Direction Finding at its Best
Well its a wrap, as I have completed the testing and reviewing of the Stealth DDF2020T/GPS (Doppler unit) as seen in this photo positioned at the very top of my radio stack.
On the console is my Surface Pro 4 running Navi DF2020 and connected to the Internet in real time with my smartphone providing the Wi-Fi hotspot making this possible while mobile.
A Internet connection is required to run GoogleEarth needed when running the Navi DF2020 software.
On the screen of the Pro 4 which is connected to the DDF2020T/GPS through the USB/Serial converter cable, you can see GoogleEarth running, and superimposed over the top of GoogleEarth is the Navi DF-2020 control window that is connected to the DDF2020T/GPS and utilizing the info being provided by the radio and the GPS.
GoogleEarth is plotting the DF plots being provided by the Navi DF2020 on the map as the hidden transmitter bearings are captured.
On this day the hidden transmitter as seen in the insert photo is the Byonics Micro-Fox PicCon 1 watt Fox Hunting/Hidden Transmitter mounted in a Pelican case with a 2 meter 1/2 wave dipole antenna connected externally and positioned in a hidden location.
Now I'm sure your interested in hearing how this Doppler unit performed in searching out hidden transmitters, and I'm going to tell you all about it, as you can read my review on the KN2C DDF2020T now out in the November 2016 issue of QST here.....
Click on the photo for a closer look.....