Philippine CW operators celebrate 123rd year of Philippine independence through a special DUCWNET. Morse code and CW enthusiasts particpated in the Kalayaan 2021 special DUCWNET by checking in and sending the greeting (in Morse code) “HPI 123 PH ID” at 7.102 MHz (HF, 3:30 pm to 5 pm) and at 145 MHz (VHF, 7 pm to 8 pm) on June 12, 2021 (Saturday). DUCWNET aims to keep the CW spirit alive by conducting daily nets and training aspiring operators to communicate using Morse code.
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The 2011 Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED 4 in f/9 refractor serves as my main telescope both for visual observation and astrophotography. The telescope comes with aluminum-lined wooden carrying case. It is supplied with two eyepieces: 25 mm and 5 mm. Supplied also is a 90-degree 2-inch diagonal mirror and an 8 by 50 finder scope.
The Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) features a 4-in f/9 extra-low dispersion (ED) apochromatic (APO) lens design. It has a 2-inch dual-speed Crayford focuser with a thumbscrew underneath for locking the draw tube.
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