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Hi, I'm Ivan Shor !

This page about my hobby : Amateur Radio

Well, but what about my next hobbies? - Sail, of course.

5BDXCC plaque has arrived !

USB Power Metr

Measure power from 10 MHz to 12 GHz !

Sensor AD8317 check and calibration


My new Designs & Articles :

High IP3 LNA 144 MHz with two channel output

Experimental Tri Band yagi for 14/21/28 MHz Bands

2-way PTT Sequencer now available with options

Second CW filter in 1st IF of TS-830




The Lightning Protection for Rotors

If you want to buy assembled and tested board please look at K6VHF`s info here

Download description of LPR

New Magic QRP SWR Bridge v.3

If you want to buy KIT of Magic Bridge or assembled and tested board please look at K6VHF`s info here


If you want to use your old HF tranceiver in VHF in EME or MS QSO - you must increase stability of frequency. For example - i use my old IC745 with my 144/28 XVTR . I have good total value of frequency stability for long sending cycle without TXCO. You need only some a bit of polypropylene for VCO, 2nd LO and LO.

In old tranceivers often was problem with switchknobs XIT/RIT.

Good idea is - to use old switchknobs XIT/RIT for control of good relay. Now only clear of relay ladder with good contact will be control XIT/RIT . For example - i use russian relay RES-49 in easy layout !

Repairing old potentiometers

 The change of original components when restoring old radio or transceiver sets is always an unpleasant. In the case of potentiometers it is difficult to find double original potentiometers for RF/AF or Mic/RF PWR.

 If you hear rustling in old potentiometers of your old transceivers you need repair them with oil. My practice is to use syringe with solid oil + spirit. Usually I use russian solid oil ÖÈÀÒÈÌ-203 (ÃÎÑÒ8773-73) . You can use SIMNIA 0, PETROLEUM JELLY S68OO,Mobiltemp SHC 100, AEROSHELL 15A or or good quality machine oil.

 You don`t must to open potentiometers, you must only press out some oil with spirit into potentiometers. You must to turn the potentiometer minimum 20 times from end to end. The solid oil hits to center contact and will protect contact near axis.
 This technique is very effective and, usually, these potentiometers will still perfectly efficient. But i know what in 5% of cases where the resistive surface has been damaged and way with repair potentiometer by oil does`t work. More info you can look here....

Smart Automatic Antenna Tuner for portable QRV


Magic QRP SWR Bridge

Easy modification AM broadcast receiver


After modification ... Air 40m band Air 17m band


QRP CW Transceiver

+ Modification + CW filter


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