I’m in Osnabrueck north germany and playing with my RtlSdr dongle scanning VHF
IW5EIJ Leonardo, yesterday night showed me a nice App running on Android, named SDR Touch.
Connecting the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the RTLSDR dongle will turn your smartphone into a nice wide band receiver.
Leonardo is however experiencing an unwanted and unexpected phone vibration during reception. Could not gave him any hint since, I don’t onw a Galaxy S3 and neither an Android device.
In any case this is a very cool solution, to have always your software defined radio receiver along to you.
Looking to see a similar app even on my iPhone.
My QSL Cards including last months contacts that will be delivered via the bureau are ready.
It took a couple of evenings to verify, select and print all QSL reports on the back but it worth the effort. Tonight,Â sorted by QSL burearu, will be placed in the proper boxes at the local Ham Club.
Hey OMs…. PSE QSL.
Today, having finally a sunny week-end, I’ve got the opportunity to bring my portable equipment outdoor.
I decided to setup a random wire, but after a short query on wire antennas for 50Mhz I ended setting up a delta loop antenna for the 6 meters. I opted forÂ the Delta loop design, on single element also because had not much wire along with me.
I’ve setup a triangle with a total lenght og 6.10 meters, and joined it at the top angle with a 1:1 Balun I had in my bag.. a 10 meter RG58 feed line completed the setup.
I’ve used my 10 meter fiberglass fishing pole as support mast, and and old MFJ antenna tuner.
Well, had not much time to test the antenna, that needed tuning, but I’ve been able to work a bounch of UK stations that were sonding strong including GU4CHY and G3KWY.
About the antenna, well honestly can be improved, but time restriction and availbale material has been a great limitation. In any case I’ve even noticed that this antenna can be tuned in 17 meters band, even if it’s efficiency should not be great.
I’m going to investigate on Moxon antennas or folded dipole for 50 Mhz, since, time and weather permitting, I will repeat this experiment soon.