Mr. Murphy arrives early

It’s not even field day, but Murphy’s Law has arrived.

Suspect Beta feed match on 20m yagi
  • The W5RRR shack back doorlatch is broken.┬áCompletely kaput.
  • The 20m Yagi has degraded to the point there is no discernable resonance and the defective feed connection is causing splatter during transmit.
  • The 15m Yagi has now gotten worse. Resonance has shifted to 21.7MHz.
  • The IC-781 is broken again. Intermittent TX and RX. Perhaps lose internal connector.
  • On the antenna patch panel, the SO-239 threads assigned to the 15m antenna have worn down. All PL-259 push-on connector shells make unacceptable contact. Not a big deal but needs attention.

90 degree bend on coax + 2 missing elements on 15m yagi


  1. IC-781 something intermittent causing TX and RX noise crackle

    Tired old door lack decides to give up
Threads on SO-239 connector have worn down. Push-on PL-259 shell connectors now glide on with little contact.

Let’s hope Murphy won’t return before FD…


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