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K8MRD Radio Stuff Youtube

Xiegu XPA125B Signal Purity Test

Xiegu XPA125B Signal Purity Test

How clean of a signal does the amp put out? Let’s find out.

Here’s a bunch of links to stuff I use.
Bioenno BLF-1203W: https://amzn.to/3bXsRhP
Bioenno BLF-1203AB: https://amzn.to/39OAW74
Bioenno BLF-1206A: https://amzn.to/2XaWQ1L
Bioenno 20AH LiFePO4 Battery: https://amzn.to/2XfZPWT
Bioenno 12AH LiFePO4 Battery: https://amzn.to/2WHU9kp
Bioenno Charge Controller: https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/solar-controllers/products/12v-24v-20a-solar-charge-controller-for-lifepo4-batteries-sc-122420jud
Rich Solar 100 Watt Panel: https://amzn.to/3enp4vD
Carhartt Lunch Box: https://amzn.to/2xQfbGO
Xiegu X5105: https://amzn.to/2U4jrtM
Xiegu G90: https://amzn.to/33caUcn
Yaesu FT-891:https://amzn.to/2XaTkof
Charger: https://amzn.to/2YARsSt
Shakespear 20′ Wonderpole: https://amzn.to/2Rd9IiG
Powerwerx Power Pole Distribution Block: https://amzn.to/2WHI3Ym
Powerwerx Volt Meter: https://amzn.to/2IG8AAw
Ailunce HD1: https://amzn.to/35HqBYZ
Baofeng UV-5R: https://amzn.to/2Ot3NX7
Tactical Backpack https://amzn.to/2k6jya7
Condor Rip EMT Pouch: https://amzn.to/2XjLUPG
iPad mini Bluetooth Keyboard: https://amzn.to/2IOtI7o
Red Rock Outdoors Sling Pack: https://amzn.to/2FdCKdf
I may make a small commission on purchases made through the links above.

Be sure and subscribe to these great channels:
Ham Radio 2.0: https://youtube.com/hamradio20
Ham Radio Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/hoshnasi
KG6HQD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFupjnMVW-4n3Gl3NWjkSaQ
N0SSC: https://youtube.com/n0ssc
K6UDA Radio: https://www.youtube.com/k6uda
K8MRD Radio Stuff: http://youtube.com/k8mrdradiostuff
Signal Search: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2gD-0yd6GJ1Dh2-7Ko5kg
Ham Radio Now: https://www.youtube.com/user/HamRadioNow
Kyle – AA0Z: https://www.youtube.com/kyleaa0z
SevenForty1: https://www.youtube.com/user/sevenforty1
100 Watts and a Wire Podcast: http://100wattsandawire.com
DX Commander: https://www.youtube.com/m0mcx
W6RIP Radio Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/11DayScrape
The Smokin Ape: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe
Goodgame Ham Radio, Bees, and Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/goodgamehamradiobeesoutdoors
Temporarily Offline: http://youtube.com/temporarilyoffline

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Signal Search Youtube

Live On Air from the W5KV Radio Shack (SSB/FT8)

Live On Air from the W5KV Radio Shack (SSB/FT8)

Going to attempt my first livestream on HF with you all. Modes planned: SSB & FT8. 20/15/10 meter bands. Just for fun!

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Ham Radio Tv Youtube

2MC Net | Ham Radio for a Jeep | 07-22-20

2MC Net | Ham Radio for a Jeep | 07-22-20

#Ham #Radio #Jeep #2MC
2MC ANTI-NET EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7PM PST
INFO: Channel 2 for the Anti-Nets if this one is down will be over on Nick’s / KN6DAL channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQ5mDcc4zlgdW10hy3c5Fg

This is not a net in the traditional way and everyone is a visitor. We take check-ins so we can circle back to people and give them a chance to chat. There is a Facebook Group to join under “2MC”.
EchoLink and AllStar was added in the beginning of 2020 to allow people globally to check in and join the fun. Also, we leave the links up all the time. So feel free to key up the repeater anytime.

Check Out Our Discord: https://discord.gg/vT7Yh8Q

Primary EchoLink is W6VVR-R and Secondary is WG5EEK-L. You can also use our AllStar Node 51094

Live AllStar/EchoLink website & more: https://WG5EEK.com

A huge thank you to the Vaca Valley Radio Club – W6VVR for the use of the repeater. It’s a great machine sitting on top of Mt. Vaca around 2,800 feet high, about 60 miles East from San Francisco. Link to club’s website: https://w6vvr.net/

Behind the Scenes:
I’m in my garage shack
Yaesu FT-991A is the radio
Mackie Mix12FX mixer
AKG Perception 120 condenser microphone on a boom
Two different Logitech webcams
The software is OBS
2020 Custom PC Build
Link to Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/mBgwrH

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W6RIP Radio Adventures Youtube

Summits on the Air. 185 mile VHF FM simplex on HT. 4K

Summits on the Air. 185 mile VHF FM simplex on HT. 4K

Logged my farthest VHF FM simplex contact.

