Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Antenna Repairs and CQWW SSB

Well I got the 160 meter inverted L repaired and the trees off the beverage antenna after all the bad weather from a few weeks ago. I did not work the CQWW SSB contest at all this time. I guess I wasn't in the mood and I'm starting too like CW tests more since they tend to be easier on the ears. At the end of March is the CQ WW WPX contest for phone. Maybe I will give that one a go since it is one I have never participated in that I can remember. In the mean time I been making some contacts with Clipperton Island since I needed them on CW. Till next time good DX to all.

73, Ed
N4EK

4 comments:

KPI said...

Hi , I share two of your hobbies.. :) Harleys and Ham Radios :).. I recently got my HAM license KE7SRH and am looking for recomendations on radios to buy that will work well with Harleys!! Any recommendations?

Thanks!!

Ed said...

hi and tnx for the comments. i don't have any radios on my bike yet. if your interested in vhf/uhf yaesu makes a rugged weather proof rig that the control head can be mounted on or near the handle bars. it also can be used as an intercom for your passenger and also has a fm radio tuner built in.
73, ed
N4EK

kpiyer said...

hi ed, thanks for your response.. id' be interested in know about the yaesu.. i saw a handheld model.. that was of interest..Yaesu VX-150 not sure if you were referring to a different one.. i am getting a deal with free batteries on HRO..

any thoughts on that vx-150?

tx

Ed said...

hi,

well, i don't know much about the vx-150. i have a vx-170 and it a very good radio. weatherproof and rugged. it does not eat batteries so it is a good choice for outdoor use on the bike if you don't want a bigger unit.
73, ed
N4EK