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General Discussion / Site Upgrade, May 2018.
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:54:04 AM »
Hello. I upgraded the site to SMF 2.0.15. As usual, please let me know if you notice any glitches. I also upgraded my hosting plan from 1GB to 3GB. Attachments are working again, as well as my email address. The automatic Twitter package isn't working, so I need to troubleshoot it...

Have a great week-end!

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:14:07 PM »
Sure. Conditions were not good tonight...
Good night!

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:29:16 PM »
QSY 3645.

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:27:02 PM »
I'm on the air.. Lots of QRM.. 3615 (3617 Clansman dials).
Gil

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Morse Code / Re: Finally Started learning CW
« on: May 02, 2018, 04:26:19 AM »
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But lets not blow too much smoke up his derriere

It's big enough as it is :o

Awesome about learning Morse code! (You can't learn CW, the same way you can't learn to speak LSB...)
Looking forward to a sked. I love the 320, but the 2kHz tone is hard to deal with. It's magic though when you have a QSO on 40m using the 2.5m whip!

Gil.

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
Great. Check this thread right before just in case, but I should be there :-)
Gil

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »
I can Thursday night. Say 3.615, USB, which is the VMARS frequency. 19:30Z, so that's 21:30 local for me. Not sure for you. Earlier might not work as well... Ok?

There is the VMARS net Wednesday night on the same frequency/mode, but I won't be home and not on the air unfortunately. Tonight I have work...

Anyone else in Europe please jump in!

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General Discussion / MOVED: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:26:13 PM »

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Net Activity / Re: QSO / Radionet
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:10:04 PM »
Hi Gil - I had reached out to you via email, but unfortunately your email account is nolonger reachable as it's exceeded it's capacity - so am trying to reach you via this bulletin board instead.

I was wondering whether you would like to join me on 80m or 40m as discussed - perhaps we can start a net?  Anyhow - hoping this message will reach you and we can organise a sked.

73's  Rich M0RJV ;D
Hi Rich. Sure we could try! SSB or CW? If SSB it would be USB (RT-320)... A week day would be better for me...
Gil

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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:13:37 PM »
Good start on my 30m QCX...



Gil.

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Antennas / Re: Broadband Butteryfly Terminated Dipole-Attic install
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:04:26 PM »
Thanks Ron!

Gil.

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Iíve already had a brief chat with Hans about that (waiting for my 40m kit to arrive )  he also suggested using an OLED display (as I wanted a green display for my project) to save a little extra power.  He is planning on changing the displays to the green/yellow type as they can be read in the daytime with the backlight turned off.

I have cleaned out the internal electronics from a broken clansman hand crank charger and that will be the case for my new QCX kit, using a drop down converter for the 24 volt Nicad batteries.  It will have a small speaker built in as well as itís own keyed, so completely self contained.  I also have a second spare case and will probably build an emtech tuner into that.
Nice. I use the Hammond 1590BB, great case!
Gil

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Antennas / Re: Mounting Antenna for NVIS vs DX operation ?
« on: April 29, 2018, 05:30:33 AM »
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The trouble with NVIS is that any receiving station also has to be working NVIS propagation to pick you up - or so I've been led to believe.

No, they will pick your signal, but you might not receive theirs...

Furthermore... Most horizontal dipoles are not high enough to give you a low angle of radiation, which means that most dipoles will be good for NVIS but not DX. Verticals on the other hand will be good for DX but not NVIS. So, on 80 and 40, use a dipole for NVIS. On 40m and up, use a vertical for DX. You can get good DX with a dipole on the higher bands, but it has to be high enough, half a wavelength.

Gil.

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Gil, I wonder what savings might be made by adding a little switch to to let you turn off the lcd display and led back light..... maybe a little push micro switch so you can check the charge level every now and then.
I did think about doing that for my QCX!

Gil

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Antennas / Re: Mounting Antenna for NVIS vs DX operation ?
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:23:58 AM »
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I was hoping that lowering a short EFHW almost horizontal to the ground (a few feet , tied to stakes or a tree) might force it into operating NVIS  on 40 and 20

Unfortunately not. I would go no lower than about 7ft off the ground for 40m. NVIS is just not going to work on 20m. You might get regional contacts on 20 sometimes, but it will be due to E-layer propagation, not NVIS. Too close to the ground and you will have too much ground losses. It depends on your ground of course... Laying a dipole on desert sand might work very well! If you try a wire antenna 7ft off thre ground on 40m, try laying a 5% longer wire beneath it on the ground, not connected to anything, as a reflector... You might actually use three wires. See my post on the "Super Gain" NVIS antenna:

http://radiopreppers.com/index.php?topic=1260.msg11820#msg11820

My 320 is a thick-fin model too. I should not have sold my other one... I also have a PRC-351, and a 352.

You would have better luck using USB (since the 320 doesn't have LSB!) on 3615 (3617 on your dials), especially Wednesday nights for the VMARS net. I haven't participated in a while, but really should get back on...

We can try any weeknight on 80m, let me know...

Gil.

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