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2020/July 9. Due to corona we have to stay home instead of travelling abroad. More time for radio! I wrote before about my antenna which was a Fritzel tribander FB33 turned into a FB23. Two elements tribander, front-back was bad. When listening on stations on the backside of the antenna, they where just as loud as beaming them out. How can that be??. Now I turned it back into a 3 element antenna and the difference in performance is huge. Stations on the back or on the side, I hardly hear them, but when I beam them out…. wow what a difference!

2020/June 20. New version of the logbook LOG4OM version 2. This software is like HRD and becomes quite a competitor. It’s free and absolutely worth a try! Download here. This program has as advantage it’s uses Omni-Rig instead of HRD server. In my case using Catsync & Log4om2 which are very easy to use simultaneously without using a port splitter program. I do not say log4om is better than hrd but it’s close and I like it a lot! See article: Catsync & RFI.

Log4OM version 2

2020/June 12. Today I received my repaired FTDX3000 back. Seems to be working fine again. A grey flat-bonded cable, two wires were short circuit. Thanks to for finding this error.

My Shack 2020

2020/May 9. Today my FTDX3000 was sent for repair. The problem is a faulty frequency display. We will see when it comes back again. Now I have my backup station running, a FT950.

My locator: JO99DL

My equipment:

Yaesu FTDX-3000 100W
Yaesu FT-950E 100W
Yaesu FT-891 100w for mobile use (still working on)
Antenna tuner MFJ-962D
Fritzel FB-33, an old german Fritzel from the 70s
Heathkit SB-200 power amplifier 600-700W
Sandpiper antenna V9 for 17/20/30/40 meter band
4BTV Hustler in the garden.

Have a quite unusual qsl card. OK, it’s my face, but …

My “funny” QSL card
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