160m QRV from HOA

Hello. Finally I was able to operate on 160m band from my small lot in HOA community. I already had all bands coverage, but 160m was a bit challenge. Now it’s a the good season for 160m band DXing and FT8 mode gives a lot of opportunities for it. Most of activities on low bands […]

Western Samoan Adventure (5W0NA)

On September 28th I arrived to Apia, Western Samoa which is located in south Pacific. It’s very beautiful place and I can compare it to Hawaii. I was a member of ZK3A DX expedition to Tokelau and Apia was our meeting place for all members before departure to Tokelau islands. The total flight time from […]

2m Band Crosses Polarized Yagi

Previously I’ve posted article about crossed polarized yagi for 435MHz made from two single yagi antennas. It was a budget version of antenna for satellite communications. I also described how to connect two antennas and combine into one cable. This time I modified 145MHz antenna in same way. That allowed me to increase gain and […]

ARRL DX 10M Contest

This was the first contest using IC-705 transceiver. I had a blast working QRP from new IC-705. Propagation was not good but I managed to make 70 QSOs only in CW. For SSB working QRP without propagation is no pleasure. My contest setup was:1) Icom IC-7052) HEX Beam antenna (2el for 10m) This is scores: […]