qrzlogger

Software Python Ham Radio
I’m in the progress of developing a Python command line application to log QSOs directly into the QRZ.com logbook. It does the following: asks the user for a call sign displays available call sign info pulled from QRZ.com displays all previous QSOs with this call (pulled from QRZ.com logbook) asks the user to enter QSO specific data (date, time, report, band etc.) uploads the QSO to QRZ.com’s logbook fetches the just uploaded QSO from QRZ. Read more...

DX Century Club Award

Ham Radio
I finally managed to work 100 confirmed entities (SSB/Phone) and have now received the ARRL DXCC Phone award. My new adventures will be working QRP with my recently purchased FT-817ND and building a small PA for the times I need a small boost.

uBitx VFO Knob Mod

Ham Radio Mods 3D Printing
uBitx v6 modifications, Part III: 3D printed knobs (I like VFO knobs with a finger recess) and chassis tilt bails.

uBitx S-Meter Mod

Ham Radio Mods uBitx
uBitx v6 modifications, Part II: Since the AGC board has a S-Meter tap, the next mod was obvious :) The S-Meter of a dead Yaesu FT-290R was a perfect fit for the uBitx case and I think it looks nice.

uBitx AGC Mod

Ham Radio Mods uBitx
uBitx v6 modifications, Part I: The uBitx is a very nice radio but the missing AGC is an ear killer. I decided to purchase an AGC board from kit-projects and soldered it onto the radio main board. It’s tiny and I was afraid to damage something but it turned out fine.

Xiegu G1M Stand

Ham Radio Hardware Xiegu Mods
A $0 Xiegu G1M stand:

uBitx v6

Ham Radio uBitx
Yesterday I received and built my new uBitx v6 QRP transceiver. Connected to a LiPo battery and the 4-BTV vertical it gave me a few QSOs with Bosnia, Denmark, Poland and Austria. Very impressed so far! The first mod will be the addition of an AGC.

HF Signals Bitx40

Ham Radio Bitx40
Finally fixed some issues with the BITX40 and had my first QSO with it today (YU1XA, report 55) - two years after I purchased the kit. There are still some issues but I am on the right track.

ATU-100

ATU-100 Antenna Hardware Ham Radio
Just finished my ATU-100 build. It’s fun to build, super affordable and works without problems so far.

qrz.sh - a CLI QRZ.com query tool

Software Bash CLI Ham Radio
About This script queries the QRZ.com callsign database and returns the result to the command line. A XML subscription plan with QRZ.com is required for full functionality. You can download the script here: https://git.qrz.is/clemens/qrz.sh Installation Copy the file .qrz.conf into your home directory Copy the file qrz.sh into a directory that is in you PATH variable Set the correct file permissions: chmod u+x qrz.sh Dependencies curl Configuration Edit the file ~/. Read more...
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