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Kg3v Ham Radio Blog

A Diary of Technology Persuits

R.I.P DX Doubler

I recently heard that the DX Doubler (DXD) SO2R Controller by TopTen Devices, has been discontinued. Looking at their Web Site, it has completely vanished, along with the Radio-specific cables, User Manuals, etc. This controller was a great addition to... Continue Reading →

MFJ-1924 Mobile Screwdriver Antenna Controller Settings

I have been using an MFJ-1924 Controller on my HiQ 4/80 mobile antenna for a number of years. The Controller started having an issue when it was very cold outside (very cold here in VA is < 30 F.). It... Continue Reading →

Raspberry PI 3

I am getting a chance to do some embedded programming with the latest Raspberry PI micro computer and a 7" touchscreen display. The pair can be purchased locally (at Frys electronics here on the West Coast) for under $ 150.... Continue Reading →

WINDOWS 10 – More Garbage you Can’t Live Without

I just got a new laptop computer. Had little choice, as the old one is 5-6 years old and it has gotten to the point that it takes several minutes to bootup. I tried all the normal cleanup tricks, but... Continue Reading →

New Blog Look – Comments??

Happy New Year I went to a new layout Theme for this blog in the past couple days. The idea was to allow more articles on the Front Page at once, so you can easily scroll around and pick something,... Continue Reading →

Rig Expert Antenna Analyzer

Got a new Antenna Analyzer to use in my continuing attempts to improve the antenna situation at KG3V. I have had a great run with my old MFJ analyzer but I needed to get something that could save measurements to... Continue Reading →

CQWW CW 2016 – A Contest and a Beverage

As I have become more interested in Contesting, I have met some top contest operators in my Local Contest Club, and have been looking for some antenna improvements for my modest Station at KG3V in White Stone, VA. My current... Continue Reading →

Assembling Glen Martin Rt-424 Roof Tower

The RT-424 is a 4.5 foot tall roof-mounted tower for rotatable antennas. As I have heard, this looks like a nice product but the instructions leave something to be desired - something HUGE. Here are a few notes and warnings... Continue Reading →

DXDUSB Next Version with Custom PC Board – UPDATED

After using some DXDUSB prototypes with DX Doubler SO2R boxes for several months, I finally got around to completing the PC Board layout for the next version. This one will add some power conditioning and choice of operation from +5... Continue Reading →

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