Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by KA4KOE, Nov 1, 2017.
Had a nice chat with N2DTS in the 75m ghetto last night despite lousy band conditions.
Yes Philip and I heard the rapid progress Brian, KB3WFV, told you about getting his home ready to receive No. 147.
He was describing to you how he Saturday hopes to finish a patio landing so he can then muscle the broadcast transmitter into his living room -- WITH Lisa's enthusiastic support!
Then he made it sound like a simple matter to toss up something for 160m, remote the transmitter & monitoring, and presto! be on the air!
Well, if he is that talented, maybe he CAN!
You wouldn't believe the challenges he's up against. The better I get to know him, the more impressed I am.
Did you tell him how to use a boat as a shortcut to full remote?
Was on 3885 tonight and the band was wide open to the west.
Worked Kingman AZ, San Diego CA and NE Wash state, but I did have a nice QSO with N2DTS out east before that.
Everyone was on a converted BC rig.
I was on earlier and worked some guys out in the mid West and South, much talk of home brew stuff.
Then Don (BHI) came on with a strapping signal!
After the usual suspects signed off early there was lots of open space in the getto.
Another very nice night on 80, worked n1bcg and kc2fxe early and later on w8lxj, k4kyv, wa2pjp and w4pbs.
Good or great signal levels all night mostly, no qrm or qrn.
Odd thing happened though, all of a sudden the receivers seemed to die, no noise, no signals at all, on all three receivers.
I thought the antenna failed, switched to another and it was the same.
Signals slowly came back and built up to normal levels, all in the space of 5 minutes or so.
I have never seen ALL signals and noise go away like that before.
I heard most of your QSO with Don. I would have fired up but you disappeared several times.
Long haul only for a while.
Since I now have a (crappy) 160 meter antenna and actually hear signals and have made one contact on 160 with the icom 7300 I set up homebrew RX number 1 for 160. The preselector coil was wrong for 160 as I had no antenna before and never used 160.
Made a change and managed to get the preselector to tune 160 to 40, just barely, but it does.
Listening to the gulf coast mullet net on 80 meters while winding coils, great conditions, I even heard the guy on the retro 75!
Now all I have to do is get some parts for the 160/80 4x150 rf deck and build that...