@deni I feel exactly the same way. Being on that 4-day high of inspirational and intellectual energy and surrounded by so many awesome people is a tough one to come down from!
@asbjorn OMG LOL 😂 Do it!
Anyone out there with 2.4GHz #antenna experience who can help me with this helix antenna?
I tried building the #iceconefeed by DO8PAT, but I can't seem to get a good VSWR at 2.4GHz.
I tried moving and bending some parts that I though affected the tuning, but the dip at 2.174GHz stays pretty much in the same spot.
Also any pointers to literature about these types of antennas are highly appreciated.
Original plans: https://www.qrz.com/db/DO8PAT
@abrain Here's how ours is structured
@abrain I hope you get a chance to test it on-site as well. I'd be interested to know how the band conditions look :) Maybe I'll bring an SDR in my laptop bag so I can at least look at some waterfalls.
@abrain ham is all good yes :) It says that for anything _but_ ham, PMR or ISM you need to acquire a transmitting license. But those three are exempted (and implicit that you of course need a ham license to use those bands)
@kensanata Yeah me too! I instantly adopted it when a co-worker said it after we finished a meeting way before time :)
@kensanata I learned that those are called "time diamonds" and are extremely precious! Use it wisely.
@abrain The WhizzLoop is for QRP operations right? You should be able to make some contacts with it still, though. It'll be interesting to see what the noise floor at ccc looks like. At BornHack I got 9+30 noise consistently on all bands due to all the cheap Chinese switching power supplies running LEDs all over the camp :)
@abrain that's DMR only but I'll probably listen on 145.500 analog as well since that seems to be the "official" calling freq in Europe. What are you planning for an HF antenna? I'm just planning on bringing my Anytone this time since my baggage space is limited.
@abrain cool! Will you be bringing a radio?
@Hawk1291 I totally agree! It's a great radio that delivers exactly what I want from it 😃