I am working on project at Historic Flight Foundation (Mukilteo WA) that will depict radio op position on our B - 25D "Grumpy" . Have the BC -348 receiver ( two of them) need BC - 375 transmitter, TU-6B transmitter tuning unit and other small stuff. Grumpy left yesterday afternoon for 70th Doolittle Raiders reunion at Wright - Patterson AFB OH. 73 Jack KC7YE
More. Listen to how each mobile does it. Give your call once, repeat RST received and your signal report to mobile. QSL w/ sase to confirm. Put your county on your card, mobile might need your county too.
ND maybe should be listed as country on DXCC for most of US / Canada. Check www.w6rk.com for county hunter spots. W0GXQ just ran on CW, yesterday and today in several counties in ND. Watch 7056.5, 14056.5, 18091.5, 21056.5. Good luck.
One sure fire way to up your code speed is operate in contests as CW . In Feb there are several state QSO parties, most Q parties are low key and what ever you can do is fine. Won't be long ( first day) speed will increase. Most op's will slow down to what your doing, If one dosn't forget him others will play.
Stay away from the big contests, too many run and gunners to be fun for newbies (imho)
For 80 -10 have 5BTV & use inverted L for 160, all as portable. Live in condo that is hopeless noise wise, rent or beg a operating site when want to play for contest. Needed something that was quick to put up by my self, easy to transport and store. The 5BTV fits the bill & the L works for rest. This years CW SS was spent at rented beach cabin @ Point No Point WA. Right on saltwater. XYL enjoyed the weekend @ beach too ( plus there). First outing for the 5BTV was IA QSO party from friends place on Whidby Island WA, nice short test and pleased with my result. Have run the L from beach park near home QTH but was summer and daytime so ? This is 4th 4 /5 BTV I have had over the last 40 + years. DX Engineering has some FB extras for the antenna, their instruction booklet is much better then original too.
We rent a condo when we go to desert for winter. Use a High Sierra screwdriver antenna with fair results. I just put out one counterpoise either on carport roof or on the ground, depending on what unit we get. If spent more effort would be better, do more each winter. Any way is better then mounted on car, and a lot more comfortable. KC7YE
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