My jorney trough the world of Elecraft transceivers continoues. After a year or so with KX3 the chance to swap it for K2 appeared and I couldn’t resist. Mostly because K2 was the first of Elecraft radios I spotted in the past. I was impressed with its sound as well as simplicity followed by great performance of the receiver. On the other hand KX3 with plenty of options lacks this analog, direct-conversion-like sound. It started to be hard to stand for more than an hour or so. My ears were tired and I wanted something friendly and more gentle to listen to. I even took some experiment – with antenna unplugged i narrowed audio filter, switched audio APF filter and turned vol to zero. The constant gurgle-like sound apeared and that was the case! It was this strange addition to normal sound that annoyed me for long weeks. Read more
Well, after more than a year of having great fun with little Elecraft K1 another little radio showed up. After searching for K2 model for a couple of months i gave up and decided to purchase used KX3. Here is very first impression after a couple of weeks of using it.
Last weekend of summer 2016 i took a bike ride outside Warsaw to visit four SPFF places on souther outskirts of the city. All of those places i know from the past – i used to ride a bike here back in 90s when as a teenager i tried my luck in cycling club. This time i came back here with radio to call a CQ from a couple of reserves located near to each other.
Short but nice visit into Wisla river estuary near Gdansk. I know this place for a long time – i visited it back in late 90’s for birdwatching. This time we’ve spotted a lot of rare birds as well. You can find out more about this superb reserve here. You can reach this place easily from Gdansk in less thank 30 minutes.
Thanks to outstanding weather conditions – over 10°C and sunny day – i’ve decided to take a chance and go with my K1 once again this year. It was Las Kabacki park this time. Once again small sanctuary in Warsaw area. There was quite a crowd because of warm weather and sunshine so i went to the fields to stay away a bit.
Last weekend i returned to SPFF 713 to get some more QSO’s. Unfortunately there was poor condx for qrp as it was in the morning and propagation changed slowly to high angles. I got a lot of 559 and 539 reports and also heard some of OM’s were strugglin’ to receive my signal.
Despite poor conditions it was lovely morning with great weather so after i failed with gaining pileup i’ve decided to take a walk for some pictures.
Jeziorko Czerniakowskie reserve is located in southern part of Warsaw. This is the place where i grew up so i like to come back there. After rainy saturday sunday started with sunshine so i’ve decided to take my K1 once again to work a couple of QSO’s protable.
This time it was short one. Having not much time after work i’ve decided to visit Skarpa Ursynowska reserve in Warsaw. It was cloudy afternoon so there’s not much pictures. Especially i was bussy with nice pile up. I’ve logged over 70qso’s within an hour and a half.
We had polish hamvention in Burzenin Last weekend. It is probably largest hams meeting in SP with more than 400 participants. During some spare time I’ve decided to visit floral reserve nearby called Winnica. It is very small and charming place near to Warta river and contains floral posts simmilar to those in polish Jura (check out previous activities). It is because jurassic marl rock apears here on the surface and such flora (warm meadows specimens) likes such undersoil.
It is nice, quiet place lost among fields few hundred meters from Warta river who shaped its mild walley. It is almost 4km from Burzenin and I’ve decided to take a little walk with my backpack. It was pure pleasure with great weather this day.
It is almost 20 years since i visited Polish Jura for the first time. It was my favourite climbing area since my first ascents. Outstanding beauty of this place atracted me all these years. I used another climbng trip as an opportunity to work a couple of qso’s and to show you guys how unique place it is.