Ham Radio Shack

About the Old Man

My name is David Degrelle, born in 1975, F1JXQ ham radio licenced since 1995, thanks to F5KKD radioclub and the team F5OZK, F5PMB, F6AOD et F6GYH.

I started radio thanks to Citizen Band where I made my first DX contact; I still continue to listen 27.555 MHz from time to time, I am a 10m and 6 meters DX lover, and digital & data mode.

I am mainly QRV on 10 meters, 20m, 6m and 2m bands, in SSB, RTTY and PSK31 and a few in DMR & C4FM in UHF.

My QTH Locator is JN25wq, in the city of Aix les Bains, in French Alps, France.

I am also a SEO & Internet marketing expert, 15 years experiences, founder and former President of 1ère Position a leading group (1999-2013) in France.

Today I manage an amateur radio shop in France and Europe: Passion Radio Shop. and Passion Radio Blog (FR).

Follow my radio live activity, weather station live radar, and on twitter: @F1JXQ

My Amateur Radio antenna

My antennas are located on the roof of a 7 floor building in the center of Aix les Bains city, France.

beam and antenna on my roof on seven floor in aix les bains France

On the right, the main antenna is a Mini Beam MA5B from Crushcraft, 3 elements multiband 20/17/15/12/10 meters band.

Manual of mini beam MA5B : MA5B manual [PDF]

The MA5B is used with automatic antenna tuner ICOM AH4 for matching from 7 to 54 MHz.

Above of the MA5B, there is the 5 elements 50 Mhz beam antenna.

On the left of the picture, this is a vertical Diamond Antenna CP6AR (description), multiband HF Antenna 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6m amateur bands.

Under the Diamond Antenna CP6AR, this is a 10 elements VHF/UHF beam antenna.

On the right of the picture, this is a vertical Comet GP VHF/UHF antenna.

Radio antenna rotor are Yeasu G-1000DXC (Beam HF+50Mhz) and G-450C (Bi-band VHF/UHF antenna).

And under the vertical Diamond antenna, there is a weather Davis Vantage Vue station that transmit every 2.5 seconds, data meteo, throught wireless connection around 900Mhz.

My Ham Radio equipment

For all opérations on VHF/UHF (144 Mhz and 430 Mhz) I use the transceiver ICOM IC-7000 (official icom page).

HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
Power : 50 watts (144 Mhz) and 35 watts (430 Mhz)

Manual of the IC-7000 : IC-7000 Manual [PDF]

tranceiver icom ic 7000
Tranceiver icom ic 7000

For all opération on HF (7 Mhz to 28 Mhz) I work with the ICOM IC-706 MKIIG (official icom page)
HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
Power : 100 watts HF+50 Mhz

Manual of IC 706 MKIIG : ic-706mk2g Manual [PDF]

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