I enjoy Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio, Field Days, QRP, satellites, and CW. I have many friends in the hobby that make it fun. I will keep you posted on what I learn about amateur radio on this blog.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
N4KGL Beacon Rocket Jan 8th Launch Scrubbed
All this was a last minute effort and lacked adequate notice to anyone to arrange to hear the beacon. As it turned out the winds were high all day at the Samson, AL launch site Saturday and not a good time for launching a marginally powered rocket. I did some ground checkout with the beacon and through flexing the coax on the outside it pulled the center conductor of coax out of the transmitter board. However, the PA was forgiving and it still works. So I can do some tweeking and perhaps build a booster that is compatible with G motors. The next SEARS launch is February 5th.