QRP Labs Ultimate3S

Sooooo. A long time ago I discovered that I enjoyed using the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) to see how open various bands were during the day. I even went to various parks at lunchtime to set up…

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G90 and JT8

Today I worked on getting JT8 working with my G90. It was a bit of a journey, so I thought I would add it to my blog for later use. Rig control: The G90 CAT interface is a…

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Ham Radio Delux and the Xiegu G90

I am enjoying the G90 that I purchased the other week, and now that work is over for the year I have time to start getting it ready for digital modes. One thing that infuriates my enormously is…

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Xiegu G90

I recently gave myself a small Christmas gift of a Xiegu G90. I have been eyeing them off for a number of months, and a large client order associated with one of my businesses provided the funds to…

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Finally finished my DMR hotspot

Success! After initially putting together a DMR hotspot based on a MMDVM hat mounted on a Raspberry Pi and configuring with a pi-star image in December last year, I finished putting together the enclosure for it today. I…

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mcHF clones from China

  So much has happened in the time since I last posted – I have moved house (and workshop), changed employers, etc, etc, and not been in a position to do much SOTA work, but thats ok –…

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A Slightly Toasted Icom AH4 Antenna Tuner

I purchased a slightly toasted AH4 tuner, which had clearly been overloaded during the tune cycle. The power attenuator had been thoroughly cooked. I spent a couple of afternoons removing the burnt area of the PCB using a…

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A GPS based Shack Clock

I recently finished a small Arduino based clock that uses an inexpensive GP module coupled with a 2 line LCD display.  I used the template from my QCX case as the basis for the design of the enclosure….

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SOTA Winter Bonuses!

I just received an awesome email from the SOTA Manager here in the ACT. “The VK1 SOTA 3 point winter bonus period commences at 00:00h UTC 15 June, that’s 10:00 am Friday 15 June 2018 and concludes at 23:59h UTC on 14…

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WSPR in the park at lunchtime

Inspired by Wade (VK1MIC) and Andrew’s (VK1AD) blog posts, I have decided to revive my old VK1ZDJ blog here and start posting what I hope are interesting articles.   At the very worst, it allows me an environment where…

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