So it has been over a month since I have had a chance to write about something radio related and I’d like to think I have a good reason: wedding. Julie and I were in the last stages of organizing our wedding day this past May 7th and so I had little time to play radio.

I did manage to make it out to the April general meeting of the OVMRC which was nice as always. When talking about the difficulties I have encountered using an old radio (FT-101EE) I was pleasantly surprised when Bob (VA3QV) offered to lend me a radio to test with (with the potential of an out-right purchase). I really can’t wait to take advantage of this extremely generous offer (Thanks Bob!). Perhaps when I arrive home from the month-long honeymoon I will make it a priority to cross paths with Bob 😉

It will be nice to have a modern radio to test with (and to enjoy) – it is tough to tell whether you are doing something wrong with your station unless you have a second unit to compare your results to.

My objective of constructing a magnetic loop still remains – I have an air-core capacitor I can test a design with .. so that will be up and coming too.

Truthfully, I’d love to get out camping in the backwoods with my 4×4 and make some contacts from camp.

Well .. back to the beach of Ko Tao (Thailand) for now. Will have more soon (I hope).

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