Amateur Radio Station EA3WR in Barcelona

This is my modest shack, main radio for DX is TS-850 with INRAD roofing filter mod and IF xtal filters plus DSP100. Antennas are temporary dipoles as I moved recently to this QTH and we are planning to put up a beam.

We are located in a small village 29 Km North from downtown Barcelona and my QTH is in a small hill at 200m asl with a clear view to South and West directions with a downhill as you can see in the picture to Atlantic direction.

Microphone of preference is a Heil HC5 in a boom headset and a Silver Eagle with Kobitone xtal replacement element. Log software is Linux based CQRLOG, I use an old SB1000 computer interface for HF digital modes with FLDigi and WSJT, although I am not very active on those modes. Antenna setup is very simple at the moment, two dipoles for 10,15,20 plus WARC bands and a wire dipole fed with 450 ohm ladder line through a PALSTAR tuner. Sometimes I heat the room turning my AL811H on. My best receiver, by far, is the tiny box called RSP1A, that together with my Linux computer, turns into my SDR (Software Defined Radio) solution.

My favorite multiband antenna, the World famous McCoy dipole, it works perfect on all HF bands, and it is very simple to calculate, its length is that of the distance between your most convenient supports at your backyard, with the only requirement to feed it with ladder line and use a decent AT with built in 4:1 balun.

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EA3WR-L Echolink VHF access point

This is our Echolink access point to the Catalan Conference serving all Valles County at 145.462,5FM @ CTSS 88.5

It uses a surplus (recycled) Motorola professional radio, 12 watts into a X200 dual band vertical antenna, and runs on a Raspberry Pi, with external USB sound card. Network is FTTH Internet at symetric 600mbps. Read more to check Link coverage…

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Volunteer

Together with our local friends I kindly cooperate with Civil Defense and Fire Protection non profit organisations.

Some of them are:

ADF Montseny Congost. Forest Fire Prevention and Fight

XERCAT: Catalan Autonomous Government Civil Defense Amateur Radio Network

REMER: Spanish Civil Defense Amateur Radio Network

My cooperation with ADF is at radio communications level, repeater maintenance, staff training on radio use, etc. during training and prepardness season and net control during fire season.

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