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Results from QRP Afield 2007

Who tops the standings from the 2007 QRP Afield? It looks like K7RE right now, but a substantial number of logs were inadvertently lost. If your entry is not reflected in the standings, please let us know and we will correct the results.

NEScaf question assembly part C6

Best printed circuit board I've ever had the pleasure to solder. QUESTION: Part C6 is stated in the manual to be an NP0 .001 microF, marking 102. Yet, the only part I have left over is a capacitor marked "TV3 0701". This is very unconventional capacitor marking. Do I use this part?

The power supply and audio amp tested out perfectly.


Lee Kitchens
10233 E. Superstition Range Rd
Gold Canyon, AZ 85218-4927

9V operation

Have just ordered my kit, but, have read about powering it with 9V, insead of 12V.
My question is, does the filter draw little enough power, to make this practical? Don't want to be changing batteries every few hours of use.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and 73,

Bill, k6mgo

The People of Lobstercon 2008

We'll be posting plenty of pix from Lobstercon 2008 in Brunswick, ME. Look in the NEQRP Gallery. Go to the Lobstercon Folder, then explore the subfolders off of Lobstercon 2008. Many pix will be posted over the next couple of weeks.

Practical operation of NEScaf

G'day guys. I have just completed building my Nescaf and I must say, it's a great piece of gear for any qrp shack. Mine worked first time and I have made good use of it already in stormy weather here in the sub tropics. I would like to hear from experienced users what the best way to use the filter is. I find I am flat strapped just copying fast code without having to work out which knob to twiddle half way through a qso. What have you found works best? Where should the knobs be set to start off once the filter is switched in? Which pot is best to tune in first? Any ideas that could help would be most appreciated.

Howdy from Florida

Just signed in as a new member and wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm about to retire and will be moving back to Mass in Nov when my wife retires. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, to move back, but with 50+ family members all in the Athol area, we decided it's cheaper to move up there than to bring them down here for visits!
For the past 6 years, I've been working 2 meters as a tech, but am learning CW and assembling a small low-power station. I'm looking forward to getting back to N.E. and getting involved with the NEQRP Club. I'll be listening in on the Thursday 80 m net and if I get brave enough I might sign in.....or maybe not!


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