For the folkloristic background of these guys, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisse_(folklore)
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Quote from: gil on December 11, 2019, 05:12:11 amWriting on Paper is a double-edge sword... Above 15wpm you better just try to form words in your mind... Writing IMHO is for just about 12-15wpm... I would never suggest learning the code any slower...
Quote from: gil on November 14, 2016, 09:57:33 amI use UHF here more than VHF, so I really would like the RigExpert AA-600 ...
QuoteThis is the official page of Rig Expert Ukraine Ltd. company, which is the owner of RigExpert brand. This trademark is registered in Ukraine as well as in the USA.
We produce antenna analyzers, transceiver interfaces, ARDF equipment and amateur radio software ...
Quote from: gil on November 17, 2019, 02:12:59 pmI made a video about this... Something I call "knowing your RF landscape."I guess it must be this one:
Quote from: RadioRay on November 12, 2019, 02:29:13 pmThe Paraset ! I could certainly a video of you making contact with England while using a Paraset from France ...The beautiful photos in the previous post show the French Cold War spy radio set TR-TG-2A. See:
Quote from: vy2js on November 11, 2019, 08:40:42 pm
Using a great phone app called Morse Mania ...
QuoteClansman HF radio sets
A late introduction to the Larkspur range, its original designation was A16 Lightweight HF Radio Station. Deployed in tropical or high temperature climates, it was powered by either a standard 12V battery that connected directly to the set or if issued, a Leclanche Battery that connected directly to the set. It was compatible with most D10 or R4 copper stranded antenna systems that were fielded at that time, examples being the Shirley, Jamaica, Half Jamaica and Yagi.
Despite not being of the Clansman family, its late introduction to service coupled with its Clansman equivalent, the PRC/RT320 not being ready, meant the PRC 316 survived for just over five years after Clansman was introduced. Once the PRC/RT320 was completed and fully fielded, the PRC 316 was rapidly withdrawn. Another reason cited for its retention was that it was relatively easy to operate and was inter-operable with the other HF Radios in the Clansman family.
Quote from: RadioRay on September 14, 2018, 02:55:05 pm
when I was working in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia , I picked-up a locally published book; "SAS In Malaya" and, like you said, Gil - the jungle warfare people did amazing things. They Malay campaign drove the development of a far better radio; the PRC-316 and STRONG reliance on NVIS. Here is a link to an interesting article from your mates at VMARS, describing it's use.
>RadioRay ..._ ._
QuoteThe UK PRC 316 / A-16
by John Teague, G3GTJ
This paper describes the PRC 316 and is an expanded version of an earlier contribution to the Centre for the History of Defence Electronics (CHiDE) colloquium on Military Communications, held in September 1999.
The radio was designed and developed for the British Army in the mid-sixties by the Signals Research & Development Establishment (SRDE) at Christchurch. Designated X3145 in the experimental phase it became "Station Radio A-16"; later it was given the Clansman style designation of "UK/PRC 316", which is how it was generally known in service.
To quote from the November 1968 edition of the User Handbook: "The lightweight HF patrol radio PRC 316 is a compact, simple to operate transmitter-receiver developed primarily for use at the halt. It provides 45 crystal controlled communication channels in the band 2 - 7MHz . . . . (It) is intended to operate at ranges up to about 800 km using CW."
Quote from: gil on July 19, 2019, 04:20:25 pm
And then there is the new Minion SDR... ::)
QuoteNo, it won't be real until this fall. - until then, it's vapor-ware, like the fabled QSX. The site is registered to this feller:
When will QSX be available?
We don't have an exact date, it depends how long it takes to finish all the above features and manufacture it etc. *Hopefully* something like November 2018, but this could change. Any updates will be published on this page.
Development continues, progress is being made but there are a lot of details to take care of. Still no update on projected completion dates yet.
We have some delays due to poor health, see https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs/message/27851 - recovering nicely now so will make more progress soon and update on this page.