Then there's the work area. Parts bin, unfinished projects, my Hakko FX-880, and scope and frequency counter (both borrowed from Joe, N0NS). As you can see, I've been working on my VF-1 for the HW-16 but not having much luck. I will probably have to reverse my grid-block keying modification to see if it works without it, that should narrow down the failure mode.
This weekend I finally got my dream doublet up with the help of Joe, N0NS and another Joe, AA0KW. AA0KW donated a surplus military fiberglass mast kit and N0NS helped with the construction. I ended up with 32' of mast in the air and 100' of wire fed with 450 ohm ladder line (also donated by Jeff, W0ODS). I finally have an antenna that should work all right on 80m.
|Mast from the kitchen door
|Can you spot the antenna from the street?
Well, I suppose I'll get back to working the DX and catch up again next week! Thanks for reading, come back soon.
73 W0EA ..