Thursday, July 28, 2016

Look at that TX

Not one, but two rig reviews: the Sun Expert Electronics Transceiver MB1 and the elusive Icom IC-7300 are comprehensively analysed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

De Rijp (NOT amateur radio)


I was visiting De Rijp, a small village in the near of my QTH. Here I was in the historical centre. De Rijp was in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries very prosperous thanks to whaling and herring fishing. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Rijp

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Russian Woodpecker


Do you remember The Russian Woodpecker jammer (radar) on HF in the seventies and eighties? It was impossible to work on certain parts of the bands. This documentary is very interesting. Now you can see the impressive antenna park. The explanation in the documentary: well, I don’t know. Judge for yourself.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MB1 High End DUC/DDC Transceiver

A nice piece of equipment. But too expensive for me. I can’t afford this. Nevertheless, nice to watch the video. Price: 5990 €

Monday, July 18, 2016

2 Big sunspots, No conditions


Though there are 2 big sunspots, but there are no conditions on HF. I use http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ to see if there are propagations on HF. Maybe a few stations on 20 meter, that's all.


                               Tonight condx are much better with a solar flux of 105.

KD7H is complaining about JT65 signals who move up to 14078 KHz and also it happens on 40m. I think he is right. I see the same thing happening. Maybe the 2 KHz window for JT65A is becoming too small for more traffic on these frequencies.