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by VK3ZTE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Arduino, Picaxe, Raspberry Pi, and variants
Topic: My Pi Journey
Replies: 65
Views: 6193

Re: My Pi Journey

Thanks Peter. You have reset my flagging memory - I now seem to remember the PW being 'raspberry' but I now have a new problem :- having done a system update (might or might not be relevant), am now getting a 'Failed to install file' message. Back to the drawing board. It's al fun cheers Grant
by VK3ZTE
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Arduino, Picaxe, Raspberry Pi, and variants
Topic: My Pi Journey
Replies: 65
Views: 6193

Re: My Pi Journey

I have a Raspberry pi-top CEED and have been trying to download and install WSPR ".deb" files from the WSTJ homepage. I get close, but keep getting the message that "Authentication is required to install untrusted software". Trouble is I don't have a password. Any thoughts would be very welcome. Gra...
by VK3ZTE
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..
Replies: 160
Views: 10728

Re: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..

A sad state of affairs in ZL, it seems, Ken. Grant (and others) the WIA is working on improving things for all licence grades, Foundation holders in particular. See : Amateur licence conditions -latest moves , here: http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2015/20151227-1/index.php For Foundation Lice...
by VK3ZTE
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..
Replies: 160
Views: 10728

Re: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..

Makes a lot of sense Wayne. I can't for the life of me think why Foundation Licensees should be excluded from digital modes. And, I wonder if there might not be a way whereby they could be allowed a little more flexibility in terms of rolling their own gear without endangering the spectrum unaccepta...
by VK3ZTE
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..
Replies: 160
Views: 10728

Re: Exam / Licence Price & Young People ..

Yes Peter - you are correct regarding the fees basis. Not sure, however, that fees are the real issue in getting youngsters on board. When I became interested, as a teenager in the '60s, the thing that caught my attention and kept me fascinated, was experimenting and putting together components with...
by VK3ZTE
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPR Maps...Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: WSPR Maps...Problems?

latest, this morning, is that I can't make the maps work on anything other than 30m. Is anyone else seeing this? I guess locking it on one band would reduce the traffic overload issues. Grant
by VK3ZTE
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPR Maps...Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: WSPR Maps...Problems?

I'm having no success again this morning. If it's an issue of funds, I suspect that there would be people around prepared to contribute. Does anyone have any thoughts or background along those lines?

cheers Grant
by VK3ZTE
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPRNET.ORG
Replies: 5
Views: 717

WSPRNET.ORG

Has anyone else noticed that WSPRNET.ORG seems to be struggling lately. A lot of the time I am unable to log in. Grant VK3ZTE
by VK3ZTE
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: ISS Monday night
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: ISS Monday night

Embarrassing - was tuned 1MHz low - ouch! Well done everyone else. Grant
by VK3ZTE
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: ISS Monday night
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: ISS Monday night

Well done Wayne. Nothing heard here though. I have to figure out what went wrong. Fairly quiet 2m front end, decent communications with proper FM discriminator, more than! 10dB of ant gain pointed in the right direction as far as I can tell but horizontally polarised! Did anyone else have success? G...
by VK3ZTE
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: ISS Monday night
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: ISS Monday night

Many thanks Wayne - sorted (I think). Cheers Grant VK3ZTE
by VK3ZTE
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: ISS Monday night
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: ISS Monday night

At the risk if demonstrating I know nothing about space comms: what direction should I beam (or would I be better off with my little halo?) and how big a signal can be expected?
by VK3ZTE
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: WSJT
Topic: WSJT-X
Replies: 19
Views: 2124

Re: WSJT-X

As I recall, the 1D8 comprises a diode, a triode and a pentode (or maybe for this last one, a tetrode?). That sounds like 3 anodes?
by VK3ZTE
Sun May 10, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: Change WSPR Receive window -Question
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Change WSPR Receive window -Question

No worries Brian. As regards transmitting off frequency, more than likely, it's not intentional. Calibration errors of up to 50Hz seem relatively common, and I suspect some kit is worse still. Not sure if yours is locked to a high accuracy standard such as GPS? If not, it's possible that part of the...
by VK3ZTE
Sun May 10, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: Change WSPR Receive window -Question
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Change WSPR Receive window -Question

Yes Brian, my understanding is that SSB BFO frequency offset of 1500Hz is pretty much universal in commercial transceivers. On the related issue, however, from what I've seen (on 2m at least) there is the odd transmission that falls significantly outside the designated 200Hz WSPR window and if we ar...
by VK3ZTE
Sun May 10, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: Change WSPR Receive window -Question
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Change WSPR Receive window -Question

G'day there Brian

I may be missing the point, but have you tried simply tuning your receiver down a couple of hundred Hz?

Hoping I'm not telling you how to suck eggs.

cheers Grant VK3ZTE
by VK3ZTE
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shock horror the Price of license fee's has changed
Replies: 28
Views: 1549

Re: Shock horror the Price of license fee's has changed

The fact is that the ACMA charges on the basis of strict cost recovery and regularly goes through a quite rigorous internal process to ensure that they charge neither too little nor to much. Changes in process and corresponding administrative charges are therefore reflected in the fee. We should be ...
by VK3ZTE
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: How big a change is needed to stop the apathy ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1187

Re: How big a change is needed to stop the apathy ?

Well, my two bobs worth: I contested keenly on 2m AM back in the early 70's and as a bit of a dinosaur, still make do with whatever gear I can lash up at home - I don't run to fancy commercial transceivers. Thus, I was disappointed to find that my home brew gear - albeit SSB this time around - is pr...
by VK3ZTE
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: WSPR
Topic: Bight Path on 2m WSPR -2014/2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1838

Re: Bight Path on 2m WSPR -2014/2015

Well done David, fantastic effort, but jealous as hell. Going back to figuring out how I can get a bigger, higher antenna past the XYL and the neighbours. cheers Grant
by VK3ZTE
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WSPR threads - where?
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: WSPR threads - where?

Hi there Admin.

Digital Modes - sub forum WSPR sounds pretty good to me. Very grateful that you are prepared to not only do the deed, but take the time to consult.

great work

cheers Grant VK3ZTE