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by M0RON
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: Purchase contemplated - SDRPlay / SDRUno / CW Skimmer / Win 10
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Purchase contemplated - SDRPlay / SDRUno / CW Skimmer / Win 10

As you asked about the main difference between a rsp1a and the rsp2 or pro, the main difference is the antenna connection.
The rsp2's have a high Z port which may be useful for swl as well as the sma port.
73
Andy
by M0RON
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Parting thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Parting thoughts

Sorry to see you leave Noel, but I understand your views. For what it's worth I was, no longer, a member of an amateur radio club in Gloucester, UK. I and a couple of others found that the training was poor and we decided to do something about it and help noobies. This involved changing the way trai...
by M0RON
Tue May 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: PA0RDT Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: PA0RDT Antenna

Hi sdrom33,
Roelof Bakker can be contacted by email,

roelof@ndb.demon.nl 

I found his email from a review of his mini whip, I have no connection to Roelof apart from being a satisfied customer.
Andy.
by M0RON
Tue May 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: New Sdrplay and antenna creation
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

Re: New Sdrplay and antenna creation

Hi Bas, At my house the PA0RDT definitely outperforms a dipole I had, linked dipole for 20 and 40m. Noise here is S7 on a good day and S9+ on a bad day. Lots of man made noise here, I live 50 yards from a big school. I had given up operating from home due to noise and operate portable with S1-s3 noi...
by M0RON
Mon May 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: PA0RDT Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: PA0RDT Antenna

I bought mine direct from Roelof Bakker PA0RDT, built to order, quickly delivered and great quality. He can also supply a quiet psu.
Works great.
Andy
M0RON
by M0RON
Thu May 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: New Sdrplay and antenna creation
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

Re: New Sdrplay and antenna creation

Hi Ken, I'm quite new to sdr as well, if I may make a suggestion, I've just bought a PA0RDT mini whip antenna, good for very low frequency to around 30mhz. It can be built with minimal tools, easily found components and is tiny for a HF antenna, around 3 1/2 inches tall. I also have a dipole and ran...
by M0RON
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: PA0RDT Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: PA0RDT Antenna

Hi Mike,
Yes, the isolation transformer is installed and has jumper to connect antenna ground to station ground, but can be taken out.
The incoming coax will be attached to a ground rod next to the house which is in turn connected to a further 4 ground rods.
73
Andy
M0RON
by M0RON
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: PA0RDT Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

PA0RDT Antenna

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Hi all,
I received my PA0RDT mini whip antenna from Roelof today, posted Friday, rapid delivery.
Looks nicely made and good quality, I'll get it up this week, fed with lmr400 coax, looking forward to seeing what results it gives.
Andy
by M0RON
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: First impression
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

First impression

Excellent! Plugged my duo into a pc with 12" of wire into the high Z port, received broadcast stations and some Ham activity despite poor conditions and even poorer antenna. Getting to grips with the software but lots to learn, installed virtual audio cable to pipe signal to other software to d...
by M0RON
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: New Users' experiences
Topic: vac for duo
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: vac for duo

Hello Mike,
Yes, wsjt was the program I'd most likely use. So I'd need 2 vac to use both inputs on different bands at same time?
Andy

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