Oct 122012
 

Winter is on the corner and the CQWW also.  So it is  time to see what is the status off the low band antennas. Well I found out that the  remote tuner for the north south dipole is swimming.

It is only a coil a few c’s and a small motor so I hope I will manage to get it working again.

The other dipole had one broken leg and i repaired it.

The spider pole on top of the vertical for 160  and 80 meter is inserted a little bit and has to come down to be repaired. Thats planned for next week.

 

 

 

Oct 022012
 

To overcome some problems between my IC7800 and DX4WIN I updated the firmware from V2.10 to V2.30. A little bit tricky because I do not have a UPS and if power fails during the update process you can send the radio to Japan. In the end it went all well….and  V2.30 is working fine.

Sep 122012
 

This will be the new towers. They will be placed in the land next to the house. If all goes well building starts in March 2013. The towers will be build by Simo YT3M.

Sep 022012
 

During the weekend PE9DX, PA4PS, PD0Z and myself participated in the IARU 2 meter contest as PA1T.

We made 563 qso’s and 199223 km. The points go to PI4GN

Aug 252012
 

Today I connected the TS-2000 to the Radio Boss from Green Heron. I struggled with the 13 pins connector on the back side of the TS-2000. Receive audio was no problem, transmit audio was. At the end I found out that the audio only goes through the radio if you put pin 9 of the 13 pins connector to ground (TX). My mistake was that I Tx-ed with the foot switch connected to the front connector of the radio. I thought transmit is transmit but that’s not the case….
Now I can use WSPR to study propagation on HF and 6 meter.