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by robbage
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Interference on signal
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Interference on signal

Listen to the news on 70cm tonight. Are you using the X-50 to listen to CB or a different antenna? Do you have solar PV and if so, did you isolate that as well? FWIW I can't use HF or 6M due to noise from neighbours solar although it doesn't seem to affect VHF or UHF significantly. We also got PV re...
by robbage
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General Scanning
Topic: Which scanner should I use ...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Which scanner should I use ...?

I believe that I can build a mini-itx car PC for around the $500 mark I built a mini-itx home PC for x-mas for $240 not counting the kb with touchpad (connects to the big-screen TV). That box would be overkill for a car PC but would do the job. It can run from a laptop car charger. Lots of cheap to...
by robbage
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: pirates
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: pirates

by robbage
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: CB Radio
Topic: Ch22 & 23, can they be used for SSTV?
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Ch22 & 23, can they be used for SSTV?

Only telemetry and telecommand. On this page it says
Uses not permitted

Other types of data operation, such as Packet Radio, are not permitted on CB bands.
by robbage
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: WA Police Service
Topic: Polair 61 Tracking
Replies: 6
Views: 5417

Re: Polair 61 Tracking

FlightRadar24 also block aircraft at the operator's request. I know they block aircraft for some wealthy Western Australians (mine magnates, Crown Casino etc).
You can still see the aircraft if you run your own receiver and decoder (pretty cheap and easy)
by robbage
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: What antenna connection standard is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: What antenna connection standard is this?

SMA . Some radios have a female SMA connector and male antenna and others have the opposite. Most of the cheap Chinese radios have the opposite to the picture. My Yaesu VX-3R has the same as the image and I think several other Yaesus are the same. Wifi uses "RP-SMA" which has the same dimensions ex...
by robbage
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: Recording
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Recording

Audacity is awesome. If you install FFMPeg as well, there isn't much it won't do. And it's available for OSX and Linux as well.
by robbage
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Triple J radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Triple J radio

I meant to reply to this one ages ago (12 months!) The antenna array for JJJ/Classic FM was hit by lightning and it took out some elements (and some other stuff that got fixed) AFAIK the antenna is still damaged. With the current state of affairs with ABC, they'll probably have to fire someone to ra...
by robbage
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Ultra-cheap dual band vehicle radios
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Ultra-cheap dual band vehicle radios

Been hoping somebody would fill the gap for small 10-20w radios. Judging by the photos of one in pieces, there's probably room inside for an OpenTracker 3 mini :)
Anybody dealt with Ali Express? None of the places I usually buy from have this one yet.
by robbage
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Foundation Licence
Replies: 425
Views: 42043

Re: Foundation Licence

Reevesy89 wrote:So my callsign is off the "available callsign" list from WIA, but isn't listed on the ACMA website.....Shouldn't be too much longer right?
:-)
by robbage
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Foundation Licence
Replies: 425
Views: 42043

Re: Foundation Licence

Have you done a search on your requested callsign? If it's there and they are your details then you're ready to rock.
http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/regis ... .main_page
by robbage
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Radio speaker and mount
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Radio speaker and mount

Go to Jaycar.com.au and do a search on "Communications Speaker" Several there.
by robbage
Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: RD Contest Two thousand and fourtine
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Re: RD Contest Two thousand and fourtine

Yeah UTC. z means Zulu which I believe was the military name for it.
by robbage
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: 11m Dipole contruction issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: 11m Dipole contruction issues

Dipoles need to be up in the air when you test them. That is probably having the most effect in your test. Try to get it at least 1/2 wavelength up. Preferably more A dipole is a balanced antenna where-as coax and the radio are unbalanced so you should use a balun (you can make a simple choke balun ...
by robbage
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: 27MHz CB
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: 27MHz CB

Just a question, though. Do we just create our own callsigns? What is the go? Sort of. You can look up if a callsign is available and pay extra for it. WA foundation callsigns are VK6Fxyz where xyz is your unique part (letters). Or you can just take what you get for the standard fee, then wait unti...