Equipment

Aren’t we all a bit proud of our radio equipment, no matter how big or small our shack is? Maybe you found something special at a Hamfest or built a transceiver yourself, there is always things to be proud of.

Here I show you what kind of radio equipment I use and hopefully in a while I can also show some self-built equipment.


Digital Voice Hotspot

Since I have both DMR and D-STAR compatible portables, I have been playing a bit with these modes. I can see the advantages of these modes but the configuration possibilities and the additional problems seem almost infinite. 😉 In order to play with DMR/D-STAR in my shack I bought an MMDVM HS Hat. This is …
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Kenwood TH-D74E

My second handheld is a Kenwood TH-D74E. A more high-end radio, compared to my AnyTone, with a wider reception range (including HF in CW, SSB and AM) and D-STAR capabilities on VHF/UHF. Next to this the TH-D74E has support for (I think) the complete APRS protocol, e.g. it can also receive APRS data. With this …
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Daiwa CNA-1001 Automatic Antenna Tuner

The built-in tuner of my Icom IC-7300 can only tune up to an SWR of 3:1 without enabling the emergency mode, this emergency mode will limit the power to 50W average power. As I want to have the possibility to use more power if I need to, an external tuner is the only way to …
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10/20/40m End-Fed antenna

I don’t have the luxury of being able to place a high antenna mast, therefore I started looking for an easy to place and yet good to use HF antenna. The End-Fed antenna seems to be a good choice so this is my main antenna currently (since summer 2020), an End-Fed designed for 10, 20 …
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Icom IC-7300

My first HF/6m/4m transceiver is the popular Icom IC-7300. I think it is one of the best selling HF sets of the last few years (as of 2020). The IC-7300 employs an RF direct sampling system, where RF signals are directly convert to digital data. This digital data is then processed in the FPGA (Field-Programmable …
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AnyTone AT-D878UV Plus

The first radio I’ve bought specifically for HAM use is the AnyTone AT-D878UV Plus portable VHF/UHF handheld radio. I use it mainly to listen to QSOs on 2m or 70cm, locally of via a repeater. The stock antenna was replaced with a Nagoya NA-771 and this improved the reception. The Nagoya antenna is more flexible …
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