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GM6MEN-L operating schedule for week commencing 29th November 2015

Please note that on Saturday 5th December work will begin on the sysop’s domestic computer system. A new high-speed modem/router will be installed. At this moment it is not known how this will affect the Perth Gateway. 159 more words

Amateur Radio

QRP365 Update 48

It’s Sunday November 29th 2015 and I have now completed week 48f my QRP 365 Challenge.  For those who are new to this, this means that for the whole of the year, 2015, I shall use no more than 5W and just CW or Datamodes, no phone at all.  616 more words


BCQP is just around the corner

The BCQP 2016 promotion bandwagon has now rolled out.

The most important thing to know is the date and time of the 2016 event: February 6, local time, 8am to 8pm (UTC 1600z Feb 6 to 0400z Feb 7). 486 more words

Amateur Radio

VK7/NE-026 - Knockup - 28 November 2015

My wife is a harpist and had rehearsals in Launceston in Northern Tasmania. Whilst she was rehearsing, Reuben VK7FREU and I decided to see what SOTA summits were available for a “quick dash”. 425 more words

SOTA Activation

Transmitting Tee Vee From A Pi

Want to set up your own television station? This hack might help: has worked out how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a DVB-S transmitter… 219 more words

Radio Hacks

R.I.P Ryszard Sadly Missed 

Sad news came last night that the ex 161SD035 Ryszard has passed away. He carried out some excellent activations from Egypt amongst many other areas and was a true gentleman on air in all the clubs that he was a member of. 105 more words


QYT KT8900 Goes Tri-Band (KT-8900R)

News from China the past minutes is that the 8900 Dual Band radio will enter the market place in the next weeks with (R) ending so will rename as KT-8900R and will come tri-band. 127 more words

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