Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
|ATS-4 with Code Warrior paddles|
|KI6J Matcher with 20M half wave wire|
|Mini with wire antenna out the back|
Operated QRP in Dutchess Co. from the parking lot of the Rhinebeck NY fairgrounds.
Single Op QRP
Ant 20M Endfed using KI6J matcher
30 QSO's X 2 (for CW) = 60 X 20 (mults 20) = 1200 points
NYQP OCT 20th 2012
1107 AA2ZW 599 ERI
1113 W2O 599 OTS
1117 WB2SHI/2 599 WAR
1133 N2R/ONE 599 ONE
1136 K2QMF 599 SUF
1141 N2JJ 599 SAR
1146 W1HIS 599 MA
1147 K2AXX 599 LIV
1148 AA2BT 599 ONT
1155 N2QW 599 ALB
1157 KA2KGP 599 CHA
1208 WK2T 599 DUT
1212 W2LB 599 ONT
1212 N4VV 599 TN
1239 WB8WKQ 599 MI
1300 AA9KL 599 IL
1321 W2M 599 YAT
1329 W2TB 599 599 ERI
1330 W2EME 599 ALB
1348 W2T 599 STE
1349 W2Q 599 STL
1350 K2NK 599 PA
1353 WA3HAE 599 PA
1400 KV8Q 599 OH
1410 W8WVU 599 MI
1411 W4UT 599 TN
1415 K8ED 599 MI
1415 K8QWY 599 OH
1426 WA8PGE 599 OH
Monday, October 15, 2012
Managed to get on for a few contacts on the Fall QSO Party.
Rig FT-1000MkV turned down to 5 watts
Ant. Cushcraft R-7
Conditions were OK but 40 was difficult with the PA QSO party and there was a lot of FISTS activity which is hard to distinguish so I mostly called CQ on 20M and worked the following stations.
N4BP FL 3412
K9OSC MN 9616
K4BN GA 1208
N0UR MN 6846
NG7Z WA 11300
W3HZZ GA 13629
K9OZ IL 11041
N9ZXL IL 3758
K4KJP AL 3759
N4KGL GA 14176
KA8HDE MN 13826
WD9F IL 4250
K4MF FL 629
K9FO IL 8352
KB9ILT IL 8352
W4MQC FL 3788
Total Q's 16
Total Mults SPC 6
16 x 5 x 6 = 480
Saturday, September 1, 2012
|View from operating position|
|Operating as K3PG/VY2 on PEI|
Using an ATS-4 4 Watts and an End Fed wire tied to the 2nd floor balcony railing and a chair in the yard I worked several stations.
27 Aug 2012
1428 K1YAN 20M 559 Gary in Plymouth MA
1434* WA9PWP 20M 449 Paul in Stoughton WI running 3W
1435 DK1BN 20M 559 Walt remote 100W and 6el Mono Bander
1613 KB4QQJ 20M 559 Randy in Burlington NC QRP and Straight Key
1614 K2JT 20M 549 Joe in Montvale NJ
1617 K6FWJ 20M 559 ? 2W not sure of QTH
1912 K9ESE 20M 339 Jeff 3W Charleston WV mobile
2040* DH1BBO 20M 539 Olaf Goldenstedt K2 5W Windom
2059* VE2PID 40M 569 Pierre Sherbrooke KX3 5W port. inv. Vee
2132* G3SES 20M 449 Phil 5W from Chester TS-940 at 5W wire ant
*times confirmed by other stations log
Had a great trip to PEI. We stayed at Andy's Surfside Inn in North Rustico. The view was what I was seeing at the operating position on the back porch. We also attended a great Airshow at Summerside.
|Sitting in 2-33 at Summerside PEI|
|AT PEI Airshow|
|Old Telephone Switchboard at PEI Potato Museum|
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Flight of the Bumblebees July 29, 2012
19 total contacts
19 X 15 = 285 Claimed Points
Set up was at Farm in Lovettsville, VA
Ant End Fed Half Waves temporary in tree
Seemed like a lot of activity was fun even with low temporary antenna.
