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Re: PigRig Pen Problem

WA0ITP
 

Lee,

I'm sri you'd had problems drilling the TP-19. TGo help others avoid that in
the future, I just added this note to the label files.
Before printing with your PDF program, make sure to select NONE in the "Scale"
or "Scaling Type" box.

I thought about adding this some time ago, but it got lost in Ocon preparations.

I feel responsible for your incorrect hole locations, and have an extra TPC-19
that I'll send it to you. Are you good on qrz.com?
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Mairs (SAG)" <lmairs@sagcorp.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 12:47 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] PigRig Pen Problem


|I screwed up. I printed off my label but didn't notice that the printer box
| had been checked adjust to fit screen. I drilled all the holes very
| carefully using this print out as a template. I then decided to use a 65#
| stock sheet of light blue paper for the actual label. This time I noticed
| the "Fit to.." and changed it to "Actual Size". There was a 1/4 inch
| difference between the two (Actual Size being bigger.)
|
| So much for that enclosure. This morning I've spent calling each and every
| number on the TenTec Contact List to re order a charcoal TP-19 pen, but
| every singlenumber has been busy. I tried to order firs by their web site,
| but the checkout process returned an Error Message.
|
| Is TenTec still alive out there?
|
| Lee Mairs
| KM4YY
| Romney, WV 26757
|
|
|
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

Jim Sheldon
 

Hey Guys,
All part of the original plan.  Right now I'm trying to come up with some screen shots  but so far haven't figured out how to do a screen capture of images from the Pi without using a camera to take pix of the screen.  Any ideas Walter?
 
Jim

> Wayne, you took the words right outta my mouth!!!
>
> Congrats Jim, nice to see a 4 state member figure out things before
> the geeks!
>
> 72....Walter . K5EST
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2013 1:59 PM, "Wayne Dillon"
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Jim,
>> What about writing the thing up for "The Banner"? sure would make
>> interesting reading...
>>
 


Re: PigRig Pen Problem

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

John -
Thanks for the idea. I will try that this evening since I've been calling TenTec all day and getting busy signals for every number on their web page! tried ordering from the website, but the Check Out procedure keeps giving me a Loading Error please try again.

Has anybody else had this problem?
73 de Lee
KM4YY

On 4/29/2013 2:32 PM, John R. Lonigro wrote:
Lee:

I probably shouldn't admit this to the group, but I've been known to
drill holes in the wrong place as well (I assume most of us have done
this at one time or another). However, there might be a fix if you plan
to cover the ends with paper. If the wrong holes don't overlap the right
ones, you can just drill the right ones and the blue paper will cover up
the errors. If they do overlap, you might try switching around the front
and back of the case, to minimize the overlap. I'll also put masking
tape over the wrong holes, set the case on end, and pour epoxy into the
holes. When it sets, I remove the tape and lightly sand the cover. Once
the paper label is applied, nobody (except you) will know.

Note: If the bad holes and the good holes do overlap, you might still be
able to use the case, but probably won't be able to fill the bad hole
with epoxy. At least it's worth a try before ordering a new case.

72,

John AA0VE

On 04/29/2013 12:47 PM, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:
I screwed up. I printed off my label but didn't notice that the
printer box
had been checked adjust to fit screen. I drilled all the holes very
carefully using this print out as a template. I then decided to use a 65#
stock sheet of light blue paper for the actual label. This time I noticed
the "Fit to.." and changed it to "Actual Size". There was a 1/4 inch
difference between the two (Actual Size being bigger.)

So much for that enclosure. This morning I've spent calling each and
every
number on the TenTec Contact List to re order a charcoal TP-19 pen, but
every singlenumber has been busy. I tried to order firs by their web
site,
but the checkout process returned an Error Message.

Is TenTec still alive out there?

Lee Mairs
KM4YY
Romney, WV 26757


------------------------------------

4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links





Re: The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

Walter - K5EST
 

Wayne, you took the words right outta my mouth!!!

Congrats Jim, nice to see a 4 state member figure out things before the geeks!

72....Walter . K5EST



On Apr 29, 2013 1:59 PM, "Wayne Dillon" <wayne.dillon@...> wrote:
 

Jim,
What about writing the thing up for "The Banner"? sure would make interesting reading...
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

I've been tinkering with one of those little "Raspberry Pi", Linux based, credit card sized computers trying to get it to run the Linux version of FLDIGI reliably.  Even the "B" model which I have has a processor speed that's a bit on the wimpy side (700MHz) when it comes to running sound card programs, especially FLDIGI  After a bit of parameter tweaking in FLDIGI, and a fairly inexpensive USB "dongle" sound adapter, the ICUSBAUDIO, from a company called StarTech (www.startech.com), I was able to get it working this morning.  Had a nice QSO with W2RMG on 20 Meter PSK31 using my KX3 at 5 watts out with the Pi running FLDIGI.  It didn't miss a character even with only a faint trace on the waterfall.
 
