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Can you hear me?

Did you know that there are hundreds of stations listening and reporting reception of your digital and CW transmissions when operating on the High Frequency (HF) amateur bands? A friend recently pointed me toward PSK Reporter, which offers a graphical world … Continue reading

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Viewing the International Space Station (ISS)

In the “must do sometime in your life” category comes watching the International Space Station with the naked eye.  Only visible within a couple hours of sunrise and sunset, while the sun is still below the horizon, the ISS is large … Continue reading

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JT65/JT9 Digital Modes on HF

I had the pleasure of giving a short presentation to the Saint Clair Amateur Radio Club during the last week of February regarding two “relatively” new digital modes of communication on the High Frequency bands that have been gaining in popularity: JT65 … Continue reading

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Comparison – YouTube HD vs. Vimeo HD

I continue to be very impressed with the GoPro HD HERO2 camera, but have struggled to post high quality videos online that sufficiently demonstrate its quality. That is, until now. YouTube offers a high-definition video mode. I’ve uploaded from my … Continue reading

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Source for cap nuts

Those little cap nuts used in the GoPro mounting system have a nasty habit of falling out of the mounts. If you lose one and don’t have any extras available before your next high action adventure, you may be out … Continue reading

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External mic for HD HERO2

Need an external condenser mic for the GoPro HD HERO2? This Sony ECM-DS270P works well. In fact, it even works with my iPhone and iPad. For $13 it’s an inexpensive purchase that will greatly enhance the HERO2’s audio quality. You … Continue reading

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