Radio

DIY Micro-sized 5.8 GHz ATV

This stuff just gets smaller, cheaper and better. Although the following video details the modular construction of a video transmitter for R/C purposes, the transmitter they’re building has plenty of ham radio applications, the primary one probably being balloons. And 5.8 GHz is an actual ham band. Due to the extremely light weight of the camera/transmitter,…

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…