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Yihua 937D+ 60W Soldering Station.. Bargain !

A while ago my 20 year old Weller soldering station finally gave up. I sent the unit away to a Weller agent for repair but the unit was returned to me with a  service note read “uneconomical to repair”. I looked at a brand new Weller unit but they are so expensive now..way over £200…


HP Elitebook Laptop repair went wrong..

Not radio related as such but here goes.   My current Lenovo T400 is well used and its getting tired although I have to say Its an excellent machine. I recently purchased a refurbished laptop from ebay. I opted for the excellent 14 inch HP Elitebook 8440p and after much searching to find the best…


Vintage data scanning : Lowe Airmaster 2000 ACARS Decoder.

Following on from my earlier post on the Realistic PRO-2006 scanner I wonder how many home spotters out there bought a Lowe Airmaster 2000 acars decoding package. Revolutionary in its day, it comprised of some software (freeware I think) on a floppy disk and an demodulator dongle distributed and sold by Lowe Electronics, Matlock. I…


HF Receiving antenna, The PA0RDT mini-whip.

This is an unusual antenna in my collection, the PA0RDT active mini whip. Normally I would be sceptical about the performance of such a small device for HF use but I read a few favourable reviews on the internet and decided to order one for using with my Tecsun PL-600 ssb radio and I thought it…


HF receiving antenna G-WHIP

I bought this antenna a few years ago for listening to HF airband transmissions. It is made in the United Kingdom by Geoff Brown G4ICD, then propietor of G-Whip. Believe it or not, I bought this item brand new/unused for £25 from here Rosscomm Radio It was the last one remaining of old stock. G-Whip…