Fibreglass Poles

End-fed half-wave matching unit and field strength meter

Fibreglass Poles I mentioned in my previous post that I had taken down my Fibreglass Poles that I had used as a mast for my Diamond V2000 collinear and later my Diamond A430S10R2 10 element yagi. Of course, my thoughts then went to ask myself, how I re-utilise these poles. Just to recap, I had … Read more

My new Sharman Collinear Antenna

Sharman X-30

My new Sharman Collinear Antenna Today I erected my new Sharman Collinear Antenna – a Sharman 2m/70cm Dual Band Base Antenna. My previous collinear antenna had been a Diamond V2000, but it had reached the end of its life. The joints between the fibreglass tube and the chromium-plated had degraded on the Diamond V2000 and … Read more

Amateur radio events – updated

Alinco DJ-G7 handheld transceiver

Amateur radio events – updated Amateur radio events can be an important part of this great hobby. Whether you are looking for ‘On The Air’ activities to get involved in or seek rally events in the North West, there will almost certainly be something for you below. For example: just in – the Red Rose … Read more

UK amateur radio callsigns

Icom ID-51E

UK amateur radio callsigns. Amateur radio callsigns issued in the UK to individual operators, with class of licence and dates issued alongside, are listed in the table below. For simplicity, these UK amateur radio callsigns are categorised against the current Foundation, Intermediate, and Full classes. The dates shown have been obtained by researching the RSGB … Read more

Alinco DJ-G7 handheld transceiver

What is ? Commonly just referred to as QRZ, this is the directory of amateur radio operators around the world. If you hear a callsign and want to know more about that operator, is the website to visit. Not all callsigns are registered with an individual person – some are special events callsigns … Read more

Best YouTube videos about radios and amateur radio – updated 21st August 2021

Alinco DJ-G7 handheld transceiver

Best YouTube videos about radios and amateur radio There are absolutely loads of YouTube videos about radios and amateur radio. Here are links to some of the best YouTube videos that I have come across. Many of these videos are by hobbyists working with radio and others are specifically about amateur radio. I guess, if … Read more

Number One Riverside

Alinco DJ-G7 handheld transceiver

Number One Riverside Rochdale – a time-lapse video of its construction Number One Riverside is the new multi-use public building in Rochdale. On 15th June 2012, I published my time-lapse video on YouTube detailing the construction of this building. Number One Riverside formally opened to the public in March 2013. At the time I was … Read more

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