Elecraft

13 Feb 19
Amateur Radio Station K4DS

We made the trip to Orlando this year for Hamcation.  The original 2019 plan was to go to Hamvention, but our schedule could not accommodate the trip so Hamcation was it.  It has been a few years since our last visit to either of the these two events so we were excited to attend.  A […]

24 Jan 19
NewHams.info

While not really a topic important to new hams, Software Defined Radio (SDR) crops up often in amateur radio publications and advertising so we should at least introduce the idea here. As its name suggests, SDR involves software working in radio equipment.  More than just being used for operator interface and general control, SDR software […]

10 Jan 19
Top Band Chordal Hopper

The Collins 180-S1 Antenna Coupler I received an eBay $50 coupon – so I applied it to purchasing this antenna coupler – for less than $300, which is a great deal. One – in collectors condition is selling for $800 – and another for $500 – believe it or not. My use is the farthest […]

09 Jan 19
Paul Gacek

Believe it or not the ham radio world, through contesting, can be ultra competitive. Yes, guys sitting in chairs for hours on end can result in world class recognition. Someone even wrote a book on the subject. The fame, the glory, let that be me, well that’s the dream but mine has a little twist […]

09 Jan 19
NewHams.info

A ham new or old has many choices for radios and radio gear available.  We don’t want to tell radio amateurs what to buy or not to buy but will give some guidance here. The modern natural progression is to start with a handheld VHF /UHF transceiver, then a mobile VHF /UHF unit, then a […]

07 Jan 19
Paul Gacek

“Is anyone using 40m?” echoes across the patio only to be followed by something similar about 80m as we drift further toward the graveyard shift. There’s 10 of us contending for different antennas and we seem to be constantly rummaging across the floor looking for a connection to an antenna and some magical distant ham […]

02 Jan 19
2E0EZC

First day in the New Year that I could get out, high up away from any QRM but very cold. Not many contacts but a good QSO with Chris  GB2KW  I could also hear M0WBG on a Sota activation G/WB-005 145.525 FM but weak signal Equipment used Elecraft KX3 Sotabeams Linked Dipole 20/40m Sotabeams 7m pole […]

02 Jan 19
Radio Communication

X3 Battery Box Power Bank for ELECRAFT KX3 Transceiver + Canvas Bag Ham Radio – Buy – X3 Battery Box Power Bank for ELECRAFT KX3 Transceiver + Canvas Bag Ham Radio

31 Dec 18
Kg3v Ham Radio Blog

I have continued to investigate the various ways to connect my Icom IC-7300 or IC-7600 to the Elecraft KAT/KPA-500 Tuner and Amplifier. I have received some very helpful communication from a number of other Hams using Icom Radios with the Elecraft KPA-500 Amplifier and KAT-500 Tuner. It appears that there are several different ways to […]

29 Dec 18
Nashua Area Radio Society

MFJ-1836 and MFJ-1836H MFJ has created a set of 1/2-wave dipole antennas folded into a square (sort of a cobweb antenna). There are two units that cover 10m-20m. They are the MFJ-1836 ($229.95) that handles power up to 300 W, and the MFJ-1836H ($259.95) that handles up to 1.5 kW. These antennas are roughly 12-feet as measured […]

29 Dec 18
Top Band Chordal Hopper

I never intended on getting into this Collins Jazz as I have. However, it’s turned into the most welcomed new “thing” in my hobby world since getting into DXing and DXCC in 2001. CBS Orchestra – War of The Worlds was broadcast in 1938 – some SW-3 receivers picked that up I’m sure! This morning […]

28 Dec 18
WA2MZE

You can have a modern transceiver with a good sensitive receiver that won’t turn turtle under the pressure of strong signals connected to a good antenna, but the signal still has to make it from the rig to your ears (unless you’re running some digital mode). Speakers Some of today’s transceivers throw in a small downward […]

28 Dec 18
Amateur Radio Station W4HH

Dec 27, 1015 PM EST, 7050 KHz, had a nice chat with Larry, K4WLO, in Manchester, Tennessee.  I was using my Elecraft K-1 at 5 watts output to my end-fed wire antenna.  Larry had an excellent signal. Not much activity on the band at this time — I heard a few stations between 7020 and […]

25 Dec 18
Radio Communication

Mini HF Power Amplifier For YASEU FT-817 ICOM IC-703 Elecraft KX3 QRP Ham Radio – Buy – Mini HF Power Amplifier For YASEU FT-817 ICOM IC-703 Elecraft KX3 QRP Ham Radio

25 Dec 18
Kg3v Ham Radio Blog

I now have the Elecraft KAT-500 Antenna Tuner and the KPA-500 Linear Amplifier. My rigs are not Elecraft, but Icom (7600 and 7300) and Yaesu (FTDX-3000). I want to setup the Station to use the Elecraft components with my non-Elecraft transceivers. Since the KAT-500 has connections for the Icom AH-4 antenna control interface, I will […]

19 Dec 18
Dave Richards AA7EE

This will be a very brief post, and in no way constitutes a review. It’s barely even an “initial impressions” type of post. It’s just that I’ve been wanting a C Crane Skywave SSB for a while now, recently purchased one, and wanted to tell you! I’m sure many readers will identify with the search […]

19 Dec 18

Lego toys have always been a staple of my youth before ham radio was even in any sort of idea in my befuddled mind.  I was always seen in front of a big bi fold box of legos dreaming up some sort of battle ship, carrier, land roving vehicle or just a big lego box […]