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Re: The Desert Whooper
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2022, 0115 UTC »
I'm on an extended campervan trip, to wherever my fancy takes me. I've been doing very little SW listening, but did catch Gendarme (which I will report elsewhere) and DW, on my little Belka-DX portable receiver, with the set top whip.

I'm in Coconino National Forest, a few miles north of Flagstaff, AZ, from where I logged DW, at 0010z on 4/21/2022. Weak sigs, but no QSB and perfectly copyable.

Thank you Dave! We appreciate your wonderful reports!

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« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2022, 0118 UTC »
The DW beacon is being thoroughly baked again!

Battery was 13.1 volts
Outside temp was 101 degrees
Inside temp was 117 degrees
Solar panel current was 113 milliamps

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Re: The Desert Whooper
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2022, 1548 UTC »
Sharing old photos

Transmitter development, crystal oscillator and 200 mW stage


Controller development, basic analog meshed with a microcontroller


The DW Team

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Re: The Desert Whooper
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2022, 2132 UTC »
Great fun to see the DW protos , after hearing it on the air for so long. While I've never been able to log it from the east coast, I've always heard it during trips to the central coast  and of course via the Kiwis up in the bay area and Utah.

Thanks for providing a great deal of fun for us weirdos that enjoy listening to things that go beep in the night (and day)

« Last Edit: September 02, 2022, 2134 UTC by syfr »
Kiwsdr x 2. TenTec Paragon/NRD535

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Re: The Desert Whooper
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2022, 0031 UTC »
Out in the yard here in the central coast of CA and DW is sounding good on the Belka DX with nothing more than the 20" telescoping whip.

Great job from down south!
Kiwsdr x 2. TenTec Paragon/NRD535

 

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