ktschwab at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 16 10:39:25 EST 2014
I just fired up my Ten-Tec Argonaut 509 behind my 3 el tri-band yagi on 10 meters SSB (here in Michigan) and working into Europe with no problem! 73, de KO8S
From: Richards <jrichards at k8jhr.com>
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Argonauts
I understand that sort of thrill.
When I was a very new ham, myself, I contacted a guy operating portable
with a very low temporary 20 meter antenna in DEATH VALLEY, and he
worked me here in Michigan with a mere 5 watts SSB. I was his first
contact from that site and I could just sense and FEEL his excitement as
he asked me to repeat my call sign and location - because he could not
believe he heard me correctly. I really sensed his excitement, and it
left an indelible impression about operating QRP. I imagined the guy
jumping up and down and hollering afterward.
Similarly, I once worked a guy running 5 w SSB from AZ and testing a
home brew microphone compression circuit. I could just feel his
excitement when he learned he was a true 5-9 in Michigan. I sent him a
digital recording of the QSO, so he could make a first hand assessment
of his audio using the home brew compressor. This led to an extensive
correspondence about microphones and such afterward. The QRP thing
seems a lot of fun.
Working these guys, and sensing their excitement, gave me a special
appreciation and insight into this aspect of the hobby.
-------------------- K8JHR -------------------------------
On 2/15/2014 7:44 PM, Paul Gates wrote:
> Back in 1979 I had a Argonaunt 509 with a 3 element beam on roof of a 2 story home and worked a guy from Mich. in Dallas. he was using a converted HT CB and said I was 20 on his HT. This was on 10 meters
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