Projects

MKARS Projects

MKARS has a number of club projects, some of which take place during shack nights and club workshops and others which are done jointly or individually by members.

The two most famous projects are the 80m QRP MKARS80 (pronounced "em cars 80") transceiver which bares the clubs name and the more advanced Pic-A-Star HF transciever which has been shown to compete, and in many cases better, considerably more expensive commercial transceivers.

MKARS80 MKARS80 Details of the MKARS80 80M SSB transceiver Pic-A-Star Pic-A-Star Details of the Pic-A-Star HF transceiver

 

Below are some examples of a completed MKARS80 (M0TIF)
and a completed Pic-A-Star (M1EPM)

A completed MKARS80A completed Pic-A-Star

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WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available

The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard

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IARUMS reports on mystery frequency hopping station

IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports an intriguing transmission has been spotted giving short beeps exactly on each second, frequency hopping between 10108-10115 kHz and 18834/18899 kHz

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