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 SignaLink USB for IC-7700 (FT8)  ELAD TX/RX PC-Sound Switch  Studio MIC  iPad 2 Mini for DX Propagation View www.DXheat.com  Low Pass Filter LPF-1 1-30MHz  Balun Design 1:1 Choke  Power-Supply 5V/12V/30V for QO-100 Transverter  SDRPlay RSP2 Pro for QO-100  QO-100 DX-Patrol Down-Converter 739/144 MHz  GPSDO Leo Bodnar 25MHz and 10MHz for LNB, Transverter and IC-9700  Kuhne DC-Bias and GPS Ref-IN for LNB  High-End PC Intel Core i7 8700K, 4.7 GHz, 6 Cores, 32 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD Disk, Win 10  Digital Power and SWR Meter for 2m (DG-503)  Digital Power and SWR Meter for 70cm (DG-503)
The PLL synthesized VLF - HF all wave receiver Rohde & Schwarz EK070 has been introduced in 1979. It's digital frequency readout has an accuracy of 10 Hz. The R&S EK070 has been one of the earliest shortwave receivers with direct keypad frequency entry, thirty electronic memories and the possibility of beeing remote controlled by a computer or a secondary controller BG 170.
Here the description [930 KB] how to connect the Rohde & Schwarz EK070 with the built in V.24 serial board to the PC in order to control the EK070 with OmniRig and Pegasus from N4PY. Carl did a software upgrade to control the EK070 with his software Pegasus version v4.42D.
Here another Link with more information about the EK070 and a link to German Website.
AV-640 Antenna 6m-40m since September 2018
HyGain AV-640 Vertical Antenna 6m to 40m (September 2018)
Hy-Gains new AV-640 Patriot HF vertical is one of the best built and best performing (8 BAND 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6) multiband vertical Antenna available today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with the Patriots low angle signal. The AV-640 uses quarter wave stubs on 6, 10, 12, and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and capacity hats on 15, 20, 30, 40 meters. Instead of typical lossy can traps, the AV-640 resonators are placed in parallel not in series. There are no radials on the ground needed!
Final installation and ready for operation with 1kW - no tuning anymore!
Many thanks to René HB9NBG and Carine HB9FZC for the proper installation of my new AV-640 vertical antenna :-) click on the picture to see the amazing video
SWR measurement after tuning the spokes
with Flex 6600M and SWR Flex Plot. There are 28m Ecoflex 10 Plus coax cable from the shack to the roof.
6m [258 KB] , 10m [258 KB] , 12m [258 KB] , 15m [258 KB] , 17m [258 KB] , 20m [259 KB] , 30m [258 KB] , 40m [259 KB]
40m Tuning Help to be able to tune the whole 40m Band with the AV-640
360 View from my QTH Oct. 2018
HyGain AV-640 original installation [1’454 KB] manual
Home-Made "Inverted-V G5RV" Antenna - August 2016 until August 2018
Inverted-V Antenna with two 6.5m legs - Stockcorner JC-4s remote ATU - 10.8m symmetric ladder line (Wireman 450 Ohm) - 6.3m Fiber-Mast DX-Wire Heavy-Duty - 1171 Design Baluns 1:1 current Choke 5kW
6m/2m/70cm: Diamond V1000 Vertical Antenna with FLEX 6600M and 100W
First Home-Made End-feed 13.5m Antenna - March 2016
HARI Balun 1:10 and 13.5m wire for 10m to 80m with only 100W (without amplifier).