I have had numerous requests on how to make the now infamous “HQD” speaker wire antenna. Here is the video showing you the build design, the components, and some shots of it deployed in the field on at SOTA – Summits On The Air activation. If you doubt how well this little antenna works, then I challenge you to build one for yourself and then let me know. It’s super cheap, super easy to make, and works great for QRP portable ham radio operations in the field.
In this video I show you a very quick way to use a couple of useful apps to download those SOTA contacts into the SOTA database to secure your hard earned points.
I take you step by step on how to send a spot via APRS using the APRS2SOTA gateway.
You must register your callsign with Stewart Wilkinson G0LGS at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can add your call sign to the database FIRST!
Use this link https://www.sotaspots.co.uk/Aprs2Sota_Info.php to see the full instruction sheet on the APRS2SOTA gateway.