Magnetic Loop Antenna Current and Voltage Distribution

If you have constructed homemade dipole antennas for amateur radio, you are probably aware of the current and voltage distribution at the antenna, always showing caution regarding the high voltage found at the antenna ends. But what about those magnetic loop antennas that have become Continue Reading

AE4FH Interviews Hans from QRP Labs About the QSX SDR Transceiver Kit

If you are considering amateur radio but think the entry might be cost prohibitive, this project should ease your mind. Hans Summers, G0UPL of QRP Labs is being interviewed by Faith Hannah, AE4FH. This is a project which will allow you to get your feet wet, Continue Reading

Ferrite, chokes, and RFI

With so many consumer products causing severe noise in amateur radio receivers, extra attention is required in order to clean up your reception. The following video gives some examples for you to suppress those noisy products. As stated in the video, be sure to check Continue Reading

FT-817 Anderson PowerPole Adapter Power Connector

This adapter provides a Powerpole® connection for the DC power required. Designed and produced on a 3D printer, by an amateur radio operator, specifically for the Yaesu FT817 / FT817ND. I purchased this unit from ebay recently, and installed it on my own FT817ND. The installation Continue Reading