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Hello, my name is Erwin and this site is about amateur radio. I am a ham radio amateur since 1985!

My QTH is Nes near Akkrum/Leeuwarden. The province Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. The locator is JO23wb. Things I like in amateur radio: HF, QRP, QRP-kits, CW, antennas, antenna tuners, homebrew, microcontrolers, software development, Linux, 6 meter DX, Software Defined Radio, DSP, old tube transmitters, SOTA (Summits On The Air) and being /P or /MM. My main transceiver is a Yeasu FT-817nd. And that is the only transceiver I have. I don't have antenna's on the roof anymore. I use a DX wire fiber pole to create a vertical antenna for 40m and higher bands. I like experimenting with antenna's.

Please do leave a message in the guestbook or send me an e-mail. My email address erwin (at) pa7n (dot) nl.

----- latest weblog -----

Flying Pig Rig
QRP - Wednesday 20 January 2016 13:04
Finally I finished building the "Flying Pig Rig" after being in a drawer for years. A 40m 5 Watt CW transceiver kit from Kits and Parts dot com!

It's a single frequency QRP CW transceiver that will fit into a small box. It is lightweight and very power economic. It receives and transmits on 7030.7 kHz. The Flying Pig Rig has a build in keyer. I will use it with my LiPo batteries. With 12.3 volt the output power is 4 Watts! It draws 25mA on receive and 630mA on transmit. Compare that for example to the Yeasu FT-817nd which will draw 300mA on receive and 1.9A on transmit!

I plan to use this QRP rig on some SOTA activations later this year.

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Door: Erwin | Permalink | 1 reactie
 9a2ki | Friday 12 February 2016 10:02

hallo Erwin
thanks for call on 7MHz yesturday..
Your signal was pretty good about 579, via instrunent, and fully readable ewen in QRM...

please , what is your equipment you used in our conntact ???
73de 9a2ki ico
here 100W Dipole up 20m

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