FT8Call

FT8Call

What is FT8Call? FT8Call is a derivative of FT8 the digital mode that took over the HAM Radio bands last year due to its ability to be heard over very long distances even when there is poor propagation. I enjoyed FT8 to begin with but I soon found it to be a bit...
lattepanda single board computer

lattepanda single board computer

My new project to add to my portable set up is this little computer I discovered recently. Although I love the raspberry pi for its small size and low power usage, most of the available software for Amateur radio runs best on Windows. I found the Lattepanda which is...
More APRS over HF

More APRS over HF

This weekend I joined in with some more APRS over HF using the APRS Messenger Software sending position reports and messages using a laptop connected to the radio. As it had stopped snowing and raining I got chance to take my portable kit out to the beach at Stokes...
Digital Modes – FT8

Digital Modes – FT8

FT8 is a relatively new mode, introduced in the WSJT-X software this year. Its available for MAC OS, Linux and Windows – there are download links here. Download it, install and run then enter your Callsign and station details and off you go! However I really do...