Electronic Warfare For The Fourth Generation Practitioner

Ticom sends.

SWJ link if Ticom link ng your end.

13 responses to “Electronic Warfare For The Fourth Generation Practitioner

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  2. Bonaventure

    https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/receiver-hunting/#comment-296285

    Still awaiting response to —^

    Going fore EA ticket and want to get serious with comms. Have cash in hand, and champing at the bit to spend it. But, as with all things, must spend wisely.

    • Bonaventure

      Sorry… AE ticket.

      • POd American

        I’d rather not put my email addy in this reply; ask CA if he’s able to retrieve my email addy for you and then contact me. I’ll try to help you define your requirements and then pick the transceiver that fits those requirements. I’m an Am Extra.

        Thanks for your help CA.

    • The 7300 is an HF + 6m transceiver.
      The 9700 is a VHF + UHF transceiver without the 6m VHF band.
      They are complementary.

      The 7300 was ~$1800 when first released, ~$1400 a year after release, and is now ~$1000. You can then expect that the $2000 9700 price will fall accordingly. IMHO the 9700 deserves more than a vertical stick, so I would factor that additional cost.

      Interestingly, in the context of receiver hunting, the 7300 has no receiver LO and the 9700 has no receiver LO except in the 23cm/1.2GHz band.

      7300 block schematic compared to the 7600:
      https://i0.wp.com/blog.icomamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/direct-sampling-system.jpg?zoom=2

      9700 block schematic showing the 23cm band LO: “The ICOM’s Digital Expertise” on page 2 of their brochure:
      https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDocument.aspx?Document=1000

      I say, “Go for it!”

      • Bonaventure

        The 7300 was ~$1800 when first released, ~$1400 a year after release, and is now ~$1000. You can then expect that the $2000 9700 price will fall accordingly. IMHO the 9700 deserves more than a vertical stick, so I would factor that additional cost.

        Thanks.
        I think for my present needs, the 7300 is the direction I’m heading. They’re quite ubiquitous, and any bugs in them would’ve been flushed out by now.

        • You are most welcome. The 7300 is an outstanding radio at a very reasonable price. When you establish your settings to use fldigi and set your memory freqs, make sure to save those settings to an SDR card. Otherwise, updating firmware will return all to default.

    • Can’t help with your above inquiry about one high-dollar rig v another, as a first rig for you.

      But if you’re flush and chomping at the bit, then buy something (perhaps something simpler), get on the air, and start learning after you get your ticket. As with many things, time to get up to speed, is flying.

      Scour Brushbeater’s site, he has good advice on first HF rigs. And on other things. He does like the Icom IC-7200, so does Sparks31. Yaesu FT-897 if you really think you need 2m/70cm from a base station.

      Build your own multi-band wire antenna, take some ownership. Buy a good headset, single-side for outdoor SA, one with a high-end mic element. Buy a couple decent sized, alike, gel cell batteries for slaving in paralell or stand-alone. Buy a manual tuner to start, you’ll learn more from its use than from an autotuner.

      Filter any advice you hear or read, through the prism of your own needs, once you have them figured out.

      • Bonaventure

        Thanks. However, have had my general for several years and have been on the air. Just not extensively. Have been running a “shack-in-a-box” IC-7000, but it has its limitations. Have decided its time to get a real base rig and a better antenna. I’v been using a G5RV dipole; not bad for its price-point–have made contacts with it as far away as eastern Europe. But, would like to add a vertical and/or maybe a hex antenna. Will be repurposing the IC-7000 into a “to-go” kit for potential field use, or keep it alongside the base rig for 2M/70cm in the event whatever base rig I choose doesn’t operate on those bands.

  3. good……

  4. Ham ops, good. But…..

    * You know the frequencies to jam against a typical drone? Or how to passively see what it sees?
    * What are the typical platoon level frequencies of OPFOR?
    * Can you crack a WIFI PSK v2 password encryption?
    * Does an embed know how to plant a logic bomb? Or a worm?
    * How to use a rock concert to immobilize a hospital?
    * Cobble together a cell phone jammer?

    Such is the tech the world uses today.