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

The Fence Fan Dipole

Came across this somewhat stealth multiband dipole antenna project.  Brought me back to when I was first licensed in the early ’80’s living in a condo residence I built one a bit more crudely designed then this one, but it did get me on the air with no complaints from my fellow neighbors at the time.  Had a lot of fun with it. Continue reading

Deploy Anywhere Vertical

Came across this interesting video by Cliff (N4CCB) on a vertical antenna that can be used anywhere.  Although Cliff’s main intention in this video is for portable use in parks, SOTA etc. it got me to thinking about antenna challenged folks.  Although 40m might be too long in length For some, most should get 10 to maybe 30m.   Continue reading

Hand-carried QRP Antennas

Hand-carried QRP Antennas, by Peter Parker VK3YE, is the new book that takes the mystery out of portable antennas.

After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths.

Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given. Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy.

Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.

Hand-carried QRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices (free software available if you don’t have a Kindle). It’s Peter’s second book, following on from the popular Minimum QRP, released last year.

More information: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/handqrp.htm

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imFk17gARiA

(Ed note:  found on Southgate ARC)