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This notice is in the Dutch and English language and is about the Christmas radio rally to be held on December 25 at 13:00 UTC on the repeater PI2NOS.
This repeater is also accessible via EchoLink (PI2NOS-R Netherlands)
There will be listening to amateurs who wish to participate via EchoLink.

Eerste Kerstdag:
De Nederlandse Kerstronde.

Voor veel mensen is de Kerstperiode er één van familie en gezelligheid. Alhoewel er voor de meesten onder ons rond de Kerstdagen wat meer tijd is voor de radiohobby is er tijdens de Kerst zelf vaak niet zoveel gelegenheid om even rustig in de shack te kruipen.
Nú is er een goed excuus om dit wél te doen: Op donderdag 25 december 2014, éérste Kerstdag, zal voor de eerste keer de Nederlandse Kerstronde worden gehouden!
Onder leiding van Berend de PD1ALO, wordt tussen brunch en borreltijd een uitgebreide inmeldronde gehouden waar iedereen ruimschoots zijn kerstwens kan overbrengen aan alle mede-amateurs!

De ronde zal worden gehouden op PI2NOS zodat het grootste deel van Nederland kan deelnemen. Mocht je toch buiten het bereik van de repeater zijn, geen nood.
Er zal specifiek ruimte worden gemaakt op gezette momenten voor inmelders via Echolink.
Daarnaast kan je de repeater natuurlijk ook gewoon beluisteren via de webstream.
Hieronder alle gegevens bij elkaar:
De Kerstronde:
Datum: 25 december 2014
Tijd: 14.00 uur
PI2NOS uitgang: 430.125 MHz
PI2NOS ingang: 431.725 MHz (geen CTCSS nodig)

Source message: Hobbyscoop.nl - Video by: YouTube channel of akoni20091

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Ham Radio equipment news:
News about new radios and associated equipment such as antenna tuners, microphones etc of all brands but mainly of Chinese radios.
In particular the brands Wouxun, Baofeng, TYT and Anytone ect, who have recently released brand new radios.

U P D A T E S:
  • December 16: Yaesu has announced a new portable radio, the Yaesu FT-2DR,
    a dual-band radio with a large touch sensitive LCD screen. It is equipped with Yaesu's digital Fusion System and GPS.
    More info on the Yaesu website at: Yaesu FT-2DR.
    For all we know now is the price of this radio (provisional) 640 USD.
    Who is now interested in such an expensive portable radio?

    Source photo: Yaesu FT-2DR

  • December 15: New is the SainSonic RST599 136-174 / 400-520MHz UHF / VHF 2m / 70cm dual band handheld radio, now available on ebay for € 59.99 (Euro). This radio will be tested in the coming days by Hans PDØAC.
    See his introduction article at: SainSonic RST599

    Source photo: eBay

  • December 14: Update on the GT3: Hans PDØAC has tested the new GT3 Mark 2 handheld from Baofeng. The GT3 Mark 2 has, including a number of improvements, a better antenna that works well according to Hans.
    See his full report on his blog at: Review Baofeng GT-3 Mark II

  • December 8: Rebranded AnyTone radios: Again I found a rebranded Anytone AT-588, this time a TYT with the model number TH-9000D, available in the TH-9000DV VHF version and the TH 9000DU UHF version.
    More info at: T Y T or the 409 Shop.

    Source photo: T Y T

  • November 28: Now I was not actually going to pay attention to the Baofeng UV-5 series, because new versions come out regularly, even under other brand names. But I'm going to make an exception for the new Baofeng UV-5X.
    This UV 5X looks different than the UV-5 series and according to Baofeng, is upgraded with a better front end, squelch level, and better RX / TX audio. Furthermore, the UV 5X is according to Baofeng waterproof and dustproof, so outside use even in the rain seems to be no problem. The question is which antenna is supplied with this radio. If that's the standard UV-5 antenna, then that's not a good idea considering the low quality of this antenna.

