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Grounding information for everyone

Jim VE6JHK passed this information video on to me after we had a discussion on the air with a few hams the other day. Thanks Jim.

Click this link for the video

VE6CIA first SOTA activation VE6/HC-228 Idlewilde with Paul VA6MPM

 

Hi everyone, I know it has been AGES. My appoligies

Is there by chance anyone here with an old Kenwood HF rig?  I have an MC-60 and an MC-50 mike that I wonder if anyone would be able to test for me.

VE6BLD 144 MHZ SSB horizontal Antenna install

VE6BLD 144 MHZ SSB horizontal Antenna install. We had a beautiful March plus 15 degree day to get my SSB Quagi antenna up the tower. Many thanks to VE6CIA Garry, VA6MPM Paul and VE6MIM Mike for helping with this rather difficult install. I have quite a few other antenna that could have posed a problem but we found a hole to pull up the 14 foot long Quagi and get it installed above the HF beam, 2 m Quagis, 70 CM Quag-v antennas. Garry climbed to stand on the top plate of the tower and then stood on the HF antenna boom to be able to reach above the 440 MHZ Quagi. He was able to install the new quagi on the verticlal mast of the 14 foot long vertical folded dipole I used for my commercial antenna for my business. He would have been reaching up to about the 63 foot height! The antenna checked out with a great SWR. Thanks all three of you for all the great help!! I should now be able to work Calgary and Edmonton easily on SSB simplex with the other weak signal hams. I an barely remember when VE6BGT Skip and I with Sarina’s and some other hams help built the whole tower and antenna 32 years ago! Check out the great pictures Sarina took in this Gallery.

After you close the picture browser you will have to refresh your page to go back( New problem I have to figure out now !!)

 

 

 

SOTA on Outside Magazine

https://www.outsideonline.com/2421479/ham-radio-hobby-summit?fbclid=IwAR2Hrh92RxRovQJV9D_kCfj26EtKZTvqr4sk-BHf-sf47LqYhKdmcMpLBWA

RAC survey

Welcome to the RAC Amateur Radio Survey page

U of A cubesat rescue

https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/02/u-of-a-satellite-team-pulls-off-space-rescue-mission-in-the-nick-of-time.html

Another Mesh project

Amateur Radio Operators Help Fill Earthquake Donut Holes