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by Brian - K3ES
Sat Mar 30, 2024 2:11 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Mobile Mounting a Yaesu FT818?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Mobile Mounting a Yaesu FT818?

Richard, The hook side of hook/loop fastener tape (Velcro) will attach well to carpet if you have it in convenient locations In your vehicle. When adhesive bonded to a transceiver body or mounting bracket, the hooks will hold firmly to a carpeted surface, leaving no permanent change to the vehicle i...
by Brian - K3ES
Sun Mar 03, 2024 2:34 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: net group
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: net group

When does the QRP group get together on 70 and/or 40 meters? I would like to join a group. Ron Hi Ron, Here are some resources: 1. QRP calling frequencies are often monitored by operators running low power. The link below has a list of frequencies by band and mode. This gives you good places to cal...
by Brian - K3ES
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: thoughts on band scopes
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: thoughts on band scopes

What are your thoughts on full break-in or qsk operation? How important is that feature to you? I am newer to CW operating than many (about 3 years into my CW journey now), and it would be good to have others comment. Here are my thoughts. Semi-break-in can be an advantage when sending in crowded c...
by Brian - K3ES
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:14 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: thoughts on band scopes
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: thoughts on band scopes

How useful is a band scope for a CW only operator? Any and all comments appreciated. Thank you. Personal opinion: It depends how you are operating. For hunting DXpeditions working split, a band scope can be a great help in finding where to position yourself among the callers. For contesting, a band...
by Brian - K3ES
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Recorded Morse classes?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Recorded Morse classes?

I’m struggling to make my LICW classes due my shifts and the time difference (UK based ) Are there any recorded CW classes (from anyone) that I can work my way through on YouTube? Something that builds on the class before and has an instructor talking you through? I have a basic understanding of th...
by Brian - K3ES
Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Wet weather antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Wet weather antennas

Hi Andrew, I use wire antennas for my QRP work. I did one outing with my antenna exposed to steady rain (I sat in the truck with feedline running in through the door seal after a generous drip loop). I noticed two issues. First, it was the only time I recall having RF in "shack" issues whi...
by Brian - K3ES
Sat Jan 13, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: KM4CFT Antenna kit 30/17 meters
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: KM4CFT Antenna kit 30/17 meters

Hi Folks, please excuse my ignorance on this but several weeks ago Tom did a review/activation on the KM4CFT EFHW/EFRW antenna kit where he was able to activate most of the bands from 40-10 using this antenna kit with a 30M and 40M link. He was able to to use the 30M wire to activate 17M. I current...
by Brian - K3ES
Thu Sep 28, 2023 4:11 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: 9:1 unun 20m
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: 9:1 unun 20m

I want to use my 9:1 unun with my 20m QCX mini. What length wire recommendations? 9:1 ununs are typically used with random wire antennas, which are intentionally non-resonant. So, you would need a tuner to match the antenna to your QCX. An advantage of the random wire is its ability to be matched w...
by Brian - K3ES
Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery for QRO operations
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

Re: Battery for QRO operations

Hi Matteo, The LiFePO4 batteries that I use have a built-in battery management system (BMS) to protect the battery. In addition to a low voltage cut-off (battery charge expended), they have a high current cut-off. If you draw more than the rated current, the BMS will shut down the battery. After pro...
by Brian - K3ES
Tue Aug 22, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW Morse SP4 paddle
Replies: 8
Views: 7882

Re: CW Morse SP4 paddle

K4RLC wrote: Tue Aug 22, 2023 2:00 pm Hey Douglas - Vy nice key collection. What is the key that is 2nd from right, the one with orangish quadrants ? Interested in that one. TNX K4RLC Bob
The second key from the right is a BaMaTech TP-III. https://www.bamatech.net/morsetasten/ba ... y-rot.html