Hardware

Radios

Icom IC-9700: Phantastic VHF/UHF/SHF Radio. Great Waterfalldiplay with many options, nice and easy to use menu structure. Powerfull featureset.

Icom IC-7300: Phantastic HF / 6m / 4m Radio. Great Waterfalldiplay with many options, nice and easy to use menu structure. Powerfull featureset. Moded with al silent Fan (Noctua NF-A8 PWM 12V).

Yaesu FT-450D: HF / 6m radio. Phantastic radio for a newbie. Great looking. Kinda annoying menu. Noisy fan. Moded with a Panadapter.

Retevis RT95: VHF/UHFportable or stationary radio. Tiny but powerfull. Handling a little bit on the goofy side.

CRT Superstar SS 9900: 10m/11m/12m portable or stationary radio. Great and simple desing. Has everything on board what you would expect and is powerfull as well. No active fan, so it gets very hot.

 

Handhelds

Yaesu FT-3D: VHF/UHF Handheld. Nice Display. My first choice to be on air while out of the shack.

TYT UV-8000E: VHF/UHF Handheld. Powerfull, 10W. X-Repeater on board.

Tytera MD-UV 380: VHF/UHF Handheld. DMR capability. Handling as expected from an DMR device not that great.

Baofeng UV-5R+ Plus: VHF/UHF Handheld. Cheap as dirt no nonsense radio that works in most cases, but in some cases not so well.

 

Antennas

Sirtel Santiago 1200: 5/8 mobile antenna used stationary, with a Albrecht 6725 Gamma 2 F 1/4 as vertical counterwight. I call this construct "Frankenstein". Works great on 10, 11 and even 15 meters.

6,5m long Wire: vertical on a GFK beam, endfeed with a 9:1 Balun & 1:1 Unun. Not perfect, but good enough to open all HF amateur radio bands to me. Named "Rute".

DRX111 Livewire: 10/11m 5/8 antenna, used mainly for fieldays. Put this thing high enough and it will not dissapoint you.

2 Meter Coaxdipole: Selfmade, mostly used horizontaly.

2 Meter / 70 cm J-Pole: my first selfmade antenna, still used to this day as daily driver for my basestation. Did built one as a backup or when on tour.

6 Meter Coaxdipole: Selfmade, used horizontaly.

 

Other Gear

144 / 28 MHz Transverter: Brings your HF-Radio in to the VHF world. Used by me to be QRV on 2 meters SSB (horizontaly).

MFJ-939 Automatic Antenna Tuner: does what it says. Tuned any wild antenna so far for me.

NanoVNA: easy to use and cheap antenna analyser. Without doubt not as accurate compared to profi equipement but gives you an good idea whats going on with your antennas.

Realistic PRO-2035 Scanner: Oldschool scanner, analog AM/FM only. Sometimes i monitor local airtraffic with this thing.

 

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