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  • Testing the 3.4GHz PCB yagi that came with the SG-Lab transverter

    07/22/2021 10:15:41 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 14 replies
    My Amateur Radio Adventures Youtube Channel ^ | Jan 28, 2020 | My Amateur Radio Adventures
    A quick test of the 3.4GHz PCB yagi that came with the SG-lab ( 3.4GHz transverter. I also compare it to the WA5VJB LPDA 2-11GHz model, PCB antenna
  • DIY Wireless Microphone Antenna Distribution – Part 2

    06/29/2021 8:11:04 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 10 replies ^ | Drew Brashler
    In continuation to my previous post, I will start discussing how I solved the wireless distribution at my church in an economical way with a DIY Wireless Microphone Antenna Distribution setup. One of my many hobbies include amateur radio, which is the personal & experimental use of specific radio frequencies established by the FCC. My callsign is KD7QCU. Basically, I am a big nerd of radio stuff. I get to talk to people all around the world with my radio and antennas outside of my house. It is quite a fun hobby and our technological age with regards to RF...
  • The Pros and Cons of Patch Antennas

    06/27/2021 9:16:25 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 4 replies
    Hubpages ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Patch antennas are regularly used in ATVs, beacons, MIMO, wi-fi applications, AMSAT, GPS, repeaters, wireless systems and dish feeds. But what are the pros and cons of using them?
  • 3.4 GHz Ham Radio test with WA5VJB Log Periodic Feed

    06/23/2021 3:13:12 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    Ham Radio DX Channel ^ | Aug 27, 2019 | Ham Radio DX Channel
    I received a log periodic antenna designed by ham radio operator WA5VJB from Kent Electronics. They are rated from 2 to 11 GHz, so this model will cover several of the ham bands. These antennas are made on PCB's and are ideal for use in the amateur microwave bands as compromise dish feeds. In this video I do a test of such a feed versus my patch antenna on the 3.4 GHz band. I mounted one in place of the original dipole feed on a 2.4 GHz (13cm) gridpack at the same focal point. Whilst gain will be down...
  • UKuG Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain WA5VJB

    06/13/2021 8:07:12 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    UK Microwave Group Youtube Channel ^ | 02/21/2021 | Kent Britain
    UKuG Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain WA5VJB
  • Antennas: A Different Twist on a Dual-Band VHF/UHF J-Pole

    05/10/2021 6:55:46 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 39 replies
    CQ magazine ^ | March 26th, 2021 | ROBERT GLORIOSO
    Robert Glorioso, W1IS,who describes how he solved some problems in making dual-band J-poles(intended mostly for field use) function well on both 2 meters and 70 centimeters.
  • Video: Yagi Antenna talk by Kent, WA5VJB

    05/08/2021 10:49:04 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies ^ | February 18, 2021 |
    This talk should be of interest to anyone interested in building their own Yagi antennas for the VHF and UHF bands. The talk lasts for about 38 minutes with a short 10 minute Q&A session after it. WA5VJB also has his own website which has antennas and equipment for the microwave bands here... Posted by John, EI7GL at Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Station and Operating Hints

    04/23/2021 4:13:07 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 6 replies ^ | n/a | Amsat
    Operating on satellites is relatively straightforward, but over the years many tips, tricks, and secrets have been discovered which make operating more efficient and pleasant. Here we are collecting information of use to both the new and experienced operator. Fox-1 Operating Guide, updated for 2019, includes pointers on getting started and provides a handy reference to the Fox-1 cubesat operating frequencies. This color PDF file is designed to print double-sided. Two different resolution versions are available: Low resolution PDF suitable for on-screen display (~300KB size) High resolution, press quality PDF for hard-copy printing (~1.6 MB size) The AMSAT Hamfest Brochure...
  • Live Stream - Internet is Down? HAM Radio, HamNet

    04/18/2021 9:00:45 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 34 replies
    Rob Braxman Tech Channel ^ | May 5, 2019 | Rob Braxman Tech
    Exploring alternative communication methods including data that is both long distance and robust for uses in emergencies, privacy, and for preppers. Here are the links to things I discussed in the live stream. Baofeng UV5R Portal UHF/VHF Ham Radio​ RTL-SDR - Software Defined Radio - listen to Ham Radio, Air Traffic Control, Marine Radio and more with this cheap USB device for your computer - Fun hobby!​ HamNet Mesh - AREDN - Introduction​ ARRL HAM Radio License Manual​ I'm the Internet Privacy Guy. I'm here to educate. You are losing your Internet privacy and Internet security...
  • Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain, WA5VJB

    04/03/2021 10:12:54 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    ei7gl.blogspot. ^ | 02/2021 | Kent Britain
    Care and feeding of yagis by WA5VJB
  • 5 Tips for Better Wireless Audio | Improve Range and Quality

