Today (17 Nov 2019), we were able to put AA6E through some preliminary on-air tests. On the 80 meter band, we ran tests that showed our 5 Watt signals were getting at least to Switzerland. See blog article.
Martin Ewing holds the amateur radio callsign AA6E.
AA6E operating desk. At left is the Flex 6500 transceiver and antenna controls. At the center is an Intel NUC7i5 computer.
The AA6E antennas include an 86-ft non-resonant dipole (center) and a vertical discone antenna (right).
We are using the Flex 6500 software-defined radio for HF contacts (1.8 - 30 MHz).
As we make a radio contact, we enter the details of the station and the operating conditions in our station log - log4om.
After an operating session, you can upload the local log information into the cloud-based Logbook of the World database.