A gentle reminder…

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A few days ago I started getting a number of hits on my site from a link posted on the new website for Force 12 Antennas. Behind-the-scenes statistics pages for blogs contains a lot of info. So I moseyed on over to the specific page of the Force 12 website and found a quote I…

Slight upgrade to K3

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I spent about 45 minutes this morning installing a KXV3A into my K3. This is the option that allows a second receive-only antenna and provides an IF output. My reason for adding it to the K3 has to do with the latter capability as I await the arrival of my Anan-10E from Apache Labs. As…

An Indian Apache (hmm)?! New SDR rig on the way

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After dabbling in the SDR world on the cheap for a couple of years I’ve finally bought what will be my first SDR transceiver. There were actually two decisions to be made – receiver vs. transceiver, and then which particular one to get. There are quite a lot of ways a licensed ham can benefit…

New One on 80m

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I woke up this morning to the coldest temperature Houston has seen in a very long time (-2C) and took great pleasure in the aroma of coffee and post-solar storm propagation on the low bands. It’s been a slow year for me on 80m and for DXing in general – it seems the only time…