Category Archives: General Information

Final Blog Post

From today, I won’t be contributing to this Blog as I feel that any articles, posts and discussions would be better served on my new community forum where people can actively contribute their own content and collaborate more effectively. I will keep this site up for the next 12 months then any further visits shall… Read More »

Mike Stott G0NEE

It is with deep sadness I write this note to say that Mike Stott, G0NEE has passed away. Mike tutored me and several friends back in 1997/98 through the NRAE course and supported us through the exam, he was both a great mentor and a genuinely funny guy who made Amateur Radio both interesting and… Read More »

Radio Silence

Been a while doing anything radio-related, updating this site has been low on the TODO list due to work commitments. However, there are new projects in the pipeline which include four homebrew transceivers – yes four! 144Mhz, 70MHz, 50MHz, 28MHz separate units with a nostalgic twist – watch this space!

Tandy is back

I was looking for a local supplier of the Adafruit SI5351 clock generator module and I was surprised to find a link to Tandy, brought back memories from my childhood spending hours gazing at all of the unaffordable gadgets and components, wondering what i could buy with my paper round money. Here is a link… Read More »

Amateur Radio Software

Impedance matching transformer calculator Please feel free to download this software and use it to aid designing toroidal and multi-aperture core transformers for matching Crystal Filters and interstage coupling transformers. The software is provided as-is with no warranty, please feel free to distribute the software to others however please make sure you give me credit… Read More »

Time for reflection

Sitting in Newcastle airport for my business trip to Ireland writing this article reflecting on what I have achieved so far with the homebrew SSB transceiver, so much inspiration from other like-minded HAM’s around the world such as Pete Juliano N6QW, Andy G6LBQ, Dave G4AON to name but a few – I could go on… Read More »

Puerto Rico disaster gets Amateur Radio communications support

Great to see the value being noted in the power of Amateur Radio, a quote from the article below; “People tend to think of (amateur radio) as a dying hobby. In fact, we’ve never had more (hams),” Gallagher said putting the number at 750,000 with an additional 30,000 every year.” Great work guys.

Note to spammers

Guys, please don’t waste your time posting spam’ish comments about viagra, dodgy money deals and communist political campaigns – they will never appear on this site as each and every comment is moderated and requires my personal approval. 🙂  

New domain

I have added a new domain to my web server host, this is more inline with the function of this website. Thew new address is: however all the old links from should still work and will be redirected.