One of my favorite debates to listen to is the "CW versus SSB" debate. It is all over eHam.net and contesting.com and the CQ-Contest reflector and numerous other sources. You might even hear it on the local repeaters. Why does this debate even exist? I suspects it's because hams prone to ragchewing need something to talk about.
A lot has gone on here since the last post. I've begun playing with some remote station setup and other radio-to-computer projects. I've also been designing some antenna upgrades. It looks, at this point, like I'll be back in Massachusetts by December, then back out here to CO until April, and then in Massachusetts for the entire summer, and probably longer. Luckily, this gives me time to operate ARRL 10M and New England QSO Party from home in MA.
Special thanks to W1IM, who came on Friday to fix my old 4-811A amplifier. He found a bad joint that was causing two of the four tubes not to glow. It is back to 100% now (or as close to 100% as it ever was). Having some trouble driving it now; I think the radios have a high initial key spike that needs to come down. These old amplifiers don't have grid trip alarms! The only reactive measure this amplifier takes is to burn a tube or two.
The N0HI (ex. K1KAA) AR-Cluster node is back online. Simply connect via telnet to "n0hi.dyndns.org". I have not played with all the filters yet, so it will be a very raw stream straight from the backbone connection, but it will do the trick. Enjoy and remember...SPOT IT!