Hello from Bermuda

As many of you will be aware, I’m currently on a DXpedition to Bermuda, operating as VP9/M0BLF (other operators on the same trip are VP9/G3ZAY, VP9/M0VFC and VP9/G7VJR). About half-way through the week, we’ve made over 6000 contacts, which is a great result for a part-time holiday-style operation. That is, we’re having time to do…

DXpedition to Ascension Island

I’ll be part of a group of five operators from the Cambridge University Wireless Society (along with M0VFC, G3ZAY, G3VFC and M1BXF), operating from Ascension Island as ZD8UW next week. Here’s the ‘official’ announcement: ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. A group of operators will be QRV as ZD8UW¬†from Green Mountain from December 2 to 6. Activity will…

M0VFC and M0BLF in Control

Decision-making for Control stations

In Cambridgeshire Raynet, we recently noticed that one of our failings as a group is that only a small proportion of our membership had any experience in operating as a Control station. This reliability on particular individuals was starting to limit our flexibility and so we have embarked on a training programme in the last…

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Using APRSIS32 for Raynet

It’s probably fair to say that, since the demise of UIView, APRSIS32 is the most advanced APRS software for Windows that’s under current development. Unfortunately, it’s also got a really steep learning curve, partly because of its origins in the Windows CE world, which means it breaks many of the conventions common to Windows desktop…