WSPR Kits Progress…

WSPR Kit Tech Nite #3 on 16 April. We moved into the more intricate part of assembling the cables - for connection between the boards, power, GPS antenna and RF. Dave VK4ZF and Mark VK4MDH gave us a great hands-on lesson in terminating teeny SMA connectors on small coax, as…

Amateur radio via satellite

BDARS member Dave VK4ZF is an active participant in of one of the more exotic aspects of amateur radio – satellite communication. Since 1961, amateur groups worldwide have collaborated to design, build and arrange launch of a large number of satellites for amateur use. Launching is typically achieved by “piggy-backing”…

The VK4PK Whispering Pi

Glenn VK4PK has built and installed a Raspberry Pi powered (and controlled) WSPR transmitter for the 20 M band. He gave BDARS members an excellent presentation at our November club meeting - covering the design, his construction and packaging, and his roof-mounted installation. The background is covered in the attached…

Raspberry Pi Course

With all this availability of low cost, high performance digital processing power, BDARS is organising a course to let members learn at their own pace about the Raspberry Pi, Linux and all the basic elements of getting to grips with this new technology. It is envisaged that upon successful completion…

Lighthouse Weekend 2017

Every year, the Lighthouse and Lightship Foundation organise an international event to promote the recognition of the important role these structures play in keeping the maritime safe. As part of the activity, BDARS set up a temporary base at Cleveland Point, adjacent to the lighthouse, where the plan was to…