My solid gear choices after hours and hours of careful research and returns.
In no particular order
My Trail Chair is the Alite Monarch. Weighs 1.3 lbs. Good for the short hikes.
https://amzn.to/2OBjx8U

The Garmin Mini is a champ
https://amzn.to/2FEY0Z0

My ultralight hiking down jacket
https://tinyurl.com/y9ku8qw4

My ultralight day pack
https://tinyurl.com/y89myw7z

Garmin InReach Mini
https://tinyurl.com/y9lejrof

My bivy choice
https://tinyurl.com/ybv9vhux

My cold weather sleeping bag
https://tinyurl.com/y8986zd3

Sleeping air pad
https://tinyurl.com/ybmsedqf

My headlamp choice. Love this thing
https://tinyurl.com/yayp6sgb

Telescoping bamboo mast
https://tinyurl.com/yab5zd8w

Tiki torch stake
https://tinyurl.com/ybbggykm

My final choice in footwear trail runners
https://tinyurl.com/y7xxawnp

My headset
https://tinyurl.com/ycqh5aed

My camp spoon
https://tinyurl.com/y8emkjew

My Ultralight camp/hike mug
https://tinyurl.com/ybda58lt

My cookset of choice
https://tinyurl.com/y8z545cd

Reliable cook stove. Not cheap china garbage
https://tinyurl.com/yczhthx4

GTX outer layer for weather protection
https://tinyurl.com/yamvfrl3

My trekking poles
https://tinyurl.com/y8sbtd62

Nalgene bottle. Must have for freezing temps
https://tinyurl.com/ycw94w7y

Merino Wool Buff
https://tinyurl.com/y9hn2n4j

Wipes for the Woods
https://tinyurl.com/ycq4m5p3

My water filtration system
https://tinyurl.com/ychum24a

Hiking boxer underwear
https://tinyurl.com/y7gpr72d

Hiking Shirt
https://tinyurl.com/ycawolzc

Another hiking shirt. Columbia Ridge
https://tinyurl.com/y79tm58h

Portable solar phone charger
https://tinyurl.com/ycl9gc2p

Radio gear case
https://tinyurl.com/y9cxypoq

Z seat pad
https://tinyurl.com/ya2cg4z3

Leukotape for blisters and preventionhttps://tinyurl.com/yc4n5fqc

Powerfilm ultralight solar panel for backpacking
https://tinyurl.com/yabnko45

My merino wool base layer- lower
https://tinyurl.com/ycuee3ow

Merino wool base layer- upper
https://tinyurl.com/y8v3flh2

Ultralight tent stakes
https://tinyurl.com/y7jehlyz

Incredible mountaineering book of information
https://tinyurl.com/y857q45a

Mylar emergency bivy
https://tinyurl.com/yadm22wg

Merino wool beanie
https://tinyurl.com/y9h7b966

Freeze dried trail/camping coffee
https://tinyurl.com/y8omlllc

3 season gaiters
https://tinyurl.com/y958uwlo

Snow gaiters
https://tinyurl.com/y948b77j

My boonie hat
https://tinyurl.com/y97nkge8

My UL rain gear – Jacket
https://tinyurl.com/y95h3t9p

My UL rain gear – pants
https://tinyurl.com/yd63knt3

My winter boot
https://tinyurl.com/ybng8ulk

My snow shoe
https://tinyurl.com/ycmu4h39

My final choice in footwear trail runners
https://tinyurl.com/y7xxawnp

My Sony Action Cam
https://tinyurl.com/ycamswoy

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K6ARK Portable Radio Youtube

World’s Smallest fully-capable HF Go Kit?

HF 80-10m, SSB, CW, and some Digital modes, in a sub 2lb kit? Yup…

The Elecraft KX2 is an incredibly capable rig with an internal battery, built-in ATU, and excellent power efficiency in a very small package. Combine that with a custom ultralight antenna, mini key and microphone, and a compact case, and you’ve got one of the smallest go kits you’ll ever find.

The KX2 does PSK and RTTY intrinsically, but if WSJT modes are a priority for you, add a Raspberry Pi. Check out KM4ACK’s channel for more info on Pi builds for ham radio. https://www.youtube.com/user/jasonoleham

Kit elements:
Case – Kelty Cache Box (small): https://amzn.to/3hn1OPT
* Note – some stretching may be required for an easy fit.
Antenna – K6ARK Ultimate 9:1 End Fed Random Wire: https://youtu.be/kSQzUETRMlk
Mini Mic – Modified from one of these: https://amzn.to/2DQIYSv
* Build video coming soon.
Mini Key – Homebrew, but there are some nice commercial options…
– AME Ultra Portapaddle: http://americanmorse.com/ultraportapaddle.htm
– Know of another, perhaps 3D printed option? Share in the comments!

Got a suggestion or have a smaller kit? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Kyle - AA0Z Youtube

Ham Radio Review – Elecraft KX3 Soft Case

Ham Radio Review - Elecraft KX3 Soft Case

I use a Condor H2O Pouch to protect my KX3 when it’s not in use. This pouch allows me to keep the KXSides on the KX3. It’s a bit on the heavy side, but it gives very good protection when not in use. I’ve put this case in my luggage when flying and haven’t had any issues.

