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80M CW Checkins


WA0ITP
 

Nice night on 80M.  We had agood net with. Pat was warmest again at 60 big degrees, and Herb was coldest at 21.  Johnny checked in with N0YJ, Bert's new Argo 6, it's good to have trusting friends :o) 
 
The big news tonight was that I checked in first timer Chris who was using his RockMite 80 !!!  I had to go down to 3560 to find his genuine 579 500 mW  signal!  Good going Chris, QRPp works.  Thanks to all who made it in and to those who tried.  Checkin in were:
 

1:00

K0PE

Chris

MAXWELL, IA

1:03

W4RK

Bill

JEFF CITY, MO

1:05

W0CH

Dave

SENECA, MO

1:08

N9RLO

John

UPLAND, IN

1:12

AC0BQ

Johnny

LEBO, KS

1:15

W0IIT

Bart

PITTSBURG, KS

1:19

WR9H

Herb

ROCKFORD, IL

1:22

KD4OBQ

Pat

CHEYENNE, OK

1:26

NO0N

Barney

CLUBB, MO 

 
Man I love those straight columns, thank you Yajoo. 
Cu agn next week.
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72   WAØITP
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Nick-WA5BDU
 

I'd spent a good part of two weeks rassling with an old Ten Tec Argonaut 505 (the original Argonaut) that a guy had given me and was ready to put it on last night and check into the 80M 4SQRP net.  Got everything hooked up and hit the key and ... no output!  Turned out to be operator error -- there's a CW drive control on the back that I'd turned down while working on the rig, to avoid accidentally transmitting.  Ha! 

Oh well, next week I'll be ready.  I'm excited about this old rig. I seem to be accumulating a nice collection of classic QRP rigs without really trying.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/20/2013 8:49 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
 

Nice night on 80M.  We had agood net with. Pat was warmest again at 60 big degrees, and Herb was coldest at 21.  Johnny checked in with N0YJ, Bert's new Argo 6, it's good to have trusting friends :o) 
 



jimford80041
 

That was a real glitch with the 505 design. In the 509 TenTec moved that control to the front panel where it should be. I sold my 505 but kept the 509 to this day.

Jim --- KG0PP (peanut power, or maybe "piggie power")

--- In 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com, Nick-WA5BDU <nick-wa5bdu@...> wrote:

I'd spent a good part of two weeks rassling with an old Ten Tec Argonaut
505 (the original Argonaut) that a guy had given me and was ready to put
it on last night and check into the 80M 4SQRP net. Got everything
hooked up and hit the key and ... no output! Turned out to be operator
error -- there's a CW drive control on the back that I'd turned down
while working on the rig, to avoid accidentally transmitting. Ha!

Oh well, next week I'll be ready. I'm excited about this old rig. I
seem to be accumulating a nice collection of classic QRP rigs without
really trying.

72-

Nick, WA5BDU

On 3/20/2013 8:49 PM, WA0ITP wrote:

Nice night on 80M. We had agood net with. Pat was warmest again at 60
big degrees, and Herb was coldest at 21. Johnny checked in with N0YJ,
Bert's new Argo 6, it's good to have trusting friends :o)


W0IIT
 

Nick,

What a refreshing email. 100% of us have pulled something like that, some of us many times. It is good to smile at ourselves!!! Look forward to hearing the 505 on the net!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS


Bill Cromwell
 

On Fri, 2013-03-22 at 09:20 -0500, Bart Lawson wrote:

Nick,

What a refreshing email. 100% of us have pulled something like that,
some of us many times. It is good to smile at ourselves!!! Look
forward to hearing the 505 on the net!!!

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS

Hi,

Some of my own comments about things that can go wrong are accompanied
by "don't ask me how I know that" :)

73,

Bill KU8H