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 […]

March 2017…

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Tripple SOTA activation in Snowdonia I’d been watching the weather forecast for most of March waiting for a few days of good weather to attempt a triple SOTA (Summits on the Air) activation in Snowdonia and, on 24th March 2017 I saw a gap in the weather that looked perfect for a flying visit. Accommodation […]

June 2016…

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Not a huge amount of radio going on this month although I did take the KX1 and a random wire with me to Italy and managed to work back to the UK…thanks G4XRV. I gave a presentation to the Reading & District Amateur Radio Club on promoting the hobby. The Reading Club has some really […]

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 […]