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APRS Tracking Units

A friend of mine approached me a couple of months ago, asking if I could find a use for a set of five VHF radios (Motorola Radius M110s) he had recently become the owner of. He’s had a fondness for APRS for a while, and has often suggested having a set of...

The Resurgence of Packet

So over the last few weeks a couple of friends of mine have been talking about how they’ve been getting some old packet radio gear working again, with a view to starting up a new network. They’ve been sharing screenshots and photos of various different...

ADS-B Decoding

So for a while I’ve toyed with the idea of building an ADS-B decoder system, which I can run here. For those who aren’t familiar, ADS-B is the transponder system used by aircraft, both commercial and private (though I believe it’s currently optional...

Anan 7000DLE – First Impressions

First off, for those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m pretty lucky and a little spoilt when it comes to HF, as I have access to a rather decent station with multiple beams and a stack of Flex 6000 radios. To that end, I’ve become accustomed to the...

MB7UDJ is Live!

Some of you who know me will know that for nearly 2 years now, I have been attempting to fill a gap in APRS coverage with MB7RDJ, a receive-only APRS igate. This worked fairly well, and did indeed appear to fill a gap in coverage. Recently I came into ownership of a...

M5ET – The Reactions

So a few months have passed now, since my callsign was first allocated to me on October 12th 2018. Conveniently the same day that I travelled to the RSGB Convention for a weekend. By the time I had arrived there, a question had already been sent to the RSGB, based on...

M5ET – How Did I Do It?

So I’ve been thinking about how to start off this blog, and given the ‘hot topic’ that my callsign was when it was issued, I figured it was only right that my first post be an explanation of how I was issued with my callsign, and how others can get...