    The Baofeng UV-5 serie: UV-5R, UV-5RA, UV-5RA-PLUS, UV-5RB, UV-5RC, UV-5RD, UV-5RE, UV-5RE PLUS, UV-5RG, UV-5RQ, UV-5RT, UV-5RU, UV-5S and now new the UV-5X.

    Source photo: Brick O'Lore See for more info also: Ham Radio Blog PD0AC

  • November 28: Rebranded AnyTone radios: Pofung (Baofeng) BF-9500U (video) UHF Mobile, which seems to be a rebranded Anytone AT-588U.

    Source photo: Brick O'Lore

  • November 27: It seems that there is now a Baofeng website in the Netherlands.
    To what extent this is also an official website, so with permission of Baofeng, is not clear to me. This is because there is a second website listed on the Dutch Baofeng website called HAMRadioshack and it has the same mailing address as the Dutch Baofeng website.

    Source photo: Baofengradio.nl

  • November 1: For users of the 4 meter band some interesting news.
    Wouxun and TYT will be offering a version of their quadbander mobile radios which will include 70MHz or 4 meter band. More info on: AmateurRadio.com and Martin Lynch & Sons

    Source photo: Hamnieuws

  • October 10: There are a number of new products, but they are mostly variants of existing radios, especially of the Baofeng UV5R.
    New is the dual band Vero Telecom VR-6600PRO and Hans PD0AC writes a comprehensive review on the radio soon.

    Source: The VERO Two Way Radio YouTube channel

  • August 24: Interesting news on the Ham Fair in Tokyo Japan: the Yaesu FT-991.

    Source: Hamnieuws

    It looks like this is going to be the successor of the FT-897D.
    Price and when to buy is not yet known.
    See also this short video of the Tokyo Ham Fair and the new Yaesu line, including the new FT-991.

    Source: JI1ETUjr

  • August 5: There is now a new BFDX DMR radio, the BFDX BF-TD503.
    This radio has a Full Color display, GPS and CTCSS + DCS.
    In addition, this is the first radio that is able to transmit and receive full-duplex between the two time slots!

    Source: portofoonweb.nl

  • March 5: The Brick O'Lore website mentioned a new Wouxun dual-band handheld radio, the KG-UV8D. This radio is full duplex and has cross-band operation, it can transmit on one band and receive on another simultaneously. The Wouxun KG-UV8D is equipped with a color LCD screen.
    The radio is available (www.buytwowayradios.com) for around $140,- mid-April in the United States.

    Source: Brick O'Lore

  • February 19: DMR is booming in the Netherlands, interesting is the CS700 Portable Radio by : Connect Systems Inc. There are a few reviews on the internet,
    but we are waiting on the review by Hans PD0AC.
    Once the CS700 review from Hans is on-line, I will report that here.
    For more info see also on this site: DMR: Connect Systems CS700

    Source Photo: VA3XPR

  • January 20: There is now a Polmar DB-50M YAHOO Group (by: Robert PC5E) active! Do you own a Polmar DB-50m radio, then join the group at: Polmar DB-50M.


Articles 2013:
January to June 2013: see the Part 1 at the right side of the website.
Januari tot en met juni 2013: zie het Deel 1 aan de rechterkant van de website.

July to December 2013: see the Part 2 at the right side of the website.
Juli tot en december 2013: zie het Deel 2 aan de rechterkant van de website.

Articles 2012:
For the 2012 "Ham Radio equipment news", see the Archive at the right side of the website.
Voor de "Ham Radio apparatuur nieuws" van 2012, zie het Archive aan de rechterkant van de website.
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John PAØETE provides the Dutch radio amateurs on the repeaters PI3UTR and PI2NOS (and EchoLink for amateurs outside the Dutch borders) with amateur radio news in Dutch, German and the English language
He does this in two broadcasts:
  • PAØØNEWS is a weekly broadcast on Friday from 21:30 to 23:30 UTC on the repeater PI3UTR and EchoLink, with Dutch and international amateur radio news, interviews and other interesting items.
    This broadcast exists now about 2.5 years.

