Occasional blog documenting radio traffic. Not always amateur radio related.
dimanche 20 mars 2016
Contest weekend for confirmed non-contester
The 20 meter cw band was wall-to-wall with contest participants. A Russian one I believe, judging from call signs. As I don't contest, was a good time to review equipment stored in boxes. Re-discovered my Argonaut 509 which has been there for months. The outboard T-T 208 Argonaut cw filter needs some repair. Bad solder connection between it's plug and the 509. By jigging the connecting cord around, managed to keep the filter functioning. Very necessary attachment on this broad rig. Worked a couple of stations including one in upstate New York. Now that Ten-Tec is essentially no more, good idea to use the rig while it lasts. There are no replacement parts or components from Ten Tec. And so, no service. Still keeping my HW-8 on line for good condition, non-QRM days.