WSJT-X 2.1.0 has been released:
The main addition is the FT4 mode, but quoting the release message:
Improvements have also been made in the following areas:
- FT8 waveform generation using GMSK, fully backward compatible
- user options for low-sidelobe waterfall and spectrum display
- UDP messaging for inter-program communication
... as well as many minor enhancements and bug fixes.
Release notes at: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Release_Notes.txt
Here's the RSGB's statement on the 2m WRC process:
tl;dr: please don't sign any random badly worded petitions, we're on it.
I think (as others have said) continuing to pay the RSGB for membership is probably the best course of action for now.
CloudFlare will respond to DNS lookups on 2m FM. Awesome!
See birdsite: https://twitter.com/jgrahamc/status/1145383199297736704
The PiJuice zero looks nice. It's a UPS/battery management HAT for Pi Zero:
This might be a fun way to make a mobile GPS based clock or maybe an APRS module, if it's stackable with the boards @M0YNG has.
Pi Supply is a UK company, so I expect they'll be available direct eventually for us brits (https://uk.pi-supply.com/collections/pijuice has some larger HATs for full sized Pi boards), but the shipping cost seems fairly reasonable.
This "The RFzero™ board is an Arduino compatible GPS based Si5351A RF signal source" looks pretty cool: http://www.rfzero.net/
Cost is ~£60, so not bad.
Ooh, just read that 2m crossed the Atlantic for the first time: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2019/06/21/2m-crosses-the-atlantic/
Naturally, everybody's favourite FT8 was involved 😀
Looking forward to reading more about this.
Had fun at BSidesBristol today. Won a Pi 3B+! #infosec
The #44CON Talks, Workshops and speakers list is now up: https://44con.com/44con/44con-2019/44con-2019-talks-and-workshops/
Finally got my Pi synced to the PPS pin on the GPS I plugged into it. It's currently indoors with a small ceramic antenna, but works.
Software is gpsd and chrony, hardware is a cheap ublox board with a hirose u.fl connector and a patch antenna, soon to be replaced with a chinese outdoor antenna.
The Pi is a model b, configured to use the standard UART (ttyS0) not the better one (ttyACM0), but that might need to change.
I think it'll be cool to add a little display with position/clock info.
Had a lot of fun on the club’s fox hunt last night. It was my first, so I basically went to see how it worked. My team failed (mostly due to a lack of decent gear I reckon) but I will know what to do next time! First on the list is getting my tape measure antenna working.
Looking forward to it!
The RSGB has relaunched RadCom basics: https://www.rsgbshopping.org/public_html/acatalog/RadCom-Basics.html
For some reason they have done it using their crufty and ancient online store!
I highly recommend the Ham Radio & Electronics Stackoverflow weekly newsletters.
They bundle up the top questions each week and mail them out, which makes for a quick and easy way to learn a few interesting things.
To signup, go to your SO account (on any instance) find your profile and navigate to newsletters.
This double sideband TRX kit looks like fun, and not too expensive: https://www.dk9jc.de/blog/equipment/180-d4d-dsb-transceiver-kit-for-digital-mode-for-only-39-95
A bit like a useful version of the RSGB's PSK receiver kit perhaps.
(I don't remember where I found DK9JC's blog, but it's worth subscribing.)