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2012 Chowdahcon &QRP to the Field

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:

W1PNS/1    1825Z

Industrial grade ESD mat 60x40cm set for protective soldering - experiences

Hi all,

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...

Website progress report

A (sort of) brief update on website upgrades and improvements.

NEQRP Meeting at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT (Saturday, April 21st 2012)

Hello all,

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.

Can't leave well enough alone...

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....

Reversed polarity on Nescaf. Pow!

Where do I get a replacement for the big chip on the board?  The switched capactive filter.  Can I get one from NEQRP club?

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