Month: August 2017

LEFARS and SNBCG Field Weekend.

The August bank holiday provided a great time to play some radio, and join forces with another club for the weekend. Many of team SNBCG are also members LEFARS, and with an active portable group, this was set to be a busy weekend. I arrived on Friday evening with Peter G0IPA and Dave G7UVW to […]

18 MHz beam project (Part 2)

If you haven’t arrived here from Part 1, you may want to check this out first. Part 2 final assembly and testing.  The collection of poles had been previously cut to size, this weekend was about the final assembly and mounting the driven element to facilitate testing. The beam is 3 elements and requires a […]

18 MHz 3e Beam Project (Part 1)

As featured in Practical Wireless December 2017. In 2015 I finished a 4e beam for 21 MHz, the performance was very good allowing me to work some great DX including a pile-up of JA.stations You can read more about that project here. A handy guide showing the aluminium sizes required (in both metric and imperial) and the total […]