The writer shares their experience with HamClock, a tool for amateur radio enthusiasts, highlighting its value in understanding HF propagation. They discuss its features, setup, and comparison with other similar tools. Additionally, information services such as NCDXF Beacons, VOACAP, DX Clusters, NOAA Space Weather scales, and more are explained. The article aims to spark interest in HF propagation for amateur radio enthusiasts.
This article will take you through CAT control setup, particularly looking at TCP Control and discussing each of the popular CAT control servers.
This article will take you through all the steps of configuring and installing Hamlib on the Raspberry Pi and combining this with HamClock.
Download a free A3/A4 VK Ham Radio wallchart to print for ready reference formulas, Q-codes, Band Frequencies, DMR Talk Groups all on one page
Current list of retailers, for products and parts needed for Amateur Radio in Australia including shop fronts and online vendors
Packet Radio has been around for years. Learn where it came from, what it is used for today, and how you use it with just the equipment you have now.
An increasing number of Ham’s now have a Hamshack Hotline VoIP phone in their ham shack or some are adding their Hamshack Hotline number to their email sign-offs
Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on Echolink, you see the name pop up, particularly on repeater guides. This provides a overview of what you need to get started with Echolink and getting validated
Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on ARRL’s Logs of the World (LOTW). This provides a overview of what you need to get started with LOTW and generating a certificate.
The document discusses EME/EMR/EMF compliance for amateur radio operators in Australia. It addresses confusion and challenges related to understanding and meeting the requirements, as well as the limitations of the existing calculators provided by ACMA. The author suggests the need for clear legislation, quality calculators, and supporting documentation to facilitate compliance without undue costs and stress.
Amateur Radio Guides – This is a new series for this website. These articles are intended to be current, reviewed and up to date on a wide range of topics relating to Amateur Radio.
Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on Digital Modes. This provides a fairly complete overview of what you need to get started with FT8 in terms of hardware, software including links and alternatives.
In Australia, the legality of Chinese radios, such as the Baofeng UV5R, for amateur use has sparked debate. While government documents are sparse, licensed amateur operators may have some leeway regarding non-type approved equipment. However, caution is advised, as regulations and privileges remain ambiguous and subject to individual interpretation and compliance.
Regulations in the last 3-4 years, particularly for Foundation licensees. It seems many existing amateurs have missed the changes over the last few years with websites not being updated causing confusion.
Topic ARRL’s Logbook of the World Subtopic Logging Equipment Required Computer + Internet Costs Nil unless applying for Awards Document last reviewed and updated (reviewed each year) 31st December 2022 …
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This post discusses the value of online archives for Amateur Radio resources, highlighting archive.org and worldradiohistory.com as valuable sources for magazines and books. It also emphasizes the importance of filtering internet content for quality, and provides a list of recommended podcasts, videos, and resources for various aspects of Amateur Radio.
As a newly minted ham, the term Digital Radio is one of areas that is going to cause you some confusion. Lets try and clear this up straight away. The …
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There is so much clickbait out there, saying Amateur Radio is dead or dying. Here we look at some facts including latest numbers (Jan 2024) showing growth with Foundation leading the charge.
Topic The Foundation Cliff Subtopic Supporting the Foundation member Equipment Required None Costs None Document last reviewed and updated (reviewed each year) 13th Jan 2024 (refreshed and updated) …
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When you are introduced to Amateur Radio in Australia, you come across a number of organisations that are involved. The author of this article provides an up to date account of who is who.