Friday, October 29, 2010
Having new flooring installed today. Laminate in the
kitchen and entrance, and carpet in the living room and hallway. The XYL is happy. Me too, until the bill arrives. The TS-520
is really working well now. The driver tube (12BY7A) went out, but I had a spare. A little TLC goes a long way.
11:20 am cdt
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Auburn Rankes #1
With all the number 1's losing each week, the Auburn Tigers
now hold that spot. This could get very interesting if neither they or the Tide lose before the Iron Bowl. The new antenna
is working very well. It is up on a Rohn 35 foot telescoping mast.
9:48 pm cdt
Monday, October 18, 2010
The T/R relay on the Kenwood TS-520 was acting up. It wouldn't close
back on receive after transmit. I took it out and cleaned it with Deoxit and contact cleaning paper. Works like new. Yea!!
9:40 pm cdt
Sunday, October 17, 2010
New Vertical Antenna
Put up a new 10 meter vertical over the weekend. It is a Cushcraft
AR-10. Got the SWR to 1.4 on the first try. It seems to work well. The old Avanti Sigma was bent from the wind and was rusting.
The SWR had climbed to over 3. Technically, the Avanti is a better antenna, 5/8 vs 1/2, but I really don't care. It's still
just 10 meters, so it doesn't really matter to me.
8:11 pm cdt