Station Automation Part 1 – microHAM SO2R And System Design

As some of our readers probably know, it has been part of our plan from the beginning to setup our station for multi-SO2R operation . We took the first step in this direction some time back with the installation of a microHAM MK2R+ SO2R Controller (the box one top of the left radio in the picture … Continue reading

The 2013 ARRL DX Phone Contest – Occasionally, Everything New Works Out

I participated in the 2013 ARRL DX Phone Contest from our recently completed shack in New Hampshire, USA. This was my first serious effort in a Phone contest and I participated in the Single-Operator, High Power Assisted category within the W/VE segment of the contest. We have been enhancing our station’s contesting hardware and software recently. … Continue reading

First Tower Part 5 – Tower/Antenna System Analysis And Design (HFTA Analysis)

The next step in the design of our new antenna system and the tower was to perform a High-Frequency Terrain Analysis (HFTA) for our specific QTH. An excellent explanation of how to use HFTA and the required SW can be found in the ARRL Antenna Book. HFTA uses coordinates and information about the planned antennas … Continue reading