Twice the Pi ?

This is a guide to making Pi-star card copies …… Note the copy routine in Pistar will ONLY copy from a sd card. Details below will show how to copy a working SD (TF) card in a Hotspot via a card adaptor over usb to another card, making an identical copy – this has beenContinue reading “Twice the Pi ?”


The oscilloscope.

What is an oscilloscope? The oscilloscope is a very useful piece of test equipment. It is a measuring device (if you paid many thousands of pounds for it), giving accurate measurements to a high degree. It is also an indicating device, (with a more modest budget) giving a good indication (with reasonable accuracy) as toContinue reading “The oscilloscope.”

A Bluebell Hill Radio Society project, and construction competition.

This article describes the construction of a medium wave amplitude modulation 7 transistor receiver. It is built from a kit of parts, sourced from ebay, where delivery from WITHIN the UK should be less than £10. The kit itself is of Chinese origin, and with a Chinese set of instructions, much frustration will be had,Continue reading “A Bluebell Hill Radio Society project, and construction competition.”

Ham in a Can. – M5YRG

With our current ongoing situation … This gives me and possibly yourself a lot of time to think things up ????? Well this is one of these moments / ideas ……. ! Noticing that Jo (M0JOZ) had a growing ex drinking can collection growing in the kitchen see Figure 1. I wondered what else couldContinue reading “Ham in a Can. – M5YRG”

Dummy loads.

What are they, and what are they for? A dummy load takes the place of an antenna. It takes the transmitter power, and converts it to heat. Transmitters that are unable to output the power they have generated tend to suffer damage. When transmitter output stages used valves, they would withstand a “bad load” situationContinue reading “Dummy loads.”


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