How Did You Radio Today?

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

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  1. HA2ZB

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    I am sure you will get better quality with the Arrow than I did with my makeshift Moxon-Yagi. The signal was very noisy except 1-2 minutes.

    Schedule is not clear for me, seems MAI-75 round is over, and I don't know if there are regular "standard" SSTV streams from ISS. Would be good.

    Live SSTV shot of Earth is a great idea! Actually 1-2 more low orbit FM satellites would make me happy too... just with a better battery management...
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  2. AD4DQ

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    I bought a Heathkit HW-100 parts radio just to mess around with. Upon receiving it I wrote down the missing parts
    then set out to order what I needed. Both final tubes 6146's and a 6GW8 were needed I had the rest. I went with a 6GW8
    to 6BM8 swap and it worked out well. The radio needed a driver board, missing T-201 transformer, drive belts and all
    small coax cables under and the VFO cable on top. I installed the replaced parts and fired the radio up. I have receive
    but no transmit. The relays are not energizing. I checked and found both coils are open. I replaced relays with new
    then turned the radio back on and they work. I went through alignment and even worked a station in Spain at 1220 PM
    my time last night. I will have fun working DX with this old tube radio. I always like to have a project to work on.

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  3. VK4HAT

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    Worked 2 wwff stations on 40m. One cw, one ssb.
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  7. KJ5T

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    Picture from last week but Rob's post inspired me to share here. A little vino and SKCC.
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  8. VK4HAT

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    The wine is home brew to Josh lol
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  9. N5TJD

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    I'm continuing to test the limits of what my roof can hold.... After hooking everything up, the very first contact on 6m was KL7HBK in Alaska. I know it is at least 70% luck, but what a way to break in a 6m yagi. :)

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  10. VK4HAT

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    Working a few WWFF stations today. 10w and a wire, sorry about the camera rotation. No idea why its cattywompus.

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