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Diamond X50 Optimal Heigh...

15 mins ago
By Daz
Hi Wingnut, Congrats on the pass, I too just got mine and was considering the X50. I went for the V2000 in the end and use mine on a 10 foot mast bolted at the side of my house at roof level. It just seems to peep over the top of the roof and I'm not sure it is really quite high ... read
2 hours ago
Hello All ive recently passed my Foundation level and have decided that the Diamond X50 best suits my current needs, i do however have one question what is the optimal height for this antenna?  read

Looking for some help

1 day ago
Hi Alan,    I note you say you are disabled, are you able to put things together, do a little soldering ? Reason I ask is I have made a couple of antennas during this lockdown, pretty easy if your disability does not affect your hands. I made two copper J-poles, one 70cms and the other dual band. I also ... read

PME and RF earths

3 days ago
By Neil
Hi there,   I spent most of the past few afternoons reading about PME earthing systems and the problems with installing an RF earth, but although I think I understand a little more, I don't think I have a solution to my problem. I have a modest station consisting of an FT891 and LDG tuner, into a EFHW for 40/20/15 and 10m. The ... read

More Clear out items

3 days ago
Icom IC7300 (Wide banded for 60M) with PTRX7300 board fitted in immaculate condition and original packaging with included accessories. No pets, non smoking environment. Plug in an SDR for a real panadaptor and seriously good interface  Price £1000.00 plus carriage Icom ID-51E Plus DStar Handheld with charging stand with original packaging and included accessories. No pets & non smoking environment. Price £250.00 plus carriage Location ... read

One million QSO’s from ...

6 days ago
Next Denby Dale Club talk live from Curacao with Geoff PJ2DX/W0CG Wednesday April 7th at 7.30pm ( 1830z/utc) Zoom ID 842 5221 3056 Contesters will enjoy this talk. But everyone who has worked a DX station like this one will be mightily jealous of the Antenna Farm and the amazing location in Curacao. Geoff will be live from the PJ2T station at Signal ... read

Solar Cycle 25 is Finally...

6 days ago
Presentation can be viewed here: 73! Jef ON8NT read

C4FM Fusion Repeaters Que...

1 week ago
I have now been able to access GB7HL and spoken on 2m with M0ORH who runs the repeater and who was very helpful. GB7HL is the only Wires X enabled Fusion repeater in my area and has a wide coverage for those experimenting with Wires X. 73 Neil read

Looking for some help

1 week ago
My first venture into HF (FT8) has been unsuccessful. I'm disabled so am limited as to antenna. I am using a small indoor magnetic loop built by 2e0ero which is good on receive but I get only a few contacts. I am thinking that i need to get an antenna up outside but i'm not able to do this. Can ... read

Anyone able to weld a nut...

1 week ago
Still looking if anyone can help   Adrian G0KOM read


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