Big loop antenna my father TF3T constructed in Eyrarbakki in the 80′s – found those films and decided to share… It was constructed from 30mm copper tubing – with a big 15Kv variable capacitor in the maching section. He had a long standing argument with his neighbors and he suspected they cut some of the [...]
Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest Callsign : TF1CY Mode : PHONE Category : Single Operator (SO) Overlay : — Band(s) : All bands (AB) Class [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Very nice beam, sorry for the poor picture, only from the mobile phone.
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We had a wonderful time at the Island. We where welcomed by the lovely people that live in Grímsey. We will definitely visit the island later on, perhaps during the IOTA weekend next summer. I made some 600 contacts, mostly on 20m SSB, some on 10m. We had some heavy aurora activity over the weekend so fewer [...]
I’m now on a mini-dxexpedition to Grímsey, it’s right on the Artic circle, 66°N.
I’m here with my brother, TF3SG and father TF3T.
We will be QRV on 20m thorugh 160m.
I will post some pictures if my internet connection stays on. We are slow moving, trying to work the pile-up’s
Okay, after making a fool out of my self for few times, I called my fellow ham TF3HZ and asked about the reporting exchange used in JT65A on HF. He talked about “right-clicking” in WSJT, and then everything made sense.
Now on a JT65A “RUN”
fun but slow !
I’m using 20w into a [...]
Any hams looking for QSL cards from me, don’t worry you will get them. I had to print a new card, and well, very busy summer and been away from home almost 2-3 months.
I raised a 40ft vertical in the garden with very poor ground radial system, put a small tuner at the base, [...]
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 [...]