New version of my DX Cluster app for Android!

Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

I put a new version of my app; Mircules HAM DX Cluster for Android, in the Google play store! After a lot of testing I finally put this version live. This is the first version that has Bluetooth CAT support for the popular Yaesu FT-8×7 radios! What’s New ? I added the 60m (5 mHz) […]

Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest Handheld!

Posted by on December 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Lately I have been listening a lot to the most popular repeater here in the Netherlands (PI3UTR). I need to travel for work and listening to this repeater is a nice distraction. I now and then also talk with people but most of the time I’m just listening. Until a few weeks ago I took […]

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 […]

It’s all about antennas!

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

A week or 2 ago I competed in the PACC contest. This is a radio amateur contest where operators from all over the world need to contact Dutch operators to collect points. A contest is always a good way to check your antennas, your radio and other equipment because you are making a lot of contacts […]

It’s a Christmas Miracle (antenna) !

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I got myself a Miracle Whip antenna! Although the things I read about it weren’t al that positive, I decided I wanted to get one anyway. Why did I get one after reading all these mixed reviews? Well, I was missing a HF antenna for one specific situation. 🙂 Imagine walking in a forrest and […]

Look what I got from China! A TCXO!

Posted by on November 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Lately I have discovered online shopping in Chinese shops. Because everything is so very cheap over there, comparing to our prices in the west, it’s easy to buy more than you need! I bought also several radio amateur things, of which I will write in a few blogs. The first thing I bought is really […]

Giving away FREE HAM Radio software for Mac OSx!

Posted by on November 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Some time ago I decided to make an application for showing DX Cluster information on Mac OSx. People that know me a bit better, know that I already made a few apps that I’m selling in the iOS app store, one of which shows the DX Cluster on the iPhone and the iPad. So it […]

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 […]

My new website;

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I got a new website; ! I like the Yaesu FT-817nd so much that I decided to make a separate website for it! For now it is just full of YouTube movies about the FT-817nd and a few of my blog entries. In the end the site will just have lots of stuff about […]

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 […]

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