Today, having finally a sunny week-end, I’ve got the opportunity to bring my portable equipment outdoor. I decided to setup a random wire, but after a short query on wire antennas for 50Mhz I ended setting up a delta loop antenna for the 6 meters. I opted forÂ the Delta loop design, on single element
An RTL-SDRÂ RTL2832U-based DVB-T dongle is my latest gift. I’ve been introduced to RTL SDR by IZ5XRC that talked to me about this interesting recycling capability of DVB-T Dongles. If you are curious to know, in few words, with a common dongle used to watch TV on your PC, you can easily use it as
Today I’ve been able to talk to IW2ANU’s Power amplifier maker, GB Bonini, about the compact HF fully automated linear amplifier. It’a compact 600W output RF Amplifier working from 1.8 to 30 Mhz. Automatic Transistorized Linear Amplifier No Tune Inside Computerized Reduced size of this amplifier make it suitable for portable operations, easy to store
Today I’ve been in Montichiari ham fest and visiting the DAE’s stand I’ve been able to play a little with the new Kenwood TS-990S. Had also a few pleasant minutes talking to Ing, Marco Mascherpa, italian Kenwood representative. Well the very first impression is that the new top of line Kenwood product is defintly a
Just added a new gadget for my Shack. the Behringer Micro Mix, an amplified audio mixer to optimize audio output management. With this 4 ways mixer I can connect up to 4 radios and use a single external speaker, can mix volumes, and with an Y cable I’ve also connected my new Yamaha CM500 headsets.
As promised me in November by Rob Sherwood, the new Yaesu FT DX 3000 has been reviewed and added to the world famous Receiver Test Data comparison table. Table is sorted by dynamic range – narrow spaced, means tat when you are listening to stations with signals close up the one you are focusing, you
Surfing Youtube, I just discovered this amazing video that demonstrate in a very uncommon but efficient way how yagi antenna works.
More Pictures of the new Kenwood TS-990 transceiver start appearing on the web. Just found one and enhanced for better details reading. Search google for latestÂ Kenwood TS-990 pictures
Also Yaesu present during this period a new product, the Yaesu FT DX 3000, a 100 Watt HF and 50 MHz amateur radio transceiver for the casual dxer and for the contester. By using new down conversion and sharp edged crystal roofing filter technology, this trasceiver is positioned just under the bigger FT DX 5000.