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by PA1FOX
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Just noticed the mis-spelling of your name. Sri bout that.

Changed it in previous posts.

Alex
by PA1FOX
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Hi Doug, 40m has always been a very crowded band to me. I've never done much HF anyhow, but since I started to relearn CW recently the HF bands come far more into picture than the VHF bands. Last year, at first, most contacts were on 80 meters. I really had troubles with nerves and when abbreviation...
by PA1FOX
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Hi Doug, Yes it seems that I've got the hang of it. It seems though, that my pond of regular stations has run dry. It is very hard now to find new stations. In Europe there are not so much SKCC hams around. During my latest shift of 3 hours K3Y operation, I only worked 2 stations from the US. Far fr...
by PA1FOX
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: Trying to break through the wall
Replies: 5
Views: 3027

Hi Lloyd, First of all it is very brave to start learning CW at higher ages. For children it seems simply to float in, but for us elderly people it is hard work. I might have had some advantage of heaving to do CW exam back in 1987 for 12wpm but I quickly dropped any use of it after the exam. About ...
by PA1FOX
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: Trying to break through the wall
Replies: 5
Views: 3027

Hi Lloyd, Maybe I could help you with some advice, although I do not regard myself as being a "crack" in CW. In fact I restarted to learn about 1,5 year ago from scratch again using LCWO.NET. But then I talk from very recent experience. I think your character speed (12wpm) is too slow, which results...
by PA1FOX
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

K3Y - 2012

Hi Fellas, Since I've only joined SKCC this august, I am not familiar with the SKCC K3Y event. I''ve read the informational pages behind the link at the SKCCGROUP.COM website, but they are all related to the 2011 event and mostly USA related. The reason I'm writing this, is Bert F6HKA has sent an em...
by PA1FOX
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable QRP rig
Replies: 11
Views: 8330

Adding to Paul's remark, with two such crystals in parallel you can create a super VXO with great tuning range, like my Pixie with over 80 kHz tuning range. On 40, it ranges from 7000 to 7040, using two 7040 crystals in parallel. Google for SP5DDJ, from who I took the idea of using two crystals. Do ...
by PA1FOX
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable QRP rig
Replies: 11
Views: 8330

Vic, its a Pixie2 based rig, but I called it Pixie 3, since it tuneable from 3500 to 3580 KHz. Gives a nice 500 mW and with a too short end fed wire of 13 meters it has brought me to Vienna from here. (800 km) The sister is a 40m version. Components for the 20m version are here, but that one is not ...
by PA1FOX
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable QRP rig
Replies: 11
Views: 8330

Sorry,

Had some struggles displaying the picture.

Alex - PA1FOX

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by PA1FOX
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Code Practice Oscillator based on the Heathkit HD-1416
Replies: 3
Views: 4530

Nice job, Rob. It looks quite well on the nice wooden base together with the key. Since the schematic is a standard multivibrator at audio frequencies, any standard low power NPN transistor would do the job. Here in EU the BC547 series are well known and could be used. It' just what you would have a...
by PA1FOX
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Heathkit HD1416 Code Practice Oscillator Diagram Request
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

No problem Rob. Just a tip how I found it. I searched the model number in Google but in Google Image mode. Apart from quite a few pictures of the device like your photo, there were also a few schematics of which this one was quite clear. Good luck with the project as well as using it! 73, Alex - PA1...
by PA1FOX
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Heathkit HD1416 Code Practice Oscillator Diagram Request
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

Hi Rob,

I think that

http://www.k7jrl.com/pub/manuals/hk/www ... 416SCH.JPG

should give you a schematic clear enough.

Regards,

Alex - PA1FOX
by PA1FOX
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: Say 'HI' to a new member
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Thanks, Walt, Lynn, for the warm welcome. Things are working out fine. Nerves have dropped quite a bit which directly helps me with better copying. It took some time before I replied here. Most activity seems to be on the Yahoo groups, but it can be a bit chaotic sometimes. So far I've made nearly 1...
by PA1FOX
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: Say 'HI' to a new member
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Say 'HI' to a new member

Let me introduce myself, I am Alex, PA1FOX, age 46, living in the east of Holland. Well, this means it is from across the pond and I suppose most of you won't be received on my limited wire antenna. But since I have the habit of keeping on learning I registered to this forum. I have been licensed fo...