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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…



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Amateur Radio Making a Difference

Here is an example of how Amateur Radio is directly making a difference to peoples lives (students/education) and indirectly to the planet (research).  Well done to the AREG guys! UniSA students launch balloon into stratosphere…


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2016 Summer VHF UHF Field Day

Well this was my second attempt at participating in this contest and I must confess that I am not a fan.   Made only 2 local contacts in about 2 hours on 2M.  While I…