Date: Monday, 28 March 2011 00:17:31 UTC
From: Steve (VE7GTU/G4GTU)
Love this site. Great info presented really well. Thanks. 73 de Steve.
Date: Sunday, 27 March 2011 17:15:32 UTC
From: Adrian (F5VLY)
What can i add to the numerous glowing comments on your blog Julien, superb, i thoroughly enjoy reading your latest and most of the time agree with you totally.
Look forward to working you on HF on day
Date: Friday, 25 March 2011 10:28:52 UTC
From: Rienus (PAORBA)
nice website, lots of usefull information. Happy with the info of wiring a headset to my K2 (/100 .... sorry!) Rienus
Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 15:21:10 UTC
From: Manuel Castro (2E0HII)
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you for the fantastic website, lots of useful information. Thanks for sharing.
Secondly I would like to ask you a question.
I saw on the website the picture of the anenna ATX walkabout standing on a tripod.
I got a similar tripode, I think, (DS 101 Watson tripode) as I would like to use this antenna in a similar fashion to yours.
I was wondering which type of connector do you use to attach the antenna onto the tripod?
Thank you very much in advance.
Date: Thursday, 10 March 2011 08:24:25 UTC
From: Dave Norris (KN4X)
Nice site. I added your propagation widget to my QRZ page. Looks like "stealth" operation has only opened up new and enjoyable activities for you. 73, Dave
Date: Tuesday, 08 March 2011 06:32:06 UTC
From: Jason (AC7JW)
Thanks for operating this very nice web site, and for providing very useful free software.
I'm an amateur Delphi developer, and have created several Amateur Radio Delphi applications for Windows. I am curious if you know if anyone has done the ground work to get the necessary components and associated units installed under Delphi, such that they are able to make modifications, compile, and debug from the Delphi IDE? In other words, has anyone created a KCOMM .bdsprj Borland Project for Delphi so that they can do development on the application within the windows environment (using Delphi)?
Thanks again for your excellent site-
Date: Friday, 25 February 2011 06:48:09 UTC
From: Jon Walton (VK4CY)
Home page: http://www.jonboyradio.com
G'day Julian - just added your propagation data link to my 'home page' and the 'latest DX News' due to be updated tomorrow circa 0300Z. All my details as per the 'History' section incl. photos. Thanks for the link and nice to say "G'day" 73 from down-under de Jon VK4CY
Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 20:03:12 UTC
From: Eric Rosenberg (W3DQ)
Julian -- I was happy to learn about KTune, but do have a couple of questions: 1) does it work "automagically" when ip and running or do I need to press the hot keys each time I want to activate (use) the encoder? 2) there appear to be two versions of the encoder, p/n NA16029 (current) and 1100-PWRMTS (the previous one). Does it matter which one I use? 3) By using only the encoder, other functions can't be used. HAve you considered continuing development with an encoder/pushbutton device? I've seen many advertised. Fianlly, thatnks for all the software you've developed. Great stuff -- keep up the good work! 73, Eric W3DQ
Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2011 01:44:02 UTC
From: Fred (WA5BUC)
Many thanks, Julian. Just downloaded your VOAProp software. Very intuitive -- good for a geezer like me. Will "put it to the test" in the next few weeks. Usually run QRP: Yaesu FT-817ND to a 100 ft end-fed inverted vee up about 40 ft. 72's de Houston.
Date: Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:30:08 UTC
From: Eric (AE5OS)
Home page: http://www.ae5os.com
Great site I will have to come back and read some more of your stuff. Thanks for all the info.
Date: Tuesday, 08 February 2011 03:21:38 UTC
From: Indra S Ekoputro (YD1JJJ)
Many QRP concepts in this site. Nice website. Congratulation..
Date: Wednesday, 02 February 2011 23:40:01 UTC
From: steve rushton (G0HDA)
hellow g4ilo i hope ur ok, yesturday i added mour wire to my in doors counterpoise 40 metters im allso giveing the mfj-931 artifical rf ground a try, so its quirt intresting still verry early day but ive noted since in pu in the mfj-931 + i addedd 40 metters 2 my counterpoise i noted up cam the recive and the noice is still there not as bad still fair early to say it its helptd with the noice hear cos i realy suffer badly with plt when its cumes on its off at the mo i wonder if you have conciderd the mfj-931 at your qth cos ive seen your vidio clip about your noice ect ill still keep a log ill be back in touch with you over this matter tell then take the verry best of care i hope to work u at sume time 73s best dx de g0hda steve
Date: Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:33:33 UTC
From: Thomas (WH6PH)
I wish to make a comment about the Yaesu FT-817ND , great reciever and excellent signal reports , what I dislike most atleast on my FT-817ND ,it has the crappiest paint job I've ever seen on any radio ,the paint peels off , I've owned this radio for 6 months and it looks like I've owned it for over 6 years ! Yaesu did not prime the bare metal before painting the rig ! Rather than ship the radio back for repainting with an added shipping cost and a wait of over a month to get the rig back I decided to repaint the cabinet myself with a durable "quality" paint ! And the other negative point about this rig , why didn't Yaesu put a handle to carry the radio , something that could fold under to prop up the rig when it is on a table ! The included carry strap is worthless , especially with the poor quality paint job , the paint will just peel off by touching the radio with slight finger pressure !!! I've owned $30 CB radios that had a superior paint job to my $600 FT-817ND ! So buyer beware !
