HR2.0 - Operating FT8 in Costa Rica Remotely from Texas

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. W5LMM

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    ROFL! Just saw you on 20m remote operating!
     
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  2. KC5HWB

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    I'll be off and on for a while to come. The setup is still working great.
     
  3. WB0RUR

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    I think this is really interesting stuff and particularly valuable in advancing the hobby, giving us something to learn about and a new form of the FT8 mode to explore. I've done a little FT8 remote stuff, but mostly just operating the shack (which is upstairs) while I'm outside on the porch enjoying a sunny day. 73 and will look for you on the air!
     
  4. KM4CQG

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    Jason

    While I have seen you around we have never spoken I do have a question for you.
    I contest as often as my schedule allows and work all Digital Modes extensively.
    What has me perplexed is how you handle this remote setup when it's Thunder storming I ask because there is no fool proof method other then physically disconnecting the antenna. I have even worked out a remote disconnect but have seen lighting arc across connectors with a air gap.

    So do you have a way worked out or are you rolling the dice?

    Ian
    KM4CQG
     
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  5. KC5HWB

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    We have a lightning arrestor on the coax line and a surge protector on the power cable running to the power supply. We also have a way to remotely turn the radio on and off. But yes, still kinda a crap shoot since we're not there to physically disconnect the setup.
     
  6. K9JN

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    Got TI7/KC5HWB in the log. 11/26/2019 22:14 UTC. Fun stuff
     
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  7. KC5HWB

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    Glad to work you, 73
     

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