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Category HF

HF (shortwave) related

Does the Youloop antenna receive VHF?

How well can a YouLoop receive on VHF, UHF & 700/800 MHz? I have often been asked if this $35 … Read the rest

My Loop on Ground HAM antenna worked!

I’m not a very “handy” man. In fact I really don’t enjoy construction projects at all, and try to avoid … Read the rest

Decoding HFDL with a Web SDR!

You don’t even need your own SDR radio or antenna to begin decoding HFDL signals.
In this episode we looked … Read the rest

HFDL Resources

If you’ve watched my recent video on decoding High Frequency Data Link signals (HFDL), then this is the page you’ll … Read the rest

Listening to Long Range HF aviation Communications

The HF bands are alive and well with aviation related communications. Within the last week, from my location in Edmonton, … Read the rest

AirSpy Black Friday 2020 sale!

Last year AirSpy held an incredible Black Friday sale whereby their Software Defined Radios were offered with 30% off. I … Read the rest

RTL-SDR + YouLoop

For this experiment, I matched up the $25 RTL-SDR v3 dongle with my recently acquired AirSpy YouLoop antenna.

The YouLoop … Read the rest

Will the AirSpy YouLoop work on VLF?

This was the question a viewer on the Frugal Radio channel asked me. I had never experimented with VLF before, … Read the rest

AirSpy YouLoop Review

I was very excited when I heard that AirSpy were producing a YouLoop antenna design that would cost only $35. … Read the rest

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