portable operations

It finally arrived! My SARK100 from China

Posted by on April 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

After waiting for a pretty long time, my new gadget from China finally arrived! It’s a SARK100 antenna analyzer. I wrote about buying one, in February I think, so already some time ago! Most radio amateurs know that antenna analyzers are pretty expensive; starting around 300 Euros (USD 310). The only reason we buy them […]

Operating in The Netherlands for radio amateurs from Canada

Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

Radio amateurs from Canada have been asking me the possibilities of operating with a Canadian HAM radio license in The Netherlands. Because I think this information can be interesting for more Canadian operators, I decided to post it here. Let me start by saying this; if anybody has updates or additions to my information here, please […]

Mircules HAM QuickLog update for SOTA and IOTA

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

  Previous week a new version of Mircules HAM QuickLog came out. As most people will know, QuickLog is a logging app for Radio Amateurs voor the iPad. I wrote about this earlier in another post. The 2 most important additions to the app are “import from URL” and SOTA / IOTA support! Import from […]

ft-817nd vs ft-857d

Posted by on October 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

As people that read my blog posts might know; I’m always looking for the best portable setup. At the moment the options revolve around using the FT-817nd with a small linear or using the FT-857d. Using an FT-817nd plus a small linear In my post about using the FT-817nd with a “dirty amp” my idea […]

Whatever happened to the Yaesu FT-818?

Posted by on August 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

A few years ago there was a rumor going around that a new version of the Yaesu ft-817 would come on the market “pretty soon”. This new model would be called the Yaesu FT-818. The FT-817nd has been the favorite of many radio amateurs for as long as it exists, which is now about 10 […]

I got another one!

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 10:19 pm

I got another one; the Baofeng UV-3r+!  On a rainy Sunday afternoon, after browsing a bit on internet I went to this Chinese website that sells HAM radio stuff. I already bought a few small transmitters there and some other stuff and I decided to get another one of these small handhelds. They are almost […]

Using the FT-817nd with a “dirty amp” (RM KL300P)

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

Lately I’m trying to improve my portable HAM Radio setup because I want to do some activations for Castles On The Air (COTA) and WorldWide Flora & Fauna (WFF). The idea for the activations is that you take all the HAM radio gear you need to make your contacts and carry them to the end […]

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