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FIELD DAY QRP Testing



Today I tested my Field Day set-up in my commo trailer.

Worked W0EOZ at 11:30 AM CDT with five watts output easily. (I know there
was very little transponder activity today vs Field Day).

Turned the "barefoot" FT-847 down to full ccw (lowest) RF output.  Heard my
return signal very acceptable. Only 1 "digit" appeared on power output
meter.

SET-UP:
FT-847 to a crossed 9 element yagi, 15 FT 9913 coax.
AZ-EL control G-5400, KCT / QT5.02

FT736R,  Noise = S0,  Beacon = S9
15 ft 9913
SSB D/C 432 mhz, 3 ft 9913.
G3RUH patch antenna, homemade wood mount.
1.2 meter fiberglass dish
Same G5400 AZ / EL, with BIG counterweights.
Umbrella stand mount with large concrete blocks, and 2 X 6's.

FWIW
AC9R
#2001
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