Once again in Italy, once again at the beach. The weather was a bit cold but propagation warmed me up good.Heard a lot of US stations but couldn’t make the pile-up. On the other hand, I had the pleasure of a QSO with OH73ELK.
I recently built a couple of identical WSPR transmitters to be used in direct comparisons between magnetic loops and other antennas, or even between various kinds of magnetic loops. They are now available on Github. The transmitters are based upon the Si5351 clock generator and their RF section was inspired by the excellent Zachtec’s products. […]
I still have my Italian callsign active.During my short holiday in Central Italy, I took the opportunity to use it again. Here I am at the beach doing some QRP contacts (in the video, R9MM):
I really like going QRP from a not so popular location on East River, right between Manhattan and Queens. I normally don’t plan for it. I just go whenever I feel like it and, obviously, I have time to do that. Yesterday was one of such occasions. It was a particularly interesting day because the […]
After describing my mini loops (here and here), this time I am going to write about the classic “full size” version that I have been using for a while. At Dayton the Hamvention of 2018 I took my loop with me and I mounted it on a PVC support that fitted a military style backpack. […]