Category Archives: amateur radio

Homebrew Earpiece for the Yaesu FT-60

I’m going to the Bournemouth Air Festival this week, and of course will be bringing my HT for that extra ATC goodness. Unfortunately though, the Yaesu FT-60 doesn’t have a normal headphones socket. Continue reading

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PC→Transceiver Connection for Data Modes

I’ve wanted to properly connect my radio to my PC for some time, enabling me to use data modes. I figured instead of getting a RIGblaster I’d build my own; it’s a fairly simple circuit. I spent a few days … Continue reading

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Decoding the Yaesu FT-7800 Clone Data Format

I bought a data cable for my radio a few days ago to connect it to my computer so I could program the memories more easily. I figured instead of buying the programming software I’d try to decode the data format the radio uses and write my own. It’s just more fun that way. Continue reading

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SSTV Captures from the International Space Station

Today and tomorrow (July 15–16) the amateur radio station aboard the International Space Station is broadcasting SSTV images on 145.800 MHz. I have managed to capture a couple of images as it passed over northern France today. Neither is a complete image sadly, but it’s still very cool. Continue reading

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Weather Satellite Images

I decided today to have another bash at receiving a weather satellite image from one of the NOAA satellites. Luckily, NOAA-19 was passing almost directly overhead in five minutes, so I tuned my radio to the APT frequency for the satellite (137.100 MHz), fired up Audacity and started recording. Continue reading

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SOTA Activation of Swyre Head

I received my new Yaesu FT-60 2m/70cm HT on Tuesday and thought I’d christen it by activating my two local SOTA summits: Swyre Head (G/SC-012) and Nine Barrow Down (G/SC-013). Continue reading

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