I wanted an aerial for portable use, so I thought I’d try a kit from Sotabeams, called a Linked Dipole Kit.
It contains all of the pieces to allow you to make up a multi-band dipole, using crocodile clips to connect together the sections of the elements, tuning for different bands.
I made mine for 17m, 20m and 40m. Putting it on the air, with a lightweight fishing pole as a mast, it worked pretty well.
The kit can be bought from here
You can listen to my feature on this aerial on the ICQPodcast here.
Here’s a little video of a kit that I recently built. Works very well. Should be over interest to any morse operators.
I attended the Friedrichshafen Ham Radio event with a number of the ICQ Podcast crew, and did lots of interviews.
Here’s one I did with Eric Swartz from Elecraft.
Having spent quite a few years using Microsoft Flight Simulator X on various laptops, I thought it was time to get a proper PC and controls.
I’ve quickly realised that flying fully “manual”, is a lot harder than it looks.
The guys at Angle of attack have created some great free instructional videos, which they call “Aviator 90”. Have a look here.