Welcome on my site ! From May 23 2011, till May 25 2012, my Novice license call was PD0RW.
I passed the Full License Exam (CEPT F-license T/R 61-01) on 9 May , 2012
Info HAM Radio Station PA7R :
Location: ITU Region #1, ITU Zone #27, CQ Zone #14, Grid Locator JO33GA.
DXCC Entity #263, Continent EU, The Netherlands.
European PSK Club Member EPC # 18432
Digital Modes Club Member DMC #4543
30MDG Member Number #6363
Hellenic Phase Shift Keying Club HPC #519
eQSL Only ! Please do not send QSL Cards in respect of the Amateur`s Code of 1928
SWL since 1970 with a Blaupunkt Ideal Lido ( Type V 93400 from 1965 ,now RIP ), and in the year 1975 I met PA0WJT and his hobby and thanx to him I have been radioactive from 1976 with small transistor FM transmitters
Experimenting in 1977 with a Siemens PC-100 ( a Rockwell 6502 Kit clone) and BASIC in 4K RAM.
At the age of fourteen I Purchased a new Hycom CB4000 and a Kathrein CityStar in 1980 for 11 Meter (27Mc) and one year later sold everything for a Sinclair ZX81 Computer Kit imported from the UK In 1995 packet radio (AX25) was hot. Online with F6FBB and 3 TNC`s with WA8DED Hostmode (TF2.7b NORDLINK DAMA Meister) On 27MC my callsign was CB4RWT and HomeBBS=NL3ASN My transceiver in those days was a President George 40 CH CEPT , which I still own.
Tranceivers with a die-cast front,real heavy knobs and real (as in non-SMD) components have my attention. The build quality of those transceivers are not found in modern amateur radio equipment.
After 25 years or more, they can work just as new when properly adjusted, modified or upgraded. Parts, Service Manuals, and of course the info at groups.yahoo.com are still available, and if repair is needed,this is much easier than SMD equipped sets.
For the Kenwood TS series before 1991 almost all parts can be replaced by substitutes of readily available common equivalent parts, easily obtained, which are not expensive, and often of higher quality than original parts. In most instances for the Kenwood TS series there is no reason to abandon the radio because a part is not available from Kenwood. You can use standard off the shelf modern equivalent capacitors, resistors, ICs and often equivalent (or with better specs) replacement transistors / FET`s. There is a german way of expression of improving the original: Besser als neu!
But time moves on, so I combine for example newer cheap RTL 2832 SDR technology or the FiFi SDR with the old-school down/up conversion technology`with the use of the buffered IF frequency of the transceiver , I think its the best of analog and digital technology together, at this moment. See for some ideas:http://www.rtl-sdr.com/
Running the following SDR software: PowerSDR Si570,SDR#, HDSDR,and the awesome sdr-radio.com software from Simon Brown. For more info about his project,look at:http://sdr-radio.com/ I like to experiment with (newer) digital modes like BPSK, JT65-HF and JT-9 and protocols with low power. Power level most of the time is 30 Watt. If conditions are good, all I need is 5 Watt. Decoding signals with the following software : SIGMIRA, Sorcerer, Digital Master 7.80, Fldigi, CW Decoder, CWSkimmer, WSJT-X.
Together with the excellent receivers at:http://www.websdr.org/, and especially the receiver at:http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901who samples the entire HF spectrum at once,its possible to receive and decode multiple signals from multiple frequency ranges, with multiple sessions, on multiple computers. ( 234 sessions are no problem for the websdr server). No need for a Flexradio anymore
My (almost) invisible stealth antenna`s
01) Homebrew Multiband EndFed, with a 2:16 windings = 1:64 transformer and 23 Meter copper/steel (WD-1/TT) longwire for 40M, 80M and 160 Meters, no coils or traps, matched with a MFJ-934™ (T-Type) Tuner, 13M asl (above sea level)
02) Homebrew Indoor Magnetic Loop from 2cm aluminium strips,placed in my attic ,4 Meter circumfence mainly used for 20M, 30M and 40M BPSK31, JT-65 HF, JT-9 Digital Modes and a VCI Vectronics VC300M™ (T-Type) Tuner for finetuning.
