Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Zulu
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.
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Friday, November 25, 2005 Zulu
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.
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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
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Sunday, November 20, 2005 Zulu
ECN with N0SS
At 2350 I heard N0SS tuning up on 14.050 for ECN and called him with my K5OOR HFPacker amp. 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.

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W7JI Lou 599 from school with KX1. QTH Phoenix, AZ. Then QSB set in. 3W; wire in tree.
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KC5WN 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.
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Saturday, November 19, 2005 Zulu
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.
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Hamfest Buddy Kit
Photo 94
My Hamfest Buddy one-transistor milliwatt transceiver arrived from K4TWJ. Dave Ingram. Here it is before it's built.
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Friday, November 18, 2005 Zulu
At the PARC EmComm truck at 2122z I heard KQ6XA call CQ HFPack, mobile, and we talked. K5MAK ?? Mark in Minnesota, mobile, answered.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Zulu
K2 Emacs
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"
  (k2-rig-command-0 k2-next-if-filter)
  (k2-rig-command-0 k2-next-af-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)))))
    (if mode-num
 (k2-rig-command-1 k2-set-mode mode-num))))

(defun k2-dsp-notch-toggle ()
  "Toggles the K2 DSP notch filter"
  (k2-rig-command-0 k2-dsp-notch-toggle))

(defun k2-dsp-noise-reduction-toggle ()
  "Toggles the K2 DSP noise reduction filter"
  (k2-rig-command-0 k2-dsp-noise-reduction-toggle))

;;; I/O

(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
(easy-mmode-defmap k2-minor-mode-map
  '(("\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'.")

(define-minor-mode k2-minor-mode
  "Minor mode for k2-rig-control context diffs.
  nil " K2" nil)

;;; Todo:  
;;; Reading status (use Linux rigctl or read directly?)
;;; Mode line (use display-time-hook?)

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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.
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Monday, November 14, 2005 Zulu
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. 1105-1120Z
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Saturday, November 12, 2005 Zulu
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.
- posted by Leigh @ 20:01 z 0 comments
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Building an FCC-1 from Norcal QRP.
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Saturday, November 05, 2005 Zulu
At Terman Park with KX1 and PAC-12 I heard VY1JA getting ready for the CW SS. 599/519.
- posted by Leigh @ 18:41 z 0 comments
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At Terman Park I worked K7TQ who recognized my call from before. 599/559, KX1 with Pac-12. 14.061.
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