During the weekly F-troop there are mentions of software, websites and solutions that are worth taking note of. This website attempts to document them.

20180922 - Satellite Details

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:05 PM by Onno Benschop

If you've been looking into doing some amateur satellite activities, here's a list of satellites to get you started thanks to Graeme VK6MIL.

#satellite #vk6mil

20180922 - MRO Open Day

posted Sep 21, 2018, 5:39 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 5:55 PM ]

The Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory is holding an open day in early October:

Places are very limited and you will need to get yourself to Geraldton, but if you can I would recommend it as a unique experience.

(But you will have to leave your radio at home)

#vk6wr #mwa

20180922 - Elad FDM-DUO

posted Sep 21, 2018, 5:33 PM by Onno Benschop

Charles NK8O shares with us a new SDR radio:

20180915 - DMR Tools

posted Sep 14, 2018, 5:36 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 6:05 PM ]

Charles NK8O shares with us a website that allows us to convert files between various formats:
Here's a map of the various networks:
Here is support information for several DMR handsets from Glynn VK6PAW:
#nk8o #dmr #map #vk6paw

20180915 - Aviation Zones

posted Sep 14, 2018, 5:31 PM by Onno Benschop

Glynn VK6PAW has been listening to aviation frequencies and asked where it's documented when to switch between Melbourne Centre, Perth Approach, Perth Tower and Perth Ground, as well as Perth Departures.

This is governed by this map:

20180908-Double Crossed Dipole

posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:16 PM by Onno Benschop

Rob VK6FDRM and Denis VK6AKR have been working satellites using a double-crossed dipole. Rob sends in a link to the design, made to receive NOAA satellite images, but easy to implement on any frequency:
#vk6frdm #vk6akr #homebrew #antenna #vhf #uhf #satellite

20180908-NewsHound 101

posted Sep 7, 2018, 5:53 PM by Onno Benschop

WAARN Pesents NewsHound 101


Would you like to learn how to write a story? 
Would you like to learn how to record your story?

NewsHound 101 is WAARN’s successful training programme aimed at teaching  people how to write up a story that’s easy to listen to, and how to make a successful recording, requiring no specialised equipment. 

WHEN:  Saturday 22nd September 2018

TIME:     0900 to 13:00

The Venue is the meeting road of the Bassendean Library, Old Perth Road, Bassendean.

This course is Free. BYO Lunch, laptop and Headset. To enrol, email secretary@vk6.net

20180901 - New HF Radio Kit

posted Aug 31, 2018, 5:50 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 5:52 PM ]

Charles NK8O shares with us a new kit that is being developed allowing you to build an all band radio:
#nk8o #kit #build #qsx

20180901 - Using Batteries as a power replacement

posted Aug 31, 2018, 5:44 PM by Onno Benschop

Charles PJ2/NK8O sends in this gadget that he uses to keep his batteries topped up with external power, solar, etc:

20180901 - Using AllStar on Android

posted Aug 31, 2018, 5:27 PM by Onno Benschop

Richard W4JXA sends in news of an Android app that allows you to use AllStar. He checked into F-troop and showed off the excellent audio quality:

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