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.

Hooked on PSK

I am a licenced Radio Amateur and have been for nearly twenty years – however there’s little more than a couple of thousand contacts in my logbook. I know, it’s shameful. I mostly operate on VHF (FM and SSB) and for a number of good reasons. Firstly, my garden is pitifully small, no room for […]