Archive for March, 2012

QRSS Follow-on

March 2, 2012

Well, got the beacon on the air and actually can see my signal on the KK7CC grabber in Vegas. Was using a long wire (110 feet long) and grounded against my tower. I switched the antenna tonight, now using my loop for 80 thru 10 meters. Want to see if I can make it into the W4HBK grabber in GA.

Operating on 10.1405 Mhz…didn’t quite understand the alignment procedure to figure out the operating frequency, but Jason (NT7S) of EtherKit got me straightened out. By setting the operating freq at the top end of the QRSS spectrum, I hope I can better see my signal among all the other ones. I am operating DFCW3 and plan on leaving it on the air for a bit. I do use the loop for a local 75 meter SSB net, but that is usually only about an hour in the evening.

Thinking of messing around with a Super VXO circuit that can run several of my homebrew transmitters I have built. I do have one working for receivers that can tune about 35Khz on 40 meters, but haven’t tried it yet with a transmitter. Know I will need a buffer/amp that will allow about 250 mw of drive, so will work on that first.