Saturday, June 29, 2013

ZL1BOS, back in Spain

For those of you who frequent 20m SSB, the signal put out by ZL1BOS from New Zealand is legendary. Jim is very well know not only in Europe but all over the world, but not only over the air, but also in person. Jim and his wife Maureen have been travelling the globe for many years, and I was fortunate to first meet them here some 10 years ago.

It was with great pleasure that I got news from Jim in early spring to tell me that they would be back again around the usual time, in May. And sure enough, the last weekend in May I had the pleasure of spending a fun sunday with them, plus a few visits which we managed to fit in around my work Schedule.

Check out the photos here

Thanks, Jim and Maureen, for the visit, next time maybe in ZL?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Stacked antennas: our new 4 over 4 stack for 15m at ED5T

6 months after our Winter barbeque, and the second part of the new antenna system has become a reality! ED5T is now the proud user of a stack of 4 over 4 element phased monoband yagis for 15m.

A big thank you to EA Antennas owner Rod EA7JX for providing us with these great antennas, (2 x 15MDY4)

A full writeup and review will follow once we've given the antennas a thorough trial. But for now, suffice to say that the few tests that we've had time to do look very positive.

Check out the photo gallery of the installation