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Sept 2017 Preliminary Sprint Results – NO3M wins

This was my first NA Sprint win!  Conditions and activity were down, but  slugged it out with decent first and third hour rates.  Always an honor to compete with the sharpest group of CW contest ops in the country.

Top Ten Scores
Call	Score	BndChgs	Qs Lost	00Z	01Z	02Z	03Z
NO3M	13,545	148	4	107	73	87	48
N9RV	13,288	132	1	108	62	72	60
K4RO	13,112	142	5	94	73	79	52
N5KO	12,728	94	4	99	70	66	61
N4AF	12,716	132	8	101	73	66	49
W9RE	12,470	118	5	96	69	78	47
N3BB	12,384	88	3	100	66	68	54
K0RF	12,364	76	7	81	71	74	55
AA3B	11,792	121	2	91	61	68	48
N6TV	11,726	72	0	101	69	63	53

W8CDX 2017 Field Day

Video courtesy of Mike, WA3TTS

We had a lot of fun putting up another 1930s style station this year for Field Day 2017.  The station was 100% homebrew, with the transmitter and receiver being based on articles in the August and May editions of QST respectively.   The link coupled tuner was based on the 1936 ARRL Handbook.  The power supplies were based on standard designs from that era as well, using 866s in the amplifier supply and 83s in the buffer and oscillator supplies.  The bias supply used a type 80 rectifier and a 874 regulator (late 20s tube) for -90V bias.Continue reading …..

2016 PA QSO Party @NO3M

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This year I decided to relax a bit and fire up some of my 1930s replica homebrew gear.   My plans to build a new exciter were sidelined, so I used whatever was available, including part of what used to be the 2016 Field Day transmitter for 40M and my 160M 203A transmitter for 80M and 160M.

For a receiver, I used my recently finished 1934 “De Luxe” Superhet, built according to an article in May 1934 QST.

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