  • The 'Daily Minutes' a news bulletin 5 to 7 minutes long, every night at 18:00 UTC on the repeater PI2NOS and EchoLink.
    The latest news and DX propagation and this broadcast is repeated the following day at 9:30 UTC.
The 49 meter band:
There are now plans for 2015 to transmit the PAØØNEWS and "Daily Minutes" broadcast on a broadcasting frequency in the 49 meter band, so it can be heard all over Europe.
The frequency will probably be 6045 KHz and the transmission power 100 kW!
This new radio station will broadcast a new informative program, especially for amateur radio operators and DXers,
Two-thirds or three-quarters of the program will be in Dutch and the rest in the English language.

For more info see the press release by John PAØETE, a PDF in the Dutch language. There will maybe later an English version of the press release.

More on PAØETE:
  • Shorties FM 24/7 Worldwide International small-scale non-commercial talk-radio.
  • PAØØNEWS a webpage in the Dutch language.
  • Archive Shorties FM podcast's
  • See also on the right side of this website under Live Audio: 'Shorties FM live' and the audio player.
You can E-mail John at: x at xdv.me
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Quad Band Radio
Recent HM9900:
The Dutch "Communicationworld" radio shop has announced a quad band transceiver from the brand "Recent".
It's the "Recent" HM-9900 with the 29, 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands and FM modulation.
Communicationworld shop thinks that the price of this transceiver will be approximately between 255 Euro and 285 Euro.

Source photo: Facebook page of Communicationworld.nl

It seems very likely that this "Recent" HM-9900 is a re-branded TYT TH-9800.
I can not say that for sure of course, but if you look at the photo of the TYT (down here) and compares the inscriptions on the buttons (I did that with larger pictures), the conclusion is obvious.

Source photo: Article on the Blog of PDØAC

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New Audio Mixer
New Audio Mixer:
For streaming the audio channels and audio for UStream, I used a small Behringer mixer, namely the Eurorack UB502.
But with the limited number of channels that this mixer has, it was always a compromise.
So time for a larger mixer with more options, which is now the Behringer XENYX Q1202USB.

With the old mixer I used the line-out of the mixer and the line-in on the computer.
But with the new mixer that's different, I use now a USB-port for audio in and out.
The mixer has 4 mono channels and 4 stereo channels, giving a total of 12 channels.
Each mono channel has an adjustable audio compressor, which is very convenient.

I have plans to split the stereo channel into two mono channels, each channel with a separate media player, so you can choose between two different audio streams.

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DKARS Magazine 6
DKARS Magazine 6
Saturday, November 29, the sixth edition of the digital magazine (PDF) contains more then 75 pages in the Dutch and English language and focuses on amateur radio in the Netherlands, the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Dutch emigrated elsewhere in the world.

This is how you can download the magazine free of charge.
Go to the DKARS website and then Magazine on the menu and download the magazine.

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The SWLing Post:
There is a very comprehensive and interesting article titled: "Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?" that can be found on the "The SWLing Post" blog.
I can recommend this article to every shortwave listener.
One of the conclusions of this article:
  • Shortwave radio cannot be easily monitored by a government. In North Korea, for example, this is why shortwave radio remains a vital lifeline of information about the outside world. Censorship of shortwave radio is comparatively unsuccessful, while the Internet is often subject to total blocking.
  • Shortwave radio is the ultimate free speech medium, as it has no regard for national borders, nor for whom is in power (or not in power) at any moment.
  • Shortwave radio is inexpensive to the listener, because:
    Radios are affordable and plentiful;
    No apps are required, and
    No subscription fees are needed.
  • Information races over shortwaves at the speed of light. No buffering is needed, and there is no speed difference between one area to another.
  • Shortwave radio works everywhere on the planet. You don’t have to be within a local broadcast footprint or that of a satellite to receive broadcasts. Even in the most impoverished parts of the world, you’ll find shortwave radios and batteries that run them. Their “market penetration” surpasses even that of the smart phone.
  • Shortwave radio is a basic, simple technology, requiring little to no learning curve for use.
Source: Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

Read the complete article: Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?
and see also: The SWLing Post .

