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A new Radio on the Bench : FT-891

I guess I was one of the many that were hanging out for a new HF mobile rig. The Icom 7000’s days appeared to be numbered so had sold that a while back and kept the trusty 706mk2G but she … Continue reading

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The New Magnum One

Well it finally arrived and has been bouncing around the desk for some time on 10m only mode cos I don’t have the skills to do the solder work necessary to convert to it’s proper mode of 24.5 to 30mhz!! … Continue reading

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The Freeband Bashing Continues

Even with the poor sunspot cycle and reduced use of the freeband frequencies between 27.410 mhz and 27.800 mhz there are still those who have the time and inclination to monitor and report such illegal activity. I think this guy … Continue reading

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Gunung Padang: Time for some History

Most of us don’t get a chance to think too long and hard about history…It all happened a long time ago. How far back to we need to go? How long have we been here? Really; thinking, organised, civilized, functioning … Continue reading

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DRAGON SS-485H is Back

The Dragon SS-485H has been around in Australia for many years now and is a well respected little workhorse punching well above it’s weight. It was one of the first full SMD boards and one of the smaller SSB rigs … Continue reading

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Blame Anytone. (Sunday Rant Time.)

Yup, Blame Anytone.  What have they done now? They are responsible for flooding the market with cheap boring CB/10m Export radios that do nothing to enhance our hobby in anyway other than make it easy to buy their cheap junk. … Continue reading

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A Cute New SSB Radio

Another tiny SSB rig is soon to be released.  A standard 12w 40ch Sideband rig but has a lot of programming hidden away. Can be configured for all European bands, yet still hides a full export rig if you know … Continue reading

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