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QRP / Re: First QRP DX of 2018. Nice Surprise too!
« Last post by GM0LVI on February 12, 2018, 20:20:15 UTC »
That's great Pierre!! I'll have to give 30m a try, I've not been on 30m very much as I have a high noise level on my 30m GP due to local qrn.
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QRP / Re: First QRP DX of 2018. Nice Surprise too!
« Last post by f5gsk on February 11, 2018, 21:21:23 UTC »
oK Dave, this evening ,21h00 utc  : W1MK Rob Boxford Massachusset usa on 10113 with my w3edp and my fdm-duo 3 watts and 5 watts later . It's a cool day !
72
Pierre F5GSK
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Telegraphy / Re: Brown Brothers Paddle
« Last post by VE4AKI on February 11, 2018, 17:37:40 UTC »
Hi Michel. Glad it worked out for you. I've also had good luck with Tremclad semi-flat paint for painting aluminum. Once the piece is ready to paint I wet sand it with 400 wet and dry paper, wash it in very hot water, dry it quickly and paint it with automotive primer BEFORE it cools off. Once the primer is dry use the semiflat Tremclad. This combination seems quite durable and matches very well to a variety of
commercial finishes such as MFJ. Would love to see photos of any of your homebrew projects. When the bands are poor I'm usually in the shop building something.
73 for now---------Tom
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QRP / Re: First QRP DX of 2018. Nice Surprise too!
« Last post by GM0LVI on February 09, 2018, 22:32:37 UTC »
Will be interesting to hear about the W3EDP antenna performs Pierre as there are many options for configuring it.
I tried 17m this evening just for fun as the SFI has risen and managed a contact with K1NBF, though it was marginal as I was only 339. However it was good to make a QSO above 20m!

72/73
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QRP / Re: First QRP DX of 2018. Nice Surprise too!
« Last post by f5gsk on February 09, 2018, 20:56:31 UTC »
congratulations Dave , very FB , no the 20m is not dead...
For me ,few local qso and i'm trying the W3EDP antenna since yesterday ...
72
Pierre - F5GSK
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QRP / First QRP DX of 2018. Nice Surprise too!
« Last post by GM0LVI on February 07, 2018, 20:22:05 UTC »
At 1830z this evening (7th February) 20m seemed just about dead apart from just two or three signals from NA near the bottom of the band and they were not very strong even though one station was running 2 kW.
Nevertheless I decided to chance my luck and started calling CQ on 14.060 and after about 5 minutes I could hear a weak reply. After sending a few ? ? and QRZs I made out the call as W7CNL in Idaho he was 339 and gave me 539, we were both running QRP and the distance was 4510 miles/7259 km.
I said it before on QRPC - you'll never know what you can work on a dead band until you try. Magic happens!
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Telegraphy / Re: Brown Brothers Paddle
« Last post by VE2TH on February 06, 2018, 00:22:57 UTC »
Hello Tom,

Great success with Tremclad hammered paint for my ft-817ND cover.

It looks like new.

Thanks for sharing this product with us, it may apply for any other projects

72, Michel VE2TH
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Mike's Tavern / Re: I have a dream...
« Last post by GM0LVI on February 03, 2018, 22:20:38 UTC »
Expedition has been aborted to to weather and engine problems, so looks like Bouvet will remain as #2 most wanted for a little longer.
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QRP / Re: KeychainQRP, the worlds smallest HF ham radio transmitter
« Last post by KH2SR on February 03, 2018, 08:43:27 UTC »
40m band option now available! Also 2 new frequencies for the 20m band!

http://bit.ly/KeychainQRP
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Mike's Tavern / Re: I have a dream...
« Last post by IZ5ZCO on February 02, 2018, 00:38:11 UTC »
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