Re: KC3EF Sept Road Trip


I would love to have a copy  of your map.  I never got around to checking which grids I need but if you post where you are and I can jump on the radio I would love to get a few new grids.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2022 at 12:51 PM Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
Finally back on the computer.  I have everyone that has requested grids listed.  Took a trip to DE & NJ yesterday and took the radio and made some contacts to make sure everything was working correctly for the trip.  

The Cutler-Hammer breakers are a pain.  We had them in our house in MD and I never tripped them while on the radio, but every time there was a thunder storm they would trip.  Replaced them with regular breakers and the problem went away. 

If I ran 30mtrs, I would turn off the garage door opener, but power cycling would reset it.  On 15 Kathy's mouse would stop working until I got her a wireless mouse.  RFI does strange and interesting things, hi hi.  While working as a government contractor, we did a project for Voice of America station that had 4 500kw xmitters.  Car manufactures would drive cars into the antenna field to see if they were effected by RFI.  The cars always had a tow line attached to them so if the died they could be pulled back.  The site was accused of shooting down the Metlife blimp that flew to close to the antenna fields and the flight controls quit and it crashed.  Seemed to me that that was like saying the motor on a boat stopped and the boat sunk, hi hi.  The blimp company could not really prove that was the problem.

Look for Kathy and I on the road starting on Sunday Sept 4th.  If anyone would like a copy of the map let me know. 

Dick - KC3EF

Bill Fults
PODXS 070-1170

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