BLOG entry in this series gave me a chance to genuflect on the last 10+ years of radiosport activities. In Part 2 of this series I want to share some further details from what was written up in Part 1.
One of the more frustrating portable antenna designs was the 2010 WQ6X Classic Hamstick dipole. Against a flat wall it had limited azimuth coverage but produced an amazingly low-angle signal.
While the TS-450s tuner can match/load nearly any antenna (it once produced a mobile QSO w/JA on 17-m Cw using a 2-m magmount) without an elaborate counterpoise system there was always nasty RF floating around the room.
Altho wonderful, cascading MFJ-7523C and JPS NIR-12 audio filters make operations more effective.
As equipment and antennas have improved considerably since 2011, each step of the way has taught me new approaches towards improving operating efficiency. Should a "disaster" strike, having operators like WQ6X in your EOC (Emergency Operations Center) will help get the message
through - every time - because that's what we do.
How do YOU leverage your radiosport operating skills?