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Elecraft KX3 and 27 mhz (CB band)

Elecraft KX3 and 27 mhz (CB band) Hello everybody, somebody can turn up his nose if we talk of the best SDR transceiver that we want able to transmit on the 27MhZ (CB Band). Well, it’s true. We can use a simple 100$ Citizen Band transceiver –

Maximizing battery life of Elecraft KX3 QRP

Maximizing battery life of Elecraft KX3 QRP Battery life can be improved by minimizing the KX3’s receive and transmit current drain. Receive The KX3 already has far lower receive-mode current drain than most all- band/all-mode transceivers, but you can further reduce it in several ways:

Elecraft kx3 transceiver tips, mods & hints

Elecraft kx3 transceiver tips, mods & hints 1st TIP: How to save battery power. Use 5.0 watts or less when running from a 12-V source, and 3.0 watts or less when running from an 8-10 V source (including the 8x AA batteries). At these levels, the

Yaesu FT 817 Modifications – Tips and hints

There are many ham radio modifications for our Yaesu FT 817 ND available on internet. BATTERY life One of the problems with the Ft 817 is the  poor battery life, particularly using the normal NiMH pack with 1,400mAH capacity that YAESU provide. One solution is offered by

FT 817 hidden menu

FT 817 hidden menu Wanna know how to access to a Yaesu FT 817 hidden menu? It’s very simple: just push and hold A, B and C simultaniously while putting the rig on, and you’re in the hidden menu with about 57 settings. Now that you entered the FT

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How to increase power of FT 817 ND to 10 watts

How to increase power of FT 817 ND to 10 watts Also called “the golden screwdriver syndrome“, we receive and publish this mod: “This procedure here will increase power to 10 watts on HF bands only, but ensures that the DC Over-current protection will reduce

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Wideband coverage mods for our FT 817 QRP RADIO

Once upon time, with older models it was easy to open all the bands using a software (widebander.exe) but now you need to open your radio and perform this modification manually. Guide to widebanding “First remove the battery and disconnect the radio from any power source.  Next