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Posted by Richard Newstead on 10th May 2017

As a teenager back in the 1970s I spent a lot of time building HF antennas with a couple of friends. One, James G4EZN, lived on a farm and that was the centre of our activities. All sorts of antennas … read more
Evaluating an antenna test site

Evaluating an antenna test site

Posted by Richard Newstead on 6th May 2017

I have been looking around for a suitable site for testing antennas using WSPRlite and DXplorer. I wanted somewhere that I could use a reference antenna and an antenna-under-test. The s … read more
Indoor HF antennas - does it make much difference?

Indoor HF antennas - does it make much difference?

Posted by Richard Newstead on 5th May 2017

It seems that more and more US amateurs are restricted in their activities by regulations imposed by Home Owner Associations (HOAs) that do not allow external antennas. It is hardly surprising there … read more
Using two WSPRlites and DXplorer to compare two 20m Yagis

Using two WSPRlites and DXplorer to compare two 20m Yagis

Posted by Richard Newstead on 24th Apr 2017

Yagi 1 = 6 element at 41 m AGLYagi 2 = 6 element at 46 m AGLBoth beaming at Europe from USA.Distance between antennas = 64 m (3.2 wavelengths)Test system: Synchronised WSPRlites and DXplorer.N = … read more