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Friday, 27 October 2017

GB3ZME - Loud and Proud

Well,

Just been looking around on 13cm and testing a few things.

The beacon at Telford is loud this morning:



Local conditions.

I found an issue with my 13cm Amplifier; I've updated the post here accordingly.

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Ultimate 3

Well,

Quite some time ago, I built myself an Ultimate 3 QRSS/WSPR beacon kit from QRP Labs.

Now this is a fab and groovy kit from the infamous Mr Hans Summers.

The completed kit is currently sat atop of my FT-817 and is configured to send WSPR beacon and a QRSS beacon both on the 30M band.

The output of the unit looks like this:


and is 13.12V peak to peak.

That's a power output of 420.2 mW or 26.3 dBm.


So, I've left this running for 24 hours connected to a simple 30M dipole in the garden, and here's the WSPR map of the resultant reception of my signal:


Never fails to amaze.

And here is my very beautiful Bonnie Dog:


Local conditions.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Three holes in the ground (well, well, well)

Well,

I just found out, very much by accident, that one of my 'scopes has a built in "Easter Egg" in that you can play Tetris on it!


After power on, press Print/Utility and then hold down function keys 2&3 - voila!

Bonkers.