The Elecraft journey continues

Elecraft K2

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

SPFF-713 again

SPFF-713
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.
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First portable operation – SPFF-713

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My first activity from Flora Fauna QTH is history now. Using Elecraft K1 qrp transceiver i managed to log tens of callsigns and had a lot of fun! Take a look at a place i’ve visited and a setup used there.

SPFF-0713 area known as Morysin reserve is placed in southern outskirts of Warsaw. I used to grow in this neighbourhood so i know this place well. It has interesting history. Founded as a park near Wilanow royal residence become abandoned and taken back by the nature shortly after second world war. There are some relics of XIX age buildings nad some old trees planted there as a part of a romantic park.
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