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by KN3A
Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:49 am
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: 10M is still good for Pedestrian Mobile Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 6285

Re: 10M is still good for Pedestrian Mobile Ops

Very awesome! I think the station you worked would be my old buddy WA3IOU - Geno who lives out near Pittsburgh.

72 Scott
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by KN3A
Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:46 am
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: My new FX-4CR QRP Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 122

My new FX-4CR QRP Radio

A few months ago I put in my order for the FX-4CR QRP radio, and I received it about 2 weeks ago now. It exceeds my expectations of it as soon as I set it up in the shack. I've taken it out on 3 POTA activations, however too cold to really hike with it yet. I purchased a case for it that fits nicely...
by KN3A
Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:31 am
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: Cheap 32’ carbon fiber mast
Replies: 3
Views: 8298

Re: Cheap 32’ carbon fiber mast

I just cannot trust subscribing to Temu to even try.
Scott/KN3A
by KN3A
Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 3584

Re: Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna

Skip - I did the EFHW link at 30 meters today. Maybe it's the balun (I'm using the spark plug) and I started at 50 ft 0 in. I ended up cutting 5 ft. 10 in. off of it! The total length is about 62 feet, so quite a difference from your measurements. Thanks for the idea, now I have 20-30-40 at near 1:1...
by KN3A
Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 3584

Re: Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna

I also have a linked EFHW, although I'm basically a slacker and went for the minimalist version, mostly because my Venus SW-3B only has three bands (20-30-40m). So, I have a 40m (66') EFHW, with one link at 49' 3" for 30m. That gives me all I need for now, and even with that I rarely pull the ...
by KN3A
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 3584

Linked End Fed Halfwave Antenna

The other day I watched a video of a YouTuber making a linked EFHW. I decided to make one myself using his method in the video. I am not good when it comes to soldering, so I thought this would be a good time to practice. So I used my spark plug and created a linked EFHW for 20, 30 and 40 meters. Th...
by KN3A
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: New Wolf River Coils "Sporty Forty" coil
Replies: 0
Views: 4660

New Wolf River Coils "Sporty Forty" coil

A couple of weeks ago at the Huntsville Hamfest a YouTuber named Hikin' n' Hammin' interviewed WRC regarding a new product the Sporty Forty coil. Although I sold my TIA WRC over a year ago, I still like their product and had recently rediscovered my MFJ 17 foot whip that I started using on a mirror ...
by KN3A
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POTA on 30M?
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: POTA on 30M?

POTA is not a contest. SKCC is also not a contest (however they have designated contests with submitted scores). There are awards you can achieve with both groups. SKCC and POTA are welcome on the WARC bands, and also 60 meters.

Scott
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by KN3A
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: POTAPlus Chrome Browser Extension
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: POTAPlus Chrome Browser Extension

I have been using it for a few months and it's helped me find spots for states needed. I'm down to HI and AK needed. I recommend using it for other things as well.

Scott
KN3A
by KN3A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What QRP Rigs do you have, and how do you use them?
Replies: 20
Views: 11162

Re: What QRP Rigs do you have, and how do you use them?

I love QRP and doing POTA/SOTA. My QRP radios are (tr)uSDX, QCX Mini 20 meter, SW-3C, IC 705 and Xiegu X6100. Yes, I have too many of them, but each get used. Lately I've been using the x6100 most of the time and even though I like to switch up antennas, I seem to have been using my EFHW spark plug ...