My QSL confirm rate is 100% - if you QSL direct, i will QSL direct! i strongly prefer real paper QSL cards for my collection Online log search and DIY projects HERE Images from the Icelandic FF activations are now online HERE
Operator handle is Chris, i was created in 1970.
for more info on my PA, antenna projects & alot of DIY , check my site, HERE
Radio has been a part of my entire life, both personal and proff.
Newest addition to my antenna farm, a 6 band broadband Hexbeam project.
This antenna really rocks. Despite it's size it has aprox.
Cobweb 5-band design gone mobile.
My homebrew Linear amplifier, for a little more oomph in the pileups.
VDA - Vertical Dipole Array, as used by many DXpeditions, end fed halfwave for 20 meters.
the antenna design can be optimized for max forward gain or front/back attenuation.
This is why the VDA is so popular with DXpeditions. (this was modelled from my own antenna)
Gas prices being what they are, i got myself a smaller car (a lot smaller hi hi) and had to come up with another form of mount for portable operations. i also put the cobwebb on the shelf and set out on a quest for the "perfect portable multiband antenna". Some quest that has been, but i learned alot along the way. anyways, here is the current portable setup. it's working a treat, but only on 5 bands so far. you may have guessed i prefer high impedance antennas, because i hate laying out radials when portable.
49:1 Impedance transformer used to match the TX 50 ohm output to the ~2700 ohm
feedpoint resistance of the vertical above.
20/40m halfwave, with 40m coil assembly in plastic container to keep the rain and snow out.
The coil is wound on 32mm pvc form and sealed with heat shrink tubing.
My Santa Claus diploma from Christmas 2012.
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