Monday, December 14, 2009

Norwegian QRP net on 60m

The last two days I have checked in to the Norwegian QRP net on 60m at 11:00 utc. The net is controlled by Per-Olav LB1AF and the purpose of the net is to learn more about propagation on 5MHz.

Today I checked in as LA1TPA/P from Holtankollen, a local summit with SOTA reference LA/TM-049. I used my Yaesu FT-817ND, a 88ft doublet, the Elecraft T1 ATU and a switchable 4:1/1:1 balun from Elecraft.

QRG: 5.335 - 5.340 MHz


  1. Hallo Mads, That QRP net sounds like a great idea. I bet it was cold on that summit wasn't it! Good old 817. My friend from the radio club has just ordered the Elecraft T1 - ideal for portable ops. Why do you use the balun as well, Mads, if I may ask. Thanks and bye bye. Adam

  2. Hello Adam. Thanks for your comment. Actually it wasn't to bad on the summit today. The temperature was only about -2°c. Have a look at this blog entry and video on my sota blog:

    A balun is normally recommended to allow the T1 to be used with antennas that have balanced feedlines. I use 300 ohm feeder on my doublet antenna.

    73, Mads