Tag Archives: Rob Sherwood

Rob Sherwood tests the new Yaesu FTDX10

Many thanks to Rob Sherwood (NC0B) who shares his recent assessment of the new Yaesu FTDX10.

In short: the FTDX10 is now number 3 (at time of posting) on Rob’s receiver test data table— a table sorted by third-order dynamic range narrow spaced. Most impressive!

Click here to download Rob’s full HF test results and his review notes as a PDF.

FYI: I plan to review the FTDX10 this year.

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Rob Sherwood on Ham Talk Live tonight (October 29, 2020)

I just discovered Rob Sherwood (NC0B) will be on Ham Talk Live tonight. Rob always has fascinating comments about receiver performance, so this should be a great episode.

Here are details:

Rob Sherwood, NC0B from Sherwood Engineering returns to Ham Talk Live! Thursday night to talk about the performance of several radios since his last visit on this show and will take your questions live about his analysis.

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm EDT (Friday 0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com;

or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it’s also available on YouTube. A replay is also broadcast on WTWW 5085 AM on Saturday nights at approximately 3:30 pm Eastern.

Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 859-982-7373 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

Thursdays at 9 pm Eastern (Friday 0100Z Mar-Nov / 0200Z Nov-Mar) Live call-in talk radio show about Amateur (Ham) Radio – Hosted by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG Call 859-982-7373 to join the conversation!

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Rob Sherwood’s presentation: “Transceiver performance for the HF/DX operator”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul, who shares the following video of a recent presentation by Rob Sherwood (NC0B) for Ham Holiday Oklahoma.

I love Rob’s presentations because not only is he an authority on testing receivers and transceivers, but he also has a very pragmatic approach to operating radios. Rob speaks to the importance of using pre amps, attenuators and adjusting your receiver for band conditions. I’ve been with lifelong ham radio operators and SWLs who never use pre amplification, attenuation, or adjust their RF gain control–these are very powerful tools, especially during the noisy summer months.

If you’ve never seen one of Rob’s presentations before, I highly recommend checking out this one:

Thanks again for the tip, Paul!

Click here to check out Rob Sherwood’s home page and receiver test data table.

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Icom IC-R8600 added to Sherwood’s Receiver Test Data Table

Icom IC-R8600

Rob Sherwood, at Sherwood Engineering, has now published test results of the Icom IC-R8600 wideband receiver. The IC-R8600 is (impressively) second from the top of the list sorted by third-order dynamic range narrow spaced if phase noise limited:

Click here to view the full list at Sherwood Engineering.

Click here to check out Dan Robinson’s recent review and benchmark receiver comparisons with the IC-R8600.

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