Date: Friday, 12 November 2010 20:22:57 UTC
From: Ron Howe (GW3PLB)
You should be able to get a replacememt FT817 power lead from W&S or any of the other dealers,should be about £10 to £20 or so
Date: Sunday, 07 November 2010 18:27:54 UTC
From: Adrian Ryan (5B4AIY)
Date: Friday, 05 November 2010 13:59:04 UTC
From: Monica Ann Pedone (KV2O)
Nice site. Thanks for putting it up. I live in an apartment house in Manhattan so I also run stealth and love PSK.
Date: Monday, 01 November 2010 13:40:31 UTC
From: Bob Ellis (G8YQL)
Home page: http://www.listenersguide.org.uk/
Just Googling for ham stuff and found you. Excellent site - essential bookmark for lunchtime reading! Must find a corner on my site for the propagation widget...
Date: Friday, 29 October 2010 02:20:46 UTC
From: Satheesh (VU2WSM)
Greetings from India
I have gone through your site and blog and got a lot of interesting info. Thanks a lot for providing such wounderful Informations.
We have HAMFEST INDIA every year and this year HAMFEST INDIA 2010 is schedules on 13-14 November 2010. at Pollachi, southern part of Inida (more info available at www.hamfestindia.com). The organizers looking for some technical article for the souvenier and I suggested your " USBlink - a home-brew digital modes interface".
I am looking for your kind permission, on behalf of the HAMFEST INDIA Committee, to publish your article on HAMFEST INDIA 2010 Souvenier.
Waiting for positive reply..
please send your consent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and regards
Date: Monday, 18 October 2010 15:27:31 UTC
From: Brian (2M0 HFB)
I was wondering me and my pal were wondering, if you knew of a way of getting a very cheap ATU to run alongside a 10 watt setup that we could take up a hill for some DX work and try and get an exotic station. Any ideas 2M0 HFB either a kit really cheap or ready made ATU or even a circuit design.
Date: Monday, 18 October 2010 13:05:24 UTC
From: Niels Dreijer (OZ1ABS)
Home page: http://www.drmRADIO.dk
I was looking for a simple propagation advisor to embed in our trilingual DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) website, and happened to stumble upon WebProp.
There was really no need to worry about WebProp being frame based, it is easy to control even in a CSS environment.
Excellent work, both WebProp and a link to VOAProp are now on the website.
Date: Thursday, 07 October 2010 17:04:30 UTC
From: Richard (M0RJP)
Home page: http://eagleradiogroup.com
Hi Julian, I would like to congratulate you on your site.
I mentor foundation operators for the eagle radio group in Mablethorpe Lincs, so your section about stealth antenna's and Qrp operating will be an eye opener to the M3/M6 operators. Well done Julian
73 de Richard M0RJP
Date: Monday, 04 October 2010 02:47:50 UTC
From: David Inger (K6SBA)
I have been researching small transmitting loops and I can across your article. It was a real inspiration since your approach puts the tuning capacitor at the base of the loop instead of trying to support it at the top side. I purchased an MFJ 70-pf butterfly capacitor on eBay for about US$35. I lashed up a experimental loop using some Belden 9913 coax that was gather dust in the garage. Some bits of lumber formed the upright section, the base and the transverse section so the loop could be support every 90 degrees. The loop is approximately one meter in diameter. It does a "bang up job" on 20-m and up! I put it outside and it was copying psk31 signals on 14.070 louder than either my 43-ft vertical or my 30-m long dipole which is up in the air about 10 meter.
I going to evolve the design using soft copper tubing but will be able to break it down for portable use. The capacitior is going to stay at the bottom!
Thanks for your great suggestions!
73 de K6SBA
David in Santa Barbara, California
Date: Saturday, 02 October 2010 08:02:32 UTC
From: Colin (GM4JPZ)
Your answer to my query on qrz.com about indoor antennas was just what I needed to 'take the plunge'. I guess it's easy for us all to become spoiled if we live in an area where outdoor antennas are not a problem and we need to be reminded that indoor and 'stealth' antennas still put out a signal. And that's what it's all about.
