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by VK3VKT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Hey gang yet again will be active from home QF11NS62LV with 6, 2, 70 and 23cm this year the first time with 23cm horizontal at 10m in the air :om:

Cheer's VK3VKT
Andyk
Camperdown Vic
by VK3VKT
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: Gridpacks - wire or cast ally grid?
Replies: 28
Views: 11094

Re: Gridpacks - wire or cast ally grid?

VK3ZAZ wrote:I have one on 23 can put up dimensions butvit looks like what you have there
they have 15-18 dbi and I have worked out 500 k under good conditions with 15= watts
Thanks any info or pics would be greatly appreciated
by VK3VKT
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: Gridpacks - wire or cast ally grid?
Replies: 28
Views: 11094

Re: Gridpacks - wire or cast ally grid?

http://www.radiospecialists.com.au/ante ... 20yagi.htm.
Image
I have one of these i want to modify for 23cm anyone done this
by VK3VKT
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: PC/Mac iOS Software
Topic: QSL Cards - myqslcard.com
Replies: 30
Views: 10276

Re: QSL Cards - myqslcard.com

Hi Greg

just tried it and it looks good

is this something you are going to sell or give to the average Ham to use??


cheer's Andy
by VK3VKT
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: RD and ILLW conflict
Replies: 41
Views: 3171

Re: RD and ILLW conflict

Lou what edition of AR and what page is the letter????????????????????????????????????????????
by VK3VKT
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: RD and ILLW conflict
Replies: 41
Views: 3171

Re: RD and ILLW conflict

As a lighthouse activator for the last 2 years i have noted that when the RD starts Saturday the illw action drops right off. and as a station trying to contact other lighthouse stations around the world you have a choice either find a good frequency before the RD starts and defend it constantly, wh...
by VK3VKT
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Cape Otway lighthouse weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Cape Otway lighthouse weekend

Thanks Mike will hopefully catch up


Andy
by VK3VKT
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Cape Otway lighthouse weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Cape Otway lighthouse weekend

Members of the MERC will once again be trekking down to Cape Otway lighthouse from the 15th to the 18th of this month for the international lighthouse weekend we will be transmitting on all bands throughout the weekend we will also be using the old navigational beacon antenna to transmit from as wel...
by VK3VKT
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: PC/Mac iOS Software
Topic: iPhone Apps
Replies: 2
Views: 3851

iPhone Apps

I DID A search but came up with nothing really

so

What apps are people using in the ham world ??????
by VK3VKT
Sun May 04, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Contest Etiquette
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: contest etiquette

For a start, my opinion is that it is not correct to call any station using a partial callsign. I ignore callers who use partial calls. My observation is that many ops do not use phonetics when sending their callsign, or when calling other VK stations at least use phonetics for the suffix. Not unti...
by VK3VKT
Sun May 04, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Contest Etiquette
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Contest Etiquette

Hi I have a dilemma In last nights Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint there was one operator that was calling cq and i answered with just "VK3" to get his attention. he came back with "5/9 and a number straight away. i then said "VK3FRDN". his response "VK3FR 5/9 and same number. i said please repeat m...
by VK3VKT
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK I might be a bit dumb here
Replies: 1
Views: 614

OK I might be a bit dumb here

But where did the classifieds go ???????????
by VK3VKT
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACMA Presentation @ MERC 28th Feb
Replies: 5
Views: 608

ACMA Presentation @ MERC 28th Feb

A presentation and discussion night by Mark Tell from the ACMA will be held at the MERC club rooms on the 28th feb 2014 @ 7.30pm Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and have a listen and a chat the Club room location is Keilor Scout Hall in Bonfield Street, Keilor please let me know if you are at...
by VK3VKT
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2014 Summer Field Day
Replies: 82
Views: 5963

Re: 2014 Summer Field Day

Well I'm chuffed at my result my first contest i bothered to log and enter i get 18th overall in section E and 1st FCall in same section So you should be Andy - well done. A perfect example of how someone with less bands can get in amongst it. I'm surprised that so few foundation licensees have a c...
by VK3VKT
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2014 Summer Field Day
Replies: 82
Views: 5963

Re: 2014 Summer Field Day

Well I'm chuffed at my result my first contest i bothered to log and enter i get 18th overall in section E and 1st FCall in same section
by VK3VKT
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: SWR Issues
Replies: 48
Views: 4267

Re: SWR Issues

Hello All A couple of days ago i put my 10m vertical dipole up on my squidpole. i got no contacts but swr was good at about 1.5:1 measured by my icom 718's inbuilt meter. Today i put up the same antenna to try and make a few contacts with my AX call. however when transmitting the swr meter showed w...
by VK3VKT
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACMA Presentation @ MERC 28th Feb
Replies: 0
Views: 393

ACMA Presentation @ MERC 28th Feb

A presentation and discussion night by Mark Tell from the ACMA will be held at the Melbourne Electronics & Radio Club rooms on the 28th feb 2014 @ 7.30pm Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and have a listen and a chat the Club room location is Keilor Scout Hall in Bonfield Street, Keilor please ...
by VK3VKT
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Is This Balun Suitable For An OCF Dipole
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Is This Balun Suitable For An OCF Dipole

I have here a OCF which is a 1/3:2/3 design 11m and 33m are the lengths of wire with a home made balun now i didn't make the balun but i would like to know if it is a 4:1 or 6:1 I am about to delve into the books to learn how to tell the difference but seeing this topic i thought i would ask "if the...
by VK3VKT
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Info wanted on multi band vertical
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Info wanted on multi band vertical

Thanks Trent

I found that one too it does not cover the mounting of the counterpoise to the main antenna though I think this is something someone has put together
by VK3VKT
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Info wanted on multi band vertical
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Info wanted on multi band vertical

Hoxin HF-5DX Multi-band Vertical HF or Hokushin HS-HF-5 not sure on the spelling but both will get some sort or result from google Im after a Instruction manual or a photo mainly to cover the radials and how to attach the (trap/counterpoise) with the radials to the main antenna any help would be gre...