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RS-BA1 Remote Control Software Quick Setup Guide, Instruction Manual (long version) and Scope Settings
The Quick Reference Guide describes the system requirements and set-up programming. The Instruction Manual describes operation of the RS-BA1 software as well as installation instructions. The Scope… Date Updated: 01/16/2017

IC-7300 Instruction Manuals
Full Instruction Manual . Click the following link for the Basic Instruction Manual:  Basic Instruction Manual   USB… Date Updated: 11/30/2016

ID-51A / ID-51A PLUS / ID-51A PLUS2 Basic and Advanced Instruction Manuals + DV Gateway Instructions
ID-51A Basic and Advanced Instruction Manuals     ID-51A PLUS and ID-51A 50th Anniversary Basic and Advanced Instruction Manuals  … Date Updated: 04/18/2017

IC-7000 Instruction Manual
The attached PDF describes installation, operation, and accessories for the IC-7000 radio. Date Updated: 11/09/2016

M506 Instruction Manual and Additional Information
Instruction Manual DSC Addendum to the Instruction Manual Instructions for blocking the alarm for duplicate MMSI numbers. Note:  The M506 LEN (Load Equivalency Number) = 1.    … Date Updated: 03/03/2017

USB Port Setting Tips for HF Radios
The attached PDF describes various USB parameters such as setting links, virtual ports, etc. for the IC-7300, IC-7851, IC-7100, and IC-9100 radios. Date Updated: 12/08/2016

IC-7100 Instruction Manuals
IC-7100 Basic Instruction Manual IC7100 Advanced Instruction Manual USB Port Setting Tips for HF Radios Date Updated: 11/30/2016

F3400 / F4400 / F5400 / F6400 NXDN Operating Guide and Basic Instructions
Updated The attached PDFs describe the analog and digital features/operation of the F3400D/F5400D series radios. Date Updated: 04/28/2017

M605 Instruction Manual, Accessory Connections, and Cutout Template
The attached Instructions describes installation, operation, and accessories for the M605 radio. The attached PDF shows the radio and Command Head connections, including accessories. Date Updated: 03/28/2017

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RTL-SDR Experiments (1090 ADS-B)

RTL-SDR Experiments (1090 ADS-B)

Along with my old Funcube Dongle (which is the cause of my return in the ham radio hobby) I had in a box a DAB USB receiver based on RTL2832U and E4000. Now this dongle is connected to a small box and serving a web server http://virtualradar.zapto.org/VirtualRadar/.

Software in use:

– RTL1090 Beta 3 by Jetvision.de
– adbsScope 2.6 f3 by sprut
– Virtual Radar Server V2.0.0.1554 by Andrew Whewell

Hardware setup:

– Noxon RTL-SDR connected directly to a Diamond Discona antenna, the dongle is in the antenna support.
The antenna is on top of 6 meters pole. 10 meters of USB cable, with two USB Signal amplifiers are feeding the computer system.

UPDATE: The server is feeding FlightRadar24.

The server is connected to the internet at the following address: http://virtualradar.zapto.org/VirtualRadar/

Feel free to visit, there is a 15 minutes timeout if no actions are taken during the visit, everything can be customized, reports are available to everybody, the only block are the route which cannot be submitted.

Coverage is most of the Belgium, north of the Channel, north-west of Paris.

FEEDBACK ARE VERY WELCOME!

 

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Moving to W4

Moving to W4

I’m moving to W4 for a while. I will be active on DSTAR using W4/ON8CB call sign and when possible via HF (mobile/portable setup) using W4/OT1P and W4/IZ7ZAK.
I will try to post some status updates here and on QRZ.
Most probably I will printout some QSL with these calls.

Busy time…

Busy time…

I’m busy, I’m really busy.

Some changes at work are taking almost all my time and this is really disappointing.
I’m spending most of my life travelling and, to be honest, at the beginning it was amazing but now starts to be a little bit too much.

I spent the last 6 months going from Portugal to the United States, from Estonia to Greece, from Belgium to Kosovo… now I have in the calendar Turkey, Spain and France.

I removed some of my antenna system and shut down the weather station, including the original website which was used to host the statistic and the real time weather forecasts.

This way is going to kill my social life and myself but it’s my job and I will do it with professionalism.

Cushcraft R-9

Cushcraft R-9

Trip to the States, as usual, as every year… Trip to San Diego, as usual as every year… Visit at the Ham Radio Outlet, as usual, as every year….I spent another huge amount of money, as usual and as every year.

This year I bought a Cushcraft R9, great antenna, perfect replacement for my Cushcraft R8, adding the 80m band and some extra changes compare to it, great deal… but when I received it, I realized that I have no space for such antenna, so I sold it…

I should be curious on how it performs but honestly I’m not really missing it.

Ryanair Ham Fest

Ryanair Ham Fest

Crazy title, I agree…

I was looking for a cheap flight to somewhere south of Europe and I found a Ryanair ticket for 14 Euro to Bari, Italy (Zone 7)… Wednesday to Wednesday.
The period was a perfect one, in fact just 250 clicks north from Bari an Ham Radio Fest was taking place during the weekend.

So I booked the flight, filled

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I’m proud

I’m proud

My son received the ONL “call” so he is a SWL now.
He studies for the Ham License exams.
He installed the magnetic loop and connected it to a R-5000 Receiver.
He built a audio power amplifier for his ipod.
He built a FM (88-108) radio receiver for his pleasure.
He is learning CW.
He is just 15 years old.
His name is Giorgio, he is my son!