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Why i bring new antennas? Antennas are a very popular subject among radio amateurs today, as they have been almost from the beginning of radio science. In fact, of all the pieces  of equipment  an amateur owns the one be probably spends the most time talking about, both on and off the air , is his antenna system. There are at least two good reasons for this, First,  the antenna  themselves  are pretty simple, at least from the  standpoint of circuitry. They contain No transistors, capacitors , resistors, diodes or even vacuum tubes or any kind of difficult circuit difficult to understand.  Antennas are usually simply pieces of wire  or tubing with perhaps a transformer thrown in for impedance matching . Thus, they are at least easy to see. The second reason for the great deal of attention antennas get  is their performance . Every ham who has been around very long knows that there is no easier way to improve his station's capabilities than to improve his antenna. When a significant change for the better is made in the antenna, the improvement in the station's ability  to communicate is immediately apparent, on both transmission and reception. One thousand Euros ( the usual price of store bought kilowatt amplifier on these days) spent on an antenna installation will do worlds more good for amateur than will a similar amount spent on a big "pair of boots" .   Also, antennas are very popular because they are easier to homebrew than most pieces of equipment . and easier  to make operate properly after their construction. Thus, the antenna deserves it's popularity. And if this so, then the simple theory behind the antenna  deserves to be understood by all of us. So, the reason for this comment -  will discuss the very simple theory of antenna gain, efficiency, capture area and effective height. These are subjects  of which very few amateurs seem to have a good grasp today. Much is heard about antenna "gain" especially, but few seem to have exact understanding of what they are speaking about. Perhaps this comment will help to clear up a little of confusion.

An antenna can basically be thought of as advice converting energy from one form to another. When an electromagnetic wave strikes as antenna we find that electrical power is available at its terminals. On the other hand, when we apply electrical power to the terminals of the antenna , we find that electromagnetic field  (wave) is radiated by the antenna.

This property of working both "backward and forward" is called reciprocity and is characteristic of antennas

Most of us  realize that it is Electromagnetic field s or "waves" that provide invisible link between transmitting and receiving stations in radio communications system. But the fact is that no one, even the professionals, knows just what a electromagnetic field is.

Short vertical antennas are of interest to many amateurs, Every mobile whip antenna is short, much too short, at frequencies, 7, 3.5Mhz. Also, not everyone is blessed with sufficient clear space for erection of horizontal dipoles at those frequencies, For such amateurs, the short vertical is a solution which may be attractive , especially for use on 40 and 80mts. this is a discussion  for those who care to know something about how such antennas can work, and what their limitations are. Since this type of antenna is electrically short, something as to be done to lengthen it so that will resonate and take power from the transmitter. One of the simple ways of resonating a short antenna is by use of a series loading coils.


This page contains links to equipments used by project members on this Amateur Radio Adventure, software programs and components developed by the project, and to other tools we've found useful and collected here for your convenience.

I will take my I PRO Traveller Antenna and Vertical Wire Dipoles (VDA).He suggested that while he'd squeeze me in somewhere if it became necessary, he also had a well-equipped suitcase portable station Kenwood TS480S with internal tuner, and ALINCO DM33OMVE power supply.  I've permission for the antennas which perhaps I could operate from the cogttage? I scoped out the resort and found the perfect spot to string up the G5RV from a 4th floor stairwell window over to a convenient tree in the courtyard and our 2nd floor balcony was exactly half way in between. I thought long and hard about how to ask about putting up the antenna. In the end I decided it sounded better to describe it as 'a wire aerial for my radio' instead of a 'hundred foot long ham radio antenna'. I shouldn't have worrried. The owner of the cottage specialized in catering to their guests needs and the best line I heard on the whole trip was 'Are you sure you wouldn't like us to have the maintenance workers put up your antenna for you?' Now that's service! With the license in hand (it's actually a very official looking 10-page document, printed and bound!) and the G5RV hung in the garden it was time to get on the air. I had never used an Icom IC-7000 before but I knew what I wanted to do so after an hour of flipping through the manual I had the mic gain, ALC and compression set up and programmed the voice memories. 


Every body know that if you prefer one Manufacteur Equipment you never change if you prefer Yaesu, ICOM, Kenwood , Ten-tec etc, . We are talking about OM with some years on experience , myself I never change from Kenwood, i've already operate under diferent conditions or with Yaesu or ICOM even with TEN-TEC and Drake. We can start here a discussion, but i've a costumate to listening good reception on my Kenwood s ,that's the reason

  1  KENWOOD Transceiver


160-6 meters

Electronic Memory Keyer

100 Alpha Memories

100 Watts Output (200 on HX)

Wide-Narrow Deviation

Remote head

Audio D.S.P.

