04 July 2018

SMA/N and SMA/UHF + SMA/BNC jumpers

Hi,

The measuring SMA/N and SMA/UHF + SMA/BNC jumpers arrived. I will measure them on VNA in lab before any assessment or judgment. I ordered several versions for lab test with N, UHF, BNC using the RG316 PTFE coaxial cable. As I said several times I hate Chinese craps but these looks well for the first view...

Specification:
Product NameCable Connector
TypeN Type Female to SMA Male
Cable TypeRG316 Coaxial Cable
Cable Length22.5cm/9"
Main MaterialMetal, PTFE
Main ColorBlack.Gold Tone
Weight29g
Package1 x N Type to SMA Cable Connector Cable

I will make the lab report and short review of the jumpers when lab time will be available.


73 - Petr, OK1RP
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A1 Club - 20 years Anniversary QSL cards

A1 CLUB has been established in October 1998 by 11 charter members who gathered under the same slogan "Let's gather CW lovers, enjoy CW and attract people to CW"

After 20 years, A1 CLUB has grown with more than 3000 members from 50 countries worldwide as a free and open community which anyone who has interest in CW can join.


A1 CLUB has been and will continue to be a supporter of "CW" as the only one digital mode which can be code and decode by human.CW4EVER!



My new 20 years A1 Club Anniversary QSL cards are ready to go...



QSL policy: Effective from 1st Jan 2017 please paper QSL via OM-bureau only!(S.A.R.A. P.O.BOX 14, 900 31 STUPAVA, Slovakia)


73 - Petr, OK1RP
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03 July 2018

K144XV transverter module "must have" modification by Steve, DH1DM

If you are not so satisfied with the K144XV transverter module installed in your Elecraft K3 transceiver then you should read it...

Thanks to Steve, DH1DM you can make "must have" modification which could solve your issues or it can help you at least...

After re-tuning has been completed these modifications result in an increased TX stability and no oscillations can be observed anymore at any power/frequency.


Component alignment has also been found less critical after modification. Output power has been measured at 9.5W.

http://www.qsl.net/dh1dm/k144xv_txmod/index.html


73 - Petr, OK1RP
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Sea of Peace Award 2018 (SOP) started!

Sea of Peace Award 2018 (SOP) started!
 
If you want to get beautiful pennon or following your last year achievement you would like to continue to get sticker then you should turn on your radio and pay attention to the stations from the required countries during the July 2018...

This certificate in form of a silk pennon will be awarded for QSOs with the Baltic neighbouring states and regions in July. Annual stickers can be acquired for repeated fulfilment of the rules during the subsequent years.


Beyond coming SOP-owners will receive special recognitions after 5-and 10-times achievements of the pennon and stickers.



This popular certificate was awarded by the amateur radio organisation of the former GDR in 1958. And has been continuing by the DARC district Mecklenburg-West Pomerania since 1991.

In 2018 we celebrated 60 years of SOP with a special call signs DL60SOP.

Supplement for 2018: Foreign stations with the suffix "SOP" (e.g., OZ4SOP, SJ1SOP...) count as a joker for a not achieved area.
 
http://ok1rp.blogspot.com/2017/07/sop-sea-of-peace-hunting-started.html
http://www.dl0sop.darc.de/Seite-1e.htm