Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Here is a picture of me in my shack. Has been awhile since I posted. Here is what has happened.

Finally was able to put up a 40 meter folded coaxial dipole and a 80 meter sloper. Haven't tried the sloper yet but I have used the 40 meter dipole with my HW-8 and was able to make three contacts that day.

I will try the sloper this weekend.

Finally got some Molex pins and a crimping tool so I can connect my frequency counter to the HW-8 via the Molex plug in the back. There are six positions on the Molex but only two are used. Right now it is just soldered to the circuit board so I can not put the cover on yet. I also have a SWR meter to build. I just need a case to put both the freq counter and SWR meter in.

My biggest accomplishment to date has been a QSO with an Australian station on 20 meters with PSK31. That was cool.

All for now. See you soon!