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Peter Marks
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QRP by the harbour - announcement
Bring your QRP gear and portable antennas to a meeting of the ARNSW Home brew group's first "QRP by the harbour" in Sydney. We'll be showing equipment and getting on air. Date is Sunday, March 12, starting at 3pm. Location: McIlwaine Park, Rhodes, NSW, Aust...

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Shutdown of Radio Australia on shortwave
A wonderful video from VK3ASE. Nigel looks like he's at a funeral.

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QRP by the bay
Peter, VK3YE, is a wonderful evangelist for home brew and QRP radio. As well as publishing videos and books, he organises a meet up at Chelsea beach near his home in Melbourne, Australia. This year, I travelled from Sydney and Peter kindly met me at the ico...

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Added an Arduino controlled Si5351 VFO to the Bitx40
Like, it seems, everyone on the internet, I have added a digital VFO to the Bitx40 board. The Bitx40 board is a great base for experimenting with a 40m QRP SSB radio. The code for the Arduino is based on code from AK2B who based it on code from Jason Mildru...

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Took out the quadcopter this morning
Great to catch up with some real pros this morning Terry and Paul. The cyclist on the right who you see briefly in this video told us that he'd attempted a height record with a kite. The kite's angle could be remote controlled and got to about 13km of string.

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Hearing Peter VK3YE's 200mW indoor loop
I got an email this morning from Peter, VK3YE, who noted that I'm receiving his 200mW from a WSPRLite on an indoor 90cm magnetic loop. WSPR of course.

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Automatically recognising digital modes with machine learning
My favourite digital modes are PSK31 and WSPR , both on 20m, but there are a large number of other modes. Recently tuning around I saw the mode pictured on the right but despite reviewing some excellent sites that show all the modes and provide both images ...

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Radio Australia ending shortwave broadcasting
The end of an era. I talked about the value of shortwave broadcasting this morning on ABC Radio National. You can hear the audio here . (Technical friends please forgive my simplistic explanation of the ionosphere). The official press release .

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Peggy Glasser nee Marks has died
Sadly, my dear Aunt Peg died on Tuesday. She had a long career as a performer in radio plays mostly on ABC radio. I saw her on Saturday and she was alert and very funny as always. Here she is in an interview with Beverley Dunn . Here she is in a radio play ...

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Stop complaining about Apple's USB-C transition
Wow, Apple got some heat when they announced the updated MacBook Pros with just USB-C ports. They're feeling that heat too, I can't remember a time when they have responded to criticism by cutting the prices of products like this. Rather than focussing on t...
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