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The S9V31 is Working...but How Well?

I have been trying to collect some solid data on the performance of the S9V31 antenna configured for multi-band operation. It is currently configured to be non-resonant on any band and I go through an antenna tuner in the shack. 160 more words

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Shortwave DX log for evening of Thursday 15 March 2018

Logged via Tecsun PL-380 in NW London (currently GMT so UTC+0) via long wire antenna.

I’m still getting to grips with SINPO ratings and this Android app… 648 more words


DX Code Of Conduct


  • I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
  • I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
  • I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s call sign before calling.
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The Alpha Antenna S9v31 is On the Air

After a full year of experimentation with vertical antennas I finally deployed the Alpha Antennas S9v31 antenna. It was a perfect day here for it as well. 227 more words

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.10

This week, I have slipped behind on my logbooks and QSL cards, but I hope to catch up soon. I left my voice recorder in Socorro, so I was not able to properly log everything that occurred since last week. 109 more words

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A new Entity!

To my surprise I worked a new entity.  With 25 watts into such a low antenna and competition I was not confident I would ever pick up a new entity or for that matter work any uncommon one.  8 more words

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