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LA1KHA's PP3/MN1604 Challenge


#141

Stats:16/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #15
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:7,70@-1c
QSOs: 16
DXCCs: 6 DL,G,GW,I,ON,OM
Cumulative QSOs: 172
Cumulative DXCC: 23
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UR )

Stats:17/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #16
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:7,87@-2c ? NOTE HIGH VOLTAGE?
QSOs: 13
DXCCs: 7 DL,G,I,OE,OK,LA,S5
Cumulative QSOs: 185
Cumulative DXCC: 23
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UR )

73 DE LA1KHA Kjell


#142

Stats:18/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #17
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:8.00@+2c ? NOTE HIGH VOLTAGE?
QSOs: 16
DXCCs: 8 DL,ES,G,GW,HA,OE,OK,OM
Cumulative QSOs: 201
Cumulative DXCC: 23
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UR )

73 DE LA1KHA KJELL


#143

In reply to LA1KHA:

Kjell

I’m worried now! You are averaging 1 QSO more that I am per activation plus your battery is holding up really well. At this rate you will overtake me in a few days :frowning:

73

Richard
G3CWI


#144

In reply to G3CWI Richard.
I wonder why battery voltage gone up.I can not see the reason. Use a Fluke 117 to measure. Main problem for me is QSM from station close to frq +/- 1kc
Trying to make minimum calling to save battery. Take long time to use up a battery if caution is taken.

But so long that your battery is still working to threat your 1.st place will be hard.

Soon our friend M0CGH Colin will join the challenge. He build so nice RM clone.
Hope winter is not so cold this year. We don’t have any snow yet, only frost here in lower parts of Telemark.

73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#145

In reply to LA1KHA:

Battery: #1
Activation: #24
Summit: G/SP-013
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage at room temp: 7.86 Volts
QSOs: 14
New DXCCs: None
Cumulative QSOs: 282
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (ON, S5, OK, PA, G, DK, I, LA, F, OE, HB9, HA, SM, 9A, EV, EA, OZ, GW)

Kjell, oddly my battery Voltage seems to rise sometimes as well. 300 QSOs now in sight.

http://208.173.184.182/OEM/Primary/Alkaline/mn1604.asp - not my battery but interesting non-the-less. The pdf datasheet seems to indicate that the game is over at around 7 Volts.

http://printfu.org/read/energizer-no-522-a68f.html?f=1qeYpurpn6Wih-SUpOGul6ynh7G9u7e7sb-1xIm8w5SVopeekbHYrpqfkubdkK_Zr56WppHg2ufc0uDCudPgy5eo2KagsIfaiqDjrJ6krojd4dncqaWU69_cntTK4ujL5-bY4N7oyqLL1N2hruTZ2NrOyeWeu9vZ2srR1uK-uKykopeenebJ2oqg7Q

…finally found my battery.

Thanks to all the regular callers - it’s much appreciated!

73

Richard
G3CWI


#146

In reply to G3CWI:

I have also noticed that my battery voltage tends to fluctuate somewhat, just during testing. I’m testing my rig with a Duracell ‘copper top’. Not tried the rig into an antenna yet, but I’m getting there slowly. I’m still trying to trim current consumption, I feel it’s too high at the moment.

Having built my rig I find myself thinking of building another, but trying harder to cut current consumption. I guess that the rules would allow the use of different rigs so long as the battery in use is the same for each attempt.

It is certainly an interesting learning exercise, I saw a practical example of how the efficiency of the PA changes with power output. I was trying to reduce the output power and current consumption of my PA yesterday and I hit a point where whilst the output power was reducing, the rig’s current remained about the same, therefore I think it is better to have the most power for the same current draw, in my case that’s well on the way to 200mW.

I found the exact data sheet for your Energizer High Tech, Richard, but all the datasheets look the same! It’s interesting to note the deliberate mistake- I should hope the nominal voltage is slightly higher than 1.5 Volts!

http://www.elv-downloads.de/Assets/Produkte/9/951/95133/Downloads/95133_Alkaline_9V_DS.pdf

Picture of rig here in it’s new box :slight_smile:

73
Colin
M0CGH


#147

In reply to G3CWI:

Battery: #1
Activation: #25
Summit: G/SP-013
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage at room temp: 7.81 Volts
QSOs: 36
New DXCCs: None
Cumulative QSOs: 318
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (ON, S5, OK, PA, G, DK, I, LA, F, OE, HB9, HA, SM, 9A, EV, EA, OZ, GW)

Wow! Thanks for all the support with this activation; it’s my best ever on 100mW.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#148

Stats:21/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #18
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@-1c
QSOs: 22
DXCCs: 10 DL,G,HA,I,OE,OM,OK,UA,UR,S5
Cumulative QSOs: 223
Cumulative DXCC: 24
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UA,UR )

G3CWI Richard has record with 318 QSO Hard to beat.
Well done Richard.
Hope to have more QRPp activators soon.
Real low power do work so I challange all chasers to try.
73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#149

In reply to LA1KHA:

Wow! 24 different DXCC’s and 223 QSO’s! Hope you manage to beat your last score of 240 Kjell, not many more QSO’s to go.

I have ordered some more parts for my rig to try to improve performance, I hope to have them tomorrow. I have also ordered my competition battery :slight_smile:

Really looking forward to getting my rig on the air.

