Looks like the Arduino platform is getting popular and popular among amateur radio community. I’ve been reading a lot’s of interesting projects based on the Arduino, from CW Players, to antenna tuners, beacons, keyers, and rotor controllers, magnetic loops controllers and more. The Arduino looks is so popular that the ARRL is also publishing a
David Young, AE5DY announcedÂ QSL Query the first Google Glass application associated with the hobby of amateur radio. It is basically used to look up FCC call sign information, primarily for use in filling out QSL cards. Currently, the information returned by QSL Query includes the name, address, and license class of the person associated
I’m in Osnabrueck north germany and playing with my RtlSdr dongle scanning VHF
IW5EIJ Leonardo, yesterday night showed me a nice App running on Android, named SDR Touch. Connecting the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the RTLSDR dongle will turn your smartphone into a nice wide band receiver. Leonardo is however experiencing an unwanted and unexpected phone vibration during reception. Could not gave him any hint since, I don’t
The Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico has run out of callsigns with the IZ prefix. A new IU prefix has been just announced. The new IU Prefix will be added to the already in use prefixes for ham radio operators, I IK IW and the IZ. In Italy, we have several other Ham Radio Callsign Prefixes
Just added a new gadget for my Shack. the Behringer Micro Mix, an amplified audio mixer to optimize audio output management. With this 4 ways mixer I can connect up to 4 radios and use a single external speaker, can mix volumes, and with an Y cable I’ve also connected my new Yamaha CM500 headsets.
After new server’s hardware setup at ARRL LoTW started processing QSOs faster then before. Delay is now aprox 7 days versus the 10 days performance of previous month. You can chech the status here: http://www.arrl.org/logbook-queue-status
Just back from ARI Firenze HQ where we operted as IQ5FI DCI FI 465. Tnx Leonardo IW5EIJ for bringing IQ5FI again on air.
I’ve been told by Rob Sherwood that he will be reviewing the Yaesu FT-DX3000 this month. All receiver tests will be published in famous receiver test comparison table Rob Expect to publish data before end of year ! And I will postpone my purchasing decision after that. Some Yaesu FT DX 3000 resources
Also Yaesu present during this period a new product, the Yaesu FT DX 3000, a 100 Watt HF and 50 MHz amateur radio transceiver for the casual dxer and for the contester. By using new down conversion and sharp edged crystal roofing filter technology, this trasceiver is positioned just under the bigger FT DX 5000.