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A collection of thoughts, and my notes about experiments and ideas, technical or otherwise, connected to Amateur Radio, Satellite working and monitoring and other electronics.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Antennas at OZ9QV

Got myself moved safely back to Denmark, and got a bit of antennas in the garden.

 1) 3 band vertical for 6m, 2m and 70cm. Worked local on 2/70FM, and a bit of sporadic E this summer on 6m.

 2) Lately I got myself a multi-dipole for 80/40/20/15/10. Works on 30/17/12 as well. SO I got started doing a bit of CW QSOs ...

 3) Decided that 10m might have it last really good winter season, so I set up a half wave vertical (shortened 27 MHz Half wave). Just moved it into the garden and elevated the feed point to about 5m. Came in late in the afternoon and 10 was open to South America and South Africa. Worked CE, CX, ZW (ZS) and PY. Not bad for a first day with the new antenna. Given the opportunity the feed point will get up to about 7m with some good guy wires.

 Winter is coming, and I would like to try getting a bit more antennas up, possibly for 4m, and a wide band receiving antenna (active whip (Dressler) or a PA0RDT "mini whip" E-probe). This should work from

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Double Dutch QRSS grabber has disappeared forever.

The Double Dutch grabber has disappeared forever, due to a move. As soon as time allows, the "Thor's Hammer" grabber will come up running. Some antenna is necessary. The grabber will likely, over time, be renewed to cover more than one or two bands.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thor's Hammer again ;) - and the Double Dutch Grabber ...

In less than a year the Double Dutch (PA9QV) grabber is going to disappear, and Thor's Hammer will probably be expanded to more bands when time to get the hardware running allows. Thor's Hammer will still be unattended for that year, but after that it will be mostly attended.