Let’s face it, there’s nothing more frustrating than preparing for and embarking on that long awaited portable outing only to discover your battery isn’t up to the job is there! If you’ve got the luxury of carrying a large battery in your vehicle then you don’t have too much to worry about, but it’s a very different story when you’ve got to carry all of your equipment in a backpack, rucksack or bicycle etc.
Finding the right compromise between battery capacity, intended power output (watts) and how long you intend being on air can be difficult. Read the rest of this entry
I am looking forward to the ILLW this August with a new Lighthouse to activate over the weekend , 73 Carl 2E0HPI
A board that you can securely fit a HT radio to that makes it easy to keep a log of your contacts when operating outdoors, either standing or sitting with it on your knee.
It has log book pages held in place with shock cord so they don’t blow away in the wind, and a place to keep your pen. Read the rest of this entry
I am fairly certain that one of the reasons that people tend to get confused when starting out with their Buddipole antenna is because there are so many choices of how they can use it. If you are anything like me then being spoilt for choice can lead to confusion and a certain amount of procrastination!
In this post, I will provide some tips from my own experiences and links to other resources that I found particularly helpful when first getting started with my Buddipole antenna. I have owned mine for over three years and have enjoyed using it immensely in all sorts of weird and wonderful locations. Read the rest of this entry