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Blog of Amateur Radio enthusiast Ed Durrant
AR Podcast list
Australian SOTA related blogs.
Digital Voice options and history of DMR
Sample Codeplugs for the Baofeng RD-5R DMR HT.
English Amateur Radio News
40 metre Horizontal Loop Antenna.
Is it possible to extend the 40m Sky Loop to cover 60 metres? An experimental project.
A lightweight Tripod solution for portable use of mobile HF whips
Chinese HF20A longwire antenna
HB9SL VP2E directional wire antenna
HF whip antenna carrying tube for less than €10.
Junkbox HF antenna
Komunica Bazoka wideband mobile vertical
Komunica HF-PRO-2-PLUS-T HF portable vertical antenna.
Portable HF vertical “J-Pole” antennas
EASY remote control solution of modern rigs
IC-7300 Review and operating tips.
IC-7300 Diplexer to split HF/VHF RF to different antennas
IC-7300 Bluetooth Support
IC-7300 connectivity to an external (non-ICOM) power amplifier.
IC-7300 connectivity to an LDG AT-1000 ATU
IC-7300 External memory buttons
IC-7300 Interfacing an external RF Speech processor
IC-7300 Side panels
ICOM RS-BA1 remote control software Installation
Smart Phone choices
SOTA Backpacks – what to take?
SOTA Creation and tests of new RHM8B/tripod antenna set up.
Xiegu X108G as a SOTA portable rig
Yaesu FT-817ND Notes.
General Blog items
Dayton Hamvention 2019
HF Digital Voice – FreeDV
HF DX Radio Propagation
Monitoring short Range Propagation
Links to SOTA Websites
My SOTA Reference Documents & Awards
Maps of SOTA contacts
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