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by VK3ALB
Mon May 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand keyed Morse clarity
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Hand keyed Morse clarity

Hi Damien, Yep agreed. I can imagine the safe interpretation will be "straight key". A more encouraging interpretation would be to use a paddle but stay away from computer generated CW - i.e. typing on a keyboard and getting CW. Yes that also precludes keyboard macros. I once asked the ACMA for an i...
by VK3ALB
Mon May 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand keyed Morse clarity
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Hand keyed Morse clarity

My personal opinion is that crap CW could be sent equally well with a straight key as a keyer but at least with a keyer there is a chance that the character spacing might be more even. What is more important in that clause is the requirement to stay within band limits. By specifying a key it implies...
by VK3ALB
Mon May 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand keyed Morse clarity
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Hand keyed Morse clarity

Hi Iain, It's not a requirement, simply a condition of operation. i.e. A F call can operate CW if they want but it must be hand keyed. It's on p 16 of the determinations 29 Emissions from an amateur foundation station The licensee must not operate an amateur foundation station in a frequency band me...
by VK3ALB
Mon May 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look VK logger
Replies: 3
Views: 244

New look VK logger

I like the new look of the forum.
by VK3ALB
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Silent Keys
Topic: SV2ASP
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: SV2ASP

Sad, he was pretty young. Mt Athos was one of the four places that Ken VK3AKK was still waiting to work.
by VK3ALB
Sun May 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Where are you???
Replies: 27
Views: 2583

Re: Where are you???

Hi All, There has been a few enhancements to Contest Radar . You can now determine the bearing and distance to other stations from your location. Simply add your location then click on the map legend or any operator you can see on the map. Below you can see the details from my operating location to ...
by VK3ALB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 603
Views: 58413

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Repackaging my W1GHZ 10GHz transverter into a more manageable enclosure. You can see the original layout on my QRZ page. The antenna is a MTi panel mounted behind the aluminium panel. DEMI 2.5W PA, the remainder should be recognizable. I've tried to make all my small transverters 300mm x 300mm becau...
by VK3ALB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 146
Views: 6925

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Has anyone looked for the TCXO in the 9700? I wonder if it's possible to put a bit of foam or other insulating material over/around it to minimise the influence of the fan.
by VK3ALB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 146
Views: 6925

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Thanks

Plus 24 extra characters
by VK3ALB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 146
Views: 6925

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

I am amazed that there has been almost no discussion about the short (TX) and long term drift on the IC-9700. Other forums have discussed it at length. . . . The external reference lock facility is poorly implemented as it is a one time calibrate and not a continuous lock. Good luck to the early pu...
by VK3ALB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: Remote PTT for SGLabs Transverter
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Remote PTT for SGLabs Transverter

Hi Darrell, Good job on pulling this all together. If you don't mind getting inside your radio with a soldering iron you can simplify your installation somewhat. You do away with your external bias tee and build it into your radio. Once you've modified your radio the comport problem goes away as you...
by VK3ALB
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: PC/Mac Hardware
Topic: Viewing laptop screen in bright sunlight.
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Viewing laptop screen in bright sunlight.

In the past I have hauled a portable shack into the field which meant I had no problem seeing my laptop screen even on a sunny day. There are places I want to go that make it impossible to bring the shack. In fact, I can't even bring the car. I have a late model laptop which is not bad but bright su...
by VK3ALB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 603
Views: 58413

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Nice one Hayden,

Now for a sked some time late in April.
by VK3ALB
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR SOME GENERATORS
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR SOME GENERATORS

Could it be money bags? [emoji6]

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
by VK3ALB
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 3.4 GHz Transverter Conversion (3.5 GHz WiFi transceiver)
Replies: 171
Views: 15809

Re: 3.4 GHz Transverter Conversion (3.5 GHz WiFi transceiver

Nice one Hayden, Hang on to that panel if you can. It's a pretty good performer and has 18.5dBi gain. Chris VK3ACG has run his at 50W on several outings now with no ill effect or indication that it it is overheating. You're probably looking to build something bigger but it's nice to have a smaller a...
by VK3ALB
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 10 GHz amp - info required
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: 10 GHz amp - info required

These are very similar to the 5.7GHz amps I have seen inside a Telstra hut. They are part of a much bigger assembly which is mostly heatsink which hangs inside a rack. I assume the amps are interchangeable for different bands so it would make sense for all the interconnects to be the same for all am...
by VK3ALB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The WIA and Google Suite
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: The WIA and Google Suite

Since you asked, my choice to belong to the WIA would not hinge on the provision of an email redirect. At the risk of derailing the discussion I don't think the WIA core business should include providing IT services to it's members. That of course does not include the provision of a service portal s...
by VK3ALB
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 603
Views: 58413

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Hi All, This is a Warp corporation WAS-1 peak reading power meter. I guess it was made in the 70's or 80's. Never seen one before and can't find any info on the interwebby about it. Comes with a HF, VHF and UHF power sensor and is auto ranging 20W, 200W, 2000W. Perhaps not surprising, the previous o...
by VK3ALB
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 603
Views: 58413

Re: What's on your Workbench?

VK4UH wrote:
VK3JUG wrote:Does it have a partner and family? Time for a new shack!

What am I missing here?
Hi KJ, you are missing my post on the previous page from Feb 12th.
by VK3ALB
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 603
Views: 58413

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Does it have a partner and family? Time for a new shack! Hi Peter, I have two of them in my shack. Each gets one half of the room and they move around it slowly. I don't mind them because they keep the place clear of other bugs. I brought my wife in to show her and she suggested I burn down the sha...