We were living in Pasadena, Ca. One day a realtor knocked on our door. He said, “I have a client who wants to buy your house” !!!! That’s Southern Calif. for you. It wasn’t even for sale.
So, we sold it and moved to an apartment complex that was previously a Seminary. The buildings were beautiful, but the electrical system was terrible. With a random wire hanging off my balcony HF signals were near impossible to hear. The AC was “dirty” and made for miserable short wave listening.
I starting researching and decided I’d try a Magnetic Loop. I bought the Pixel Sat Magnetic Loop in hopes of a solution. It was outstanding. I put it out on our balcony. The electrical Noise reduction was near 40 db. I was skeptical about the rotator doing much good…but a couple of hams said to get it. They were right. It is less about directional gain, than noise and interference reduction when turned just a few degrees.
Fun antenna. I still use it for SWL. (Pixel Sat was sold to DX Engineering)
My observations on the Icom 7300’s powerful debut into the market place.
When I became interested in the Flex 6300 a couple of years ago, I knew nothing about the FPGA concept. (And as I am not an Engineer or a Computer Science major). I still know little. That said, I went in search of a tutorial that would serve as an introduction to the FPGA and an explanation as to why it has opened up this new world in Ham radio. I’m an “appliance operator. I never understood all of the Mixers/Oscillators/Roofing filters that make up the Super-Heterodyne architecture. But hey! I could read a block diagram! There are many videos out there. No one video is perfect for the Ham Op, but I found this one very useful. Maybe you will too? Try it!