So I’ve tried to operate from Platanias / Crete (see SV9/SQ5BPF with uSDX part 1).
Threw a wire on a palm palm tree, stretched a counterpoise on the ground, tuned it, and made the first CW QSO on 40m with Zygi SP5ELA. So next I’ve tried to tune the antenna on 80m, and the uSDX transceiver failed with a short circuit.
It seems that the smd PA transistor died on 80m (it also dies on 10m). Fortunately I’ve had two IRLML2060 transistors with me, but no soldering iron and other tools.
So is there any hope that i will be able to make more than one QSO?
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I have traveled to Crete / SV9 in July 2021 for vacation. I’ve spent vacation in Greece many times. This time i brought a shortwave transceiver with me to see if amateur radio will be compatible with a family vacation.
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One of my new year’s resolutions for 2021 was to make some contacts via the QO-100 satellite.
This would normally require equipment like an ADALM-PLUTO or other transmit-capable SDR, transverter, power amplifiers etc. This is necssesary for SSB and other modes, but for CW it should be much easier and cheaper.
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