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  • A new temporary antenna

    Posted on January 28th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Ok, the VSWR was so high on the first temporaryt antenna I was afraid I would cook the final amplifiers.  Steve to the rescue and I picked his old comet up at this afternoon.  SAM went with and made a dash to the house and had it up in about 15 minutes.  The forward Watts were 25 and the reflected was so low I could not hardly measure needle movement – Thanks Steve. Needless to say, I can now reach out and touch everyone I want to plus a LOT more from Clearwater to Sarasota.  I then proceeded to manually program many new frequencies.  As a result, I checked in with the Eagles Net on NI4CE VHF tonight for the first time in 4 years: I recognized a couple voices and calls.

    The weather turned cool here and the inside temperature has hovered at 66°F all day and the temperature outside is in the low 50’s so if the inside goes below 64° the heat will come on.  This cool temperature trend will continue for the next week or so.  Yuck.

    Cheers from Moore.