I still refuse to rejoin the WIA!! But….

I was sent a link to the most recent WIA presidents blog/letter recently by someone who said I should reconsider my WIA position based on this letter and the intent that the WIA is making in order to change their direction. It’s interesting to note that I’ve had 2 conversations with Phil over the last…

Exploring random wire antennas!

In an effort to better understand the performance of my ft817 and the ZM-2 ATU, I’ve been exploring different random length wire antennas while camping. I read an article posted on a sota forum about random wire lengths and how to choose an efficient length, this article talks about the importance of choosing a length…

Analogue TV Switch OFF

The idiot box does not feature too highly in our household, but today at 9am, Analogue tv was switched off in Melbourne. This was the last location around Australia that analogue tv broadcast services existed, and marked the end of the program to convert Australia to digital tv. I made a couple of videos of…

50MHz Lunchtime Opening.

Sometimes, the magic band is just that, Magic. I was at home on my lunch break, and VKLogger suggested conditions were good, so i connected the OCF dipole and changed to 50MHz, to discover and work ZL2WHO – Mark in Palmerston on the north island, as well as into Vk5/7/4 and 2.. Not bad for…