Motorola announced today the intention to acquire 80% of Yaesu parent company Vertex Standard. Current owner will remain with 20% forming a joint venture. Who knows if this merge will offer Yaesu technical development new founds and resources to be implemented in next generation Yaesu products, or if this merge will sign the decline of
DXTuners is back online. After this spring shutdown, looks like the system is starting up again, maybe thanks to Kelly SM0NHC or maybe not. This is not clear yet. Looks like this new system will host selected remote stations only and subscription will be free of charge.
The last week-end in Florence took place the first electronic and ham radio exposition, managed by compendiofiere. I’ve been there both days, the first one I got the opportunity to met PY1NB Felipe, who was here in holiday with his family. The second one, i came back to buy the LDG Z-100 automatic antenna tuner
Today surfing the net looking for ham radio live streaming, or remote controlled radios, I’ve jumped into dxtuners.com. Sadly, I’ve been redirected to new Kelly Lindman blog, where he annouce that his dxtuners.com has been shutted down by himself due lack of interest and time. I’ve been an estimator of Kelly’s work since 1998 when
I’m getting ready for the holidays, where I will probably will be active on digital modes. I will take my FT-857 and Buddipole antenna with me and I will try to operate from mobile station. I will be in Tuscany coast for 3 weeks this year, so hopefully I will be able to enjoy my
According to the Indian Institute of Science, and in particular to Prof. Choudhuri, the next active phase of our sun will be rather mild. They have based the forecast using a new theoretical calculation, pointing out that some assumptions in the previous forecast model are unjustified. Their final forecast, is that upcoming solar cycle will
Solar cycle 24, due to peak in 2010 or 2011 “looks like its going to be one of the most intense cycles since record-keeping began almost 400 years ago,” says solar physicist David Hathaway of the Marshall Space Flight Center. He and colleague Robert Wilson presented this conclusion last week at the American Geophysical Union
During the last days QSL.net domain has been down. Ham radio community have been missing a large part of it’s web presence, and a valuable part of knowledge. QSL.NET was started in the winter of 1996 by K3TKJ, and host thousands of ham radio related web sites, email redirection services and mailing lists, for free.
I’m lookingÂ to setup a hidden / indoor antenna, andÂ i’ve found a couple of interesting articles on hidden / stealth antennasÂ This small antenna can allow hams which lack space to install an antenna for 40 meters. This project has been originallyÂ produced by F6CYV. I’m going to test this antenna in the coming weeks. I
Last weeked we joined the ARI italian contest 40 & 80 meters. Even if I’ve never enjoyed so much the italian only competitions, I must admit that I’ve been enthusiast.I operated the IQ5FI, club station, during the day-light hours, so, mostly on fourty meters, and has been a surprise for me, since the frequency was