Digital NL

10 Hz Tuning

1750 Hz Tone

Multiple Scan

Time-out Timer


The Kenwood TS-480SAT is an all mode HF plus 6 meter amateur transceiver. It features AF digital signal processing on both receive and transmit. A quad-mixer provides receiver dynamic range equivalent to that of the TS-950 class. Receive coverage is 500 kHz (30 kHz VFO) to 60 MHz and direct frequency keypad entry is supported. The stand-alone LCD control panel features its own speaker and be placed up to 16 feet away from the main unit. This radio features attractive      back lighting of the display and the controls! The supplied tabletop panel brackets is convenient for base use. 100 Alphanumeric memories are available and multiple scan functions are supported including:  program scan, VFO scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan. The TS-480SAT can transmit 100 watts (5 watt minimum RF output for QRP work). Many operational parameters can be set to your operating preferences via the menu system. Up to two optional IF filters may be added. ARCP-480 and ARHP-10 control software downloads are available free from www.kenwood.net .


Note:  The TS-480HX is similar, but provides 200 watts (100 on 6 meters) and does not have the built-in antenna tuner. The rear panel of the TS-480HX has dual fans and dual DC inputs.


You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone at [Kenwood]; and by e-mail . You can also contact GITEI

 1  HEIL Headphones Model PROSET

The PRO-SET Headphones

This is also  great part of the equipment, I just tell you I've two pairs, one for my own  station and the other I've use to play radio on portable, DXpeditions also on Fieldays. Very confortable it's a great piece for DX'er with HC4 piece on Microphone works very well with all amateur equipments.When you use for the first time , you down't want to miss for other times, and help you on the pile-ups.

You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone at HEIL; and by e-mail.  You can also contact CLASSICINTERNATIONAL

 ASUS Laptop




We Love CW, but we still a humbles CW Operators!

" beeleave me I'm trying to improve everyday, and maybe 10 years from now I could transmit and receive fast like some friends "Marq,CT1BWW

"I Canīt perform CW Pile-ups because I still have a hard hears." So if you can't hear us  on any Phone Frequencies  take a look on CW  but be pacience!  

The Vibroplex Iambic is the modern descendent of the Original. It incorporates the traditional Vibroplex look for use with modern electronic keyers. The code speed with the Iambic depends upon the particular electronic keyer with which it is operated. And, you get the same crisp operation at 5 words per minute as you do at 50+ wpm.

The Iambic paddle allows the user to benefit from the automatic dot/dash insertion of the modern keyer while maintaining the quality and tradition Vibroplex is noted for throughout the world. No other keyer does it with such effortless ease.

You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone at VIBROPLEX; and by e-mail.

 1 ALINCO Power Suplly

The combination of high-quality space-saving components and high efficiency switching technology made it possible for the DM-330MV to be super-compact and easy to carry for portable operations , DXpeditions and Field-day and still generate a High 30A continuous output !
Alinco's communication technology has created a patent-pending Noise-Offset circuit to eliminate the pulse-noise of the switching circuit for the customer who demands more.
Safety protections are also very important. The DM-330MV comes with short circuit protection, a current-limiting system (over 32A) and extreme-temperature protection.

The pre-set voltage function makes the DM-330MV even easier to use. Just store the most frequently used voltage in the memory, and it is constantly ready to go. And of course it is easily varied.

Vast output terminal convenience is just one more benefit of the DM-330MV ! A cigar-plug socket (Max 10A), a set of Max 32A terminals, and 2 sets of snap-in terminals (Max 5A) are conveniently laid-out and offer numerous variations for its operation.
A big, highly visible, back-lit Amp/V meter displays the status of the operation for added convenience.

You may also obtain technical support from Peter Bogner DK1RP by e-mail or telephone at DX Wire; and by e-mail .

These fiberglass telescopic poles are very good as a non-conductive antenna supportUnfortunately,  these products do not achieve the strength and  durability of metal poles .However, these poles are very light,  extremely compact for transport and  have a  affordable priceBelow you will find a  overview chart on our models.

Pole dimensions: full extracted length (height)11,5m MIDI, grey bottom diameter: 59mm  top diameter:5,5mm  weight: 3.3kg2,2kg   transportation length:85cm fits still in a large travelbag

This a great piece, We decide to integrate as a part of equipment for VDAs Antennas on portable operations as well. T

We also us the Spiderbeam Masts We decide to integrate as a part of equipment for Low Band Operations. These heavy duty poles are very well suited for building 40/80/160m wire GP or inverted L antennas. They can also easily support temporary lightweight 1 Element Quad or Delta loops for 20-10m, and dipoles for all bands, especially when used with open wire feedline. (Most baluns would be somewhat heavy). 4-6 poles could be used to build lightweight beams for 40 or 80m.


