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by K4SWL
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:49 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: Amazing what 3 watts can do.
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

Re: Amazing what 3 watts can do.

I only recently received my QMX and I'm very much looking forward to taking it to the field.
Working stations with such a modest setup is always so much fun!
Cheers,
Thomas
K4SWL
by K4SWL
Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Selling FT891 to fund a ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3231

Re: Selling FT891 to fund a ???

First of all, good on you for making such great progress on your CW path! Most of the CW ops I know (including me) are introverts. :) I agree with KC0MYW. You should consider getting an affordable CW-only radio for your field work. The Venus SW-3B is a very nice radio--performance beyond its price. ...
by K4SWL
Mon Oct 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: My new all-purpose antenna system
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

Re: My new all-purpose antenna system

I love how simple and compact this is, Rick. Thank you for sharing!
Cheers,
Thomas
K4SWL
by K4SWL
Fri Sep 29, 2023 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone looking for a KX1?
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Re: Anyone looking for a KX1?

I don't think you'll have a difficult time selling this. I, too, have some of those replacement buttons from (I believe) Mouser.
Cheers,
Thomas
K4SWL
by K4SWL
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: Another new to me rig: Mission RGO One
Replies: 7
Views: 5385

Re: Another new to me rig: Mission RGO One

I absolutely love my RGO One and actually plan to make a "Getting To Know You" video about it in the coming weeks. It has a "legacy" radio design appeal that really speaks to me. That and its receiver is brilliant, keying amazing, and ergonomics excellent. You got a great radio t...
by K4SWL
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: Report from activation of Tea Hill Park, VE-0878, Stratford PEI
Replies: 3
Views: 4627

Re: Report from activation of Tea Hill Park, VE-0878, Stratford PEI

I wonderful report from one of my favorite provinces! :)
Hey--consider sharing one of your field reports on QRPer.com as well. Just send it to my email. We could use some more Maritime field reports. :)

Thanks for sharing this, OM!
Cheers,
Thomas
K4SWL / VY2SW
by K4SWL
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel to Europe with KX3 questions
Replies: 13
Views: 6043

Re: Travel to Europe with KX3 questions

I'm a little late to reply here: :) I should add here that the great thing about the KX3 is that it can be powered by a very modest battery. I know a couple talent cell USB battery banks ( https://amzn.to/3Z9w8Ve ) would pass through security and be well within spec of what you can carry on. Only is...
by K4SWL
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: endfed antenna quick reference
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: endfed antenna quick reference

Thank you for sharing that! :)
by K4SWL
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: AX1 Antenna thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: AX1 Antenna thoughts?

At one point in the past (I think in 2020?) I did use an AX1 to do an SSB activation. I really wish I would have recorded it, but back then I was doing less videos. If I recall, I got my 10 contacts in about 25 minutes (something short of half an hour). I was running 10 watts and my signal reports w...
by K4SWL
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: too good to be true...$210 new IC-705 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: too good to be true...$210 new IC-705 on eBay

I've a ham friend who shared a link to a similar listing on eBay but for an IC-7300. He shared it during a DX conference several years ago. I think the price was something like $300 shipped for a brand new warrantied unit. The IC-7300 had only been in production for 6 months or so. Even though he's ...