ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender

ASUS Released Raspberry Pi Contender Asus has quietly released a Raspberry Pi contender, named Tinker Board. It is about the same size as the Pi, but its quad-core Rockchip processor can play 4K video and 24-bit audio. Great news, if you want to get one for a home media center, …

Icom IC-R8600 Presentation [Info+Images]

This is the Icom IC-R8600 Presentation.     Icom IC-R8600 Presentation In December’s event at their headquarters, on which Icom presented the IC-7610 HF/6m transceiver, they also presented the IC-R8600 receiver. The IC-R8600 is the successor to the IC-R8500 which was in production from 1996-2004. The successor’s frequency range is …

Solar Powered Ham Radio for Beginners [Video + Article]

In this week’s video, Solar Powered Ham Radio for Beginners, I am discussing on the gear necessary to operate a portable station with solar power. I am going through the gear one will need to operate with a solar power source, how to use it and a couple of things …

Amptec LA4000 4kW Amplifier from China

Amptec, a Chinese manufacturer of amplifiers, has the Amptec LA4000 4kW amplifier in their product range. The amplifier, according to the specifications, is capable of 4kW of power, from an input power of around 60 to 90W. It is equipped with a pair of the Chinese-made FU728F ceramic vacuum tubes. …