03) MFJ 935B™,Small, High efficiency Loop Tuner™ for 3.5-30 Mhz and a magnetic loop from aluminium strips, 2M CU or 4M CU
04) Homebrew Magnetic Loop (2M circumfence) made of an Aluminimum Bicycle Wheel for 10M-12M-15M-17M-20M
05) Dual Travel Loop by PD7MAA 10-80M and a Loop tuner
06) Homebrew Indoor Magnetic Loop from 15mm Copper pipe 4 Meter circumfence , for 20M, 30M and 40M 07) SGC SG-230™ Smart Tuner with 30M End Fed antenna for 10M - 160M for field days
08) MFJ 16010™ (L-type) Travel Tuner with a Portable Rescue Vessel Vertical 4M long, for 10M-12M-15M-17M-20M 09) Portable MFJ 900™ (T-Type) Tuner for 10 - 80M with 30M End Fed or ZS6BKW Multiband Dipole 2 * 14M 10) MFJ 902™ (L-Type) Travel Tuner for 10M - 80M and a bunch of Random Wires ;-)
11) MFJ 971™ (T-Type) Travel Tuner for 10M - 80M and a DV27S for 10M
12) MFJ 904™ (L-Type) Travel Tuner for 10M - 80M with a 1:9 Unun transformer End Fed , for field days 13) AEA Isoloop™ Magnetic loop, with the IT-1 Autotuner, the IT-1 Coupler and the LC-1 Loop Controller(Modifying, Refurbishing & Aligning)
My visible antenna`s
1) EPS Antennas™End Fed Antenna for 10M-12M-15M-17M-20M-30M-40M,with 10M copper/steel (WD-1/TT) wire on a 12M GFK (glassfiber) mast with theMFJ 941B™ Versa Tuner II (T-Type) Tuner
Transformer/ multiband EF picture made by John, PD7MAA
Magloop from Alu bicycle wheel and coupling loop, in my living room. With BPSK-31 and 35 Watts contacts in Europe are easily possible (<5000 KM),
because of the vertical polarization. Next picture, a detail of the GRC-9 Capacitor. Last picture a closeup with the RF choke. The disconnected wire is for more capacity for 30M-40M
AEA Isoloop, plus Autotuner IT-1, Coupler, plus Loop Controller LC-1
VHF / UHF:
01) Homebrew Indoor Dual Band Popovic Dipole antenna for 70CM / 2M
02) Indoor Telescopic Dipole for 2M
03) Homebrew Indoor Popovic Dipole for 4M (2 legs, 1 Meter each)
04) Homebrew Indoor Popovic Dipole for 70CM (2 legs, 50CM each, see picture below)
05) HB9CV Dipole for 70CM by made by EPS Antennas
Dual band Popovic Dipole Antenna for 70CM and 2M
1/4 wave on 2M and 5/8 Wave on 70cm
01) Kenwood TS-940S, yes, with the Automatic Antenna Tuner, with the PIEXX Serial Interface Board / CR 2032 Memory Backup Cell Clip Holder upgrade (0-30 Mhz_AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW, 5-100 Watt) & the Kenwood MC-90 Desktop Mic with a Shure SM58 Mic element
02) Kenwood TS-930S #1, also with the Automatic Antenna Tuner and modified with the PIEXX Digital Board and modified PSU / Air cooling fans, all Kenwood Service Bulletin and W6NL mods, TX DC Solid State Relais (0-30 Mhz_AM/USB/LSB/CW, 5-100 Watt) & Kenwood MC-85 Deskmic
03) Kenwood TS-930S #2, of course with the Automatic Antenna and with the 500Hz CW filter / 2.4 Khz SSB filters (0-30 Mhz_AM/USB/LSB/CW, 5-100 Watt)
