Windstorm took down my EFHW (one of the plastic ties broke, imagine that). Thankfully, the balun survived without touching the ground and I had to fish it out (yay Decathlon fishing pole, most useful ham tool) from a juniper tree. Put it back up, shortened a little the 80m tail (after the coil) aaand ……(Continue Reading)
Bring out the big(gish) gun 🙂
Took out from storage the old and original uBitx v5, hooked it up to a 10m wire for the fishing pole EFHW and voila!
More FT8 monitoring on 40m with a SDR and the balcony corner magloop. Since I’m sure my reception is not that good, the bands must be picking up!
Well, the poor magloop isn’t doing too bad on receiving, even if it’s stuck in a balcony corner and blocked by buildings.
Monitoring WSPR for ~12 hours during the day with the same 20m EFHW. VK3MO‘s setup doesn’t count, it’s way too impressive 🙂
Monitoring FT8 on 20m for 24 hours with a Raspberry Pi, Gqrx, an SDR stick and the crappiest possible installation for a 20m EFHW antenna.