Month: December 2011

Tennamast up!

Thanks to John for the help today (and my brother standing on the roof at the moment of fixing) I have at last put the mast up. Yesterday I finished excavating the hole for it to rest its weight on, filled it with 20kg of cement, and luckily I found the edge of the soil

Storms, a Hex and DX

The UK has been pretty well battered these last few weeks by strong winds. I’ve listened to my mini beam swaying around on the thin walled aluminium pole each night expecting to see it bent over like a straw by morning, but surprisingly it held fast. Last week though saw the strongest gusts and although

Central America

A nice opening into central America on Saturday. Mike NQ5W a holiday station in Honduras went QRT from his pileup running split freq but he hung around on simplex and had a couple QSOs. I called him and he came straight back and we had a nice chat. After that it was YN2CC in Nicaragua and CX7DX in