We're getting ready for a weekend packed with fun. Tomorrow, we are leaving for Long Beach and the Orange County fair, my first ever. I'm looking forward to seeing B.B. King after chow hounding my way through the fair later that evening.
Then Saturday mid-morning, we're off to Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) in Burbank, for a look-n-see the latest ham radio gear. Will HRO have the IC-7200 on display? I checked Icom and there is zero sign of the new transceiver. Interesting. Or is the IC-7200 not due roll out in the North American market for another few months?
We hit the 101 North mid-afternoon Saturday and Radio Dawg will Ms. Wiggles her tail off when the door opens. She likes hanging out in the shackadelic. Why disappoint when the IARU HF World Championship is going full-bore by Saturday evening?
I'll deploy my doublet about an hour before sunset and operate 40-Meter Single Operator, Single Band until 1200UTC Sunday. The low-bands will pump given that Cycle 24 is somewhere on the other side of the sun.
Here are a few definitions to think about through the weekend.
- "A range of frequencies over which the antenna standing wave ratio (SWR) will be below some specified value." (Wolfgang, Reed, & Carman 2007, p C-2)
Band Pass Filter.
- "A circuit that allows signals to go through it only if they are within a certain range of frequencies. It attenuates signals above and below this range." (Wolfgang et al. 2007, C-2)
- "The reciprocal of resistance." (Wolfgang et al. 2007, C-4)
- "One tenth of a bel, denoting a logarithm of the ratio of two power levels--dB = 10 log (p2/p1). Power gains and losses are expressed in decibels." (Wolfgang et al. 2007, C-5)
Will I find ham radio at the Orange County Fair this weekend? 73 from the shackadelic and Radio Dawg of course.
Reference: Wolfgang L, Reed D, and Carman J (2007). [8th ed.] Extra Class License Manual. ARRL-The national association for amateur radio. Newington, Ct. 06111. (C-2, 4, 5)