    03/19/2021 7:57:02 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 26 replies
    Deity Microphones Youtube Channel ^ | Mar 19, 2021 | Deity Microphones
    On this super informative episode of Sound 101, Andrew talks us through 5 tips for better wireless audio. These are things EVERYONE can do to improve range and quality of your wireless system, whether you are using the Deity Connect or something else. We cover a variety of options that should solve any problems you're having with your wireless audio. Many people overthink how to get better wireless range but a lot of these tips are very simple. Transmitting audio at long range can be accomplished by using these tricks. We cover wireless antennas, range, distance from receiver, directional antennas,...
  • How Amateur Radio Fans Decoded SpaceX's Telemetry & Engineering Video

    03/18/2021 4:25:16 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Scott Manley Youtube channel ^ | Mar 15, 2021 | Scott Manley
    Over the weekend amateur radio tinkerers in Europe managed to decode some portions of the telemetry data broadcast by the second stage of the Falcon 9 when it's in orbit. This data was in a somewhat standard format, but decoding still required some custom tools to extract the bitstream from the signal and then some guesswork to figure out the exact format. There's still lots of unknown data, but most interestingly this gave access to the engineering cameras including one showing the interior of the liquid oxygen tank.
  • Build a dual-band low-noise amplifier for 2 meters and 70 centimeters" by kim kocsis WA9PYH

    03/14/2021 11:31:54 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    CQ magazine ^ | February, 2021 | kim kocsis WA9PYH
    Build a dual-band low-noise amplifier for 2 meters and 70 centimeters" by kim kocsis WA9PYH is on page 48
  • 23cm PC Board Yagi

    03/11/2021 1:02:06 PM PST · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Wunderwood Blog ^ | 06/25/2017 | Walter Underwood
    I wanted a bit more “oomph” from my 1W 1.2 GHz HT, so I purchased a PC board Yagi to get another 6 dB. I have a Yaesu FT-911 1.2 GHz HT. It is a 1990’s rig gifted me by the wife of a Silent Key at my work. It is a sweet handheld, but with limited power.
  • Ham Radio - 2 meter packet network that Google can't purge.

    02/13/2021 10:07:06 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 33 replies
    WB6YNM ^ | 2/13/2021 | Varmint Al
    Two Meter Ham Radio Keyboard to Keyboard with mail box capability. Here is Central California we have a 2 meter packet radio network on 145.050 MHz. There are 10+ separate nodes that can communicate with each other. Any Ham Radio station running packet that can hear and transmit to at least one of the nodes in the network and access all the nodes and any other station that can also hear at least one of the nodes.
  • UKuG Yagi Antenna talk by Kent Britain WA5VJB

    02/12/2021 5:47:01 PM PST · by tbw2 · 28 replies
    UK Microwave Group Youtube Channel ^ | 2/11/2021 | UK Microwave Group
    UK Microwave Group (UKuG) member Kent Britain WA5VJB talks about 'Care and Feeding of Yagi’ Antennas' - including some interesting ways to doing Yagi’s and myths of Yagi Stacking. - Recorded from the online UKuG talk on Wednesday 10 February 2021
  • Assembling A Low Cost EMI Troubleshooting Kit – Part 1

    02/08/2021 6:45:06 PM PST · by tbw2 · 51 replies
    Interference Technology ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kenneth Wyatt
    Those of us who are either in-house or independent EMC consultants can benefit greatly by assembling our own EMI troubleshooting kit. I’ve depended on my own kit for several years and it has proven not only valuable, but depicts a sense of professionalism in dealing with your own product development engineers, their managers, or your clients, as the case may be. Mine is designed around a Pelican 1514 roller case ( that includes a padded divider, so it is easy to transport to the area needed. You’ll also want to order the optional lid organizer, model 1519, for carrying extra...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/17/2021

    01/17/2021 6:16:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Fear or "armed protest" at state capitols across the country did not materialize in any significant numbers... "Be wise as serpent and innocent as a dove...Sorry FBI we're not going to be your crisis actors today" That message sent out by People's Rights Washington early this morning via Telegram with the belief that the FBI was ultimately behind today's call for "armed protests"... "Far-right extremists" said to be upset with President Trump over his calls for peace following the January 6th incident at the US Capitol... The Federal Communications Commission out today with an "enforcement advisory" about the use of...

    01/17/2021 3:46:04 PM PST · by gwjack · 201 replies ^ | 1/17/21 | FCC
    WARNING: AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTS The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission issues this Enforcement Advisory to remind licensees in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as licensees and operators in the Personal Radio Services, that the Commission prohibits the use of radios in those services to commit or facilitate criminal acts. The Bureau has become aware of discussions on social media platforms suggesting that certain radio services regulated by the Commission may be an alternative to social media platforms for groups to...
  • BSides Canberra 2018: A low cost guide to satellite listening

    01/17/2021 8:40:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    BSides Canberra 2018 Conference ^ | April, 2018 | Pamela O'Shea
    So many satellites are moving and sitting over our heads, and the numbers are ever increasing. Using low cost software defined radio (SDR) and low cost DIY antennas you can make from materials at your local hardware store or garage, a world of fun can be explored. This is a beginners guide on how to get up and running. Exploring which projects to tackle first, from weather satellites, data over Inmarsat and Iridium, to listening to amateur radio and cube satellites. Learn about some hardware you can make or scout for online and use at home. A quick tour of...