Author Archives: Adrian

IOTA Contest on Cres Island, EU-136

Just a quick post because I am too lazy these days to write, holiday is near… Last weekend I was on a small trip to Cres Island, EU-136 in Croatia and worked as 9A/YO4HHP for a couple of hours in IOTA … Continue reading

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New Shack Furniture

Somehow I wanted to combine my other hobby, woodworking, with ham radio, and the best thing that I came with is this radio shack. The entire design concept is formed around the FT-817 and its accessories, a space for a small shack … Continue reading

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SOTA Activation of Slavnik Summit (S5/BR-012)

Some days ago, on 25.06.2016, I went to Slavnik summit in Slovenia, very close to Trieste, about an hour drive, to try my first SOTA activation here in this area. The summit is 1028 m high, 4 points, and it is … Continue reading

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Microphone Dynamic Compressor DYC-8×7 Kit

One addition for the FT-817 that I should have added for a long time, arrived today from Box 73, the online shop of the german ham radio magazine, Funkamateur. It is a microphone compressor based on the SSM2165 chip, housed in a handy enclosure … Continue reading

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CQ WPX and back on the air

This weekend I worked for the first time from my location here in Trieste, and what could have been a greater test then the WPX Contest. Guiding myself by the “any antenna is better than no antenna” motto, I used my mobile … Continue reading

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New QTH, new Country

In the past months since my last post here I was off from any hobbies, radio or electronics projects, just a day on my summer holiday at Hamradio Friedrichshafen, which sadly I haven’t wrote anything, only a photo album made. Well, from now … Continue reading

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YOFF-470 Activation, Lacu Sarat (Salt Lake)

Today, taking advantage of the national free day I drove to a nearby location, about 10 km South of my QTH, into a WFF zone, Lacu Sarat (Salt Lake) Braila. This lake is splitted into two by a small road, … Continue reading

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20W HF Amplifier with RD16HHF1 (K5BCQ’s kit) #2

Read Part 1 here. Well, its been a while since I started this project and I see that many folks are visiting my first post, so here is an update of what I did lately with this amplifier. I short words first, … Continue reading

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YOFF-203 & Mobile HF Antenna, Proxel PRO-X1

Last weekend I did some mobile antennas experiments on the field. I have in my shack two of them, one “don’t remember brand” dual band VHF/UHF and one HF antenna, Proxel PRO-X1, which I never use them before. The PRO-X1 is … Continue reading

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Summer HF Antennas

I took advantage of the small Easter vacation last weeks and installed two HF antennas at our countryside place, 10 km away from the city, where I spent most of the summer weekends. Like every spring, I reinstall my wire … Continue reading

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