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). The 4 foot boom with a 16 foot turning radius will fit perfectly in a townhouse 17 foot lot. Typical of a 2 element yagi the gain is […]

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Portable 2M 144 Coaxial Dipole Antenna

Homebrew 2m 144 MHz vertical 1/2 wave Coaxial Dipole antenna for QTH, SOTA & portable field operations/WICEN exercises. Materials: 7m length of 50 ohm RG58AU/CU Mil Spec coax 1 * 50 ohm BNC connector 2 * 1 metre lengths of 27 mm water pipe (Bunnings) 1 * End Cap 2 * T-piece connectors 1 * […]

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40 Meter Vertical Array ~ 40 Meter 1/2 wave Dipole – Top Band Chordal Hopper

The N6BT DXU-32 … I have had two occasions where I was able to test my fantastic 40M phased vertical array against other antennas. I say fantastic only because when you compare the height requirements and maintenance requirements, the phased array has tremendous bang for the buck. The DXE DV-40-P … First I compared it […]

via 40M Phased Vertical Array ~ 40M Half Wave Dipole — Top Band Chordal Hopper

New product for antenna testing

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SOTABEAMS has released details of latest addition to their antenna testing system, the WSPRlite Flexi, today.

Building on the success of the WSPRlite Classic, the Flexi increases coverage from 6 metres through to 630 metres.

 

The Flexi also incorporates a number of new facilities including a unique interference avoidance algorithm to help it avoid interference from other WSPR users. When combined with the DXplorer.net website, WSPRlite provides a unique way to look at antenna performance and to see how propagation varies in real-time.

Details at:
http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/wsprlite-flexi

(As seen on Southgate ARC)

Radio amateur G5RV honoured by villagers

 

Louis Varney G5RV, founder member in 1936 of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), received a little-known honour in 1945

During World War II Louis was stationed at a radio monitoring station in the hamlet of Steart near Bridgwater in Somerset. The local newspaper records he received an honour from the residents of the hamlet: Continue reading