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Sasquattch Stomp Reminder

nb6m@...
 



Hello the group,

Just a reminder that the annual Sasquatch Stomp is coming up soon, on Friday, April 3rd.

This is a fun, on the air event that shouldn’t be missed.

Check out the details here.

https://sites.google.com/site/pnwqrpgroup/sasquatch-stomp

73, and hope to work you in the Stomp.

Wayne NB6M
Sasquatch # 999

Evan Hand
 

Sounds like it could be fun, though the stock uBitx does not qualify as QRP on the lower HF bands.  You would have to adjust the drive down to be a true QRP (5 watts or under) radio.  Easy to do on my Icom, have to open the case to do so on the uBitx.

FWIW
73
Evan
AC9TU

Mark Spohr
 

Doesn't the power decrease when you lower the voltage?

Wayne Leake
 

 Yes, if you lower the voltage to the finals, the power out drops.
 Contrary to what many (CBers) think, more power does not increase range anywhere near as much as a better antenna.
 I proved that back when I ran a full length whip, compared to shorter antennas. Performed some simple tests using a field strength meter in a unit that also had a signal generator. The full length performed the best both RX and TX.
 For the record, I was one of very few who had the license to legally repair and adjust all radios, not just CBS.
 Now, I have only used a CB when I was on the long trips when I moved here about 14 years ago. 2 meters helped at times, but not often.

Wayne WA2YNE

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 10:00 AM Mark Spohr <mhspohr@...> wrote:
Doesn't the power decrease when you lower the voltage?

Alex Netherton
 

Many Hams think that too. And, I generally manage to get help on 2 meters or 440 - all I ever hear on 11 is cursing and people trying to "stomp" on each other.
With a good quarter wave vertical, even ground mounted, you are going to be better for DX than more power on a loaded whip.


On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 6:09 PM Wayne Leake <wayneleake@...> wrote:
 Yes, if you lower the voltage to the finals, the power out drops.
 Contrary to what many (CBers) think, more power does not increase range anywhere near as much as a better antenna.
 I proved that back when I ran a full length whip, compared to shorter antennas. Performed some simple tests using a field strength meter in a unit that also had a signal generator. The full length performed the best both RX and TX.
 For the record, I was one of very few who had the license to legally repair and adjust all radios, not just CBS.
 Now, I have only used a CB when I was on the long trips when I moved here about 14 years ago. 2 meters helped at times, but not often.

Wayne WA2YNE

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 10:00 AM Mark Spohr <mhspohr@...> wrote:
Doesn't the power decrease when you lower the voltage?


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Alex Netherton, W5ALX
Buncombe County NC, EM85ro