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February 2017 Satellite Report

February was a cold month up in Elgin, saw a reasonable amount of snow and of course freezing temperatures which doesn’t make you want to go outside much, so limited shack improvements, I’ve also been busy on the work front with more clients wanting small...

January 2018 Satellite report

January was an interesting month with the launch of AO-92 and PicSat which increased interest more by amateurs however total QSOs this month for myself have been low sitting around 72 QSOs which is pretty poor used to work more than that in a week however with the...

July Satellite Report

Instead of writing into magazines saying what I’ve worked on satellites I thought I’d switch it up and write blog posts instead allowing more viewers to see what can be worked, so this report is the start of that. Since moving to Scotland it has reset my DXCC/VUCC...

October Shack Update

I’m planning to start doing weekly updates, however as its nearly the end of a full month, I’ll start with a full recap of what’s been going on this month and a little bit of September; towards the very end of the month I had an internal loop recorder fitted inside me...

AMSAT Antenna Upgrades

AMSAT Antenna Upgrades

Like with any amateur radio station the equipment and antennas are always in a state of flux, with constant improvements being wanted to seek out that bit of DX or dB advantage. With satellites it’s no different you always want that extra bit of signal to work that...

Oasis Academy Brightstowe, Bristol contact Tim Peake

Today the Oasis Academy in Brightstowe, Bristol carried out their ARISS Contact with Tim Peake onboard the ISS at 14:23, the contact seemed to go as planned including Tim using the HamTV equipment again. Using the usual satellite equipment I received the contact from...

Royal Masonic School For Girls contact Tim Peake

on the 11th Feb 2016, students from the Royal Masonic School For Girls in Rickmansworth carried out a scheduled ARISS contact with Tim Peake onboard the ISS, this contact was also the first where Tim Peake turned on and used the HamTV equipment. The official video...

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