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2010 20:31:00 UTC
From: Joe Sills (MI0GTM)
Just to say hello and that I look forward to reading your blog every day Joe
Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2010 13:15:53 UTC
From: Jerome Lofton (WD4CWG)
Thanks for all the good articles and comments on your website and on the various Amateur Radio-related YahooGroups.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Date: Saturday, 25 September 2010 12:36:04 UTC
From: Ricardo (KJ4BET)
Just a small note to say hello, and you have a very nice web site. Lots of good information.
Have a good Day & 73
KJ4BET Covington GA, USA
Date: Thursday, 09 September 2010 18:05:49 UTC
From: Martin (2E0BXO)
Some very thought provoking views on here- one of the most interesting amateur sites I've come across. A well thumbed bookmark!
Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2010 06:01:37 UTC
From: Jonathan (KB1KIX)
I read Murray's comments with wide amounts of laughter..... and then disdain.
Complaining about a screen shot, that is used for promoting someones project is insane.
You can't get free publicity like you do from bloggers targeting users of your software. I do it all the time and NEVER had a single complaint on my blog - in fact, I've received dozens of "thank you " letters from hams appreciating the fact that I helped promote their project - especially to such a targeted audience.
Murray, maybe you should really get over your self importance and appreciate the free publicity.
My blog gets several thousand hits a week now, I was going to make a post after seeing it on G4ILO's blog..... not anymore. Dealing with petty web nonsense isn't worth my time, I have far too much to share.
Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2010 00:00:08 UTC
I wish to make an additional comment , this time about the FT-817ND which I have owned for over two months now , a great little transciever for taking on trips , camping etc ! Reciever quality is very good as I also enjoy listening to international shortwave , I have recieved readable signal reports with just the 5 watts on both 40 as well as 20 meters with just a small Barker & Williamson antenna just 9 feet off the ground ! You will definately not break anyones signal strenght meter with 2 to 5 watts ! A great little survival radio ! What I wish he FT-817ND had were fold down front end legs ! I wish that the radio covered the weather band which is 163 MHZ coverage stops at 159 MHZ on the FT-817 also having the 220 MHZ Amateur band would have been nice because of the link machines on 220 such as Condor ! And I wish that the people at Yaesu would have used a more durable paint for the cabinet I notice places where the paint has peeled off , will never use the carry strap and expose the radio to being banged around , but carry it in a woman's small canvas carrying bag , protects the radio .
Date: Monday, 30 August 2010 03:08:18 UTC
Excellent comments on the Miracle Whip antenna , I purchased a used Miracle Whip at a local hamfest and have used it with my FT-817ND and yes the Miracle Whip does work and very well , but it works best out doors away from trees , bushes and buildings , I do not connect the Miracle Whip directly to the Ft-817 but connect the antenna to an SWR (radio shack) meter and use a short patch cable to the radio so I can see what my SWR reading is while I transmit ! The Miracle antenna works best on the higher bands 15 meters , 10 meters and 6 meters ! On SSB 40 meters range is only a few hundred miles at best ! And unless a person is on top of a mountain 75 meters is less than a hundred miles ! Great antenna but do wish the whip were removeable and the antenna could with stand greater output power say a hundred watts !
Date: Monday, 30 August 2010 02:47:24 UTC
From: Murray (ZL1BPU)
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/zl1bpu
While I appreciate your ad-hoc publicity for ZL2AFP CMSK, it would have been much better if you had asked permission to use my screen-shot on your blog site!
While web pictures and text are widely plagiarized, that doesn't make it right to do so. Copyright still applies and the image is still mine.
Date: Monday, 23 August 2010 23:20:36 UTC
From: victor carvajal (XE1ZVJ)
Great page and it has interesting info, thanks for sharing us this info
Date: Monday, 23 August 2010 02:15:00 UTC
From: Ernie (NH7L)
Hope you'll reconsider and bring back your blog. It's one of the best ham blogs out there. You have readers worldwide, and you have valuable things to say ... and you do it thoughtfully. Lots of us wrestle with the same problems you have ... the need for stealth operation, the fascination with low power, etc. If you express an opinion or two, someone somewhere won't like it. Who cares? Bring it back, Julian. You've got many more fans than detractors. Thanks.