During this weekend I’ve taken part to the Multi Operator station IQ5FI in the CQ WW RTTY. IQ5FI is the callsign of the local ARI radio club in Firenze. I’ve taken part to operations during the Saturday afternoon and mainly later from 20.30 GMT till 01.30 GMT of Sunday 24, and again in the afternoon
Here you are a recent picture of one of my laster Buddipole experiences ! Well, I’ve played with this antenna one month, and overall impressions, is really positive. I’ve been able to compare this antenna to my old 3 bands dipole antenna. First of all, one of the main reason I’ve bought this antenna is
Was just having fun watching YouTube , and discovered some ham radio related videos like this one. EA3AJW operate ED3SSB contest station during WPX contest 2006. Broadband and digital camcoders make this possible today ! [tags]hamradio,ham radio,contest,video,dxing,amateur radio[/tags]
Finally I’ve started my activities with digital modes too. After a lot of years spent on swl-ling and reading, I’ve received today my radio-to-PC interface cable. I ordered two weeks ago a Donner’s interface for my Yaesu FT-857D. Shipping has been fast (two weeks to italy), but italianÂ taxesÂ are always so expensive… 16 euros for a
Yesterday evening, even if in late and for just one hour, I’ve taken part to the IARU contest. As I did for the ARI contest, I’ve just partecipated in real sport-spirit…. The occasion has also been good to test the new antenna (buddipole) on 15 meters band, where I did the most of my contacts.
Just back from holidays and while testing my new ham radio toy, the buddipole antenna, I’ve done an interesting QSO with YO3FXL Mihali about bazooka antennas on 17 meters band. He told me that his roof is plenty of monoband dipoles, generic dipoles, and he is using a bazooka antenna for 17 meters. According to
I will try to be active on HF bands (mainly 20 meters) from 26th June to 7 July. QTH will be north-East of Sardinia Island (EU-024) More info will be posted on this blog. – Update to 3 July: I’ve setup my triband dipole in the camping and I can currently works on 20 meters
I’ve published this week a new Yahoo! Widget. It’s a ARI (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani) RSS reader, includes also the ARRL and DXZone feeds. That’s a new ham radio widget for the Amateur radio Konfabulator community. Download the widget from the Widget Gallery or learn what Yahoo! Widgets (aka konfabulator widgets) are… I’ve coded a couple
At least at my QTH and during the few hours I’ve been on air, have noticed a poor condition on mostly ham radio bands. I’ve been able to make some interesting contacts with just the dipole, beaming N/S. LA6KOA, ED8OTA/M, 9N7JO, A41NN, 5R8UO, ZR1ADI and 7X4AN mostly on 20 and 15 meters band.
Last weekend I took part to the Ari international ham radio contest. Unofrtunately time to dedicate to the contest has been very low, just a couple of hours, but I’ve dedicated all my “spare time” to the competition. Has been fun to be aknowledged so easily by so many stations, even being a qrp station.