JA1WQF successfully decoded W5LUA on 47088.1 MHz EME


Great news from EME reflector: JA1WQF Mitsuo was able to successfully decode W5LUA’s 47088.1 MHz QRA-64D signal today Feb 10, 2020. These were one way tests with only me transmitting. At the moment Mitsuo is only running 1 watt but is actively working on a 10 watt amplifier. I run a 30 watt TWT which produces about 25 watts at…

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New Icom IC-705 QRP all mode transceiver

Icom IC-705 IC 705

At Orlando Hamcation 2020 is presented a new IC-705, the rig will be released in April of this year (hopefully). The small package offers a lots of functions, like a big base station. A new rig can also be a interesting for microwave transverters. Supported will be 0.5W output mode what is useable for many transverters. We can’t find info…

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DORSTEN – GHz Meeting

Dorsten GHz Tagung UKW

Next Saturday, 15th February 2020, in Dorsten is a well-known GHz meeting. The meeting is organized by the DARC, the local club “Herrlichkeit-Lembeck”, and the DARC district “Westphalia-north”. The GHz-Tagung is supported by the local adult education center. Programm is rich and very interesting (please use Google translate): Tagungsprogramm der 43. GHz-Tagung in Dorsten am 15. Februar 2020 09:00 Uhr…

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Kuhne G3 10GHz Local Oscillator adjustment

VK4GHZ Kuhne G3 10GHz LO adjust

Adam VK4GHZ had a problem with the Kuhne G3 10GHz transverter. Problem was with Local oscillator and Adam described the solution <here> From Adam`s blog: I was caught by surprise out in the field the other day, when my new Kuhne MKU 10 G3 432 appeared to not work. But it worked fine on the shack bench. Kuhne are very secretive about…

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The Best Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for 2020

HackRF One Software Defined Radio

On web page oneSDR you can read interesting articles about SDRs “The Best Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) for 2020”. Maybe can help you to choose a new toy for your lab or shack. “After extensively researching Software-defined Radios (SDR), we think the HackRF is the best product. It covers the most popular frequency range of 10 MHz to 6 GHz which includes everything…

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