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August Shack Report

Suspect it came as no surprise that I have been rubbish at getting shack reports written and skipped a month or two (oops) I guess one good thing is that I have been doing radio. I'm pleased to report I'm still alive, Molly (my 1 year and 10-month old toy Yorkie)...

March Shack Report

I have decided to get back into the flow of writing monthly reports so hopefully, March gets things going, it's been a rough month, I've had quite a few health issues coming down with flu then glandular fever, which on top of all the problems knocked me a bit. However...

February Shack Report

The shack reports have been a bit thin on the ground for nearly a year, no justifications, it's been a fun packed 12 months with an award, new ideas and my sister getting married and even went up to the IO77,IO78,IO87,IO88 grid line with Iain M0PCB. However with...

Leaving HamTests, Refocusing

Preface: I wrote this post nearly 2 years ago with the idea of posting it but decided to hold off, but I think I should post it as HamTests played a pivotal part in my life.HamTests fully closed in August 2018 with the question pool released to the community to use in...

Awarded the G3AAJ Trophy by AMSAT-UK

This weekend I was honoured to be awarded the G3AAJ Trophy by AMSAT-UK during their gala dinner at the recent AMSAT-UK Colloquium. This is awarded annually, to the individual (or group of individuals) who have given outstanding service to the amateur radio satellite...

Pass Recorder Launched

Those which follow me on social media might have noticed at the start of the month I launched a small desktop application called Pass Recorder, it was built purely as I wanted a tool to sit in the background when I was operating on satellite passes recording what I...

March Satellite Report

Arguably it could be said that satellite operations in March have been a bit thin on the ground for me, however, there has been some reasonable stations heard on the birds. AO-91 provided quite a few new squares for me with VY0ERC have been operational in cold...

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