Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:51:27 UTC
From: Mark Tannert (WN8U)
Home page: http://www.wn8u.net/
I appreciate your blog a lot. I've only been licensed for about a year, so I enjoy the experience and opinion of more seasoned hams. I especially enjoy your posts around QRP and portable work. That seems to be my forte.
Keep up the good work!
Date: Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:00:54 UTC
From: Mike (M6MDR)
Home page: http://www.m6mdr.co.uk
Interesting site. Lots of interesting topics. I will bookmark and add your site to my list of ever increasing links.
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:36:27 UTC
From: Andy (MM0GYG)
Home page: http://fletchweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/radio/index.html
Well doen on providing such an excellent site -- I especially like your reviews which are well thought through.
Thanks for making the HF propagation frame which I've just put it on my site.
73 -- Andy MM0GYG
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2013 19:28:45 UTC
From: john bidgood (SWL)
hi Julian thinking of you re your op let use know how it go:s.
I have been slowly looking through your site very interesting is not the right words as our american cousins would say it awesome.Any way on my home front.I am not sure i told you but i am 65 and feel that i should stop climbing ladder to experiment with antennas,i do not have to use stealth method where i live but am putting the new once up it what i call low profile just the anntenna over the ridge and avoid to much mast,due to my location on top of a hill overlooking eastleigh(hants) the above seems to work ok,I have removed the discone works but untidy have replaced it woth a moonraker mr scan antenna and also a moonraker 2/70 no ground plane type,
have two rx that will do 2m ssb so trying a moonraker halo .for hf have been using a ground mounted sandpiper hf work ok but have to move it having a summer house/shed/store built so no space for it.Now i do come to the stealth side of my station.And this does give me scope to experiment as i will be using my loft and not outside,
which at least keeps my wife Chris happy she always worries when i go up a ladder and the loft access ladder is a lot safer.
The sandpiper will be able to fit in the summer house log store area without a top element it will only be surrrouned by wood so should work ok
as for the loft the discone will be set up along with a comet gp1 and an experiment with some 2m beams both vertical and horizontal,Apart from our pmr radio we still use cb, and as we are heading towards retirement our new cb set up will save pennies on mobile phone use.Am getting two of the new cb radios with ctcss so no bother unless on same code.going to be using a home made dipole using a couple of cb wire wound type antennas<also for later dx and possible getting cb ssb next year i have a antron 99 which has gone low profile as it is now black and not bright white,only the top 6ft will be over the ridge i use to use it ground mounted for hf and will do so to see what i get.so even though i will not be getting up ladders i can still experiment.Any way sorry about long email and i will be looking at your site for other stealth ideas i can use.one i missed my son Tony has a frg 100 and uses a loft loop and also a scanner which he uses a radio shack small ground plane antenna on the outside tv mast as the rod it is made of is only thin it cannot be seen from some feet away from it.any way i will stop now again sorry long email.
as dave allen used to say your god go with you
regards 73 JOHN
Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2013 01:00:11 UTC
From: Robert Rand RUSSELL (KF5AIE)
Julian, So good to meet you. Thank you for being here. May your health improve. I also am stealth. My antennae are tree limb support insulated cables fed by ladder line and without tuner. A semi-folded Windom? Great DX. I have worked Martha's Vineyard in Massachuetts from my home in Kerrville, Texas with 100watts. Many 73's, RRR
Date: Monday, 06 May 2013 15:41:20 UTC
From: Jack Margolis (W6VMJ)
Thanks for creating your well done website. I'm back into Ham Radio after many moons of doing other things. Now it looks like QRP and stealth antennas will be my thing. I plan on following your writing on a regular basis.
Date: Friday, 03 May 2013 20:40:56 UTC
From: Claude (ON5BIP)
Very nice site Jonathan. I'm very interessed by stealth antennas and the page of the TF-817.
Thanks for all, best Wishes.
Date: Thursday, 02 May 2013 21:41:07 UTC
From: doug (2E0JBQ)
great web site
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2013 16:51:09 UTC
From: Jonathan Kempster (M5AEO)
Hello Julian, Your web pages are most interesting. I live in a flat in London with only a balcony as outdoor space. I have had great success with a helical antenna. It is home-brew, about 13 feet in length and works on 7MHz and upwards. Using SSB I have even managed to work VK! I have 16 radials connected and I use a Palstar ATU in the shack. It's true that your expectations change in these circustances: to me EVERYTHING is DX!
73s Jonathan, M5AEO.
Date: Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:19:59 UTC
From: Peter (GW4OZU)
Very interesting site. I found it via your PW letter.
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:44:18 UTC
From: tony (F/G8MPG)
An interesting site, Julian. Well done.
I know your village very well.
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:33:59 UTC
Thanks for your QCF Antenna construction page! However, I do have some confusion: why do your suggested coax length measurements differ from other similar plans on the web?
For example, http://jcoppens.com/ant/qfh/calc.en.php (and a few others) suggests:
242.3cm for long (you say 244.3cm)
230.4cm for short (you say 221.6cm)
I understand that accuracy (down to the mm?) is important, so I need to understand these differences.
Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:19:09 UTC
From: Matthew (M6CEB)
Home page: http://www.m6ceb.com
I enjoyed my visit to your site today and found many reviews very helpful!
Date: Friday, 29 March 2013 09:25:17 UTC
From: Andy (G0HXT)
Great site, your article on WSPR has explained everything in plain English, thank you!
I'm looking to get on this mode soon so hope to exchange QSO's with you very soon.
Date: Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:19:49 UTC
From: Bob Adlington (M0BOB)
Thanks for a good website. I bought a Wander Wand antenna last autumn and so far I haven't made a contact (I only used it a couple of times due to the winter weather). I believe I may need to use a counterpoise but the tunable counterpoise seems over priced. I may make my own "cats tail" of 1/4 wave lengths of wire and attach it the body of my FT817. Hopefully, that will bring better results.
I am also going to try WSPR and have a digi-box, so that may produce some unexpected results.
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2013 11:02:04 UTC
From: Clive (M6CVD)
Only been qualified for a little over six months & found your article on the USBLink Data interface very interesting. Where did you purchase the plastic enclosure for the sound card/circuit board ?
Email details via my QRZ page
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2013 04:33:16 UTC
From: Eugene (EW1AK)
Thank you for all your great info
Date: Friday, 15 March 2013 11:47:25 UTC
From: Rodger (G8HLH)
Home page: http://g8hlh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Hi Julian, I've been experimenting with JT9-1 from my home QTH. I notice you show up on 20mts listening on 14.0790Mhz. Although I tick enable PSK reporter in set up using WSJT-X. I find that my station is not shown as logged in.. Using any other modes i.e. JT65-HF I get a show. Are you doing or using something else? Your help would be very much appreciated.
Kind regards ROG (G8HLH)
Date: Monday, 11 March 2013 16:04:03 UTC
Thank you for all your great info. I'm a newbie and found your site while investigating stealth ham. I plan to use your site as part of my "education." I just want you to know how much you are appreciated and that all good thoughts and wishes are being sent your way!!!
Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 19:16:33 UTC
From: Demian (KA2ZEY)
Really love your site and review of the Alex Loop. I'm curious to know if you have any tips on getting a low SWR? I use the method of listening for the noise to come up and then try to fine tune it with my Elecraft KX3 SWR meter but can never really get below 3:1. Granted, I just started using it yesterday and it was indoors.