2018/April 14. Bad news. Ham radio deluxe is cracked and fully compromised. Worst thing is that it is a clean hack without any ***wares, perfectly working as it should do. Do NOT download this, pay instead for this wonderful program. See it for yourself: http://a2zp30.com/23533-ham-radio-deluxe-v6-4-0-73960.html
2017. After a roof fire I had to remove the Fritzel tri-bander. The only antenna I am using now is the Sandpiper V9. A wonderful small antenna for HAMs who do not have a large garden or roof. With some power and this antenna you’re good to go. All of Europe, Eastern USA and South America worked pretty well. It is only about 4.7 meters high and can be used on most bands. I do not have a good SWR on 15, and 80 meter isn’t very efficient, but all the other bands work fine! I usually run 500 watts which is max power for this antenna. Check out the Sandpiper homepage here
2015/December 2. Thanks John NG0Z for sending this recorded qso from Minneapolis Minnesota: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7VOQ5I6-xs. Very much appreciated!
2015/July 4. Got a new toy to play with. A FT-950E in great condition. Made some very nice QSO’s with it and it together with the FT-1000MP MarcV my shack looks complete. I ordered a CAT cable and a panadapter cable so I soon can connect it to the computer together with Hamradio deLuxe and HDSDR.
2015/April 6. Wow! Great propogation all over the world. Make DX contacts easily. Just Micronesia didn’t work for me, after an hour calling and running full power, I gave up. Worked instead with New Zealand, ZL1SLO who only runs 80 watts and a vertical. That wasn’t bad!
The antenna is white painted by a funny guy who sold the beam to me for a fair price. The tower is a crank-up mast, home made up to 13 meters.
I recently reduced my “high noise” 5/+10 level on 20 (thanks to a neighbor) to 5/7! Killed some own switched power supplies here at home as well. You saw the noise level dropping and the weaker stations were readeable again.
2014/May 21. Bought some cb radios which cover the 10 meterband. A President George, a President Jackson and a Lincoln. The George gives almost 30 watts out on 10, and gave me immediately a couple of “over the pond” QSO’s. 30 watts of power seem to work quite well to the Americas on 10. The Lincoln was a disaster, the rx was distorted and poor. The illumination of the display was broken, and the was a small crack in the front panel. After a couple of repairs this radio is now one of my favorites. Audio is perfect again and I made an external audio output on the backside of the radio. The biggest problems were the dry electrolyte capacitors. I had to replace lots of them, and some diodes as well. Reduced the SSB output to 10 watts so it can be safely used with a power amplifier. Nice toy, but nothing compared to my yeasu.
My HAM radio equipment:
Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK-V 200W
Yaesu FT-950E 100W
Antenna tuner MFJ-962D
Fritzel FB-33, an old german Fritzel from the 70s
Heathkit SB-200 power amplifier 600-700W
Sandpiper antenna V9 for 17/20/30/40 meter band
2013/february. Lots of fun, lots of hobbies. Other interests are flyging RC helicopters which I have training now for the last year. Have been configuring Dreamboxes, 7025 & 800, testing lots of firmwares to it and have been setting up 2 motorized satellite dishes. At the end it is all about radio and antennes!
2012/02/19. After installing a site counter for this page I was suprised by the number of daily visitors! Hope you find some useful information here. There hasn’t happened so much for the last 2 months. Haven’t had much time for the hobby, instead I was busy at work.
2011/05/12. QSL cards only directly to my home address
My locator: JO99DL
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