Category Archives: Amateur Radio

All things amateur radio that I am interested in

Radio Links

  Here are just a bunch of radio links I found and liked.  I hardly use bookmarks so I am collecting links here.   Antenna Myths http://www.k0bg.com/myths.html How To Be A LID http://www.repeater-builder.com/humor/how-to-sound-like-a-lid.html

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2 Meter Yagi Antenna

Down on the farm there are not too many VHF repeaters that I can get into. So I thought I would make a beam antenna and see if I could get into some 2m repeaters around Melbourne (about 160 km … Continue reading

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OCF Antenna

I had a go at building an OCF dipole antenna.These types of antennae are very versatile as they will resonate on even harmonics, so an 80m OCF will work on 40m, 20m, 10m, and may be 6m. There are plenty … Continue reading

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Tidying Up The Shack

Spent some time cleaning up my shack today, got rid of a 70 litre bin of space junk after sorting through old boxes of electronics and computer bits. It is amazing the sort of stuff you hang onto. Some bigger … Continue reading

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HF Rig

I picked up a second hand HF rig from an old operator who literally lived around the corner from me. It is an old Icom-735, considered quite a respectable unit. So far I have strung up a 10m dipole which … Continue reading

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My First Antenna

Today, I constructed my first HF antenna. As an exercise I set out to construct a simple diplole antenna at our farm in South Gippsland Australia. There are two trees located near our little farm house. I measured between them, … Continue reading

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Passed The Exam

On Tuesday 26th June I passed the advanced amateur radio exam and the practical test to qualify for an amateur license. I studied for about 4 months with the Radio Electronics School which provide great courses for anyone at any … Continue reading

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