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Using the function (signal) generator put together in episode #57, we test the transmit audio response of the BITX-40 to discover that rolloff occurs around 2 kHz. Watch to see how it all works! You can see a list of … Continue reading
Let’s unpack and then test a remarkably inexpensive kit for a sine/triangle/square-wave 1Hz to 1MHz kit. Dirt cheap and works. This video covers only unboxing and then testing. For construction, see Randy K7AGE’s video at https://youtu.be/EFRVeoh20Bc. You can see a … Continue reading
CAIG Products, which makes DeoxIT, asked me if I’d like to try some. Soon it was at my door (to be clear, “mailed” is used in the generic sense–it did NOT come via USPS). The demo makes an old LED … Continue reading
Okay, so this is an experiment. It’s April 1st, hence time for a Fake Amateur Radio News video. Also, I wanted to pass on some info about my channel, so I added “infomercials.” It seemed more fun than a “state … Continue reading
This is the Chameleon CHA P-LOOP 2.0. This video shows that it indeed fits in the canvas bag, and also shows assembly in an unhurried way so I can give tips and helps. You can see a list of Ask … Continue reading
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
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
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
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. The schematic showing the original circuit and the modified circuit is shown below the … Continue reading