Monthly Archives: February 2015

FT817 Chinese TCXO and Collins 2.3 kHz SSB Filter

Operating on the crowded 40m band has made me appreciate the need for good filters. I’d read many comments regarding filter brands and bandwidths, plus viewed several videos that show an FT817 with collins filter fitted and the author stating … Continue reading

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G6LVB (LVB) Tracker

This has been a long running project.  I bought the LVB Tracker kit (inc LCD display) probably a year ago and construction took place over a rainy weekend. However, programming the PIC has not been so simple. Importing the provided … Continue reading

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SDARC Worked All Counties

A massive thanks to all those who today helped with my Worked All Counties award from Swindon and District Amateur Radio Club. G4GMA, G3VCG, G4FTL, 2W0RDD, 2E0GGI, M5AFG, M6RMY, G0BRP, 2E0VBE, G6NHY, G0ELJ, M0HRT, G4BKE, G4KFB, M7GKO, G6LJF, M0TWS, GM4NNC, … Continue reading

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Best Android Morse (CW) Apps

I’ve spent the last few years periodically trying to learn CW. The last few months I’ve found a renewed interest and enthusiasm for CW.  Determined to finally master the skill, I’m using Android tutors to practice where and when I … Continue reading

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SSTV from the ISS

I spent much of this weekend struggling with CAT control of the FT847 in SAT mode.  This will likely be the topic of a blog post at a later date!  However, the image here shows my Ubuntu desktop running gpredict … Continue reading

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SOS Radio Week

The last week saw 20+ stations take to the air as part of SOS Radio Week, raising awareness of the RNLI whilst also (hopefully!) raising some funds. Many thanks to all stations who took part.  I worked 15 of the … Continue reading

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