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SW Broadcasters:
There are two Short Wave radio stations that I found, one of which is new.
The other radio station broadcast some time on shortwave, but was unknown to me.

Brand new is Global 24 Radio on 9395 KHz AM.
This radio station started to broadcast on October 31 2014 at 00.00 UTC, transmitting 24/7 from Florida USA. Their Website: Global24Radio

Optimal Periods of Reception:
  • North America – 24 Hours a Day
  • Europe – 1900 UTC to 0800 UTC (receive best vertical antenna)
  • Middle East – 1800 UTC to 0500 UTC
  • South America – 2100 UTC to 1000 UTC
  • Africa – 2100 UTC to 0500 UTC
  • Oceania – 0700 UTC to 1100 UTC
  • Far East – 2100 UTC to 0200 UTC
  • India – 1200 UTC to 1600 UTC

Global 24 Radio is using WRMI’s 100 KW transmitters.
WRMI is the largest, privately owned shortwave broadcaster in the western hemisphere.

EUNN stands for: EU News Network.
EU News Network on radio and satellite to the USA, Latin America, Europe and Middle East.

I asked EUNN the best frequency and time to listen EUNN in Europe.
Their answer: Probably 18:45 - 19:00 UTC Saturday on 5925 from Bulgaria

Their News Review program is transmitted to the United States, South America, Caribbean, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East on the following wavelengths:

Source: EUNN - All frequencys in KHz - Updated: 26/10/2014)

From: To: Days: Frequency (KHz):
23:00 23:15 Mon 11580
10:15 10:30 Tues 5850
23:00 23:15 Tues 11580
13:00 13:15 Wed 9955
21:00 21:15 Wed 15770 +7570
01:45 02:00 Thur 9955
18:45 19:00 Sat 5925
21:15 21:30 Sat 11580
21:15 21:30 Sun 15770 + 7570
01:00 03:00 Fri 9395 - Rendezvous, via Global24
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Update November 6:
Another interesting website is freqspotter from KG6YPI, Brandon Hansen.

Short-Wave Info:
Do you have a broadcasting radio station heard at a certain frequency?
And you want to know what radio station that is?
Then this is the website for you!
Specify the frequency and time of the radio broadcast, and Short-Wave gives you the requested information.

Go to: Short-Wave Info

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EEVblog Rand:
By Dave Jones of the EEVblog:
FTDI have released a windows driver update that bricks any product using counterfeit chips.
A classic case of corporate suicide.
Dave breaks down "FTDIgate", and rants about FTDI's official response.

Since radio amateurs also make use of this chip, for example in CAT cables or for programming radios, some amateurs will now have a problem.

Source and more Info:
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Heil Sound
Heil Sound:
Do you know the microphones and headphones of Heil Sound?
Did you know that the man behind the Heil Sound Manufacture, is a very active radio amateur?
His name is Bob Heil and his call sign is K9EID.

Randy K7AGE published a nice video on YouTube about the history of Heil Sound and in the last part of the video Bob Heil himself about radio amateurs and big names in the audio music industry.
The title of this video is: Bob Heil: Pacificon 2014 Keynote Address.
This video can be played full screen and in HD (720px)

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Zastone = Yaesu?
To complete the series of articles about radio clones, two portable radios.
The Yaesu VX-2R and the Zastone ZT-2R:

Yaesu VX-2R (Discontinued)

Zastone ZT-2R

According to Hans PDØAC both radios are exactly the same, except for the markings on the front of the casing, they are missing on the Zastone.
See the website of Hans PDØAC for a review of the Zastone ZT-2R radio.

