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by VK6DVR
Fri May 20, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: Windows 10 and digimode programs
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: Windows 10 and digimode programs

Be patient, you may initially be disappointed with Win-10's performance. For the first few days of intensive use, let Win-10 find things you were using before and allow it to populate the accelerator areas in the registry, so that with ultimate use you'll find things should speed up a huge amount. T...
by VK6DVR
Thu May 19, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: Windows 10 and digimode programs
Replies: 22
Views: 3252

Re: Windows 10 and digimode programs

Click on the [>] on the right-hand side of the first screen, and you get more... Windows-10_Recommended_Update_for_this_Acer1820_PC_002_0816x0530.gif Other dialog screens in between... Windows-10_Recommended_Update_for_this_Acer1820_PC_008_0332x0234.gif As you can see, I'm going for it tonight, so I...
by VK6DVR
Sat May 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Baojie BJ9900 programming
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: Baojie BJ9900 programming

This Baojie is a Baofeng BJ-9900
40W 2M/70cents (144/432) cradle mount FM transceiver.
and you can get a USB programming cable with software for less than $20 from Hong Kong.

4 items found from eBay international sellers: Baojie BJ 9900 | eBay
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=Baojie+BJ+9900
by VK6DVR
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: Ham Tower installations - House debate, Missouri (podcast)
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Ham Tower installations - House debate, Missouri (podcast)

Hams Lead the way on Missouri House Bill, HB1951 . "Finally, the Missouri House has passed it's version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act. It's in a Senate committee. Gary's got the audio of the House 'debate' that's kinda odd (but all's well that ends well?). " This results of this debate seems to b...
by VK6DVR
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Rx ~4.5GHz $5 DirecTV & RTL-SDR
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Rx ~4.5GHz $5 DirecTV & RTL-SDR

Rx ~4.5GHz $5 DirecTV SUP-2400 & RTL-SDR Receiving up to 4.5 GHz with an RTL-SDR and a $5 (eBay) Zinwell DirecTV Down-converter - Article on rtl-sdr.com : http://www.rtl-sdr.com/receive-up-to-4-5-ghz-on-your-rtl-sdr-for-5-using-a-directv-downconverter/ KD0CQ has recently been experimenting with try...
by VK6DVR
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: VK6JQ broome QRT
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: VK6JQ Broome QRT

Pity I missed eye-balling with VK6JQ Bill Webber while I was up in Broome at Willie Creek Jul-2013 thru Jul-2014 and also at a B&B Nov-2015 thru Feb-2016. I would've loved to personally greet him and congratulate him on his 6M DXCC achievements. I guess I should've written to his PO Box number. I ho...
by VK6DVR
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: A $2M grand prize from DARPA for Spectrum Collaboration
Replies: 0
Views: 560

A $2M grand prize from DARPA for Spectrum Collaboration

A $2M grand prize from DARPA for Spectrum Collaboration. C'mon Aussies & Kiwis - let's see if we can pull this one out of the bag! New DARPA Grand Challenge to Focus on Spectrum Collaboration | 23-Mar-2016 http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-03-23 Agency unveils the world’s first collaborative mac...
by VK6DVR
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: 160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart (USA wallchart)

Well VK-Loggers, I made up a VK-ACMA-WIA Ham-Bands Wallchart recently on 04Apr2016 20:36. Now, here's a 'Full-Spectrum' USA one to compare with what we have in OZ. http://www.darpa.mil/DDM_Gallery/spectrum-collaboration-619-316.jpg I suggest an A3 ( or even A2 ) printer to print this one following! ...
by VK6DVR
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: 160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: 160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart

160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart | Post by Tim VK2XAX » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:57 pm Nice chart, pity it's missing 2200m & 630m. | It'd be nice to see a chart for 23cm to 10ghz too. Hi Tim, Yeah, I tried to fit those bands on, but couldn't fit them without losing the whole effect on just one page. I ...
by VK6DVR
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: 160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

160M-70cm Band-plan 1-pg wallchart

WIA AU Amateur Band-plan 160M-70cm single-page wallchart by VK6DVR 11Feb2016 23:15 Inspired by Terry, VK5TM's single-page AU Band-plan, and in the interests of getting that up to date (as of WIA's 11Feb2016 update), tonight I spent an hour making a new one for anyone interested in keeping one next ...
by VK6DVR
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: 'Ring-of-Fire' vTEC heating effect
Replies: 2
Views: 863

