STARK Awards – Honourable Mention

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My photo – Arctic Aurora received Honourable Mention by the STARK-Awards in 2014 in the Surreal-Creative category. A special issue for the  images awarded Honourable Mention has now been published.   My Photo is on spread 51-52. The overall results of the STARK-Awards 2014 may be viewed here.   Some incredible images and a very high […]

Remote operations in TF

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Remote operation in TF has been cleared by the PTA.   Although the findings of the working group set up to address this issue, have been clear since last year – they were not forwarded to the Icelandic PTA until recently. The IRA has published the letter received from the PTA on their home page. […]

The SYDNEY Rhombic

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I have built a new Rhombic towards JA/VK which I have named SYDNEY. I believe this may be the largest beam antenna ever in the Amateur Service.    The array is a single wire job, more than 500m/1640´ end to end, with leg lengths of 250m and 300m/1,000 feet and it flies at approximately 25m […]

Velkomnir í Otradal

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Hér með býð ég öllum Íslenzkum radíóamatörum fullkominn fjaraðgang að stöð minni í Otradal til prófunar á kerfi sem er í uppbyggingu. Það eina sem til þarf er tölva með hljóðnema og netvafrann Google Chrome. Skoðið kennslumyndböndin á http://www.remotehamradio.com/tutorials/ áður en farið er í stöðina þó það sé ekki til annars en að hlusta. Í ljósi mismunandi […]

Revolutionary Remote

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The most advanced remote technology system has been installed at TF4M. This has been done in collaboration with RemoteHamRadio.com . Watch the WebDX tutorial : The station may be seamlessly controlled with an Elecraft K3 and a control unit from Remoterig and runs with a Solid State kW amplifier on all Amateur Bands with some of the […]

QRO Feedline upgrade

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For a long time I have wanted to incorporate some beautiful high power components salvaged from the defunct transmitting site at Rjúpnahæð into my station.    3-1/8″, 50-ohm Standard Rigid Line manufactured by Andrew has a Peak Power Rating of 900 kW and attenuation of 0.033 dB/100m at 1.0 MHz. In the center of the line […]

9J2T – Zambia

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Conditions on The Band have been very poor lately but I was aware of a DXpedition to Zambia operating with the call 9J2T. Today I finally heard them with incredibly weak signals, extreme QSB and high QRN.    I can only imagine what the noise level must have been like on their end. When I […]