Occasionally we are lucky enough to come across some excellent radio related articles and presentations, often written by our own members or visitors to the club. In this section we hope to build a useful archive of these features for your enjoyment.
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Club History The history of MKARS by David (G3ZPA) updated by Mike (G3LFR) Getting Started with RTTY/PSK An excellent introduction to the data modes by Andrew (G8GNI) APRS and UiView Ever wondered what APRS and UiView are? Our resident expert Andrew (G8GNI) explains! Quickmix Andrew (G8GNI) explains how to use Quickmix, a program for storing your audio settings for use with data modes Beginners Guide to Amateur Television (ATV) Calvin (M1EPM) introduces us to the world of amateur television Radio Secret Security Service The role played by radio amateurs in intercepting enemy signals in WW2 by John (2E0HJJ) Hams at War “Hams” At War: Amateur radio’s role in secret wireless intelligence during world war two by John (2E0HJJ) An Introduction to HF Propagation An exceptional article from Sean (G4UCJ) which makes easy enjoyable reading on what is a complex subject The "Hula Hoop" Medium Wave Antenna An excellently presented article by Sean (G4UJC) on the design and construction of his medium wave DX antenna The Colossus Cipher Event Andrew (G8GNI), John (M0TIF), Graham (G1RNZ) and David (G3ZPA) bring details on the Colossus Cipher Event held in November 2007
Wandering around the shack at midnight (05:00 UTC), worked all the dx on the cluster, nothing to do? QSY to 3.750 and check into the Trans Canada POW WOW Club
It's mid winter, atmospherics are low and you're snug in your radio room. What could be better than to hunt for MF signals? And HF too of course
G0KSC has again broken from tradition and introduced a new design, this time a 40m rotating dipole. The Delta C-140 is under 12m wide and despite being small has an extremely high radiating efficiency which is reflected in the antenna's SWR bandwidth, the whole 40m band in under 1.5:1 without an ATU