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RG0 One Transceiver

QRP HF Transceiver Where did this radio come from? Why? In a world of cheap SDR and BITX radios is there still a place for a new analog radio. Kenwood thought there was so they released the TS890. Yaesu sat … Continue reading

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Back to Antenna’s

I think I have found the antenna for me going forwards. After playing with the half wave coaxial vertical antennas for some time, the only one that really worked consistently was the 10/11m version.  I could not get rid of … Continue reading

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KL505V in Use

Took it for a spin in the car yesterday and gave it a good trashing on 20m on the ANZA Net. The Xiegu G90 was set for 10w SSB and the selector on the KL505V was on 6. The Average … Continue reading

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RM’s KL505V with PTT Revisited

Having another look at the KL505V with Ptt which arrived from Italy recently. What is so special about the KL505V you may ask? Quite a lot. I thought I would check it out on RM Italy’s website but it is … Continue reading

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Portable “Antenna’s”

Since I got the Xiegu G90 I have been playing around with building suitable antennae for other bands such as 20 and 40m. I was pleased with the results of the coax end fed antenna I build for 10 and … Continue reading

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XIEGU G90 SDR

This little radio is causing a few waves around the world and it is not hard to see why. It is the complete portable set we have all been waiting for and it does work rather well. It has all … Continue reading

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Programming 10m ‘CB’ Radios

What an oxymoron this title is! You can’t have a 10m CB radio! Either it is a Ham radio or CB radio. Supposedly. What I mean by this is a radio that covers the 10m band but retains it’s origins … Continue reading

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President Grant Expanded Mode

Once the Grant 2 Premium is Expanded several functions are added to the radio which are not covered in the Manual. Despite an upgraded mother board there has not been much change in the way the radio works, but here … Continue reading

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Portable and More

I have been working with the 300 ohm TV ribbon to make several antennas and have come to realize that while it is nice and light, the lack of any semblance of strength once the plastic jacket is removed does … Continue reading

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The Coax Vertical Sorted

We have continued to play around with the Coax cable vertical antenna and I think it is sorted. I still need to do a lot more on air tests to make sure it does work significantly better than the Wilson … Continue reading

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