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A new cable for my MFJ-434B Voice Keyer

A while ago I moved some equipment around in the shack and I managed to damage the cable that goes between my MFJ-434B Voice Keyer and my TS-590SG. I could have patched it back together but it would have been … Continue reading

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How to update and upgrade your Pi-Star based hotspot

There are a couple of methods of updating a Pi-Star based MMDVM hotspot, one upgrades Pi-Star itself and the other method does a full operating system update as well as Pi-Star. The Pi itself automatically runs a process overnight that … Continue reading

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Broken hexbeam – Worst aerial damage I’ve had

Back in February, the UK was hit heavily by two overlapping storms, Ciara and Dennis and it was during these storms that my hexbeam took the hit that broke it. Here you can see the aerials being blown about badly … Continue reading

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How to enable cross band repeater on an Icom ID-5100E

How to enable cross band repeater mode and extended transmit on the Icom ID-5100E Continue reading

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Digital audio noise on receive when using WIRES-X

Back in February, I bought myself a Yaesu FTM-100DE with the intent to use it connected to a PC for WIRES-X. In the meantime, I’ve been using it to talk to friends via a YSFReflector and I wrote about how … Continue reading

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A new sign over the shack door

My wife bought me a sign to put over the shack door for Christmas, it’s the sort of sign where you get a blank board and have to fit the letters yourself. As I was quite immobile over the Christmas … Continue reading

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UTC clock for macOS

As radio amateurs, time is important to us and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), often called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the most important. We log our QSOs in UTC, (ideally) we give net times in UTC and our clocks need … Continue reading

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