Friday, June 22, 2012

Turn Your PC Into A Panadapter for $130

I found a very interesting article among many other cool things over at  This one that might appeal to all us HF operators - a how-to on using a little Japanese SDR and some free software to create your own panadapter.  It's not going to out-perform a $1000 model, but it doesn't sound too bad for the money.

N4PY makes well-reviewed software for a host of SDR amateur rigs.

Link to source of the SDR mentioned in the article...

Article from the N4PY website written by WD5FUN
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

900 Mhz Info

I'm beginning to compile info on the 900 Mhz amateur radio band.

Here are a few links to start off.

The 33 cm Band:

Info from
EF Johnson 900 MHz Information

Video of a Amateur Band modified EJF

More coming soon... W4HKL

Friday, April 06, 2012

Echolink Update

I have moved the Echlink Node to UHF.  It is now parked on 446.100 and will eventually need a 100hz PL tone to access.  I am currently running the node at 10 watts but plan on upping the power in the future.  The node currently covers Caryville, Jacksboro, LaFollette, and portions of Powell Valley and Lake City.

Echo123 is providing additional control and instructions at regular intervals.  The node will be connected to the *TN_NET* reflector most of the time.

Steve, W4HKL