Re: Hawaii 10M beacon project


From: Andrew Sargent N8OFS (
Date: Sun Apr 03 1994 - 20:11:57 EDT

> From: Jeffrey Herman <jherman@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Hawaii 10M beacon project
> In-Reply-To: Your message of Sat, 2 Apr 1994 10:05:51 -0500 (EST)
> Message-Id: <CMM.>
> Content-Type: text
> Andy: THANKS!! If you give me your address and tell me how much to send
> for shipping I'll get a money order to you on Monday (for the paging
> xmtr).
I have no idea how much shipping would cost for _any_ of the overnight
carriers, I'm not the one to ask. I will, however, have to find a box
to shove the thing into. It's mabey 6"*9"*1.5' in size, it can't
wiegh more than 5 pounds. I guess I better start popping some popcorn
(unbuttered, of course) to make the package oops proof!

My address (which is good in the callbook) is:
Andrew B. Sargent N8OFS
7730 Spieth Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256
> I worry about keying the PTT circuit - if it's got a relay in it will
> the relay withstand long term constant keying? I don't think PTT circuits
> were made for CW!!
Back in my CB days, a bunch of us would do CW just by hooking a code
key up to the PTT pin (xmit on AM, rec on SSB), it worked well enough
for us. Keep in mind, our speed was about 3WPM, but listening to it
on SSB sounded just like ShortWave. It worked and sounded good!!!
> Who sells 5/8 wave CB antennas? RS doesn't have them in their catalog
> anymore. If I can get an 11M 5/8 wave ant. I can trim it down a bit
> for 10M.
Ahhh... Another _glorious_ misconception! _NOBODY_ makes a mobile
5\8 wave antenna!!!

However, if you are looking for a good base antenna, here are some of
the good ones (that I can remember):
Wilson V1 & V58
Avanti Astroplane
Ringo Ranger
Golden Super-Penetrator

You _should_ be able to take _any_ 11M antenna, chop some aluminum
off the top, and Viola!
> Thanks again!!
> Jeff
Yep, no problem. BTW, I'm still working on my 6M AM QRP voice beacon.

Andy N8OFS

Mesmerized by a decade of hate,           ! AMATEUR =   N8OFS 
Flowers and remorse,                      ! ARMY MARS = AAN5HJT
Fading vision lost in time,               ! CB =        THE NEON KNIGHT
Tragedy on course!!! - Frontline Assembly ! HACKER =    TH3 N30N KN16Ht

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