torsdag 17. november 2016

Not the way..

Look at this guy...
JT65 - Splatter all over the band...

Very bad manners !

tirsdag 15. november 2016

At last.. some clear sky..

Hex is pointing south. 
Here at Gjelleråsen, I can't hear any from Ken in Africa... 
So, my QTH is not god for working Africa.

søndag 13. november 2016

CMC for 20m and up

Made for 20-meter and up... 
Now I will fill it with glue.. 
The exoxy will keep the connectors in place.

I'll make one for 80-meter, and will go for 17T of RG-142 on a FT240-43 Ferrite.. 
Hard work with only 8T/9T... the RG-142 is very solid.. 


Ok, so far so good...

torsdag 3. november 2016

Venom 1/2 bølge må justeres...

Litt mod må til;

  • Litt radialer
  • Høyere opp
  • 213-kabel. Da kan det bli håp om at det går litt bedre..

Da bør det hjelpe litt på 11-meter'n..

onsdag 12. oktober 2016

søndag 9. oktober 2016

tirsdag 4. oktober 2016

"L" "C" and "S" not very active on the CW segment...

So, I'm not gonna work them on SSB.
They are very often represented and heard on SSB... 

No SSB here... only digi :-)

søndag 21. august 2016

SSA Portabel test contest

SMP contest today
CW only - 5 contacts at 80-meter
4 swedish stations and one norwegian.

Homemade Windom worked fine. 
QTH great - very low noise on 80 and 40-meter.

Used my antenna launcher to get the ends of the Windom up about 15m at both sides.

I used the backseat of my car as a shack.
A few raindrops fell, but good conds.

fredag 19. august 2016

5el 6-meter antenna up..

As planned it "dips" low in the band.
Driver is a bit too long, so I will adjust this later.. no worries.
Like it.. works - "waiting for conds" now.. 

torsdag 18. august 2016

Antenna launcher just need some fish line

Should do the trick to get the line up in the trees.

All done and tested.
Great shot(toy) :-)

6-meter beam done

6-meter beam is done.. 

So, this is the result,

I expect the SWR to go further down when the antenna is up in the air

DK7ZB antenna calculation

tirsdag 16. august 2016

5el 6-meter antenna build

Started the build... should give about 8.5dBd and a F/B of 24dB @ 4.3m boom.

A bit late for 6-meter season, but better late than too late for next year..

DK7ZB antenna - 50-Ohm version.
It will suit my use well. Adding a choke to handle some power with less problems :-)

Hardware is bought and sent from
I went for 12mm tubes, since 10mm extenders was not in stock.

mandag 8. august 2016

FT-817 and 37m sloper antenna

So, yeah - I'm QRV.. 

Rig is Yaesu FT-817nd and a PA giving 45Watts.
Tuner is MFJ-902H.

Perfect apartment, to be able to setup the 37m sloper antenna.

mandag 1. august 2016

SOTA - Håøya LA/AH-007 idag..

Activating Håøya LA/AH-007. Never activated before as SOTA.

The dingy is smart to drag on dock.
When other boats pass, there is a big chance it will be crushed in the waves.

Everything you need in one bag..

søndag 17. juli 2016

More power via shorted dipole

I have used up all Amps in my 7Ah Gel battery.
I'm on LifePO4 battery now..
The shorted dipole works just fine.

Calculations for the shorted dipole

Usually mounted in Inverted vee configuration. Center frequenzy is 3.710MHz

torsdag 14. juli 2016

My portable setup

Rear; homemade Windom antenna(FD-4 style)
Front; homemade shorted 80-m antenna

Both in Inverted setup.
At 80-meter they perform very much alike.

søndag 19. juni 2016