|After a 7 month wait,
Elecraft K3/100 #224 arrived in kit form on January 13, 2008.
Assembly of this software defined transceiver took approximately 10 hours.
This radio continues to be a learning experience. It's a lot of fun to
see the rig mature with each software iteration.
the digital modes, I'm currently using the Navigator, a USB codec
designed by Clint Hurd, KK7UQ of US Interface. This has turned out to be
a really excellent soundcard and has enhanced my enjoyment of various digital
modes a great deal.
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|Shortly before Dayton, 2008, I decided to take
the plunge into mobile VHF APRS utilizing the AVMap GeoSat 5 GPS receiver and
Kenwood TM-D710A. This combination worked very well and shortened the
7.5 hour drive to and from Dayton considerably. There were several
stations to talk to on 146.52 simplex and the precise positioning capabilities
of APRS made possible a couple of enjoyable eyeball QSOs along the
Interstate. Lots of fun.