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EI7GMB
Arthur Mejsak
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EI7GMB Ham Since 1999
Ireland

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Other Callsigns
SQ4HWI

My Ham Radio Interests
Please note address change as follow on http://www.qrz.com/db/EI7GMB


Not very active at the moment due to lack of an HF antenna at base QTH but be prepared to catch me up on 4m band (70mhz) portable!

For any missing/unanswered cards please contact me here: EI7GMB at yahoo dot com

I am an eQSL user but have no plans for the LotW yet and no LotW entries are entered/replied.

Equipment
Base:

Nothing at the moment

Mobile:

Kenwood TM-D700
Ascom SE550

Portable:

RT320
RT351

And plenty of a radio related junk in the box awaiting its sunny day.

Other Interests
Music, books, Linux, Raspberry PI, homebrew electronics, PMR conversions.

Clubs
Some good people at IRTS http://www.irts.ie

A brilliant VHF enthusiast:

http://ei4dib.blogspot.com

Some CW contacts made over last few days

From EI7GMB

8/2/2010 3:02:58 PM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


Just hooked up some long wire. It is a bold word to describe it as an LW antenna - about 30 meters of enameled copper wire out of an ignition coil. It is just overhead of local playground so it would end its life within few days and kids around, but for the time begin I was able to work out some CW at 80 and 40 meters with a massive power up to 15W PEP. I find that as much as 5W was pretty comfortable and safe to work with. Specially when got burned my thumb by the CW key while keying about 25 watts.....

Well, can't go QRO anyways, cause at the other end there is just a wooden pencil as an antenna pole stuck at the brick wall, and a piece of paper tubing acting as an insulator between wire, wall and rig. Very amateur and very experimental station indeed.


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by KA5MQN 8/9/2010 9:48:07 AM

Arthur- Sounds like you've got a nice antenna experiment going there. I did have an inverted Vee overlooking my upstairs room, but when energized it would trigger my burglar alarm, so I have to relocate some things. Thanks for the reponse to my Heathkit blog. I enjoyed hearing about your interest in the wood cabinet type gear. I absolutely love the old stuff. One of my prizes is an old telegraph key, probably used as railroad communications. Hope you have a great day. Best - Ralph


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