Date: Saturday, 06 February 2010 07:12:55 UTC
From: Francisco (LU9EIF)
Gracias Julián por toda la información que nos brindás y por el programa para aprender CW.
tank you Julian for the information and the program the CW.
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2010 11:58:15 UTC
From: Hubert (SQ5VJZ)
I'd like to pay your attention to a lineary loaded dipol for 40/80 m bands invented by Spanish and modified by IM0JZJ (google search by this callsign will give construction details). I suffer from not having a place for a dipol for 80 m, so I decided to make this "morgain" called antenna. It is 10 m long after IM0JZJ modifications. It works better than vertical GP6 on 80 m sometimes. In most cases it is equal to that GP, but with much lower noise. I use 40 m band with tuner because I've made this antenna not 10 m long, but each arm is 5 m long, so short adjusting conections are in different place than IM0JZJ shown. I've made it antenna resonant for 3,720. I use it for 3,8 without a tuner. I suspect that acceptable swr is throug 150 kHz. The second resonance is 6,6 MHz so for 40 m tuner is required with my construction. It is hanged 5 m over a ground. I'm vary glad with it. You can see my antenna at http://www.fotosik.pl/pokaz_obrazek/1752f436390ddced.html
P.S. your website is great!!! and very useful!!
Date: Monday, 25 January 2010 03:42:22 UTC
From: Daniël (NL13286(SWL))
Home page: http://nl13286.hyves.nl
Hi like your site. Really good work.
Short Wave Listener
Date: Thursday, 21 January 2010 10:08:30 UTC
From: Ernest Murphy (NH7L)
Hi Julian. Can you elaborate a bit on bending the small loop on the MFJ-1788? I must keep mine inside a steel-reinforced concrete building. Can't get reasonable SWR because of metal being no more than several feet away . Wondering if (and how) bending the little loop inside the plastic cover might help. Thanks, 73 and aloha.
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2010 20:26:06 UTC
From: Piet van hoeijen (PA3CPJ)
many thanks for the morse test software
it help me to go faster , very good training for me , best 73 piet.
Date: Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:14:17 UTC
From: Ron Herring (W7HD)
Home page: http://w7hd.homelinux.net
Add my thank you for the superb VOAProp. I have referenced it in my latest article for SKP magazine as my most useful propagation tool!
Date: Friday, 08 January 2010 22:09:59 UTC
From: Justin (AJ4MJ)
Home page: http://www.fuzzythinking.com
Just found your site. Great content, well edited, and pleasing to the eye. It ranks right up there with AD5X on my list of favorite ham sites. I have been sending lots of people to your WSPR tutorial.
I also share your philosophy on low power and stealth radio. I have a friend who just doesn't understand why I haven't put up a tower even though my deed allows it. Glad to know someone else does understand!
72 de AJ4MJ
Date: Sunday, 03 January 2010 19:31:36 UTC
From: Stephen Quinn (G0SLQ)
Home page: http://www.freewebs.com/g0slq
Excellent site Julian, and one which all of us G stations with little or no "real estate" can relate to. Not many, if any cater for this kind of covert operation. All the best for 2010.
Date: Wednesday, 30 December 2009 12:22:36 UTC
From: Bill (KC5DPJ)
Lucked upon your site while surfing. Thanks for the heads up on e-QSLs, I think it is a great idea. You have a very good website and I'll be visiting from time to time. 73
Date: Monday, 28 December 2009 22:27:22 UTC
From: Keith Hamilton (W8GX)
I found your great website by reading one of your posts on the Elecraft Reflector. I'm really glad I did! Your site is quite educational and fun! 73 and keep up the good work! Keith W8GX
Date: Monday, 28 December 2009 10:44:34 UTC
From: Carlo (IZ4KBS)
Your web site is a valuable source of information, keep up with the good work. Pity you gave up with Linux though, but I'm sure you'll eventually have a second go at it :-)
Season's greetings and 73 de Carlo, IZ4KBS
Date: Friday, 25 December 2009 02:50:12 UTC
From: Joe Lundrigan (VE6JL)
I think this is a great site...
Understand limited ant errection
problems. Tks for the info...
My Address is 9429 88 Ave Edmonton
AB T6C1M5. Regards
Date: Thursday, 24 December 2009 18:43:59 UTC
From: Jim (G3ZPD)
Best wishes for Christmas and 2010 from Pardshaw. Your site is excellent.
Date: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 08:28:00 UTC
From: Duncan McLaren (G0 OLD)
Your site is, in my opinion, excellent. I have beenm QRT for 15 years and i am now getting back into the hobby. So much has changed and I have been trying to get up to speed on all the changes. I am intersted in QRP and stealth radio due, like you, to my location and space constraints. I think I will get an FT 817 and the Wonder wand widebander to start me off. Keep up the good work.
Date: Sunday, 20 December 2009 22:32:26 UTC
From: Bob DeHaney (DJ0MBC/WU5T)
Julian I follow your comments on the K3 reflector, and based on your MFJ 1786 review have managed to get a used one out of German Ebay :-)
Sooo my daughter will be travelling to the USA in Feb for 2 weeks. She will be bringing some small items for me back with her. I plan on getting some upgrades for my K3 including the DSP. I think she could easily bring 2.
73, Bob in snowy Munich
Date: Thursday, 17 December 2009 11:35:22 UTC
From: Raymond (Ray) Atthill (G3KTM)
Re- ATX Walkabout. You may be interested, found the mechanical strength of PL259 adaptor suspect. Had broken unit within 2 hours of first using the antenna. Have now modified by fitting copper sleeve over shrink on (cut down 15mm plumbing fitting)
Date: Monday, 14 December 2009 18:23:54 UTC
From: Dale (Ric) Haworth (K5RIX)
Hello Julian -
I am enjoying your 'site and your experiences with stealthy operating! We very recently moved to a new house (in a different state) where I am able to erect modest outdoor antennas. I want neither the expense nor bother of erecting and maintaining a tower; my antennas will be wire. The new rigid telescoping fiberglass masts available from Max Gain are truly fine.
For several years previous, we lived in military housing at various locations where amateur stations were explicitly forbidden. I agree with your assessment of many antennas as not being worth using. I found, if the structure's construction was wood and brick with asphalt shingles, it was easy to fit a 44-foot doublet around the ceiling of a typical 12' X 12' room. Fed with 300-ohm ladder line and an SGC auto coupler, good operation was possible on 40, 30, 20, and 17 meters running between five and twenty watts on CW. While certainly not a world beater, this station yielded hundreds of good QSO's including European and Caribbean DX from Newport, Rhode Island. And nobody but us and the other stations knew it was there.
Good luck to you!
73, Ric K5RIX
Date: Sunday, 13 December 2009 23:37:36 UTC
From: Ken (GD4RGR)
Very interesting info. I'll be making loop around my gutters soon when the wx warms up. Hope you escaped the floods. Bad business, I spent some time in Waverton recently and shopped in Cockermouth (lovely town). Hope it gets back to normal soon.
Date: Sunday, 13 December 2009 05:22:03 UTC
From: Jon (YB2ECG)
Home page: http://www.yb2ecg.web.id
Nice information pages!
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2009 12:25:16 UTC
From: Phil Williams (GW0IRT)
Took your advice on the 817 cw filter and contacted K8DRN it came this morning and no extra charges to pay many thanks for the info regards Phil