Amateur radio, programming, electronics and other musings

IOTA 2012

I had a go at the IOTA contest although in the shack the heat was incredible for some of the time. I also had an willing “helper” who wanted me to play with her toys too!

20120730-223102First proper time out with the K3 – I love it! I also gave the club linear workout although spend most of the contest at around 80-100w. I must say the linear is very easy to tune up. The modern Linear Amp design works very well.

Not sure of stats without looking but made 120 contacts, 12 hours sleep (wow!), watched F1 qualifying too. Plus someone tampered with my tower!?! It now has a padlock on it and the intention is to change the winch for an electric one so there is no chance of that happening again.