Author Archives: g6nhu

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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A new year, a new callsign

In 2013 I applied for M7P as a Special Contest Callsign, and have used it successfully in a large number of contests throughout the years. One of the reasons I chose that particular callsign was for the rarity value when … Continue reading

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A personal, non radio related update.

It’s not often that I write an update here that’s completely unrelated to radio but it’s time for that now. On the last day of November, I visited a friend of mine who lives about a mile away for a … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and raising my ADS-B receiver

Earlier this year I replaced my Hexbeam (with another Hexbeam) and I wrote about it on this site. There was a gap of a couple of weeks when I was between aerials and to take advantage of that, I temporarily … Continue reading

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Building an MMDVM hotspot on a budget

I bought myself a new handheld at the Newark rally earlier this year, an Anytone AT-D878UV to use on DMR. When I went on holiday in October, I took a couple of copies of RadCom with me and in one … Continue reading

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My new Hexbeam is broken … and fixed

Nearly two weeks ago the UK suffered from ‘Severe storms’ with high winds across most of the country. I went outside in the rain on the Saturday morning, looked up at my aerial and was disappointed to see this. You … Continue reading

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Installing a dipole for 30m

I’ve never had a decent aerial for the 30m (10 MHz) band and have struggled to work much on the band either with my old doublet or the inverted L that I’ve had up for the last couple of years. … Continue reading

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