RS232 Atmel 12-8 inductance meter. ED Online #10458
. Uses a Colpitts
Field Day Soapbox
I submitted my Soapbox
on FD 2005 to the ARRL, with pictures and a call for at least
10W SSB, 5W CW/Digital for next year. I scored 589, but would have scored
745 and been in 1B1B instead of just 1B. Last year, I scored second in
SCV section and Pacific Divsion in 1B1B, with one QSO! 5W on SSB is just
QRT Field day
Taking the antenna down.
XDIF log at WA5ZNU-FD2005.xml.
Carlos in Costa Rica gave me a 5x9 on 21.290. Portable K2.
PAARA digital network for field-day
PARA digi 145.01 temp7-7
I heard XE2GAG
Hector in Ensenada calling CQ 40 and working a gentle pileup. Hector was S9+20 into my K2 with the low 20ft
G5RV. Hector gave me 5x8 but said I had a bit of QSB. I was running
15W from my K2.
I got this solar panel a Weird Stuff Warehouse. It is 1A. The open
voltage was 19.85v in full sunlight. It came with a charge controller.
The battery is a 12v 7ah SLA that was a bit run down.
I called N5LK
because I saw signals from Talladiga, AL and Minden, LA.
He said he heard AA5XV
in Mountain View but we didn't happen to be on at the same time, despite our efforts to coordinate. Maybe the opening will be tehre tomorrow, on Father's Day. VE7AXU
John answered me from Delta, BC, Canada
(CN89nc) and gave me a strong report on 14.070 PSK31. I was using the K2 and my HFPacker amplifier
at about 35W, trying to get to Mississippi. John said he needs a card from Mississippi so I told him to give my father a call sometime.
Coming in to work today with the K1, I listened on 40m and it was a
whole different kettle of fish. I heard some S9++ sogs and a few other
QSOs but then it quieted down, so I just listened on 7040 and heard
send a few VVV's, a QRL, then CQ so I answered. I went under
an underpass just as he gave his name and copied Ron but it is Roger,
and Roger was running QRP with a Heathkit to a loop (!) antenna. I have
to get my lop up!
Roger is 62? 63? and moved from MI to Barstow in the 1980's. He ran off
at 9:30J to get breakfast.. Roger was 569 to 589 by the time I parked.
I heard K6TLL
Jim near Tule Lake, CA on 7040.2 call CQ on my way home. First
signal I heard all day, just about..Jim eas 589-599 and gave me a 599.
He is using a 250ft loop fed with heavy coax and a 4:1 balun. I want to
try a loop now that I have room for a few months. Jim is a retired
farmer, and has been a ham for 34? years, and is concerned about the
drought. The wx there was 50's and wet today, just like here.
I heard XE2VVR
Vic in Baja, California somewhere calling CQ on while listening with the K1 I'm testing, on 7031 mobile with the short 40m hamstick. Vic tried valiently and got my call, but QSB (mostly due to driving around) was bad and my signal just wasn't making it. At Amtech day someone (maybe WB6MLC
Ken suggested that I run a loop around the inside of the frame of the car, and dispence with trying to put in straps. Probably I just need to put a better ground strap from the magmount to the roof first! I just have a short piece of zipcord right now.
Bill in St Marie, ID on the K1 hamstick mobile on 7.041. Ruff 229, he was 579 QSB. Bill was running 15W, on a K2 I later found out. I think I need a better ground on my car for 40m.
I took our my KX1 and a 14ft and 24ft wire at lunch and put the short
wire on thr ground and the long one in a tree down a hillside at work.
There is a clear shot to the north and east. I called CQ on 14.060 but
heard nothing. I heard a CQ on 14.007 and listened to a QSO there.
When it ended I answered the next, and talked to VE7DEH
Victoria, who was using an Icom 730 and SB201 amp at 400W to a 50ft/leg
inverted vee up 40ft. I replied that I was using 3 watts to a 24 foot
wire up 5ft, so I was happy with the 439 QSB. Ron was 599 here. Ron is
59 and has been a ham since 1974, and wished me a good lunch.
14.034 Ron in St Paul, MN mobile from the KX1 in the car with
the short hamstick.
on 18.076 and I gave him a few calls but just got QRZ. I moved the antenna around a bit and let AA6XV
try the K2 to give him a call. He answered, calling WA5ZNU again, so we completed the QSO under my call.
I set up an OCF doublet on top of my Cabelas pole and a couple trees, and and heard ZL2BSJ
on 28.012. There was no other signal on the band. I heard a couple of QSOs and the after one, gave a call. Bert gave me a 569 QSB. He was 579-599, with my K2 at AmTech day at SLAC.
W6DXO (Garage Sale Portable)
I worked Harry W6DXO
/6 at SLAC from my front yard, with the K2 and a Pac-12 antenna.
Garage Sale Portable: K6ERO WV9I KQ6XA W0RW
At our garage sale, I set up and worked K6ERO
14342.50 K2 10W PAC12
Also a ham from San Jose stopped by to see the K2; W6VV?. He said he
worked QRP DXCC with an HW8 and was one of the first.
I heard K6OTT
/KH6 in the noise of a RTTY station on 14.060. Andreas
had just sent mail to HFNow saying he would be on at 0600z and I called
him but then the RTTY started up. I don't have my shack put back
together so I couldn't call the RTTY station. I just got the antenna up
a few hours earlier, in fact. Andreas sent mail saying he had heard me