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My First SOTA Activation – Tuggeranong Hill VK1/AC-038

Having attended the AGM for the local Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, I discovered that a group of SOTA enthusiasts were planning on activating a number of hills in the Canberra region on 01Mar2018 at 0800UTC.  This seemed…

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An interesting portable NVIS antenna

I have been researching NVIS antennas and have encountered a few interesting military versions. The AS-2259 is one example which uses a 3m mast and set of two offset fed dipoles (7.56 m and 11.22 m)  The dipoles…

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SOTA Equipment

I’m relatively new to the whole SOTA hobby, so I am still learning as I go. My main portable gear is based on the following; FT817 – A beautiful 5W radio for HF, 15, 144 and 430 Mhz…

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