Some guys were getting FLDIGI to occasionally run by overclocking the Pi to 900+ MHz and I tried that at first with a really cheap USB sound adapter with very sketchy results.  It would send fine, but decoding was very erratic on both PSK31 and RTTY.  After swapping sound "dongles" this morning and telling FLDIGI to shut off "multi-channel" decoding plus inform it that it was running on a "slow" computer (configuration menu items) all of a sudden it started working nicely.  Turns out multi-channel decode is defaulted to ON and even if you minimize the window for it, it still remains on unless you deliberately disable it.  That appears to have been the major hangup to getting it working properly on the Pi due to seriously overtaxing the available CPU resources.  By using "Slow Computer" and no multi-channel, it's now working with everything set to normal speed and that makes the Pi run a lot cooler with very little chance of corrupting the data on the MicroSD card.  
 
I know some of you have also been playing with the "Pi" so I thought I'd share these results in case anyone else wanted to try it.  
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
 
 




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QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


Re: The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

Wayne Dillon
 

Jim,
What about writing the thing up for "The Banner"? sure would make interesting reading...
72/3 es God Bless de Wayne - KC0PMH


On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
 

I've been tinkering with one of those little "Raspberry Pi", Linux based, credit card sized computers trying to get it to run the Linux version of FLDIGI reliably.  Even the "B" model which I have has a processor speed that's a bit on the wimpy side (700MHz) when it comes to running sound card programs, especially FLDIGI  After a bit of parameter tweaking in FLDIGI, and a fairly inexpensive USB "dongle" sound adapter, the ICUSBAUDIO, from a company called StarTech (www.startech.com), I was able to get it working this morning.  Had a nice QSO with W2RMG on 20 Meter PSK31 using my KX3 at 5 watts out with the Pi running FLDIGI.  It didn't miss a character even with only a faint trace on the waterfall.
 
Some guys were getting FLDIGI to occasionally run by overclocking the Pi to 900+ MHz and I tried that at first with a really cheap USB sound adapter with very sketchy results.  It would send fine, but decoding was very erratic on both PSK31 and RTTY.  After swapping sound "dongles" this morning and telling FLDIGI to shut off "multi-channel" decoding plus inform it that it was running on a "slow" computer (configuration menu items) all of a sudden it started working nicely.  Turns out multi-channel decode is defaulted to ON and even if you minimize the window for it, it still remains on unless you deliberately disable it.  That appears to have been the major hangup to getting it working properly on the Pi due to seriously overtaxing the available CPU resources.  By using "Slow Computer" and no multi-channel, it's now working with everything set to normal speed and that makes the Pi run a lot cooler with very little chance of corrupting the data on the MicroSD card.  
 
I know some of you have also been playing with the "Pi" so I thought I'd share these results in case anyone else wanted to try it.  
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
 
 




--
http://www.qsl.net/kc0pmh/   Under construction but please visit anyway.
 
QRP -  EFFICIENCY AND SKILL, NOT POWER. 
 
I'm British by birth but American by CHOICE!

Jesus came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owe a debt we cannot pay...

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you
The Lord lift up his contenance upon you and give you peace.

God Bless from Wayne Dillon - KC0PMH

Joshua 24:14-15
2 Cor 5:17
1 Jn 2:17
 

4 State QRP Group NCS - 40m & 160m
4SQRP #95
FPQRP #342 (Flying Pigs QRP Club)
G-QRP-C #11504
NAQCC # 0759
QRP-ARCI #11505
SKCC #1155
SOC #848
30MDG#1176
NEQRP #693
GORC #192


The KX3, Raspberry Pi, and FLDIGI

Jim Sheldon
 

I've been tinkering with one of those little "Raspberry Pi", Linux based, credit card sized computers trying to get it to run the Linux version of FLDIGI reliably.  Even the "B" model which I have has a processor speed that's a bit on the wimpy side (700MHz) when it comes to running sound card programs, especially FLDIGI  After a bit of parameter tweaking in FLDIGI, and a fairly inexpensive USB "dongle" sound adapter, the ICUSBAUDIO, from a company called StarTech (www.startech.com), I was able to get it working this morning.  Had a nice QSO with W2RMG on 20 Meter PSK31 using my KX3 at 5 watts out with the Pi running FLDIGI.  It didn't miss a character even with only a faint trace on the waterfall.
 
