Author: ms

Meeting of the Virtual Division PZK OT73 at the HF5L club

On July 29, 2019, a social meeting of the VOT 73 PZK Division took place at the HF5L club headquarters. The highlight of the meeting was a lecture by Marcin SP5ES on the course of the 3Y0I expedition to Bouvet . Marcin presented an extremely interesting photo gallery from the expedition and videos illustrating the […]

Xiegu G90 – Transceiver for QRP operations, and digital emissions

QRP work has many advantages, especially during holiday trips. I have been practicing it for years – especially from the Greek islands. However, I have a problem: the elephant has stepped on my ear which I use to receive CW. Last time I was actively practicing CW on the RBM-1, as an operator of “Operation […]

Es’hail-2 (or QO-100) for beginners

I bought a 80 cm satellite dish (16 Euro), a converter (4 Euro), installed it on the roof and set it up on the satellite (Dish Pointer was very helpful for azimuth and elevation finding). In our conditions, a 80 cm satellite parabola is a reasonable minimum when it comes to the receiving antenna. I […]

HF5L Remote

The HF5L station has been adapted for remote access via an internet connection. HF5L Remote is initially intended for standard contacts in the 3.5 and 7 MHz bands. HF5L Remote is currently a 100 W low-power station. It is equipped with a Yaesu FT-897 transceiver with an external AT-897 antenna box, as well as a […]

SP9VFD antenna system for EME

EME communications have fascinated Rafał SP9VFD from the very beginning of his amateur radio hobby, ie since 1991, when he received the first license at the age of 15. At the time, his favorite reading was UHF guide  “Poradnik Ultrakrótkofalowca”  by SP6LB. However, it was only in 2007 that he managed to carry out the […]

Our satellite activity

After a series of meetings on VHF subjects in our HF5L club, we started to prepare for work through amateur satellites. March 8, 2019 Piotr SQ5JUP made the first contact from home QTH via FOX-1D satellite (AO-92) on FM using the X300 antenna + duplexer MX-72A + IC-9100. As you can see, you can do […]

GNI-r5 controller for RAU, RAK, BIG-RAK and RAEL rotators

Rotary antenna rotator controller. A new model of the GNI-r5 antenna rotator controller is available. Compared to previous versions, it has new features and a new steel casing. The following is the shorted operating manual for the GNI-r5 antenna rotor controller.           Introduction. The GNI-r5 controller supports one rotor with pulse […]

DX from space

Amateur telemetry reception from ARTSAT2 interplanet probes: DESPATCH and Shin-en2. Authors: Piotr SP5ULN, Michał SQ5KTM, Piotr SP5MG, Łukasz SQ5RWU. Introduction Bands above 50MHz are often treated only as local FM communication channels. Here and there in the radioamateur environment, the opinion is repeated that in this frequency domain nothing particularly interesting is happening, excluding only […]

Electret microphone instead of dynamic and vice versa

Some transceivers have a microphone input adapted to the electret microphone and some to a dynamic one. It is not possible to replace them due to design differences. The electret microphone contains a FET transistor in the capsule, which must be supplied with DC voltage in the same wire as the audio signal. The FT-991 […]