During the weekly F-troop there are mentions of software, websites and solutions that are worth taking note of. This website attempts to document them.

20200225 - Killing RFI around the home

posted Jan 24, 2020, 4:41 PM by Onno Benschop

Glynn VK6PAW and Tom shared with us the following link that has information about how to hunt down RFI around the home:

20200118 - VHF / UHF Field Day

posted Jan 17, 2020, 4:35 PM by Onno Benschop

Randal VK6WR and Elsa VK6FZEB are operating in the Summer Field Day as a Rover station. You can participate with your grid-square. A rover uses 4 digits, a home station uses 6 digits.

20200118 - HD1 programming

posted Jan 17, 2020, 3:58 PM by Onno Benschop

Ben VK6NCB checked into the net with low volume. It turned out to be the FM bandwidth setting.

Channel Page
Channel List
Channel Information
Channel Settings

#vk6ncb #programming #hd1

20200116 - Morserino-32

posted Jan 17, 2020, 2:55 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Jan 24, 2020, 4:22 PM ]

Dave VK6DM read a review of a kit called "Morserino-32" he found in a US magazine called "Nuts & Volts" at his local news agent:
  • It is available from Willi Kraml OE1WKL for $US 99. It is open source and was launched as a Kickstarter Project on October 24, 2018. It has its own web site at: www.morserino.info/morserino-32.html
#morse #arduino #kit #vk6dm

20200104 - Travelling Amateur

posted Jan 3, 2020, 5:06 PM by Onno Benschop

If you are travelling with your amateur license there are restrictions across the various authorities. This project shows you what you need when you're travelling:

20200104 - SKCC K3Y event

posted Jan 3, 2020, 4:42 PM by Onno Benschop

The K3Y event for Straight Key Century Club is on in full force.  We sure lack operators in Oceana. 

Here is a sample of the activity:
#nk8o #cw #skcc #morse

20191228 - RF Chokes

posted Dec 27, 2019, 5:11 PM by Onno Benschop

Martin VK6ZMS shared this link to an RF Cookbook that discusses the ins- and outs of selecting and winding chokes:

20191228 - ICOM IC-705

posted Dec 27, 2019, 4:27 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 4:28 PM ]

Richard W4JXA shares with us a new model ICOM radio that looks to be the next thing in portable radio. ICOM Japan has released this pre-release information:
  • HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode
  • RF Direct Sampling System
  • Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Display
  • Large Touch Screen Color Display
  • Compact and Lightweight Design
  • BP-272 Battery Pack or 13.8 V DC External Power Supply
  • Max. Output Power 10 W (13.8 V DC), 5 W (BP-272) - Supports QRP/QRPp Operations
  • Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN
  • GPS Antenna and GPS Logger
  • microSD Card Slot
  • Full Equipped D-STAR Functions
  • Antenna and SP-Mic Come Standard
  • Optional Backpack, LC-192, Ideal for Field Operations
#w4jxa #qrp #icom #prerelease

20191227 - Amateur Radio on YouTube

posted Dec 27, 2019, 3:40 PM by Onno Benschop

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