Saturday, 18 June 2016

QRP op following QRO op...

Helped Camb Hams get rid of some long grass from VHF FD site...

https://twitter.com/rmc47/status/744141706128408576


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Politics

Not remotely radio but probably very topical for some, as an alternative to the vote for none of the above ... maybe too deep a comment but couldn't help noticing this ...


Dog walkers and antennas do not mix!

Just getting some new hi viz wire after a small incident...

At w/e was on a beach minding my own business, loads of space between me the antenna and the next human being.... what could possibly go wrong. Sun had been up for a bit and some activity on the bands even on 17m this morning, getting ready to call it a day. Que arrival on the beach of muppett dog walker .... dog has one of those extended leads, and airhead girlfriend in tow. I can see them walking down the beach and why do they change direction and walk towards me ???

Sadly no matter what you do I am sure whatever you put up will never stop some pratt with his dog who will always trip or tangle in the guys, feeder and wires no mater how deserted a beach it is, they always come and take a look and want to talk about what it is, the fact I have moved away from where anyone would normally walk the dog was obviously not enough of a hint!

"Is that mobile phone mast?"  she asks... so explain no it is for amateur radio... had a qso with EA8 so explain just chatted to someone in Tenerife.... "oh my friend Tracey just went there...", I feel it is time to give up and boy friend obviously wants to walk on (probably thought I was fishing)... oh god why are some people beyond hope!

The inevitable then happens ... dog gets one leg then another caught on a guy (yes i had tied them up but that made no difference), panic ensues, owner doing nothing to help laughs at dogs misfortune and yanks the leash, dog bolts and mast comes down, with dog trailing the wires behind them needless to say radio was not connected but I do have the coax where I sit securely anchored.... Dog comes to an abrupt halt in 50m or so complete with yelps. I go untangle mutt and retrieve my antenna. The pole is a right off. Dog owner then starts  to have a go for hurting their dog... in a dog trap! ggrrr... I hate dog walkers on beaches brainless muppetts!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Like chasing DX but hate all the DQRM... you must read this

You just have to read this http://www.dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DFing-DQRM.pdf if you like chasing DX and are fed up with DQRM. Perhaps sometime soon you might get asked to help.

Inspiring story and thanks to all involved and thanks for bringing it to our attention Roger (G3SXW)

72

Dom
M1KTA

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

QTH


Locator JO02BD84FF

Sunday, 22 May 2016

qrp DX tent

Was asked to provide details of the tent I have used for QRP DX petitions etc...



The poles were from bulldog and were mail-order. I do not recall the details.

The pole behind is my buddipole on a 16 afoot pole and tripod.

The tent was supported using cord threaded about the pole and through the straps in the tent.

Inside the tent out of any elements (it is a single skin tent and totally waterproof) it is a comfortable operating location.This was early on when I used an FT817, Z11 and an old DELL laptop.


I added a velcro slot for the antenna feeders.

Well here are some images of notes (from 1993, I made another 10 years before and I used as a tent on mountaineering trips). This had experienced -25'C and 50mph winds.








Sunday, 8 May 2016

ATS-3 on 30m and other bands

video
Bit of fun on 30m with ATS-3

And on other bands....antennas just simple GP wire taped to fishing poles with 4 raised radials and resonant. Z11 kept in line in case anything was out but they were not.

