Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2347

Yagi Antenna Design by G4CQM, Remote Power and SWR Meter Project, Setup Packetradio on a Raspberry Pi, LoRa-APRS-iGate, V6 DXpedition Micronesia,

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2343

Aluminium Push Up Mast , Yaesu FT-710 QST Review, FT-710 Yaesu official web site, Short introduction to D-STAR, ICOM IC-7100 Review , Troubleshooting Data Mode Problems, Fix FT-757GXII blank display

T32TT Log Online

DX Resources/Logs
T32TT East Kiribati, Christmas Island Log Search provided by clublog. This is 2 man activity from 6m to 160m

RF-Quiet Solar PV for Ham Radio

Technical Reference/Radio Frequency Interference
This article discusses the potential for solar power systems to coexist harmoniously with amateur radio, challenging the notion that they are inherently incompatible. Drawing from personal experience, the author emphasizes the importance of selecting RF-quiet components, focusing on series-string Sunny Boy grid-tie inverters. The article also highlights considerations for system design and limitations based on roof orientation, shading, and array size. Overall, it presents a valuable perspective on creating a radio-friendly solar PV setup.

Hamcommunity Links

Internet and Radio/Directories
The Ham Community WebLinks Directory is a curated collection of amateur radio link. It is designed for members to share exceptionally useful websites. Contributions follow guidelines, moderated by community moderators.

A Compact and Stealthy Field Portable Antenna

In the quest for an ideal field portable antenna, the author recounts experiments involving various wire configurations. While a previous candidate, a 41ft random wire, proved effective but lacked stealth, the search led to a surprising rediscovery of a design previously rejected—the Rybakov Antenna. With a focus on simplicity, rapid deployment, and multiband capability, the author explores the versatility of a 26ft Rybakov, avoiding the halfwave trap. The article delves into the antenna's performance and its potential as a discreet, resonant solution for field operations, addressing the challenges encountered during a POTA activation. Additionally, the Unun/Balun design used in conjunction with the Rybakov Antenna is discussed, providing insights into achieving a balanced system.


IC-R20 by Icom. Wideband Receiver Professional radioreceiver, allow double receiver, from HF to Microwave, digital recorde, DTCS, Memories and 11 hours countinuous reception.

Smart SO2R Antenna Switcher: A DIY Solution

Technical Reference/Arduino
In pursuit of enhanced station efficiency, the author describes crafting an Arduino-based smart antenna switcher for an SO2R setup. Faced with manual antenna switching challenges during contests, the project utilizes a Logos Electromechanical 4x4 Driver Shield and a Power Screw shield for seamless functionality. Despite its raw appearance, the automatic switcher proves indispensable in contest scenarios, prompting considerations for future improvements and standardization of station control protocols.

IC705 GoBox: A Portable Windows-Based Solution for All-Digital Modes

Technical Reference/Ham Radio Go Kits
This project details the creation of a portable GoBox housing an IC705, Windows 11 PC, and Bluetooth microphone. The robust setup, enclosed in a weatherproof Hofbauer Explorer Case, ensures stability and functionality for QRP and emergency radio activities. The aluminum-mounted devices minimize RF interference, and a built-in LifePO4 battery powers the 10.1 TFT touch LED monitor, providing approximately 12 hours of use in receive mode. With a focus on grab-and-go versatility, this GoBox stands as an efficient solution for outdoor ham radio operations.

Understanding Impacts of 75-ohm Devices in 50-ohm Systems

Technical Reference/Coax Cables and Connectors
This article explores the implications of using 75-ohm devices, common in TV setups, within 50-ohm systems. While mismatched cables and connectors may lead to minimal consequences in receive-only setups, potential losses and reduced isolation in splitters and taps are examined. The article concludes that, for general applications, inexpensive TV-type components can offer reasonable performance with some trade-offs

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2346

Introduction to HF - Aerials, Low-Viz Rain Gutter Antenna Mount, A 2 meter band-pass cavity using surplus Heliax, Eggbeater Mobile Antenna, Ham Imports - Your guide to Chinese ham radios, SWLog, Fully automatic antenna switch project, Quisk,

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2342

Three-Element Hex Beam Project, 40m Wire Antennas Comparison, 9:1 Balun and Unun, Building a new lithium battery, Dx-peditions365 App, Tripod Platform and Bi-Quad Antenna Mount, Band Decoder Arduino,

Enhancing Frontend Performance with Optimized Band Pass Filters

Technical Reference/Filters
This article explores the nuanced design challenges of Band Pass Filters (BPF) in radio receivers, balancing low insertion loss, high stop band rejection, and narrow bandwidth. The focus is on the "Series-Trap, Shunt-C" topology, resonator count impact, and meticulous layout design for superior stop band performance across various frequency bands

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2345

NinoTNC, FT8 - The Basics Explained, Fractal Antennas Master Course, Morse Code Practice Oscillator, DIY 850 MHz Yagi Antenna, Kydera,

Top Amateur Radio Websites - Issue 2344

Build a W3DZZ Antenna, Field Strength Meter, 6 Meter Beacons - Worldwide, aLog365, E51D North Cook Islands, E51D Log Online, Yaesu FT-818 Review, WRTC 2026 UK,

International Radio Club of America

Shortwave Radio/Clubs
Established in 1964, IRCA is a dedicated club focused on the pastime of tuning into distant stations on the AM broadcast band (510-1720 kHz). The club's official publication, DX Monitor, is released 35 times annually. It is published weekly from October to March, twice in September and April, and monthly from May to August. DX Monitor includes members' loggings, articles covering radio stations, receiver reviews, technical pieces, DX tips, and other content of relevance to Broadcast Band DX enthusiasts. Additionally, IRCA is affiliated with ANARC.