Monthly Archives: September 2012

MST400 SSB QRP Transceiver

The weather was miserable yesterday, so spent some time stuffing components into MST400 transceiver boards in the workshop.  ozQRP in NSW make this kit, and it looked nice and cleverly designed to use commonly available parts , for example 10MHz … Continue reading

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Mt Donna Buang SOTA VK3-VC002

On the 26th September, the weather was looking to be good, so took a few hours off to do a SOTA activation at Mt Donna Buang, VK3-VC002. One of the main reasons for the activation was to test out the … Continue reading

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Aerial Photography Platform

Spent yesterday at a farm in Acheron flying RC planes.  Some time ago I put together a small aerial photography model based on an ME-163 Komet.  This model flew fairly well, but was far too heavy and required constant throttle … Continue reading

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FT-817 Low Cost Lipo Battery

The standard FT817 Nickel Metal Hydride battery that comes with the radio doesn’t provide a lot of radio running time.  The capacity of the standard pack that came with mine is 1400mAh and the pack itself weighs 203 grams.  I … Continue reading

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