You don't realise how lazy people have gotten with email and mail lists until you try reading them off a BBS at 1200 Baud packet radio.
Where people would carefully trim out all the stuff they are not replying to, these days you get 3..4..5..levels deep of copied text from previous replies.
#amateurradio #packetradio #ax25
“When all else Fails...Amateur Radio is there” is perhaps one of the most damaging mantras the hobby espouses when used non-specifically. Radio (not just Amateur) is used very successfully in emergency and disaster situations, but I find this phrase when used without qualification very troubling, particularly by certain groups of people. #hamradio #amateurradio
Antenna update: I think I have found the problem with the end-fed antenna - the SO-239 connector on the matchbox appears to have "very variable" impedance. I will be replacing that next week - I am actually going to build another unit to document and photograph the design refinements.
A friend has just left after making a MkII version of a V/U handheld moxon antenna for Satellite work. This one definitely came out a lot better than my MkI release, with the build refined from my first version. SWR is much better. He has left a very happy camper.
You can read about this antenna here - https://www.vk7ben.id.au/2018/12/21/a-v-u-handheld-moxon-antenna-for-satellites/
I've left nearly all Australian Amateur Radio groups on facebook due to a small, toxic and vocal minority who feel the need to constantly attack the Wireless Institute of Australia.
The bigotry and vitriol they spew is tiresome and does absolutely nothing to promote the hobby.
Perhaps those people would do better to actually go and use their radios rather than be keyboard warriors.
#amateurradio #hamradio #facebook #social #trolls #wia
New toy arrived in the mail - and something I have wanted for quite a while! a very shiny 0.1-600Mhz Antenna Analyser! https://www.vk7ben.id.au/2019/01/08/hands-on-with-the-mini-600-antenna-analyser/ #hamradio #amateurradio
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