The New England QRP Club invites you to check in to our weekly net, join us at one of our gatherings, build a NEScaf or 79er, work WQ1RP, participate at NewEnglandQRP.org, or simply enjoy your QRP with our 73.
A special winter NE QRP meeting will be held February 2, 2013. Bring your friends, your neighbors, your relatives who know what the New England QRP Club is all about and all of your friends who love QRP and building QRP gear.
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....