Bonito exhibits at the Radiantistica Expò in Monitichiari

Radiantistica Expò MonitichiariI am very happy to announce that Bonito will exhibit at the Radiantistica Expò in Monitichiari (Italy) this March 12th and 13th. My wife and I will bring a fine selection of our actual product range with us and hoping for many visitors and hopefully new cutomers. Continue reading

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Autonomous power supply of our active antennas via USB and power bank.

It is getting to be more and more difficult to procure reasonably priced analogue external plug-in power supplies because just like old light bulbs they are no longer allowed to be produced due to power consumption restrictions. We are spending a lot of time to find and buy remaining stock so that we can offer our customers noise-free external power supplies. But for years, there has been an alternative.

Our MegaLoop ML200, ML052, the MegActiv MA305 as well as the GigActiv GA3005 can be operated internally with as little as 5V and so can be powered by the supplied CPI1000DP / CPI3000DP bias tee via a USB cable.  In light of the annoying switching power supplies, PowerLAN and heightened mobility of listeners, this is a very practical alternative and offers much more flexibility for the customer.  Unfortunately, this fact is not well known and that is why I would like to shed some light on this subject.

CPI1000 with Powerbank

CPI1000 with Powerbank

Here you can see an example of how you can operate the MegaLoop ML200 or the ML052 with a power bank totally independently for a couple of days. The antennas only consume max. 40mAh and can get by with a 2100mAh power bank for a few days without any problems. The power bank shown here is actually meant to recharge Smartphones. But we can use it differently as well. On the „Düsseldorf Boat Show”, I was given this power bank together with an ICOM M25 radio and attached a ML052 to it. Result: The antenna has been running on a 40m RG58 coaxial cable for four days without recharging. This also shows that the length of the cable is of no real importance. Continue reading

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More SNR – less noise / The new MegaLoop models are here!

At the beginning of the model year 2016, there is good news for our MegaLoop Active Loop Antennas:

New Model: MegaLoop ML052

MegaLoop ML052The new Active Loop MegaLoop ML052, which will be available by end of February, is the successor to our MegaLoop ML060. Based on the proven technology of the MegaLoop 200 platform, an additional low pass filter with an extra FM-band-stop has been integrated. Thus, the ML052 is especially suitable for operation near strong FM-stations and at higher frequencies , where, because of its broadband capacity, the ML200 could be overloaded by strong signals.

Frequency range:
Low Gain: 9kHz – 52 MHz
High Gain: 9 kHz – 36 MHz
Suppression on FM (88 – 108 MHz): max. 40 dB Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We wish you all a Merry Christmas. May your life be filled with joy and happiness and may each new day bring you moments to cherish.
Your Bonito Team.





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 Bonito continues to expand: Tu Partners is our new Dealer in Japan

Good news to all Japanese Customers. Finally, we found a good new partner in Japan: Tu Partners. TU Partners will resell Bonito products in Japan and Asia. We are happy to win TU Partners as our reseller and we hope for a long cooperation. TU Partners already did the translations and listed our products in their E-Shop at:

We are in contact with some other Hamradio dealers in different countries and hope to find good partners next to you.

Keep listening

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National Hamfest in Newark Images and Report 2015

The national Hamfest is over and had a very good job over there. The exhibition went well again, the weather was excellent. Perfect for a good show and we had lots of fun. Many Visitors where at our booth. 3000 Visitors in total. Thats the best National Hamfest ever!

The RadioJet 1305 adn the MegaLoop ML200 was sold extremely well and was sold out. Even the TuningWheel was sold out on Friday already.

Our Dealer Chris (Taylor Made RF) and his crew supported me very well and I do hope that this partnership will continue for a long time.

We will have a different Booth next year. We want to be more open to the Vistors and we are happy to come back.

Here are some images, I’d already posted on Instagram while the Show. Please have a look at

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Bonito Products at the IberRadio Show in Madrid

Bonito at IberRadio 2015

You can find our products at the booth of our new reseller ANGRO COMUNICACIONES S.L ( We have sent a collection of our most popular products (Boni-Whip, MegaLoop ML200, RadioJet Receiver, RadioCom 6 Software) so you can see and try them live at the booth. Continue reading

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Overvoltage protection OVP1000 in practical use

Chris Crosby (K4RAF) the Admin of the popular Facebook page: Shortwave Radio Listeners is doing Shortwave radio the whole Day. It is part of his life for minimum 30 Years. I sent him a collection of our Products for evaluating and testing them in the USA.

OVP1000 Over Voltage ProtectorThis is his first practical “hardcore” Test of our Over Voltage Protector OVP1000.
Good reasons using our Over Voltage Protector OVP1000 in practical. Please read what happen with Cris’ Elad S2 when the OVP1000 was connected while thunderstorms going wild around his area (USA). I knew that it will work, but this is cool. Continue reading

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New products: High and Low Pass Filters

And one more time we can offer you two little helpers, which can make life easier: The Low Pass Filter LP060 and the High Pass Filter HP0020.

During our tests of the Elad FDM-S2 at the DX-Camp together with the RMRC in March 2015, we repeatedly noticed phantom stations and overloads caused by nearby FM-stations. This also occurred with other radios, and since it is a well-known problem, NTi developed these two filters.  They are exclusively offered by Bonito at € 59.00.

We tested these filters successfully with the following transceivers: Elad FDM-S1 and FDM-S2, FiFi-SDR 1.0 and 2.0, PM-SDR, Winradio Excalibur, RFSpace SDR-IQ.

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Dayton Hamvention 2015 Sunday

So, here are my last images of the Dayton Hamvention 2015. It was again a good and nice Show. We say thank you to all our visitors. See you next Year.

Kepp listening

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