On 8 april 2017 we went out for some test witn the HyEndFed antennas. A test with my mate John, PD0PVR/p, as he wanted to go for his first PAFF activation !
At arround 11:00 utc we met at the Oosterschelde PAFF-0015. And immediatly starded with some tests. Afterwards we decided to setup the linked dipola and yes, John started his first activation !!! First qso was arround 12:55 utc on 40m. Continue reading
The story of a great QSO between DL4FO/p Chris and VK4FW Bill
Thanks for listening to my weak WWFF-signal on 20m today and answering my call.
You really made my day!! I was on a hiking trip and called from a wooden tower on a summit near Frankfurt (not a SOTA reference but within DLFF-0068).
Since it was getting cold and my wife waited with two dogs down at the tower, I only took out the little MFJ-1820T telescopic antenna, which is abt. 1.5 m long (see picture).
April 2, 2017 the children Novovolynsk Center of Children and Youth held in radio expedition amateur WWFF Forest “Novosilky” URFF-0176.
For the radio using SW2016 transceiver, power from the accumulator 12V, dipole antenna at a height of 8 meters. There were 126 bilateral QSO amateurs from 25 countries on short waves 20-30-40 meters.
On 25mrt 2017 we went out for activating PAFF-0083. My mate PD0PVR John arrived around 09:00 UTC at my home . We put all the stuff in the car and after we drank some coffee we drove to Zeeuws Vlaanderen PAFF -0083 Braakman-Noorderbossen.
We put up the antenne mast, a 8 mtr long fishing pole . We were doing some test with a new radio (Yaesu FT891) and a new HyEndFed ant for 40 20 10 mtr MKIII 200W version.
After SWR checking we called on 40 mtr and the first qso was with my mate Danny ON4VT arround 12:11 utc . Continue reading
Today I took the chance to visit GFF-0336 South Bents to Tynemouth South Pier Head, which is located 4 miles north of the city of Sunderland on the north east coast . My location was at Souter Lighthouse and overlooking Marsden Rocks which is a excellent location of visiting seabirds at nesting season .