Tag Archives: Antennas

Higher and Higher

This weekend offered very nice weather and I spent a couple of hours taking advantage of the sunshine while doing antenna work. Using the Apache bow and arrow my 2 x 13m doublet was moved closer to the clouds. Now … Continue reading

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Hentenna and MS

I write this post during the Perseids, using the Hentenna to work meteor scatter Just now trying to work DL2IAN on JT6M. So far this evening I have had two MS QSO’s, both random, with LY2CP and F1GTU. I cannot … Continue reading

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Waves

Have you seen the video link “Waves, an instructive film” in my link list on the right hand side of this page? If not, you should look at the film. Understanding wave behavior is very relevant to the radio amateur. … Continue reading

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Hentenna experiences

I have been using the 6m hentenna (see The hentenna proved to work) for a couple of months. So far I am happy with how easy it was to build and trim to resonance, and with the contacts I have made using it. … Continue reading

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PSK31 on the loop

I have been working some hours with my new 110m long horizontal loop. So far mostly on 30m and a few QSO’s on 10m. The antenna is easy to tune with my S-match, band switching takes less than a minute … Continue reading

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Club Fieldday

The past weekend the annual field day of the local club was held as usual on the island Öland. This field day is both a radio event and a family event for club members and other hams with or without … Continue reading

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The Hentenna proved to work

This evening I worked some stations on 6m. I put up the Hentenna as before in test position in one of the pine trees, with the bottom about 3 meters above ground. The propagation was changing quite much. On a … Continue reading

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QRT

As predicted the roofer came to work shortly after the loop was set up. I only got to work a few QSO’s before it had to go down. Among others DM100MGY, a new sonder DOK to the collection. While all … Continue reading

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Loop antenna up

Last few weekends I have been putting up a horizontal loop, ” sky wire”, about 70m long. Today I brought in a 600 ohm ladder line from the loop to the radio, and I was able to tune all HF-bands … Continue reading

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S-Match completed

To night I finished assembling the S-Match that we have been working on in this autumns education project in our local radio club. It is not really difficult or time-consuming to build the S-match, I have just been busy with … Continue reading

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