In early 2018 I made an Enfield Yagi to the specification of G6ODA. It is a 6 element yagi for the 2M band with an SWR of less than 1.1:1 across the whole band – great for working SSB and CW. I purchased a Hilomast pneumatic mast from one of the UK online flea markets […]
I am experiencing some trouble adjusting the 17-BTVS add-on for the Hustler 5-BTV to make it resonant between 18.068MHz and 18.168MHz. The 17-BTVS is mounted just lower than the 10m trap as shown in the image on RadioWorld’s website (to the left).
For HF work, since the original setup post Foundation license, I have been using home-made fan dipoles in my loft. These have allowed me to work contacts all over Eastern and Southern Europe with as low as 10W and up to 35W (for safety reasons). Due to the North-South orientation of my loft, and also my dipoles, […]
I have been keen to continue my journey with CW, the only problem was that I didn’t have a keyer or paddle on the FT-991. After much deliberation and numerous missed opportunities I found a used CT-22 Iambic Paddle on eBay. It was offered at a great price and I won the auction.
After spending many evenings setting up telescopes in my back garden only to find the skies cloud over and spoil an evening of star gazing, a podcast by Prof Brian Cox gave me the idea of looking into radio astronomy. Don’t get me wrong, I have no space for a mini-Jodrell Bank, but after some […]