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Date: Friday, 03 October 2014 13:05:40 UTC
From: Al
Re: Stealth Amateur Radio

You praise and condemn antennas you have never used. Bizarre.

It is also strange that you advocate for power levels that you admit are less efficient than higher power levels, yet rail against inefficient antennas.

Efficiency is vastly overrated. Source: QRP ARCI DXCC, WAS and WAC using a FT-817 with an
Antron A-99 and a 20 meter mobile whip dipole. All on phone.

Date: Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:38:55 UTC
From: Charlie (26FB2609)
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Hello, Nice Site and thank you for all your hard work. :_)

Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:14:15 UTC
From: john
Hello Julian and Olga

my thoughts are with you both i have sent you a couple of items which i hope do not offend and will help you at this time my regards to you both john

Date: Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:25:58 UTC
From: Alan (M0GNA)
A steel tape measure counterpoise is the best and most simple solution i have come across.All thanks to your review of the Backpacker antenna,i have tried it and it works superbly.Great web site well done mate..Best regards 73.

Date: Tuesday, 09 September 2014 04:15:18 UTC
From: Kim (2E0KAH)
Hi Julian,

I too am sorry to hear about your health which seems to have dramatically worsened recently (just read your blog).

I have long been a user of VOAPROP and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for using it.

I hope that you find a solution to your home healthcare issue.

Regards and best 73,


Date: Monday, 08 September 2014 04:52:15 UTC
From: dewaine (VA1DWG)
thank you for great website, want to build mini usb interface you made. 7 3 from nova scotia, canada.

Date: Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:04:08 UTC
From: Umesh Ghodke (K6VUG)
Dear Julian,

After much searching I found the best article about QFH antenna on your web site. I followed your design and built one for Field Day earlier this year and had amazing success with a one-of-the-kind (S9) voice contact with the ISS crew member. See me holding it proudly here

Thanks a lot for a great article.

Best 73!

Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 09:04:24 UTC
From: Cedric (F4GID)
Hi Julian. I'm a fellow ham from France. I've been reading your whole site for a few days. Lots of useful information ! I was particularly interested by your articles on stealth ham radio, since I leave in an apartement building. Anyway. Only yesterday evening did I discover about your cancer. I was shocked. I'm deeply sorry to hear that. You have done so much for the ham community, it will leave a mark. I wish you to be able to do contacts and other things you like doing for the longest possible time.
My thoughts are with you.


Date: Thursday, 04 September 2014 02:30:37 UTC
From: Nigel Bryer (VK3GY)
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Hi Julian,

I am so very sad to hear of your declining health. My wife also has terminal brain tumour, so our thoughts and preys are with you and Olga.

Your technical & Radio blog I have referred to many times over the past years, especially on APRS. Your sharing of information and findings has been very much appreciated not only by me, but undoubtable by many other Amateurs around the world.

Keep fighting, our thoughts are with you always.

Nigel VK3GY

Date: Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:36:23 UTC
From: Ray (KH2GUM)
Sorry about your health. Take care and best wishes from Guam

Date: Sunday, 24 August 2014 17:37:39 UTC
From: David Marion (WX4DM)
Sorry to hear about your declining health - my thoughts are with you and your family. I have always enjoyed your website and found lots of helpful information on there over the last couple of years.
David - WX4DM

Date: Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:43:55 UTC
From: Greg
I found your site while searching for information on ham radio. I'm glad to have found you!

Date: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:24:12 UTC
From: Brent (KJ6PEH)
Over the years, while searching online for radio info, I have been directed to your site. So I wanted to say thank you for all you have contributed to amateur radio.
Sorry to hear of the challenges you are facing. I wish the best for you and your family.

Date: Thursday, 14 August 2014 20:47:46 UTC
From: Geoff Haines (N1GY)
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I was very impressed with your evaluations of various QRP antennas as I have just purchased a FT-817ND and a Buddipole Deluxe antenna. I added a dual band 2/440 antennna to the top of the buddipole versa tee which you can see on my web site listed above. You have a good web site, keep up the good work.

Date: Friday, 08 August 2014 08:35:45 UTC
From: Philippe TROTTET (F5LTB)
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Dear Julian,
I'm following you for years, and really appreciate your contribution to Ham, particularly the QRP community.
I wish you "beaucoup de courage" as we say in French and firmly hope you will win your fight to stay among us for decades.
Bst 73's
Philippe F5LTB
A65BI (2009-2012)
9Q1TB (2003-2008)

Date: Tuesday, 05 August 2014 01:49:52 UTC
From: Randy Moore (AI4CO)
Thank you for your fantastic contribution to QRP. Your website has sparked my interest in operating QRP. So once again, thank you.

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014 03:22:31 UTC
From: dewaine gillie (VA1DWG)
hi thanks for helping others with their concerns it great to see that in humanity. now i download your usb sound card with the board and sound card glued on could you resend it please. 73 va1dwg

Date: Friday, 25 July 2014 12:09:15 UTC
From: Jim (N6MV)
Hi Julian,
You put together a very nice webpage re: stealth antennas,and couldn't agree more with you as to how effective the MFJ 1786 Hi Q loop works over 10-30MHz, but that's not the case for the MFJ 1788 that covers 7-21 MHz; for it's 3ft diameter is simply too small on 7MHz and its efficiency on 40 meters is less than 10%. For 40 meters, the loop diameter needs to be at least 5 ft in diameter -so you are not operating with a "wet noodle"- which is the case with the MFJ 1788 on 40 meters. Similar to you, I have found that a Hi Q Loop is by far the best antenna for those who have very little real estate. Hope you are doing well, and once again, you are to be commended for your very informative webpage.

73 Jim (N6MV)

Date: Sunday, 13 July 2014 13:17:53 UTC
From: Tristan (G7JRD)
Thank you for the website. Its has been most useful for getting back into the hobby after a long absence and when QRP and stealth will be required. Sorry to hear about your circumstances.

Date: Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:06:32 UTC
From: Allan (ZL1AML)
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What a wonderful website, Thank you very much for the effort you have put into your site for the benefit of us Radio Amateurs. As I am new to amateur radio it has been a great source of information and has answered a lot of my technical questions. As I explored your site, I become aware of your health issues and was taken by surprise ,it prompted me into dropping you a note to thank you personally, my prayers and thoughts are with you and Olga at this time,

73s Allan - ZL1AML

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