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Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 12-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By Richard Stouffer
By the way Andy, I did get you eQSL post. Thanks

By the way Andy, I did get you eQSL post. Thanks
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 12-02-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Finally got "Unlazy"

OK Andy, my curiosity finally got the better of me. I set up eQSL just to see if it would motivate me to start serious logging and, possibly, lead to learning how to use LOTW. I've been using eQSL...
Forum: Polls 11-09-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,045
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I haven't had any complaints yet. Just to be on...

I haven't had any complaints yet. Just to be on the safe side though, I put the batwing up and turn on the antenna booster then put out a test transmission.

I figure if I'm not getting any on...
Forum: Junk Box 09-05-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I know I lot of cars that kinda get great...

I know I lot of cars that kinda get great mileage. Our real mileage is over 30 even with the 10% ethanol blend, but almost all of that is city driving. We looked at the Malibu and had a very...
Forum: Rag Chew 08-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I saw a note somewhere that the KOA wouldn't let...

I saw a note somewhere that the KOA wouldn't let a fellow Ham put up a pole to rig an antenna on. He didn't say the rationale he was given, but he did say that the camp was very Ham friendly...
Forum: Black Box Forum 08-20-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,624
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Thanks for the follow up. Temporarily I've...

Thanks for the follow up.

Temporarily I've switched to an Ameritorn AL 811 that I had laying around. The amp I was powering with the Astron is the Power Cube. A friend told me That he believes...
Forum: The Road Ahead 08-13-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,425
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I've checked into this one a couple of times. ...

I've checked into this one a couple of times. There isn't much ragchewing, just QTH, WX and signal reports.

http://www.rvweb.net/club/wbcciarc/wbcci_skeds.html

The one on 40 meters, 7.230, is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,191
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Even towing a small trailer, 19.7 mpg is...

Even towing a small trailer, 19.7 mpg is fantastic mileage. Those kinds of numbers reinforce the wisdom of your choice of the trailer over a motorhome rental.
Forum: Trip Report 08-01-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By Richard Stouffer
An unscientific observation that Radio may want...

An unscientific observation that Radio may want to address: it seems to me that the activity on this baord increased each time Manuel made a post. There would be several new postings on open forums...
Forum: Trip Report 07-31-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Welcome back and thanks for going through so much...

Welcome back and thanks for going through so much trouble to share the adventure. I can't wait for the book.... ;-)
Forum: Trip Report 07-28-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I've been looking forward to your report and my...

I've been looking forward to your report and my wait was worth it. Hope all goes well for the rest of your journey.

73's
Richard- WU5K
Forum: Black Box Forum 07-12-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By Richard Stouffer
I beginning to think that the three stage charger...

I beginning to think that the three stage charger is going to be a much better approach than the power supply. I've been running the Xantrex three stage charger into a 100 AH AGM battery with very,...
Forum: Black Box Forum 07-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,624
Posted By Richard Stouffer
My amp peaks at 70 watts, according to the spec,...

My amp peaks at 70 watts, according to the spec, but only on digital/CW. However, in SSB, the power supply shows max on the meter which is 70 amps. When it runs that high the amp trips.
Forum: Black Box Forum 07-10-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,624
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Thanks. I can second the comments on being over...

Thanks. I can second the comments on being over rated. The one I have bulks at 60 amp draw and my amp will shut down when that happens. I've switched to a 100 AH deep cycle battery which...
Forum: Black Box Forum 07-10-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,624
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Astron RS-70M

Anybody have any experience with one of these? I've been having some problems running my solid state amp from one with little success. When I talked to a fellow at the amp factry he said they had...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-03-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,028
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Camping now at the Thousand Trail at Lake Texoma...

Camping now at the Thousand Trail at Lake Texoma in Texas. I've had pretty good results with the MFJ fibergalss mast, 32 feet, in the past, but nothing spectacular. I previously only used the...
Forum: Trip Report 07-01-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Great report. What kind of weather/temperatures...

Great report. What kind of weather/temperatures are you experiencing?

Richard- WU5K
Forum: Polls 06-29-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,431
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Sorta. I took pictures of a local club's Field...

Sorta. I took pictures of a local club's Field Day this morning. Does that count?
Forum: Black Box Forum 06-27-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Thanks again John. See you on the Montana...

Thanks again John.

See you on the Montana LLC thread at the other place.

73's
Forum: Black Box Forum 06-26-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Thanks John, useful information. Right now I’m...

Thanks John, useful information.
Right now I’m sorting through several issues regarding RFI, antenna repair and power supply for the rig. I’m learning a lot and I guess that is what it’s all about....
Forum: Black Box Forum 06-25-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Wow! I'm glad I asked. I'll do some research...

Wow! I'm glad I asked. I'll do some research and see what I need to do, but I'm really glad I didn't try anything without the advice of an expert.

Thanks tons,
Richard- WU5K
Forum: Antenna Solutions 06-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,034
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Yo-Yo Tenna

My new SteppIR vertical hiccupped and is on its way back to the factory. Desperate for a backup I rummaged through the basement in the motorhome and dug out the Yo-Yo Tenna that Iíve been planning...
Forum: Black Box Forum 06-24-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By Richard Stouffer
Parallel Battery to Power Supply for Current Reserve

Iím trying to figure out how to set up a battery as a reserve power source for my dedicated power supply for my amplifier. The power supply is an Astron RS-70M rated at 57 amps continuous/90 amps...
Forum: Trip Report 06-22-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,767
Posted By Richard Stouffer
So glad to see your report and I have been...

So glad to see your report and I have been looking forward to it. You have done a great job with the writing, editing and photography- is there a book down the road?

I didn't see any mention of...
Forum: Rag Chew 06-08-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,689
Posted By Richard Stouffer
OK, hereís what I think: There is a price level...

OK, hereís what I think:
There is a price level at which dramatic changes in consumption will begin significantly suppressing demand. I donít know what that number is. We have already cut back on...
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