2015 Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Diesel Amateur Radio Interference (RFI)

I recently purchased a 2015 Ford SuperDuty with a 6.7L Powerstroke diesel. The day after I picked up the truck I headed to AR and SC to visit family but also operate in those state’s QSO parties. I installed my Scorpion SA-680 on the bottom part of my 5th wheel hitch and ran the coax and antenna control cables from the bed through the back doors. The only grounding I had time to do was a strap from the bed to the cab. I quickly found the fuel injectors are apparently tuned to 20m as the RFI into my Elecraft K3 was terrible. Amazingly all the other bands are fairly quiet.

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4nec2 Antenna Modeling Software

Earlier this week K5HCT emailed me asking if I could model an antenna design he was thinking of building. I didn’t have an antenna modeling program and had never done any modeling so I referred him to W5AJ. However, K5HCT’s inquiry piqued my interest so I did a search for antenna modeling software.

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Globalsat ET-102 GPS Receiver

I recently purchased a Globalsat ET-102 GPS receiver board off of eBay. It was a good deal at $3 for the receiver and $3 for the antenna. With shipping it came out to $10.80. When the package arrived there were two boards and two antennas. Guess he was just trying to get rid of them because he later offered a board and antenna for $3 total so I bought another!

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