Ausweitung, Russland kommt an Bord

  • Hello dear Friends!
    Hello dear friend Michael!

    Thank you very much for your message and interesting info. I hope you enjoyed European vacation :) When I have my two weeks Black Sea vacation I thought a lot about your Sputnik Day suggestion. There are some my offers below:

    The Sputnik Day (the Sputnik QRP Day)
    Devoted to a memory of the 1'st Sputnik launch (October 4, 1957).
    This is not a contest but activity day only.
    Date - October 4 (annually) 00 to 24 UTC Band - 15 m CW only Output power - 1 watt or less Antenna - V-dipole, Inv V or Dipole for 15 m band only
    A. only valves (tubes) 1 watt TX
    B. other 1 watt TX (TRX)
    C. SWL
    During "CQ" category "A" operators add 6 (six) dits (bips or E)
    before CQ the same like the 1'st Sputnik transmitted.
    Sample: EEEEEE CQ CQ de KH6OB KH6OB EEEEEE CQ CQ de KH6OB KH6OB pse K Participants may operate with any possible stations.
    SWLs must copy A or B callsign and other station callsign.
    Logs as extract from log book including personally data (full name,
    e-mail, WW-locator, category) and used TX (TRX) and antenna
    description in brief. Photos of home made valve TXs are welcome.
    QRP Club "72" may become an organizer of the Sputnik Day and awards/prizes for all participants.

    About Sputnik TX. For my sorry and surprise, it was impossible to find any schemes or details of Sputnik TX. It's not a Top secret for now of course :) I guess all the documentation and schemes was lost during 80-90-th "perestroyka" period, hi hi.

    About micro-tubes 1ZH29B and 1P24B. I think it's possible to find this tubes in Russia now. Also, I did not see a large problems to organize a "Sputniker" TX kits. BUT!!! There is a one major question before:
    how many buyers we have for "Sputniker" kit??? Because there is not reason to spend sum of money for 10-20 kits if we will have not a buyers, isn't it? Other problem, there is not 21 MHz xtals in Russia sorry and I should buy xtals for kits in US or UK. Otherwise, to complete the kits without xtals (buy it yourself)?

    So, my mail box open for any ideas, offers and suggestions for Sputnik Day and for "Sputniker" kit - welcome everybody!
    All the best and 72!

    > Dasvidania,
    > Mike, AA1TJ


    Oleg "Mr. 72" RV3GM / KH6OB
    === In QRP We Trust! ===

    73/2 de Peter, DL2FI
    Proud member of Second Class Operators Club SOC and Flying Pig Zapper #OOO (Certificated Kit Destroyer)

  • Greetings Oleg
    Very interesting thoughts for the Sputnik Day!
    If an agreed design can be produced, it may be best to have "local versions" of the TX kitted to make it easier to purchase components in various countries.
    Of course it would be a special thing for the "A" rigs if large quantities of the RU tubes could be found to satisfy demand.
    But if that is not possible, it would not be difficult to publish a circuit to use "local" tubes. There are several great designers on this list who might help.
    This is an exciting, global project and I think the response will be VERY good!

    'Seab' Lyon - AA1MY

    73/2 de Peter, DL2FI
    Proud member of Second Class Operators Club SOC and Flying Pig Zapper #OOO (Certificated Kit Destroyer)

  • Guys.... how about this for Sputnik Day.
    Let's say the event runs 12 hours.
    Everyone who builds a kit is assigned
    a time to beacon. with 12 hours we have
    720 minutes available. If you've got 100 kit builders, they are each assigned
    (roughly) 7 minutes each to beacon.
    Or you make it 1 4-hour event and cut down the time alloted to each.
    Then people log who they heard to a
    website. The assignments could
    simulate the Sputnik orbiting the earth.
    So the first beacon is from Russia then
    Eastern Europe, then Western Europe,
    then Eastern USA and all around the globe and back to Russia. Just a few thoughts.
    best, Jim W1PID

    73/2 de Peter, DL2FI
    Proud member of Second Class Operators Club SOC and Flying Pig Zapper #OOO (Certificated Kit Destroyer)

  • This is getting -way- too complicated. Let's just get our little HB QRP valve rigs on the air and celebrate.

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL

    73/2 de Peter, DL2FI
    Proud member of Second Class Operators Club SOC and Flying Pig Zapper #OOO (Certificated Kit Destroyer)

  • Lbr Peter, DL2FI,

    wo kommt denn der Vorschlag mit den sechs Punkten her?

    So wie ich den Original-Sputnik 1957 auf 20 MHz im Pazifik an Bord von Heinrich Schulte/DCUW gehört habe, waren das Gruppen von je drei Punkten, also das Morsezeichen "S".


  • Guten Abend HaJo,
    ich weiss es nicht, ich habe die Sputnik Aktion ja nur übermittelt. Die Texte kamen aus W un UA

    73/2 de Peter, DL2FI
    Proud member of Second Class Operators Club SOC and Flying Pig Zapper #OOO (Certificated Kit Destroyer)

  • Hallo zusammen,

    Die Sputnik-party lebt - hier nur ein paar Details aus 2012, die auch im web verfügbar sind:

    In 2012 hat Mike/AA1TJ mit einem Vanguard TX mit 30mW (
    mitgemischt und tatsächlich ein Transatlantik-QSO mit Jos/ON6WJ und seinem Sputnik-TX zuwege gebracht.

    Jos hat ausserdem u.a. ein QRP/QRPP QSO nach JA auf seiner beeindruckenden Sputnik 2012 Liste

    Der Vanguard Ansatz hat sich verselbstständigt, angedacht ist eine Aktivität im März 2013 unter Einsatz von ein-Transistor-Sendern
    mit Germanium (!) Transistor mit typischerweise um die 30mW.
    Abweichend vom Original hat man sich auf 14060kHz verständigt, um auch zufällige QRPP/QRP QSOs zu ermöglichen.
    Die Kommunikation erfolgt z.Zt. über eine 'Sputnik-(email) Liste, die von Oleg/RV3GM gepflegt wird.
    Eine handvoll Sender läuft bereits, als Beispiel hier die Version von Carlo/IZ4KBS:…/vanguard-1/epsn5723.html
    Erste ermutigende QSO-Erfolge innerhalb EU gibt's auch schon.

    Wie bereits bei der Sputnik-party wird es wohl auch bei den 'Vanguard-days' keine starren Regeln geben - ausser Spass haben
    und funken,ganz normale QRP Stationen sind selbstverständlich willkommen.

    Ich hoffe, das richtig wiedergegeben zu haben und kann bei Interesse nochmal die Einzelheiten posten,
    wenn sie sich den verfestigt haben...



  • Was sind denn das für Röhren in der Schaltung? 2P196??

    73, Günter

    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" (H.L. Mencken)