HG-7028 Transverter

HG-7028 Transverter

I’ve been waiting to get on 4m for some time but for various reasons never got around to it, however in early September Iain (M0PCB) said that he had a HG-7028 transverter and a 4el LFA for sale at a good price so I jumped at the chance, not only that Iain...
Satellite Antennas Replaced

Satellite Antennas Replaced

After returning from Ham Radio 2013 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, I had made my mind up that I was going to replace my satellite antennas (standard Diamond yagis) that I first purchased for satellite use with X-Quads from Wimo which I order on the day I returned. Sadly...
Baofeng UV-3R

Baofeng UV-3R

After reading on G4ILO’s blog about the Baofeng UV-3R, I thought I’d order one to give it ago as I only had a 2m VX-150 plus the UV-3R looked a lot lighter and something I might be more inclined to carry around so on the 16 May I ordered one from...
ICOM IC-910X added to the shack

ICOM IC-910X added to the shack

During the first weekend of this month I took a trip to Cambridge to visit M1BXF but also pickup a second hand fully loaded ICOM IC-910X which I’m now using for satellite work and also general VHF/UHF QSOs, so far the experience with it has been fantastic and...
MP1 Chapstick

MP1 Chapstick

I finally got round to putting the MP1 Chapstick together and giving it a whirl on Monday, setting it up was easy using the tripod legs to keep it off the grass in the back garden for this test I decided just to run it into the shack using the coax we normally use for...

Yaesu FT950 has new Firmware PEP950

I was doing my usual trawl around the Internet on Friday afternoon and noticed that Yaesu had issued a new firmware update for the Yaesu FT950 which has been in the shack for just over a year and 1 week. There had been some noticeable improvements too with them...