Category: shack

Spring in the shack

Easter. It means a long weekend off. Time for me to be busy in the shack. I started with a ride to SM/Ikea to buy some cupboards. One to the left of the desk to house the VHF and UHF amplifiers and rotators, the other one on the desk to make more room for radio’s. …

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Again good tropo to Spain

Today, there is good tropo propagation to Spain, again. Last time activity went up in FT8 on 144 MHz, this time stations also moved to 432 MHz FT8. Spain is a new DXCC for me on 432 MHz. Also one new grid already confirmed via LoTW on 144 (EA1MX in IN73). Loud signals from stations …

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New house: Welcome back VHF UHF SHF

A view to the north from the 2nd floor. Antennas will me +10 meter?

I’ve bought a new house and will be moving over end of september. The good news: It has a┬ábig, flat roof to put my VHF, UHF and SHF antennas on top of it. The other good news: The 3 story high building itself is about 9┬ámeters in height, but it’s on top of a hill …

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De PLC het zwijgen opleggen

This article is in Dutch and shows how to silence your neighbours’ PLT and lose the irritating noise on HF. PLC’s, een vervelend verschijnsel dat tot behoorlijke irritatie leidt bij zendamateurs die hun HF-spectrum vervuild zien raken met carriers gemoduleerd met CAM-modulatie hetgeen vervelende ratels tot gevolg heeft in een groot deel van ons HF-spectrum. …

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New QTH, new shack

Today Lucas (PD0LVS) and Ron (PA4RVS) drove to Hoogland to view my new house and helped me out to put the loop back on the tripod in the garden. The hours before I was busy unpacking my equipment to build a new shack. All the basics are there and the big question was: How was …

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Shack cleaned

We will move over to a new house next month, so time to clean up the shack. New QTH will be Hoogland (Amersfoort) as of half October. All antennas are indoor for the next two weeks, including HF via the loop.

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