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
Date: Tuesday, 04 January 2011 13:19:41 UTC
From: Rick Kerr (K8CTT)
It's nice to know that somebody else from across "the pond" has the same interest in radio as myself, and in stealth QRP mode. Thank you for introducing me WSPR. I made my first transmission last night. ~ Thank You
Date: Monday, 03 January 2011 08:08:15 UTC
From: Marc (ON3PHP)
Learning a lot from your site. Thanks for sharing all that info.
Since I live in a apartmentbuilding the Stealth operation part of your site is more than intresting for me.
Will keep coming back to your site as referance
Date: Saturday, 01 January 2011 07:21:39 UTC
From: Gus (ON6KE)
Had to download VOAProp again on my new portable, it's a beautiful application, been using it for quite some time now, also used it's predecessor.
Thanks a million for this every day joy Julian!
Date: Tuesday, 28 December 2010 22:57:34 UTC
From: Steve Noskowicz (K9DCI)
Home page: http://k9dci.home.comcast.net
A post on a Yahoo packet group pointed to your site and fortunately, I scanned to the bottom and I see you link to my beginner guide. BRAVO!
Also, please send any comments you may have on non U.S considerations. I can't include everything, but if you see anything of a "beginner" nature that you feel is important, please let me know.
Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:45:35 UTC
From: Mike Austin (NONE)
Hi, a most interesting site. My current "keep out of the cold and snow" project is your QFH antenna. A query please abt the spacing of the support arms. Your plan shows the centre support arms not to be centered between the top and bottoms arms. Is this correct or is the drawing not to scale ?
Date: Sunday, 19 December 2010 10:59:04 UTC
From: Claudio (PY3CJS)
Date: Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:26:08 UTC
From: Anil (VU2TRI)
I'm very interested in ur digital mode interface with USB sound card. Can u send me the PCB layout of ur interface and KH6TY interface?
Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 01:55:15 UTC
From: Gene (W2BXR)
Just downloaded latest version of Kcomm and was wondering why I can not see the waterfall like you have on your screen shot.
Keep up the interesting web site.
Date: Tuesday, 14 December 2010 17:29:26 UTC
From: Phil (M0AYB)
I'd appreciate an email to my WOTA address so we can swap PR ideas for Wainwrights on the Air. You'll see from the Forum that I'm investigating club / special callsigns for WOTA use.
Date: Monday, 13 December 2010 23:58:07 UTC
From: Phil (N8EUT)
Nice site you have.
After 20 years on the road I fell out of the hobby, then lost everything in the tech crash so I'm no longer on-air and not even a lowly receiver. Shame too, cause I live on the 9th floor facing south with Lake Erie 1 mile north. Closest I get to ham radio now is checking ship movements on Lake Erie through APRS.
Date: Friday, 10 December 2010 18:34:57 UTC
From: Matthew (M6CEB)
Home page: http://play-tents.net
Hi Julian great website hope to work you sometime all the best with your site 73 matt.
Date: Thursday, 09 December 2010 00:46:12 UTC
From: John Tidball (WX4O)
Really nice site. I enjoy visiting.
Date: Saturday, 04 December 2010 03:31:31 UTC
From: John ZL1PO (ZL1PO)
Great site.Love it.
Helps me with ideas on how to improve my own radio stations i.e.home base,mobile and portable.
73rds from John ZL1PO
Date: Thursday, 02 December 2010 21:41:40 UTC
From: Jonatha DUECK (VE9JTD)
I am interested in your USBLink project. I am going to try to build one of these for my self.
Date: Friday, 26 November 2010 16:08:39 UTC
From: Jakarta Mark (K9AM)
Home page: http://k9am.com/blog
Wow! Great reference site! I just read "The USBlink - a home-brew digital modes interface" and like your implementation. I have seen those little USB devices offered from China and now I have reason to buy one. I have not seen the neat "designer case" however, here in the states. I'll have to look around for one at the radio rallies. Cheers and keep up the good work!
Jakarta Mark, K9AM and ex-VS6EN
35 miles NW of Chicago
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:29:50 UTC
From: Philip (G0ISW)
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/g0isw
Hi again Julian,
Wow! I have just discovered your blog pages, and already have downloaded and tried some of the Amateur radio software you have discussed such as JT65-HF. I have previously found some of your experimentation on APRS and stelth antennas inspiring and have followed suit. Please keep up the good work! Maybe catch you on WOTA soon. 73 de Philip G0ISW located in Penrith IO84.
Date: Friday, 19 November 2010 11:19:16 UTC
From: Julian (G4ILO)
Home page: http://blog.g4ilo.com/2010/11/visitors-book-spam.html
Date: Friday, 19 November 2010 11:09:23 UTC
From: Bill (G4NTW)
Just received an invitation from some 'female', obviously spam or worse,who had no hesitation in nominating your website as the source of contact information.
Graet site, cheers,