And thanks for the comments/replies on my last
"My Very First QSO" message.
And now, I have an addition to make :-)
Not long after my first contact, I made my third
contact, but this time, I used my homebrew 80m
Here's a link to what it looks like:http://www.bignick.net/Morgan_Radio/Radio_11.htm
I think this was almost more exhilarating than my
first contact. This was/is my first attempt at
home brewing a transmitter. It uses a TV horizontal
output tube and is crystal bound.
But, I'll be dogged .. I got a reply right away and
this time, it was K1HTJ from Vermont, about 1020 miles
from my home!
I think that it's so cool to be using a TV tube
and communicating over 1,000 miles .. not to mention
my reported RST of 579. I thought that I'd be
yodeling out my CW!
I really don't have any way to tell if I'm getting out
of my backyard, so it was a real hoot to realize that
my waves were getting out there!
Well, I'll need to build an antenna switch so that I
don't need to physically move the antenna from T to R.
But, I'll want to get more proficient at my code before
I try the homebrew again.
Hope to catch on of you on CW some day!