Month: March 2019

Home made coaxial dipole antenna for civil (and military) airband.

I decided to make a simple coaxial dipole for civil airband monitoring, easy to make and widebanded. Provides very good performance throughout the 118-136 mhz range. The antenna is known as a “double bazooka” design and is very popular with radio amateurs who make it for 144-146mhz FM operations. Here we will adjust the lengths…


Another Yupiteru MVT-7000 “scanning legend” repaired.

I have a soft spot for the MVT-7000. I have a little collection going on of this amazing machine. Here are 4 units of the 7 units I have, 3 in good working order and the one to the far right you will see later in the yupi club chamber of horrors “example 1”.  …


2 More Airband Antennas from Superyagi reviewed.

Superyagi¬† Slim-Jim Antenna for Civil Airband (128mhz Centre Frequency) .   You may recall a review I did quite a while ago on the superyagi j-pole antenna for civil airband. That first review and a little more info about the business is linked below, http://www.merseyradar.co.uk/airband-radio/superyagi-civil-airband-antenna/ That variant was certainly made to last and that particular…