Some guys were getting FLDIGI to occasionally run by overclocking the Pi to 900+ MHz and I tried that at first with a really cheap USB sound adapter with very sketchy results.  It would send fine, but decoding was very erratic on both PSK31 and RTTY.  After swapping sound "dongles" this morning and telling FLDIGI to shut off "multi-channel" decoding plus inform it that it was running on a "slow" computer (configuration menu items) all of a sudden it started working nicely.  Turns out multi-channel decode is defaulted to ON and even if you minimize the window for it, it still remains on unless you deliberately disable it.  That appears to have been the major hangup to getting it working properly on the Pi due to seriously overtaxing the available CPU resources.  By using "Slow Computer" and no multi-channel, it's now working with everything set to normal speed and that makes the Pi run a lot cooler with very little chance of corrupting the data on the MicroSD card.  
 
I know some of you have also been playing with the "Pi" so I thought I'd share these results in case anyone else wanted to try it.  
 
Jim - W0EB
 
 
 
 


Re: PigRig Pen Problem

John Lonigro
 

Lee:

I probably shouldn't admit this to the group, but I've been known to drill holes in the wrong place as well (I assume most of us have done this at one time or another). However, there might be a fix if you plan to cover the ends with paper. If the wrong holes don't overlap the right ones, you can just drill the right ones and the blue paper will cover up the errors. If they do overlap, you might try switching around the front and back of the case, to minimize the overlap. I'll also put masking tape over the wrong holes, set the case on end, and pour epoxy into the holes. When it sets, I remove the tape and lightly sand the cover. Once the paper label is applied, nobody (except you) will know.

Note: If the bad holes and the good holes do overlap, you might still be able to use the case, but probably won't be able to fill the bad hole with epoxy. At least it's worth a try before ordering a new case.

72,

John AA0VE

On 04/29/2013 12:47 PM, Lee Mairs (SAG) wrote:

I screwed up. I printed off my label but didn't notice that the printer box
had been checked adjust to fit screen. I drilled all the holes very
carefully using this print out as a template. I then decided to use a 65#
stock sheet of light blue paper for the actual label. This time I noticed
the "Fit to.." and changed it to "Actual Size". There was a 1/4 inch
difference between the two (Actual Size being bigger.)

So much for that enclosure. This morning I've spent calling each and every
number on the TenTec Contact List to re order a charcoal TP-19 pen, but
every singlenumber has been busy. I tried to order firs by their web site,
but the checkout process returned an Error Message.

Is TenTec still alive out there?

Lee Mairs
KM4YY
Romney, WV 26757


TTF fun

flsaas
 

A couple of members of the CRES radio club in Central Ohio and I participated in TTF at Scioto Trail State Park in southern OH,
We rented a mini cabin and had hills all around us but using a KX3 we managed to rack up 5130 points!

We worked 2 HB9's as the best DX on 40m and 9 SOTA stations.

We missed getting the FLQSO party's certificate for all of the "F L O R I D A" 1x1's though, we could not find K4O or K4A 8-)

72
WA8PGE - Fred
operating with
K8AX - Dave
N8WL - Steve


PigRig Pen Problem

Lee Mairs (SAG) <lmairs@...>
 

I screwed up. I printed off my label but didn't notice that the printer box had been checked adjust to fit screen. I drilled all the holes very carefully using this print out as a template. I then decided to use a 65# stock sheet of light blue paper for the actual label. This time I noticed the "Fit to.." and changed it to "Actual Size". There was a 1/4 inch difference between the two (Actual Size being bigger.)

So much for that enclosure. This morning I've spent calling each and every number on the TenTec Contact List to re order a charcoal TP-19 pen, but every singlenumber has been busy. I tried to order firs by their web site, but the checkout process returned an Error Message.

Is TenTec still alive out there?

Lee Mairs
KM4YY
Romney, WV 26757


Re: Pig rig reminded me of building tip

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Mike 
Excellent tip!
Tnx 
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ


On Monday, April 29, 2013, Michael McShan wrote:
 

Good morning all,

I hope everyone got to have some radio fun this weekend. I operated SOTA from Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains and made 40 qsos. Good day for me. :-)

So, Pig Rig #181 is almost finished (I know, I'm slow). I was testing the receiver when connected to the antenna, and the rig receives well but the AGC seemed like it was not working (I was getting huge, sudden shifts in audio volume). I then remembered a debugging technique that told to me years ago (I think by David WN5Y) that came to the rescue and thought I'd pass it on if it helps anyone.

The trick is to hold the printed circuit board in front of a good light source (desk lamp, whatever) and look for places where the light shines through. Using that trick, I discovered that one end of D4 had never been soldered. When fixed, the receiver works as it should.

