On Tue, 2021-05-04 at 15:10 +0100, Mag loop Simon wrote:
Hi SimonAnd yet a recent FoI request to Ofcom was answered with a list of
currently issued callsigns/licences in the UK with >96,000 entries.
But is getting worse.( abit like stamp collecting!) .my kids now 16You have to be bloody-minded to want to do things the hard way, schools
teach children to be compliant and not to question received wisdom. Not
like that when I was at school, which is over 40 years ago. We were
taught how to think.
This Is the reason why now i am at age 57 are badgering the “olderI've just put up a Terminated Folded Dipole, wideband 1.6-30MHz and
easily matched, the termination doesn't absorb much power and it works
really well considering it's at ~20 feet. Originally created in the
late 40s by an amateur who was also in the US Navy. There are lots of
antenna books, but at MF/HF if you don't know about the ground
underneath them then you are going to be guessing.
ITYM "the first personal here would be".
Do they? I have to confess that I can't see the point. Maybe they've
had enough descriptions of back pain and haemorrhoids.
FT8 has become very popular due to a combination of fairly poor HF
propagation, QRN from omnipresent badly-designed electronics and in my
case sharing the shack (lounge) with my wife which makes voice modes a
bit more difficult.
Rants are good. We should all rant more. It's the last weapon against
Brian G8SEZ (42 years plus SWL beforehand)