showing spots for DX call: M1KTA 
search spot by callsign
dedxfreqcq/dxsnrspeedtime
WZ7I M1KTA14012.8CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB23 wpm1734z 08 May
PJ2A M1KTA14056.8CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB23 wpm1728z 08 May
UD4FD M1KTA14056.8CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB23 wpm1726z 08 May
WZ7I M1KTA14056.8CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB23 wpm1726z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA3518.6CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB23 wpm1720z 08 May
DJ9IE M1KTA3518.7CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB22 wpm1719z 08 May
F6IIT M1KTA3518.7CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB22 wpm1719z 08 May
F6IIT M1KTA3557.9CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB22 wpm1712z 08 May
OE6TZE M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB15 wpm1705z 08 May
EA5WU M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB19 wpm1703z 08 May
IK3STG M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB20 wpm1703z 08 May
DL9GTB M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 15 dB23 wpm1702z 08 May
DK0TE M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB23 wpm1702z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB22 wpm1702z 08 May
DK9IP M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB23 wpm1702z 08 May
S50ARX M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB22 wpm1702z 08 May
DL1SDZ M1KTA7014.4CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB22 wpm1702z 08 May
SM6FMB M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB22 wpm1702z 08 May
HB9BXE M1KTA7015.0CW CQ [LoTW] 23 dB23 wpm1702z 08 May
S50ARX M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB26 wpm1652z 08 May
DK3UA M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
SM6FMB M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
EA5WU M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB26 wpm1650z 08 May
DL9GTB M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
OE6TZE M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
DL1SDZ M1KTA7027.3CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
HB9BXE M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 28 dB26 wpm1650z 08 May
DK0TE M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA7028.4CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB25 wpm1650z 08 May
DK9IP M1KTA7028.5CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB26 wpm1650z 08 May
EA5WU M1KTA7026.7CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB24 wpm1333z 08 May
DL9GTB M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB20 wpm1332z 08 May
DK0TE M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB20 wpm1331z 08 May
F5RRS M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB20 wpm1331z 08 May
DJ9IE M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB20 wpm1331z 08 May
SE0X M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
HB9BXE M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
F6IIT M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA7026.7CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB20 wpm1331z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 22 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
DF7GB M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
DK9IP M1KTA7026.8CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB21 wpm1331z 08 May
SE5E M1KTA7026.7CW CQ [LoTW] 15 dB20 wpm1331z 08 May
HA6PX M1KTA14017.9CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB16 wpm1321z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA14017.9CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB16 wpm1321z 08 May
SE0X M1KTA14017.9CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB25 wpm1312z 08 May
HA6PX M1KTA14017.9CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB26 wpm1311z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA14017.9CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB26 wpm1311z 08 May
WZ7I M1KTA14044.9CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB25 wpm1307z 08 May
SE0X M1KTA14044.9CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB26 wpm1306z 08 May
HA6PX M1KTA14044.9CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB26 wpm1306z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA14044.9CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB26 wpm1306z 08 May
SV8RV M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB16 wpm1138z 08 May
OE6TZE M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB17 wpm1137z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB20 wpm1136z 08 May
W3UA M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB20 wpm1136z 08 May
SE0X M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 12 dB20 wpm1136z 08 May
VE2WU M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB22 wpm1135z 08 May
SK3W M1KTA14059.5CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB21 wpm1129z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA10116.7CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB20 wpm1120z 08 May
HB9BXE M1KTA10116.8CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB21 wpm1120z 08 May
DF7GB M1KTA10116.8CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB21 wpm1119z 08 May
DF4UE M1KTA10102.7CW CQ [LoTW] 10 dB20 wpm1115z 08 May
DF7GB M1KTA10102.6CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB21 wpm1114z 08 May
HB9BXE M1KTA10102.7CW CQ [LoTW] 13 dB21 wpm1113z 08 May
DJ9IE M1KTA7027.7CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB20 wpm1216z 07 May
DF7GB M1KTA7027.7CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB20 wpm1216z 07 May
HB9BXE M1KTA7027.7CW CQ [LoTW] 1 dB20 wpm1215z 07 May
F6IIT M1KTA7027.7CW CQ [LoTW] 11 dB20 wpm1215z 07 May
GW8IZR M1KTA7027.7CW CQ [LoTW] 21 dB20 wpm1215z 07 May
UD4FD M1KTA14057.5CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB20 wpm1212z 07 May
DL9GTB M1KTA14057.6CW CQ [LoTW] 0 dB20 wpm1211z 07 May
SM6FMB M1KTA14057.7CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB20 wpm1211z 07 May
SK3W M1KTA14057.6CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB20 wpm1211z 07 May
S50ARX M1KTA14057.6CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB20 wpm1210z 07 May
HB9BXE M1KTA10105.5CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB20 wpm1205z 07 May
DK9IP M1KTA10105.5CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB20 wpm1205z 07 May
DF7GB M1KTA10116.8CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB20 wpm1200z 07 May
DF4UE M1KTA10116.9CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB20 wpm1200z 07 May
HB9BXE M1KTA10116.9CW CQ [LoTW] 1 dB20 wpm1200z 07 May
HB9BXE M1KTA10110.0CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB20 wpm1158z 07 May
DF7GB M1KTA10110.0CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB20 wpm1158z 07 May
WZ7I M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB20 wpm1156z 07 May
VE2WU M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB22 wpm1156z 07 May
OH6BG M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 9 dB20 wpm1154z 07 May
SM6FMB M1KTA14059.4CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB20 wpm1154z 07 May
OE6TZE M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 1 dB20 wpm1154z 07 May
HB9BXE M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 4 dB20 wpm1154z 07 May
SK3W M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 8 dB25 wpm1154z 07 May
SE0X M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 3 dB26 wpm1154z 07 May
DL9GTB M1KTA14059.3CW CQ [LoTW] 6 dB25 wpm1154z 07 May
SM6FMB M1KTA14002.2CW CQ [LoTW] 0 dB26 wpm1150z 07 May
DJ9IE M1KTA10110.0CW CQ [LoTW] 5 dB21 wpm1122z 07 May
F6IIT M1KTA10116.3CW CQ [LoTW] 2 dB21 wpm1118z 07 May
DJ9IE M1KTA10116.2CW CQ [LoTW] 7 dB23 wpm1114z 07 May
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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