“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.”
Unbeknown to them, the little ghosts and goblins who’ll be tapping at my chamber door tonight will be getting irradiated with very low power RF on 10.140 MHz from the overhead dipole starting at 0000Z.
It’s been a while since I’ve scorched the E/F layers with 6-second dots and I’m thinking that minus any real consistency on that mode, I may just make it part of my regular holiday routine. Continue reading 'A QRSS Halloween'»
I finished putting together G0UPL’s QRSS beacon transmitter today and it seems to be working fine. Tomorrow I’ll have to dig up a 6V wall wart to power it but for now am using 4 AAA batteries just to make sure it’s putting out a signal with my callsign embedded.
With those batteries, it puts out a maximum of 150 mW Continue reading 'QRSS beacon completed and transmitting'»
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I met Hans Summers G0UPL a few years ago over coffee and pastries in Greenwich, CT. We’d had a QSO on 80 meters the previous evening and made arrangements to meet the next morning. All that is written about here.
A trip to Hans’ website is a must for any QRPer – the man is a designer/builder extraordinaire.
Continue reading 'Feeling a little slow? New kit available…'»