Category: Equipment

OV140 German SDR project

This started from the mcHF project and is an open source software and hardware project from Germany. When it is ready, it should be a very interesting SDR transceiver covering up to 2m with 75W. It is expected to be low cost. For the full article

INRAD Microphones

INRAD Desk Microphone System is an exciting line of great sounding microphone models. Each INRAD microphone has an attractive stage-style body and a unidirectional cardioid element with unique audio characteristics to accommodate every operator’s voice, radio and preferences. INRAD micrpohones can be connected to most popular amateur radio transceivers, including ICOM, Yaesu, Kenwood, FlexRadio, Elecraft, Ten-Tec products. Read the Original Article

SDRplay’s new Spectrum Analyzer program with Elecraft KX2 on 80m

Steve Andrew recently completed work on a spectrum analyzer program intended for use on SDRplay’s receivers. The program is well thought out and will be a useful tool in many situations around the shack. Spectrum analyzers are complex instruments than can provide a visual indication of the device under test – but a visual indication may not be the correct indication if the values being tested  For the full article

“Buried” Coax

I’ll be installing a Hygain AV-640 in the next 2 days and it will be in the backyard about 50 ft behind the
house. I was just going to dig a shallow trench and put it in there. However, I was wondering if it is OK to bury coax underground

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A 1-rig solution

400 watts at home; 20 watts portable I received my new transceiver in the mail today, only two days after ordering it. My hopes are that it will be a one-box replacement for the FT-891, KX2 and maybe even my Flex 6300. The radio is a SunSDR2Pro from Russia (via Seattle for US buyers) and, with various discounts, it was significantly less than the listed price. What few reviews there are  For the full article

Video: Flex 6300 vs. RSPduo

In this corner…weighing in at $265 – the (insert dramatic reverb) RSPduo from SDR Play (end reverb!). With all the ingredients on hand I couldn’t resist pitting David against Goliath. For the few weeks I’ve had the RSPduo, I’ve used it mostly to copy FT8 on various HF bands and 6 meters. I had more in mind for it when I bought it but its performance is such that it’s just too cool to let it For the full article