The new Yaesu VX-8GE threw me another wobbly the other day when the battery drained in less than a day when it hadn’t even been switched on. The transceiver was fully charged, taken to work with me and then on to my Amateur Radio club meeting that evening. Someone wanted to see the new purchase […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]