antenna connections
      >on the QSD board. You should also see about zero ohms between the two pins
      >of your rt. angle header. If you do not see zero ohms then either L21 is
      >open or connections between the two bords on pins 14 and 15 are open.
      >
      >Hope you are able to find the problem fairly easily.
      >
      >73,
      >Tony KB9YIG
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "Wendell R. Cotton" <reedcotton@...>
      >To: <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 8:10 PM
      >Subject: RE: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question
      >
      >
      > > Why is my v5 defunct? I was getting ready to mount it into a box and was
      > > fiddling around with the connections. When I built the radio I used 90
      > > degree pins for the sound, power and antenna connections. The antenna and
      > > power having two pins apiece and the sound having three pins. This worked
      > > great assembling the radio next to my computer, and the radio worked well
      > > on
      > > 40M.
      > >
      > > Back to fiddling with the connections. While not paying attention I
      > > managed
      > > to plug the 9vdc into the antenna connector. It was about three minutes
      > > later that I noticed what I had done. I hooked the radio up properly and
      > > fired up Rocky, but I got nothing but some weak signal near the crystals
      > > frequency.
      > >
      > > That was about a week ago and it hasn't gotten better since. Then to top
      > > that off, last week the wind storms we were having here blew down the long
      > > wire I was using for an antenna.
      > >
      > > Willing to entertain ideas on how to resituate it though. (The radio, not
      > > the antenna) :)
      > >
      > > -Wendell Cotton - KG6RQH
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >


      Cecil Bayona
      KD5NWA
      www.qrpradio.com

      "Windows the worlds most successful software virus"
    • KD5NWA
      I forgot the other part of the weather, clear skies, and a mild breeze. ... Cecil Bayona KD5NWA www.qrpradio.com Windows the worlds most successful software
      Message 33 of 33 , Mar 6, 2006
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        I forgot the other part of the weather, clear skies, and a mild breeze.

        At 08:21 PM 3/6/2006, you wrote:

        >Now that's just downright evil! :-)
        >
        >
        >
        >-----Original Message-----
        >From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com]On
        >Behalf Of KD5NWA
        >Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 3:40 PM
        >To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: RE: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question
        >
        >
        >
        >Boy it's roughly 5:30PM and it's 71 degrees Fahrenheit here in NW
        >Arkansas, yes the weather is terrible :-P
        >
        >
        >At 02:38 PM 3/6/2006, you wrote:
        >
        > >Tony,
        > >
        > >Thanks for the info. I checked and had zero ohms on pins 14 - 15 and also
        > >checked all the way back to L21. Also checked the antenna pin, also zero
        > >ohms. Went back and touched up a couple of solder joints that looked a bit
        > >too cold, but then again it was working before. Anyway it is acting
        > >different now, so that is a step somewhere.
        > >
        > >If l21 was damaged by 9 VDC would it look damaged? (As in real dark
        > >insulation on the windings.)
        > >
        > >I still need to get the antenna a bit more operational but it should be
        > >sufficient for now. It is still looking too cold outside.
        > >
        > >I will play with it a bit more, but the effort may be better put into the
        >v6
        > >when it comes out.
        > >
        > >Thanks for the reply and suggestions.
        > >
        > >Regards,
        > >Wendell - KG6RQH
        > >
        > >
        > >-----Original Message-----
        > >From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com]On
        > >Behalf Of Tony Parks
        > >Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:23 PM
        > >To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        > >Subject: Re: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question
        > >
        > >
        > >Hi Wendell,
        > >
        > >Connecting 9 VDC to the antenna connections could have damaged L21 or the
        > >wiring associated with L21. Check for about zero ohms resistance between
        > >pins 14 and 15 on the 15-pin header on the OSC/BPF board. If that is ok,
        > >then check at the two-pin rt. angle header you have for antenna connections
        > >on the QSD board. You should also see about zero ohms between the two pins
        > >of your rt. angle header. If you do not see zero ohms then either L21 is
        > >open or connections between the two bords on pins 14 and 15 are open.
        > >
        > >Hope you are able to find the problem fairly easily.
        > >
        > >73,
        > >Tony KB9YIG
        > >
        > >----- Original Message -----
        > >From: "Wendell R. Cotton" <reedcotton@...>
        > >To: <softrock40@yahoogroups.com>
        > >Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 8:10 PM
        > >Subject: RE: [softrock40] SoftRock v6.0 bill of materials question
        > >
        > >
        > > > Why is my v5 defunct? I was getting ready to mount it into a box and
        >was
        > > > fiddling around with the connections. When I built the radio I used 90
        > > > degree pins for the sound, power and antenna connections. The antenna
        >and
        > > > power having two pins apiece and the sound having three pins. This
        >worked
        > > > great assembling the radio next to my computer, and the radio worked
        >well
        > > > on
        > > > 40M.
        > > >
        > > > Back to fiddling with the connections. While not paying attention I
        > > > managed
        > > > to plug the 9vdc into the antenna connector. It was about three minutes
        > > > later that I noticed what I had done. I hooked the radio up properly
        >and
        > > > fired up Rocky, but I got nothing but some weak signal near the crystals
        > > > frequency.
        > > >
        > > > That was about a week ago and it hasn't gotten better since. Then to
        >top
        > > > that off, last week the wind storms we were having here blew down the
        >long
        > > > wire I was using for an antenna.
        > > >
        > > > Willing to entertain ideas on how to resituate it though. (The radio,
        >not
        > > > the antenna) :)
        > > >
        > > > -Wendell Cotton - KG6RQH
        > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        >Cecil Bayona
        >KD5NWA
        >www.qrpradio.com
        >
        >"Windows the worlds most successful software virus"
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        KD5NWA
        www.qrpradio.com

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