Oct 302014

The vertical antenna R8 from Cushcraft had some damage due to a storm last year. I repaired that and stored it vertical away. So with the upcoming Trommelinn dx perdition I reconnected the antenna, but found swr was bad. I removed the balun box cleaned all the contacts and reinstalled it. I also measured that the central pin of the adapter N connector made not good contact. I replaced that also and the antenna is working again. It is the first HF antenna for the new shack.

Oct 192014

As you possible know you could run the morse contest training program Morse Runner with N!MM classic. All you needed was N1MM , Morse Runner and a hotkey file. K7OG has made one.

With the new N1MM Logger Plus this also again possible. There is a new file available witch you have to copy in the rote of N1mm Logger Plus.

Start N1MM then start Morse runner and start the Morse runner hotkey file.

The contest you have to set up is CQWW WPX CW

The hotkey file you can find here http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=5
Look for MorseRunner-N1MMLPlus.ahk

Try It.

Oct 162014

Voor mijn nieuwe HF station zoek ik Cellflex 7/8 inch (29mm) en 1¼ inch (39 mm) coax kabel.
Ik zoek vooral langere stukken van 25 meter en meer. Indien je nog iets hebt liggen dan graag mail naar pa1t@xs4all.nl





Sep 282014

In the field next to the south west tower will be two cabinets. In one of the cabinets will be the double ten switch for all the antenna switches work and in the other will be the relays to turn the towers. I still had some long runs of switching cable and one long run of coax. I ran them to the tower to measure the exact place of the new closets. In the background the cranes that are working on the dikes.

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The end to for the towers

The end to for the towers

Aug 302014

Peter PA4PS was here to help me to mount the vertical poles of the H-frame.
This is not the head unit I used for the last years. This is the very heavy system that was mounted in the versatower in 1997 and then carried the six yagis. The yagis I used then had a spacing of 4.4 meters and the yagis I’m using now use 3.65 meters spacing. The blocks used for mounting the poles had to move, and that was a very hard job. In the end we succeeded.


vertical poles mounted

vertical poles mounted