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Vero = Yaesu?
Do you know this Yaesu radio?

Yes, it's the Yaesu FTM-350AE and this radio is, although no longer in production, still available in some ham stores.

Do you know this radio?

No, it is not a Yaesu radio, it's a Vero radio, the Vero Telecom VR-6600PRO the newest product of the Vero Telecom company.
Is this radio a exact clone of the Yaesu FTM350?
Hans PDØAC is testing a VR-6600PRO and I am very curious about his findings!
As soon as he has written his article about this Vero radio I will place here a link, to his website and his article.

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Alinco = AnyTone?
Alinco or AnyTone:
Alinco has 3 new radios, the DR-138 VHF and DR-438 UHF and the DR-638 dual-band radio.
But it seems that they are, although the front is somewhat different, AnyTone radios.
To that conclusion came Hans PDØAC after reading the specs of these radios.

AnyTone AT-588U

Alinco DR-438

Now Hans knew that I have a AnyTone AT-588U.
Thus Hans asked me to compare the specs and make a photo of the PCB of my AT-588U radio. See for an article on this radio: AnyTone AT-588U by PA2OLD
The only difference in de specs I discovered is the frequency range, see the pictures down here: (Click on the picture for a bigger version.)

AnyTone AT-588U

Alinco DR-438

The other specs are exactly the same.

Inside the AnyTone:
The inside of the AnyTone AT-588U looks like this and the PCB is version UHF V3.8:

Inside the Alinco:
The inside of the Alinco DR-438 looks like this and the PCB is version is also UHF V3.8:

It turns out to be pretty simple, the inside of the two radios are the same, only the front panel are different. So the Alinco is a AnyTone radio.

Update October 26 2014:
For the hardware test of the Alinco you have to go to the website of Hans PDØAC, see his extensive article including spectrum-analyzer photos at: Review Alinco DR-438H (EU version).

Update in Dutch:
Er zijn mensen die ongefundeerde opmerkingen maken over de kwaliteit van beide radio's, alleen al vanwege de merknamen en waar de radio's vandaan komen.
Zo van: "Als het geen Icom, Kenwood of Yaesu is, dan kan het niets wezen".
Hans is nu de Alinco's aan het testen dus laten we wachten op zijn artikel en bevindingen.
Overigens is de AnyTone die ik heb (UHF) prima, gaat absoluut niet over z'n nek als ik in de zelfde band en zelfs vlakbij de ontvangst frequentie van de AnyTone zend met een andere set en een watt of 50, terwijl de AnyTone radio de ingestelde repeater frequentie gewoon blijft ontvangen.
De Alinco die Hans PDØAC test zal niet slechter zijn, de print die er inzit is immers van dezelfde revisie als van de AnyTone!
Ik zou er niet gek van opkijken als Yaesu of Icom en Kenwood ook laten bouwen in het AnyTone land...

Source Photos:
Website PDØAC "The end of Alinco as we know it" and PA2OLD.
This article was written in collaboration with PDØAC.

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De AM Ronde
This notice is in the Dutch language because this is only intended for the Dutch amateurs and is about the a radio rally in AM (amplitude modulation) on the 2 meter band.

AM-Ronde 37:
Ronde Nr. 37 start Woensdagavond 14 januari 2015 vanaf 21.00 uur (20:00 UCT) op 144.575 MHz in Amplitude Modulatie.

Woensdag 31 december is er géén AM-Ronde i.v.m. oudejaarsavond.

De rondeleider zal gebruikmaken van de Arnhemse club call PI4ANH.
De AM-Ronde is Live te bekijken en te beluisteren, zie het uitzendschema rechts op deze website.

Opnieuw belangstelling voor de AM-Ronde door HamNieuws, hartelijk dank daarvoor!

30ste AM-Ronde Hamnieuws bericht 22-09-14.

Belangstelling door Hamnieuws met een Twitter bericht 19-02-14.

