Tag Archives: amateur radio

Softrock RX/TX Ensemble – receiver

My previous two posts are about the Softrock RXTX Ensemble board, and getting it built. After I got mine built, I had trouble finding software applications to use it. Applications are out there, it’s just that I couldn’t find them. … Continue reading

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Softrock RX/TX Ensemble – hardware and building

In my last post, I described how I ended up finally starting with SDR. I’m experimenting with the Softrock RXTX Ensemble. This kit is a transceiver with 1 Watt output, definitely QRP. It features a USB interface which allows setting … Continue reading

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My Foray Into SDR

I’m pretty easily distracted by shiny things. That’s one reason that things get stalled in my project queue. If an opportunity or project of interest comes along, I’ll indulge that and devote some time to it. I’ve been interested in … Continue reading

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ARRL Field Day

For some amateur radio operators, the annual Field Day is a big deal. Here in Madison County, Al we put on a pretty big effort, and get to practice our rapid-response skills and be competitive at the same time. If … Continue reading

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Call for participation – creation of a specification for interoperability of amateur radio applications

Calling all developers of amateur radio software … Recently there has been discussion in several of the amateur radio development communities that I participate in about establishing standards for interoperability of amateur radio applications. Discussion has been around protocols and data formats … Continue reading

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Antennas on hillsides – interesting stuff

Antennas on hillsides – interesting stuff I’ve been thinking about how to optimize antennas for HF at my location, which is on a hillside. This provided me with some insight. I’m not sure what I’ll end up with for propagation … Continue reading

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fldigi presentation at HARC meeting

On November 6th I’ll be helping Dave Freese, W1HKJ make a presentation about fldigi to the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club. Fldigi is an amazing open-source cross platform application for communicating using sound card digital modes on amateur radio. Dave is … Continue reading

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