[amsat-bb] Re: Logging with an Arrow

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 19 12:00:36 PDT 2007

Believe it or not I paper log.

1.  Extend the handle on your antenna by a couple of feet.  I did it by
cable-tying the handle to a sawed off broom handle.

2.  Attach the radio to the extended handle.  I cable-tied the belt clip to
the broom handle.
3.  Attach a small spiral note-pad to the extended handle.  I had better
luck using tape for this.

4.  You can now hold the antenna/radio/note-pad with one hand without a
great deal of fatigue by resting the end of the extended handle against your
waist or hip.

5.  Using a headset mic, your other hand is now free to adjust for Doppler
and write down calls.

6.  You can even key the radio with the hand holding the

7.  I grab the antenna/radio/note-pad using my left hand and butt the
extended handle against my left hip as I am right handed -- your mileage may

Joe kk0sd

P.S. I may be doing a few rare ones this way on Sept 1st.

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of WB2LLP
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:14 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Logging with an Arrow

The other day I made my first contacts using my IC-W32A and my "Cheap Yagii
Arrow" antenna. Like many before me I found paper logging  to be impossible.
There have been many clever solutions to this problem using a recorder
documented, but I can not find any reference to them.  Is there someone with
a better memory, or filing system, who could point me to some references.

TNX es 73 de WB2LLP  
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