Wellsbrook

G5RV is in the air… and on the air!

I finally got my G5RV antenna from Maple Leaf Communications up in the air. I live among many very tall oak and pine trees, easily 100 -140 ft high. A number of them are right outside my shack… so, what to do? Use nature-made towers! My son, Jon, is an avid bow-hunter but he was apprehensive at shooting arrows where we have neighbors within the potential landing zone! I’m not much […]

Parting is, well, just sorrow

I’ve been SWLing and BCB DXing for over 50 years now. In reorganizing my amateur radio station, I figured that I would examine my equipment to be more efficient in what I buy in the future, and so forth. The two receivers that I’ve been using the past few years are both superb: the JRC NRD-545 and the Perseus SDR. Japan Radio Company quit producing the […]

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