Ham Radio Headset


To Build or Buy If you have not used a headset it is the way to go, all the benefits of headphones with a microphone bolted on. Frees up a lot of desk space while keeping the microphone a constant distance from your face. Add a foot switch and your hands Continue Reading →

Ham Shack Desk Riser

Operating Position

Was running out of room on the desk and after spending several hours perusing the “Ham Shack” images on Google I settled on a simple box design which would. Allow the previously wasted space under the monitors to be utilized. Provide a space to stow the keyboard, mouse and notebook for Continue Reading →

FoxDelta – USB Antenna Analyzer review


With antenna analyser prices approaching the cost of a used HF rig I was on the lookout for a good balance of cost and value. I initially looked at commercially available USB analyzer, but these too had a poor cost to value ratio. Ran across an article in a past Continue Reading →

Tower Time – Lightning suppression


Well spring has sprung and with it time to turn my attention to lightning suppression. During the research phase on the tower project I encountered much data, recommendations, and techniques on the subject of grounding. A simple internet search will provide you with as much information as you care to Continue Reading →

Yaesu FTDX3000 Sound card digital modes setup using internal USB interface

Back panel of FTDX3000

In my PSK31 travels I have encountered other hams also using a Yaesu FTDX3000 with an external interface such as a Signalink. As the radio has a built in interface I am somewhat shocked by this. And when I ask why are they not using the built in interface the Continue Reading →

Do it yourself Yaesu FT-450D Digital interface


Added a Yaesu FT-450D to the station and wanted to get it up on digital modes. So leveraging what I had learned in my earlier posting on USB Sound cards. I gathered up parts to build a cable to connect a USB sound card to the 6 pin mini din Continue Reading →