Current Equipment

In the years behind us, occasionally I changed my equipment for several reasons.

Some favourite Transceivers stayed behind and are still available and in use.

Sometimes I think its would have been better to hold them all…hi…

My current Ham Radio Equipment consists of :

Yaesu FT-897D

Afther 12 years absence on HF, when I came back on air again, and I was searching for a new combined HF/VHF/UHF transceiver and bought this FT-897D.

Afther I purchased the Yaesu FTDX-3000D is this now my second HF tranceiver.  The most important reason to choose the FT-897D in 2012 was the combination with the adjustable HF antenna ATAS-120A.

Yaesu FT-8900R

For the Mobile Communication on the way, I needed a new VHF/UHF tranceiver. Afther I tried several others rigs, at last I choose this FT-8900R

Yaesu FTDX-3000D en SP-2000

My latest purchase

I use this tranceiver almost every day. Doing lots of experiments and making QSO’s with Digital Modes

The Old ones, still in use :

Baofeng UV-5RE

2 small, handsome handheld tranceiver's for VHF/UHF. Most times I use them during my holidays in Germany of Portugal. Complete, easy to use and not expensive

Kenwood TS-50 with AT-50

Most times when I take a tranceiver with me on my Holidays in Germany, I use this small rig and antenna-tuner.

Its a old one, but working fine on CW and SSB.  In combination with a G5RV, antenna, I have made lots of QSO’s

The Antennas

Living I a Apartment-building, is not ideal for my Ham-Radio Hobby. Especially when you live on the ground floor. But’ I’ve got permission to put limited Antennas on the Roof for HF and VHF/UHF.

My antenna situation now exists of :

HF:  Horizontal  High-End-Fed antenna for 10-80 mtr

VHF/UHF : Diamond X30 Omni directional vertical

Both antennas are combined with a duplexer filter , made by Jan, PA0JWX, on one Coax cable. In the Shack I use a second duplexer to split the signal out again to 2 tranceiver's.

Short G5RV antenna for 10-40 mtr

Kenwood TS-770E

Yaesu FT-23R

I also have a old Yaesu FT-23R handheld tranceiver.

In 2013 I put in a CTCSS encoder so I can used on repeaters again.

Older Equipment

Of cource, just like with other Ham’s, I had in the past, lots of other equipment. The most of them I sold again.

For a short impression of the most important ones, take a look at this link :


Combined VHF/UHF tranceiver more than 30 years old, but still doing a great job at my home QTH.

Home History Equipment Arduino Information QSL Dutch

Digital Radio DMR - TYT DM-380

Time goes on. Things change from analog to digital

Also the local repater. So we joined them, and wanted to do some experiments on DMR too.

We bought a low-cost DMR handheld tranceiver from TYT via a Chinese website.  I must say, its nice, but the activity on DMR in this region is (still ?) Very low.