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Author Topic: Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-  (Read 2296 times)

RadioRay

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Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-
« on: November 08, 2014, 07:17:58 AM »
Here's a YouTube video of a voice contact from USA to South Africa. They eventually drop the power to one Watt. Evidently, the US station has a 200 meter long vee-beam (wire beam) antenna, but still, this is impressive! In Morse it would have been quite 'do-able, because of the virtual 13dB+ system gain of CW over HF radio.

http://youtu.be/NU5i_09nWjg

On the other hand, this is an attempt at a 15 mW contact using a speaker cone to generate the electricity to run a small transmitter by ... er, ... well yelling Morse code into a bean can.  You just have to see this. 

http://youtu.be/guIRbb8ETGg

My ex-wife could probably generate a kiloWatt this way, she could yell so loud and long...



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Re: Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2014, 11:13:27 AM »
You could hook a generator up to my ex's mouth and power NYC for a month!

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Re: Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 01:00:18 PM »
And then there's this guy who made a straight key with generators from flashlights in it that power the transmitter with each dit and dah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LYpvU80nyvM

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Re: Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 08:24:19 AM »
My wife brought home an old sewing machine treadle base.  It's been sitting in the garage for 2 years.  The first time I get boored I'm mounting a generator on it.  That way I'll have a desk and power source in one portable unit.  It would be a laugh at Field Day.

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Re: Very Cool - US to South Africa on QRP -VOICE-
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 08:24:19 AM »