Welcome to NoGa
North Georgia QRP Club!
This small, but growing, group of amateur radio
enthusiasts, most of whom are within 90 miles (and more) of Atlanta, are interested
in promoting the development of the branch of amateur radio known as QRP - building and
operating low power transmitters, receivers and transceivers.
The NoGaQRP club meets monthly at 10AM
on the second Saturday of the month at the
Baptist Church in Buckhead.
The address is 3626
Peachtree Rd. (corner of Wieuca Rd.), Atlanta, 30336.
reserved the activities center which is a separate building out in the back of the parking
lot. Click on the map for directions. Click on the building picture to get the
The NoGa Kitting operation is in the process of being moved to a
Any orders received after August 20th will not be shipped until late
New Meeting Day!. Second Saturday.
next NoGaQRP meeting is scheduled for
Saturday September 10th, 2005
August 13 - Back to the Clubhouse
What is it? Well you needed to be at the meeting to grasp the whole
picture. We had a great time. Jack, K5FSE, showed off his new
tennis ball launcher. Tom Dooley, K4TJD, moderated. We had
several items for the show and tell, gave the "L" list a good tongue
thrashing, learned a little more about Ed's, N4XY, GDMs and Harold,
KE6TI, had some interesting give aways. And Phil, K4PQC is getting
slimmer all the time.
Atlanta Radio Club Fest
We set up a booth at the Atlanta Radio Club Hamfest.
Several members attended. Pickett and Russ set up the banner and supplied some rigs
to demonstrate QRP.
April 30th, NoGaQRP participated in the 2005 QRP to the Field. The
theme this year was
"Ridin' the Rails". We operated from the
Southeast Railroad Museum in Duluth.
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- April 2, 2005
We had a great turn out for the April Meeting. Wey brought in his rewired and good looking
battery pack of 4 ea 7 amp hour batteries. Phil brought in some lamps that he found
to be of value for the shack. He talked the store into a great price. And
passed on the "deal".
- March 5, 2005
Dick is listening to Guy tell us about the chances of stray currents causing damage when
using a UPS for a 12 volt source and a backup line voltage supply at the same time.
- Feb 5, 2005
It was a beautiful day, maybe that accounted for attendance being less than usual.
Joe,W4JHR did a great job of chairing the meeting, Marvin brought in a lot of free
goodies, and Steve contributed a number of extra door prizes, beyond the usual $ 15.00
gift certificate from HRO.
Phil continues to reduce the weight of his Sprint XCVR .
- January 8, 2005
Great Meeting Marvin presented a lot of information on rechargeable batteries. Guy
reminded us that the Tuesday evening net is still alive and kicking. We could use a
few more check-ins. More...
Kits Still Available !
Useful and Practical
New "Guppette" Available
A new Kit from the North Georgia QRP Club. The
GUPPY is a semi-break-in antenna switching unit. The circuit board and
circuit details are from "W1FB's QRP Notebook" published by the ARRL in
1991. This is the perfect companion for your Tuna Tin 2. The GUPPY
is $13.00 plus $2.00 s/h. DX is $5.00 s/h. Click here for details.
Check out the GuppyWaTTaPiG special.
All 3 of NoGa's electronic kits can be purchased for $40.00 plus $5.00 s/h ($12.00
DX) if they are ordered at the same time. See the Guppy documentation for this "ultimate"
The "Guppette" is a solid state "voltage"
keyer for rigs such as the TT2 and FireBall 40. It is $2.00 when ordered with the
Guppy or other NoGa product or $3.00 pp ($4.00 DX) when ordered by itself.
||NoGaWaTT Kit Still
Available! The world famous North Georgia QRP Club world famous NoGaWatt
Meter Kit was the subject of the first annual NoGa/Flying Pigs buildathon at this year's
Four Days In May. It was also featured in an issue of the NJQRP
The NoGaWaTT is a QRP watt meter and SWR meter kit
based on the "Stockton" design found in the 1996 ARRL Handbook pp. 22.36.
The NoGaWatt is $25.00. ( $28.00 DX) includes shipping. Click here for details.
||NoGaPiG Kit Still
Available! The world famous North Georgia QRP Club world famous NoGaPiG
Kit It was also featured in the NJQRP "Homebrewer".
NoGaPiG is a QRP "Power/Indicator Guard".
This electronic power supply monitor protects your qrp equipment from direct shorts,
reverse polarity and over voltage. The PiG includes an LED to alert for low
voltage. This is useful during field activities where a battery change may be
needed. The PiG has a resetable Polyfuse so you don't have to carry extra fuses to
the field. The kit includes all parts except the enclosure and external connectors..
The PiG board has real estate for (parts are not included) for an electronic CW
keyer and a static hiss filter for use with headphones. NoGaPiG is $13.00 plus
$2.00 s/h conus. ( $5.00 DX). Click here for details.
||NoGa Compendium Volume 1
- 2001 Still Available! This publication is 117 pages of
fun packed information with schematics, pictures, assembly instructions, tips and errata.
It is professionally produced in a spiral bound manual that will lie flat when you are
building. NoGa Compendium Volume 1 is $12.00 plus $2.00 s/h
conus, media rate. (First Class/Priority is $4.00) DX is $5.00. click here for details.
||Please note: All forms of payment
must be acceptable for deposit in a U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. No items requiring
bank collection will be accepted.
Activity Fun Nights
Club members meet for chatting, testing rigs, and HAVING FUN:
Tuesday night we have the 2 meter FM net. At 9 PM on the Atlanta Radio
Club repeater on The frequency is 146.82/22 with a PL of 142.5.
(Thanks to Guy Puckett, AF4MN for volunteering to run this net.. 9/17/2002)
Tuesday night we have the cw qrp net. At 9:30 PM Eastern on 3686.4 KC on
Join us and try out that rig. If you don't have a QRP rig, call us with your KW or
what-have-you. But try to turn off all the power you can and HV FN.!! (Sometimes the
NCS doesn't even make it but check anyway). This is a slow speed net. Whom
ever is NCS will normally slow down to the slowest check in speed.
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5. At the present time there is an informal round table (RT) every night on 3625.00
MHz. This is a very short (and very slow) net and we generally have 3 or 4 checkins.
We exchange signal reports, review what everyone is running and some times talk
about what we have been doing. This is not a controlled net and handled like a
normal round table. The idea behind this activity was to help folks increase their
CW skills so you are allowed to run QRO if it helps in this particular activity. (as
of 9/2003 and still going!)
QRP ARCI Many members of the NoGaQRP group also
belong to the
international QRP club - QRP Amateur Radio Club International.
If you would like to visit the QRP ARCI web site, simply click on the symbol below.
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