I worked W0RW
at 0215Z on 3559.00. Paul was 339 to 449 QSB QRN. Paul gave me a 599. His signal came up a bit after we signed and he responded to someone calling QRL? and he was 599 the rest of the time.
I heard JJ1BKB
Shima near Tokyo on 14.245 and got a 5x5. I think he got my call as WA5ZNT though. FT-817, SSB, HFPacker Amplifier
from San Luis Obispo to low 44ft doublet.
I set up a 44ft dipole and twin lead in a couple of trees in San Luis Obispo, CA and then used my FT-817, T1 tuner, and HFPacker amplifier
and answered RW0CD
Slav in Khabarovsk, Asiatic Russia. Slav was 5x9 and gave me a 5x7. 14.192 MHz
ECN with N0SS
At 2350 I heard N0SS
tuning up on 14.050 for ECN
and called him with my K5OOR HFPacker
He wa 569 and turned the beam at me and I was 559-569. Tom then called
RZ:KD5ONS Kevin but I couldn't hear him.
I managed QNI through QSB with QNI via N0SS, K2, 35W.
Lou 599 from school with KX1.
QTH Phoenix, AZ. Then QSB set in. 3W; wire in tree.
2351 14.054 579 QTH Santa Fe, NM Steve. Rig was running a Heathkit DX60 running 50w to a beam. RX Collins 1j4?. CWX was cool. Ant was
24ft wire up flagpole at school. I had to QRT to be home at 4PM PST or else we would have talked more.
I worked N1EA
with my KX1 and Maldol whip, PM from the school. I got a 119 but he got my call, hi hi. OM was 599 running 600w and a beam.
Hamfest Buddy Kit
My Hamfest Buddy one-transistor milliwatt transceiver arrived from K4TWJ
. Dave Ingram.
Here it is before it's built.
At the PARC EmComm truck at 2122z I heard KQ6XA
call CQ HFPack, mobile, and we talked. K5MAK
?? Mark in Minnesota, mobile, answered.
This is the beginnings of a K2 minor mode for Emacs.
;;; Leigh L. Klotz, Jr. WA5ZNU
(defvar rig-device "/dev/ttyS0")
;;; Command definitions
(defconst k2-next-if-filter "FW0000")
(defconst k2-next-af-filter "SW29")
(defconst k2-dsp-notch-toggle "SW80")
(defconst k2-dsp-noise-reduction-toggle "SW81")
(defconst k2-qsy-vfo-a "FA")
(defconst k2-qsy-vfo-b "FB")
(defconst k2-set-mode "MD")
(defconst k2-modes '(("LSB" . 1) ("USB" . 2) ("CW" . 3) ("RTTY" . 6) ("CW-R" . 7) ("RTTY-R" . 9)))
;;; Command functions
(defun k2-next-filter ()
"Goes to the next K2 Filter"
(defun k2-qsy-vfo-a (khz)
"Sets the frequency of K2 VFO A"
(interactive "NFrequency: ")
(k2-rig-command-1 k2-qsy-vfo-a (format "00%06d000" khz)))
(defun k2-qsy-vfo-b (khz)
"Sets the frequency of K2 VFO B"
(interactive "NFrequency: ")
(k2-rig-command-1 k2-qsy-vfo-b (format "00%06d000" khz)))
(defun k2-set-mode ()
"Sets the K2 Mode"
(let* ((completion-ignore-case t)
(mode-name (upcase (completing-read "Mode: " k2-modes nil t nil)))
(mode-num (and mode-name (cdr (assoc mode-name k2-modes)))))
(k2-rig-command-1 k2-set-mode mode-num))))
(defun k2-dsp-notch-toggle ()
"Toggles the K2 DSP notch filter"
(defun k2-dsp-noise-reduction-toggle ()
"Toggles the K2 DSP noise reduction filter"
(defun k2-rig-command-0 (command)
(shell-command (format "echo -n \"%s;\" > %s" command rig-device)))
(defun k2-rig-command-1 (command arg1)
(shell-command (format "echo -n \"%s%s;\" > %s" command arg1 rig-device)))
;;; Key Bindings
'(("\e`" . k2-next-filter)
([(control meta ?m)] . k2-set-mode)
([(control meta ?g)] . k2-qsy-vfo-a)
([(control meta ?n)] . k2-dsp-noise-reduction-toggle)
([(control meta ?m)] . k2-set-mode))
"Keymap for `k2-minor-mode'.")
"Minor mode for k2-rig-control context diffs.
nil " K2" nil)
;;; Reading status (use Linux rigctl or read directly?)
;;; Mode line (use display-time-hook?)
HFPack 5th Birthday QSO Party
I went to the PARC
EmComm truck today
for the HFPack
5th birthday QSO
party and opewrated 100W SSB to a vertical.
I woke up at 3:00 AM and turned on 30M and heard some east coasters
working VK5XE but he didn't hear me. I went to 40m and it was
busy and heard K0RHK
/P calling CQ on 7038.58. Jerry is camping near Sumner, NM with his FT-817 and we had a nice chat. Jerry said
it was 47F and clear there where he was using his vertical at 5W.
Jerry gave me a 539 and I gave him a 559.
From Terman Park I worked W9FFU
Glenn in Oak Harbor, CA on 14.058.
Glenn said it was 50F up there, where is 90 and retired. Glenn is
FISTS number 8828 and CC# 1144 and would like a QSO via the FISTS
Bureau. Glen gave me a 569 and I gave him 599. Pac-12, KX1 barefoot.
Building an FCC-1 from Norcal QRP.
At Terman Park with KX1 and PAC-12 I heard VY1JA
getting ready for the CW SS. 599/519.
At Terman Park I worked K7TQ
who recognized my call from before. 599/559, KX1 with Pac-12. 14.061.