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.
Date: Sunday, 22 August 2010 13:23:32 UTC
From: Kyle (N4NSS)
Home page: http://www.qsl.net/n4nss
Ref:The Windows Genuine Disadvantage
22 August 2010 by Julian G4ILO You said
"But the truth is, the older I get the more I feel that life is too short for faffing around with computers."
This is the best statement you made....Just think of all the things we did without computers which were supposed to make things easier....They just complicate....
Date: Saturday, 21 August 2010 17:18:25 UTC
From: Lonnie (KA4SEE)
Nice site, a lot of great data and new info for someone who has been out of the station for to many years.
Date: Saturday, 07 August 2010 12:15:54 UTC
From: Yücel Kasap (TA3CY)
Home page: http://www.radyoamatorleri.com
Date: Monday, 02 August 2010 09:53:47 UTC
From: Gary (AI4JA)
Please take a look at this. I have NEVER had Linux crash.
Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:49:21 UTC
From: Mike (M0AZE)
Home page: http://qrz.com
Thanks for a informative site, read with interest your thoughts re: FT817. I too have similar conclusions and while on vacation had +ve results on SSB - but you are right on the use of 5 watts on CW will yield much better results than ssb will ever do.. Seems I need to dust off the brain cells and get them going and get into this mode as I let it slip the moment I had my full licence. I use Maplin sourced 12V 1.3 ah batteries (2 off) and this extends my work considerably and is not too heavy to carry one of these in a backpack. I also use a Ventenna portable vertical aerial to good affect and recommend its use. Great radio plus poor antenna never amounts to much so my advice to any aspiring portable station is to concentrate on this area. Portable working is great - QRP is challenging but adds another dimension to a great hobby that I find very rewarding. So now it's head down and get into CW. I will take you up on your advice on the type of key and the T1 tuner.
Mike - M0ZE
Date: Saturday, 24 July 2010 02:09:28 UTC
From: Steve (N2QLQ)
Wonderful site..I came across it from a reference to your VOAProp program on the WINMOR group. Installed it straight away and really like it. I am also glad to see someone who operates successfully with "stealthy" tech. I will be moving to a antenna restricted community soon, and will be trying some of your suggestions.
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2010 07:15:51 UTC
From: Massimo Gandini (IW1BMR)
hallo' !!! very nice website , and my compliments for your shack !!
you can find my photo on qrz.com.
73 by massimo , IW1BMR
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2010 05:29:49 UTC
From: gregoire (HB9TWU)
Home page: http://hb9twu.e-monsite.com/
hello y like hamspirit and drake ligne 7
sorry for my english your will info for my station look my site 73 greg
Date: Monday, 05 July 2010 03:22:07 UTC
From: Shawn Davis (KF7KXQ)
Very nice website. I'm in the US and a newly minted ham. I have learned quite a few things reading your site!
Date: Thursday, 24 June 2010 20:10:19 UTC
From: Ron Stone (GW3YDX)
Home page: http://www.vinecom.co.uk
I noted your comments on our Supermoxon. Two observations...
1. We now use hose clamps on the directors as well as the driver and reflector. This is a better means of construction than the tapped screws.
2. You can alter the resonant frequency of the antenna by sliding in and out the end-sections. Briging the end-sections out by 5-10mm would bring the resonance higher in the band.
Ron Stone GW3YDX
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 06:18:48 UTC
From: Paul (GM4ULS)
Home page: http://gm4uls.webs.com
Very interesting site. I operated stealth for many years, mainly with 70cm, 2m, 4m, and 6m antennas in the loft, but also with odd pieces of wire for HF. I was able to take advantage of Es, and also worked through satellites. More recently I have been using a doublet at roof height which, apart from rf in the shack, performed remarkably well. I also used a "snake" antenna for top band; this is a controversial antenna which you can read about here www.qsl.net/gm6men/index.htm . I concur with your views about an ATU matching the feeder more often than the antenna. I now have an MA5B (the neighbours are happy about it) which needs no ATU, haleljuah! 73 and enjoy radio
Date: Friday, 18 June 2010 13:21:17 UTC
From: Steve (G0HDA)
im a regular reader of ur site blogs reviues ect many thanks 4 the reviue on the MFJ 1026 hopfully should help me deal with noice at this end 2 ect keep up the nice work all the best 73 dx de g0hda steve
Date: Friday, 18 June 2010 08:08:48 UTC
From: Vic (G3NVB)
Home page: http://www.ivarc.org.uk
Hallo Julian. I am a regular reader of your blogs which I find interesting and pertinent to our amateur life today. Keep them coming.
Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 18:31:06 UTC
From: Lawrie (M3UHQ)
Home page: http://www.cornishconnect.co.uk
Hi There, Love your blog, infact your page seems to be wverywhere over the internet, Im lawrie and like Adam M6RDP I too have mental helath issues, my blog is located over urban-ex 73's
Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:38:06 UTC
From: James (KB1UHP)
Lots of great information on your blog. I am an apartment dweller and I can say that the challenge is worthwhile. It adds a bit to the excitement and you learn a lot about various antenna designs and electronics because you have to be that much more efficient in your setup. Anyone living in an apartment, do not get discouraged. I have been getting great signal reports on 20meters with a simple dipole that I have running outside just below my windows along the building wall. I talked with Oregon last night and we were 57 to 58 on both sides. On top of that I am only running 100watts in a yaesu FT-450. Remember there is also portable operation. I go to the parks and go hiking with my FT-817 and have a great time too.
Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 07:11:14 UTC
From: Morrison (VK3BCY)
Congratulations on an excellent site with so much interesting information. As a dedicated Linux user, I am sorry to read of your disappointments but I cannot deny the truth of your observations. Linux Mint8 is an extremely friendly and comprehensive distro and can access all the less often known applications from Debian.
Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2010 07:25:44 UTC
From: Sieger (PD3SV)
Home page: http://www.veenhoven.net
I've been an SWL for many years now and got my amateur license in march of this year. As I'm researching the internet now for ideas to build my low-cost-home-brew-QRP station I came across your wonderfull site. Thank you for all the information on QRP and Stealth. This will certainly help me! I especially like the way you write from experience, certainly because your situation is so much like mine back here in the Netherlands. Again, Thanks, 73.
Date: Saturday, 05 June 2010 01:48:24 UTC
From: Tony (G4CCB)
Hi, Julian. You have a nice website here, well worth keeping an eye on. I operate most bands, plus 6 and 2 meters. Love CW and PSK, plus a bit of packet on 2 meters via BBS and satellites. Work a lot of QRP with FT817. (Nice rig for the price!) Favourite bands? 40 and 6 I reckon.
Best 73 from Tony, G4CCB.
Date: Tuesday, 01 June 2010 15:18:38 UTC
From: MATTHEW CAMPBELL (M3HXS)
Home page: http://www.m3hxs-radio.co.uk
Visited your site a few years ago and must say that the site is as good as ever