Date- July 15,
1999: Purchased airline tickets for trip- most of
family will be going too.
Date- August 8, 1999: Today I purchased a Cushcraft A3 Beam for DXpedition; will cut it up.
Rare shot of N3IK on left and myself. Note A3
beam on ground to right of me.
Date- August 20, 1999: Received
Flex-Ware to make inverted-vees.
Date- August 22, 1999: I just finished building my Elecraft K2 Rig a couple of days ago and
I'm ready to align it.
Date- August 30, 1999: Finished with alignment of K2 and it works just great. I also bought a
Radio Shack #22-503 switching supply to run it- great little 3A supply.
Date- Sept. 8, 1999: Just received my 12v solar panel and charge controller to run the K2
without AC. Will try combo later.
Date- Oct. 20, 1999: Interface between my laptop and K2 works great. Made up an 80M
inverted vee antenna. Now on to the beam. Must get it down to size.
Date- Nov. 07, 1999: Tuned inverted Vee 80m antenna- woks good. I'm going to look into
an EZD antenna for other bands.
Date-Nov. 08, 1999: Purchased a Butterfly Beam today that is good for 5 bands! Will still
have to cut it down to size to fly!
Date-Nov. 13, 1999: Received ssb, noise blanker and 160M options today for my K2 Will
install later. I might install noise blanker before I leave for Abaco.
Date-Nov. 21, 1999: Butternut Butterfly beam cut up and ready to fly!