04) Kenwood TS-930S #3, again, with the Automatic Antenna Tuner and modified with the PIEXX Digital Board and modified PSU / Air cooling fan with all KB2LJJ Mods plus the 500Hz CW filter / 2.4 Khz SSB filters, TX DC Solid State Relais (0-30 Mhz_AM/USB/LSB/CW, 5-100 Watt) with the 5 pin SBE (Belcom) Desktop Mic
05) Kenwood TS-830S #1 "Gold Edition" with new HV caps, new 6146B PA Tubes,and a new 12BY7A Driver tube, All filters, AT-230 Antenna Tuner & SP-230 Speaker (1.8, 3.5,7,10,14,18,21,24,28,29 Mhz_LSB/USB/CW Wide/CW Narrow, 100 Watt) & FiFi SDR (used as IF 8.83 Mhz Panadapter) & HAM International TW-232S Deskmic
06) Kenwood TS-830S #2 "Gold Edition" with new HV Caps, and with the 455Khz SSB filter, (1.8, 3.5,7,10,14,18,21,24,28,29 Mhz_LSB/USB/CW Wide/CW Narrow, 100 Watt) &
Tigertronics USB SignaLink™ USB soundcard Radio Interface & Turner +3B Deskmic
07) Kenwood TS-180S #1 with the WARC Kit (3.5,7,10,14,18,21,28,29_Mhz_FSK/LSB/USB/CW 100 Watt) & Kenwood Dynamic Mic or the 4 pin SBE (Belcom) Desktop Mic
10) Icom IC-7000,Modified (0-50 Mhz , 140-150 Mhz, 420-440 Mhz All Mode 1-100 Watt on HF) & Astatic D104-M6 Mic
11) Icom M710 MF/HF Marine Transceiver Modified (0-30 Mhz AM/LSB/USB/CW/FSK 20/60/150 Watt PEP & Kenwood MC43S 500ohm) & Konig (Prolific chipset) Serial2USB converter + Icom M710 Control Panel or N3ZH Ham Radio Integrator
12) Kenwood TS-480 SAT (0-50 Mhz All Mode, 5-100 Watt) & Behringer DI-20 DI Box Sound card interface/Homebrew PTT Interface & Acer Aspire 1700 Laptop with Digital Master 780/ FLDigi / MRP40/WSJT-X
13) Yaesu FT-757GX MK1 (0-30 Mhz All Mode, 5-100 Watt) & Yaesu MH-1 Dynamic Mic
14) Yaesu FT-450 AT (0-50 Mhz All Mode, 5-100 Watt) & Turner JM +3 or Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200 with the Philips ECC83/12AX7A triode tube & Behringer C-5 Condenser Mic under CAT Control with Ham Radio de Luxe v5.11
15) Yaesu FT-817 (0-50 Mhz , 140-150 Mhz, 420-440 Mhz All Mode QRP 0.5-5 Watt) & Yaesu MH-67A8J DTMF Mic & Tigertronics USB SignaLink™ USB soundcard Radio Interface and, if conditions are really bad, Connex TX-200 2.5W PEP input / 30W PEP Output HF Amplifier
16) Yaesu FT-897 (0-56 Mhz , 136-160 Mhz, 420-470 Mhz All Mode 5-20 Watt VHF/UHF) & Yaesu MH-31 Mic & CAT Control with HAM Radio de Luxe v5.11
17) Clansman PRC-320 UK (1.6-30 Mhz 5-30 Watt) , AM/USB/CW
18) Emperor TS-5010 (26-30 Mhz All Mode 15W FM / 30 Watt PEP) & Densei EC-2002 Electret Mic,or Turner +3, or Turner +3B, or Turner Expander 400, or Turner Expander 500, or Turner JM +2, or Turner JM +3, or Turner SSK, or Leson TW 232S, or Sadelta Echo Master Plus Classic, Or Sadelta Bravo,or Piezo DX-354, or Piezo DX-358, or Pan international Desktop Mic, or Astatic 878HL,or Pewe MD132D2OA Desktop Mic, or Ham International TW-232DX , or Ham Master 4500, or Ham Master 4200, or Miranda Amplified Mic, or Monacor DM-233, or Monacor ECM-220, or Pan International EBP-2001, or Peiker TM-110, or Leson CH-229,or HyGain Hy-Power Desktop Mic.
