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Portable ops washout

I had Thursday and Friday off of work for the 4th of July, and my wife only had Friday, so Thursday was a “free” day for me. Free after I took the car to get smogged and took my son … Continue reading

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A video from Field Day

Rob, AK6L, made a short video of our Field Day operation. Check it out here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqdd4e5glemdbtv/20140628_131402_001.3gp

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Field Day 2014 after-action report

All my careful preparation paid off. On Saturday morning I was up and out the door only a few minutes later than I hoped to be. I backed out of the garage and tuned the radio to our pre-arranged repeater … Continue reading

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Field Day 2014 prep

For my previous two Field Days I set up on the roof deck at my rowing club on San Francisco bay with Rob, AK6L. But the site has some drawbacks: it can be incredibly windy, we have sometimes had bad … Continue reading

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QRP On Vacation

Recently I went to Boston to visit my parents for 10┬ádays. I like to get on the air from different locations, especially the east coast of the US because I can hear Europe much better there. On one previous trip … Continue reading

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Field day retrospective

My first Field Day has come and gone, and with the benefit of a day's reflection I can offer this account of the fun. But first, take a look at my pictures here. After finalizing our preparations, Rob (AK6L) and … Continue reading

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Field day preparations

Rob (AK6L) and I decided to go for it and work at least some of Field Day this year from my rowing club on San Francisco bay. We met down there last Sunday so that we could scout possible locations … Continue reading

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Finished tapping the heatsink

Here are a couple of shots of the amp mounted on the heatsink. I was right that the PA transistors are sitting too high at the moment, so I'll need to remount them so they sit flush with the heatsink.

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Amplifier and other news

I finally realized a few weeks ago that I have way too many ongoing projects in my life. I've taken on various volunteer responsibilities at the rowing club (ironic since I almost never get down there to row), I have … Continue reading

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Pictures of the amplifier parts

Here are a few pictures of the amplifier parts I have so far. First, the enclosure with heatsink resting on top.     The amplifier resting on the heatsink.     Amplifier by itself.     The low pass filter … Continue reading

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