Ros & I took part in the
Shahzada 2009 Horse
Enduro as Wicen
operators. It was lots of fun. We stayed in a tent and braved the cold (minimum
-1 to 6 centigrade at 6 am, maximum 18-20 centigrade during the day).
HERE for the pictures
I WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE
VK9NI NORFOLK ISLAND
FROM 22ND JULY 09 TO 29TH JULY 09CHECK
IT OUT HERE:
Current Propagation Forecast
Australian Hams are
required to self assess their station to ensure compliance with prescribed
maximum emissions levels. Here is a spreadsheet I used to assess mine. I
believe the formulae are compliant, but as laws change periodically, you
should check this out yourself as well.
My Australian EMR Self Assessment Excel Spreadsheet
a Yaesu FT-817, so
I needed a portable HF antenna. My good friend VK2KGG sent me a design for a 20m Dipole made from TV ribbon, plus a simple balun.
I made it and used it. It's very good!
However, after having a lot of fun with it, I sold my I sold my FT-817 to
a friend, & bought a
mainly because it is capable of 100 watts and has DSP.
Click here to see my 2001
about a Space Station Contact with 3rd Rose Bay Rovers 2001 during Jota
when I was the control operator ***
Repeater Data for programming Handhelds.
Part of my travel includes Amateur radio. I usually take a handheld or
two with me, and I do quite a bit of research and planning. As a result I
have set up some useful files for my Yaesu handhelds. I have six.
The great thing is you can program them using the
ADMS or the
Commander software , and use one
RDF file (radio definition file)
The VX1 had originally the most memories- 291 of them! so I usually filled that up
first. I then merged the bits that are relevant into each of the other radios,
depending on their capabilities.
What I am doing here is to share those definition files.
1D software or later, or Commander
The programming cable
(has some electronics inthe cable)
A yaesu radio capable of
being programmed via ADMS.
(If your browser tries to
display a file rather than download it, just right-click on it and save-as""..)
Here are the VX1 files for:
USA (Chicago,IL Dayton,OH Washington,DC,New York City, Boston MA)
Sydney (VK2) (Where I live)
Sydney -text version
New Zealand --text version
KF4MOR's Miami Fl
RDF file (FT50)
RDF file (FT50)
FbDallas text version
KF4MOR's Seattle RDF
Seattle text version
VX5-Pacific Crest Trail
(California to Oregon to Washington) (thanks to Bill AA6J and Eric AH8AI)
(If your browser tries to display
a file rather than download it, just right-click on it and save-as""..)
N2QVC's RDF files
KE6VVW's RDf files
If YOU have any interesting files, you could email them to me at
with a short description
and I'll post them here.
Tnx & 73