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EI/IE-072 Ben Of Howth activation today. Mounted my new MP-1 Superantenna on my kickscooter and made just four QSO on 20m with 5w. Not too impressive, I'll try this setup again when the conditions are better. 
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Was only my 2nd activation, but it went great. Perfect weather, good contacts, great views. 

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SOTA 22.12.2015 OM/BA-001 Vysoka, 754 ASL
FT857, linked dipole, middle 10m above ground. 20m / 40m
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6/4/16
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Few ask about my linked dipole antenna. On pictures are my third version of this antenna. Balun is made from 2pcs ferrite core for LAN fixed together with epoxy (current balun 1:1). 3 windings with RG-174, on end BNC. "Jumpers" are Faston 4mm FS2195RT, connection to balun Faston 6,3x0,8 FH63X08RT. Bands 6m / 10m / 12m / 17m / 20m / 40m and for 80m "extender" - coils with 1,5-2m cable.
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6/4/16
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YO SOTA Marathon 2016 starts on August 15 this year:

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First activation of EI/IW-018 and EI/IW-010! There are still many summits in the west of Ireland awaiting their first SOTA acivation.

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Saw this dipole reel idea if you have a 3D printer.

http://g1ybb.uk/3d-printed-wire-winding-spool-for-sota-hf-dipole/

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Found the ideal power pack for #SOTA: 12V@8A and 5V USB outputs, 57Wh.
yo9irf.blogspot.com/2016/02/nice-external-power-pack-for-sota.html

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Congrats to +Steve wGØAT on the cover photo!
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