VHF ODX

My VHF / UHF ODX from SOTA/GMA References used Station: 5W (Yaesu FT-817 ND) before 2013, then ~ 20W, then 50W with FT-857 (144MHz), 20W (432 MHz), 25W (1296 MHz) Antennas 144 MHz: HB9CV, 9 ele DK7ZB Duo-Band Yagi, Bi-Quad, 4x Oblong, 5 over 5 DK7ZB, 7 ele DK7ZB Antennas 432 MHz: 9 ele DK7ZB …

RaDAR Love

Saturday and Sunday I tried true RaDAR (Radpid Deployment Amateur Radio) activation. That means: Setup the station in 5 minutes or less and use qrp output. Yaesu says, that the internal batteries of the FT-817 produce 2.5w. I used this weekend first time the internal batteries only, the MP-1 antenna, 10m RG-58 and the PalmRadio …

Welcome Back NS-108

This year the DM/NS-108  got a new „Windpark“ (Power-Turbines) The new turbines are about 150m high. The summit was remeasured and the summit got a new shape. Official height is 196m. Later the summit will get an outlook tower on a height over 200m asl. Since yesterday is NS-108 in the SOTA program returned. That …

Setup

(updated: 29-Sep-2017) Man kann ganz bescheiden Funk-Wandern, indem nur ein UKW-Handfunkgerät eingesteckt wird. Von Bergen können, selbst mit der Gummiantenne, ganz erstaunliche Reichweiten erziehlt werden.  Jedoch ist es häufig Glückssache, die benötigten vier Stationen für SOTA (Summits on the Air) oder das GMA (Global Mountain Activity) auf FM-Direkt-Frequenzen zu erwischen. Am besten macht der Aktivierer …