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GB3US d2716d EPROM program ART EPP-2 Advanced Research Technology DOSBox Linux

GB3US d2716d EPROM program ART EPP-2 Advanced Research Technology DOSBox Linux
Today I was finally ready to program the D2716D EPROM for the GB3TC repeater using the GB3US firmware (or more accurately my modded version of the firmware). I never expected to be able to get the EPROM programmer (Advanced Research Technology ART EPP-2) working correctly under Linux but it was surprisingly straightforward. Required parts:ART EPP EPROM programmerUSB Serial device9 pin... Read More

I heard Santa Claus talking in Morse Code (CW)!

I heard Santa Claus talking in Morse Code (CW)!
Now my new passion is Amateur Radio, I want to see what signals are in the ether. I’m not talking WiFi or mobile phone, but real signals from real people. You don’t get any more real than our friend in the big red suit that goes by so many names: Per Noel, Santa Claus, Sinte Klaas, Father Christmas, Old Saint... Read More

Ham (Amateur) Radio – my latest hobby

Ham (Amateur) Radio – my latest hobby
I have been interested in ham (amateur) radio for as long as I can remember. Before the days of internet being available to anyone in their own homes the idea of being able to talk with people from anywhere in the world – and beyond – has always held massive appeal to me. As a teenager I dabbled a little... Read More