About this blog
This blog will follow my exploits in SWL’ing (Shortwave Listening) and now that I am licensed, amateur radio. I sometimes like to do video’s for YouTube, they could be anything from listening on the receiver, decoding or operating on my Kenwood TS-480SAT using JT65 digital mode.
You can also view my logbook and eQSL cards that I have received.
I have some sort of interest in photography and will upload albums occasionally, they could range from days out to holidays.
I also like to watch funny video’s on the internet and will post any I find here.
I am from Solihull in the central part of England. I live with my wife and two children.
I work for a famous 4×4 manufacturer here in Solihull.
My interests include SWL (Shortwave Listening), amateur radio, photography, gaming on both PC and Xbox One and also supporting my favourite football team, Birmingham City.
I am currently in the process of getting my site back up and running after deleting my site with the plan of moving to a different host, however I have since decided to remain with my current host but now have the task of getting the site back up and running to how I want…Details
I have recently took delivery of a Rescue Electronics AM-2 low pass filter. I saw this filter recommended by Mike Ladd (KD2KOG) on certain facebook group and me being one to try different things and a bit of an impulse buyer, decided to click the buy it now button. So what does the AM-2 do?…Details
My Shack…… hmmm can you really call it a shack? Compared to some shacks on the QRZ website it’s what I would describe as compact :). Just a small computer desk in the living room which measures barely 1m in width. The desk was originally used for my gaming pc which I still use but not so much for gaming these days.Details
I was setting up my RTL-SDR dongle to use the OpenWebRX software via the sdr.hu website, a very popular site for online SDR Receivers.
Whilst listening on 160m I stumble across a local station, G3YXM, participating in the annual club call contest.
Sounds like he had a long day with plenty of fun…………. 🙂Details
This video shows my first attempt at using the RSP1 software defined radio along with the HDSDR software to feed CW Skimmer. CW Skimmer is described as a multi channel decoder and analyzer and can be found on the DX Atlas site: http://www.dxatlas.com/cwskimmer/ The audio is fed from the SDRPlay RSP1 via a virtual audio…Details