Tag Archive for multimedia

Soon to be active on the 5cm band

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A few weeks ago I sold my 1st generation Phantom quadcopter to a friend and bought the newest version which has several very significant upgrades over the older. These include: a 2D brushless gimbal – videos are now smooth regardless of the quad’s motion (see video below) a higher capacity “smart” battery which increases flight…

CQ Magazine

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CQ Magazine publisher Rich Moseson W2VU discusses the magazine’s recent problems with chronically late (and even missing, in some cases) issues. I’ve never subscribed to CQ Magazine but many who do have given up on them and discuss the matter here. Kudos to Rich for agreeing to appear on camera in an attempt to explain…

“Not for sale in the US”

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I’ve hesitated upgrading from my very old MFJ antenna analyzer due to the fact that other analyzers seem over-priced for what they offer. Finally, from Spain, the SARK-110 – yet unavailable in the US due (I think) to patent issues. Hopefully those matters will get resolved to allow sales here. Features include (from their website):…

Video: Antenna view via quadcopter

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I recently added a GoPro Hero camera to my DJI Phantom quadcopter and have been having a lot of fun with it. Two co-workers enjoyed test flights with the combo so much that they now also have similar set-ups. A trip to San Antonio this past weekend was too busy to allow me to over-fly…

Latest video from Steve wG0AT

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I’ve been a fan of Steve’s goat & QRP excursions for several years now. His latest video is from Thunder Butte in Colorado with an ATS-4b transceiver. Neat to watch and beautiful scenery but what captures my attention is the trend of Steve’s videos over time. They are now to the point of being ‘productions’…

Two sources of pneumatic antenna launchers

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I saw my first pneumatic antenna launcher in use years ago in Stamford, Connecticut. Preparations were being made for Field Day and someone there had a contraption that I later would realize was of the same design as those now available from AKBiocca. The thing worked great, easily getting a line over very tall pine…