Yaesu’s Quadra VL-1000 Will do 70MHz

So I had noticed a while back, when developing my Icom (CI-V or band Data) to Yaesu BCD Band Data Converter that occasionally I could get 70MHz to show up as the band. I always had it in mind to investigate this further.  Today I set about finding the BCD which selected 4m (70MHz) and

Shack Panorama

So after sending a quick picture to Twitter showing my clean shack I got quite a few replies.  I thought therefore it would be good to show the shack in its entirety. I first Googled to see if Picasa could do it and got a result back for Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (could this be

6m DX Window

So I can’t get it out of my head all the grief I got after operating within the top 3 KHz of the DX window on the 6m band…  The conditions were such that there was a chance of some North African stations being on the band so I thought I’d position myself at the

DX’Peditions and shack improvements!

It has been a busy month.  First I was on holiday for 2 weeks, one week at my parents in Scotland and the 2nd I was on the Isle of Arran for the Camb-Hams 2011 DX’Pedition.  The DX’Pedition was sponsorship by Kenwood UK, Icom UK and Linear Amp UK.  The latter provided us with an

PC Trouble

So about a week ago I tweeted that my PC had crashed and on boot-up I got error messages saying there were missing DLL and SYS files for the programs which were running when the crash happened.  All week the PC had sputtered which was uncharacteristic of it being quite a decent machine.  I decided

For Those Moments When One Switch Won’t Do

So I’ve been after a few RF switches to allow me to switch various radios to various antennas. In this instance I wanted to switch antennas to my IC-910 radio (the 2m and 70cm side only), my funcube dongle and 2m transverter (connected to my Flex-1500).  The antennas were my 2m 9 element YU7EF, the