Time for reflection

Sitting in Newcastle airport for my business trip to Ireland writing this article reflecting on what I have achieved so far with the homebrew SSB transceiver, so much inspiration from other like-minded HAM’s around the world such as Pete Juliano N6QW, Andy G6LBQ, Dave G4AON to name but a few – I could go on… Read More »

IF Shift feature

Little bit of playing around with the IF stage today, finished the C++ code for the IF Shift feature – here is a short video listening to a QSO on 40 meters. A second video listening to Volmet on 5.450 and 5.505MHz, no BPF or preamp just random wire straight into first mixer.

Puerto Rico disaster gets Amateur Radio communications support

Great to see the value being noted in the power of Amateur Radio, a quote from the article below; “People tend to think of (amateur radio) as a dying hobby. In fact, we’ve never had more (hams),” Gallagher said putting the number at 750,000 with an additional 30,000 every year.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-amateur-radio-operators-are-playing-key-role-puerto-n805426 Great work guys.

Note to spammers

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New domain

I have added a new domain to my web server host, this is more inline with the function of this website. Thew new address is: http://www.homebrewradio.uk however all the old links from http://vhfdx.org.uk should still work and will be redirected.

IF Derived AGC Module

Some progress for the end of a Bank Holiday weekend – ran out of parts, BF245 FET was probably not the best choice when I have a stack of MPF102 devices, unfortunately the pinout is not compatible with the PCB track layout 🙁 Beer time!