15th November 2012


A nice video I received from K8II, for a AO-27 pass he worked me on (as well as some other QSOs).  I was using my homebrew dual (VHF/UHF) Yagi and diplexer and Yaesu VX-5R HT. Still trying to figure out why I didn’t work NS1Z :-)

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1st July 2012


So, how am I doing?

Longtime Mayor of NYC Ed Koch used to ask that of the public/media all the time during his tenure.  At the start of the year, I made a 'To Do List' regarding things I wanted to accomplish in amateur radio this year.  We’re at the halfway point of 2012, so let’s see how I’m doing….

  • Ditch the paper log for a digital one <Yup>
  • More portable/outdoor operation <Easily surpassed last year’s efforts>
  • Organize my (corner of the basement) shack <May never happen>
  • Get comfortable with & operate more digital modes <In Process>
  • Build & experiment with more antenna designs <2m Moxon done, Sat ANT in process, 10,15,20m top-loaded vertical 50% done, 6m moxon later>
  • First SOTA activation <Activated one of the few unactivated peaks in NJ>
  • First Satellite Contact <Building Homebrew Diplexer & Arrow ANT now>

So, all in all, I’m pretty happy with my progress, with half a year left. 

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30th June 2012


The IOio Sat Antenna →

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5th June 2012


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