Episode 197 - Alex Grimberg - PY1AHD
From his QTH in Rio De Janeiro, Alex Grimberg, PY1AHD, has mastered the art of the portable magnetic loop antennas for QRP use in the field. This interest, generated from his need for a light and portable antenna, has blossomed into the AlexLoop antenna business. Now Alex travels the ham radio World showing off his AlexLoops and other accessories that make portable QRP field operations that much more enjoyable. PY1AHD is my QSO Today.
Alex Loop Website
Meet Alex at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention, Building 3, Booth B3109
Alex’s Multiband SSB HomeBrew Transceiver
First Elmer: Isaac “Zachi” Aisenberg, PY1CVI
BC357 HF Receiver
Homebrew tube transmitter
First License: Age 19 , PU1XLS, upgrade to first class PY1AHD
First Contact: PY1AVU - Johnny Galper
Icom IC-7000 transceiver
Icom IC-703 transceiver
Elecraft KX2 portable transceiver
Favorite operating mode: SSB
Riosul Shopping Mall - Spy Shop
Budd Drummond, W3FF, creator of the Buddipole antenna system
Alexloop Antenna System
Magnetic loop antenna for QRP.
Split type variable capacitor
Butterfly variable capacitor
Vacuum variable capacitor - used for magnetic loop antennas when high power is used, not QRP.
Coke Loop Antenna - Alex’s trombone variable capacitors using coke cans
BiTX HF Transceiver Kit
ESSB6.1 Multiband Transceiver Kit
Alex’s BitX transceiver on his YouTube channel.
IP67 standard - waterproof rating
How to Karaoke on YouTube
Excited by: Making HF a handheld radio operation using the Elecraft KX2
Alex’s Handpack System
Handpack system using the Cherokee AH-100 AM/SSB portable
Advice to new or returning hams: The magic of radio is difficult to describe - pursue the magic and explore the hobby.
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PY1AHD on the work bench
Trombone capacitors made from code cans
PY1AHD on the cover of Japanese CQ Ham Radio magazine
PY1AHD BitX HF transceiver