Archive | April, 2013

Waiting and playing

14 Apr

So my new rig has been at the hospital (Yaseu) for about 2 weeks now. I can not wait to get it back. 

However until that happens, I have been trying new things. Specifically, I have designed a triple beam antenna using my buddipole antenna parts for 10 meters. All in all, success! Today for the first time having my triple beam antenna up and running I was able to make a contact in Alabama using 2.5 watts!! While I know it was a tough call for KV4LQ (signal report was S1). I guess my triple beam was working perfectly… by this I mean I should have sounded like I was using about 12 watts or so. 

Now the big question is how will I sound if I did a SOTA summit with this setup?