Better DX hunting with a 14 US Dollar SDR receiver

I am a big fan of the 10m band.  An extra receiver would be nice to listen on 10m, so I can use the TS-480HX to listen across the HF bands. But with a second receiver, you probably need an extra power supply and extra space in your shack. A Continue reading Better DX hunting with a 14 US Dollar SDR receiver

Long path propagation or short path propagation on HF?

Chordal hop propagation

Past months propagation improved, resulting in relative good propagation on HF. Those who have DX ears must have noticed that 10m long distance propagation acted in a more or less remarkable way. Fellow DX’ ers on forums reported signals with multiple echoes that are certainly not from a CB echo Continue reading Long path propagation or short path propagation on HF?

Nice propagation to test the Moxon antenna

Lucky me!!! No better way to test the homemade 10m Moxon antenna then with current conditions. Best propagation since 2003, definitely! I took the chance to do one on one tests, and results are a bit surprising in a positive way. But first of all for the right comparison: Moxon Continue reading Nice propagation to test the Moxon antenna