A list of best new amateur radio links we reviewed in 2020
An SSB radio for the HF bands will be presented. Featuring 12 to 20 Watts of output power (depending on DC supply), full DDS frequency generation, covering 6 major frequency bands (1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz) within the short wave amateur radio spectrum. The rig also features colored LCD and front panel backlight.
A PDF presentation of a home made moxon antenna for 50 MHz 70 MHz and 144 Mhz. The project is mainly out of surplus plastic Plumbing pipes and clips etc, and also details of how the dimensions were calculated.
Improper grounding or earthing system can cause several unwanted RF interferences (RFI) to television sets, broadcast receivers, hi-fi sets and telephone sets. In this Article the author explain how to setup a proper radio shack grounding using coaxial cable and ceramic disc capacitor
How to receive automatically NOAA wather satellite images with a Raspberry Pi and a RTL SDR. This project requires a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B a common NooElec SDR Dongle and a QFH Antenna in the attic. Article explains how to setup and configure software but no instructions on antenna.
Keep track of much more than the time with this Wi-Fi enabled device. HamClock is a desk clock that could show accurate time, geography, time zone, solar activ- ity, sunrise and sunset times, Maiden- head locators, beam heading,
A vertical antenna project for the 7MHz made with some spare parts. Based on a broken 20 foot fishing pole, it is based on a good ground system made with radials and a capacitive hat done to increase the global radiation resistance of the antenna. A custom loading coil is also included in this project to perfectly tune the antenna to the CW portion of the 40 meters band.
Articles on the correct placement of ferrite noise suppressors are common, but little has been written about the different options and where to buy them. This page contains an interesting comparison of several ferrite types used to reduce RFI.
A multi-band portable vertical antenna can be built with relatively ordinary components obtained from the local hardware store, including replaceable loading coils
My Top Five Backyard Multi-Band Wire HF Antennas. A selection of the top 5 HF wire antennas for the backyard and for multi-band operation
Voltage baluns versus Current baluns. When to use them, differences, and typical usage in feeding antennas, or in resolving radio frequency interferences.
Study of the Coaxial Dipole: Just how does this thing work.
Design and build an 6 m dipole antenna from aluminum, tubing, that resembles the active element of a yagi beam antenna.
A guide to properly use FT8 ALC and power when transmitting in FT8 Mode. Incorrect usage of power and audio from your computer may cause unreadable signals and transmit harmonics that can didturb other signals.
Select the toroid by material type and dimension of the toroid, the desired inductance and you will get the numbers of turns
This article describes a unique copper pipe fan dipole that the author home made and that provides fantastic results.
A comparison of multiband dipoles, including jumpered dipole versus fan dipole antennas, dipole fed by ladder line, resonant dipoles antennas. ARRL lab notes
JSatTrak is a Satellite tracking program written in Java. It allows you to predict the position of any satellite in real time or in the past or future. It uses advanced SGP4/SDP4 algorithms developed by NASA/NORAD or customizable high precision solvers to propagate satellite orbits.
An introduction article about how to start with amateur radio satellite communication. In this article, the author includes information on how to home brew your own dual band satellite antenna
This simple beverage ntenna is easy to make, easy to setup, and it offers great RX performance.
How to home made antenna traps with material you can easily find, and how to properly tune it.
WW Locator grid square map and QTH locator made with google maps for ham radio
This project is a portable device used to automatically point a directional antenna towards an orbiting satellite. It takes all the effort out of little kids holding the antenna and figuring out where to point it. It allows students to talk through Amateur Radio satellites or download weather satellite images.
Receiving and decoding 433 MHz radio signals from wireless devices
A portable home made wire dipole antenna that works on 40 30 and 17 meters band.