As what was on twitter last week, I took a vacation day on Friday and went up to the Hamvention.  I didn't buy much, just a small kit and a rockbound 6m FM rig. The radio was $5 (it makes it feel so much better to mention the price when talking about the fact that it is rockbound).

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The first thing I looked into was the 6m rig.  I plugged it into the power supply and a dummy load with a watt meter and hit the TX... nothing.  I even tried yelling and whistling into the microphone (which didn't - and shouldn't have - made a difference).

I took a look inside.  I figure there is at least $5 worth of parts in here, so it isn't a loss.  Or I could try to fix it, but I'm not sure that would be worth my time.

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The better part of Hamvention was meeting several twitter friends in person and catching up with a few local (and non-local) friends that I don't see often.  That definitely made it a good trip!


H/T to K0KDS for the pic!


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Andrew is the owner of this blog and enjoys computer programming, building things, and photography. He's a pretty busy guy, which explains why updates to this blog are so infrequent.

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