Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 22:58:06 UTC
From: Tom (W9TTY)
Thank you for this great tutorial on APRSISCE for Windows. You make this so easy to use and exciting. I was losing interest in Ham Radio but this fine piece of software with accompanying help files is a real boost. Thanks very much. 73, Tom
Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:06:26 UTC
From: DAVID DOLLING (G0FVH)
I will be shortly moving from my 1st floor flat, to a bungalow, your stealth operation article, has already enabled me to work the world, on a covert piece of wire with a few watts,and has given me lots of ideas, for attic and stealth antennas at my new QTH, many thanks Julian.
Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:09:18 UTC
From: Ezio (IZ2SGZ)
Hi, very interesting info about stealth antenna... until now in Italy we don't have such problems, but in the future....
Date: Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:45:57 UTC
From: Mustafa Topukcu (1B1AD)
In the past I have visited your website a few times. As I was looking for a USB PC-Rig interface circuit found you again. I have always found your articles very interesting including this interface.
First of all I would like to wish you and your life friend Olga good luck in your battle.
I am planning to build the USB rig interface, but the the thing which I did not understand there was nothing shown concerning connection for the data coming from the rig.
I will be very much pleased if you can enlighten me more on this subject.
Best regards and 73.
Mustafa from sunny North Cyprus
Date: Friday, 29 June 2012 13:35:54 UTC
From: John (KC3YB)
I enjoyed your article about being a Stealth Ham. I might mention a couple of things that could help other hams get on the air. (I could have missed them in my scan of your article, so if I did, I'm sorry.)
Ventenna - fits over a PVC vent pipe sticking through the roof. Or you can make one.
AEA Isopole birdhouse. I read an article where a guy put one up in his front yard, with the center radiator running through the birdhouse. He claimed it gave off a resonant sound that kept squirrels away.
Wiring up the gutter. It can work, might cause RFI in the house though.
Also - remember to use a low pass or high pass filter, as the case may be. If the neighbors don't know you are on the air, they won't complain.
And, despite your reservations about thing wire, I used magnet wire very successfully as a 40 meter vertical. (remember the radials) I practically had to walk up to it and feel for the wire to see if it was up. I had no bird problems (it ran fairly close to the supporting tree) but if one had struck it, it would have broken with no harm. Low power, though.
In the US, it is accepted that Amateurs have the right to communicate, and the ARRL has been quite successful in protecting that right.
Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:12:32 UTC
From: Andy (2E0KMP)
Many thanks for your efforts in running this site. I do a lot of /P operating in the summer months and have been looking at getting either a ATX walkabout or a Wonder wand wide bander to compliment my end fed wires from Geoff at Gwhip.
I have found the information on your site very usefull
Date: Thursday, 21 June 2012 07:17:21 UTC
From: Sven (OZ6SI)
Hello from OZ6SI Sven
I have just Installed VOAPROP on a new PC it works fine, but every time I start should I enter QTH and OZ6SI there is a place where I can make it permanent??
Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:16:58 UTC
From: John (SA6AXX)
Your site has been visited often.
Your selfless efforts make the World a better place!
My Best Wishes to You and Your Family.
Date: Monday, 18 June 2012 19:43:12 UTC
From: Gunnar (SM6OER)
Home page: http://goto.glocalnet.net/sk6gb/
I saw Your vertikal and therefore have a question+ Do you have a lot of RN and QRM? If the answer on that question is YES!
Well, then may I suggest You try a loop - at QRG 3690kc/s - 272,30 feet or 83,00 meter totally and also use
a 75-80feet which is abt 22 meter long
feeder. On 40Meter Band (QRG=7090 kc/s) length 141,7-142 feet or abt 43,20 meter 450Ohm ladderline 40feet (about 12 meter) lng
We use 450 Ohm feeder i.e ladderline - to a MFJ969 MTU balanced input!
We, my collegue sm6mly Dick and I have used that for abt 3-4 years - we have no QRN or QRM!
OBS! We lay it out on the ground (NVIS) and that works up Gaevle
(Gävle/Sandvike) which is 590-600 miles - and even 930 miles have accured.
I have even run SK2AT in The most norther part of Sweden! Amazing type of antenna! if You are interested I will recommend ka1fsb sight at:
Generally You can usen 306,3 / QRG Mc/s
- hen You get it in meter 880,70 if feet shall be the answer!
