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by VK1DA
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: FT-817 DC Input Socket
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: FT-817 DC Input Socket

Hi Ian, Yes I’ve seen a few variations on the plug retainer idea. I couldn’t use that, as a previous owner of the radio lost the original dc cable with the right-angled plug. A standard plug it is even more likely to be pulled out. So the powerpole adaptor was a great solution. Cheers Andrew VK1DA/V...
by VK1DA
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Winter Vhf/uhf field day 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Winter Vhf/uhf field day 2019

I plan to operate as vk1da/p from Mt Mundoonen near Yass qf45me.

50, 144, 432, 1296, 2403.

Saturday only due to other events on Sunday.

Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH


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by VK1DA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: FT-817 DC Input Socket
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: FT-817 DC Input Socket

I know this is a late response to your question, Doug, but you might consider installing a powerpole adaptor permanently on your 817. I’ve done that and it looks like a solid connection that provides the powerpole socket needed, rather than the loose wire I once used. They have been offered by a sel...
by VK1DA
Fri May 17, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR SOME GENERATORS
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR SOME GENERATORS

Peter, the only appropriate word would be “array”.

Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH


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by VK1DA
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: QRP Hours contest 9th April -2016
Replies: 5
Views: 688

QRP Hours contest 9th April -2016

This year's QRP hours contest has come around again.

One hour on CW/PSK then one hour on ssb. 80m only. See rules for band segments.

Full rules here: http://vkqrpclub.org/qrp_new/qrp1_qrp_hours_contest.php

Hope to work u.




Andrew VK1DA VK2UH Yass
by VK1DA
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: SOTA activation of "The Vere"
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: SOTA activation of "The Vere"

Hi Peter,

Thanks for that info. Need to check whether a name update is required for 089.

Cheers

Andrew vk1da/vk2uh


Andrew VK1DA VK2UH Yass
by VK1DA
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: SOTA activation of "The Vere"
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: SOTA activation of "The Vere"

Now if you happen to have a SOTA summit in the middle of a restricted military training area, where would be a really, really cool place to go? "The Vere"...
What's the SOTA reference for "The Vere"?

Andrew VK1DA
by VK1DA
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: 2m arrays and towers - ex VK2KU (SK)
Replies: 0
Views: 818

2m arrays and towers - ex VK2KU (SK)

I have just submitted two ads to the Classifieds here (see Classifieds link in sub title banner above) offering the towers and antenna systems ex VK2KU (SK). Also posted a note similar to this, in the EME discussion board. Please forgive the size of the ads, the quality and significance of these ant...
by VK1DA
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: E.M.E.
Topic: EME antennas and towers ex VK2KU (SK)
Replies: 0
Views: 579

EME antennas and towers ex VK2KU (SK)

I have just submitted two ads to the classifieds section of this site, offering the antenna systems built by Guy Fletcher VK2KU, which now being disposed of on behalf of his widow by my brother Chris VK1DO/2DO. All negotiations relating to the antenna systems will be carried out by Chris. Please con...
by VK1DA
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: What are people using for computer logging on VHF contests?
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: What are people using for computer logging on VHF contes

http://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/ is the principal source of info about VKCL. No mention of Linux versions. But best to contact Mike direct there is an email contact shown on that page in image format for spammer protection, so I won't repeat it here.

cheers
by VK1DA
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: What are people using for computer logging on VHF contests?
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: What are people using for computer logging on VHF contes

Hi Simon The requirement for separate sequence numbers per band can be met by using the multi-op option in VKCL. I use that. I then have to edit my output TXT file to change the Section, Update the header on each page saying Multi-op to Single-Op, and I'm done. I find continuous sequences across all...
by VK1DA
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day

It's actually quite simple: Each new grid square on each new band is worth more initial points, the total being set by the band multiplier (see the FD rules for the mult details). Subsequent contacts into the same grid square on the same band gains only a few points. Indeed, it is a good illustrati...
by VK1DA
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day

Peter, Thanks to you also. Agreed, the CW contacts are equivalent to adding 10db compared with the same power on ssb. Most cw ops can copy down to about -8db s:n, at least I can, according to the WSJT S/N test. Would have been interested to try 2.4 GHz but with conditions as they were, it did look l...
by VK1DA
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day

Bizarre scores when MaidenHeads are entered in capitals: 01:47 144 SSB VK2IUW 59001 59002 63 QF56HG QF56IF 01:51 50 SSB VK2IUW 59002 59003 21 QF56HG QF56IF 02:20 144 SSB VK2CZ 59003 59005 3 qf56hg qf56oe 02:22 420 SSB VK2CZ 59004 59006 105 QF56HG QF56OE 02:41 144 SSB VK2YOC 59005 59008 3 qf56hg qf5...
by VK1DA
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: Heads Up!: 2015 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day

Just uploaded my log for the third time, after editing out errors discovered in various ways. Did not realise there were bonus points depending on /P or not added to callsign. Re-checked all portables. Then had to remove /P from VK2HZ as they were not a field station. So, 3 uploads so far, apologies...
by VK1DA
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: SOTA QSO Party - last Sunday of winter - 30 Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 326

SOTA QSO Party - last Sunday of winter - 30 Aug

The VK1 and VK2 SOTA group are having a QSO party and inviting you to activate a summit of your choice and add to the fun. BYO everything. Any time on Sunday 30 Aug. Any band you like. For details of where the registered summits are, see http://sotawatch.org, or http://sotamaps.org and use the navig...
by VK1DA
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: QRP HOURS CONTEST 4th April
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: QRP HOURS CONTEST 4th April

Logs for the QRP Hours contest in April have been processed. First place in the CW/PSK section went to Gerard VK2IO who operated his KX3 from a portable location with a dipole mounted on a 10m squid pole. First place in the SSB section went to Ian VK5CZ in the Clare Valley of South Australia. Overal...
by VK1DA
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2015 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 92
Views: 5303

Re: 2015 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Ralph Running a heater shows your dedication. Hams joke about running 150watts to the heater but you guys upped the ante somewhat. Sorry I couldn't oblige with some longer distance contacts this time. My minimalist backpack station was very close to Sydney but that was of marginal value unfortunatel...
by VK1DA
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: 6m operation on VHF FD weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: 6m operation on VHF FD weekend

It turned out that only a handful of operators were out in the entire Sydney area. I worked VK2IO in Blue Mts (a SOTA operator joining in the VHF field day), VK2TG, VK2EH, VK2BHO, VK2VOM and surprise of the day, VK5KV in a brief Es opening. No other vk5s were heard and only a few worked 5KV. There w...
by VK1DA
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: I can hear VK7RAE most of the time is 300km path unusual?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: I can hear VK7RAE most of the time is 300km path unusual

Hi Paul

In 2001 I worked Norm 3DUT at good strength from a hill near Burnie using a wire dipole lying on a bush. I think 300km is a typical distance for 6m with 10w.

73
Andrew


Andrew Davis VK1DA & VK2UH
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