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Kiwi SDR covers the spectrum from 0 to 30 MHz


Main Station

TS990 and Expert 1.3KFA

Antenna 1/ Doublet antenna 2/ 28 MHz vertical 5/8 wave 3/ 50 MHz dipole

Portable Station

Icom 7100 / 7600 and Expert 1.3KFA

Antenna selection depends on the operating style/location. Doublet antenna, 12m/18m roach pole.

Homebrew 4e 21 MHz beam

Homebrew 2e 14 MHz Quad

Homebrew 3e 18 MHz beam

Homebrew 6e 70 MHz beam

2KW Honda portable generator

QSL Policy

QSL via LoTW preferred, I answer any cards sent via the RSGB bureau in slow time.

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Enjoy operating portable sometimes VHF, UHF or HF. I tend to blog about my radio activities online in the TAZ Blog

I've added some video and audio archives online.

I can be found on Twitter @m0taz

I often operate with SNBCGCamb-HamsEssex Ham

4e 21mhz beam   Portable SNBCG       


Portable Operating

VHF Portable Portable VHF  

Data Modes

Operate most data modes, and enjoy RTTY contests. I don't chase awards, but do enjoy keeping track of my LoTW digital and WAS count. I enjoy alternative data modes, so quite often can be found in ROS, JT65, JT9,MFSK or Olivia modes. Experimenting with 160m loaded vertical on JT65 over the winter.

Kite Portable.

I sometimes operate using a long wire supported by a kite. I have a number of kites depending on the wind conditions the Sutton Flowform and other similar versions make good lifting kites. You often find the same kites used for Kite Aerial Photography KAP will be suitable for antenna lifting.

Kite Portable


Home Construction Yagi Projects

4E Homebrew Yagi for 21 MHz

I have posted the construction process online, with pictures and links to the source for parts and design notes. The process has been split into 3 parts.

The boom is 5m and the longest element is around 7m.

Initial build Part #1

Matching section and first test part #2

In the field testing at 12m part #3


2E Homebrew Quad for 14 MHz


I wanted to try and build a 2E Quad for 14 MHz. I hope to document the process shortly but if you worked me recently I tested the antenna on air with 400w and it worked very well. Here are some pictures of the antenna/construction.

The centre support plates have now been fabricated in aluminium.

The roach poles are 4m, with a boom length of 3.4m

Construction project detailed

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