Re: Low Cost 10W All Band Xcvr
Ed - ad7gr
Hello Ben,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
During my wife's and my last horse camp trip to WA I set up my solar/deep cycle battery powered station using a TS-590S into a screwdriver antenna. When she goes on her trail riding I remain in camp. The antenna has worked well in the past and the 590 has an excellent receiver. I turned off the LCD back lighting and all else I could do without and dropped the power to 10W but the 590 is still a power hungry rig and I heard very few... and weak... signals. I did send out CQs at 75W occasionally thinking that when I snagged someone I could always QRP. No luck... that fishing expedition was terrible. Either condx were awful, no one was listening, or if listening, did not want to respond.
Here's a link to my website where I describe what I set up for a field shack... http://edliko.net Of course what you see there was just the trial setup in my yard at home.
I also have and have used the ZM-2 tuner I built... a great little tuner.
When condx are good 5W is all that is needed.
Ed - ad7gr
On 7/15/2016 8:34 AM, ben@... [4sqrp] wrote: