Frequency choices for regular "skeds(?)"

Started by NWARadio, March 24, 2014, 08:54:28 pm

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gil

Quotehe's a MEAN feller!


;D

I've seen a photo of him holding a rifle, what's that tell you?!

Gil.

cockpitbob

Quote from: NWARadio on March 27, 2014, 05:02:51 pm
Im very interested in QRP and NVIS operation. Id like one of those little MFJ radios. Anyway, ive been on hf a little over a month now so Ill take direction from the folks who have more experience.
Which little MFJ radio?  I have an MFJ-9420: 20M, SSB/CW 10Watts.  It's a great little SSB radio.  It's not a good CW machine because it lacks a keyer, side tone and narrow filters, but it's not bad either and you can still make lots of CW QSOs with it.  I like the built in speaker.

KK0G

Quote from: gil on March 27, 2014, 07:38:00 pm
Quotehe's a MEAN feller!


;D

I've seen a photo of him holding a rifle, what's that tell you?!

Gil.

That I can shoot? 8)

My wife says a intimidate people with my demeanor, truth be known I'm probably one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet............ if you're not a liberal ;D .

Now get off my lawn you damn kids!!!
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

KK0G

NWARadio

Which little MFJ radio?  an MFJ-9420
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Yes. That or the 9475. I've got a 9406, but lack a tuner that'll tune that high. I really love the simplicity. I'm a minimalist at heart, so I like the lack of anything unnecessary.
So long, and thanks for all the fish

cockpitbob

March 28, 2014, 01:09:16 am #19 Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 01:11:05 am by cockpitbob
If you want 75M, consider building Steve Webber's 75M "survivor".  It does SSB and CW like the MFJ but has CW side tone, lower current draw and has a digital readout (no S-meter however).  In general you can't go wrong with one of KD1JV's designs.
For this discussion, the digital readout is important since you'll be calling CQ exactly on frequency, not wherever a mechanical needle says you might be.

Archangel320420


RichardSinFWTX

Wow!  That's more info than I needed to know!   ;)

I hope he's gentle at least!   ;D

NWARadio

The one thing I don't like about the Survivor radio is the mic is used as a CW key. Not that I plan on doing a lot of CW, but still. An input for a key would be nice. But I've had my eye on that radio for about a year now.
So long, and thanks for all the fish

KC9TNH

Quote from: KK0G on March 27, 2014, 08:39:26 pmMy wife says a intimidate people with my demeanor, truth be known I'm probably one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet............ if you're not a liberal ;D .

Now get off my lawn you damn kids!!!
ROFLMAO!  I'm a dog guy so I thought that pic was sniper training against demo-cats.

Chris' advice is solid regarding having a no-BS sked.  We have on occasion actually run the gamut & not hooked up till :09 after the hour, but there we were, where we were supposed to be.

The other thing - under non-duress times - is to understand that everyone's (hopefully) got a life and there will simply be times when "stuff" intrudes, or you fell asleep studying a book or whatever other "thing" you have to do "to insure the Domestic Tranquility."  If the other party ain't there, they ain't there.

One other thing for those new to the site; the relatively brief time we chat - even in winter when the 80m QSB comes in like clockwork at about :20 after - if we had to & were using a pre-formatted text, we could pass a helluva lot of information in a short time. And have done so when the little solar gadget on the desktop says things are in the tank.

8)