Mea Culpa

So this blog is a little late considering the time covered.

Monday after 7QP I head over to HRO to test out my IC-7100 and figure out what went wrong. Reset all the menu items to match the HRO 7100. Still no SSB modulation. Swap parts around. Whatever is wrong is in the base unit.

Attach wattmeter and try AM. No modulation but carrier is present. So mike works, I can record audio but I cannot modulate the carrier. Just about to pack it in and send it to Icom when last try, full reset.

Magic happens. Radio now works. Some non-configurable register is blocking the modulation.

Worse, I knew about the full reset (I tried soft reset just above on Saturday) and did not try it.

My own fault. Next time I know to do the full monty. Yeah next time for sure.

7QP – The Nevada 7

7QP Rough Route 2016
7QP Rough Route 2016

This year for 7QP I will be operating mobile from 7 counties in Nevada:
Lincoln/White Pine (From I-93)
Eureka/Elko (From I-80)
Lander/Humbolt (From I-80)
Pershing (From I-80)

My exact schedule is still to be worked out. I need to scout the county lines. My final stop for the contest will be in Pershing.

I will be operating mostly SSB but there may be a little CW. I will most likely not operate RTTY although I have all the software and hardware installed to operated RTTY as well. Just too much to do and so little time.

I do not have an exact operations plan. I will be posting that as I work out the specific details. Bands will be 15, 20, 40 and 80 as conditions dictate.

Full discussion for 2016 7QP by N6RNO