Author Archives: g6nhu

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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Social Distancing

You can get this design on a t-shirt from Redbubble by clicking here with proceeds going to Age UK. Be safe.73 Keith G6NHU

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Shack maps

Maps are important to radio amateurs – We like to make contact with countries all around the world so a good map is essential. Some years ago I bought an Amateur Radio World Prefix map from DXMaps and it’s been … Continue reading

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A quick tip for your hotspots

With all the hotspots I have in the house for various modes, I decided to do something about the RF. They all run very low power but they’re only for me to use and I didn’t want the RF escaping … Continue reading

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How to set up a Yaesu System Fusion reflector (YSFReflector)

Over the last four or five years I’ve been a regular user of two digital voice modes, D-STAR and DMR. I don’t particularly like to use them to work ‘DX’ but they both have their advantages regarding linking repeaters together … Continue reading

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