Author Archives: David Donaldson

About David Donaldson

64 and Live in Jakarta, Indonesia. like to ride my bikes.

RM’s new 500w CB amp

Are they listening at last? 4 kl203’s in one box. Yup: 16 of those little mosfet transistors in parallel. Should be good for an easy 500w pep and 40w to 60w pep in. Is there anybody left on CB any … Continue reading

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Albrecht’s AE 7500

I think this deserves it’s own write up now that I have played with it a bit. When I got the radio it was set up in Code 4 from turn on. I thought it was a little bit hamstrung … Continue reading

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Dragon Delta Force (NIB)

Lucked out the other day and got my hands on a couple of NIB Dragon Delta Force radios. They closely resemble the S-45’s we used to get from Magnum and are a welcome change from the stuff we been seeing … Continue reading

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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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