Re: Tiana KE5ODX intro and flying pig rig and crystal questions

Joe Bento

Hi Tiana,

Another Utahn on 4SQRP! :-) I moved to Utah (Pleasant Grove) from the San Francisco Bay Area 13 years ago. I love it here - the mountains provide endless recreation opportunity, and I'm preparing myself to do some backpacking QRP operation in the Uintas or even closer to home along the Wasatch.

I've been off of HF for far too many years. I'm an electronics technician by trade, and have always loved building. I've need something to respark my interest in ham radio, and I really think the pig rig may do it! I have #143 sitting here waiting to be built. I've been holding off construction for the 7.122 crystal order announcement... of course I could just build it with the 7030.7 crystals that came with the kit.

I do need to get my HF antennas back in order, and I inquired the other day what Pleasant Grove's restrictions were for towers. Things are looking good!

Great to meet you, Tiana!

Joe, N6DGY

On 3/15/2013 9:06 AM, tianahalldds wrote:

I'm Tiana Hall KE5ODX I joined the group a few days ago. I really enjoy building radios. My very first kit was the Steve Weber's MMR 40. Probably not the best beginning kit but with a little help from an elmer got it going. I've also build an ATS3b. Dale WC7S helped me align it. I've played around with soft rocks. I hate to admit it be I do have only part way put together kits and have kits waiting for me to get started on some of them are 4sqrp kits. I'm currently working a Small wonders PSK20.

I do most of my building after my little girls (7 and 5) go to bed. I have never been married but I was a foster mom in Texas for about 5 years. I had 12 foster kids (not all at the same time) 10 returned home to their families. I was able to adopt the last two. So my building and on air time is a bit limited.

My CW skills are still progressing so if you hear me. Please be patient and you may need to slow down. I'm also studying to take my Extra exam.

Now that I've moved to Utah I'm thinking about changing my call to a 7 call.

Reading the last few posts it looks like many of you are building the new Flying pig rig. Are there any of the club 7.122 crystals left? Is it still possible to get on the list for them?

I'm excited to be in this club.

Tiana KE5ODX


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