Packing small

We’re off for our first real holiday in five years. Two weeks in Sweden in a rented motor home. Can’t wait to enjoy the fresh air and laid-back lifestyle. The results of the end-fed half wave (EFHW) experiments were good enough that I packed it in my suitcase. For transmitter I decided not to take my KX3 but get a simple crystal controlled CW kit from eBay. Only cost a few bucks and it is fun just to see if I can make some QSOs with it at all. If not, then nothing lost. I modified the LPF so I can also stick some 20 meter crystals in it. The straight key is a J37 (SKCC QSOs wanted) and a 5/12 Volt battery pack completes the setup.
See you on the bands!

Hans "Fong" van den Boogert, BX2ABT, is a regular contributor to and writes from Taiwan. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Packing small”

  • Rick KE6LL:

    Have a great holiday, you’re just in time for the North American Field Day! I won’t be on , but plenty of us across the pond will be! 73

  • Joe Cro N3IBX:

    Hello Hans (Fong), I hope you really enjoy your well deserved Holiday in Sweeden, and many thanks for letting us all know how everything is coming along.
    Very 73 de Joe Cro N3IBX

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