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.
Some serious shortcomings exist in the EME/EMR requirements that are being used to form the draft of the VK Amateur Class Licence
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.
What started as an article on the legality of Chinese Radios in Australia ended up a deeper dive into regulations and wrestling with vagaries and ambiguities.
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 …
Continue reading Logging Software – Which one is best?
Selected links to videos, Websites. podcasts, archives with reviewed and confirmed content that is worth while. Think of it as a ham operators play list.
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 …
Continue reading What is Digital Radio?
If you read and believe some of the doom and gloom posts on some of the forums – yes!! especially if you are are drawn in by the clickbait, but …
Continue reading The Big Question – is ham radio dead??
One of the issues heard time and time again from foundation licensee is that there is quite a lot of interest shown, including taking the exam. However, as soon as …
Continue reading The Foundation Cliff
WIA The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) (www.wia.org.au) is the National Society of Radio Amateurs in Australia. It was originally established in 1910 and is recognised by the International Amateur …
Continue reading Who is the peak Amateur Radio Group in Australia?
Topic Buying Ham equipment online Subtopic Beware of scammers Equipment Required Computer + Internet Document last reviewed and updated (reviewed each year) 20th March 2024 This Latin …
Continue reading Buying Ham equipment online – Caveat Emptor