Coastal Ham Radio Club


Coastal Ham Radio Club is for the amateur radio enthusiast. We are a group of local British Columbia amateurs who wish to socialize, learn, share and promote the hobby. Membership is free and let’s you post comments, questions, suggestions etc. plus gives you a voice to how we shape and grow Coastal Ham Radio. Polk around the site and you will find an enrollment form in the about page.



Australian Authority looks to end HF for maritime distress communications

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recommended that jurisdictions cease high-frequency (HF) radio monitoring of distress and safety communications in Australia. The authority is seeking comment on the proposal by 29 November.  Continue reading

FTDX-101D Takes Top Honours



Wow! Yaesu engineers really did Sako Hasegawa JA1MP proud!

Yaesu took a hybrid approach to earn top spot with Sherwood Engineering using Narrow band SDR & Direct Sampling SD technolgies

In addition to the Narrow band SDR receiver, Crystal Roofing Filters produce phenomenal Multi-signal characteristics

The Down Conversion type receiver construction with the first IF frequency of 9 MHz and the Narrow band SDR configuration makes it possible to use the narrow bandwidth crystal roofing filters that have the sharp shape factor.  This achieves the amazing multi-signal receiving performance.

The Narrow band SDR receiver removes strong out of band signals by using a superheterodyne method, with narrow band roofing filters which significantly attenuates unwanted out of band frequency components, and the wanted signals within the passband are converted to digital by a high resolution 18-bit A/D converter and sent to an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) for signal processing. The…

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ARDF – North Shore Amateur Radio Club – 80m event

Good morning. 

Happy Friday fellow dear ARDF fox-hunters and friends,

I just wanted to let you know that North Shore Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a foxhunt in North Vancouver, Princess Park, on September 28th. If you have any questions please contact sfinora(at)
For more details about the event go to
Hope to see you there!
73s and kind regards.

Icom 705 Survey Monkey Product Feedback and Improvement Lifecycle


Icom 705 Survey Monkey Product Feedback and Improvement Lifecycle

We are months away before the awesome Icom 705 hits the North American shores for sale

There is demand for the Icom 705 Plus version (includes a Tuner) and a bigger BP-style battery pack

Here is the survey

Thanks for you help as I work with Icom to release the radio we wanted in the first place beyond a 7300/9700 mashup

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Xiegu G90 Works K1MOON


I just threw a wire off the back deck with a balun and turned the radio on a there was K1M special event station to celebrate the landing on the moon

I worked him with 10 watts SSB on 20m no problem! and QSL was received

This radio offers 20 watts, SDR design and a built in tuner

I got my from Jerry Wagner at Connect Systems and you you call him to get one and mention my name he may give you a special discount

Icom can learn from Xiegu, if they can put a antenna tuner in a field radio then so can the Icom 705 Plus version

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Icom 705 Be Active Field Radio Finally Announced


Icom announced the new Icom 705 Field radio at ham Fair 2019

All Modes including DV and covers HF, 6m, 2m, 70 cm

The European model will include the 4m band

This will compete against the Yaesu FT-991/991a directly offering multiband performance in a single package.

Icom 7100 is now going to be officially discontinued and all inventory being cleared out to make room for this radio at retailers shelves

Its missing the built in tuner forcing users to add a AH-4 or LDG tuner to the go box
HF + 50MHz + 144MHz + 430MHz

SSB | CW | RTTY | AM | FM | DV

10W output power

Large color screen

SDR architecture

Internal battery that can use batteries from the ID-51 handheld. Please note the belt clip will need to be removed

GPS & Bluetooth

D-STAR equipped

Wifi capability

Can be charged via USB port

comes with…

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