Respectfully submitted to my esteemed colleagues and oink oink,

Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City


Re: Pig rig reminded me of building tip

WA0ITP
 

Fb MIke,

Congrats and Good Sleuthing.

----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WA�ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McShan" <n5jky@me.com>
To: <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 10:31 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Pig rig reminded me of building tip


| Good morning all,
|
| I hope everyone got to have some radio fun this weekend. I operated SOTA from
Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains and made 40 qsos. Good day for me. :-)
|
| So, Pig Rig #181 is almost finished (I know, I'm slow). I was testing the
receiver when connected to the antenna, and the rig receives well but the AGC
seemed like it was not working (I was getting huge, sudden shifts in audio
volume). I then remembered a debugging technique that told to me years ago (I
think by David WN5Y) that came to the rescue and thought I'd pass it on if it
helps anyone.
|
| The trick is to hold the printed circuit board in front of a good light source
(desk lamp, whatever) and look for places where the light shines through. Using
that trick, I discovered that one end of D4 had never been soldered. When
fixed, the receiver works as it should.
|
| Respectfully submitted to my esteemed colleagues and oink oink,
|
| Mike N5JKY
| Oklahoma City
|
| ------------------------------------
|
| 4SQRP Website: http://4sqrp.com
| OzarkCon is coming April 4-5, 2014 in Branson, MO
| View Details at http://www.ozarkcon.com/index.phpYahoo! Groups Links
|
|
|


Re: Pig rig reminded me of building tip

Stephen Roberts <steverob@...>
 

That happened to me the other day when I was troubleshooting a LiL Squall that I built a while ago and had to wait for another transistor to get it fired up. Well when I removed the old transistor the pad on the top of the board went with it, so i keep a high power led flashlight on hand and shine it through the opposite side of boards so I can see not only empty holes where components are supposed to be, but also the traces inside the board and where they go. Turned out the missing pad went straight to ground so a simple jumper to the nearest ground did the trick.

Oink back at ya

Steve
#3139
Rig #139




On Apr 29, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Michael McShan wrote:

 

Good morning all,

I hope everyone got to have some radio fun this weekend. I operated SOTA from Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains and made 40 qsos. Good day for me. :-)

So, Pig Rig #181 is almost finished (I know, I'm slow). I was testing the receiver when connected to the antenna, and the rig receives well but the AGC seemed like it was not working (I was getting huge, sudden shifts in audio volume). I then remembered a debugging technique that told to me years ago (I think by David WN5Y) that came to the rescue and thought I'd pass it on if it helps anyone.

The trick is to hold the printed circuit board in front of a good light source (desk lamp, whatever) and look for places where the light shines through. Using that trick, I discovered that one end of D4 had never been soldered. When fixed, the receiver works as it should.

Respectfully submitted to my esteemed colleagues and oink oink,

Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City



Pig rig reminded me of building tip

Michael McShan <n5jky@...>
 

Good morning all,

I hope everyone got to have some radio fun this weekend. I operated SOTA from Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains and made 40 qsos. Good day for me. :-)

So, Pig Rig #181 is almost finished (I know, I'm slow). I was testing the receiver when connected to the antenna, and the rig receives well but the AGC seemed like it was not working (I was getting huge, sudden shifts in audio volume). I then remembered a debugging technique that told to me years ago (I think by David WN5Y) that came to the rescue and thought I'd pass it on if it helps anyone.

The trick is to hold the printed circuit board in front of a good light source (desk lamp, whatever) and look for places where the light shines through. Using that trick, I discovered that one end of D4 had never been soldered. When fixed, the receiver works as it should.

Respectfully submitted to my esteemed colleagues and oink oink,

Mike N5JKY
Oklahoma City


Re: OT: Old transistors

Barney <barneyro@...>
 

What a wealth of information!  It's gonna take me a while there.

Thanks and

72

Barney


On 4/28/2013 1:24 PM, Don AE5K wrote:
 

For those who like to reminisce the "old days" and early years of the
transistor, you might be interested in looking at:

< http://semiconductormuseum.com/Museum_Index.htm >



Re: QRP TTF - my ignorance

Bill Cromwell
 

On Sun, 2013-04-28 at 09:35 -0500, David Martin wrote:

As I added to the subject line, let me ask a couple of questions so I
am not so ignorant in the future......

What is "TTF" ?

What is "MTR" ?
Hi Dave,

There is a ton of alphabet soup all over internet. The people who serve
it are *intimately* familiar with it and so they assume that everybody
knows what they mean (a mistake). Like you, when I want to know I ask.
Most times if I can't guess I just ignore it and abandon the message and
even the entire thread.

