Author Archives: Sylvain

Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 pro lense

Yesterday was my birthday and I got myself a nice gift … ok it wasn’t really my birthday but still got the lense. I’ve been using Micro 4/3 for couple of years now and still hasn’t got a UWA lense … Continue reading

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Experimenting with JMLC (Jean-Michel Le Cléac’h) horn loaded beyma tpl 150

I bought a pair of beyma TPL 150 with 4 horns (JMLC expansion) configured in dipole from a friend. Replacing my raal 70-20xr for something more efficient has been almost impossible so far but gave a shot to those. I’ve not … Continue reading

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Retour à la photographie comme passe temps, mes commentaires sur la panasonic GX85

Après avoir mis mes équipements photos de côtés dans les 2-3 dernières années, j’ai ressorti le tout pour faire un peu de ménage, recharger mes batteries et faire quelques photos. Mon vieux olympus pen e-pl1 fonctionne toujours mais il commence à … Continue reading

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Petite visite aux Iles de la madeleine en février 2017

Pas chaud ici, mais c’est très beau.    

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Returning to a yaesu ft-897d instead of the kenwood ts-2000

I’m getting tired of the intermod my ts-2000 suffer so I got a used ft-879d, added a fp-30 internal power supply, a mh-59a8j which is a fantastic multi fonction mic including volume control and a ldg FTM meter. I don’t … Continue reading

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Icom ic-7100, small shack and ram mount

The icom ic-7100 is a fantastic little radio, specially when you have limited “shack” space. I’ve decided to fix it on my desk using a ram mount I had on hand for a old gps I don’t use anymore. The … Continue reading

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My sound system as of June 2016

Someone asked me if I was still using the tannoy in my system. Since the beginning of the year I’ve return to horns. This is the actual setup. It’s not perfect on the aesthetic department and I have to make … Continue reading

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Icom ic-7300 review

I just got rid of my flex 6300 and replace it for a icom ic-7300. If you just want to read my opinions about the icom, just skip the first part talking about the flex radios. The flexradio life While I … Continue reading

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Kenwood ts-2000 noisy fan replacement.

So I got a kenwood ts-2000 ham radio transceiver. It’s a decent radio but it does have some weak points. The deftness in hf is one, the second vfo is prone to intermod and the lack of high frequency in … Continue reading

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Problem with a diamond antenna x510hdm x510 x510n vhf uhf

Sooooooo My diamond antenna x510 hdm (x510hdm), that was selected to handle my 160 watts amplifier, stopped working last week-end. I suspected that a capacitor blew since it happened while I was transmitting. I ordered the “high power” diamond antenna … Continue reading

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