Month: July 2018

LB-518 Wireless BLE Temperature & Humidity Logger

LB-518 BLE-LOGGER thermohygrometer is a wireless relative humidity and temperature mini recorder. The logger is equipped with a BLE wireless radio interface. It is powered by an internal exchangeable 3 V battery. For the temperature and humidity measurements, the thermohygrometer uses an integrated, high-quality humidity and temperature sensors. The LB-518 thermohygrometer features an extensive memory […]

Rotator Controller Interface for YAESU G-800DXA, G-1000DXA, G-2800DXA, G-5500

Updated: 2018-08-31. The USB-232B interface allows connection of the YAESU rotator controllers to a PC via the USB port. The interface supports various types of YAESU rotator controllers: G-800DXA, G-1000DXA, G-2800DXA and G-5500. The interface works with many HAM logging programs, for example N1MM, DXLab, HRDRotator, HRDSatTrack, also allowing satellite tracking, using the improved RC5-3 […]

Wireless and automatic antenna switching

Automatic antenna switching – good. Wireless antenna switching – even better. But automatic and wireless antenna switching is just that! As I did for the FT-991, it shows the circuit diagram below. The controller is connected to the TUN/LIN socket and is supplied from it (warning! ABCD signals encoding the band are available on the […]

LB-575 Climate Meter: thermometer, hygrometer, barometer,

LB-575 thermohygrobarometer is a portable instrument with battery power supply. The meter may function as well as a recorder. The measurement history may be viewed on the display. It features an alarm signalling function — when a set measurement threshold is exceeded, a sound and display signal is triggered. Measurement results may be frozen on […]

Power over coaxial cable

If a DC power supply is needed near the antennas, the use of a coaxial cable for this purpose avoids pulling the additional cable to the roof or mast. The diagram below shows the of Power over Coaxial (PoC) solution tested by SP5GNI. Coupling capacitors should allow the transfer of relatively high current. The value […]

Wireless antenna switching

Automatic antenna switching is a convenience and safer operation of the equipment, but it does not solve all the nuisances. If the antenna switch is located in the radio room, then a separate fider should be derived from each antenna, which does not have a very favorable effect on costs and aesthetics (not to mention […]

LB-524 GSM Microclimate Recorder

The LB-524 GSM Microclimate Recorder is a small, wireless, portable, battery device used to control the conditions prevailing in storage rooms, production facilities or vehicles in which products are sensitive to changes in the microclimate conditions. The recorder measures and records in memory: temperature, relative humidity, air pressure and illuminance. Every established period, the LB-524 […]

Automatic antenna switching in Yaesu transceivers

Automatic antenna switching is not only convenience, but also safer operation of the equipment. Yeasu transceivers are equipped with a socket on which BCD signals represent the currently selected band. The truth table for the TUN/LIN connector in FT-991 is below: D (pin 7) C (pin 6) B (pin 5) A (pin 4) Dec value […]