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Author Topic: Considering a TT 13xx - which band and why?  (Read 959 times)
N5XM
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 06:32:43 PM »

You're getting a lot of good advice here.  If you are going to do QRP, the idea of not having to work against big amps makes a lot of sense on 30m.  To make things easier, it makes great sense to get something with a keyer and some filtering in it.  If you feel strongly about building a QRP rig, go for it.  On the other hand you might consider buying a multi-band radio that is already built, and then buy a kit.  There is no reason you can't build the kit and get on the air with the other rig.  You might not like a rig this old, but the TT Argosy has a small footprint and you can dial it down for QRP.  It's a fun little radio and doesn't take much of a power supply. There are many ways to go here.  Good luck, my friend.   n5xm
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W5ESE
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 08:49:45 AM »

I agree with the other posters that "30m is a
great band".

But the original poster on this thread said:

> On some of your specific questions:
>
> 1) time of day - mostly evenings and early
> mornings.

I'm sure other's mileage is different than mine,
but I've usually found activity to be in short
supply on 30m during mornings. During late
afternoons and evenings, it's fine.

But, in my opinion, if you want to be able to
"scare up" a contact to "somewhere" 24x7x365 (and
don't care particularly about "where" it is to),
it's really, really, tough to beat 40m for that.

As a side benefit, you can use the 40m radio in
some of the many QRP contests, which are a real
hoot. On 30m, being a contest-free band, you can't.

My 2pF,

Scott
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VE3GNU
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 09:10:13 AM »

Bill---There is a great pictorial---prepared by Chuck Adams, renowned CW and QRP guru, on the building of a TT 13xx rig on the Ten Tec website---ie. Go to Ten Tec Downloads and click on the 13xx Series rig to the right of the others.  Then go to the "K7QO Guide to building the 1300 series kits".  Chuck has very clear photos of every building step from start to finish.  This is worth considering---possibly swinging the choice in favour of TT.
Whatever you choose, everyone would welcome your decision.
73---Ernie
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AB9NZ
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 06:46:48 PM »

Bill, if you have high speed internet check out the TenTec qrp kits on youtube.
 I just came in from my shack where I had a nice qrp to qrp contact with my 1340. Then I heard Hungary calling, I couldn't get him with only four watts. When I worked him on my home station I had to endure qrm that I couldn't even  hear with the kit's narrow filter. Take good care, Tom B. AB9NZ
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