VA3WZW Raising Cancer Awareness, Community Support

VA3WZW raising cancer awareness, community support
hoping you may come out to cheer

2017 Run is as follows

Sporting Life Run
May 14 2017


My first award
Sporting Life Run
May 14 2012

SharkRF openSPOT | Motorola SL7550 | Motorola bluetooth

SharkRF openSPOT | Motorola SL7550 | Motorola bluetooth

VA3WZW SharkRF openSPOT | Motorola SL7550 | Motorola bluetooth
Using the SharkRF openSPOT with the Motorola SL7550 and Motorola bluetooth has been successful

Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) EXPLAINED

Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) EXPLAINED

Despite the growth of the Internet, ham radio is still a popular hobby. How does it work, and how is it still relevant in the digital era?


NX-800 UHF Digital & FM Mobile Radio - NEXEDGE KENWOOD

NX-800 UHF Digital & FM Mobile Radio - NEXEDGE KENWOOD

NXDN CANADA Blog



NX-800(K) - NX-800_Service.pdf

JT65 Basics

JT65 – The Basics

JT65 is one of the more specialist data modes that I’ve played with, but I must admit, it’s quite addictive. It’s also great for making contact over distance with low power, where a voice signal just can’t make the trip.

As with modes such as PSK31 and WSPR, you interface your HF rig to a computer, and send out text encoded by your computer over the amateur bands. With JT65, you’re restricted to very small messages, with a limit of 13 characters per message.

This video takes a look at the basics of operating the JT65 mode on HF. It’s a nice digimode to use as it allows you to work stations who are not particularly strong – It is designed as a weak-signal mode so power requirements are minimal, between 5-15watts. In this video, I explore the HB9HQX build of JT65-HF which offers a number of features over the “official” build.

SteppIR SARK-110 Antenna Analyzer

The SARK-110 Antenna Analyzer is a pocket size device that with a frequency range of 0.1 to 230 MHz. It can measure SWR, and report on the resistive, capacitive and inductive components of a load. It features a modern 3 inch high-resolution, active-matrix color display that shows information in text or graphical formats.

SteppIR SARK-110 Antenna Analyzer - Includes: SARK-110, Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery, MCX(M) to SMA (F)Adapter, 8 in SMA M/F Cable, Mini USB Cable.