Category Archives: Equipment

DAØHQ in July’s VHF contest 2014

We had the honor to activate DAØHQ on 2 m during last weekend’s VHF contest. DAØHQ is the German Headquarters station during next weekend’s IARU HF World Championship. So we used the call to be active on 2m, too, and hand … Continue reading

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DRCG-WW-RTTY

I have not done any serious RTTY contesting in the past. Have been chasing a few DXpedition slots on RTTY lately using the built-in features of the K3 or IC-7100, i.e. sending RTTY from memories. Using this method I also … Continue reading

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Holiday activities … getting things done

It’s been a while since my last blog entry. Reason is simple: I am on holiday 700 km away from home in JO73, about a hundred kilometers north-east of Berlin, where we have our contest station. Have been busy doing … Continue reading

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Kenwood CAT banddecoder

Just got around to write a few lines concerning our Kenwood CAT banddecoder. It was published in FUNKAMATEUR issue FA 10/13 and all project parts like PCB layout, firmware, etc. are available for free for private use (sorrily no complete kits … Continue reading

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Melting more solder … 10×2 Antenna Controller

  Last year I published a few articles on station automation in FUNKAMATEUR magazine. One of them (FA 5/13) was about a 6×2 antenna controller unit I had developed that allows using a 6×2 antenna switch from two different shacks … Continue reading

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All Elecraft remote station coming …

I have been a user of the Elecraft K3 for about 5 years now and really like the radio, UI, performance, etc. Never had a radio for such a long time (except my little “Swiss knife”, the Yaesu FT-817), usually … Continue reading

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Automatic 4 x 1 antenna switcher page added

Having had a few minutes time tonight I decided to add another project page to this website: BX-162 automatic 4×1 antenna switch controller. I developed it a few years ago to automatically control a 4 x 1 antenna switch that … Continue reading

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HA1YA transverter & DFØFA 2 m contest results May ’14

Condx were poor, lots of long and slow QSB, i.e. stations calling with s3 signals and vanishing into the noise, returning only 1-2 minutes later. Made it hard to work real DX, a lot of the usual suspects missing this … Continue reading

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FA-SM and sequencer pages added

Making some progress in adding content to this new website. Managed to transfer the pages for the FA-SM as well as the sequencer tonight. The FA-SM aka FUNKAMATEUR Station Manager is a versatile station accessory uniting a 4 memories voice … Continue reading

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BX-184 – voice keyer in MH-31 microphone enclosure

Just added the description of my MH-31 microphone integrated voice keyer into this website’s WordPress design. All other content is still available on the old pages. To convert everything and make it fit, i.e. good looking, takes a bit of … Continue reading

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ARRL-DX-SSB – quite a fun weekend!

Just returned from my 2 x 700 km roundtrip to the contest station. Have been active in the ARRL-DX-SSB contest as planned. Here’s my report … Equipment Elecraft K3, PA and 160m lazy loop, 80 & 40 m dipoles @ … Continue reading

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