2024 blog CW Radio


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Feb 10th, Found back my Akai GX 650D and just powered it up. It has been stored for more than 12 years and needed some loving attention. Just cleaning and some very tiny drips of oil and then it was running, but some switches and Potentiometers were “noisy” so I decided to carefully clean them with xx (BBL)

Will try to join MST (Medium Speed Test) from ICWC

Just see: MST Contest – International CW Council

January 22nd, 2024:

Just did 2 contests this weekend:

NTC QP (31 QSO and 9 x No (or new? Member) Big sigs and CW fun on 80 meters.

HA DX CW. 102 QSO on 10-80m. Inbetween all contest-noise I came (doing S&P) up to 7.029,25 HHz and heard Gerald G3MCK calling “CQ for a REAL QSO”, so we ended up in a 20 minutes ragchew QSO, which was for sure “the best QSO of the day!

Sunday evening I met Boti HA8TA on 40m, the youngest Hungarian Ham, calling CQ at 32wpm. I answered at 25wpm (faster than 25 is not too good for readability) and we had a fine QSO.

January 1st, 2024: HNY to all readers.Aktio40: Just made few HNY qso’s on 40, this will be for 8th (out of 12) sticker.

In 2023 I have joined the CWT sessions from CWops twice:

December 7th 2023, I found 2 power supplies (230V) for the GRC3030 set. As my GRC3030 is Dynamotor powered, using a net-powersupply would help in reducing noise. 1 of the two has still the original, connectors, and has a better inside circuit as well. I will try the make the best one ready to use with my GRC3030 soon. Jan 1st: The best build version (with the blue Cap’s) is the most promising, but one of the Elco’s is “blown”. There are three of them in series, I just found a new one and will replace it. More info will follow.

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