Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014

Operating permit for Taiwan

I just received today via BV2FP the temporary operating permit from the Taiwanese government to work on a local radio station as BW/DK7XE.

Looking forward to get on air soon.


Dienstag, 24. Juni 2014

Meeting with CTARL members

local CTARL radio club members
nice welcome present i got
Today i have met some of the taiwanese hamradio club (CTARL) members at their weekly meeting in Taipei.
It was a very nice welcome by David, BV2FP and the others.

I'm invited to give a presentation on APRS in Germany on 9th of July. As well as to an IOTA activity on Sunday, July 6th. Chances are high that you can hear me "on air" on that day.

Information for foreigners wishing to do hamradio operation in Taiwan

Important is that it is not allowed to bring own equipment.
Transmission by visitors is only allowed by approval of government via a Temporary Operating Permit.

The CTARL website is providing some further information on how to apply for an operating permission.
73' de Gerald
- BW/DK7XE -

Dienstag, 3. Juni 2014

L/2-Coaxcable Antenna for 2m

Halfewave  Coax-cable Antenna (J-Antenna) according DJ8EI and DL5PC

In CQDL 2014/06 was an article by Hans, DJ8EI/PA8EI and Helmut, DL5PC about building a L/2-Coaxialcable antenna.
Since the construction is easy to do i decided to use our last (tech)talk meeting at our local RadioClub M21 to build a version for 2m.

The design is a J-Antenna build completely with coax-cable.

So i brought 7m RG58CU, BNC crimp-connectors and one BNC T-connector in.

Target was to get the antenna resonant at 144.800MHz since main usage is for APRS.

Since there is an calculator for the dimensions vailable  i cutted the cable into pieces according the instruction and crimped the BNC connectors on. The radiator i kept a bit longer to be on the save side.

Finally a small rope was attached to the end of the radiator to be able to put the antenna on the ceiling for adjustment.

Measuring and adjusting the antenna
First measurement with our RigExpert Antenna analyzer showed a resonance at 143.900MHz.
After cutting some small pieces off the radiator we reached nearly 144.800MHz.

Resonance on 144.791MHz


The Antenna is easy to build with minimum of costs and easy to adjust.
Building up and adjustment took ~30min overall.

Further Pictures

Antenna with Cable

5m RG58 and Halfewave J-Antenna for 144.800MHz

Antenna Parts

BNC T-connector

T-Connector and stub

73' de Gerald
- dk7xe -
- oe6dld -