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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:15:39 PM »
Soon

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
Gil,

What engine will you use? I just watched a couple of Pietenpol videos, one had a 65hp Corvair engine and the other one had a Model A engine, both were great. I have also seen VW engines used.

Joel

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:10:49 PM »
Oh boy, what am I getting into :o

Gil.

That's great Gil, everybody needs something to dump their money into :) I cant think of anything better.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: October 04, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
Congratulations Bob,

I hope you enjoy building it. Mine will be awhile yet, but that's okay I'm in no hurry. I think I'm going to mount the display and all controls off board so I can put it in a nice case later.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:44:23 AM »
Mine is going to be a while, number 628.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:31:27 AM »
These are being shipped from China so I wonder what the situation there is. If your number is 493+ then that's in the second batch which is allegedly in 2 weeks time. How many are in that batch? One would hope 500 otherwise we're in trouble.

The rate at first was averaging 10 sent out per day, but that was a small time sample so no good indication of longer term. If it is, and now it has dropped way below that average, we won't get our QCX this year. So they certainly need large quantities AND full time sending out, which I don't know how that can be afforded easily even in China.

I think the better option if they can arrange it, is to have this done across the border in Laos. The postage is crazy cheap, and the cost of living is less. That's how some of the Pixies are sent out.

Actually, they are being shipped from Tokyo Japan.

Joel
N6ALT

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General Discussion / Re: Where Ham Radio Shines -
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:18:56 PM »
Wow! looks like a bunch of tooth picks. It's almost hard to understand how a house can be reduced to that much debris.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Hurricane, EmComm and Interesting Nets On The Air Now
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:54:45 PM »
I have been listening to this myself.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:25:35 PM »
Great video Gil, I can't believe you towed banners with a ultralight. My dad towed banners with his Taylorcraft with a 65 horse Continental for years over Chico CA. He would pick the banner up with it between two poles also, then when he was done he would fly low over the field an pull the release. We would have it all rolled up by the time he got on the ground and off to the Pub:-) One time he flew a banner with a guy proposing to his girlfriend, she said yes! It was in all the papers. Fun times.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:18:27 PM »
Beautiful plane Bob. Great to see your wife propping it. Man, if I had a dollar for every plane I propped when I was young, (including a AgCat), I'd be rich. None of the planes my family and friends owned had electrical systems in them, that would just be wrong. When they put a tower at my home town airport it took all the fun out of flying because we had to look for green or red lights in the window of the tower before we could land. Finally had to get Icom handhelds as the FAA required it on that field due to commercial traffic. We switched to a grass field south of town that had Almond orchards at both ends of the runway. The trees made the strip look very short, but it was all in my head.

Joel
N6ALT

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Morse Code / Re: Morse using Inexpensive Stations Stations
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:04:08 PM »
Awesome! 8)


I'll never forget my QSO with RI1ANT in Antarctica 10,700 miles away using my Ten-Tec R4020 and 63' wire EFHW antenna.  Power was probably 3W because shortly after looking up who he was, doing my happy dance and logging the contact, the rig switched itself off due to low batteries.
When the propagation God's are smiling on you CW is just amazing.

Bob, I worked Mike, RI1ANT also on 4/7/2014 on 17 meters SSB using a BitX17 I built. I was getting about 7 watts out of it. I'm looking at the QSL card as I type this. 10,300 miles on 7 watts! Best DX ever.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:57:58 PM »
Hi Gil,

I saw a  Pietempol at a air show years ago, If I remember correctly it had a VW engine in it. I was a cute little plane and flew very good. If you decide to build one of those, you'll never afford to get your sail boat back :). Those spruce spars are really expensive from AS&S.

You should have a good time with the MTR. I look forward to your video.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:51:18 PM »
Joel,
Tri-Pacers (I call them flying milk stools), T-carts, Chiefs, Champs (I soloed in a 7BCM, 85 horse Champ) and building a Tailwind.  It's like you are talking dirty to me.  I'll be in my bunk (with an EAA magazine). ;D

Funny stuff Bob, I'm still laughing :).

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:55:23 PM »
Bob,

Nasal Navigation is funny, being as we did a lot of barnstorming I was always smelling stuff from the air, like the rendering plant in the middle of summer, where all the dead livestock went to :o. Of course some of the best times I remember was when the Almond trees were in bloom, wow! did that smell good from about 1000 ft. The cabin Stinson was a nice aircraft, I rode in one a few times. Pacers are great too but not the Tri Pacer, I always got sick riding in the back seat of a TP. My Dad had a 1940 BC-12 Taylorcraft, it was sweet, low and slow. My brother has owned about 20 planes, currently he has a Chief and a Champ all restored and is building a Whitman TailWind. Expensive hobby compared to Ham radio.

Joel
N6ALT

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Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:59:33 AM »
Oh, I hope you get to feeling better Gil. Enjoy the south of France.

Joel
N6ALT

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