Comparing RTTY, PSK and MFSK

Nightime view of the Elecraft KX3 and PX3 for ARRL Field Day 2015.

Using the ARRL field day test message to compare RTTY, PSK and MFSK digital modes.

KX4O 1B-Battery VA Field Day 2015

The 20m AHVD and 40m small loop antennas during KX4O 1B VA field day.

Despite a weak battery and few contacts, our 1B-Battery effort verifies a 40m small-loop and packet-radio NTS messaging using quick deploy antennas.

KX4O/P VQP 2015 Expedition from MPX

KX4O/P VQP MPX Portable Operation

Operating QRP portable from the back of a Subaru during activation of the rare VQP city of Manassas Park (MPX).

Flux remover damages Lexan

Lexan and flux remover do not play well together.

Elecraft KX3 Heatsink

The PAE-Kx31 & the parts it replaces.

The Elecraft KX3 heatsink modification improves digital performance and extends reliability for all modes.

SOTA HNY Activation

View of gear

KX4O/p Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation of Hawksbill Mountain (W4V/SH-001) on New Year’s Eve on 40, 20 and 10 meters.

Rose’s KX3 Case and Cover

Rose’s KX3 Case and Cover

Protecting your portable radio gear is important and Rose’s Elecraft KX3 Case and Cover accomplish this nicely.

HF AHVD on 6m – Practical?

Tall 6m AHVD making local contacts.

Will the KX4O version of the 20-10m Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole work on 6m? Yes, sort of.

Hatteras Ham Shack

Hatteras Ham Shack

I took the asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole to Hatteras beach to activate NA-067. I wasn’t very successful, but made a couple QSOs. Despite mixed results, the setting was spectacular. The vertical dipole worked.

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

The asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole (AHVD) provides a quick setup HF antenna at Hatteras lighthouse.