Monday, February 25, 2008

VP6DX Logo

K1 + G5 = VP6

[acidfree:195 align=right]When I read the intended operating scheme of the Ducie Island DXpeditioners, I was disheartened. With my HF station restricted mainly to the Elecraft K1, working a 25 kHz split is essentially impossible.

Then it occurred to me: My new Grundig G5 would be my second radio. All that remained was to learn if it, with just a built-in telescoping antenna, would hear the South Pacific station well enough.

It did. Ten days into the VP6DX operation I entered the radio room shortly after dawn, tuned to the low end of 40 meters, and found the operator calling CQ with intermittent answers. I placed the K1 up 25 as requested and within three calls heard my full and correct callsign coming back.

Several hours later, I had a similar experience on 15, bracketing their 150,000th QSO with my 2.

{ Reaction at 25 Feb 2008 04:46 AM }

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Political Compass, circa 2008

See the post...

You're right there with Gandhi!

My Political Compass. The Gandhi connection is in the analysis here.

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.62

Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's Obama in Maine

This guy is lined up for a big advantage from pledged Maine delegates. Cool.

Our town's delegates to the state convention were split 9-9, with Clinton getting a handful more votes than Obama. We had 171 voters.

The Daily Kos referenced this article explaining how Maine's five types of delegates are apportioned. It's a bit confusing.