Santa, ehhh sorry, the postman just brought in a new toy here.
It is a radio, but not HAM-radio, sorry.
It is time to retire my soon to be 30-year-old Sony FM stereo receiver.
The successor is going to be this Yamaha Network/FM/DAB+ receiver, which has all kind of bells and whistles. (Just barely tested it, but it sounds very good)
Yamaha R-N803D Network Receiver
After serving me for many years, my good old keyer, microham mkII stopped keying last night.
Of course this happens at the least convenient time, during a contest.
I got an idea of where the fault lies, but if any of you guys has a schematic if the MKII lying around, I would VY much like a copy.
73 de LA6TPA
Failed Microham MKII
Some of this mornings EME QSO’s
As shown in my previous post, my new 144MHz antenna setup works much better than before.
It has been a very busy morning, whit lot of QSO’s. Even worked a single yagi station, only worked 4 and up yagi stations before.
Some of my QSO’s this morning
My 144MHz array is finally of the ground and up where it belongs again.
Here are some pix of the setup.
2 X DK7ZB Optimised EF0212B-50-V in place
Masthead preamp arrangement
Masthead preamp and simple power divider matching
Masthead preamp in place
well, twenty was working like a champ last night, but now!
Who have turned OFF the bands?!!!
Indices dos not look good
Been busy on the vhf bands doing eme and stuff the last year or so, have not done HF CW in the last six months or so. Last night I heard #WPXCW was on, could not resist participating a bit.
Information; 144Mhz eme antenna is currently grounded. 🙁
Will be back, soon, with, goooooood news, I hope 🙂
Nothing much, but here you can actually see the twins.
I have now replaced the single 120mm 6000 rpm fan with twin 80mm 13000 rpm fans.
You cannot see them in this video clip, but you can certainly hear them.
The twin fan setup is a lot more efficient then the single fan. Full load temperature dropped somewhere around 7 deg. C, and that’s a lot. Also; it may be a bit hard to see on my messy work bench, but I have now modified the OP-amp circuits on the LED Audio VU meters, and they now shows forward and reflected power.(they are on the desk just in front of the pa-deck)
By the way, here finishing a QSO via the moon with DK4RC.