How Did You Radio Today?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. K6AQ

    K6AQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last night I got to see what happens when 20+A of DC shorts alligator leads together. Let's just say lots of magic smoke and very bright red cabling happened. :eek:

    Anyway, I was going to wait until I had a prototype tuner working but I'm just going to skip directly to KiCad and PCB creation now so that doesn't happen again.
     
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  2. WJ4VA

    WJ4VA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    No that design I sketched out would mount where the hitch would normally mount to the "frame" of the car...but I have been wanting to put a hitch on it anyway to be able to use a bike rack so...my plans have changed, I ordered the hitch today, and am going to put another receiver ( https://www.amazon.com/Toptow-Receiver-Adapter-Carriers-Receivers/dp/B07XG1914D/ref=sr_1_14?crid=1GCC5OBID6L6S&dchild=1&keywords=rv+bumper+hitch+receiver&qid=1602875605&sprefix=rv+bumper+h,aps,135&sr=8-14 ) on the hitch frame on the drivers side and then use a mount from Tarheel that is a left offset (assuming they still offer it, its listed on the website under mounts but not on the online order section) that I think will put the antenna right on the "corner" of the bumper.
     
  3. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Get us some pics when you get it operational, please. :)
     
  4. WJ4VA

    WJ4VA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Will do, will be at least Thanksgiving week as the antenna is at my moms place in WV....
     
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  5. W7TCT

    W7TCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    15m hopping right now. I even got FT8 QSOs with hams in Fiji and Japan with my lame antenna.
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  6. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Damn, I am jealous, there is not nearly as much action here. Though I am being heard in the USA. PWR here is 20w and the antenna is a tri band vertical.

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  7. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not looking so good here 2352z.
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  8. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well I am being heard, but have not made a single contact.

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  9. KD2UHF

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    Finally fixed my radio today after about an hour of figuring and I made a contact to a guy who was doing a POTA activation so that was cool and I am excited tor JOTA tomorrow it is going to be awesome
     
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  10. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    5pm local, The Wall Of Japan on 15m.

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