Updating FTDX-3000 Firmware

I finally decided it was time to update my FTDX-3000 to the latest Firmware. Yaesu has been good about making updates available for this Rig. Recent updates have greatly improved the spectral display including adding a nice waterfall below it, and added access to the 5 MHz Band using the Band buttons on the front... Continue Reading →

First Trial of Horizontal Loop

I installed a prototype 40m Horizontal loop for testing in a recent contest. This was a test to see if a low-elevation loop would be useful for NVIS propagation, as I was trying to maximize the number of close-in stations I could work. If it showed promise, it might be something I would use for... Continue Reading →

DXDUSB Instructions

I have started to create some instructions for installing the DXDUSB. Go to the DXDUSB Page on this Blog (from the Top-level) and you will find a Link to the Instructions File. This is a work in progress, and will be updated frequently. For now, it mainly provides details on how to get the needed... Continue Reading →

DXDUSB Update – Now Available

I have completed all the development I plan to do on the DXDUSB interface which allows using any USB Port to interface to a DX Doubler SO2R controller. I now have a stable version and will make available DXDUSB units to anyone that wants them. With the end-of-life announcement of the DX Doubler, I do... Continue Reading →

R.I.P DX Doubler (Updated 8 Aug 2018)

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 my shack a few years ago. It is a very simple design, with no Microprocessors... Continue Reading →

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