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....
JS8Call – An overview for new users

JS8Call – An overview for new users

Introduction   Back in March of 2018 I managed to get involved in the testing of some new software for Amateur Radio. I joined a very small team of Operators who were mainly in the USA but also three in Europe, including myself. This software was called FT8Call, the...
Icom 7300 Settings for Control via a USB Cable

Icom 7300 Settings for Control via a USB Cable

This is how I have my Icom 7300 settings to control the Radio over the USB connection from a Computer for digital mode software such as JS8Call, Hamradio Deluxe and FLDigi. Open the settings screen and tap Connectors. Then set up each entry to match mine (adjust your...