Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of (radio related) events, equipment and happenings.

MFJ Versa Tuner III MFJ-962C

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My portable ATU of choice is the MFJ 962C, a high power 1.5kW manual ATU. It’s large but well constructed and ideal for use with QRO power. I have posted a review, with pictures and in my view one of … Continue reading

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Tests on 4 metres on the Clansman 353

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John, G8DZH, has converted my email to a few LEFARS members interested in 4 metre operations  into this blog post as hopefully of interest to a wider audience.  I’d been experimenting with the various settings for bandwidth with different handsets on a … Continue reading

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Decoding strange data signals on MF

Ever turned the dial on your radio to 200 Khz or below ? You often hear mysterious data signals but what are they and what purpose do they perform. Read more about this signal and how to decode it here.

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Comparing the Wellbrook loop to my doublet antenna

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This evening I decided to compare the received signals from my Wellbrook loop mounted at 3m and the doublet antenna @9m. I used the super cute Elad SDR and injected (hopefully) a little bit of science. Read the report at … Continue reading

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Vertical Antenna Experiments

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I recently decided to purchase a remote matching unit, I had been looking for one for a while. The only options I have previously seen  included the name MFJ, and I was therefore keen to see who else was in … Continue reading

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Icom IC-7100 preview

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For those attending the recent National Hamfest held at the Newark Showground on 27/28 September (show review here), there was an opportunity to see the Icom IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF multimode transceiver ‘in the flesh’. The pre-production model (Japanese) was on display; … Continue reading

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The G3TXQ Designed, MW0JZE Manufactured, 20-6m Broadband Hexbeam

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The G3TXQ designed, MW0JZE manufactured, 20-6m Broadband Hexbeam. A redesign of the Mike Traffie (Traffie Technology) HEXBEAM Price £500 Website http://www.g3txq-hexbeam.com What is it? Basically this is a number of boomless 2 element wire Yagis supported by fibreglass spreader arms … Continue reading

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