A good summer has ended and now comes the time for the lower
frequencies. Thanks to all for your continued use of our crystals.
Rich - N4ESS
A NEW FREQUENCY has been added to the inventory. The frequency
ia 10110 KHz. We have 2000 units of this frequency in stock
and is ready for shipping.
I have added two new frequencies to the inventory. They are both
HC49U. The frequencies are 3550 KHz and 7035 KHz. We have 2000 units of
each frequency in stock and they are ready for shipping.
The Shelby, NC Hamfest is back in Shelby. It was a great hamfest with a
really nice turnout. The only thing missing was the commercial
venders. There were no Yaesu, Icom or Kenwood reps which was very
obvious to all that attended. Other than that it was a GREAT TIME.
Peggy Lang, N4PEG, passed her Extra Class license test at the
Winter Haven Red Cross office on Saturday 6/1/2013. The testing
session was given by the Lake Wales Radio Amateurs club, LWRA.
Peggy Lang, N4PEG, passed her General Class license test at the
Lakeland Amateur Radio Club, LARC, on Monday evening 4/1. She
also signed up for Field Day club operation. Congratulations Peggy.
Peggy Lang is now N4PEG. Peggy takes care of inventory and shipping.
Her old call was KK4KYL. She makes sure the orders get out as
quickly as possible. Congratulations on the new call Peggy.
The United States Postal Service has once again raised postal rates.
The increase has increased our overseas orders from $3.80 to $6.55.
This increase is sizable and we have no control over that. We are
charging only the exact postage and no handling. This is all we can do
to lessen the charges. Thank you for your continued support of our
products. Check www.USPS.com for more information on United States
The holidays are upon us once again. This season brings with it
the hope of a New Year and new beginnings. Make a New Years
resolution to build a new antenna, refurbish an old one, get on
the air more or get someone new interested in the hobby.
Merry Christmas and Happy New from ESS.
Today we add another frequency to our HC49 crystal list. 10.116 MHz
is an HC49S package which is a short version of the HC49U. Several requests
from our customers led to adding this 30m frequency. We have 1000 in
inventory at this time. They are now listed on the crystal page.
This week the ESS crew will head to Dallas, NC. for the Shelby
Hamfest. We will leave late on Wednesday, 29 Aug and return on
Sunday 2 Sep. Due to the Labor Day weekend we will not be shipping
out orders after Wednesday 29 Aug until Tuesday 4 Sep 2012. Have
a great Labor Day weekend. Rich, N4ESS & Peggy, KK4KYL.
Today we add another frequency to our HC49 crystal list. 14050 KHz
is an HC49S package which is a short version of the HC49U. The specs are
18pf, +/- 100ppm, 0/70C, fundamental.
Today we add another frequency to our HC49 crystal list. 28030 KHz
is an HC49S package which is a short version of the HC49U. This
crystal is series resonant and a fundamental crystal not a third overtone.
This frequency is in response to several requests to have a crystal lower
in the 10 meter band.
Happy New Year! The bands are open so have a great time this
coming year. Rich - N4ESS
Ten meters has been on fire the past several weeks. DX abounds
on 10 meters. If you haven't ever tried 10 during high sunspot
activity then you don't know what excitement you are missing.
Give 10 a try. A dipole and QRP can do the job for great DX.
I know because I am working the world on 5 watts to a dipole.
Everyone has a favorite mode so get on and try 10 meters for great
Two new frequencies 7114 and 14033 KHz in HC49 are now in
stock and ready for shipping. Rich - N4ESS
Two new frequencies will be added to our HC49 crystals by mid
December. They will be 7114 and 14033 KHz. I will be posting
their arrival here and notifying a few of the reflectors. They
should be ready for shipping around 15 Dec. Rich - N4ESS
The 3880 KHz, series, resonance, crystals have arrived today.
They were specifically ordered to support the great project that
Dave Benson, Small Wonder Labs, is now producing; The Retro 75.
The crystals are ready for shipping. Again, congratulations to Dave Benson
on another great product.
As of 1 April 2010 our NEW Shipping and Mailing address will be
6645 Founders St. Zephyrhills, FL. 33542-1828 USA. The telephone
numbers and email will all remain the same.
Two new frequencies arrived today in the HC49 crystals. They are
3530 and 3885 and both are ready for shipping.
Expanded Spectrum Systems will no longer be accepting direct payments
via credit card for orders. We will continue to accept personal
checks, money orders, and you can continue to pay via credit cards
through PayPal. Thank you for your continued support of our products.
A couple of our customers have needed assistance recently
with kit construction, REMEMBER: Never hesitate to ask us. Parts
can be a problem sometimes. Remember to check the parts as you install
them. Incorrect values in the circuit will keep it from functioning and
cause lots lost time. Keep a magnifying glass handy to confirm the
values of small parts to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience
with your kit. Thank you for all the questions and keep them coming.
HW-8 QRP Transceiver -
I would like to thank everyone for visiting our site. The article,
"Smoother tuning for the HW-8 transceiver" by Bill Coleman, N4ES,
has been downloaded by our visitors more times than it would
have been seen if it had been published in a magazine. Thank
you for your patronage. If you have written an article pertaining to
Amateur Radio and would like it posted in our articles section
for public viewing please submit a copy to us for review. These
must be original articles of your own. Thanks again, Rich - N4ESS
The Freakin' Beacon just became a lot easier to program. It was
easy to begin with but now it is just plain simple. Peter Jennings,
VE3SUN, has put together a simple and easy approach to getting
the message you want with little more than just than a few keystrokes.
The link is on the link page and another on the Freakin' Beacon
page. Thanks Peter.
Listen on 28250 for the Synced beacons.
SPECIAL ORDER CRYSTALS. I have received several requests for
crystal orders on special frequencies not usually offered on our
web site. I will begin accepting requests for quotes for HC49
crystals on special frequencies. The minimum order will be
100 crystals at a price I'm sure will be pleasing.