73 de Gunnar, sm6oer
member of SK6GB
PS sorry about metric"fixing"!DS
Date: Sunday, 17 June 2012 17:41:52 UTC
From: Charlie (KB8BWE)
Planning to build a "Wonder Loop" like yours. Where did you find that variable capacitor? I have been looking but at 5W most of the "broadcast" type capacitors I've found that have a gear or planetary drive (that are small like yours) have a max voltage of 500-600v. I'm concerned that it might not be wide enough spacing even for 5 watts.
Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:01:15 UTC
Home page: http://www.world-facts.info/
As a amateur radio freak I often read your great blog. Best site I know in the internet about amateur radio. Thanks from Germany!
Date: Friday, 08 June 2012 10:49:21 UTC
From: Gordon Donaldson (M3ZGD)
Great information on 817, also glad to hear fromsome who thinks it a great little radio. Great from SOTA
Date: Friday, 01 June 2012 14:30:03 UTC
From: Hank Wolfla (K9LZJ)
Just found your Kcomm software and loaded it with my K3. What a great piece of software. It does almost everything I could ever want with a rig and logging program. Looking forward to learning more about it's many features in the coming days. I am also a May birthday ham, but getting old since it was back in 44. Thanks for making this available to the K3 users.
Date: Monday, 28 May 2012 22:15:43 UTC
From: Paul Maruna (KD8HWP)
Stumbled onto your web site this afternoon and think it is remarkable. I am in a stealth situation also and currently have a Buddipole Antenna that I am trying to use with a Yaesu 950.
By the way Happy Birthday. Read what Elecraft did with the KX3 and that just proves that Eric and Wayne are Class individuals as I always knew they were.
I have a K3 that I am building for the past two years because I ran into some cancer issues also. I hope to also buy a KX3. Hope you have a wonderful year and another birthday in May of next year. This evil will be beat.
Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:52:15 UTC
From: Nicolaus Sallay (PP8DA)
Home page: http://QRZ.com/PP8DA
Hello Julian, I am always happy to see you on high spirits,specially today on yor birthday.I hope that you quikly will receive your new Elecraft toy to distract you.Today,later at night I will have a beer in your honor and health,best 73 de Nicolau PP8DA
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:22:42 UTC
From: Marcelo (LW3EOV M6BGG)
Home page: http://cosas.net46.net
Hello, I made your QFH antenna but I get a very weak signal, not enough to get an image. I am using 12 meters of an excellent coaxial with a very little loss of signal (Andrew CNT-400) and original Andrew N connectors. Maybe it will be get a good signal if I put it higher? (Actual height is 2 meters from ground, nearest bulding is about 6 meters tall and about 6 meters away). I connected the miniVNA and it shows 2.1 SWR but in 170Mhz, the rest of the band is extremely high. I supposed it was going to be a low SWR in a much lower frequency as I made it a bit longer than your suggested lenghts. As I used TV coaxial maybe I have to make a balun? Thanks. Regards. Marcelo. M6BGG. LW3EOV
Date: Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:15:51 UTC
From: Paul (KC2NYU)
Julian- I have had VOAProp on my machine but only in the last few days have really taken the time to understand it and use it a lot. What a great little Program. It allows me to get the information I had been garnering from 3-4 other individual stops- all in one place. I have told all my friends about it. Thank You for all the great work you do for the community - I enjoy reading your blogs via Amateur Radio Newsletter. Hope your health is good today.
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:53:54 UTC
From: Tom Niderost (K4TMN)
Thank you Julian,
I have been using the Morse Machine to get ready for field day in June, and your program is helping me. I feel like the program is always pushing me, and I like that.
I hope that you are doing well.
Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:52:10 UTC
From: Colin (DD5CF/G1ZOS)
Hi Julian, Many thanks for your VOAprop programe which I have only just discovered it, it's the tool I had been looking for.
Vy 73 Colin DD5CF/G1ZOS
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2012 12:18:03 UTC
From: Trygve (EI7CLB)
Hi Julian, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy visiting your site very much. I was out of the hobby for many years and have only got back into it all during the past couple of years. Your site has plenty of great information and resources that have been very helpful. I hope to build your Wonder Loop soon for /P ops. Thanks for all the work and excellent content.
p.s. I wish you all the comfort I can regarding your health.