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Peter Marks
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Wyong field day 2015 - Damp but entertaining
The weather wasn't great for the big feature of the Wyong field day, the car boot sale. The ARNSW Home Brew group had a great display and spent time chatting with interested visitors. Here's John VK2ASU with Mal VK2BMS: I showed the OpenRadio SDR on the hom...
The weather wasn't great for the big feature of the Wyong field day, the car boot sale. The ARNSW Home Brew group had a great display and spent time chatting with interested visitors. Here's John VK2ASU with Mal VK2BMS: ...
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OpenRadio SDR kit build
Linuxconf this year in Aukland had a radio track where a low cost software defined radio receiver with some limited ability to transmit was launched. My kit arrived last week. The OpenRadio SDR is based around the recently popular Si5351 oscillator which is...
Linuxconf this year in Aukland had a radio track where a low cost software defined radio receiver with some limited ability to transmit was launched. My kit arrived last week. The OpenRadio SDR is based around the recently po...
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Also code to turn it into a WSPR beacon (still need a laptop to get the transmit start timing right): https://github.com/darksidelemm/open_radio_miniconf_2015/tree/master/openradio_wspr
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In a clearly hostile move, (presumably) Chinese spies have gone on a long march through Killarney Heights overnight and decorated the place with unwanted flags of external origin. I'm sure that Sir Brian Fairweather would b...
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Built a larger quadcopter
The tiny drones are great for indoors, but to carry cameras I needed something larger. A collection of parts and a 450mm frame was ordered and finally it's flying. I'm using a Fly Sky FS T6 transmitter and receiver and a KK2.1 flight controller . Neither th...
The tiny drones are great for indoors, but to carry cameras I needed something larger. A collection of parts and a 450mm frame was ordered and finally it's flying. I'm using a Fly Sky FS T6 transmitter and receiver and a KK...
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Disturbing news of a crime wave in Killarney Heights. This understated report from a pillar of our society, the Manly Daily: Undoubtedly a Task Force is being assembled right now.
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Tiny Quadcopters - Hubsan X4
We are having too much fun at the office (during lunch breaks) flying tiny quadcopters. The best of them seems to be the Hubsan X4. A close second is a clone sold as the "Top Selling X6". Both sell for about $40. The Hubsan you can order from China, the "To...
We are having too much fun at the office (during lunch breaks) flying tiny quadcopters. The best of them seems to be the Hubsan X4. A close second is a clone sold as the "Top Selling X6". Both sell for about $40. The ...
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It started as a normal quiet day in our fine suburb. The patrons gripping their Opal cards awaited the morning bus from Killarney that would take them to the city. Little did they know the drama that was about to unfold. We...
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Raising antennas with a drone
Stephen, VK2BLQ, has suggested we try holding an HF vertical up with a drone but here's another idea for antenna installation in tall trees. I'll have to improve my skills a bit but it's a great way to combine two hobbies.
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Good value laptop for ham radio use - Lenovo X201
Recently there have been a constant stream of second hand Lenovo X201 laptops on ebay here. David Rowe mentioned when he visited that the X200 series is the last "good" Lenovo laptops from a technical Linux using perspective. Here's the one I picked up for ...
Recently there have been a constant stream of second hand Lenovo X201 laptops on ebay here. David Rowe mentioned when he visited that the X200 series is the last "good" Lenovo laptops from a technical Linux using perspective...
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