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I took part in this event in 2009, and have enjoyed the pictures taken yesterday. The wind looks much tamer than what it was three years ago when Carl and I hoisted a nice box antenna, but then it was towards the end of the afternoon and no antenna was attached. A delta or delta conyne kite is better for low-wind condx, and that looks to be what appears marooned on a pole yesterday.
As for Saturday's QRP to the Field, I decided that 40m's skip distance would best favor my five Watts making it into the Red Flops Nation. My log shows:
I have to say that I am very satisfied with my Nescaf filter. For its simplicity the performance is great and it comes to be my favourable toy. After bad experiences with esd sensitive parts soldering I decided to solve my ESD protection in the kitchen "lab" a bit better...
It's been a very busy few months for me, with work, travel, family matters, etcetera, ... but I'm finally catching-up and getting all the notes together from our meeting at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, about 5 weeks ago. Thank you for hanging-in-there with me.
The first thing that I put on my NEScaf board was a diode - in the hole for the +ve power lead. Too darn easy to get the power leads wrong!
And then I started playing!!
Discovered that when I used the filter for RTTY, it appears to work about the same as my 250 hz 8.8mhz filter - as far as the waterfall is concerned anyway. Of course the crystal filter will have other benefits - and is a lot pricier....