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Amateur Radio Topics

18 EpisodesProduced by Kevin Smith VK6LWWebsite

Amateur Radio projects, discussions and ideas

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WPX CW contest, RX Ant, SO2R, 160m

June 2nd, 2020


Summary of recent WPX CW, Rx antennas for HF bands, SO2R training and contest setup. 160m season and antenna evaluation. IC7610 and TS590.

CQ 160m CW contest report

January 27th, 2020


Summary of the recent 160m CW contest. Band conditions from VK6.

CQ 160m CW contest

January 23rd, 2020


Preview of CQ 160m CW contest this weekend. A perspective from VK6, this is a great opportunity to work some DX on Topband as activity levels should …

CQWW CW, Low Band News, SO2R, Commonwealth Contest

January 19th, 2020


CQWW CW condx and report. Low Band condx and antenna experiments and performance. SO2R setup, upcoming Commonwealth Contest.

LF Antenna Tests, CQ CW Contest, Band Conditions from VK6

November 17th, 2019


LF Antenna Design with results of on air Tests on 160 and 80m. Upcoming CQ WW CW contest, HF Band conditions.

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Show 2019. WAE CW contest this weekend, VK6 band conditions

August 9th, 2019


I visit the Ham Radio Show, Friedrichshafen, located in beautiful Lake Constance region. Fantastic 3 Day event for anyone interested in any aspect of …

Amateur Radio Topics, WPX CW contest

May 29th, 2019


Review of the recent WPX CW contest, band conditions with antenna transmit and receive performance.

Amateur Radio Topics, HF wire beams and directional switching systems

April 23rd, 2019


Construction and practical ideas for HF fixed wire beams with reversible switching coax feed system.

Amateur Radio Topics, SWR facts and figures for the HF bands

April 10th, 2019


SWR, how important is a low SWR on the HF bands? Loss figures for SWR discussed.

Amateur Radio Topics. Receive antennas for the LF bands.

April 3rd, 2019


Beverage receive antennas for low band DX. Latest band conditions in Perth WA

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 7, Spiderbeam tests and results, recent contests

March 19th, 2019


Spiderbeam on air tests, antenna feed systems, fixed wire beams on 40m, contests reviewed

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 6, Wire Beams and Contests

March 8th, 2019


Wire Beams, Spiderbeam HF, switched direction beam for 40m, receiving antennas. BERU Commonwealth Contest

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 5

February 9th, 2019


Overview of Quad type antennas for the HF bands. Configuration, feeding and matching the antenna. Comparison with a dipole antenna. Advantages on …

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 4

January 15th, 2019


Antenna design and modelling tools. Antenna analyser equipment for testing, optimisation and adjustment

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 3

January 8th, 2019


Characteristics of popular multiband antennas such as the G5RV and ZS6BKW with ideas for installation, feedlines and matching.

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 2

January 1st, 2019


Intro • Feedlines and matching the antenna

Amateur Radio Topics Episode 1

December 28th, 2018


Wire antennas design and construction overview

Amateur Radio Topics

December 23rd, 2018


Amateur Radio Topics Introduction

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