marxy's musing on technology
A bloke with too many hobbies.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Simple QRP end fed antenna tuner - take 2
I've had another shot at the simple end fed half wave tuner and it's even better than yesterday's effort. The 12 way switch sele...
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Simple end fed tuner to fit in a cheap project box
In the supermarket the other day I spotted these little boxes, three for $3. I thought they'd be good little project boxes for something...
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Visited the old Radio Australia shortwave site at Shepparton (by train)
Although I worked for the ABC and even Radio Australia I never made it out to the transmission site at Shepparton Victoria until this week. ...
WSPR Watch app mentioned in QST
In the last few days I've had a surprising number of nice emails about my iOS App, WSPR Watch . One of the writers mentioned that they...
Monday, January 18, 2021
HF noise at my home
Since moving to our smaller home in Thornbury I've been observing the noise on HF. It varies widely. Sometimes, 40m has broadband S9 noi...
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Be careful of prices for ham radio gear on eBay
Searching for an end fed half wave antenna tuner kit on eBay I came across this amazingly over priced product: Amazing but the reviews are ...
Friday, January 08, 2021
Elecraft MH3 Microphone cord frays
I like the Elecraft KX3 very much but unfortunately the MH3 microphone cord has spontaneously frayed for me. Looking around the internet I...
Sunday, January 03, 2021
Apple Silicon Fldigi but no sound yet
The x86 version of Fldigi for macOS doesn't run on an Apple Silicon Mac. It's the first thing I've run in to that didn't wor...
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