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