Friday, April 19, 2019
So I loved my call, KI4FH. It has been with me for well over 20 years. Yet, I wanted a change. I noticed that K4SRQ was up for grabs. SRQ being quite popular here in Sarasota as the airport id for our local regional/semi-national airport. So, I dropped KI4FH and am now K4SRQ. It is a vanity call. It expired in 2016 and was held by an SK that was quite the educator and loved the Lord. That was enough for me to take on the mantle of the call. So it is done. K4SRQ is the call for now and in the future.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
|The Trench. About a foot deep.|
|Messy concrete job but support|
will make keep the pipe straight and level.
|Pipe planted, PVC buried and Coax run.|
|Radials, Radial Plate, Tilt Base and Anti-Seize on connectors.|
Tilt Base Front view. Smudges are aluminum anti-seize to be cleaned off.
by my neighbor sometime this year. I lose a dipole mast
but gain a bit more room for the antenna.
Monday, July 2, 2018
I sold a scanner and picked up an Ameritron RS8V Remote Coax Switch which makes my wife a happy person by not having 4 or 5 holes in the wall!
Thursday, April 5, 2018
This is a link to the pdf that will provide all the info you need to make your own fun, effective and afforable end fed that is easily tuned. Roll it up and take it with you for portable operation or up and down for the dreaded deed restrictions from your HOA.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
I dumped my HF gear and put the money into a TD-D710AG, refreshed the Peet Bros. 2100. It had been out of commission since 2011 when a strangely mean neighbor sawed down my mast on a Thursday morning and gave it to the curbside for trash pickup that day. We had moved, I had not disassembled the mast and had returned to do finish the move on that Friday. Gone!
So today, 9/2/2017, KI4FH has sent its first packet of weather data. I am not able to replace the anemometer yet but upon selling off some more hf stuff, I will. For now it is the basics.
It is good to be back.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Gone will be the RG213 and RG 58 strewn about. Relieved they will be of the "Honey can you hold the end of the wire?" "Keep it tight" I have been promising all week that the mess in the house will be taken care of tonight. I have been saying that all week, each afternoon.
So now I am putting it together. I will be solo this FD. On Siesta Key Beach! The Number 1 Beach in America according to Trip Advisor.
I have scoped out a spot. The county folks were friendly but stopped just short of giving me a permit to operate the full 27 hours.
So if you want a QSO from a QRP operator at the Number 1 Beach in America, look for KI4FH - KI4 Florida Hotel on 20 and 15 at day and 40 at night. I will be on the QRP voice and QRP CW sections.
73 - Whooppeee!