Sunday, February 28, 2010

IARU Region 2 and Radio Club de Chile Request Amateurs to Keep Emergency Frequencies Clear

“We would appreciate if amateurs would leave free the frequencies used by RECNA, as well as the usual IARU Region 2 frequencies on in 20, 40, and 80 meters.”


Other Frequencies of interest may be:


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting back on the air...finally!

I have the FT-767GX up and running.  At first I only had an NVIS on 40m, but today I got the 75m/160m dipole repaired and some feedline ran to the operating position.  I have half wave dipoles for those bands. 

My brother-in-law, KB9TZU, just upgraded to general and put a bazooka on the air for 75m.  He has a 170kHz 1.5/1 bandwidth.  I think I need to build one or two of these.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Finally, a rig in the house again!

I finally have an HF rig back in the house.  I purchased an FT-767GX at the Collinsville, IL hamfest.  It seems to be a good rig, I am only on 40m at the moment, but will likely get more bands as the weather gets warmer and I can get out and work on things.  I have been getting very good audio reports and the receiver seems good, very quite.

I am using a NVIS antenna that is 7' above the ground with a reflector at ground level.  The antenna is 66', about a foot long, and flat topped on pvc pipe.  Look me up on MIDCARS at 7.258 LSB.