tirsdag 12. februar 2013

WSPR 1W @ 20m

New modes for the FT-817 usage.. 

Antenna is the 3el. Mini Beam from Mosley at 20m.

lørdag 9. februar 2013

This weekend I have played QRP :-)

The FT-817 does a great job at 5 Watts.
The beam does also make it easier, but I believe a good dipole would have done the same job.
Mostly QSO's on 20, 17 and 15 and my vertical is usually doing better on 20 than the beam.
Yesterday I mounted the 2700mAh battery in the Yaesu. Should make my portable runtime a bit longer.
Also, my 7Ah Gel battery will extend it even further.
Radio suitcase starting to get heavy.... :-)

I made a interface cable and got the SignaLink USB on the air.
Works as a sharm, and doing PSK via an MiniPC works great.
So, I'm ready to go out in Portable Land when weather is warmer.
Today - -11C, so I'm not that cheerful for that.. 

The complete setup: