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kilroy_was_here, avatar

BUY a logbook!?!? Are you crazy?

If somebody wants the file let me know. I set this up so I can either staple on the side, as done here, or punch holes in the top for a binder.

I took a lot of the layout from this old RSGB logbook:

#AmateurRadio #HamRadio

shuttersparks, avatar

@kilroy_was_here Back in the last century I used official ARRL spiral bound logbooks.

N4JAW, avatar

Had a GREAT Park-to-Park with the Dr. Phil of Phillip
@KA4KOE from US-2170 in GA to US-7956 in KY.

Amateur Radio Morse Code Contact

AE4WX, avatar

@N4JAW I'll be looking out to be out there tomorrow depending on

N4JAW, avatar

@AE4WX 👍

kilroy_was_here, avatar

Reading the wikipedia article on microwave ovens and found this sentence in the part describing the frequencies they use:

"The third, centered on 433.92 MHz, is a narrow band that would require expensive equipment to generate sufficient power without creating interference outside the band, and is only available in some countries"

You know what this means? With a big enough amplifier, you could cook your food with a Baofeng.

#AmateurRadio #hamradio

kc2ihx, avatar

@kilroy_was_here to be fair, I want to see if I can do EME CW by pointing my old Sharp microwave oven at the moon, after disabling the door lock of course.


@kc2ihx @kilroy_was_here The atmosphere of the earth, especially all the water molecules, will perhaps attenuate the signal into oblivion.

At least I thought so and found it plausible.

But (click on the figure link) says more or less that this happens only at and above 10 GHz. So not at 2.4 GHz.

Which I found surprising.

N4JAW, avatar

Tough #morsecode #qrp conditions this morning with #qrp #qrpradio #ft817 but 20m #FT8 with the #QDX coming in for the #parksontheair #pota activation win. #amateurradio #hamradio


M0PWX, avatar

@N4JAW not seeing you this side of the pond yet jim

N4JAW, avatar

@M0PWX I in a valley today. Just making into U.S. New England area

qrper, avatar
va3db, avatar

Sent some emails today looking for a local tower rigger to fix my busted 6m beam... Hopefully the rigger who put it up in the first place is still in the business. Also sent an email looking for a replacement piece from the 6m beam manufacturer..]
I love the cherry picker idea! If only I knew someone with a cherry picker who could help! 🙂

WTL, avatar

@va3db You could try contacting Storm internet; they have a bunch of tower techs who might be able to help.

N4JAW, (edited ) avatar

Well, there goes the neighborhood. scraps today's activities & does the same for the next few days. Hardly a 20M signal with S6-7 noise level. MY MOODS😒😑😞😠🙁☹️


@N4JAW @AmateurRadio

Your mood looks like a sine wave...

qrper, avatar

POTA at South Mountains: Wet Weather, Flaky Bands, but Brilliant Field Radio Fun!
#POTA #HamRadio #QRP

nophenil, avatar

"The solar flares will continue until morale improves."

N4JAW, avatar

Taking the BIG DOG out for tomorrow's activation. Hoping Helios will bless me with some openings using my yagi. @AmateurRadio

Buddipole 6 Meter Yagi


@N4JAW @AmateurRadio I'm really enjoying your posts. Moving to 6m is brilliant. I'm also really envious. I don't know anyone who has as many cool toys! Loving watching you have fun. Hope the magic band pays off for you.

N4JAW, avatar

@kc4gia Thanks Mark, much appreciated. .

N4JAW, avatar

Will it ? Buddipole Six Meter Yagi. Tomorrow's activation is a @buddipole try with and hang from the top for other bands Six Meters The Magic Band

40 - 10 meter End Fed Half Wave antenna with 49:1 Balun

N4JAW, avatar

@F4JWJ I've had my Buddipole for almost 20 years and have used this 6 Meter Yagi on Many occasions. Always tested it when setting up and have never had an issues with detuning.


@N4JAW Thanks, nice to know that !

N4JAW, avatar

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not me! These are the tools I'm throwing at the BIG BAD for this morning's activation. A for , for & for . EXPERIMENTATION is the foundation on which was built.

AE4WX, avatar

@N4JAW trying to do POTA today is like Captain Dan railing at the hurricane in Forrest Gump

N4JAW, avatar

@AE4WX w. 😂 😅

N4JAW, avatar

Heading out for some early morning #pota #parksontheair fun. Did I read something about a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch? ☹️ #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm #solarflares #AmateurRado #hamradio

N4JAW, avatar

@G0TRT Oh it was easy. I got 10 for a valid activation in 12 minutes with CW. Switched over to FT8 after about 20 CW QSOs and got close to 100 FT8 QSOs.

N4JAW, avatar

@kelvin0mql 😂 Not me . I do some SSB work whenever I can find my microphones for my FT891 & FT 817.

N4JAW, avatar

Having a blast with some action today. Lots of activity across both sides of the ocean. Did someone say something about a ?

angrysmiley, avatar

@N4JAW Let me know next time you are on, we could try some !

N4JAW, avatar

@angrysmiley Hello Mike, I'm heading out tomorrow morning for a POTA activation using CW, FT8 and some WSPR work. Geomagnetic Storm? Experimentation is the foundation of which Amateur Radio was built.

N4JAW, avatar

Always pushing that envelope. Trying something different using Porta Paddle key during this morning's #parksontheair #pota activation. Thanks Alan #w2aew @alanattek for the #morsecode #qrp #P2P this morning #amateurradio #hamradio

kb9ens, avatar

@N4JAW Did you modify or shorten the strap?

N4JAW, avatar

@kb9ens Yes sir it was a shorter strap. I've got three straps of different lengths

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