This page contains links to equipments used by project members on this Amateur Radio Adventure, software programs and components developed by the project, and to other tools we've found useful and collected here for your convenience.
Every body know that if you prefer one Manufacteur Equipment you never change if you prefer Yaesu, ICOM, Kenwood , Ten-tec etc, . We are talking about OM with some years on experience , myself I never change from Kenwood, i've already operate under diferent conditions or with Yaesu or ICOM even with TEN-TEC and Drake. We can start here a discussion, but i've a costumate to listening good reception on my Kenwood s ,that's the reason
The Kenwood TS-480SAT is an all mode HF plus 6 meter amateur transceiver. It features AF digital signal processing on both receive and transmit. A quad-mixer provides receiver dynamic range equivalent to that of the TS-950 class. Receive coverage is 500 kHz (30 kHz VFO) to 60 MHz and direct frequency keypad entry is supported. The stand-alone LCD control panel features its own speaker and be placed up to 16 feet away from the main unit. This radio features attractive back lighting of the display and the controls! The supplied tabletop panel brackets is convenient for base use. 100 Alphanumeric memories are available and multiple scan functions are supported including: program scan, VFO scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan. The TS-480SAT can transmit 100 watts (5 watt minimum RF output for QRP work). Many operational parameters can be set to your operating preferences via the menu system. Up to two optional IF filters may be added. ARCP-480 and ARHP-10 control software downloads are available free from www.kenwood.net.
Note: The TS-480HX is similar, but provides 200 watts (100 on 6 meters) and does not have the built-in antenna tuner. The rear panel of the TS-480HX has dual fans and dual DC inputs.
You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone at [HEIL]; and by e-mail . You can also contact
The PRO-SET Headphones
is also great part of the equipment, I just tell you I've two
pairs, one for my own station and the other I've use to play radio
on portable, DXpeditions also on Fieldays.
CW IAMBIC PADDLE
I Love CW, but I'm still a humble CW Operartor, beeleave me I'm trying to improve everyday, and maybe 10 years from now I could transmit and receive fast like some friends I've. Anyway I'm trying to work at least on the DX'peditions. I Canīt perform CW Pile-ups because I still have a hard hears. So if you can't hear us on any Phone Frequencies take a look on CW but be pacience.
You may also obtain technical support by e-mail or telephone at [VIBROPLEX]; and by e-mail .ī
This is my NEW EQUIPMENT, excellent piece for Interfacing to a radio and computer, works very well with most of all Logging programs (N1MM,Writelog,CTK1EA,Logger,Looger32, etc.etc) you have PTT control and sound card control.
Permitting transmit all modes, of course including digital modes (RTTY,PSK31etc.etc) . With a electronic Keyer it's very good for the exigente CW operator.
You can made your own interface with a couple of diodes, and transistors and line transformer, but you don't have computer and radio control buttons and we never know on day we can damage the transceiver or computer with excess overload.
MICRO KEYER is a powerfull All-in-one multi mode USB interface for CW, SSB, AM, FM and digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, APRS, PACKET Echolink and many others. Using a single USB port and a sound card, MICRO KEYER can interface with any Windows-based logging or control program to run any FSK, CW, AFSK,SSB AM, or FM mode. MICRO KEYER also includes a rig control interface (CAT/CI-V) with interfaces for all radios, a powerful CW memory keyer, and a buffer for keying a Power Amplifier.
PACKAGE CONTAINS: MICRO KEYER 1 pc; drivers and control software on CDROM, and USB A-B Cable 2 mts (6,5ft) long 1pc, sound card cables 1,5 mts (5ft) long 3 pcs. Optional: Radio connector cables maybe ordered
DF4SA "I have written a detailed construction guide (classic Heathkit-style step-by-step instructions), so you can build your own spider beam from scratch. The complete construction guide is available for free as a PDF document. Several helpful OMs have kindly translated the construction guide to the
gue, making it available in several different languages.
gue, making it available in several different languages.Because of the great response I decided to make the antenna available in kit form.he complete material kit contains all the parts necessary to build the antenna.
continuing efforts to make portable equipment ,even more rugged and
durable SPIDERBEAM have now developed a new "HEAVY DUTY"
version of our well-known 12m pole. The first prototypes were tested
last November/December during 120km/h winds at the North Sea coast and
performed just great!
heavy duty poles are very well suited for building 40/80/160m wire GP
or inverted L antennas. They can also easily support temporary
lightweight 1 Element Quad or Delta loops for 20-10m, and
dipoles for all bands, especially when used with open wire feedline.
(Most baluns would be somewhat heavy). 4-6 poles could be used to build lightweight
beams for 40 or 80m.
The best (and cheapest) wire to use for such applications (verticals, loops, dipoles etc.) is AWG 18 (= 1mm diameter) enameled copper wire or similar. Thin fishing monofilament (1mm diameter) or similar rope is very suitable for guy lines.
course, a single person can still put up these poles very easy within
full extracted length (height): 12m (40ft)
transportation length: 1.18m (3ft 10'')
weight: 3.3kg (7lbs)
bottom diameter: 55mm (2 1/6'')
top diameter: 8mm (1/3'')
wall thickness: 1.4 - 2mm (1/18" - 1/12")
number of segments: 12
segment length: 3ft 10" (1.18m)
Pole material: Black Fiberglass, UV protected
FORCE 12 XK40
is also a great antenna if your idea and way to play radio is on
portable, DXpeditions also on Fieldays.
The Sigma-40XK is the same antenna used by Team Vertical on 40 meters to set World Records. As development continued, it was discovered that this excellent antenna could be enhanced for operation on more bands by using the 40 meter version as the core design. It comes with all components to place it on the 40-30-20-17-15-12-10 amateur bands. In actual practice, the Sigma-40XK can be placed on any frequency or band between about 5 MHZ and 30 MHz, making it an excellent choice for FIELD DAY and other services. It can also be operated horizontally as a dipole close to the ground for emergency communications.
Frequency changes are simple. The T-bar lengths are set to the correct length for 20 through 10 meters, with pre-sets and pre-cut sections. 40 and 30 use the 20 meter T-bars, plus center loading coils are added at the feed point. Simple - and - it let's you get your hands on the antenna and learn what is happening! This is a great teaching tool for students.
Comes with balun and all parts - add your coax and you are on the air with the Sigma-40XK