VK3 Amateur Radio
I was introduced to Amateur Radio via my uncle VK3YU and with the reception of VK3RTV fast scan TV on Channel 35.
Receiving 70cm Audio Repeaters
During 2018 I purchased an Intel NUC and replaced the usb cable used for better results with my home made 70cm co-linear co-axial antenna.
In 2016 I build the 70cm antenna and later in 2017 I was successful in detecting some local 70cm VK3 repeaters.
See my page for more details /70cmantenna/
Receiving VK3RTV 70cm Television Repeater
During 2017 I upgraded my reception of VK3RTV using a Raspberry Pi connected to the antenna socket at my rental.
This was to take advantage of the best signal strength available by connecting a receiver to the socket.
See my updated page for more details /vk3rtvraspberrypi2017/
VK3RTV went off air in October 2017. A new home for the repeater is being determined. The Telstra tower in Surrey Hills is being proposed as the new location.
From Morse To The Magnetron 2015
During July 2015 I visited the Geelong Amateur Radio Club (VK3ATL) as they held a "From Morse To The Magnetron" exhibition of Military Communications, Signalling and Navigation technology from World War One in Swinburne Street North Geelong.
See my page for more details /FromMorseToTheMagnetron/
Arduino Day 2015
March 28 2015 was the world wide Arduino Day celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Arduino. I visited the Geelong Amateur Radio Club (VK3ATL) as they held an Arduino Open Day event at their club rooms in Storrer Street.
VK3RTV: Melbourne Amateur Television Repeater
Links about my reception of VK3RTV.
The weekly WIA news is played on air of a Sunday morning with a repeat Wednesday night.
My uncle Bob Smith is a silent key and shared many testimonies of his HF amateur radio pursuits.
I have one of his QSL cards
NASA Suit Sat Event
I was interested in the NASA Suit Sat Amateur Radio event during February 2006. I watched the live space walk on NASA TV where McArthur and Tokarev deployed their old Russian space suit.