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Default [VK2TPM] Ultra low noise HF radio in the outback

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Ultra low noise HF radio in the outback

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 10:28 PM PDT

One thing I've been particularly looking forward to is listening to HF
radio devoid of all the interference we get in the cities.

My favourite free camp site so far is the one at Fraser Range. There’s a
waterhole here in the rock and you can park overlooking a gorge. I chose a
spot with some small trees so a dipole for 40m could be set up.

The noise level was astonishingly low. The only sounds

Crossing the Nullabor

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 10:08 PM PDT

It’s a long stretch of paved road through country devoid of trees. There is
scrub and sometimes quite large bushes but never any shade. When I crossed
it was hot and when stopped the flies are very persistent.

My anxiety about petrol was not warranted. The van’s range is about 500km
and generally there is fuel every 200km. There are signs letting you know
how far it is to the next fuel. A

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