Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

  • Mood:

On receive

I got my rig mostly assembled this evening. I was receiving CW on 40 meters through the little whip antenna, but I haven't quite figured out what I will use for transmitting. I suppose I could try the whip, though I probably ought to get a counterpoise hooked up in that case. Ideally, my best bet is to go outside and operate from the table in my "back yard" (well, the very small fenced in space behind my place), but it's too cold to do that right now. I thought about dropping a wire out the window, but with the wind kicking about these days, I wouldn't want it to start blowing around into the neighbor's "yard." I could fasten it outside, but that would involve going outside - and once I'm indoors, it's hard to motivate myself to go back out again.

At any rate, the rig looks nice! Power supply is sitting on the wood floor, radio is up on the top shelf of the desk, ATU with the whip and 2m ANT is sitting on the lower level of the desk, and the key and keyer are right at hand's reach. Other than that, the only things on the desk space and desk shelf are a stack of radio manuals/operating guide/logbook, a lamp, a pen, and boxed battery chargers. So tidy!
Tags: ham radio, radio equipment

  • Lights and memories

    6:45 am the white waning moon could have been mistaken for a street lamp Because of my dentist appointment yesterday, I had to go into work…

  • Scatter-brian re-focus

    This week my mind hovered in a state of disorientation. I had all kinds of thoughts leaping all over the place! I needed some time to step back,…

  • Window Antenna II

    Alright, this amateur radio station is back on the air (almost)! A friend sent me an antenna that I can mount on my window sill, so tonight I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.