KF6UME for a signal report, please

After at least a year off the air and TWO years off the blog, I plugged my trusty FT-857d back in and tuned in to the local VHF SOARA repeaters. I gave a quick shout for a signal report on the Laguna Beach repeater and received an immediate reply from Ray, AE6H. Although I mistakenly called him Richard. Hey, it’s been a year off the air – forgive me. Thanks to Ray for the quick sig report. It was “full quieting” BTW, thanks to my Arrow OSJ146 Dipole. Good to know all my equipment is still working perfectly, besides being shelved for a year. I was a little surprised that the 857 hadn’t forgotten any memory settings, but I guess the programming is ROM based instead of volatile RAM.

The old Vaio laptop is my QRZ and googling device. It’s running Ubuntu Linux with Cube desktop/Compiz. It also helps for these blog postings…

Back on the air

2 thoughts on “KF6UME for a signal report, please”

  1. Did you ever figure out what was going on with your 160,meters , I ended up with the same problem with a newly acquired 101 and it has me baffled . I have three other 101’s and love working on them but gee wizz , I have tried everything, after alignment I get a about 5 watts , all other bands full power ! I have posed this question to a few but none have the answer .
    Bob KK4IBG

  2. KK4IBG de KF6UME

    No sir, I did not. I figured since I’m in a condo and have no possible way to construct a viable 160 antenna I’d give up on trying to fix the problem. I can still love the 101 even without 160. Good luck to you though!

    David KF6UME

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