Saturday, October 31, 2009

"The Halfer" QRP Antenna

I was given a number of boxes of gear from a local Ham that was down sizing his equipment. Among the boxes I came across an antenna rolled up on two wooden dowels.
Also, I found some papers on "The Halfer" 40m end fed dipole.
I had just been looking at the Par Electronics EndFedz Dipoles, so I was interested !
It comprises of 67' of wire with a 34' counterpoise.
Raise the end of the long wire into the trees and hook the other end to your tuner or 4:1 balun and then to a tuner. The counterpoise lays on the ground.

I am planning on taking this up Crane Mountain on Nov 14th for the North American SOTA activity Day.

NA SOTA Activity Day Promo

Information on this antenna can be found at the NJQRP website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

KC2EUS no more !

I turned in my KC2EUS call and got the vanity call of K1YMI. This matches my origional call of GM1YMI as close as I can get it in the US.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Using the new Beta of HRD ( Ham Radio Deluxe) you can now create web based logbooks on the fly !
This is what I've been looking for. Absolutely brilliant !

See my logbook