Thursday, 22 November 2012

New Antenna Aquisition

      I must have been a very good boy this year because Santa has ordered me a brand spanking new  OCF/Windom Dipole! These antennas are the perfect multiband application for HF, (provided you have the necessary 132 ft/44m room) covering the 80m to 6m bands. It can be set up in a sloper configuration or as an inverted V, but i will stick with the bog standard flat top to start off with.
     Now all i have to do is figure out where to string it up. These things generally take upwards of  2 weeks to get here from the "states", so i have plenty of time to come up with a plan of attack.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

V8's at Winton 18/11/12

    I love when the V8 supercars come to Winton raceway. Although it's 20+ Kms away, it's LOS (line of sight) so i just pop all the team radio and race control frequencies into the scanner and i have great coverage of the races and incidents.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Pre-Selector for SWL

    Here is a "homebrew" antenna tuner i made as a weekend project. The design is by brian Carling and was published in SWL Echo, December 1991.

My Desk

This is my desk and the program being used is MultiPSK, an invaluable tool for the radio hobbyist.