[eagle] Re: First Temperature Run on the 70cm Receiver

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 12:46:51 PDT 2007

I have been in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc.  It is 
just hard to understand these temperatures.  I have been in a town when 
the breeze came off the gulf and into the city.  The humid air,  at 135 
degrees, would hit the air conditioned buildings and it would RAIN on 
the side walks below from the condensation.

The young people there do need our support and thoughts and prayers but 
so do the THOUSANDS of innocent of Iraqi's dying every single month.  We 
are patting ourselves on the back because that total dropped from 1900 
in May to 1200 in June.  It is too horrible to fathom.

I hope everyone has a chance to hear Keith Obermann's commentary from 
last night on MSNBC. It was the single most brutal and devastating 
commentary on a politician I have ever heard in my entire life.


Sorry for the off topic remarks but having risked life and limb, 
sanity, family, etc. for my country, and having earned this nation's 
highest possible awards for having done so, I too wanted my president to 
do a good job.

Happy 4th to all in the U.S. and I hope everyone is having a good summer 
in the Northern hemisphere and a good winter in the Southern (yes, this 
is a not so subtle reminder we are an international organization).


Juan Rivera wrote:
> Greeting!
> I hope you are all having a great 4th of July!  And as Jim says, please 
> give a kind thought to the folks over in the Mid East.  The temperature 
> over there in the summer gets up to about 135 in the sun.  It’s a 
> miserable environment just trying to walk from one place to another in a 
> tee shirt.  I can’t imagine how anyone can grunt 40 or 50 pounds of 
> equipment and have to worry about getting blown up.  Believe me.  They 
> all earn their pay!
> Early this morning I started setting up for the first temperature run on 
> the prototype 70cm Eagle Receiver.  Unfortunately I believe that the 
> master oscillator has got to go.  I'll verify my suspicion this evening 
> when the temperature in the shack drops back down to survivable levels...
> Please take a look and my report by clicking HERE 
> <http://www.juanr.com/pages/hobbies/ham_radio/Eagle/Temperature_Run.htm> 
> and look for the three audio wav files towards the end.
> 73,
> Juan - WA6HTP
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