A list of best new amateur radio links we reviewed in 2021
How to build Fan-Dipoles by DK7ZB. Experiences with various band combinations. Not all combinations are working properly. If the frequencies are to close together the impedances will lead to a very bad SWR. This happens with the bands 10-12-15m or 15-17-20m.
This antenna can gets you on the air on 14MHz, and it has a useable frequency range. The VSWR is almost perfect at the centre-frequency abd the design uses no expensive components.
What does 73
mean and why do ham radio operators say it?
Program for Amateur Radio use, features Digital modes such as FT4 FT8 currently implemented along to RTTY, PSK modes, DXCLuster and Radio interfacing. The database is built in the Sqlite environment.
A simple, cheap and easy to build 26 feet long vertical antenna that works DX on 20 - 10 meters including WARC Bands, it is designed for portability for field days, camping, or permanent installation, cost, and to achieve at least 1/2 wavelength on the WARC bands.
A complete guide for newcomers edited by the Radio Amateur Society of Australia Inc. This free PDF includes several basic articles for new hams, with particular reference to Australian regulations, but is however a good guide for those who are aproaching the hobby worldwide.
An online interactive grid square map made with openstreet map. Just point and click and zoom in to determine an accurate grid square locator till 10 digit resolution
Experiments on HF antennas for restricted spaces. In this article author experiments antennas for 80-10 meters band having just a very small garden and several restrictions. Basic antennas consists of laded multiband dipoles and fan dipole antennas
Summit Prowler 6 is a pocket-sized SSB/CW transceiver for 80, 40, 30 and 20m
A trapped multi band end-fed-half-wave antenna for 40/30/20/17/15m.
Ham Cockpit is a program of a new type. All of its functions are implemented in the plugins, the main program simply loads the plugins and helps them work together. Ham Cockpit is an integrated environment for a Radio Amateur that every user can build according to his needs. It can work as SDR client, a logger, a cluster monitor, a propagation prediction tool, or have any combination of these working together.
A multi band antenna for HF band capable to operate from 10 to 80 meters band depending on wire lenght loaded with a small inductance neat the feed end.
Article from 73 Amateur Radio Today
about experimenting on ferrite loops transmitting loop antennas for 80 and 160 meters bands.
VHF Antenna in a Lunchbox, The Magnetic Loop on Two Metres. The two metre magnetic loop is a compact antenna which can easily be hung up under the eaves, the carport, or any other place where space is limited including indoors
Yaesu FTDX10 vs. ICOM IC-7300 Comparison Chart and review of reception performances
An interesting article on loading short vertical monopole antennas, representing six different methods. Base loading, Center Loading, Top Loading, Continuous loading, half and half loading and capacitive top loading.
This is a standard calculation method that can help you while tuning dipole antennas, by adjusting wire lengths. This method can be used also when you need to add lenght to your wires, and can be additionally used to quarter waves vertical antennas
Differences of Hex Beam and Spiderbeam antennas designs, performance and measurements, rotor considerations when using this two kind of antennas
It is easy today to build a GPS tracking system for mobile applications that can be adapted to your needs. In fact, it is more accurate to speak of a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) tracker, a term which encompasses the 4 positioning systems or satellite constellations.
This project is a USB Audio, Serial and PTT interface for rigs that does not directly support digital modes provided by applications such as FLDIGI, WSJT-X and JS8CALL. Plug these interface devices into your Windows or Linux laptop or Raspbian Raspberry Pi and you can send and receive digital tones to/from your rig and automate the frequency and mode control and PTT control.
This antenna is an omnidirectional and multiband and it is well suited for DX enthusiasts with limited space. Each of the parallel circuits (trap) behaves like an isolator on its resonant frequency.
A multiband shortened fan dipole. This page offers and online calculator that can be really useful if you plan to homebrew a multiband dipole for low HF bands and you don't have all needed space for the full lenght. It combines multiband dipole with loading coild for selected bands.
When operating contest in a multi transceiver environment interferences between the 40m and 20m are guaranteed. An easy and inexpensive way to reduce interferences is to add coax stub filters
Wfview is a program that allows many modern Icom ham radio transceivers (such as the IC-7300, IC-9700, IC-7610, IC-R8600 and many others) to be controlled via a computer. wfview shows the gorgeous spectrum display on whatever display is connected, including projectors, touch screens, and TVs. wfview allows for full radio control from a computer keyboard and basic control from a numeric keypad. It works under Windows, Linux and MacOS
The single point ground in the most important aspect of a good grounding system. The concept behind a single point ground is very simple, keep everything at the same ground potential. Electrical Groundl, Lightning Ground, RF Grounds
May 2015 Radcom Article on common-mode chokes that can be used for control cables, phone lines, but mostly on typical HF antenna systems. This article explain what common mode chokes does, why you meay need one, properties common mode chokes should have, how to build and measure performances.
Make and automatic antenna tuner based on Arduino and using economic card. This ATU Project can be installed outdoors and controlled remotely by an rs485 link
In this article, author examine stresses placed on common-mode chokes (aka baluns) as hams use/abuse them, examine the efficiency of simple dipole multi- band antennas and their feed systems. Stressing a Balun.
The antenna almost repeat the design of the Car Antenna however instead of aluminum tubes it was used copper wire in plastic insulation in diameter of 2- mm (12 AWG).
A top band shortened vertical antenna project. This project includes drawing and MMANA-GAL output screens.