Portable PSK-31 Amateur Radio station up and running

This is the first opportunity that I’ve had to get out the portable PSK-31 Amateur Radio station and it does work, though I suspect a better antenna is called for. In the picture you can see the Yaesu FT-817 portable HF/VHF/UHF transceiver, LDG Electronics Z11 automatic antenna tuner (atu), CG Antenna SB-2000 USB radio interface […]

Portable PSK31 using a netbook

I’ve resurected my FT-817 since it hasn’t seen the light of day much since I stopped walking up summits a couple of years ago. It’s now being pressed in to service as a portable PSK31 transceiver alongside my new Acer Aspire One netbook.

The return of the Apricot

I thought I was reading things – my past came flooding back to me. Back in the eighites there were a number of computing icons; Apple, IBM, Atari, Commodore and a name few will remember (unless they’re old hands like me) , the Apricot. Apricot produced stylish computers that worked, most of the time. Take […]