Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 28th February 2013

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Internet becomes more and more effective in streaming audio and media. As the internet connection getting to a higher level it possible to do more in less time.
Also the Hamradio brand is more and more into the combination of analog radio and communication true the internet.

Examples are the D-star network and Echolink. Those two options are more then welcome for the interlink with repeaters.
It’s not that the Internet will take over the complete communication. But it helping out with a lot of new tools.

As from the end of January Streamingmedia started a complete new website. This is related to the Hamradio community.
On that website is the interlink with analog audio streaming to the internet. So a local Repeater is getting closer and closer.

The website provides streaming on a any platform and tablet you are going to use.

Just take a look and get enjoyed with the streams.   ak    Http://

Marco PE2MC

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 22nd February 2013


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ID515_480x640Icom brand started to deliver the latest Handheld ID-51.
There are many people who like to test the new toy. A few results are on the internet.

I did get my first results from the ID-51 by PA3HGT. He is an owner of the very first ID-51 Handheld.
He comment: Perfect Handheld radio and very lightweight.
There is a big discussion about the Audio of the Handheld ID-51.

There are a lot complaining about the sound of the microphone.
Of course there are many ways to solve this problem.

For instance get a external Microphone. HM133 does fit perfect.
Or just Mod the Case of the ID-51. Be careful with the way and how to.

There are a few thing you need to consider before starting with this Mod.

– Remove the micro sd card !! otherwise it will break.
– Be careful when opening the case. You easy will damage it.

On the first picture you see the ID-51 open with the O ring you need to remove. On that ring there is also some sort of foam. That also has to be removed.
The second foam in the case will stay just the way it is. That is what you see in picture 3. Finally your done to close the ID-51. Have fun with the new Audio sound of the ID-51.

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Remember the second batch of the ID-51 does not have this problem. That is the sound and information i did hear from people.

Just my 2 cents to inform you 🙂  ( tnx to Hans PA3HGT for sharing his Photo’s)

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 7th January 2013

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As i search the internet there are some items about the mod for the HM133 to upgrade the low tone in the audio.

There are many ways to do this mod.  The first one i posted on the web is very tricky. If you heat it up to much your HM133 will fail.

Resent i discovered a new way to provide the mod on the HM133. This one is very easy to do.

Just take a 10uF tantaal and set this on mic and position 6 of the RJ45 pinout. Just check the diagram.

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See the difference between Mod 1 and Mod 2.  Mod 2 is very good to setup. Mod 1 is tricky enough.

Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 17th December 2012

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As from WP3.5 there is a minor issue on Theme my login.
Is so easy to change the code on your blog page of page.
But what can you do when its activated and you can’t login.

– Try wp-login.php instead. It has to work if you not set the htaccess
– Else login with a FTP client and go to your plugin folder. Change the folder “theme-my-login” into “theme-my-login.” (ad a dash on the end.)
– Now you can login like normal with wp-admin.

Got to the page you ad with the shortcode [theme-my-login-page] and change this into [theme-my login]

Your almost set to go. Change back the plugin folder “theme-my-login.” into “theme-my-login” ( remove the dash)

Theme my login will work after reactivating the plugin.

** note i removed the – in the theme-my login otherwise the plugin is starting to work  on the post page **

Have fun

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 8th December 2012

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Modification on the HM-133 microphone.

As i discovered some minor Audio probelems on the output on the IC-2820.  It’s kind of high and does not have any low or mid in the audio transmission.
I searched on the internet and found some options.  I decided  to take the option what can be done easy.  Putting a 1,5uF condenser on the C30.  Also making an better way for the audio  to the microphone.
You will see pictures before and after the modification.

Normal front side                           Modification with the Condenser 1,5uF

Mike input before the mod                                      Mic after the mod



The two shematic diagrams where to put the condenser

After all is set just edited the menu of your IC-2820


Hope you will find this modification helpfull on your tranciever.

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 23rd November 2012


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There is a lot to do about the audio level from a Dvap , DVPTR, Repeater etc etc.

In this item i’m going to tell you how to setup the audio level height ( Digital shift keying signal) .

I did discover this when a friend off mine used his ID-31e Icom porto.
The strange behavior of the ID-31 in D-star mode tells you that the audio level on D-star node is not set ok.  The ID-31e will hob arround from FM-DV. There will be no decoding of any d-star signal.

Well here how to setup your Dvnode adapter without any knowledge and gear.

– First take a analog radio and set this in FM on the correct freq.
– The push the PTT of the ID-31 or anything else in Dstar mode. ( You will hear the audio level height ( Digital shift keying)  from the radio or Handheld)
– The repeater, hotspot or dvapnode will replay on your signal. The audio level must be complete the same as from the Handheld.
– If not just configure the audio level height ( Digital shift keying) on your repeater, hotspot or dvapnode etc as long as needed to get the correct audio level.
– To recieve the audio level on your repeater, hotspot or dvapnode  from a Handheld or base radio is just using NATools to see if everything is working. ( There is enough information on Internet how to use this)

Now your repeater, hotspot or dvapnode is set to go.

Hope this item helpt you set the correct levels on your D-star module. It needed because many repeater, hotspot or dvapnode are not set correct in the netherlands.

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 15th November 2012


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Already PJ4X is active on the band. The pile ups are hugh and we hope to work as many as possible.
If we not worked ya yet next week PJ4D will be active on the band.  See ya on the band

For the logsearch check the site of


Team Marco Pe2mc, Bert Pe2ky, Peter Pj4nx    ala  (  PJ4X )

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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 30th October 2012


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Building the antenne gear takes a lot of time. Finally after a day of work we good participate in the contest.
A lot of us had fun that weekend.


Final result after almost 40 hours of contesting.




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Author: pe2mc

Posted on: 8th October 2012

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This year i’m also qrv with the Jota / Joti event.

The call is still the same PE2MC/J

last year i did the Jota / Joti event in Woerden. Together with PE2LZ en PA9T we had a lot of fun.

Now i’m back again in Lopik with Scouting group Clifford Reichert.

They build a complete new Scouting home.  Look at for more details.

Jota/Joti is a world wide event all over the world.


Hope to meet ya all on the band.

Team PE2MC and PA5ABW



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Posted on: 23rd September 2012

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It’s been a while that we been on the island  Bonaire.
I’ve been there 4 times over the last few years.

This year i had no holliday because of private issues and work was very busy.
A friend of mine is going to Bonaire and ask me to come along.

I never doubt a moment and said yes. Beautiful wheather and nice island and some dx on the island.

Bonaire 2012 here we come 🙂
What’s for the bands. Maybe we will be qrv from radio netherlands on the big Antenna’s 21 DB of gain.

See ya on the band PJ4/PE2MC  will be PJ4X sk sk

Team: PE2KY , PE2MC and PJ4NX


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