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Visit Saint-Pol de Léon

Why this site : just to train the author with html and web site building, and give some ideas on subjects on which he works - No theorical page, just a few pictures - Sorry, but i just translated this home page, others are still in french, but you have the pictures...enjoy your reading and Request details to the author by Mail.

last update déc 2013

en français

Somewhere in Finistère between Brest and Roscoff,  North Brittany- 

Where is Pen Ar Bed ? !!!

Locator : IN88AQ


VINTAGE   A TEN TEC collection  The first transistorised QRP Tranceiver from the 70's and 80's ......    

manufacturer website    tentec logo

The PM3, the Argonaut 505 - 509 - 515 - 535 - Delta 580 - The Transverter 20m to 6 m 1208, and the 1210 transverter 10m to 2 m

HOME MADE Transceivers  
-  one monobander 20m SSB, 10 W analogic between 1978 and 1980
-  a SDR with kits US Softrock and a 10W amplifier inside     
-  another one  the  SDR2  FA-SDR
-  a third SDR with the integrated card STM32-SDR from Dave VE7PKE connected to the Ensemble RXTX sold by KB9YIG
-  also the small 80m transceiver MKARS80 SSB  5W for less than 100€ !
          see where to find a SDR kit ?       other kits

THE MOBILE STATION  with vintage equipments : an IC202 as a usb exciter, and a HX240 transverter to work on 20 m band and upper, 40 W in a heliwhip ECO antenna. Only One Ground point for all the circuit. The transverter is switch on or off through a relay excited with the power supply of the ic202.

REMOTE STATION    ......NEW    note (pdf)    listen a DX with ZL (MP3 from PA3CWN)
using the nice software project called ghpsdr3-alex with the Softrock - I can control my station through a private network link - Try it with the windows Qt client ! ( receiving only !)
Version 2 of the remote is made with a small economical ODROID card - Download the images of my SDcard from here ( updated for ODROID-X and ODROID-U2) to avoid the difficulty of a little bit complex linux configuration  ! Find also a note to help in building the solution yourself. how_to_build_notes
See the map of all the servers online.
and other software to test absolutely linux or windows: QUISK see my note to install on an ODROID board with Linaro Ubuntu 

QRP ... blu, psk, wspr, and cw sometimes.        =>

A funny digital mode WSPR to test...

with the Argonaut, Elecraft K1,the Rock-Mite,TS120v in mobile, the IC 202, and the home made rigs
ANTENNAS :  for the OM who has not a big area...  Vertical dipole, Small transmitting Loop, EH,full size loop ....

have a look on the antennas in use today  Antennas used at home today are made with wires for a restricted space: a vertical 19 m loop for 20m and over, 15m high, and a 17m*2 inverted V with top at 17m for lower bands - Mast is a OD 60/40mm aluminium tube going up to 17m. All feeders are made with 300 ohms twin lead from the matching boxes in the shack.


(an answer : have a look on a dream !!!)  
 my antennas



Experimental antennas for short space





The Vertical antennas

less than 2 Sq Inches!

a great antenna : vertical dipole : easy to build, low radiation angle, no noise, cheap,..






The STL or "magnetic loops"

Nice for European qso. I got 59 reports from Moscow with 5 w !

Very active on 40 with UK stn at lunch time..


> shack or show-room ?


A few LINKS on more serious websites.  
corporate french technical pages links curious... SDR
Le REF-UNION f6crp  theorical qrz.com find yr locator wb5rvz  Softrock
Radioamateur.org f6bqu qrp eham.net n9vv the last news g4zfq  all on sdr
Arcep french authority f5lvg simple ideas echolink  w5tom funny tf3lj - Loftur

f6aoj  analysis eqso qsonet  full virtual dh1tw - blog

f5len  cluster websdr globalTuner & websdr amateurfunk FA-SDR

f5lmux lham radio rental in Brittany N8MDP g4roj kite antennas wb6dhw  UHF-SDR
600 radios in the shack Soft66RF



Buy on Internet : my opinion.

Where to find a SDR radio ?

On the air : the shack



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mail to : pascal at f6ehp.fr - full address on qrz.com