Monday, August 24, 2009

Scandinavian Activity Contest 2008

This morning my certificate from the Scandinavian Activity Contest 2008 arrived. I managed to get 1st place in Scandinavia in the SSB single Op QRP class.

I'm not sure I will be able to work the contest this year as I'm scheduled to work that weekend.

Winner of the QRP day event

I received an e-mail here the other day from Peter G3XJS letting me know I was the winner of this years QRP Day event. The event is sponsored by the GQRP club. Peter confirmed that it was not to many other participants and I hope for more QRP stations on the air June 17 next year.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Carrying Case for my Elecraft K3

A week ago I ordered a carrying case for my Elecraft K3. Last night I received an e-mail from Rose with a preview photo of my finished case! That's what I call excellent customer service!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

First QSO on the Brendon TCVR!

Tonight I had my first QSO on the Brendon DSB radio! I was talking to LA6GOA/M on 3.670MHz and received 59+ without the linear! The distance was not very far, just a couple of hundred metres. This is pure QRP fun! I have a minor problem that I need to sort out: The audio disappears from time to time on both TX and RX. I will have a look at this later.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I have decided to wait for the 40m version before I order. I guess is the 40m version will be very popular amongst SOTA activators.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MKARS80 - 80m SSB kit

I was looking for a new kit to build when I finish the Brendon and found the MKARS80. I've joined the MKARS80 Yahoo group and hoping someone comes up with a mod for 40m so I can use it on my SOTA activations.

The kit is provided by G6ALU.