19) President Lincoln / Uniden HR-2830 #1 Philippines version (26-30 Mhz All Mode 15W FM / 30 Watt PEP) & Turner +3B Desktop Mic 20) President Lincoln / Uniden HR-2830 #2 Chinese version (26-30 Mhz All Mode 10W FM / 20 Watt PEP) & Peiker TM-110 or Zetagi MB+5 Desktop Mic 21) President Lincoln / Uniden HR-2830 #3 Philippines version (26-30 Mhz All Mode 15 Watt FM / 30 Watt PEP) & Peiker TM-110 Mic 22)President George Multinorm CEPT 40 Channel AM/FM/USB/LSB & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic
24) Skiptech TI-4000 40 Channel FM CEPT PR27-NL
25) Magnum 257 V2 (25.615-30 Mhz AM/FM/USB/LSB 15W FM / 35 Watt PEP) & Maas Amplified Mic
Kenwood TS-940 SAT PIEXX Digital Serial Interface Board plus Eprom, and a new CR2032 memory backup cell clip holder Kenwood TS-930 SAT
Kenwood TS-830S #1
Icom IC-7000, its my backup set together with a 30 Amp Switched Power Supply,and a MFJ 16010 Tuner in a metal suitcase
Kenwood TS-830S #2 (real picture, watch the dial lights,they are blue!)
Kenwood TS-480 SAT
Yaesu FT-897 with Full RX/TX Yaesu FT-757GX MK1, with Full RX/TX. My portable QRO Field set #1, together with a Telecom HV-830NF 25 Amps switched PSU
Yaesu FT-817, my QRP set, 12V max. DC input / 5 Watt HF output, Amateur bands only
Clansman PRC-320UK Military HF set
Trio (Kenwood) TS-130S, my portable Field QRO set #2,with green meter & dial lights, together with a HAM PC-30SW switched 30 Amps PSU
Kenwood TS-180S, my HF set in my living room, together with a Nissei PS30 SWII 30 Amps switched PSU
F-PA7R/P Portable Station with the Trio TS-130S,Yaesu FT-817 and the MFJ 904 Travel Tuner, with 10M wire, no counterpoise Picture of a supersweeper screen PSK31 with DM780 in the evening, digital modes are perfectly suited for a camping site!
From top to down: detail picture of the modified Condor 3000 plus basestation, Kenwood TS-180S,TS-830S and the heavy modifiedTS-930 SAT.
The Condor 3000/ Ascom SE-550 is just like new, with the originial CTCSS board installed Next picture is a detail picture of the modified Condor 3000, The Icom M710, Kenwood TS-180S, and the heavy modifiedTS-930 SAT.
The Deskmike is a amplified SBE (Belcom) . This mic is immune to RF problems
Icom M710 MF/HF Marine Transceiver with all ITU channels, programmable from 30Khz till 30Mhz, with a serial2USB interface, and M710 Control Panel or N3ZH HRI Radio Integrator software.
The modem interface combines a CAT and audio interface together, with only one cable .N3ZH HRI with Digital Master 780, its a fine digital station.
Screenshot of Icom M710 Control Panel
Screenshot of the Radio Control part of Ham Radio Integrator by N3ZH. It is a Java application suite, to control the Icom M710 with CAT
Screenshot of the Main part of Ham Radio Integrator by N3ZH. HRI can also connect to Ham Radio de Luxe/ Digital Master 7.80. HRI passes the CAT commands to Digital Master through TCP/IP.
President Lincoln/ Uniden HR-2830#1 and #3 Philippines version. Its a classic 10m radio, and looks/works just like new. Not bad for a 25 year old rig!
My favourite microphone for this rig is a Turner +3B. Together they produce a beautiful SSB audio signal. The set is also suitable for a 10M low power beacon.
