Monday, January 23, 2012

Yaesu Digital (alternative to D-Star)

This is a large PDF file please give it time to download!

Yaesu Digital

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Band Plans

New Region 1 band plans are now available on the RSGB web site; please note that there have been a large number of changes and the new plans are effective from 1st January 2012.

Please check before you transmit!

Band Plans

Monday, January 16, 2012

An easy way to design and send QSL cards

The following website allows you to design your personal QSL cards, send them your log and the cards are automatically printed and sent to the RSGB for distribution.
Easy, not expensive and works well. RSGB advise that they support the service.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Morse Training 1944 style

Morse 1944 style

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Free mobile Radio Shacks available from Russia!

Radio Shack's

Waterproofing electronic devices!

Interesting technology which could be applied to portable radio equipment.


Friday, January 06, 2012

USA BPL system is closing down! (ARRL News)

IBEC -- one of the very few remaining operators of Access BPL systems -- has announced that it is closing down. In an undated announcement that appeared on the IBEC website, the company announced that it has "no other option than to close our doors and cease operations." IBEC claims that it cannot recover financially from the April 2011 tornadoes in Alabama that "ravished some of our major service areas." IBEC provided Internet service via broadband over power lines (BPL) to rural communities.
"While we regret the loss of jobs brought about by IBEC's BPL business failure, in the long run the rural areas that IBEC was trying to serve will be better served by broadband technologies that are superior to BPL and do not pollute the radio spectrum," said ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ. "While initially IBEC was cooperative in addressing the ARRL's concerns about interference to licensed radio services -- including Amateur Radio -- the ARRL was dismayed to find that the systems as actually deployed fell short of meeting even the inadequate requirements of the FCC's rules. We hope that this latest in the long string of Access BPL failures will persuade the few remaining fans of BPL to turn their attention elsewhere."