Icom IC-7300 and Hamradio Deluxe

I have put together a document to help with the set up of the IC-7300 and HRD.. you can download it here: 7300 WALKTHROUGH v1_1 

I created a little walk through on how to connect the 7300 to HRD, I hope it helps you.. 

The new Anan 7000DLE With Intel I7 NUC

What a lovely bit of kit, internal build quality has really taken a turn in the right direction. Lightning fast boot up time and super fast processor the 7000DLE is set to be a winner! HF and 6Mtrs @100Watts. ok the box looks a bit 1950’s but the performance is stunning! Boasting an Intel NUC, I7 8th Gen 2.70Ghz CPU, 8Gb Super fast RAM, and a 128Gb SSD.. 2X USB-3, 1X USB-C, 1X NIC, and a HDMI port.. Pre-installed W10 and fully loaded ready to go Power SDR. Take a peak at the manual and order one here 🙂

Es Hail continues to cause a stir!

The satelite es’hail continues to cause a stir in the ham radio community. The very popular octagon twin LNB sold out accross Amazon and Ebay with one seller hiking the price to over €150!

There are cheaper alternatives however there maybe some issues when trying to stabilise drift.

Don’t forget that the LNB will require 12v supplied via a bias tee, these are available from Ebay for a few pounds.. above all have fun..

Airspy HF-Plus, Great fun

  • HF coverage between 9 kHz .. 31 MHz
  • VHF coverage between 60 .. 260 MHz
  • -140.0 dBm (0.02 µV / 50 ohms at 15MHz) MDS Typ. at 500Hz bandwidth in HF
  • -141.5 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in FM Broadcast Band (60 – 108 MHz)
  • -142.5 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in VHF Aviation Band (118 – 136 MHz)
  • -140.5 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in VHF Commercial Band (136 – 174 MHz)
  • -140.0 dBm MDS Typ. at 500 Hz bandwidth in the upper VHF Band (> 174 MHz)
  • +15 dBm IIP3 on HF at maximum gain
  • +13 dBm IIP3 on VHF at maximum gain
  • 110 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR) in HF
  • 95 dB blocking dynamic range (BDR) in VHF
  • 150+ dB combined selectivity (hardware + software)
  • 120 dB Image Rejection (software)
  • Up to 660 kHz alias and image free output for 768 ksps IQ
  • 18 bit Embedded Digital Down Converter (DDC)
  • 22 bit Resolution at 3 kHz channel using State of the Art DDC (SDR# and SDR-Console)
  • +10 dBm Maximum RF input
  • 0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
  • 1 PPB frequency adjustment capability
  • Very low phase noise PLL (-110 dBc/Hz @ 1kHz separation @ 100 MHz)
  • Best Noise reduction of the market using state of the art algorithms
  • 2 x High Dynamic Range Sigma Delta ADCs @ up to 36 MSPS
  • No Silicon RF switch to introduce IMD in the HF path
  • Routable RF inputs with simple modification
  • Wide Band RF filter bank
  • Tracking RF filters
  • Sharp IF filters with 0.1 dB ripple
  • Smart AGC with real time optimization of the gain distribution
  • All RF inputs are matched to 50 ohms
  • 4 x Programmable GPIO’s
  • No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • Industrial Operating Temperature: -45°C to 85°C
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