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ARI Dx contest 2023 claimed scores

The ARI Dx contest 2023 claimed scores has been just published on its web site.This is the link to reach them. Dx stations claimed scores follows the italians one on the list, cattegory by cattegory. As usually, the ARI international Dx contest committee, shown it quickly.

More than 1400 stations sent their logs to the committee a sign that our HF contest performed better than last year.

I’m particularly satisfied because my call is first on my category, Single Operator CW Low Power. I hope to keep such position on the final results too.

The next post, with comments, about ARI Dx contest, after the publication of final results. I hope early.

73 a lot to all, de I3FDZ

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Electronic FT101E vintage tranceiver update

Yaesu FT101E VINTAGE TRANSCEIVER UPDATE Part one

YAESU FT101E VINTAGE TRANSCEIVER UPDATE.

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Part one.

It was the workhorse of the Yaesu from 1970, year of start of production to the 80s. It seems to be the apparatus, in the various versions, more produced by Yaesu. I bought it in a duty free shop of Panama, Canal Zone, in 1974, in that time I was working, in those places. I paid it 500 US $ and the serial number is 5L 310554. More historic info about Yaesu FT101E in this link.

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Electronic FT101E vintage tranceiver update

YAESU FT101E VINTAGE TRANSCEIVER UPDATE PART TWO

YAESU FT101E VINTAGE TRANSCEIVER UPDATE PART TWO

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It is assumed that the radio is in good condition and works perfectly, at least in reception mode, otherwise the installation of the filter does not make sense.

For this installation I helped myself, following the advice, of the instruction manual of the Yaesu FT101E which is available for reading and download here.

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ARI Dx 2023 comments

The ARI Dx 2023 has gone. Good propagation despite less than expected. Five days from the contest end to send the cabrillo file to the committee through the banner in right side up of the ARI home page web site. At this moment 1338 logs have already arrived to the commiitee, more than last year at three days to to the expiry date.

This post of ARI Dx 2023 comments, start with the time graph diagram

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ARI Dx Contest 2023

Ten days to ARI Dx Contest. A lot of italian stations, more than 500 on 2020 and about 300 last year, on all modes, CW SSB and RTTY, on all bands 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, will be actives during the contest, are waiting you. There are categories for low and high power and for single and multi operators.

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One month to ARI Dx Contest 2023

Just one month to the italian HF dx contest “ARI International Dx Contest 2023” organized by the Italian Radioamateur Association ARI. Italian stations are waiting you to give the the italian province multiplier and ten points qso. Here is the link to whole contest rules in english. Propagation is going better day by day, so we expect a lot of qso.

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II3IST Italian air force award

II3IST is the call issued by italian authorities to the ARI section of Treviso to commemorate the centennial of Italian Air Forces. The award is organized by the ARI National this link is for the full rules. Instead this one is for the whole list of special call for the italian peninsula. II3IST is to celebrate the Italian Air Force Base of Istrana, located very clouse to Treviso. A special QSL card will be print for II3IST and must be required to the manager IU3LYJ.

This is a sample of the award.

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Electronic Heatkit SB 220 electronic update

Heathkit SB220 Power Amplifier Part one

I’m using a Heathkit SB220 since 1995. I bought it used. It has been built in 1980 by an Italian Amateur. This year I wanted to modernize it to keep it at a good level of performance.
Ho deciso di usare il kit RM-220 della Harbach Electronics. Il kit permette di sostituire completamente il sistema di retificazione e i circuiti di misura del PA.
I decided to use the RM-220 Harbach Electronics kit. It allows to sostitute the entire rectifier system and the meters circuits.

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Electronic Heatkit SB 220 electronic update

Heathkit SB220 Power Amplifier Part two.

We continue the renovation of the Heathkit SB220 Power Amplifier.

Remove the 15 sheet metal screws that hold the perforated cover in place and remove this along with the top rear plate cover. Save the screws in a safe place. Be careful not to remove the screw that supports the insulating spacer that shorts to ground the positive high voltage, for safety reason, when the top cover is removed. The photo shows the small isolating spacer tied up the cover.

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Electronic Heatkit SB 220 electronic update

Heathkit SB220 power amplifier part three

.We can disassemble the old rectifier circuit board. Remove the four screws holding the old rectifier circuit board to the tapped spacers on the capacitor bank bracket. Put the four screws in a safe place. Unsolder old wires from the boad. It don’t require remember the positions. The wires’s colors will help us reconnect them on the new circuit board.

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