Saturday, January 5, 2013

Yaesu manpack naked

On this video I test the Yaesu manpack in horizontal postition, outside the protective rucksack. In this configuration you can apreciate better how the manpack is made.

This video was made in early September 2012, immediately after I built the manpack in its current form, with a swiveling antenna mount. On the video you can also see my father (EA1AQ) and my younger son David, who was about to become one year old.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lithuania (LY1G) on 17m

On this video I make a QSO with Lithuanian station LY1G (Stasys) on 17m SSB from a bench in a public park in Acea de Ama.

Stasys has a ver impressive station, featuring a 3-element UltraBeam yagi and a 1KW amplifier.
I think he must be an active SOTA chaser, because I recall several QSOs with him when I was activating summits.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

RN6HCW from Alvedro airport (LCG)

This is a video recorded on 28 February 2012 from Alvedro airport. On this video I make a QSO with Russian station RN6HCW (op. Valery) on 20m SSB.

At the end of the video you can see the airport and Anca (YO8SOY) with my younger son David.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HF manpack radio tutorial

On this video I explain how my portable backpack HF radio works. I explain that radio set consists of a Yaesu FT-857D, an SGC SG-211 antenna tuner, a military whip antenna, and a 5Ah LiPo battery.

I show how the antenna tuner works and test it in a QSO with SU9VB in Egypt on 15m SSB.