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Peter Marks
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Ham radio story on ABC Open
Stephen, VK2BLQ spotted this story on ABC News24 the other day. A great piece from ABC Open. Brenton: Ham Radio from Micah Barnes Photography on Vimeo .
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Antenna experiments curtailed in the flat
It's the down side of living in a unit. My squid pole antenna support off the balcony is virtually invisible from the ground, but not it seems to the resident one floor above. Today I received a polite but firm note. I've only been leaving it up over weeken...
It's the down side of living in a unit. My squid pole antenna support off the balcony is virtually invisible from the ground, but not it seems to the resident one floor above. Today I received a polite but firm note. I've o...
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ARNSW Home Brew Group - Smart phone and tablet apps for Ham Radio
Today at the ARNSW Home Brew group, a different kind of meeting. We turned to a survey of applications for Ham Radio that run on popular tablets and smart phone. Convener, Peter, VK2EMU rigged up an impressive camera on a tripod to project devices on to the...
Today at the ARNSW Home Brew group, a different kind of meeting. We turned to a survey of applications for Ham Radio that run on popular tablets and smart phone. Convener, Peter, VK2EMU rigged up an impressive camera on a tri...
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iOS icon resizer script
Goodness, iOS 6 & 7 needs a lot of different icon sizes for a universal app. I wish Apple would support SVG. Here's my little script to resize a large icon down. It requires Imagemagick. #!/bin/bash # Usage: iconmaker.sh bigicon.png # You need to brew insta...
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Got to talk a little about ham radio on ABC Classic FM
The WIA is doing some work on promoting Ham Radio and this week I had an opportunity to do my bit. I was invited to be a guest on Margaret Throsby 's Midday interview on ABC Classic FM.  Here she is ready to ask me a wide range of technical questions in the...
The WIA is doing some work on promoting Ham Radio and this week I had an opportunity to do my bit. I was invited to be a guest on Margaret Throsby's Midday interview on ABC Classic FM.  Here she is ready to ask me a wide ra...
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How I lost weight
When I returned from Hong Kong in 2002 I was 82kg, today I'm fairly stable at around 71kg. My work is sedentary and losing weight is a struggle. I hate depriving myself at every meal as you do in a traditional diet. Last year I got a Fitbit and did 10,000 s...
When I returned from Hong Kong in 2002 I was 82kg, today I'm fairly stable at around 71kg. My work is sedentary and losing weight is a struggle. I hate depriving myself at every meal as you do in a traditional diet. Last ye...
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Same for me, I felt better for being fitter but it didn't take off much weight. Oddly, on "fast" days, I spend lunchtime doing a walk which probably does double the good.
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Home made low cost keyboard tray
I'm finding typing on the dining table gives me sore shoulders so overnight I had an idea. Two F-clamps and a plank and I have a nifty adjustable keyboard tray. No doubt this is elaborate procrastination but it seems like a simple solution.
I'm finding typing on the dining table gives me sore shoulders so overnight I had an idea. Two F-clamps and a plank and I have a nifty adjustable keyboard tray. No doubt this is elaborate procrastination but it seems like a...
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hello there. Everyone gets g+ in the end. No choice.
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And so the empire expanded
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Made an Unun for feeding end fed wire antennas
Following pictures and diagrams from M0UKD , I've built up a 9:1 impedance transformer sometimes called an Unun. This transformer meant that a random wire strung up on the balcony could be quite easily tuned up and achieved a 1.1:1 SWR without too much trou...
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FT-897 vs KX3 transmission bandwidth
I'm trying to talk with old friend Ralph, VK3ZZC , who's in Melbourne, about 100km away. He's on 10m which is a band I've never used before - so that's an interesting experience. So far, no luck, but Patrick, VK2PN , kindly agreed to a contact so I could ma...
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