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18 MHz 3e Beam (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the 18 MHz antenna project is now online. The objective is to make a 3e 18 Mhz antenna that can be transported to site in the car and still provide some gain to work some DX. The … Continue reading

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7 MHz a DX band

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Over the course of the bank holiday weekend, members of LEFARS and SNBCG came together for a radio weekend. I have always wanted to put up a vertical for 7 MHz and see what DX could be worked, and this … Continue reading

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Yaesu 857 ‘M’ – a portable station in an ammobox by David Coles – M0IDF

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Following the write up in the LEFARS newsletter I’m making  this article available on the blog at G8DZH’s request. The article describes my all band grab ‘n go portable station based upon the ubiquitous Yaesu 857D. ‘Portable’ operating is defined as working … Continue reading

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472 kHz reception using the Wellbrook loop.

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Following on from my article on using a Wellbrook at 7 MHz last night I tried reception on 472 kHz. The Wellbrook was connect to the Elad SDR, and using K1JT software. Read more about the experiment at www.m0taz.co.uk

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Portable from Cromer Norfolk

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A long weekend in a windy and mild Cromer. I decided to try a 20m end fed wire in a local tree. This presented some interesting match to my portable ATU on 1.9 MHz….  http://m0taz.co.uk/2015/11/operating-portable-from-cromer-norfolk/ Dave M0TAZ

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The byword is: Preparation

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How many times have you gone to a radio rally only to find loads of bits a pieces, only to find you can’t remember what you actually need for that project you have been working on? I have done it … Continue reading

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70MHz operating from The Rainbow and Dove PH

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This long bank holiday weekend provided an ideal opportunity to try out the recently constructed 70 MHz slim Jim. The antenna is quite easy and cheap to assemble from either 300 Ohm or 450 Ohm ladder line. John M0UKD has … Continue reading

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Meteor Scatter Experiments

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Last weekend was very close to the peak meteor shower from Perseid. This gave us an ideal opportunity to try meteor scatter for the very first time, using a 9e G0KSC antenna at 10m and 100w amplifier. The antenna had a … Continue reading

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21 MHz 4e Beam Part #3

The LEFARS radio event over the BH weekend 23/24/25 May provided the ideal opportunity to test the beam. George M1GEO and Chris G8OCV provided the 12m Scam mast and so the fun began. The club operated from a farm site … Continue reading

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Homebrew 21 MHz 4e Beam Part #1

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Months ago I ordered some aluminium in preparation for another antenna project.  Wtih the assistance of John M0UKD the plan was to build a 21 MHz 4E Yagi. The aluminium was ordered from aluminium warehouse, and cost around £100 including delivery. … Continue reading

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