My Radio Shack

My Radio Shack

You may our may not know that I live on a boat floating on the River Hamble in Southampton. For most of the time we are tided to the marina pontoon and have access to 240volt shore power. but that’s not always going to be the case so I need to be as...
JS8Call 0.8 Released today

JS8Call 0.8 Released today

Jordan Sherer KN4CRD has just released a new version of JS8Call with even more features and some bug fixes. It’s still pre-release beta software but well worth trying if you can handle the possiblility of the odd bug or two. I’ve found it works really well though, and...
G5RV Antenna

G5RV Antenna

There’s not really the space on the boat to put up a decent sized dipole, so I was pleased that the Riverside Boatyard owners allowed me to put up a Haft Sized G5RV between 2 of the pontoon pilings.  At each end I’ve put a halyard so I can easily put it up and take it...
JS8 QSO Party

JS8 QSO Party

Getting set up to join the JS8 QSO Party – http://js8call.com/2018/10/19/the-first-official-js8call-qso-party-is-now-open/  I’ve put up a G5RV that I will be using later on today 1/2 size G5RV Signal reports not too bad considering it’s only about 3m over the...
JS8 QSO Party

JS8 QSO Party

In case you didn’t know, FT8Call is no more, it is now JS8Call. Version 0.7.3 was realeased this week which has even more great features. I recommend you give it a try. And what better was to try it out than to join in with the JS8 QSO Party next weekend. Full details...
FT8Call Version 0.6.3 Released this evening

FT8Call Version 0.6.3 Released this evening

Jordan (KN4CRD) has released the latest version of FT8Call, packed with new features and bug fixes. Older versions (which expire on Monday) are not compatible with this version so users should update as soon as they can.  Builds for most popular operating systems are...