Author Archives: Dave

Out With YouTube Fan Funding, in with Patreon

Thank you to the many people who drop something in my Tip Jar. YouTube is discontinuing Fan Funding! Note that the PayPal method continues to be available and will for the foreseeable future. To replace YouTube Fan Funding, I’ve added … Continue reading

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Review of BITX-40 SSB QRP Rig Operations

Previous videos explored aspects of building the BITX-40 SSB QRP rig. This video explores the operations aspect. Fun little rig! Ashhar Farhan photo courtesy Nagasai Nath. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Videos Now Available on Thumb Drive

Folks have asked for a way to watch the Extra videos offline. So, now they’re available at full resolution on a 64 GB “thumb drive” for $49.99, postpaid in the USA. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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Ameritron ALS-500M Amp and MFJ-4275MV Power Supply

Dave gets an amp! I’ve mentioned it incidentally, but here’s a whole video on the HF amp and its power supply. Even though it’s many years old, it’s performing reliably and consistently. You can see a list of Ask Dave … Continue reading

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BITX-40 Construction Review: KEØOG Kwickie

In this fourth video on the latest BITX-40, which includes the Raduino VFO, I review the construction process–how to put the parts and pieces together. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask … Continue reading

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Assembling the BITX-40: KE0OG Kwickie

This is the third videos about my BITX-40 kit, a QRP, SSB, 10-watt, kit from hfsigs.com. The basic kit is only $59, and comes with assembled circuit boards. This video covers connecting all the other components. Many thanks to K7AGE … Continue reading

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DX and the Radio Amateur: Ask Dave #47

What’s DX? How does it work? Is it something you want to do? Give it a try! This video tells how. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking … Continue reading

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BITX Strategy–How to Assemble it

The previous video showed the unboxing. This video shows how I plan to mount it in the box it came in. After testing, I’ll find a more permanent box. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking … Continue reading

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Unboxing the BITX40 SSB QRP 40-Meter Rig

I learned about the BitX-40 from Randy, K7AGE’s unboxing video and immediately placed an order. It arrived today a few weeks after I placed the order (it’s a long way from India!). I’ll put it together in a future video. … Continue reading

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From Data Modems to Sound Cards: AD #46

We use sound cards for lots of digital modems. Why? This episode explores the history behind creating the tones we put on the air. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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