My plan was to use crystal control as the HW-7 has no offset. This simply means if a station zero beats my signal I will not hear them as I will be about 600hz or more away. With a crystal my transmit frequency remains constant and I can move the receive frequency wherever I need to. Of course I had the 40 meter crystal in hand and not the 20 meter one. I only had the 20 meter antenna so I thought I would just try and make do. In short the only QSO I had was with Steve, wG0AT, on the HW-7. He was able to use his RIT and listen to me just inside his AGC. Of course we were close enough that would work but that was it. I tried to post an email to the SOTA reflector but was unable to get anything through. I will admit I did not try very hard because I do not relying o the Internet in order to play radio.
I had the KX1 as a backup and threw it into action in order to hand out a few chaser points.
I know the chasers had to think I was a total LID or was having equipment problems so I do apologize and that was the reason I went to the KX1. Hopefully everyone understands.
Everything else seemed to work ok vice the feedback I was getting into the audio recorder while it was in line with a homebuilt AF filter. I took everything out of line and just placed the recorder next to the speaker so you will hear some wind noise. I will research that sometime soon as well.
I will be back on a summit with the HW-7 but in the mean time I am researching some RIT options and maybe looking for some more crystals.