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 […]

January 2017…

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SOTABeams WSPRLite Overview This month I started a Virtual Build-a-thon with Chertsey Radio Club…we’re building a Foxx-3 and K16 keyer combo from Kanga UK as a virtual group simply using videos and group Webex sessions once a week. It’s brilliant fun and a great way to meet lots of new people.   I’ve been trialling a new toy […]

September 2016…

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This month the work to improve my CW starts in earnest. I started my Level 2 CW Ops Academy training and it’s amazing how quickly you can progress with daily practice and a little guidance. The guidance is excellent and my ‘class’ are a great bunch. It’s amazing how we all have similar experiences and challenges with […]