Support & Tip Jar  and wish list

This website I use as a place to post stuff which I thing might help or inspire others on there Hamradio and modelrailroading path. The information is for free, and I am glad to share it with you.

This website doesn't have ads and I try to keep it that way*. Also I don't have sponsors, don't get money from social media companies like YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter etc.,  meaning that all my experiments and the hosting of this website are paid out of my own pockets. Which is OK, I do have a daytime job to get the bills payed.  

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I have a extensive wish list with things I want to build or experiment with, but currently I'm saving up for a really big investment for in the shack. And no, it's not the new absolute lovable ICOM IC-705 QRP allband all mode rig or the Elecraft KX-3 or KX-2 (would be great for the outdoors though).  

I'm saving up for a real spectrum analyzer (preferable with a tracking generator).

"But why the <BEEP> do you need a expensive spectrum analyzer?"

Good question, I will tell you.

For years I'm member of the hamradio club Veron/Vrza-Twente and every Monday evening we had a "soldering and measurement" meeting. I was one of the hams who, when needed, helped other hams  with there projects. We have a lot of measurement equipment including a user-friendly Rigol DSA815-TG spectrum analyzer. That device we often used for tuning filters, tune antennas, measuring output power and spectral clearness, EMI etc. 

But due to a few reasons (my long burn-out, the COVID19 pandemic, work etc) I couldn't attend for years. Also the relocation of the club building from Hengelo to Oldenzaal and my depending on public transport made it hard to attend to these meetings on a regular basis. Luckily sometimes a fellow ham offer me a ride, but I don't want to lean to much on my fellow ham for that. But you understand now that I do miss some nice measurement equipment and it's not only on Monday evenings I want to do some measurements. 

Now a days a lot of people (including me) own a NanoVNA so for tuning filters and antenna's you don't need a full blown spectrum analyzer and with the new TinySA you don't need a full blown spectrum analyzer for measuring output power and spectral clearness. But the TinySA has a very small screen and my eyes aren't getting better ;-) 

So a real spectrum analyzer (preferable with a tracking generator) is still on my Wishlist :-) 


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