Monthly Archives: February 2012

More work on the Cushcraft MA-5B along with VSWR plots

After I replaced the balun and coax tails on my MA-5B, I posted recently to say I wasn’t quite as happy with the results as I could have been.  I contacted Bob at Balun Designs who suggested that if I’d … Continue reading

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Winding coils for various radio projects

Over the last few days I’ve found myself winding coils for construction projects. I dug out my MKARS80 kit from where it’s been sitting for the best part of a year and the next stage was fitting some trifilar wound … Continue reading

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The CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2012

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or reads this site will have noticed that I was planning on taking part in the CQ WPX RTTY contest last weekend and that I was keen to sort my aerial out in advance. … Continue reading

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A replacement balun for my Cushcraft MA-5B from Balun Designs

After the investigative work a couple of weeks ago where I tracked the fault on my Cushcraft MA-5B to the cable between the balun (matching network) and the 12m/17m element I decided that I wanted to replace the entire balun, … Continue reading

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Statistics – January 2012

I’m keen to continue posting the monthly statistics posts so I can keep a track of how things are going and so that I can compare against last years figures.  I’ve made over double the number of QSOs in January … Continue reading

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