I decided to put the antennas up and take part in the ARRL contest as the WX forecast was good – specially so late in the winter.
I have had some issues with aiming the antenna as the feedback from the G-5600B has been very flaky – I found out that it’s very likely a [...]
Currently I’m on a small “eurotrip” with my family. I visited my brother TF3SG, that is staying with his family just outside of Zürich, Switzerland. I looked up some EU big guns and was very happy to see that we where staying just 60km from the HB9Q EME station. I was even happier when Dan HB9CRQ [...]
So I have been having big problems trying to get a pre-amp working inline.
The problem is that it has to be sequenced in and out correctly. Then the grand plan was to introduce a big linear amplifier into the equation.
I had several issues – I had no good relays, except for [...]
I’m not a single yagi station anymore! After a really disappointing night – only be able to decode one signal I decided to get the other yagi and mount it horizontally. This meant for some last-minute fixing. I found a small carpenter shop that made solid shafts out of oak. I got some cosmetically flawed shafts for little [...]
I needed a power amplifier for 6m EmE, so after looking around I found that my father TF3T had 4 unassembled AR313 kits from Communication concepts lying around, he also had a PCS4 splitter/combiner. This he bought some 15 years ago. They are based on the MRF141G “gemini” tranisistor. http://www.communication-concepts.com/ar313.htm
As I needed QRO [...]
I’m pretty sure I made the first 6m contact from Iceland to New Zeland!
After not having completed one QSO using the portable EmE setup, I was thrilled to compleate 3 QSO’s when the moon was between 7 to 3° this evening. First QSO was with Mick, W1JJ that I had already worked, but that confirmed that [...]
Locator is approx HP84xd or HP84xc. Will be running 600W using the 10el beam.
I would like to work as many stations as possible, so please email me
I can only work the moonset – so fire up GJTracker and see if you can work me.
73 de TF3CY
I have gotten few emails asking for sked’s on 6m eme.
As my current working conditions are uhm… none – I can’t have a fixed EmE installation at my QTH. So I have this portable setup that I plan to use when I have good conditions.
Good conditions mean of course low degradation – but [...]
Today was just amazing. Just few weeks ago I got this crazy notion in my head to try EmE, and that on 6m, actually it was Lance W7GJ that spotted me on a cluster and looked at my locator/location and saw a opportunity. When I got the email from him something just clicked, I had [...]