The Raspberry Pi Project

The Raspberry Pi Project

Hey all Ive been thinking about my portable computing set up again, and I’ve come back to the Raspberry Pi. So what Im planning to do is (finally!) produce a series of blog posts about setting this up as the best amateur radio portable computer that I can, its...
Portable Operation

Portable Operation

Over the past couple of months Ive been putting together a couple of portable stations, this one uses a hand truck/sack truck, not only does this enable me to move it about quite easily it also acts as the ground plane for the vertical antenna which is held up with...
Portable on the River Hamble

Portable on the River Hamble

I spent a few hours completing some work on my portable station this afternoon, and was very pleased with the results. I had QSOs on 20m SSB with stations in Lapland, Serbia, Bosnia and in Iceland using 25watts into my vertical 1/4 wave wire and artificial ground,...
Let’s go fly a kite

Let’s go fly a kite

it was windy enough today to try out my Chameleon Emcomm II on the river. Unfortunately too windy and gusts so the antenna wire kept dipping in the water. But I got the kite up in the air and could hear some stations on 20m so it’s working fine. i have also finished...
Power for the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit GPS hat

Power for the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit GPS hat

Instead of using a 12volt to USB power port which sometimes cause noise on lower HF bands I thought I would give this a try. its a UBEC DC-DC coverter which takes a 5.5 to 26volt input and gives us a steady 5volt supply and it supposed to have limited EM interference....