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Online JCMaxwell

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Re: SDR recommendation......
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 1434 UTC »
Another suggestion, build a T2FD, fun to build and they pick up great.
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Re: SDR recommendation......
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 1823 UTC »
I'm a big fan of passive antennas over active. For general purpose receive, a sky loop is hard to beat.

If it's so good then why do you have 17 antennas?  ;)

I have two HF antennas. One is for Rx and the other is for Tx.  My Rx loop is about 60m but hey no one is perfect. :D

All practical antennas have nulls and lobes.  The DX is always in a null on the antenna you are using.  Having choices means another one might have the DX in a lobe.

You can never have enough antennas.


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Re: SDR recommendation......
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2020, 2350 UTC »
I'll second the afedri recommendation...very happy w/ mine (it's the HF/VHF version).

With 5 acres you could set up a pair of loops and phase them....that might be fun. 
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Re: SDR recommendation......
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2020, 0121 UTC »
Another vote for the Afedri. I use mine on a PC but really like it.

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