Tag Archive for Photography

Alternatives to QRM

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Every year about this time, I make a station upgrade. An amp three years ago, a tower/Yagi two years ago and some ergonomic upgrades last year. The DX season is approaching and I want to make the best of it. This year’s upgrade was slated to be the K3 innard that’s been on my mind…

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…

Nikon and Elecraft customer service comparison

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Apples and oranges – yes, I know. These are two vastly different companies in terms of their size and what they produce but with my products from each company costing the same amount I can’t help but compare them anyway. A year and a half ago, Nikon released its D600 – a semi-pro D-SLR camera…

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…

Old radios and good-lookin’ women

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In January 2013, I posted something to the effect that one of my goals for the year was to find some way to combine my two hobbies – ham radio and photography. The year came and went without that resolution being realized. The problem was inspiration – or rather a lack of it. Inspiration has now arrived in…

The appeal of retro

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Back when digital cameras first began to overtake 35mm film in terms of resolution and fidelity, I did a weird thing – I bought a large-format film camera kit which I built from wood, glue and a bit of ground glass. The camera used 4X5 inch sheet film and required a lengthy amount of time…