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News Update From Callum – DX Commander

News Update From Callum - DX Commander

Hi Guys.. Few snippets here. Not live today – here’s why.. I’ll be back!

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Crash Visited from Mike M0MSN for a DX Commander Shack Tour

Crash Visited from Mike M0MSN for a DX Commander Shack Tour

Tom (M0RMY) was busy filming me touring my shack and Mike M0MSN turned up for a visit. He’s a good laugh! Enjoy the humour. Videos are here: https://youtu.be/SozKomPjeSk and https://youtu.be/j-BugOvIYHQ – Callum (Mike and Tom)

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This is a Clark Mast for Antennas – It Pumps Up

This is a Clark Mast for Antennas - It Pumps Up

My 6m (21 ft) pump-up Clarke Mast keeps filling up with water. I have no idea if this is normal but Tom (M0RMY) and I had some fun giving it the once-a-year maintence schedule. You can hear Tom chuckling in the background.. Here’s Tom https://youtu.be/j-BugOvIYHQ : Cheers! Callum.

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Worlds Smallest DX Commander Antenna – Micro Commander Antenna

Worlds Smallest DX Commander Antenna - Micro Commander Antenna

Introducing the "MICRO COMMANDER" made by Tom, M0RMY. Here is link to Tom’s trip: https://youtu.be/xJnN5nAIFG8

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Edited Discussion – Ideas for Improving Ham Radio Contesting

Edited Discussion - Ideas for Improving Ham Radio Contesting

I am joined by Stuart G5STU, Jonathan M0JSX, James M0GQC and Mike M0MSN. Topics covered includes:
Contest Specific Frequencies
WARC Bands Usage
Improving 30m band
Operator Conduct
Frequency Ideas
POTA/SOTA operating during Contests
FT8

List of creator channels.. Woops.. You’ll work it out!
https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestcal.html

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Ham Radio SHortwave TX/RX from Warwickshire England

Ham Radio SHortwave TX/RX from Warwickshire England

My weekly special from Honiley in England. I transmit and receive messages from my friends around the world. Radio is TS-990s, Amplifier Acom 2000A, logging via N1MM. Join in, listen or chat. All welcome.

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10m FM DX – This was a STRANGE Day Out!

10m FM DX  - This was a STRANGE Day Out!

Lucky to get Turkey and Crete on 10m FM! Also happy that I also had 2m as a stand-by! Callum. Timestamps follow:
00:00 Intro
5:38 DX into Turkey TA4A
7:27 Mike @mike-M0MSN Called In
9:07 SV9TAP
11:16 Matt from @TechMinds M0DGQ
16:41 I moved to 15m and 20m

In the log:
G1VNB/P Dave
2E0IEH Tim
G6AD/P Ade
M0JKD Tim
M7EBZ Colin
M7GDZ Gareth
G6NMA Paul
TA4A Rasid
G2GS Paul
M1CIZ Steve
G6MKJ Nigel
M0MSN Mike
SV9TAP Dimitris
G1MSA Alan
M0DQW Matt
M0SNR Richard
G7ASJ Simon
G0GFC Rob
M7TES andy
G1YFD steve
YO2LQN Cristi
CT8ACX
KN4MYZ Cyril
LB1NH Arild
S56AS Aljaz
EA3IEK David
OZ1CK Jens
HB9GFA/P Michael
DD1HV Victor
LA6UOA Terry
LY7K Arnas
OK2ZD Zbynek
IU2OZE/P
OZ1KGS Jim
T77PM
SQ7KLK Chris

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Radio Waves and Signal Polarisation HF, VHF and UHF

Radio Waves and Signal Polarisation HF, VHF and UHF

Radio waves are (mostly) either vertical or horizontally polarised – although we can also have circular polarisation too. What impact does this have on the transmission and reception of radio signals? Callum.

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I’m on 29.130 (mostly) 10m FM. DX Welcome if you can hear me.

I'm on 29.130 (mostly) 10m FM. DX Welcome if you can hear me.

There’s a UK streamer from 29.100 every 10kHz and upwards (for instance 29.110, 29.120, 29.130 etc. Click through the band between 29.100 and 29.200. Remember to TX on FM "narrow" so that’s 10kHz else you may interfer with the next channel. Most of the guys "up a hill" so there’s plenty of opportunity to find someone. I’m at the factory. I have three antennas I can select. Mostly the new 5/8 vertical (.. the SWR is way off.. But that’s prototypes for you!). Callum.

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Fun and Games on HF including 10m

Fun and Games on HF including 10m

We’ll start on 40m then cruise up to 10m band and see what we can get!