Following on from my Receiving Es’Hail-2 GeoSat article, the obvious next thing to write something about transmitting. I created a draft of this article, but it seemed to mix heavily with the specifics of my station and was less generic. So I felt it better to create this page first, detailing my 2.4 GHz transmitting […]
Back at the 2012 Friedrichshafen Hamfest I brought a 1.25 kiloWatt VHF amplifier kit for 144 MHz from F1JRD and F5CYS. These devices were fairly new at the time. It took me a year to pluck up the courage to build the pallet, but I went about it all wrong. With the help of Dad and […]
After drying out from the RSGB IOTA contest last weekend, we took the gear out again 1-2 August, where I worked a few new contacts: 7Q7BP on CW was a firm favourite, as well as KH6/AA1LC in Hawaii, CY0/VA1AXC on Sable Is., 8P6FX in Barbados and CP6XE in Bolivia. During the weekend we turned our […]
Having attended a short talk by Steve M0SHQ at Essex Ham about operating Amateur Satellites, and seeing Steve work the ISS via APRS, I decided to have a go myself. I built the dual-band beam he recommended several times, but the design always measured up poorly. In the end I tweaked the design somewhat, and […]
The D-STAR repeater project GB7KH is well under-way with the repeater on soak test at my home. See the repeater project website for more information.
Today my Icom IC-7000 and associated separation kit sold on eBay. I have wrapped them up for posting. I’ll be sad to see the IC7000 go, since it’s been my main workhorse for a long time – It’s been everywhere, that radio; from the university office to touring around Europe! I’ve replaced it with the […]
Another batch of QSL cards arrived this morning for M1GEO, MQ1GEO and MO1GEO. I had unfortunately run out so I have ordered another batch of my own cards. They will take a week or so to arrive. I’ll get them out as soon as I can. I also ordered another batch for GB0SNB too, while […]
Today I finished my 4 month stint at ARM Ltd. During my time I haven’t done much with the website, but I have been working on my implementation of a fully KISS compliant Arduino TNC as well as using DSD 1.7 to decode digital modulation such as D-STAR and DMR (and others) using my FunCube […]
I’ve been doing CQWW as a somewhat casual attempt to work some DX for the past few years, but this year I took it to the next level to organise an event with my local radio club. There is a full analysis of the log for the weekend, including the KML files from which the […]
Today I purchased an Icom ID-5100 and fitted inside the car. I have been eating up the miles driving back and forth to Cambridge on my industrial secondment.