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 […]
Hurrah, it’s EUCW QRS week again so you should hear me calling CQ between 12 – 14wpm this week and I’m happy to slow down more or repeat things as many times as you need :o) The highlight this month was the @lids_cw CW Boot Camp which was held on the 16th April in Bristol. Contrary to the title […]
To wrap up 2015 I was super chuffed to get my EUCW Snakes and Ladders certificate from Martin (IK2RMZ/DL1GBZ). This has been a great activity for me as a QRPer as I can compete on an equal footing with QRO Ops. Check out EUCW Snakes & Ladders.
Propagation, which has been pretty poor all Summer, continues to thwart all attempts to play radio so I’ve started a bit of construction working on a Minima Transceiver as designed by Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE). This is mainly thanks to Alex (G7KSE) who sent me a couple of swanky PCBs for this project. Thanks dude…In addition […]
My Icom IC7400 has developed a fault so it’s time to pack it up and get it shipped off to the menders. This has made a huge space on the desk so I thought I’d fill that with a new (2nd hand) Youkits HB-1B courtesy of Dave (G0AYD) as I love miniature CW transceivers. Here you can […]