What Does the Average PSK31 Contact Look Like? 4

What Does the Average PSK31 Contact Look Like?
 When i first started transmitting using PSK31 i struggled to find any web page advising me on how the average PSK31 QSO went down. I hope to address this here and help any other amateurs who may not know where to start. This template assumes that a standard “rubber stamp” QSO is taking place and ...

Getting my Intermediate Amateur Radio License 1

Getting my Intermediate Amateur Radio License
 Following on from getting my foundation amateur radio license in January i wanted to continue my learning and go for the Intermediate license. I took the exam on the 2nd March and passed pretty well with a score of 41/45. I’m now the proud owner of the call sign 2E0JCQ. Below i’ve outlined what’s involved ...

Getting my Foundation Amateur Radio Licence 4

Getting my Foundation Amateur Radio Licence
Last weekend i attended a Foundation Amateur Radio course held by Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society (LEFARS) and i’m now the proud owner of the call sign M6JCQ. The course was condensed over two days followed by an exam at the end on Sunday. After which you can broadcast on the amateur bands (assuming ...

Germany: Ten Christmas Differences

Germany: Ten Christmas Differences
The following is a list of the observations i’ve made while visiting Munich at Christmas over the years. This list is not conclusive and may vary between the different areas in Germany, but it represents my experiences to date. Frohe Weihnachten! 1. Christmas Day is not Christmas Day! The biggest shock i encountered on my first ...

Top 10 Drum & Bass Albums of 2012

Top 10 Drum & Bass Albums of 2012
Well we’ve almost reached the end of 2012 and with no more releases in sight it is safe to round up the best Drum & Bass albums of 2012. Now you might imagine it would be easy to come up with a top 10 list of albums right? Well, for a scene where EP’s and ...

Last few weeks in Vietnam

We’ve been traveling quite a bit recently and have covered quite a lot of the country since the last post… We caught a plane from Saigon up to Hanoi, where we stayed for a few days before going so Sapa which is a mountain town right on the border to China. The surroundings are stunning ...

Good Morning Vietnam

Now that the Dengue fever has been and gone we’ve moved onto Vietnam. We stopped off at Koh Tonsay (aka Rabbit Island) in Cambodia before leaving the country, and this island was lovely, really quiet and the village island life has really been preserved on this tropical island. The boat journey out to this island ...

One bus crash, one tropical island, and one dose of Dengue Fever 2

Recently our experiences have been a little bit mixed. Some great experiences and some not so great… We left Battambang and took the 13 hour bus journey to the south coast city of Sihanoukville this in itself would be bad enough but around 11 hours in we were involved in a bus crash. The bus ...

The land of smiles

We’re now 8 days into Cambodia, and so far we’re loving it! After visiting Phnom Penh and it’s very saddening remnants of Pol Pots regime, we were glad to move on. S21 detention camp and the killing fields were a brutal reminder of mans inhumanity,the killing fields still have human bones and clothes rags sticking ...

Travel onwards to Cambodia from Laos

Travel onwards to Cambodia from Laos
We’ve been and left Si Phan Don (“Four Thousand Islands”) in southern Laos, and are now in Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, our sixth country on the trip. The four thousand islands is located at the very south of Laos where the Mekong becomes wider and shallower and where literally thousands of islands and islets exist ...