'Ring-of-Fire' vTEC heating effect

'Ring-of-Fire' vTEC heating effect Back on 27-Apr-2015, I created a text file note on this subject (purely as a passing observation): 'Ring-of-Fire' below crust transferring an increasing heating effect on TEC as it travels over Pacific Ocean (when compared to other zones of the world). Now, I seem...
by VK6DVR
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle #24 is (Doh) Crashing
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Solar Cycle #24 is (Doh) Crashing

Hi Roger VK2ZRH, very illuminating and educational post, as per usual. (And Andy VK3OE, I knew I'd leave something amiss and not covered it all - thanks for the nEs and keep the digi-modes going). My 6M VHF-oriented post was devised to inspire individuals to maintain interest in 6M DX propagation, r...
by VK6DVR
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle #24 is (Doh) Crashing
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Solar Cycle #24 is (Doh) Crashing

SOLAR CYCLE #24 IS CRASHING: Sourced from SpaceWeather.com of 27-Mar-2016 Is anyone wondering, why has the sun been so quiet lately? Answer: The 11-year sunspot cycle is crashing. (VK6DVR: Doh, don't we all know it! We'll all be using 'Zimmer frames' by the time Cycle-25 comes around!). Just look a...
by VK6DVR
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Android related
Topic: Remote Rig control w/ smartPhones.
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Remote Rig control w/ smartPhones.

Keywords/Summary: * Remote Rig/Transceiver access/control over mobile Android smartPhones and Apple iOS. * VoIP Mumble+Plumble software successes. * VNC ( http://www.uvnc.com/ ) is used as well to provide additional backup for service recovery and other tasks, when needed. On Android, I used RealVN...
by VK6DVR
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: Waterproofing with self-fusing silicone tape
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Waterproofing with self-fusing silicone tape

Waterproofing coax and antenna connections with self-amalgamating or self-fusing silicone tape . One of the nice things I've discovered after 30-years of absence of much involvement with Amateur Radio, is finding and sharing new experiences that are by far, so much more innovative and improved when...
by VK6DVR
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: CI-V jack on ic7000 & ic706, what plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: CI-V jack on ic7000 & ic706, what plug?

Hi Nev,
I've used both, but I did find that the MonoTS plugs always seemed a more consistent connection than the StereoRTS 3.5 mm plugs. Just use the tip for your CAT data and ignore the sleeve.
Trouble is that sourcing the Mono plugs, I think is getting harder.
by VK6DVR
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Ancillary, Test Equipment, Components & Parts
Topic: Co-Ax Cable strippers from China
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Co-Ax Cable strippers from China

I found that the Coax strippers from China were great, except for one flaw that I discovered. The knurled brass threaded part that takes the 'adjustment' allen key, that's supposed to be embedded and locked in place in the plastic housing, becomes dislodged and as you wind the allen key about, if yo...
by VK6DVR
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: PC/Mac Hardware
Topic: Tigertronics SignaLink USB
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Tigertronics SignaLink USB (surplus2needs)

If anyone has a Tigertronics SignaLink USB that surplus to their/your needs, I'd appreciate a PM or reply as my Digi-modes interface is a bit of a hashup that I tried with a Bluetooth CAT interface, that's missing the MIC input part and so I'm placing the IC-7000 handset-MIC over the laptop speaker ...
by VK6DVR
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Tropo for the weekend of 9/10 Jan
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Tropo for the weekend of 9/10 Jan

So far as Tropo goes, how ballistic is the North-West of WA at this moment.
True WSPR QRP Spot: http://goo.gl/4JaxA2
VK8RR Richie's 200mW heard by VK6DVR @-20dB SNR 1115 km 08:58 UTC
Hepburn AUS Tropo-Ducts http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_aus.html
by VK6DVR
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: 4am Propagation VK6RSX Dampier 50.304MHz beacon to Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 901

4am Propagation VK6RSX Dampier 50.304MHz beacon to Perth

VK6RSX Dampier 50.304 MHz beacon to VK6DVR Perth Propagation at 4am WAST 13-Jul-2015 I was scanning the Argo software waterfalls from the other morning and found 4-minutes of really strong signals that didn't look or sound like MS at all. VK6RSX-Dampier_1236Km_0120_240-secs_HUGE-STRONG~580Hz+Text_20...