Op 3 april 2013 is in de regio Arnhem de AM-Ronde (amplitude modulatie) in de 2 meter band opgestart.
Heeft u interesse in deze AM ronde, schrijf dan een email naar: log.pi4anh@gmail.com en we laten u weten wanneer de volgende AM-Ronde gaat starten.

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  • Zondag 21 december: Gelderse (Doetinchemse) Koffieronde No.1436 van 11.00 uur tot 12.00 uur

  • Donderdag 25 december: Is er géén wekelijkse PI4ANH ronde i.v.m. Kerstmis.

  • Zondag 28 december: Gelderse (Doetinchemse) Koffieronde No.1437 van 11.00 uur tot 12.00 uur

  • Woensdag 31 december: Er is géén AM-Ronde regio Arnhem i.v.m. oudejaarsavond.
  • Donderdag 1 januari: Er is géén wekelijkse PI4ANH ronde i.v.m. Nieuwjaarsdag.

  • Zondag 4 januari: Gelderse (Doetinchemse) Koffieronde No.1438 van 11.00 uur tot 12.00 uur
  • Donderdag 8 januari: PI4ANH 21.00 uur tot ± 22.00 uur.
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Please bear in mind that the Audio-Stream is not always present.
I usually broadcast between 16:00 and 22:30 UTC (18:00 and 24:30 hour local time).

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The Audio-Stream will start automatically, as soon as the website is loaded.
To stop the Audio-Stream, hit the STOP button.

In the coming weeks I will broadcast temporarily in mono, so one channel, usually the repeater PI3NOS.

(The Audio is broadcast on two channels, Left and Right.
The Left channel can be different from the Right channel, or both channels are the same.
Use the Balance-control on your Sound Card to choose left, right or both channels.)

What do I broadcast:
Mostly Dutch radioamateur conversations on simplex frequencies and Repeaters, as well as HAM radio stations on the HF bands in the English, German and Dutch language.

Tablet users:
For Tablet users and if the player doesn't work, use this link:

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Audio page:
You can also listen on a special page to the Broadcastify web-player: Broadcastify Player supplemented with additional information.

Shorties FM live
Shorties FM live by PAØETE is a non-commercial 24/7 talk-radio-style stream with a selection of podcasts most in English, partly in Dutch and few in German on the topics of ham radio, DX and some IT, ham-related or not.
Twice a day (21:00 UTC and 09:30 UTC, DST+1) it has a half hour long morse code practice, preparing for taking part in real QSO's (again). Programming changes on a daily basis.

To start Shorties FM 24/7 radio, press the Play button on player below.

