Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio

Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio

While I was setting up a Raspberry Pi to decode AIS messages I had a look at whats available for the Pi and found that they now do a 7″ touch screen. This opens up more possibilities for using the Pi for portable Radio operation, it doesnt need a lot of power so...
Decoding AIS

Decoding AIS

So I guess most people’s first question will be “Whats AIS?” Basically boats and ships send out their position and speed using AIS (Automatic Identification System) and other ships receive the message and are able to plot the positions of ships...
Email over HF Radio

Email over HF Radio

Sending email via HF radio is much easier than you might think. If you know how to set up your radio to use Amateur Digital modes then you are most of the way there with this, I was going to write a guide on how to do this, but there are plenty already on the internet...
Happy New Year Special Event Station

Happy New Year Special Event Station

Its always enjoyable to work someone new on a new band, even better when it’s a special event station. This evening I thought I would try my random wire and IT-100 LDG tuner on 80m using FT8. Not a lot to FT8 as its just an exchange of signal report and grid...
What is a WAB Square?

What is a WAB Square?

Late last year I had an email from a Russian Amateur radio operator asking what my WAB square was. “My what square?” I thought. So after a bit of googling I found the worked all Britain website and also a facebook group So its one of these award things, or...