Category Archives: Product Reviews

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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Review of CyberLink PowerDirector 15

Once in awhile I like to step back and talk about the tools I use to put all my videos together. This video is my review of the excellent video editor, CyberLink PowerDirector, specifically v15. CyberLink’s website is www.cyberlink.com. You … Continue reading

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Review of Baofeng GT-5TP 2m/70cm Handheld

The Baofeng GT-5TP is a new offering in the competitive dual-band ham radio handheld market. This Chinese-made radio has lots to offer for a very low price. To order this radio, if you order from this link, a little of … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Yihua 852+ Soldering Station

YouTube viewer Kurt Johnson commented on my Fantastic Fox Finder Fix video about my soldering iron. He told me about a station called the 852D+ that was quite inexpensive, and he’s right. It cost only $47.90 on eBay and that … Continue reading

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Sponsored Product Review: TYT UV8000E Dual Band Handheld

Okay, with trepidation I announce a whole new area for me, that of sponsored product reviews. Regarding this review, let me be crystal clear. Yes, they provided the radio and I get to keep it without charge. Second, if you … Continue reading

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Yaesu FTdx3000 Review: Early Thoughts

My new Yaesu FTdx3000 HF transceiver went into service on 25 Aug 2015. I’ve been looking at this radio for a couple years—it sure looks inviting. It’s billed as a mid-range rig, but to me it seems a bit more … Continue reading

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Oak Hills Research OHR-100A QRP Radio Review

My Christmas present in 2014 was an Oak Hills Research OHR 100A 20-meter QRP radio kit. I’ve played around with QRP in the past and found it a fun way to operate. QRP is the Q-signal for “low power,” by … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Review

Bottom line: As far as I can tell, CyberLink PowerDirector 12 is by far and away the best of the consumer video editing suites. By consumer I mean you won’t use this to edit a feature-length film, but it’s still … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Review by Videomaker

I use CyberLink PowerDirector as my video editing tool for the ham radio videos and the motorcycling/4WD videos—and with every video I’m trying to raise the production values. Version 12 adds more capability, and this time I opted to also … Continue reading

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FiFi SDR—Presentation I Gave at Montrose Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Have you heard of the FiFi SDR? It was featured in the September, 2013, issue of QST. I ordered one, put it together, played with it, and gave this presentation at the last MARC meeting. I re-narrated the charts into … Continue reading

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