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Working 6m from Rotuma the ‘Island Brew’ Way

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine (2017) Working 6m from Rotuma the ‘Island Brew’ Way. PW Publishing, Dorset (UK).

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Amateur Radio Operator Antoine De Ramon N’Yeurt (3D2AG) from Fiji relates a tale of make do to allow him to operate on the VHF 6m band while on the remote Pacific island of Rotuma, using locally-available materials. A fully-functional 5-element yagi antenna was constructed on the island using wood, domestic metal parts and accessory cables and connectors. This allowed some 1,000 radio contacts to be made on the 50 MHz Amateur band using Sporadic-E (Es), Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP) and F2 layer ionospheric propagation to countries as varied as Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan and North America.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 00:09
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 23:12

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