(At least for a while) This weekend is the ARRL International DX Contest (SSB) and I will take this opportunity to get on the air one last time before having to take down the G5RV to work on a fencing project. The G5RV is strung between two tall trees on the East side of our… Read More »
Now to get proficient using the code! I recently finished building the QRP Labs QCX for 40 meters. This was a fun build! I didn’t run into any surprises once I read the instructions which are very well done. The only real challenge was winding the toroids (not pictured above). I actually would one too… Read More »
I installed a Davis Vantage Pro2 and am sending data to the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP). I’ve installed a Raspberry Pi that is running WeeWx that collects and distributes the data. You can view the weather station live at www.endlessraindrops.net.
We had some tree work that we needed done so decided to take the opportunity to use the crew’s climbing and rigging skills to move the antenna and get it up higher in the air and oriented with the lobes directed East-West. We hired Family Tree Care since they have done work here two years… Read More »
Last night I started working on my grounding & bonding. My shack is located in an unfinished room off of the garage which the former owner used for reloading his ammo. My long term plan includes finishing the insulation and sheetrock on the remaining walls and adding a new subpanel and service for the radio… Read More »
I’ve been slowly working on learning the code. I plan on operating CW once I get the QRP Labs QCX finished as well as using the new (to me) Kenwood TS-530s. I finished building the Morseduino and have been listening to lessons on the High Speed Code CD by KB6MT and started doing the LCWO… Read More »
Project Updates I finally set up a usable workstation and have been catching up on some projects. Of course as I start building I keep acquiring new projects to add to the list. Elenco Power Supply I started this kit and easily soldered all of the components to the board in short order. I started… Read More »