Time Call RX Sent
1:12 W1PNS 569 MA 34 559 VA 69
1:49 AB4I 479 VA 47
2:04 WB4MNK 549 FL 2
2:10 N9NE 579 WI 50
2:14 K9DXA 559 IL 100
2:21 K9EW 559 IL 90
2:33 KX0R 559 CO 24
2:43 K6XM 559 CA 63 449 QRM
2:50 KG3W 559 PA 73
2:54 K4OSO 559 VA 5W
3:56 WA8ZBT 559 TX 5W
3:58 WG0AT 559 CO 222
4:04 AB9CA 559 MN 15
4:08 KE0G 559 MN 5W
4:20 WA4PIG 559 TN 656
4:23 W0CH 559 MO 7
4:55 N7OU 559 OR 70
4:59 LY2FN 559
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
|Centreville Wharf July 6|
Two Rivers Bike Ride Que Sheets B&W Scans as JPEGS of the Que Sheets Click to see full image
15 Mile on Green Sheet and Route Marked with Green Arrows
66 Mile Blue Route
101 mile Red Route (was on yellow paper)
Monday, June 25, 2012
|John and Vicky on PSK|
|K3LMR on the Fred Box|
|K3VOX on the Swan 500 working them on 40!|
|K3PG operating CW|
|Shooting the tree|
I did field day with the local club and got some good antenna comparisons too this weekend. We had two OCF doublets. One 150ft overall length up in some tall trees at 45 ft or so. It played well and was good on 75/80M Another one was a kludge OCF that started out as a QRP port kit for 30M as a dipole but the guy also had a 50ft or so wire so we added that to one side and put the center on a large tripod with some fiberglass poles added to it to maybe 25 ft and the ends coming down to some 9ft step ladders. This was still pretty decent on 40 and 20 but would not 'talk' on 80 at all. S9 signals would not answer. Another station had a nice QRP portable inverted "L" of maybe 65 ft or so and a single (poor) grnd rod. Surprising to me how well it did on 80 and it worked well on 40 and 'OK' on 20. Other antennas were a low G5RV at 20 ft and a low B&W folded broadband dipole which were both poor on 80 but were OK NVIS on 40 and 20. Only a few stations were worked on 15 and NONE on 10M . So much for the sunspots on this cycle I guess!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|1973 Raleigh for Trish|
Nice '73 Raleigh from local Craigslist. Was owned by a lady who had several 'Rod Brake' bikes and worked as a bike mechanic while in college. Rides perfect and has a nice original patina about it.
The best thing was seeing the smile on the new owner!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Had a nice 45 min flight today. Flew up the Corsica River towards the Cheasapeake Bay and saw this jet skier on the river. This is from about 100 feet up. I was trying to get closer but the skier heard me and shut it down a few secs after the last pix...
Pix of me on the late 70's Roberts criterium bike set up as a road bike with new to me Spinergy Wheels and Shimano Ultegra 8 speed. This was after a 32 mile ride with the Sr. Cycling group of the Baltimore Bike Club. We cycled from Church Hill MD, through Barclay, Templeville then Sudlersville for a lunch stop at Parkside Family Restaurant and back to Church Hill.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Last weekend we had a family meet up at Yogaville. It was really something to see and experience. Four aspects really stood out:
Community- Everyone who works here also lives on the 800+ acres.
History- We had the opportunity to meet people who had been here for more than 40 years. Lots of pictures like the 1969 opening of Woodstock, meetings with many presidents and world leaders over the years.
Food- Vegan menu with lots of choices at each meal
Spiritual- The ecumenical atmosphere is welcoming and includes all major belief systems.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Well this is not exactly it because mine was badged as a Rudge but this appears to be the same bike as Raleigh bought the Rudge line in it's last years. This catalog page is from the 1962 Raleigh catalog. I bought this bike with some money from a paper route and some from gifts. I rode the bike all around the Chatham NJ area. It came equipped with Cyclo derailleur similar to this pull chain model. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Cyclo_Benelux_Mark_8_Tourist_derailleur.html
It was not very good and I soon bought an early plastic Simplex of the more modern parallelogram design. The Rudge was green and had white plastic fenders, GB side pull brakes and a handle bar mounted double water bottle holder. It also had a Brooks seat. Here is some info on the Rudge company. This one I had had the Rudge headbage. It also had a headlight mount about half way down the right fork tube.
I rode this bike through college and then gave it to my sister in Chapel Hill where it was left outside and later stolen. I wonder if it would be worth anything today. I have never seen another one.
When in the USAF I bought a Sears Freespirt about 1973. It was somewhat heavy but ran pretty well and I commuted often from Bossier City to Barksdale AFB which was about 9 miles each way. I would then ride to the chow hall for lunch and back home maybe doing an errend or visiting a friend on the way home. On weekends I would sometimes go for a longer ride with a friend and got comfortable going 50-75 miles on Sunday afternoons riding around Shreveport in the heat of the summer.
One day I was hit by a car turning right when I was next to them. It bent the wheel and the frame a bit but I repaired it and continued riding it while in LA.
In 1976 I returned to VA after my time in the USAF and bought a used 1971ish Peugeot PX-10. This bike had a Reynolds 531 frame and tubular 'sew up' tires. It was a real light weight and was comfortable to ride long distances. The frame was 'springy' and it had a somewhat long wheelbase compared to bikes of today.
|Modern Pix of a Used PX-10|