Even the top segment is 8mm in diameter (and 1.4mm wall thickness), so the poles can be used to their full 12m length - unlike other poles where the top segment is very thin as a whip. During our tests we were able to put 80m inv vee dipoles (made from 1mm diameter enameled copper wire (AWG 18) and open wire feedline) RIGHT AT THE TOP of the 12m pole... No way you can do this with a regular "fishing rod"!
At 9-10m height, the poles can easily support small VHF/UHF yagis.
The best (and cheapest) wire to use for such applications (verticals, loops, dipoles etc.) is AWG 18 (= 1mm diameter) enameled copper wire or similar. Thin fishing monofilament (1mm diameter) or similar rope is very suitable for guy lines.
Of course, a single person can still put up these poles very easy within minutes.

These are very strong poles, with a much greater wall thickness (up to 2mm!) than the usual "fishing rod" types. They are wound with a special reinforcing winding technique (several layers of fiberglass are wound in alternating direction (criss/cross winding), thus greatly increasing lateral and linear strength. Stronger joints are achieved by a much larger overlap between the individual tube segments than usual.
With continuing efforts to make portable equipment ,even more rugged and durable SPIDERBEAM have now developed a new "HEAVY DUTY" version of our well-known 12m pole. The first prototypes were tested last November/December during 120km/h winds at the North Sea coast and performed just great!.
Pole dimensions:
full extracted length (height): 12m (40ft)
transportation length: 1.18m (3ft 10'')
weight: 3.3kg (7lbs)
bottom diameter: 55mm (2 1/6'')
top diameter: 8mm (1/3'')
wall thickness: 1.4 - 2mm (1/18" - 1/12")
number of segments: 12
segment length: 3ft 10" (1.18m)
Pole material: Black Fiberglass, UV protected
 Gustav Kelemen Antena


Over past 15 years when I sarted on DX'peditions (May 1990 with CT0B) I use this great antennas , of course if you are operating from a Lighthouse and if you have permition to get the top, it's very easy to put several dipoles from the top, if you have luck to have some trees, or on an island with coconuts so you can mount the dipoles and kurz-dipoles (short dipoles) the same way.
I've heard from others and Usually I said... I'm going on Dxīpedition on island but island with coconuts
Also very easy on transport . I've dipole specialy for WARC Bands, for 40 and 80 Meters, and for normal bands 10,15 and 20 Meters.

You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone  at GUSTAV KELEMEN; and by e-mail .
This is my NEW LOGGING  created by DL7UCX this software can be downloaded via the link UCX LOG at internet . It's a program designed to do contest logging and some general logging. It is not a general logging program with award tracking etc. but it is mainly a contest program. Also very good for using as a DXpedinionary tools on any laptop .
The program can be used on  Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (Windows 95/98/Me possibly with restrictions) . Try to use this log software and explore all facilities.
Log book with unlimited number of QSOs. Determination of DXCC/WAE country, CQ/ITU zone, beam direction and distance and QSOs before. Comfortable CW and speech generation (output LPT / COM / WinKey / Soundcard). Digital modes by coupling with Fldigi and MMTTY engine, integral BPSK/QPSK. World map in Rectangular or Great Circle projection with gray-line, short and long path. Spectrum analysis and audio recorder (soundcard).  DXpedition mode and QSO statistics.  NCDXF/IARU Beacon monitoring. DX cluster / bandmap via TNC/Telnets/WWW with many filters (DXCC and IOTA detection), takeover to log and TRX. Import/export: ADIF, ASCII, Cabrillo, STF, EDI, LOTW, eQSL, Clublog, RSGB-IOTA. Different operators with own settings possible. Flexible QSL print for cards and labels with optional background images. Log Cloud - Backup or synchronize logs on UcxLog webserver - Web upload of own frequency. Safe database with extreme fast call sign search.

 You may also obtain technical support by e-mail Please take a look Here on UCX Forom UCX Forum

N1MM Free Contest Logger
 The software can be downloaded via the links at internet. It's a freeware program designed to do contest logging and some general logging. It is not a general logging program with award tracking etc. but it is mainly a contest program. Also very good for using as a DXpedinionary tools on any laptop .
The program can be used on Windows 95/98/ME and on Windows NT/2000/XP.DOS is not supported. Try to use this log software and explore all facilities.Try to use also this log software and explore all facilities. Personnaly I've four different log software on my laptop, and  LOOGER32 is one of my choice.You can visit the site here.You may also obtain technical support by e-mail Please take a look Here N1MM
MixW Multimode software

MixW is a multimode program for HAMs. It will help you in regular and contest QSOs. This program have many features which give you almost automatic processing of a QSO.

MixW  supports:
SSB, AM, FM, CW, BPSK31, QPSK31, FSK31, RTTY, Packet (HF/VHF), Pactor (RX only), AMTOR (FEC), MFSK, Hellschreiber, Throb, Fax (RX only), SSTV, MT63.

MixW does not require a TNC. The only requirement is that you must have a computer running Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2000 or XP operating system, and a compatible soundcard, MixW RigExpert or MixW RigExpert Tiny interface.
You may download the full-functional version (with 15-day trial period) of MixW and try it right now.Please take a look HERE MixW.



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