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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 21, 2017, 01:24:31 PM »
Hi, no, today is our last day... I have a nice video coming up, of the trip, making a few contacts with the Weber MTR...

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Maritime CW.
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:48:50 AM »
Hello, I don't remember and unfortunately lost my boat, but if you find measurements for the Morris Frances 26 you will have your answer...

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:16:06 AM »
There was some USA/EU reports on the RBN for 30m... No long QSO on my part, only the one from the 17th, also on 30m, lasted 11 minutes...

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:02:11 PM »
One contact with Romannia.

I'll leave the antenna up for a bit in case someone wants to try...

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:26:36 PM »
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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 17, 2017, 11:52:13 AM »
I am more at like 17 wpm right  now... I will be scouting other locations soon  :-)
Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 17, 2017, 11:45:31 AM »
One good contact with England on 30m, using a 6m wire.

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:06:26 AM »
On the air now, check the RBN link above...

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:12:05 PM »
I used to hook them between poles, but finally opted for taking off with the banner attached, in front of you of course... It was easy with a very light single seater powered by a 65hp Rotax 532. That plane originally had a 40hp 447. I had time to pick up speed a foot off the ground before reaching the banner and pulling up (50m rope). The airplane was way heavier. I broke the landing gear once after the banner dragged on the ground on a no-wind day. The banners, flag types, were 12m x 8m. It was dangerous work but you had to learn fast, by surviving your mistakes. I miss those days.

I am thinking already how long a dipole could I fit in that wing?!

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:44:27 AM »
Awesome plane indeed Bob! WOW!

I have a funny story about hand starting... Back in the day when I was towing banners I owned an "Airland" French ultralight, pusher 2.2L VW engine, a biplane. My starter motor was broken so I just hand-started it. Once I had the throttle opened a bit too wide...  ::) Now you see it coming... The VW fired up and the plane started rolling! Problem is, I was in the back and had to go around the wing to reach the throttle up front! :o


So as the plane is picking up speed I'm running alongside it trying to take it over, but it's not going well...  :o I then see the strut to my left, joining the two wings and grab it... The plane starts to turn and keeps turning with me pulling on the strut! After one turn I realize I'm going to eventually have to let go! So I choose to let the strut go when the nose of the plane points to the middle of the field... Fortunately, the plane had slowed down a bit while turning so I'm able to pass the wing and do a mad dive to the cockpit, pulling the throttle back! I then laid on the grass for a bit to catch my breath! Upon getting up I noticed a few people back at the hangars with incredulous looks in their eyes..  ;D  I always used wheel chokes after that...

Gil.

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Morse Code / Re: Morse using Inexpensive Stations
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:52:10 AM »
Very first one to France, yes! F5IN. I can't remember the antenna, but it probably was the PAR end-fed. The radio was my K1..

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:56:43 PM »
Well, looks like I'll be packing the MTR.. I can only take 10kg since my girlfriend filled the checked luggage already. The 6m pole and EARCHI 9:1 UNUN are coming along too. Not sure if I'll take my T1 or ZM-2 tuner. It makes for a very small station but still 5W! I'll make a nice video for Monday the 25th.

Gil

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Morse Code / Re: Morse using Inexpensive Stations Stations
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:48:18 PM »
Great job Ray! My best one was Estonia from Florida on 1.3W... 5300 mile I think. CW of course. I need to spend more time listening, and reinstall an antenna at my house.

Is your loop a full wave?

Gil

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:19:25 AM »
I am looking into the Pietempol Air Camper, since it can fall in the ultralight category in France, which is more like LSA...

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:57:16 PM »
Thanks guys, I need to build one or get a kit...

Gil

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