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by VK8VTX
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

yes, i would love to see a 4m band in Australia. :) as someone who love low band VHF, i would most certainly give my support. i just hope on the hope that standards will have 4m too. there
are already off the self radios ready to go with 4m. :)


VK8VTX Joe
by VK8VTX
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: VK4RC 10m Beacon - Now On Air
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: VK4RC 10m Beacon - Now On Air

i can hear it good up here in darwin :clap: :clap:

and for the admin i spotted it too :)

06:45 05-Jan VK8VTX > VK4RC in QG62NS on 28.265.000 BCN 559 > PH57NG @ 2797.0km 128

well done guys
by VK8VTX
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Mixing VK & Dx calls on 50.110 is not working
Replies: 22
Views: 2688

Re: Mixing VK & Dx calls on 50.110 is not working

"Everybody is listening on 50.110 so no amount of calling by us on any other frequency is pointless"

oh! happy days :) :) now this is how i feel sitting on 52.100 all day long.

so lets get a bigger perspective on the matter. :)
by VK8VTX
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shock horror the Price of license fee's has changed
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

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

that is unbelievable, my license run out on the the 5th and i still had not received the renewal notice and therefor payment slip and so i called them up and they sent it to me straight away in pdf. so after i printed it out and took it to the post office, i looked at the postbox and there was the r...
by VK8VTX
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Permitted power use on digital modes
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: Permitted power use on digital modes

now this is interesting, i have been (and will continue) running 100 watts on "SSB" SSTV ever since standards could use sstv. it was always my understanding that it's 100 watts ssb regardless of mode and 30 watts max on AM/FM regardless of mode? why is it not that simple???? another point. when i fi...
by VK8VTX
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This will put a smile on your face
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: This will put a smile on your face

this is really cool, thanks :D :clap: :popcorn:
by VK8VTX
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Check You License Renewal
Replies: 52
Views: 4092

Re: Check You License Renewal

Thanks for the link and reminder, i just looked at mine and I'm good. but on this subject, the ACMA never sent me a station License this year and although i paid and i am in the system
i have not got the paper for 14/15 year, so did anyone else have this happen to them?



Joe
VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

it's interesting all the pics a heavily slanted, including mine, i thought it was just me so i redid
my slant correction that just made everyone else off down on HF.

it was not like that back in December?

what do you all think?

73
Joe
VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

ok this is what i just got. only 1 pic this time, the other 2 faded out.


spasibo RS0ISS :clap:
by VK8VTX
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

:clap: just got half pic from iss, for this new run. low elevation but the next pass should be good.


VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: FM & TV DX
Topic: Identifying FM Es stations
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Identifying FM Es stations

i must agree, online streaming is a big help. about 5 or so weeks ago when i was getting lots of Japanese FM stations coming in here on 76 to 88Mhz, i did a online search of the frequency and coming up with 3 or 4 hits all in japan. but one had a working streaming link and it was the song that i hea...
by VK8VTX
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

just got another off the very side , (very low elevation) at 2AM :D




Joe

VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

GOT THEM!!! :D :D :popcorn: :clap:

i received 2 pics in the pass, but both had noise line in them, but i don't care :)


ochen bolshio spasibo RS0ISS :)


Joe
VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: SSTV from ISS
Replies: 28
Views: 859

Re: SSTV from ISS

i listened for 2 passes last night and did not hear anything? my sstv was set up and ready to go. }:[

is there going to be anymore?



Joe
VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?
Replies: 25
Views: 3844

Re: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?

G'day Peter, thank you for the web link, i will have a look read :)



Joe
VK8VTX
by VK8VTX
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?
Replies: 25
Views: 3844

Re: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?

no, not yet but i will, just wanted to make sure before i bother the seller with this question. but now i know I'm not the only one that can't see it lol. i am new to this sdr thing and so i thought maybe it was something everyone is supposed to know? the SDR unit came with a usb cable and that's it...
by VK8VTX
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?
Replies: 25
Views: 3844

Re: RTL SDR device. Is this worth buying?

on the subject of SDR's, the other day i got an SDR from e-bay. it came from Moscow of all places. on the e-bay web site it says "SOFTWARE (DOWNLOAD FROM WEBSITE)" but i don't see website to go to to get this software, so could someone help me out with this? i dose say i can e mail them with any que...
by VK8VTX
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Operation on 88-108mhz FM band
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Operation on 88-108mhz FM band

where did he say he got this transmitter from? if just a miliwatt job well than ok, but you can get some much higher powered 0.5/ 1/5/10/25/50 watt cheap Chinese 88 to 108mhz transmitters from e bay without legal certification at all. it seems anyone can be a radio station now :) http://www.ebay.com...
by VK8VTX
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Your callsign must reflect your address
Replies: 57
Views: 3997

Re: Your callsign must reflect your address

i have both a vk8 and vk4 calls because life is the late 20th and early 21 first century's is uncertain and you never know when you have to up and move again. many Australians are on the move at any one time. yes the call should reflect where your living but it should also take into consideration th...