Here are a few useful links - We are always pleased to hear of more, should you like to suggest them.
Clubs and Societies etc.
Ham Radio Software:-
MMSSTV an excellent SSTV program - generally considered to be the best, and its FREE!
MMTTY and an RTTY program from the same author as above
Winlog32 an excellent free logging program now improved and much more user friendly
Eqso a client / server software program designed by Amateur Radio enthusiasts for linking Amateur Radio RF gateways and repeaters via the Internet.
EchoLink Similar, for world wide ham radio over the internet.
Isstv For worldwde sstv.
Digipan The ideal program for PSK31 digital transmission
Dx Atlas A good world map showing call areas and lots more
CW Get An excellent Morse reader, also CWType on the same website
Google In our opinion, the best search engine
WxtoImg The best weather decoding satellite software I know of.
Its worth subscribing as this gives lots more features
Please email me with any other sites you think may be useful to others
A 14 foot square Antenna for HF bands
Take a 57 foot length of antenna wire and place an insulator on one end.
Now put 4 insulators loosely on the wire do not secure them. Secure the wire
at 56 feet in length to the first insulator. Now arrange the 4 loose insulators
around the antenna at 14 feet intervals, these will be used to secure the antenna
Now take a length of 300 ohm feeder, either home made open wire or commercially made ribbon feeder, secure the feeder to the antenna at the fixed
insulator, making sure that the connection is well and truly water tight if
you use ribbon feeder.
To erect, you can use it either in a horizontal or vertical configuration, but you must remember if used vertically, the direction of fire will be through the antenna, so you need to know your garden orientation with regard to North.
Take the other end of the feeder and fix to a balanced ATU such as a Z match
or one that has balanced feed points. Hoist the antenna as high as is possible
and tune. This should cover 20 metres up to 10 metres. Though the size is that
of a 18 mHz antenna. See picture below.
arrow satellite aerial Microdup_board_layout.pdf
compact 160m antenna
A coaxial magnetic loop for 7MHz
dual band cable antenna
more to follow soon
Possible Club Project MKARS80 Kit - 80 metre SSB Tranceiver
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