This is not unusual at all, but it is very unfortunate.
Currently the local ambient noise level is 4 or 5 dB higher then I can tolerate.
I simply cannot hear anything of the moon at this noise level.
I am standing by, and hoping it will go away.
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This is a bit off topic, but it is fun to hear the Blues Brothers version of this song.
Will be participating in the ARRL EME 50 to 1296 MHz Contest this weekend. My band will be 144MHz in digital mode only. I have been working on giving my QRPp setup a 3dB boost for this weekend, but I had to abandon this due to mechanical difficulties. (Antenna staking hardware was not strong enough to hold the antennas straight, back to the drawing board I guess.) 🙂 My setup: Band: 144, mode: digital, antenna: 13,4dBd, power: 100-150w Good luck all!
This morning I decided to do some work on the good old Kenwood TS-2000.
The MULTI/CH encoder is operating erratic and has getting worse lately. I replaced that with new one.
Replaced the 144MHz UHF-type antenna connector with a N-type jack.
Installed the 1.2GHz Tx Distortion mod/fix by VE2ZAZ