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W8CDX Takes Field Day Back to its Roots




 
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Steve - K4HX
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« on: June 29, 2017, 06:47:28 PM »

http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2017-06-29#toc08

30s vintage station for Field Day.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 06:57:49 AM »

Nice article in the newsletter Steve. WO3M's rig pix magnified with lots of detail on my iPad.  Now that's a set of vintage racks. Check out his link coupling and ladder line too.


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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 11:08:03 AM »

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lifted the grounded end of the receiver's RF/IF gain pot, and put a 15 kW potentiometer in line to adjust the side tone level.

15 KW POTENTIOMETER???  WOW!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 12:25:59 PM »

Yikes!   Hope that club had their liability insurance paid up. A hot setup like that is just egging for some passer-by Johnny Novice Hambone to do a touchy-feely when the juice is on...  Shocked

Some JJ Plexiglas would solve the problem.

15 KW pot, indeed... :-)  Could they mean 15 KW Panama Red?

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 01:14:24 PM »

Don't need any lawyer.
1.) JN will learn just like all the rest of us did.  "Ya-Hotta-ding."
2.)Look closer at op. and realize difference between church and state.
3.) vis, What money?
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 01:37:24 PM »



Looks real nice, but not too smart.


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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 02:14:19 PM »

The "Cone of Silence" reference always comes up when trying to get a multi-location teleconference started.  They rarely if ever go smoothly.

I always enjoyed it when a fly got trapped under the cone with Max and the Chief.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 03:04:30 AM »

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lifted the grounded end of the receiver's RF/IF gain pot, and put a 15 kW potentiometer in line to adjust the side tone level.

ARRL misprint, should have simply read "15K pot....".  More details on setup and video here:

http://no3m.net/2017/06/w8cdx-2017-field-day/

Transmitter details:

http://no3m.net/2017/07/1930s-transmitter-update/

73 Eric NO3M
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