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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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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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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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Ciucas X3 Marathon & SOTA YO/EC-057

Last weekend I was attending Ciucas X3 mountain marathon, not as a contester of course, but part of a volunteer team of fellow hams to provide emergency communication across the trail. There were about 600 participants for 21 km, 42 … Continue reading

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Rockmite 20 – First run

My Rockmite 20 took a final shape. I have managed to kit it up and do a first run these days and its working almost great. I have added the 2N3866 power transistor from the kit to increase the output … Continue reading

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Rockmite 20 – Going for QRPp

Today arrived my Rockmite 20 kit from Kanga Products, the EU distributor of QRPme kits, and I can’t wait to start building it! The kit includes a lot of accessories, mods for 1W power output, pots, connectors, everything you need to make … Continue reading

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