Category Archives: Equipment

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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