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Showing posts from February, 2008

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 }

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

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.