Submitted by M0HYH on Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:55
To promote and explore the hobby of amateur radio. Providing quality training for all amateurs and in all aspect of the hobby.
Submitted by M0HYH on Wed, 13/07/2016 - 09:31
Submitted by M0HYH on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:00
Hmmm OK I think I have got to work my way through this at some point
and perhaps attach my 2m dipole to the other end :-)
My efforts for getting on the air have been shameful but I am sure like many of us its down to time.
After salving some 1960's 15m (approx) copper pipe from a house renovation project I decided to think about a loop.
This is about how I raise and lower my 12m Spiderpole. I will add bits to this story in due course. I start with how I made the ground anchoring system as a replacement for my heavy screw anchors, photo 1. See the photos for better details. Sorry they are not in order.
Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Weather forecast looking almost as grim as the anticipation of impending doom of tackling some DIY plumbing in our kitchen at some point - apart from Good Friday, which looked half decent.
Knowing I'd be awake at the normal 'weekday alarm time' (or a little earlier) we planned to make the most of the best day (weather-wise) and get out in the hills. I packed our gear up after returning from the club on Thursday night and started looking for a suitable summit to activate.
The XYL was in London a few weeks back so I decided to activate another SOTA. I had planned to get up at the same time as her alarm (5am for the 7am train) and almost did but didn't really get moving that quickly. In the end I left the house just after 7am heading for Ribble Head viaduct & Whernside G/NP-004.
Posted on behalf of David Cutter, G3UNA. (Chairman, Ripon & District Amateur Radio Society)
Mainly for radios without a separate RX aerial input. This is the simplest and smallest version. I chose to use the relay that W6PQL uses on his projects: see his website www.w6pql.com which has many other fascinating projects.
The W6PQL method was used to improve isolation - see circuit diagram picture.
The Pixie is a well known and very good value 40m CW QRP kit. I used it as a build project during my Intermediate studies in 2015. I’m certainly no CW / Morse operator, but it was interesting to construct and it worked!
Pixie operates on 7.023 MHz, with such low power (<1W) you can see that the “dummy load” supplied is adequate just being a resistor.