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Balun designs

Balun designs First of all , please remember: Baluns will not improve SWR (the exception is where a balun used as part of a matching network, I like to design and creat baluns by myself. Quality is top notch. Don’t waste your money buying some of the

Ham radio logging software

Ham radio logging software Many times you encounter a ham radio logging software but..which one is the most reliable, most common to find in our shacks? Which advantages, disadvantages have they got? Let’s review them one by one. I would like to start from a

What is software defined radio

What is software defined radio Very simple to answer. The SDR (that’s the acronym) is a new concept that is arising since 30 years in the ham radio (but not only) field. It was the 1983 when the first software defined radio was introduced. That’s because semiconductor technology has

QRP on the bike

QRP on the bike Hi everybody! Today I just had fun while riding my bike. It was nice to have a walk in Bordeaux and then standing in front of the city getting many QSO with my MP1 superantennas and my loyal Elecraft KX3. It

HF antenna Outback 2000 – Full review

HF antenna Outback 2000  – Full review (tested with an Elecraft KX3 SDR Transceiver) When I first thought of that I smiled. How you can associate a 79$, coiled, fiberglassed, vehicular antenna and a 1200$ SDR transceiver HF radio? The outback 2000 is a “copy” of

Software defined radio LNR transceiver FX-4a *REVIEW*

Software defined radio LNR transceiver FX-4a *REVIEW* Dear all, I’ve tested for you the FX 4a transceiver. This is an excellent Software defined radio Hereby a little review for you. This new transceiver has been released few months ago and replaces the original Software defined radio FX-4

QRP SDR Transceivers

QRP SDR Transceivers (SDR = Software defined radio) – What is software defined radio ?  A new class of transceiver is coming into our shack. We believe these QRP SDR transceivers will definitely change how way to do Ham radio but probably not take over completely. These transceivers before were depending on a pc all the time

Review of the gipsy dipole

Review of the Gipsy dipole Windcamp Gipsy Portable HF Dipole  Brad Kathrins – W8PAL In May of this year, I picked up a very clean, used, Yaesu FT-817. This was my first QRP rig and I was excited to get it on the air. Now let

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:

A QRP qso with Elecraft KX3 SDR transceiver

Elecraft KX3 SDR transceiver A QRP Qso with only 2 watts Hello everyone. I was just testing my new Elecraft KX3 SDR transceiver. Here you have my own video while having a QSO in QRP 2 watts only. What do you think? Perfect CW decode