September 2017…

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EA4GKY Keys While wasting valuable operating time reading the funny things Ham’s have to say on Twitter I came across Alberto (EA3GKY) a new (to me anyway) CW Key maker (Alberkeys). He had some great straight keys and paddles so I wasted no time dropping him an email and putting my name on the list […]

WSPRlite on EFHW

June 2017…

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WSPR analysis of an EFHW and a Dipole With only a little time for radio this month I decided to use the excellent WSPRlite from SOTABeams to compare my two staple SOTA (portable) aerials; the 3 band linked dipole and 3 band End Fed Half Wave (EFHW) (which uses SOTABeams pico traps rather than links). I […]

May 2016…

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This month I tweaked the tuning of my SOTA linked dipole to give me greater coverage on 40m. I now have an SWR of <1.7:1 across 20, 30 & 40m…now I’m ready for some Summer SOTA action :o) I’ve managed to achieved both my Worked all @lids (WALIDS) Bronze award and collected my first FISTS Millionaire […]