Author Archives: pd5dj

Participated PA6Y in the CQ WPX 2018 Contest

By | March 25, 2018

This weekend I have participated in the CQ WPX 2018 at PA6Y in Phone. I was mostly Active on the chaotic crowded 40m band, the place where I am at my best 🙂 I Enjoyed operating again after a long time of being inactive! [dimage url=”http://www.pd5dj.nl/wp-content/uploads/pano/pi4rck-pano.jpg” control=”true”] My place for the upcoming hours 🙂

AAI N1201SA Vector Impedance Analyzer

By | December 4, 2016

In 2016 I bought a very handy tool for measuring all my antennas and “filters” up to 2.7GHz! Its an new Vector Impedance Analyzer for the company AAI, there are 3 versions of this analyzer, the one I bought is the N1201SA.. Specifications: – Model: N1201SA – Working currency 140MHz~2700MHz – Stepped frequency 1kHz –… Read More »

Rotator Interface

By | November 10, 2016

Do you need a Rotator Interface for example Satellite tracking? Over the years I have made several Rotator intefaces that you can hook up to your PC, Mac or Linux system. The interface is Yaesu GS232a(b) protocol compatible. Read more on the project page: Build your own Rotator Interface

13cm S-Band Helical antenna

By | November 9, 2016

For 13cm S-Band Satellite reception, I needed a Circular polarized antenna. I have decided to build one my own again. read more on the project page: 13cm S-Band Helical antenna