Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Travelling and DXing with the Bonito MegActive MA305 antenna

  Ok, so officially it wasn’t a DXpedition; it was a well needed vacation in the sun after several hectic months of work, some of which involved travel to slightly more exotic locations. However, these days, I view any travel, … Continue reading

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The Bonito Boni-Whip: proving to be excellent portable antenna for DXing

Hi there, if you’re a subscriber to the Oxford Shortwave Log YouTube channel, you will be aware that I have been using a Wellbrook ALA1530 H field antenna, for 15 months or so, with (at times) excellent results. A while back … Continue reading

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Why even good antennas need good Coax cable

“Nothing’s going on shortwave anymore!” Really? Many ham radio operators and SWLs keep telling me that nothing is going on on shortwave. On top of that there are news that international stations are discontinued and you keep thinking, “Ok, this … Continue reading

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Autonomous power supply of our active antennas via USB and power bank.

It is getting to be more and more difficult to procure reasonably priced analogue external plug-in power supplies because just like old light bulbs they are no longer allowed to be produced due to power consumption restrictions. We are spending … Continue reading

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Overvoltage protection OVP1000 in practical use

Chris Crosby (K4RAF) the Admin of the popular Facebook page: Shortwave Radio Listeners is doing Shortwave radio the whole Day. It is part of his life for minimum 30 Years. I sent him a collection of our Products for evaluating … Continue reading

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New products: High and Low Pass Filters

And one more time we can offer you two little helpers, which can make life easier: The Low Pass Filter LP060 and the High Pass Filter HP0020. During our tests of the Elad FDM-S2 at the DX-Camp together with the … Continue reading

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Bonito now on Instagram

Since I was informed how important and especially cool Instagram is today, I have opened an account and already uploaded some photos and videos. At http://www.instagram.com/mybonito I will share photos and Videos from now on. After a few hours we already … Continue reading

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National Hamfest in Newark Images and Report

The national Hamfest went well, the weather was excellent and we had lots of fun. The new active antennas were received very well, the RadioJet 1305 sold extremely well and was sold out on Friday already. There were crowds at our … Continue reading

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Designing a truly portable SDR Part 2

Ideas about a really portable SDR, part 2 Right away on Saturday morning, I installed the RadioJet software. With WebInstall that was really easy. The Microsoft Surface has no CD-R drive. After that I got everything ready for the first tests … Continue reading

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