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2014.03.31 19:06:42

Had a lot of fun working CQ WPX SSB this weekend.  I'm not a real contender for any awards, but I had fun working a lot of Asia stations on 10m.

  contest | amateur radio
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2014.01.25 23:14:02

My KXPA100 arrived last week.  Got it assembled and am very pleased.  Just need to figure out the portable power to drive this thing now.  Solar and a decent battery is what I'm thinking.

  amateur radio | elecraft | kxpa100
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2013.07.09 00:00:00

We were out camping over the July 4th weekend.  I pulled the KX3 out for a couple of contacts in the 13 Colonies Special Event.  Used the LNR EndFedz on the 31' Jackite pole.  Worked great!  I think I've found a decent portable kit.  Maybe a magnetic loop antenna for when I can't put a wire up, but otherwise I'm pretty happy.

  elecraft | kx3 | amateur radio | camping
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2013.04.10 03:22:24

My portable HF kit is coming together rather nicely.  To go along with the KX3, I've got a 31' Jackite pole for antenna support.  I have a 88' doublet fed with 300 Ohm twinlead and a 20m dipole fed with 450 Ohm window line.  I tossed a short piece of RG-8x into the bag for use with my binding post-to-BNC adapter just in case I have issues with using the twinlead or window line.

I'm powering everything from a pair of 3200 MAh LifePO4 batteries connected in series to get 13V.  The LifePO4 batteries are rather light for the power they provide and can take a charge rather quickly.

  elecraft | kx3 | qrp | amateur radio
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