Category Archives: Out & About

Almost There

Took my completed link dipole up a local sand dune to play today. The conditions were lousy but still managed a couple of local contacts. Nice and quiet up there too, even if it’s only a couple of hundred metres … Continue reading

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Portable Dipole

Weather and other factors finally conspired to allow me to work on my portable dipole. The tune on it went way out on 40m after the top section of the squid pole snapped. A quick consult with an old friend … Continue reading

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Helitaks working on blacking out after a bushfire about 500m from home 18 February 2014.

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First Portable (ish) HF Antenna

I have always been a sucker for the sound and nature of HF radio. The hollow, distant and sometimes ethereal voices always seemed to be travelling a very long way. More so on a hot summers night somewhere in the … Continue reading

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