Monday, 20 August 2012

The Final push to make the Coke can antenna..

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


I have been trying diffrent antennas and have had a go at building a windom for 40m and up this worked quite well.  I follwed the plans from this site. "A winning Antenna" a artical by W5FC.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Saturday, 8 January 2011

The limerick sudden 20m Receiver kit by G-QRP Club

I have not had much time of late to build anything but I am making an effort to find some time..

I have just received my Limerick Sudden 20m Receiver kit by G-QRP Club. This looks to be an excellent kit very well presented and packaged.  I ordered it via the G-QRP website and received the kit the next day ;)

On first opening the package every think was present and correct.  I have read the instructions and have as recommended sorted the components in to order ready for assembly.  The PCB / case design is excellent.

I will post some more updates as I build the receiver.  I have wanted to build one of the Sudden receivers for years now I have most of the bits I need but the temptation to order this very polished and well presented kit was too much to resist.
Well done George Dobbs G3RV, Rex W1REX, Graham G3MFJ and the G-QRP team for putting together what has to be said is a excellent kit.  I would personally like to thank them for their dedication to our hobby,  and as Bill N2CQR puts it true Victims of "The Knack".


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Active 3-30 MHz Hula-Loop Antenna for Shortwave

I found this site a interesting hf loop antenna.


Home-made antennas can greatly improve the performance of AM and FM radios,short-wave receivers, and scanners. If you are a talk-radio fan then experiment with the AM band antennas and you will be able to hear shows from all over the country with surprising clarity. Short-wave receivers are always coping with weak signals and they must have a good antenna to perform adequately. Scanners can pick up local police and two-way radio with the little telescoping antenna provided but with good antennas a scanner becomes an amazing ear on the world nearby. No pre-amp, filter or other receiver refinement offers anywhere near the level of performance improvement t that a well-designed antenna offers. The results can be quite satisfying, leaving no doubt that the project was well worth the effort.