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Judson Ahern <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:20:11 -0600
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At the Southern Cross shack:

I've made up a power cord to connect the 50W Kenwood 2m rig to the 11A power
supply. I also cobbed together what is probably my sorriest-ever excuse for
an antenna, but I had to use what was there. :-)   It's a dipole, hung from
the ceiling by tucking one end under a ceiling panel (for vertical
polarization).  It does work - I could hit 146.88, and 147.06, including the
east-side input.

However, I do have a couple requests (since it's my radio ;-):

Until someone comes up with a better antenna, make sure my temp is hanging
up there, and keep transmissions short. I have no idea what the SWR is,
although it's cut to the nominal length of 468/146.5 feet.

Also, when you are not using it, turn it and the power supply off - duh.
Finally cover the radio with the plastic bag until we can come up with a
better cover. I like to keep my gear looking (and working) good, and that
room is a particular problem since the windows don't completely close, so
dust will be a problem.

Otherwise, enjoy!


Jud W5JA

Dr. Judson L. Ahern
Professor Emeritus, Geophysics
School of Geology & Geophysics
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
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