I find this competition so amazing and I can’t wait to have a go myself. I hope that it helps to improve my CW too!

72
Colin
M0CGH


#150

Stats:22/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #19
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@-1c
QSOs: 4
DXCCs: 3 DL,G,OK,
Cumulative QSOs: 227
Cumulative DXCC: 24
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UA,UR )

Stats:24/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #20
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@2c
QSOs: 4
DXCCs: 2 DL,SP,
Cumulative QSOs: 231
Cumulative DXCC: 24
(DL,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UA,UR )

To be active only on one frq is dificult. Both days other stations was active on or near frq so all I heard was QRM in 599

Tray more later, must go away friday/ saturday
73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#151

In reply to LA1KHA:

Breezy.

Battery: #1
Activation: #26
Summit: G/SP-013
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage at room temp: 7.83 Volts
QSOs: 15
New DXCCs: None
Cumulative QSOs: 333
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (ON, S5, OK, PA, G, DK, I, LA, F, OE, HB9, HA, SM, 9A, EV, EA, OZ, GW)

Thanks for all the support with this activation.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#152

In reply to G3CWI:
Stats:28/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #21
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@3c
QSOs: 11
DXCCs: 7 EA,DL,G,HA,OE,OM,S5
Cumulative QSOs: 242
Cumulative DXCC: 25
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,UA,UR )

Stats:29/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #22
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@8c
QSOs: 16
DXCCs: 8 DL,G,HA,OE,OK,OM,LA,YO
Cumulative QSOs: 258
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

G3CWI Richard has a strong score with 333 QSO so far and
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (DL,EA,EV,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,OE,ON,OK,OZ,PA,SM,S5,9A)

Still lot of battery left so I press on.
Of answer also normal short qso, LA4PM Finn in Bergen was nice to qso.
Not a lot of LA on 30m. I only qso locals like LA1ENA and LA3BT. LA8BCA is also strong here.
73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#153

Stats:30/11/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #23
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@4c
QSOs: 19
DXCCs: 10 DL,G,HA,HB9,OE,ON,OK,OZ,UA,S5
Cumulative QSOs: 277
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

73 DE la1kha


#154

In reply to LA1KHA:

Breezy and cold.

Battery: #1
Activation: #27
Summit: G/SP-005
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage at room temp: 7.9 Volts (!?)
QSOs: 22
New DXCCs: None
Cumulative QSOs: 355
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (ON, S5, OK, PA, G, DK, I, LA, F, OE, HB9, HA, SM, 9A, EV, EA, OZ, GW)

Thanks to all the callers!

73

Richard
G3CWI


#155

Stats:01/12/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #24
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@4c
QSOs: 7
DXCCs: 4 DL,G,SP,PA
Cumulative QSOs: 281
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

73 DE la1kha LOCATOR IS JO49SE


#156

In reply to LA1KHA:

Rain/sleet. Horrid.

Battery: #1
Activation: #28
Summit: G/SP-013
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage at room temp: ? Volts
QSOs: 7
New DXCCs: None
Cumulative QSOs: 362
Cumulative DXCCs: 18 (ON, S5, OK, PA, G, DK, I, LA, F, OE, HB9, HA, SM, 9A, EV, EA, OZ, GW)

Thanks to all the callers!

73

Richard
G3CWI


#157

In reply to G3CWI Richard, Incredible result 362QSO.

WX to day fb. But winter is now soon here.
I let my battery in my rucksack all time and it is outside in the rear part of the car. ( No heat there ever, load place )
I have called to many cq with this battery,and this drain battery also.
With QRM I loose QSO,
And G3CWI may have better rig and operating technique.

But I have fun all time anyhow.
Thanks all for this.

Stats:04/12/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #25
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:na@-1c
QSOs: 6
DXCCs: 4 DL,G,HB9,LA
Cumulative QSOs: 287
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

Stats:05/12/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #26
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:7.80@-2c
QSOs: 8
DXCCs: 5 DL,G,HA,ON,UA
Cumulative QSOs: 295
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#158

Stats:06/12/2011
Battery: #5
Activation: #27
Summit: LA/TM-049
Band: 30m
Finish Voltage:NA@-3c
QSOs: 21
DXCCs: 8 DL,G,HA,OK,LA,PA,UA,S5
Cumulative QSOs: 316
Cumulative DXCC: 26
(DL,EA,ES,EW,F,G,GW,HA,HB9,I,LA,LY,LX,OE,OH,ON,OM,OK,OZ,PA,SM,SP,S5,YO,UA,UR )

Super that local OP LA9HC Kolbein in Porsgrunn city called inn.
If you do not get answer try calling my callsign and or change frq a little:
I use xtal and DC RX so zerobeat give no qso.

Thanks to all .
73 de LA1KHA Kjell


#159

In reply to LA1KHA:

Hi Kjell

Congratulations on breaking the 300 QSO barrier!

73

Richard
G3CWI


#160

In reply to G3CWI Richard.
Thanks om to day a lot of qso.
I have great fun with this.Pile up with QRPp is nice.
Have ordered a KILLER rig to use on 40m band , Miss Moscita.
Real Super RX with some AGC.
Waiting on Peter to deliver the parts. '
Plan is to have possibility for reduced power 10mW , 50mW and 100mW on 9v.
Hope this come so I can have it qrv this winter.

Hpe cu sn dr om
73 de LA1KHA Kjell