Saturday, March 13, 2021

Video: The Belka-DX micro-receiver on external antennas

Apologies for the lackluster editing. I chose content over form, hoping to provide a glimpse of what it's like to tune around the bands with this little radio hooked up to something other than the small whip antenna that comes with it.

The high bands, as we know, have been circling the drain for a while now - not much there that I could find - so this is an "AM broadcast band to 14 MHz" test on CW, SSB and AM.

The rest of the video's description is given in the opening 15 seconds. The lighting gets better (a relative term) 3 minutes in.


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3 comments:

  1. If you're considering one of these radios, the following posting by Mersey Radar is IMO the equivalent of a Wiki - lots of info and useful links, all in one place:

    https://tinyurl.com/72m5zspa

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  2. Sounds like the Belka-DX is leaving the BFO on in Synchronous AM? That might explain the tones you heard when rocking the tuner on either side of zero-beat.

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    1. Here's an explanation (about 1/8th of the way down) on Thomas K4SWL's page:
      https://tinyurl.com/4ztkyz3m

      I haven't yet noticed any improvement using this mode but will continue comparing from time to time.

      73,
      John

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