Tag Archives: Shortwave

Junk or Joy? Heathkit GR-78 Amateur / Shortwave

Figure 1:  The venerable? Heathkit GR-78 receiver, as it was found in flea market.   What ham can resist the allure of a piece of vintage gear, sans cover, knob, and a part or three, looking ever like the cartoon character with … Continue reading

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Shortwave Weather Faxes with the Ten Tec RX320D

Figure 1: RX320D, by Ten Tec, with “homemade” serial gender changer. Click to enlarge So, I’d been trying to obtain weather faxes, of the type transmitted by the shortwave weather transmitters run by the US Coast Guard, and do that … Continue reading

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Using a Pi SBC with Shortwave Radio

Figure 1: The DIP socket in the little SDR board is populated for a BPF. New Orleans Coast Guard weather fax operates at 4.317 MHz, so it is far outside of the default (7 MHz) filter bandwidth of the little … Continue reading

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