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Hello to everybody visiting this page.

I have been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 1985 although the first ever crystal radio goes back to 1958, at the age of 8 years.

I am not a member of the SV QSL Bureau, but if anybody needs a card sent an empty envelope with your address only, with NO IRC and NO GREEN STAMP. Just put as many stamps as you can on your envelope for my collection. I will be very happy to reply.

All QSO's are uploaded every last day of the month in LoTW.

Note. If any ham connected with the EuroBureauQSL (www.eurobureauqsl.org) sends me a QSL card, i will responde the same way asap.

Lat Update: September 20, 2014

ClubLog a new experience and a sophisticated Amateur Radio tool.

About 9 months ago i made an application to the team of the ClubLog to take the responciblilty for the CQ Zones mapping of the QSO's in the database. I took the "job" since i hand and some years of experience as a CQ Check Point in Greece.

Since then i experienced a very good time and team job with Michael, Alan and Marios. To my knowledge ClubLog is the most dynamic and sophisticated web based application for keeping track of the assets of the radio operator logs.

There is huge amount of DX info in the application, thanks to the unbelivable job of Alan, unique and free to everybody.

Join us and enjoy the hobby !!!

A new Antenna for 15m and 10m.

After the success of the 10m Oblong antenna, i construct a more stable frame and i put together 2 rectangular loops for 15 m and for 10m band.

The antenna was erected late June, works fine in both bands, and in the the past 3 months i get 100 DXCC in 15m with many new slots and two new ones, Ogasawara and Palau.

More details at http://sv2yc.blogspot.gr/2014/09/2-band-oblong-antenna-for-15m-and-10m.html

A good antenna that works.

This is the vertical aerial end fed antenna with a more heavy construction. On top section now i have a 7m fishing pole, at the base a 4cm diameter baboo and heavy duty 16 atmosphere plastic pipes at the connection segments. Among the first QSO's was a station from GUAM in 40m and a 55 report for 100w input. For the last year more than 100 DXCC on 40m with 100 Watts.

More info in my blog http://sv2yc.blogspot.com/2012/02/vertical-end-fed-1175-m.html

I install a new antenna for 10m band to work the great openings that are comming in the new solar cycle.

The antenna is a rectangular shape loop and is constructed with very simple materials as usually. Is tuned for 1:1 SWR on 28.300 and gives me 1.5 : 1 up to 28.500, so i need the tuner above this segment of the band. All the reports in the first couple of days are 58 to 59+15 Europe, North America and Japan. Among them Noth Dakota (new one) with 100W gives me 58 on the first try.

Update. The antenna was an excellent receiving antenna in the second receiver of the FT1000D in the CQ160m 2012 Contest. Still serves as receiving antenna in 160m band with excellent results.

More details in my blog http://sv2yc.blogspot.com/2011/11/rectangular-loop-antenna-for-10m-band.html.


You can see some Photos of my shack, my lab bench and the antenna farm on the rooftop.

My shack with the FT-1000D, FT-102 and FT-901. At the upper right a combo with the GRC-109 Surplus Set. Some in house loops for receiving low bands and upper left a coplanar loop for 20 m band with excellent reports.

The roof of the house with the 0-cost rotary dipole about 25m above ground.

The antenna was made with two natural poles from a nearby plantation, three surplus aluminum tubes for mast and piece of wood as center support. The antenna is a full size dipole with a 6wire nylon enameled conductor fixed on the poles with tireups and a Fritzel 1:1 balun at the center.The antenna stays as it is for 3 years, and i rotate it with my hands according to the position of dx stations (not very often). Usually the dipole points to 320 degrees covering NA and VK.

I didn't miss any QSO even with Hawai or New Zeland. I usually operate the FT-1000D with 100W only, and sometimes the FT-102 with 150W.

A new 10m dipole with the same tecnology was made for the 10m ARRL DX Contest. I hear a few stations, i made all the QSO's but propagation was a beautiful zero.

The new 10m antenna. In the foreground lay down the new poles for the 20m dipole. A closer look with the new improved wood base and new baboo poles.

A new antenna is now operational as you can see in the following photos. It is an end fed wire with a homemade 9:1 UnUn at the end, connected to the radio via a T-tuner. The lenght of the wire is 20,50 m and the coaxial cable is 40m of RG213. No counterpose is used due to large lenght of the coaxial which acts as a virtual ground.

More constuctional details are in my blogs, sv2yc.wordpress.com and sv2yc.blogspot.com.

In the very first days and nights the antenna give me on 40m KP2, W2, W7,CN8 with 59 and OK, OM, DL,I, SV with 59+10 to +20. The antenna works perfectly with SWR [1.0:1 to 1.3:1] from 80m to 10m with my home made T antenna tuner.

Update. The wire repaced with a new one with 30,75m length. Now the aerial works fine from 160m to 10m band with the T tuner. Receiving antenna in 160m band is the 10m rectangular shape loop.

In the above photos you can see the antenna in the slopper configuration ending in the pole plantation, and the matching point with the 9:1 UnUn.

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