Month: September 2012

More work on the Hexbeam following another failure

On the 25th August I was warming up for the SCC RTTY contest and having a few quick QSOs prior to the start when I noticed my SWR had jumped from 1.1:1 to over 2:1.  This is exactly what happened before so I went into the garden and peered up at the aerial.  This is […]

The ongoing saga of my weather station

In January, I bought and installed a weather station and you can read my blog entry about that here.  I said in that post that I knew these stations tended to last about a year but I wasn’t quite prepared for how much trouble I was going to experience. Firstly the solar sensor had a […]

2012 QSOs for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Yesterday was the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics and so I’ve now finished operating using my special callsign of GO6NHU, in fact I finished operating a few days ago.  I’d set myself a goal of making over 2000 QSOs with the special callsign and once I hit that goal I decided to stop […]

Working Amateur Radio satellites – A blast from my past

I’ve tried many facets of amateur radio including working through ‘repeaters in the sky’, or as they’re more commonly known, satellites. I recently dug out an envelope of old QSL cards and in amongst them were four cards back from 2000 where I had QSOs through the now long defunct SO-35 ‘Sunsat‘.  Three of the […]

Statistics – August 2012

Pretty much all I’ve done this month is work data modes using my special Olympic callsign of GO6NHU.  I’ve used my normal callsign just a handful of times, mainly for picking up the five new DXCC entities (Comoros, Guyana, Micronesia, Liberia and Zambia) and for a few more unusual stations such as RI1ANF on South […]