[AMRadio] Re: would like to build a little homebrew project

ne1s ne1s at neandertech.com
Wed Aug 1 13:30:13 EDT 2007

Jason Buchanan writes:
> hi - thanks for the info.  I live in Boxboro, MA which is pretty  close to 
> QIX's QTH (i'm 1 mile as the crow flies from the Boxboro ham  fest)...  

Cool - I've been going to Boxboro for years. 

> Got to try to catch up with him on air sometime and maybe  swing by his 
> house and check out all that great stuff he has.  I have  heard him on 160 
> in the past with that monster signal but at the time  I was super busy and 
> didn't have the time to think about building  anything...  

Steve's a great guy, and one of a select few folks I've met to whom I bestow 
the title "genius" without reservation. 

> but now that I 
> have a full wave loop I can work that far  up into 160m (my old dipole cut 
> for CW had terrible SWR at 1945KC).   Shucks, maybe I can take a ride up 
> your way if you have time. 

Sure thing! I'm in Gray, ME and good in QRZ. Typically have Fridays - 
Sundays free (slowly working my way to retirement). Always keeping busy, but 
with a bit of warning I will MAKE time. 

> I have some Drake 4 line gear and an icom 707 that can run AM so will  try 
> to listen for you tonight on the gray hair net.  Maybe even try  to check 
> in but with the Drake's controlled carrier setup it won't be  the same.... 

Use what you've got! We WILL hear you. 

If you ever build a big rig, you can use the Drake as a stable & reliable 
signal source. 


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