Category Archives: Antennas

VK3 Portable Show and Tell

Today was the second holding of the VK3 Portable Show and Tell, an event to encourage portable amateur radio operation. The first event was back in 2012 at Churchill National Park and was attended by five hams. Today’s event at … Continue reading

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QRP Hours Contest 2011

Last night was the night for the CW Operators’ QRP Club QRP Hours Contest 2011. This contest is really two 80 m contests in one. The first hour is for CW, PSK31 or RTTY and the second hour is for … Continue reading

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20m & 40m trapped vertical squid pole antenna repair

I have been using my 20 & 40m trapped vertical for twelve months now and the setting up and taking down was starting to take its toll on the wires in and out of the trap. Not wanting the antenna … Continue reading

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Squid poles, ground planes and a dipole

The F.A.R.T. camp last weekend was a great opportunity to try out some antennas as the site had plenty of space. Some time back I published details for a 15m droopy ground plane that could be hung from a tree, … Continue reading

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Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award – update # 11

Today I got a chance to head east and down to activate the Tarra-Bulga National Park for the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award. As usual I set up my trapped 20/40m ground plane and my FT-7 on a picnic … Continue reading

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