Sausage & Scouse NET via GB3MP (145.750Mhz)

Sausage & Scouse NET via GB3MP (145.750Mhz)

Just a quick post, I listened in this morning to the Sausage & Scouse net via the web SDR at Hack Green. Chaired by  Bill G4USW the Sausage & Scouse net is run daily from around 1030 UK via the GB3MP repeater located at Moel-y-Parc near Denbigh, North Wales....
Kefalonia Hidden Beach

Kefalonia Hidden Beach

Looking for a secluded Kefalonia Beach? If Kefalonia isn’t quiet enough for you, this secluded beach can be found by following the faint track that splits off as you head along Antisamos beach away from the ‘main end’. It’s normally only...
TX Factor Episode 7

TX Factor Episode 7

The latest episode of TX Factor available from 13th Feb 2015. This months episode (7) covers a wide range of subjects including: IOTA  – a really great explanation of the Islands On The Air programme, where amateurs work many hundreds of islands both large and...
My portable amateur radio setup – step one

My portable amateur radio setup – step one

Finally I’ve got a reasonable portable setup for my amateur radio equipment. It’s not suited for taking far from transport but keeps my setup safe. After managing with a series of storage boxes and a briefcase then buying, storing and selling a large rack...
A new LDG IT-100 automatic ATU

A new LDG IT-100 automatic ATU

I’ve been really busy for the last few months, our first child Samuel was born in November (2014) so amateur radio has pretty much taken a back seat. I was lucky enough to receive an LDG IT-100 automatic ATU from Vicky for Christmas, which in contrast to the MFJ...

Pragmatic Podcast

A few weeks ago I was forwarded a recommendation for a podcast I hadn’t heard of before called Pragmatic. Presented weekly by John Chidgey, it covers a wide variety of interesting subjects in an informative and enjoyable way (well I enjoy it that’s why...
Daphnae Ithaca Cottage

Daphnae Ithaca Cottage

A stunning view, complete relaxation and very comfortable accommodation. We stayed at Daphnae Ithaca Cottage in July as part of our two week holiday to Greece. We booked a standard package holiday from Thomas Cook for two weeks at The Pericles Hotel in Sami (Σάμη0),...
TX Factor Episode 5

TX Factor Episode 5

In this episode Bob McCreadie reports from the recent AMSAT-UK Colloquium, and finds time to test out the SuperAntenna Superstick Delux Package. Gotta say I’ve been really impressed with the TX Factor, really enjoy watching. Find out more...
Portable ham radio, a nice day for it

Portable ham radio, a nice day for it

I headed out today to my usual spot to play a bit of radio. Had a great few hours relaxing in the sun, a selection of the stations worked are: EU7A, W1AW, VE6CQ, 9A2YM, EG4GET, UE16WR, IK4UPI, EG7MAL from places around the world, USA, Canada, Russia, Belarus, Spain,...