On the other hand, we can't completely abandon the soup. It's so much
easier to type VFO in place of "variable frequency oscillator". Yes,
I've had newbies ask about abbreviations that old.

Sometimes we can get it from context but wrong guesses will turn whole
threads upside down. When we serve up abbreviations and acronyms it's
good to consider the "audience" and maybe put the unabbreviated word in
once with the abbreviation in the first instance - variable frequency
oscillator (VFO) - so *all* of our readers know what that is. That would
be tedious in a short note.

So that leaves us with simply asking if it's something we're interested
in. I don't see anybody getting blasted for asking that kind of question
- at least - not on *this* list. On some other lists - beware.

73,

Bill KU8H


OT: Old transistors

Don Jackson
 

For those who like to reminisce the "old days" and early years of the transistor, you might be interested in looking at:

< http://semiconductormuseum.com/Museum_Index.htm >


Re: QRP TTF - my ignorance

LARRY MAKOSKI <w2lj@...>
 

"TTF" is To The Field
"MTR" is Mountain Top Radio

73 de Larry W2LJ

Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android



From: David Martin ;
To: <4sqrp@...>; WA0ITP ;
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP TTF - my ignorance
Sent: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:35:42 PM

 

As I added to the subject line, let me ask a couple of questions so I am not so ignorant in the future......

What is "TTF" ?

What is "MTR" ?


On 04/27/2013 10:12 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 


Re: TTF

Nick-WA5BDU
 

I decided to try the Ozark Highlands Trail, which intersects HWY 7 about 40 miles north of Russellville.

It wouldn't stop raining and there was no shelter, so I was confined to the truck.
I'm not made of sugar, but my KX3 is and I wasn't going to get it wet.
 

After the lightning seemed to have moved on, I fired up a line and pulled up my 33 foot EFHW.  I figured all the fireworks would make 40M unusable, so I didn't try the 66 footer.  Pulled the coax into the truck and was on the air.

I just stayed a bit over two hours.  Made 30 QSOs.  It was good to be able to go after the FQP stations and SOTA stations in addition to the TTF guys.


Here's the Ozark Highlands Trail, for you hikers:


72,

Nick, WA5BDU


Re: QRP TTF - my ignorance

davemrtn
 

As I added to the subject line, let me ask a couple of questions so I am not so ignorant in the future......

What is "TTF" ?

What is "MTR" ?


On 04/27/2013 10:12 AM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

I'm heading out to my favorite /P site http://www.wa0itp.com/pioneer_ridge.html
to operate in the QRPTTF event. http://www.zianet.com/qrp/qrpttf/2013.htm I
expect to be on the air by noon CDT. 40 and 20 will be the bands of interest
and I'll probably be using the MTR today.

The theme this year is historic trails and there are plenty of trails in the
park. The land was in the former owners family for at least 100 years and here
are plenty of game trails that are at least that old, and probably older. They
can't be called historic tho, so no x3 multiplier. But just getting out is its
own reward.

Today is sunny with a high around 70 F, so Im looking forward to a few hours of
fun, and hoping to work some fellow Four Staters this aft.
----------------------------------
I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com



--
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Guns don't kill people, any more than spoons & forks cause obesity.
Automobile efficiency is measured in MPG, NOT Gallons per Mile.
Amateur Radio efficiency, fun & skill is measured by Miles Per Watt, NOT Watts per Mile.

 


Re: TTF

Paul Smith
 

I could hear people working u but couldn't hear u. Maybe next time de Paul 

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 27, 2013, at 4:39 PM, "WA0ITP" <wa0itp@...> wrote:

 

I was only out for a little over 2 hrs, clouds blocked out the sun and it got
pretty cool for an old guy. Good first outing for the portable equipment tho.

The bands werent vy good, weak signals and noisy. I tried 40M but spent most of
the time on 20, and all the contacts were on 20M. Made 25 contacts including
7 SOTA contacts. I heard W2M but couldnt work it, but I did get W5O, and had a
mini pile up going around noon, 5 or 6 stations.

There were many horse folks in the park today, some with mules, man they are
noisy. There were lots of riders on the trails, and it was neat listening to
the animals. Several hikers came by to see what was up and wanted to know how
far away I had made contact. I was using a powered speaker and one lady wanted
to know what was wrong with my radio :o)

Lotsa fun. That picnic table in the primitive camping area is like an old
friend, and is a great place to play radio.

My log isn't anywhere near competitive, but I'll make up a page for the portable
ops page. Thanx to all who listened for me, I hope we made contact. If not
maybe next time.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WAØITP
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