Month: September 2018

SuperYagi Airband Antenna.

My latest purchase was a new antenna dedicated to the civilian airband 108-136 MHz. I had made J-Pole antennas before using ladder line, heavy copper wire and scrap copper pipe and even speaker wire but all were rough and ready types not very much in the way of care was taken in the construction. The…


Realistic PRO-2005 Repair. (Unit A).

Realistic Pro-2005 Scanner Repair. UNIT A. “Alpha” One of the great scanners of the 1990s, Manufactured by GRE communications Japan for Tandy/Radio Shack. The Pro-2005, like the almost identical Pro-2006 was known to be particularly good on AM airband, nice tone from the top mounted speaker. Much loved by its owners, The Pro-2005 and Pro-2006…


Tecsun PL-600 Modifications.

  The Tecsun PL-600 is a great HF radio for the price, some time ago I gave a thumbs up for it on my local aviation forum. A really good beginner HF radio, it has all you need without much in the way of financial outlay.   The PL-600 Comes with all the bits you…


Scanner Greats.. Yupiteru MVT-7000 brought back to life !

In the early 1990s ,The Yupiteru MVT-7000 multiband scanner had an almost cult following amongst Aircraft Enthusiasts and Marine Band Listeners, especially with hobbyists based in the Netherlands. From memory, I think some parts of Europe received the MVT-7000 many months before the UK versions with UK 240v mains charger plug started appearing into the…