marxy's musing on technology
A bloke with too many hobbies.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Interviewed on ABC Sydney
A pleasure again to be a guest on ABC Sydney breakfast with Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer. I was on to talk about the Apple World Wide Develo...
Vinyl record stores in Thornbury
We are settling in to our new home in Thornbury, Victoria. We're out of the rental place in Alphington and happily new tenants were foun...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
On ABC RN's Download This Show
I haven't done a Download This Show since social isolation and also moving to Melbourne so it was fun to see how the technology has cha...
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Honest and dishonest reviews of the Spy Gear walkie talkie
Facebook's targeted advertising knows me too well and lately it's been repeatedly showing me ads for a pair of transceivers priced...
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Radio communication with friends in NSW
I'm now 709km away from my ham radio buddies in Sydney. Propagation is not great and my antenna, for the next few weeks, is a very poor ...
Monday, June 01, 2020
Settling in to Melbourne and Joining MERC
Moving back to Melbourne after 30 years in Sydney means that I was keen to make contact with ham radio people here much as the group from th...
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Virtual audio cable for macOS
Forgive me if this is old news but on Windows I've long used the excellent and free VB-Cable from VB-Audio Software for piping audio ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
What WSPR signal to noise ratio is needed for sideband to be intelligible?
The end-fed antenna is working pretty well on 40m and I'd love to have a contact with Sydney friends. John, VK2ASU, kindly agreed to r...
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