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Modified the way
the counterpoise is used for the 12m vertical.
At 1900z... 20m, FT8 @ 9 watts SO, PSK31 @ 70 watts should
I "just" need people listening.
I did make some
At 2200z and then some... I packed up the Rig, Computer, and
Solar Power "generator" from the deck to have dinner (I am not
leaving the rig out on the deck for all to see as they
drive/walk by - we live on a corner, so no "backyard".)
73, steve WB3LGC
-- good practice for FD.
On 5/22/21 12:41 PM, stephen shearer
OK, I did get
on and make a few QSO last night. Later then I expected as
company dropped by.
(after 1200z) I had problems getting the "working last
night" W10 machine and Winwabler to work (correctly - as it
was last night). Is it the heat (87F going to 92F) ??
I switched to
my Raspberry Pi + Fldigi. It is working, but I am seeing
only PSK63 and stations working EU PSK contest.
IT IS hot, I am
going to try later this afternoon. I was only running 5
Watts, but solar... The 12m mast with 12m wire/9:1 balun
tunes well. I tested 80m to 15m with good SWR before using
On 5/21/21 4:02 PM, stephen shearer
tonight 0000z to 0200z I will NOT be portable... BUT I
will be on 80m from DE for anyone needing the state. IF,
80m is a dud, I will move to 40m... I will be running 70
watts. I will also "chase".
I am trying
to "iron" out the kinks with Winwabler. I have used it
before, its been a while. Not using Raspberry Pi as I
"think" Winwabler (and W10) may be better for "contests"
morning (after 1200z) I plan on being portable.
73, steve WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE
On 5/20/21 11:41 AM, stephen
May 22 starts at 00z...
Weather permitting (forecast - to be nice) I will be on
80m (maybe 40m) from 00z to 02z.
I "expect" to be running 70 watts.
On 5/18/21 10:33 AM, stephen
shearer via groups.io wrote:
Weather permitting, I plan on being active May 22.
"portable" from the backyard deck.
I will at least be running 10 watts. Antenna 12m random
Current forecast is cloudy and <25% chance of rain, but
86F may limit me to morning hours.
A nice "dry" run for Field Day...
Plan 20m and 40m
WB3LGC #2814 FM19er Wilmington, DE LoTW upload
changes will be announced via email.
OK, if the station is outside with portable antenna, can I
operate remote? (inside - not in shack - portable wifi)
73, steve WB3LGC #2814
On 5/17/21 8:39 PM, stan W9SMR
CHIMP CHASE and Endorsement
Saturday, May 22
Sunday May 23
CHIMP CHASE - Let Us Know Your
You’ve had a
couple weeks to make your plans. Please let us
know if you plan to go Chimp Chase
portable and we will look for you!!
qualified portable expedition site must be away from
your home radio shack. You may use home power but you
need to set up a temporary/portable antenna and
station away from the home shack. Backyard ops and
park picnic benches are encouraged for this category.