last days i thinking about my sota-activity .
first year i was qrv only on 40m-cw,later also on 30m-cw,
the second sota-year i started ssb as a regular mode and in moment with regular qrg´s on 40m cw/ssb, 30m-cw and 80m-cw…in summer also higher bands.
and now the third year of dm/bw comes
what should i do as new in 2008 actvitys…any ideas ?? maybe qro next year ?
first i think´d about to buy a ft-857 or something else, but i love the superb rx and the modulation on my homebrew rig.i love it to operate with homebrew radios.
should i build a little hf-amp abt. 50 to 100watt ?
if i compare my activations to others i see there no big difference in the qso-rate/log-entries by qro stns.
i can´t listen to my signal on the chaser side, so i don´t have any idea if qro needed or not.
next year i will use the same antennas…no little ones
can anyone sending me info of Amperes a FT-857 need by 10w,25w and 50watt,please.
the other idea i use my speaky hf-trx with a hf-amp. so i can start all qrg´s with normal low power, and to the end of operating on the band i can use qro.so i don´t need too much amperes from my slab.
my now used hombrew trx can do up to 15watts on ssb and cw, and for only 1s-unit i need 60watts…mmhhhhh. with the 15watts i can do 3 summits with 4 bands allmode ( abt. 1.5h operating-time on each summit ) with only one 7ah-slab.
the most important for me is, that i can handle the growing pile-ups also in future. 15 to 60watt is only 1s-unit, but in a pile up its a big difference. its easier to handle a pile-up as qro-stn.
next days i thinking about to build a hf-amp or not
greetings from the cold black-forest
klaus DF2GN…maybe qrv at the weekend from local summits