Amazon Link to this case :
https://amzn.to/2ZW4bDq

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Ham Radio DX Youtube

HF Pedestrian Mobile with Peter VK3YE

HF Pedestrian Mobile with Peter VK3YE

This month’s presentation from AREG (Amateur Radio Experimenters Group) is by guest speaker Peter VK3YE who will talk about operating on HF Pedestrian Mobile! Many will be familiar with Peter’s YouTube channel and range of books on amateur radio.

In this presentation Peter will talk about:
– What you can do with today’s band conditions
– Equipment and batteries to use
– Light and effective antennas for use on 7- 50 MHz
– Easy ways to get started

The date: Friday July 17th – 7.30pm ACST (8pm AEST, 1000 UTC)

https://www.areg.org.au/
http://vk3ye.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/vk3ye

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Signal Search Youtube

EAntenna EA270ZB13 2m & 70cm Yagi Antenna Review

EAntenna EA270ZB13 2m & 70cm Yagi Antenna Review

Reviewing the EAntenna EA270ZB13 which is available at DX Engineering for $119.99.

https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/ean-r2010252

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Signal Search Youtube

How I spliced & sealed my Andrews 7/8 Heliax coaxial cable together

How I spliced & sealed my Andrews 7/8 Heliax coaxial cable together

Splicing together some 7/8 Andrews Heliax using N Connectors & Barrels.

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K8MRD Radio Stuff Youtube

Xiegu XPA125B Ham Radio Amplifier portable Parks on the Air.

Xiegu XPA125B Ham Radio Amplifier portable Parks on the Air.

Trying out the Xiegu XPA125B amplifier and the Xiegu G90 on a POTA outing.
Xiegu XBA125B Amplifier: https://mfjenterprises.com/products/xpa-125b?_pos=3&_sid=b70c6b154&_ss=r
Xiegu XCE 19: https://mfjenterprises.com/products/xce-19?_pos=2&_sid=b70c6b154&_ss=r
Xiegu G90: https://mfjenterprises.com/products/xg90?_pos=4&_sid=b70c6b154&_ss=r

Here’s a bunch of links to stuff I use.
Bioenno BLF-1203W: https://amzn.to/3bXsRhP
Bioenno BLF-1203AB: https://amzn.to/39OAW74
Bioenno BLF-1206A: https://amzn.to/2XaWQ1L
Bioenno 20AH LiFePO4 Battery: https://amzn.to/2XfZPWT
Bioenno 12AH LiFePO4 Battery: https://amzn.to/2WHU9kp
Bioenno Charge Controller: https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/solar-controllers/products/12v-24v-20a-solar-charge-controller-for-lifepo4-batteries-sc-122420jud
Rich Solar 100 Watt Panel: https://amzn.to/3enp4vD
Carhartt Lunch Box: https://amzn.to/2xQfbGO
Xiegu X5105: https://amzn.to/2U4jrtM
Xiegu G90: https://amzn.to/33caUcn
Yaesu FT-891:https://amzn.to/2XaTkof
Charger: https://amzn.to/2YARsSt
Shakespear 20′ Wonderpole: https://amzn.to/2Rd9IiG
Powerwerx Power Pole Distribution Block: https://amzn.to/2WHI3Ym
Powerwerx Volt Meter: https://amzn.to/2IG8AAw
Ailunce HD1: https://amzn.to/35HqBYZ
Baofeng UV-5R: https://amzn.to/2Ot3NX7
Tactical Backpack https://amzn.to/2k6jya7
Condor Rip EMT Pouch: https://amzn.to/2XjLUPG
iPad mini Bluetooth Keyboard: https://amzn.to/2IOtI7o
Red Rock Outdoors Sling Pack: https://amzn.to/2FdCKdf
I may make a small commission on purchases made through the links above.

Be sure and subscribe to these great channels:
Ham Radio 2.0: https://youtube.com/hamradio20
Ham Radio Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/hoshnasi
KG6HQD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFupjnMVW-4n3Gl3NWjkSaQ
N0SSC: https://youtube.com/n0ssc
K6UDA Radio: https://www.youtube.com/k6uda
K8MRD Radio Stuff: http://youtube.com/k8mrdradiostuff
Signal Search: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2gD-0yd6GJ1Dh2-7Ko5kg
Ham Radio Now: https://www.youtube.com/user/HamRadioNow
Kyle – AA0Z: https://www.youtube.com/kyleaa0z
SevenForty1: https://www.youtube.com/user/sevenforty1
100 Watts and a Wire Podcast: http://100wattsandawire.com
DX Commander: https://www.youtube.com/m0mcx
W6RIP Radio Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/11DayScrape
The Smokin Ape: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe
Goodgame Ham Radio, Bees, and Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/goodgamehamradiobeesoutdoors
Temporarily Offline: http://youtube.com/temporarilyoffline