1:1 Current Balun

To Balun or Not to Balun, this is the question? Like Ford vs Holden, Canon vs Nikon or Yaesu vs Icom; the world is divided into two camps on how best to connect a resonate wire antenna to a bit of coax. Until now, my dipole had been direct connected. and this had worked as…

Fixing a Radio Noisy Prado 150 Diesel

The trouble with operating from a car is, modern cars with electronic systems can be RF noisy! The diesel D4D engine in my Prado 150 series is no exception. With many sources of noise on the HF bands. From throttle noise to electronic injector noise, and base car background noise. Operating on some parts of…

RaspberryPi Wview Weather Station

I’ve had my RaspberryPi for a while now, but lacked the time or ability to have a proper play with it. That changed the other night when a cheap HDMI-VGA adaptor arrived in the mail to allow me to connect the Pi to an old LCD monitor i have. (i got strange looks using the…

Sark-110 Antenna Analyser

In the PO Box the other day was a new toy. (this one is my birthday present to myself) ūüėÄ I had been using a you kits FG-01¬†for a and while and that device worked well, BUT… ¬†it lacked some functions and stopped at 60Mhz. I had read and seen a lot about the little…

Band Pass Filter Kit

Another Project for the Raspberry¬†Pi when I get a chance is to try¬†WSPR¬†using the box. To make sure this works properly, it is recommended you use a filter of some sort. I ended up with a simple 10MHz (30m) bandpass filter as a kit from kits and parts in the US. it took 2 weeks…

Raspberry Pi

I was looking for some items on the element14 website when I noticed they had a new Raspeberry PI item listed. The version B board and an 8gb SD card with the OS installed as a bundle for $45. I had been looking for one when the price was acceptable, and this new package deal…