The colors of Autumn in the arctic forest. Mostly Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia)
“Unfortunately, fielding a competitive crew for multiop contesting has become very challenging with our busy lives and travel costs. In our quest to move radiosport forward at the pace of technology, we are launching MORC – Multi Op Remote Contesting. Under this scheme a few key operators would be at the station, and other operators […]
The first QSO in the new season was with 3B9EME in Rodriques Island located in the southwestern Indian Ocean. View Larger Map Their signals were incredibly light, barely audible, with heavy interference from fishing buoy transmitters. I heard them calling for Japan for a long period until they picked up an European station simplex on […]
Photograph was taken around Midnight. Exposure 60 minutes, ISO 200, focal length 14mm, aperture f8. Illumination by Moonlight. During the exposure, the tide was falling thereby exposing the rocks on the beach over time. A second attempt of night photography by moonlight resulted in these two photos.
The new Quito Rhombic is now operational. The array measures 375´ on each leg. When the antenna took flight, it became obvious that I had made an error in pole placement, which causes one side of the Rhombic to be much slacker than the other. After tightening all four corners of the antenna it is […]
Several years ago I built a 2 wire Rhombic below the Houston Rhombic with the idea of phasing the two together. I did not do my research properly, I should have understood that stacking Rhombics results in a very narrow pattern with almost no sidelobes. This was used to good effect in earlier days […]