Audio-Stream by courtesy of PAØETE.
Informatie over de AM-Ronde en Amplitude Modulatie projecten.
  • 1 AM-Ronde
    Een radio ronde in AM (amplitude modulatie) - 6 april 2013
  • 2 AM-Ronde
    Spectrumanalyzer screenshots van AM-Ronde deelnemers - 30 oktober 2013
  • 3 AM-Ronde
    AM carrier FT897 / FT857 instellen - 6 november 2013
  • 4 AM-Ronde
    Experimentele AM zender door PA1RIK - 7 november 2013
Articles / Events:
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Episodes updated at:
December 18 2014
  • Ham Nation
    Ham TV show
  • AmateurLogic TV
    Radio amateur TV show
  • TX Factor 6
    TX Factor is a brand new series of high definition TV shows covering all aspects of the hobby which is amateur radio
INTERFERENCE ANTENNAS D M R Polmar DB-50M / Powerwerx DB-750X AT-588U or V and AT-588UV BAOFENG
  • Baofeng UV-B5 LCD back-lighting
    Instructions on how to use Baofeng UV-B5 flash-light switch for LCD background light. (November 4 2013)
  • Baofeng UV-B5
    Reviews, Remarks and Unpacking. Special thanks to PD0AC. (Photos by PA2OLD)
    (January 24 2013)
  • NEW: Baofeng UV-B5
    New tested Dual Band Two-way Radio
    (December 18 2012)
  • Baofeng BF-V85
    Dual Band Two-way Radio (August 2012)
  • Baofeng UV-5RE
    Unboxing the Baofeng UV-5RE
  • Info Baofeng UV-5R
    Baofeng UV-5R: Info, Mods, Problems, Software, ect.
    U P D A T E :
    5. January 29: Difference between UV-5R Models
    4. January 16: Software UV_5R_VIP_BFB291
    3. January 9: Very interesting website about the Baofeng UV-5R from John de K3NXU
    2. January 5: 2013 UV5R modulation improvement mod
    1. May 2012: Tests for Common Problems
  • The Baofeng UV-5R
    Baofeng UV-5R for sale
  • Baofeng UV-3R (Mark II)
    Info websites about this small handheld transceiver
    U P D A T E S :
    1. January 22 2012: Unpacking, Software link
    2. February 4 2012: Baofeng Antenna test results
    3. February 9 2012: Youtube video Baofeng UV-3R+Plus from the 409shop
    4. February 19 2012: Rumours about the Baofeng UV-5R
  • Problem for the major brands?
    The 'Baofeng' effect
  • New 4/6 meter SSB Tranceiver
    Noble Radio NR-6N4 - 4 and 6 meter band radio
  • The 4 meter band in the Netherlands
    Available for all Full Class Dutch radio amateurs
    U P D A T E S :
    1. February 7 2012 YouTube videos and info about the new 70 MHz Radios
    2. Februari 8 2012 More Hyperlinks and Info
    3. Februari 9 2012 Motorola GM350 Manuals
    4. Februari 10 2012 Homemade 70 MHz Antennas
    5. Februari 16 2012 Difference between J-Pole Calulators
  • HB9CV by PA1RIK
    Fine 1 Watt QRP connection to Slovenia on the 4 meter band

Explanation Propagation see:
Index-numbers (PDF)
HF Propagation:

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Blog of KC5HWB (also Chinese radios)

PA0ETE.nl is de belangrijkste site met info over de uitzendingen van o.a. PA00NEWS.

Famous for his Antenna and ATU pages.

Co-manage: HAM-DMR.nl.

Dutch DMR website

Unfortunately I have to report that on October 24 2014 Julian G4ILO has died.

Excellent Radio Kits site from Javier Solans EA2GCY, with more high standard kits.

Great SWL website about broadcast stations:
Find out what stations are broadcasting on a frequency in KHz and UTC time.

Another website frequency information

Fantastic SWL website in German / English

Very high self build Rotating Towers!

This website is in the Dutch language

Home of the Polmar DB-50M 70cm/2m radio

This website is in the Dutch language

Weather Station Arnhem

QRZ.COM Callsign check:
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Ham Tools and Information

Dit bedrijf heeft al meer dan 25 jaar ervaring met Ham apparatuur.

Yaesu Kenwood Alinco Daiwa Diamond Falcon Alan Sirio LDG Midland Maas K-PO

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Omdat ik mijn antennemast, die ongeveer 1,50 meter boven de dakpannen uitsteekt wilde verlengen, zocht ik naar een aluminium buis van zo'n 3 meter.
Na wat zoekwerk op het internet kwam ik uit bij de Spandoekman die aluminium EN AW-6060 T66 buizen van verschillende buisdiameters en lengtes (1, 3 en 6 meter) heeft voor een redelijke prijs plus verzendkosten.
Ik bestelde een 3 meter aluminium buis met een doorsnede van 42,4 mm en betaalde online.
Via een aantal e-mails wordt je op de hoogte gehouden over de status van de bestelling en wanneer die is verzonden.
De 3 meter buis werd 2 dagen later netjes verpakt in het plastic thuis bezorgd.
Ik kan u de Spandoekman van harte aanbevelen als u een nieuwe antennemast zoekt.
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