Mobile in Hibberdene KF59gk

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 7:39 am in

I had the privilege to go on holiday for a few days to the coast, staying in a lovely woodenframe cottage with my dogs for 4 days. My wife allowed me to pack a small radio, and so on the Saturday I managed to catch a few contacts with my new/old (that’s another story!) IC-703,…

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Getting my Yaesu FT-857D on the new 60 meter bands

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:20 am in

I purchased my Yaesu FT-857 a few years ago, way way before the new 5MHz (60 meter) allocation was available to hams, so it wasn’t a consideration then. However things have changed and last weekend the SARL organised a whole weekend’s worth of playing on the new frequencies. Oh what is a man to do…

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Yaesu FT-726R

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm in

Tired of struggling with pressing buttons on the new radios to get to deeply embedded menu systems even if you want to change a simple thing like Clarify? And, well, forget about working cross-band satelite! Well, the Yaesu FT-726R VHF/UHF Amateur Transceiver must be the last and ultimate all-mode VHF/UHF radio for afficinados who prefer…

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Yaesu FT-221R

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm in

I fell in love with this baby immediately – it has every mode a ham can ask for, and if you lift the top cover you can reach every adjustment you want to make. She is a classic, manufactured during the late 1970’s when everything was tidy and used a computer back-plane with plug-in modules.…

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A Buyers Guide to the FT-817ND and X1M

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm in

So, you want to know about my X1M? Why I bought it? Actually, I wish I could tell you any bad news, and yes there are some annoyances, but generally speaking for the price I paid I have a very good radio. Do you mind if I tell you some background? I have a Yaesu…

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Weather Station on Raspberry Pi

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm in

What a nice picture of a weather station – but it is not mine. My little guy is a La Crosse WX-2315 that I picked for relatively cheap and it has been running on my Windows XP laptop for a few weeks, using WUHU. It works well. But, being the inquisitive kind, I decided I…

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WSPR is open on 10 meters

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm in

I am as excited as a child in a toy shop! My favourite band is 10 meters and on my recently set-up WSPR station I am hitting anywhere from 5 to 9 stations across the grayline. That is the coolest thing! My station is as follows: Radio: A Chinese Xiego X1M Platinum (puts out 5…

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Working PSK31 with a X1M and Digimaster Pro3

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm in

Interfacing a Xiegu X1M 5 watt QRP HF transceiver to a G4ZLP Digimaster Pro3 to go digital and portable on the HF bands, by Leon Uys ZR6LU. I recently obtained a Xiego X1M HF radio from OM Rory in Port Elizabeth. Nice package and works SSB out of the box. I took it with me…

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The “P” in QRP stands for Pocket with the X1M Platinum

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:47 am in

The new QRP is here – where the “P” stands for In-My-“Pocket” and not for Low-“Power”. In days gone by one would purchase a Yaesu FT-817, or if you had a few more buckaroos you might consider a pricey Elecraft KX3 if your budget can stretch that far. While they were low-power, they were far…

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Going Digital with G4ZLP DigiMaster Pro3

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm in

The next critical piece in my quest to become completely QRP-Portable arrived on Friday afternoon. No sooner did I arrive home than I ripped open the box, ignored the instructions, and promptly proceeded to connect and use my new sound card and CAT interface – a DigiMaster Pro3 from G4ZLP. Happiness knows no boundaries! Now…

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