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.
This was my ham radio portable setup station last week. Two interesting contacts with 5H3AA and 4J5A. Vertical antenna in the center is a prototype of the fishing rod antenna I’m testing in this period, even I’ve already understood that best results are on 40 meters band, but is still too early for a final
Today I’ve spent another couple of hours with my portable station, playing just my ft-857d and the portable multiband dipole. Some interesting contacts: TB0DX, 9M6/LA9DL,9V1DE,SV9GPV,GM0DHZ,BG7MVZ,UR0IM,HS0/IK4MRH,YB4IR. We have had good openings to south america on twenty meters too in late afternoon but no contacts.
Finally after almost 20 years from my first radio experience, I’ve been able to get on the air with my ham radio call sign, IW5EDI. I got this callsing in 1997, but I’ve never been really active on air, due to the low interest on VHF bands. Since August last year I could operate HF