Even as my new smart phone continues to prove its worth, new justifications for its purchase keep trickling in.
I’ve been using QRPSPOTS (on the computer, in the shack) for a while now to find out who’s operating afield but will soon need a way to post spots from afield myself. From Guy N7UN’s tutorial here, Martin VA3SIE’s here and from a recently-downloaded app for Twitter called Seesmic, I think I’ll be good to go in short order.
The reason for all this is for my upcoming stint as K6JSS/5. For part of my time using this callsign I plan to be operating afield myself, using an Index QRP+, Elecraft T1 autotuner and an inverted V antenna from an area park.
Once set up, I’ll post my freq to QRPSPOTS.
All this is theory at the moment – I have to be “followed” in order to be able to send a direct message. I guess that will happen soon enough, then I’ll test the procedure, or rather my interpretation of it.
As for the QRP+/T1 rather than my KX1 with its built-in tuner – frequency agility. The higher bands have been in decent shape lately and I’d like the option of operating on them. I’m thinking 15, 17 and 30 meters.
Apologies in advance for the test spot(s) I’ll be posting/twittering/tweeting…..