From: Diana, Gary M (email@example.com)
Hello All -
Brad (WB8YGG) and myself setup in a nearby county park, in
Brockport NY (near Rochester). Rigs used:
1. Brad's NN1G for 40M ("old faithful"). Rig built back when the qrp
was born. Power = 750 milliwatts.
2. My Epiphyte for 75m SSB. Power = 5watts.
We put up a ladder line fed dipole for 75m and a coax fed dipole for 40m.
Brad got a guy on 40m cw that was running 100 milliwatts, and I'm here to
tell you the signal was LOUD! ANd no, he wasn't down the road!
I got a hold of a guy in hyde park ny running 1500 watts. When he went
to 200 watts, there was barely a perceptible difference. The cool
that this ham designed and built a digital voice recorder... he
seconds of my transmission and played it back over the air! A few of
local hams had dropped by and they were amazed by this guy! Yeah I
he could have bought the recorder at a hallmark store, but this was
homebrew, designed and built. he clocked me at s7-s8 w/5watts!
We had a lot of fun and the weather was really nice. I think we made a
or so contacts in the 2.5 hours we operated.
73, Gary N2JGU
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