Category Archives: Ham Radio blog entries

Unboxing of Chameleon CHA P-LOOP 2.0 HF Loop Antenna

This loop might be the solution for the many hams who’ve written me asking about antennas for covenant-restricted communities and high-rises. I unbox the Chamelion CHA P-LOOP 2.0 HF loop antenna. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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Solar Power for your Ham Station AD #52

Can you power your station from the sun? Absolutely! This video explains solar power from the panels and batteries to charge controllers and sizing. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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A Simple Look At a Basic Amplifier, AD #51

One of the basic building blocks of radio is the amplifier. Let’s look at the theory behind a simple transistor amp, breadboard it, and test it! You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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BITX-40 Fix for Galloping VFO

The BITX-40 Raduino-based VFO has a horrible habit of galloping up or down the band at the most inconvenient times. This simple mod fixes the problem. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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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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