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Another Portable Mast Design

Here’s another variation on a portable mast that uses a different key ingredient. Instead of fiberglass pole sections, this one uses a telescoping painters pole for the mast. 387 more words

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SteppIR Urban Beam

This is a small beam perfect for the suburban or downtown home owner looking for some gain on 20m to 6m (30m/40m it is like a dipole).

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GB7ES Back online

On the 20th February a new ISP is now running at the repeater site.

Regular users of GB7ES will be aware of recent issues with the network connection on site, and more recently with there being little or no connection at all. 57 more words


Yuma Hamfest

Fellow Coastal Ham Radio member VE7HRA files his review of the Yuma Hamfest.

The Yuma Hamfest is over…. no big prizes this year.  there was $25000, yes $25000 worth of door prizes this year!! 183 more words

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Antenna Project - 2.4 GHz 13cm Bi-Quad for SOTA

I recently purchased a 2.4 GHz transverter from SG-Lab in Sofia, Bulgaria. The transverter is shipped with a 4el HB9CV PCB yagi.

In addition to the supplied PCB yagi, I will construct a 22el yagi (in progress) and the Bi-Quad antenna mentioned in this post. 332 more words


First real test of the HF Packer Amp

HF conditions are terrible at the moment, so when could be better to put the latest version of the HF Packer Amp, the miniHFPA2 edition, to the test? 331 more words

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Numbers stations: The 'spy radio' that anyone can hear

BBC News report that for decades, people around the globe have been able to listen in to mysterious spy broadcasts from all over the world with just a radio. 35 more words

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