Re: New Cricket Built-update
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Thanks for your help. My battery is still good at 9+ volts.
My antenna is a tuned G5RV. I’ve played with it at different times of the day and night. No, I don’t have any other suitable crystals for 80m, just the 3.579+ that came with it. I’ve got a ton of 40m ones! I’ve stayed away from 80m DIY rigs in the past for some reason. 40 seems much more versatile. I’m thinking I’m expecting too much from this thing to hear background noise which is about S3 on my 817. The fact that I could hear my neighbor very clearly and about as loud as I would expect when he was putting 5 watts into a dummy load probably indicates all is well. I’ll have to get a couple more crystals.
I built the DC-40a from QRPkits back in 2008 and tend to want to compare this with that one. It is amazing in sensitivity. Of course it has a lot more parts too! 😊
I’m not unhappy, just trying to figure out what is “normal” for the Cricket!
Have a good day on the other side of the lake.
From: 4SQRP@groups.io [mailto:4SQRP@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Peters
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] New Cricket Built-update
I am just starting to catch up on your posts. What are you using for an antenna?
What time of day are you listening on your Cricket? Do you have another crystal
or crystals for use in your Cricket? You could then change frequencies and maybe
receive a CW net (3.560)or even W1AW during a code practice transmission.
That would give you a way to compare received signal strength between your Cricket
and your FT-817.
Just a thought, Jeff K9JP
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