Arissat-1 My Experience

Arissat-1 My Experience

I remember the launch of Arissat-1 well, like a proper geek, I’d connected my laptop into the television in the lounge and had Nasa TV playing full screen and I sat glued to the screen all day watching as they moved the satellite out, noting how much of a beating it...

RSGB AFS CW & SSB Contests

During the last two weekends it’s been the RSGB Affiliated Societies Contests 2012, 80m CW and SSB at first I wasn’t really setting out to take part, just considered giving away some points to those giving it a serious bash, but even so was easy to make a good amount...

APRS iGate Testing

Since Boxing Day I’ve been igating local APRS packets (Thanks to Santa bringing a serial to usb converter!) which is filling in the hole that is Oxford. To do this I’m using a Yaesu FT-7800 and a Diamond V-2000 co-linear (perched at 27 feet) and the Foxview which Dad...

2011 Review

Its that time of year again when I look back at what I set out to achieve but didn’t quite manage; Thankfully I did manage to do a lot of what I set  activity on 6/2/70cms is increased and I’ve made numerous QSOs on each of the bands, the only thing that...