Interested in using a Raspberry Pi in your Amateur Radio life? Then Read on…Continue reading “Raspberry Pi in Portable Amateur Radio”
Making my own allstarlink node
Remote access to your node from the Internet
For Hams in Australia, there is a simple solution. Check out vk44.net. This free (at the moment) service for AR operators in Australia provides a simple solution which securely allows remote access to your node anywhere in the world with very little configuration.
I connected my node to the Vk44 network in less than a day with most of that time being waiting for the VPN to be setup by the volunteers at Vk44.net and another large chunk waiting for my PI to update. Once this was completed, the configuration of the VPN on my Pi took only about 10 mins. Install the VPN client, copy and paste the provided configuration into a configuration file and reboot. Very simple.
This page is a work in progress. It will be updated with new information as I gather it.Continue reading “Weather Information for Australia”
This post is a work in progress. I will update it as I have more information.
What is JS8Call?
What is JS8Call useful for?
Who Uses JS8Call?Continue reading “JS8Call”
Since beginning to setup my shack in September, I have been looking at organised ways of distributing power to all the equipment I currently have and the new projectsI have planned.Continue reading “Power Distribution”
This post is a work in progress I will update it as I discover relevant information.
What is Winlink?
Why use Winlink Email?
(Some not thought through, just here as a reminder)
- Ardop works ok but is a little susceptible to interference and QRM.
- VARA has proved to be a much more reliable that ARDOP, even if it is a bit pricey. On the long list of purchases for the future.
This post is a work in progress. It will be updated over time as I find more relevant information.
What is FT8?
Continue reading “FT8 Digital Mode”
FT8 is a popular form of digital weak signal communication used primarily by amateur radio operators to communicate on amateur radio bands with a majority of traffic occurring on the HF amateur bands.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FT8
Last night I setup my new Nooelec StartXR SDR on the tables outside and connected the Ham-it-up module and antenna.
I successfully received my first HF digital signals. It was very noisy as the telescopic antenna supplied with the kits is not the best for HF receiving. So the next project will be to build (or maybe buy) myself a better antenna for receiving HF.
There seems to be quite a bit of QRM at my place, so that seems like something I’ll need to track down.
Making contacts between Ham’s is one of the most interesting parts of Amateur Radio. But don’t let the lack of a license hold you back. You can QSL via email and and WebSDR.
I’m currently studying for my foundation license so transmitting in not an option. I’ve been using several software defined radios that are available on the Internet.
Last weekend I was listening on the 10m band using a KiwiSDR located near Westdale WA. (South East of Perth, grid square: OF87hp)
While listening, I heard a CQ call from VZ1UOK. Not having a way of talking back, I looked up his details and shot him an email with my QSL to his call.
Over the last few weeks I decided I would finally go ahead and get my Amateur Radio License. It’s not the first time I’ve though about it. Back in 2014 I was looking at it but circumstances at the time meant it was not to be. So now I’m determined to become an amateur radio operator
Last weekend I made contact the the Bunbury Radio Club and Monday evening I attended a meeting at the Parade Hotel. The club has quite the history and has been regularly meeting for more than 30 years. There were 4 members present and my application for membership was accepted.
Check out the site at www.bunburyradioclub.com
There’s so much to learn and I’ve booked into the Ham College in August to study and take the test for my foundation license.
WebSDR’s are a great thing. I’ve spent. few hours this week listening around the bands.
I look forward to getting on the air shortly and get some equipment set up soon.