Emperor TS-5010, it looks a lot like the President Lincoln/ Uniden HR-2830 10M Radio and works just as good
Magnum 257 (V2 with blue display) Its a President Lincoln clone, but without the SWR bridge
President Lincoln/ Uniden HR-2830#2 Chinese version. The Final in this unit is a 2SC1945, 8 Watts FM,12 Watt AM, 20 Watts SSB
VHF / UHF Only:
01) Condor 46 + Base Station (Teletron TMC-87) 1-10 Watt for 70CM FM with modified VfOZA software with CTCSS & Peiker TM-168 Amplified Mic 02) Condor 46 + Mobile Station (Teletron TMC-87) 1-10 Watt for 70CM FM with modified VfOZA software & Peiker TM-110 amplified Mic powered by a 7.2 Ah Gel battery 03) Condor 46 (Teletron TMC-87) 1-10 Watt for 70CM FM with modified VfOZA software with CTCSS & Monacor ECM-220 Mic 04) Condor 3000 (Ascom SE-550 / Efcyvox M-3000) 1-15 Watt for 70CM FM with PA4DEN software with CTCSS & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic
05) Condor 4000 (Ascom SE-550 + Base Station) 1-15 Watt for 70CM FM with PA4DEN software with CTCSS & Piezo DX-358 Mic
06) Condor 3000 (Ascom SE-550 / Efcyvox M-3000) 1-15 Watt for 2M FM with PA4DEN software with CTCSS & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic
07) Teletron TMC-84 1-10 Watt for 80Mhz FM (PLL is locking between 69-88 Mhz, but the unit is only sensitive from 74-88 Mhz) with modified VfOZA software & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic
08) Condor 16 (Teletron TMC-82) 1-10 Watt for 2 FM Meter with VfOZA software & PAN EPB 2001 Monacor ECM-220 Mic
09) Condor Standard (Ascom SE-540) 10 Watt for 2 Meter FM with 72 Channels & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic
10) Pye / Philips MX-294 15 Watt modified for 144.500 - 145.800 Mhz FM (12.5 Khz steps)
11) Alinco DJ-S41C Modified for 400-470 Mhz 50 mWatt - 340 mWatt FM
12) Yaesu VX-7R Porto plus Yaesu CMP460A Mic0.5-5 Watt, Modified for 40 Mhz, 6M, 4M, 2M, and 70CM AM/FM/WFM
13) Yaesu FT-530 Porto 0.5-5 Watt for 2M / 70CM AM/FM/WFM
14) Standard C-558 Porto 1-5 Watt for 2M / 70CM AM/FM/WFM
15) Standard C-628 Porto 1-5 Watt for 70CM / 23CM AM/FM/WFM
16) Ascom SE-550 1-10 Watt for 4M FM with PA4DEN / RATS V3 software & Peiker TM-110 Amplified Mic (Memory backup does not work, needs investigation) 17) Bosch KF-161 5 Watt for APRS 144.800 Mhz FM with KF-161 APRS tracker v.011
18) SEM 35 1 Watt 26-70 Mhz WFM with mounting + 27,3V 700W switched PSU (Ericsson) 25 amps
19) SEM 35 1 Watt 26-70 Mhz WFM with portable whip antenna + 12 NIMH-D Cell (total 14.4V)
20) SEM 25 1-15 Watt 26-70 Mhz WFM + 27,3V 700W switched PSU (Ericsson) 25 amps
21) Motorola GM-900 VHF 25 Watt 144.800 Mhz FM
22) Alinco DR-590E (130-170 Mhz 400-460 Mhz) 45/35Watt with DTMF Mic
Condor 16 / Condor 46
Condor 3000 / Ascom SE-550
Condor 46 (Teletron TMC-87) Mobile station 70CM with a 7.2 Ah Gel Battery, currently tuned on Coversity Network 430.275 Mhz , see http://www.coversity.nl
Alinco DR-590E, with the DTMF mic ( not in this picture)
Considerate.never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
Loyal. offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and his or her national radio amateur association.
Progressive. with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
Friendly. slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interest of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Balanced. radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
Patriotic. station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
Written by Paul M.Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.
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