SARK100 HF Antenna Analyzer “Here we take a look at the SARK100 Antenna Analyzer. Discontinued in KIT Form in 2011 but STILL available to purchase as a fully built product.” Specification: Frequency Generation & Control: 1 – 60 Mhz Source impedance: 50 Ohms Stability: +/- 100ppm Spectral Purity: Harmonics down >- TBD dB beyond 60 […]
Win4IcomSuite There is a new release of Win4IcomSuite (version 1.422). This release adds support for the Scroll modes for the CI-V based panadapters as well as fixing some bugs with respect to the use of a WinKey. Win4IcomSuite supports the IC-7100, IC-7300, IC-7600, IC-7610, IC-7700, IC-7800, IC-7850/51, IC-9700 and IC-705. A unique feature of this […]
Introducing the brand new ARRL Radio Laboratory, W1HQ! Join Jherica Goodgame, KI5HTA, as she walks you through everything there is to know about this newest edition to ARRL Headquarters. The ARRL Radio Lab is an innovative test space designed to reshape the way we imagine and build a ham radio shack. From a decluttered workspace […]
What do I carry with me when I hit the road for a Parks on the Air or some other kind of portable radio activity. In this video I break down the contents of my portable HF antenna kit
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While I was out at Dave Canterburry’s Gathering I tested the Chameleon Tactical Dipole 2.0 The CHA TD 2.0 is a broadband High Frequency (HF) antenna specially designed for short to long range portable and man-pack HF communication, where portability and rapid deployment are essential. The TD 2.0 is 30% lighter and simpler to setup and takedown than the […]
VERO VGC VR-UV4 Here we take a look at the VR-UV4 Quad Band IP68 Two Way Radio from Vero, VGC. Product Name: VR-UV4 Quad Band IP68 Two Way Radio Item NO.: VR-UV4 Weight: 0.5 kg = 1.1023 lb = 17.6370 oz Category: Handy Talkie Brand: VERO 1. Output 8W 2. Quad Band (136-174MHz&220-260MHz&330-390MHz&400-520MHz) 3. Tirp Watch 4. Dual Standby 5,FM Radio […]
Jim W6LG talks about expensive antennas that do not radiate as advertised. That is to say, an expensive antenna that promises superior results may actually be a dummy load and adds no value to the station. Jim goes on to recommend that before spending $1000 on an antenna system research that product. He adds that […]
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06 – 09 October 2022, Hotel Materada, Poreč First annual international Contest meeting for HF & VHF contesters.Idea was born by 9A1P in the year of 2019 due the current lack of quality events of this kind in Europe.It was well postponed due COVID-19, but finally – we made it ! Among others OUR aim […]
“The other day, we developed Pocke TATOR Jr., whose function is limited only to rotation movements, and we also distributed it for the first time.I was able to achieve my initial goal with this, but when I looked at it, I began to wonder if it could be made a little more compact. As a […]
DX Engineering has acquired Hi-Z Antennas’ full lineup of HF directive receiving array products for amateur radio operators, ensuring that the company’s devices will continue to be available to hams worldwide. DX Engineering has been the exclusive dealer of Hi-Z equipment since 2013. Hi-Z devices will now be produced by DX Engineering’s design/manufacturing team. Customers […]
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VE2DX 2022 saw the return of the Dayton Hamvention and also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world’s largest ham radio trade show. Ham Radio Outlet went to the show, of course and spoke to many of the vendors. In this video, your Ham Radio Sensei, Julian Frost (N3JF) spoke with Richard Desaulniers (VE2DX) from […]
SharkRF Openspot 4 This is my first look at the physical size and menu features of the new Openspot 4 Pro from SharkRF. The openSPOT4 is our latest battery powered, portable, standalone digital radio internet gateway (hotspot) designed mainly for amateur radio use. You can talk with others on digital radio networks by using an […]
RAC reports On July 28, 2022, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released an update to a very important document for Canadian Radio Amateurs: ‘RBR-4 – Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service’. The document specifies what frequencies we may operate on and with what bandwidths. There are two […]