Monday, July 19, 2010

Canary Islands (EA8CEQ)

This is a video of a QSO with EA8CEQ (Manuel) from La Palma in the Canary Islands.

I promised him I would post this video to show how well his signals arrive in A Coruña.


  1. Hi Diego;
    Great website and full of outstanding information. I forgot to mention that I also have a U.S. militay hand crank generator that I use for portable communications.

  2. I also tried a hand crank generator with a British military radio once, because I didn't have a charger for the 24V battery when I first got the radio.
    But the experience was not very satisfactory because my battery was completely empty so I had to operate the hand crank all the time, and I didn't have the headset (only a handset) so I didn't have my hands free to use it comfortably to use.
    The first time I could make a QSO other than local tests was in CW, with Germany, after charging the battery with the solar generator in the videos that I adapted for 24V batteries by putting the two panels in series.
    Now I have prepared a 12/24V switch.

  3. Hi
    What type of mfj tunner you have in the picture?
    If you use the ft 987 automatic tuner do you get good results as mobile with a whip antenna?

  4. The tuner in the picture is a Yaesu FC-40 with a custom aluminum box. I also get good results with this tuner and a 4m whip on my car.

  5. Hola Diego:
    Veo que utilizas una antena militar con el acoplador para utilizar en portable.
    Me gustaría saber donde se puede conseguir una antena de ese tipo.
    Un saludo

  6. Yo la compré de Si buscas Clansman seguro que aparece alguna. A la base le hice una rosca 3/8x24 para poder usarla con los desconectores rápidos.

  7. Hola Diego:
    Muchas gracias por la información.
    Me gustaría, si pudiera ser, ver unas fotos de la adaptación que le has hecho. Te dejo mi correo para comentarte algo de este tema.
    Recibe un saludo.