Keyspan USA 19HIn the manual that came with my Kenwood TM-D710 I found a section about Automatic Packet Report System (APRS) and how to configure it. I thought it would be cool to configure my rig as an iBridge (repeater like option in APRS) to the internet. Then local packets my rig picks up, are being relayed to the Internet. Before I offer a dedicated machine for this functionality I want to figure out how this works under Linux. So I made a virtual machine on VirtualBox on my MacPro and installed Continue reading

Elecraft logoAfter a few months of day-dreaming and watching YouTube, last monday I visit my friend Hans, PC8E to play a little with the build kit. Hans owns the complete Elecraft line: K1, KX1, K2, K3 with pan-adaptor and some other mini-module-kits. He got me convinced: I definitely want the K1!

I just ordered a K1 with the 4-band module and the internal battery adapter (I want to be able to use it portable of course) and the backlight kit for unbuild K1’s.

I’m anxious to see how long it will takes till the kit arrives. Maybe I’ll record a YouTube-video of assembling the kit since I’ve noticed there are no build video’s of a K1 around.

Now off to Learn CW Online to practice some more. I need to be able to run a cw-conversation when it’s time to test the kit 😉

4300_mc-60_mod-20110525104217It used to sit in the corner of my desk, my Kenwood MC-60 microphone. Although it has a suburb audio it also has so much RFI which makes it useless. On my to-do-list: search the internet to fix this problem so I can use this nice mike.
Finally I found the easiest fix there is for the RFI-problem with the Kenwood MC-60! Open up the bottom plate and just solder a 10NF capacitor between the blue wire and on the connector which connects to the rig (see picture). And done you are! No more RFI. If only I had knew this issue was so easy to fix, I could have start use the MC-60 a long time ago!