KX3 portable Olivia
It’s unseasonally warm this fall. Still wearing a summer outfit, running the AC at night and temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Makes for good portable operation weather and yesterday I had another one. It was the first time that I hooked up a laptop to my KX3 because I wanted to have some digital fun. I really miss my Olivia chat sessions, exspecially with Ken, JA1RZD. My KX3 comes with the stock heat sink, so I turned the power down to 3 Watts and even with long transmissions the KX3 only warmed up a little. Ken had no problem copying me, but that is also due to the power of Olivia and the beautiful view to the north. My school is situated on top of a low mountain range and the elevation of 290 meter ASL really helps in propagating my puny signal.
Today a rare lunch session as I wanted to catch VK9WA, a new DXCC entity for me. It took some effort, but the dual receiver function of the KX3 helped me quite a bit. After logging them on 17 and 10 meters I went back to work with a T-shirt drenched with sweat. DXing can be so arduous, hi hi.