The idea of 2.4 GHz “shoot out” was raised with the VK4 microwavers present at the last 5.7 GHz shoot out. Both myself and VK4EA did
Looking for a 1296 MHz (23cm) Power Amplifier? After discounting a W6PQL based kit, a PE1RKI 23cm 150W Power Amplifier was decided upon. Like the W6PQL
Results for the WIA VHF/UHF Field Day Summer 2014 contest have just been released. I was amused (it doesn’t take much) to note that the Contest
Finally! Presenting the VK4 Microwave Activity Day video for July 2013. Thank you to all those who shot some video – without the efforts of these
Depending on the size and wind load of your antenna system, you may be able to get away with using tripods and mounting schemes intended for
“TIM” is the gunk that improves heat transfer from the device you’re attempting to cool down, to the heat sink. Also known as heat sink compound!
The dual-band 2.4/3.4 GHz transverter system currently runs a Toshiba UM2784B Power Amplifier on 3.4 GHz, nominally 8 watts output, as seen on the right, mounted
The DL2AM 10 GHz 10 Watt Power Amplifier arrived recently, and was “unboxed” today. (Click on the pictures, to see them full-size) Manufactured by Philipp Prinz,
Brisbane 10 GHz Activity Day, October 27, 2013 Iain, VK5ZD, is operating portable from the Gold Coast, whilst other stations are operating S/E QLD. A fun
Looking for some power on the 3400 MHz ham band? Toshiba UM2683B 3.5 GHz power amplifiers are available on eBay from AECI South, that become a
The Redcliffe & Districts Radio Club is pleased to announce the inaugural 5.7 GHz shootout Microwave Activity Day (MAD), starting at 11AM, Sunday 3rd of November.
We take a look at sweeping an M2 23CM35 yagi for 1296 MHz using a Windfreak SynthNV USB powered and programmed RF Signal Generator / RF
I was looking into using a single VK3XDK PLL Synthesizer for both my 2.4GHz and 3.4GHz transverter systems. ie; sharing the one PLL for both bands,
One thing that became apparent when using a single XDK PLL board in a dual-band 2.4/3.4 GHz transverter system, is that the PLL’s limitation on producing