New radio’s

Yesterday at HAMshop in Maarsen I picked up my new radio’s and unboxed them. Today I’m looking at all the settings, browsing through all the menu’s. The combination of these two radio’s covers all of the legal amateur bands in the Netherlands. unboxing PSU’sMAAS-SPA-8230OperationalUnbox icom 7300switched onUnbox icom 9700Both radio’s… Read the rest

First satellite image!

Today I captured my first satellite image with my SDR. It is a picture that was scanned by the NOAA 19 satellite (ch 1-4, northbound 10E) at 2021-3 -26 14:39 UTC. The pass took about 20 minutes. Granted, the quality is not yet very good, but when you look carefully,… Read the rest

Workbench reinforcement

This time I decided to reinforce the workbench before I put it on its feet (wheels). First I attached sheets of 12mm plywood to the back and the sides to prevent the parallelogram distortion that wrecked it last time. Back sideleft sideright side Next I will reinforce the wheel assemblies…… Read the rest