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ICL8038 DIY Signal Function Generator Kit Build

In this video, we assemble and test a small inexpensive signal/function generator. It was a fun little kit build that I thought I would share…

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Instructions: https://files.banggood.com/2017/11/SGE-8-signal-generator-kit-instructions.pdf

ICL8038 Chip Info: http://eeshop.unl.edu/pdf/ICL8038.pdf

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SWR Meters and Antenna Analyzers for Ham Radio

In this video we talk about the difference between a SWR / Power Meter and an Antenna Analyzer. We also talk about a few of the brands and models on the market. This is an excerpt from our Weekend Show Coffee and Ham Radios which can be found here:

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Day Time Ham Radio Bands and Solar Cycle 25

In this video, we talk about the various ham bands and which perform better during the daytime.

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DIY 20 Meter Bandpass Filter for Ham Radio

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http://tonnesoftware.com/elsie.html

ARRL Band Pass Document:
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LibreVNA Overview, Firmware Update, and Calibration

In this video, we take an introductory look at a newer Vector Network Analyzer, the LibreVNA. This particular model was sent to me free of charge from AURSINC in exchange for this video review.

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S Parameters explained: https://youtu.be/eDIOFUde5vg

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DIY 40dB RF Power Tap for Ham Radio

Folks, in this video we perform a build of a DIY RF Power Tap for Ham Radio, if we build it right we should get about -40dB of attenuation off of the tap. We can use this tap to measure signals from devices like radios with instruments like an oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer without the worry of damage.
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DIY Antenna Trap for Ham Radio

Folks, in this video we test an antenna trap that I built. This is a test/prototype in the name of experimenting with ham radio.

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Winding the CAHRtenna Artemis Toe-Roid – 49 :1 Unun Transformer

The CAHRtenna Artemis is a 49:1 End Fed Half Wave Dipole (EFHW) Antenna designed for portable amateur / ham radio use on; 10, 15, 20, and 40-meter amateur radio bands. It’s designed as a lightweight but rugged kit that any ham will be able to assemble with basic tools that are readily available in most hamshacks. The antenna has been tested at 50w digital and 100w SSB.

Some of the feedback we have gotten about the CAHRTenna Artemis included questions about wiring the 49:1 UnUn Transformer. Here is an excerpt from a longer prototype build video I did link below:

Here is the current FAQ for the antenna:

Q: What is the material used for the frame?
A: HP PA 12 or Polyamide 12 Nylon, it is strong, durable, and heat-resistant.

Q: What type of wire do you use?
A: It’s 22AWG silicone jacketed multi-strand tinned copper wire.

Q: Can I get a SO-239 version?
A: No, right now it comes with a female BNC connector. You can fit an adapter to the BNC connector if necessary.

Q: What toroid is it?
A: It is a t140-43 mix ferrite core.

Q: Can it do 80 meters?
A; The antenna kit comes with approximately 90’ for 22 AWG silicone jacketed multi-strand tinned copper wire. We suggest starting with 70’ for the element and 20’ for the counterpoise and tuning from there, you could vary the length of the element for 80 meters or any other frequency but the frame is only designed to hold enough wire for a 40-meter antenna.

Q: Can I just buy the frame?
A: No, right now the antenna is sold as a complete kit. This might change in the future.

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NanoVNA V2 Plus4 Overview

One of the best tools for a Ham Radio Operator is a NanoVNA, these come in many different varieties. Today we take a look at the NanoVNA V2 Plus4 , this particular model was sent to me free of charge from AURSINC in exchange for this video review.

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Where to buy Toroids for Ham Radio

In this video, we talk about some of the best places to get toroids for your ham radio needs.

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