Amateur Radio

HW-40HP HF Off Centre Fed Dipole

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Getting on the HF bands requires a decent and longish antenna, general horizontally fitted. I enjoy using my Band Hopper II when doing SOTA work or just our portable, but i wanted to be able to access the 40m band at home. I had fitted a collinear to the side of my house using a […]

Amateur Radio

Buying Radio Gear from Europe

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Everyone wants to get a good deal when they spend their hard earned cash. Many of us seem reluctant to buy from other European countries especially when significant savings can be made. Some thoughts on this: 1. There is NO VAT and NO DUTY if you buy from a country within the EU 2. I […]

Amateur Radio

First Contact – 2E1RDX

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After several very unsuccessful attempts to find a contact on the 2m band (145.500Mhz) from the ATAS-25 mounted in my garden, i decided to pack my gear into a small rucsac and take a trip up Walton Hill. Having carried my 22amh battery in my rucsac i decided that i might down size it to […]