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Listen to Almost Any Radio Frequency with the AirSpy Mini SDR | Software Defined Radio

29 June, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

The AirSpy Mini is a Software Defined Radio that is capable of receiving signals from 25 MHz to 1700 MHz, almost any radio frequency with voice or two way radio signals.

Today I give a brief overview and demo of the AirSpy Mini being used with the SDR# software.

Buy the AirSpy Mini from Connect VK:

https://connectvk.com.au/

Official Distributors:

https://airspy.com/purchase/


We have a new Field Day van! Winter Field Day 2021

28 June, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Whilst everyone in the USA enjoys summer field day, us here in VK have battled through our VHF/UHF winter field day! We have a new van and have levelled up with our radios now all within easy reach and comfort. Check it out!


Items I use in the Shack

15 June, 2021 - Reading time: 5 minutes

This page will be updated with the items I recommend and use in my own shack. Check them out!

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A Review of the WSPR Desktop Transmitter from Zacktek

12 October, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

The WSPR Desktop transmitter is a standalone multi-band WSPR transmitter with built in GPS for the radio amateur/experimenter available from Zacktek.

https://www.zachtek.com/product-page/wspr-desktop-transmitter

Some quick features:

1. Standalone operation, PC required for configuration but not for operation.

2. For transmission on a variety of HF Bands (2-5), based on model and user-choice.

3. Is powered from USB.

4. Comes with built-in GPS module and includes external GPS antenna with long cable for easy installation.

5. Use the PC configuration software to set up your call-sign and band-choice and after that it can operate in standalone mode.

6. Timing and Maidenhead position is automatic from the GPS network.

Take it camping, move it to another QTH, use it mobile.

Needs only 5V 250mA so can be powered from a phone charger or USB power pack.

7. Contains an Arduino with open source software.

Software and Schematic is published on documentation page.

8. Available in three models.

Model Low for bands 2190m and 630m (136kHz and 474kHz)

Model MidPlus for bands 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, and 20m (1.8MHz, 3.5MHz, 7MHz, 10MHz and 14MHz)

Model HighPlus for bands 17m,15m, 12m, 10m and 6m (18MHz, 21MHz, 24MHz, 28MHz and 50MHz)


Everything You Need To Know About QRP in 2020 with VK3YE

14 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Want to learn about QRP radio? What equipment do you need to do QRP portable operation? Peter VK3YE gives an excellent presentation on all things QRP including rigs, antennas, batteries, kits, homebrew, tips, tricks and experiences he has had.

Check out Peter's website for more information http://vk3ye.com/  @vk3ye 

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vk3ye/videos

https://www.jaycar.com.au/australian-ham-radio-handbook/p/BM2492

Learn about Ham Radio in Australia! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5eROubL6Jc