Sunday, April 12, 2015

Postcard From Space

I'm not going to win any prizes for quality but this is my first SSTV picture from the International Space Station.

There are a few pictures to download this weekend and the transmissions didn't start until this evening but my patience has paid off and I grabbed a picture. The pictures are celebrating Cosmonautics Day.
Hopefully I'll get some more tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

98 Per Cent Station

So here is my HF radio in place in the shack.
It's an Alinco DX-70 and it has yet to be used. That is why my M6IKI station is only at 98%. The reason is that I don't have a power supply for it yet, there's a specific one that I want so I'll have to wait.

The power supply is 1% closer to operation, the other 1% is my RF earth bus bar which I'm in the process of making. Once that's built and everything is connected I'll be able to power up.

ETA to my HF station being on air is about 2 weeks.
As ever I'll keep you informed.