Date: Friday, 28 January 2011 22:05:34 UTC
From: Jon Colley (G4XJC)
I’ve just downloaded & been playing with your excellent Software.. Morse Machine.
Not only is it a great tutor, but you also get to improve your keyboard typing speed
I like the method it uses to teach the characters, by interducing new characters as the
student improves while also erging them on toward every faster responce.
The extra revision for incorrect response, is another great feature.
So gess what
I'm presently recommending it to my pal’s who are learning the code.
The only improvement that I feel would advance trainee’s into using the code on air in the latter stage,
would be to add common used CW language abbreviation’s
(such as;; PSE, RST, QTH, DE, PWR, etc, etc ..)
to the libary.
Best Regards,, de Jon // Licensee G4XJC
Date: Friday, 28 January 2011 05:21:10 UTC
From: Fumi (7K1PTT)
Home page: http://7k1ptt.blog.ocn.ne.jp/blog/
Thank you for the nice program, VOAProp.
Your words on this website are easy to read and understand for me.
I usually operate CW and psk31 on HF bands these days.
I think I operate APRS again.
Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:03:40 UTC
From: steve (G0HDA)
hi g4ilo many thanks 4 all ur reviues plus info on your orsum site and keep up the very nice work indeed i log on hear mybe 5 times a week ect ur reviue on the mfj1788 all so other blogs plus other websight i now have both mfj1788 & mfj1786 mag loops in doors its so orsum that u can null out noice ect in cw mode with my mark 5 field just running qrp hear hopfully ill work you at sume time all the very best of dx 73s de g0hda
Date: Monday, 17 January 2011 00:56:58 UTC
From: jon standingbear (KA6BXC)
Tryed to get logged in the other day, Your computer did't want to talk to mine, And some junk followed me home, Had to turn it off for an an hour or so and reboot.
I a also interested in QRP, Thats all I'v run for over 20 years, Even now I'm with line of sight of the Armys antenna farm, Thing is I'm going deaf, Too many IED's going off near me head, So I had a question about the MFJ Cub, How does it lend its self to being run thru a rigblaster into a laptop so I can read it on the screen, I'm getting too deaf for voice coms now.
Anyway you now have a way to get ahold of me, QTH, 218A north 1st street
Fry, Arizona, 85635-1575
Cheers, 73's Jon
Date: Friday, 14 January 2011 20:07:13 UTC
From: JEREMY (F4DVJ)
Congratulations for you site.
Very interesting !
Best 73 from Jérémy F4DVJ
Date: Sunday, 09 January 2011 00:50:08 UTC
From: Glenn Wellstead (M6ODC)
Hi Julian, many thanks for the informative blog.
I got my licence on Weds (this week) and being trained/tested at home (due to disability) I was left wondering what aerial to get that would improve my signal etc on my Wouxon KG - UDV1P 2m / 70cms so that I could access the local repeater with a signal better than my reported 1-2 !!!
I've spent the last 3 days looking at everything from Jpoles to end fed dipoles and have finally chosen to purchase the sotabeam MFD 2m as whatever aerial I purchase will either have to go in the corner of the lounge or if I'm able to, badger the xyl to get up in the loft and put it there.
Thanks to your review / musings of the MFD it seems I picked a fairly decent upgrade from the wouxon's heli aerial.. (why oh why has it got an SMA reversed connector???) obviously will have to also purchase the connector to BNC for the MFD and hopefully I can actually hear people on the repeater (9 miles away).
As a newly licenced amateur there are so many choices for each needed component it's mind blowing. I will also be going for a stealth approach like you 1. To not annoy the Xyl (who's paranoid lol) and 2. Not to have any complaints from the housing assoc.
Thank you for a fantastic blog... I will be following along.
73 Glenn M6ODC
Date: Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:30:50 UTC
From: Carlo Sobrero (IK1XPB)
Great site Julian. It is a pleasure to read you and to share your advices. Thanks