How Did You Radio Today?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4FFAB, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. VK4FFAB

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    Me, portable for WWFF and a little bit of the RD contest. 2 Parks down, showered and about to head out for the 3rd and final park for today. 10w and a wire. Thats how we roll.

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  2. WZ7U

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    Your wife let you out? wtf?
     
  3. VK4FFAB

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    Yep and she spent 6 hours reading and sewing while watching me play radio lol
     
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  4. N0NB

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    Thursday afternoon/evening I took a deep breath and put the sub receiver I'd ordered late last year into the K3. It was an involved installation but the excellent instructions kept me moving forward in an orderly fashion. Everything came up working except for me telling the radio that I'd installed the general coverage bandpass module in the main receiver rather than in the sub receiver where I actually put it. Once corrected everything is working flawlessly.

    I was most impressed that the order processing and fulfillment people at Elecraft took the time to consult their database and matched the five pole filter offsets to within 10 Hz of the filters delivered with my K3 over seven years before. That is attention to detail and customer service. Closely matched filters should allow me to experiment with diversity receive. Now to finish that vertical.
     
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  5. W4NNF

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    Me? With this Sun like it is now...

    Daytime? D-Star.
    Nighttime? FT8 and CW on 40.

    That is pretty much it. :(
     
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  6. KY5U

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    Boxed up a load for Florida and off to unload. Includes a couple hf rigs.
     
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  7. KC8VWM

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    I also like to do some hamming in the outdoors. I spent a lot of time getting all my portable equipment arranged and setup for quick and easy deployment down to a fine art.

    ...Start !

    #1 Open lid on the box - turn radio on that's already connected to everything ready to operate inside.
    #2 Deploy portable telescopic vertical antenna on ground stake / attach antenna coax to radio
    #3 Throw folding solar panel down on the ground and plug into Anderson power pole inside the box

    Turn off stopwatch... Ready to operate time: 2 minutes - 43 seconds. :D

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  8. K9STH

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    Working on the BC-348 described in the "Boat Anchor" forum and cleaning the workroom (my wife declared war on all the clutter).

    Glen, K9STH
     
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  9. K0RGR

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    Dstar, DMR, Fusion and FM rigs all monitoring. Need to set up an HF rig in the upstairs so I can play in the daytime.
     
  10. N4NYK

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    The most wonderful thing is to be free!
     
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