Articles by Stuart - VK5STU



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New Amateur Radio Reference Book

From the RES Facebook Page: The Radio & Electronics Schools – Beginner to Advanced Course is now available in hard copy print version. This can be ordered NOW direct from CreateSpace Direct and shortly from…


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1 Person Setup of a Telescopic Mast

If you are needing to setup a telescopic mast all on your lonesome and there is nothing available to attach it to for support, here is a quick and easy way to set it up…




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Portable Power for Laptop/Phone and Radio

Grabbed on of these from ebay to see how it might perform.  23000mAh (yep..23,000) with a max output of 19v/3A (12v and 16v and USB also options).  I expect it will be good for my…


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Installing an End Fed Antenna

Well…reinstalling to be precise.  Over the last few weeks we have had some repairs done to our balcony which required my one and only antenna to be removed.  So today I put it back up…


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2016 John Moyle Field Day

On 19 March Nigel VK5NIG and I had a crack at the John Moyle Field Day, operating VK5GRC which is the club callsign for the North East Radio Club.  Propagation was not favorable but we…


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Transmission Lines and Standing Waves

Here is a great ye olde time educational video from AT&T labs that discusses wave theory.  You need to watch it a few times in order to pick up every little bit of info, but…