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Sotabeams WSPRlite WSPR Beacon Review

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 09:56 -- M0VGA


K1JT’s superb WSPR protocol has kept me busy/addicted for months, but until recently I was RX only, relying on the global network of other Ham’s WSPR transmitters so that I could spot and report them to the central WSPR database using my station to get an idea of propagation conditions, my antenna performance and just for fun!

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Aerial Changeover Relay Project Build by David Cutter G3UNA

Sat, 05/03/2016 - 16:54 -- M0VGA

Posted on behalf of David Cutter, G3UNA. (Chairman, Ripon & District Amateur Radio Society)
Mainly for radios without a separate RX aerial input. This is the simplest and smallest version. I chose to use the relay that W6PQL uses on his projects: see his website which has many other fascinating projects.
The W6PQL method was used to improve isolation - see circuit diagram picture.

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Pixie CW QRP 40m Kit

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:37 -- M0VGA

The Pixie is a well known and very good value 40m CW QRP kit. I used it as a build project during my Intermediate studies in 2015. I’m certainly no CW / Morse operator, but it was interesting to construct and it worked!
Pixie operates on 7.023 MHz, with such low power (<1W) you can see that the “dummy load” supplied is adequate just being a resistor.

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Training & Exam Success!

Sun, 16/08/2015 - 17:26 -- M0VGA

Thanks to Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society, six Club members passed their Intermediate exam on 9th August 2015, including me! We're all excited about those new 2E0 call signs and the extra privileges that brings to the hobby.
Next steps include the Advanced remote learning course provide by the Bath Club, organised by Steve Hartley G0FUW with additional support from our club here in Ripon. It's a higher level of challenge, and the first few weeks demonstrate that even higher privileges require some serious study and exam prep.
David (M6WFM)

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