Saturday, May 27, 2017

HOW LOW?


TURN YOUR GUTTER INTO A SHORTWAVE ANTENNA

Hello and welcome back... This is a great idea..

I thought this was a joke when i first heard of it, turning your rain gutter around your home into a shortwave antenna...

But its not and... It works

I decided to give it a go, and was surprised just how much of a signal i got.

This idea would be perfect for people in rentals, unit blocks or just want a stealth antenna without the normal antenna's gaining unwanted attention.

All you need is a downpipe close by (the shorter the wire run, the better) and screw in a wire attachment / lug (see photos below), then connect to your shortwave antenna and watch your radio come alive... give it a go.

THE IDEA (from facebook post)



MY SETUP (using a metal elbow pushed into a wall bracket)


SIGNAL BEFORE (a very weak signal - even with the retractable antenna fully extended)


SIGNAL AFTER (attached to the gutter - signal excellent)

OVERALL AN EXCELLENT RESULT...

#gutterantenna
#gutter

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

ROSTERED ON

Hello and welcome back... Found this interesting.

O.K so its not radio related but its related to retail which sometimes sells radios??

Rostered On is a Youtube Video series about working in retail. Its very cleverly done, from scraps with management, co-workers and problem customers.

For me personally, i spent 20 years working in retail. From Bing Lee to Retravision, Betta Electrical, JB Hi Fi to Harvey Norma... Many mind bending hours spent listening to customers, putting up with management (some good, some bad) and playing with new toys.

This video series is bang on... Picture This - Many times your standing there in work uniform, with logo on the front, and the customer will ask 'Do you Work Here?'... Classic


ROSTERED ON - EPISODE 1 (Pilot)



LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUM1AsAAWk3oZzdmRvc2Ybw Watch the rest of the series here

VIDEO DESCRIPTION
“Rostered On" is an independent Australian comedy show based around the day to day struggles of working for a faceless retail corporation known as “Electroworld”.

Shaun (Paul Moore, Winners and Losers, 7 network) hasn’t quite figured out what he wants to do in life. Instead, he has found himself on the wrong side of 30, working in a job he hates, dealing with painful customers, cliché co-workers, and taking orders from the ignorant.

Shot over two days, on a shoe string budget, this truly was a labor of love for the cast and crew, and we look forward to announcing details about the first season as it develops. Stay tuned!

Keep up to date with whats happening on Facebook. facebook.com/rosteredon

Produced by Robot Army

#RosteredOn



Friday, May 19, 2017

NEW FREQUENCIES

Some new frequencies found on Radio Reference site (love when new stuff shows up)

NEW FREQUENCIES

Buses
163.9750  METRO-LINK BUSES      FMN      Transportation
164.5625  LIVERPOOL BUSES      FMN      Transportation
488.5500  BUSWAYS BLACKTOWN      FMN      Transportation
490.8000  HOLROYD BUSES      FMN      Transportation
494.6000  BUSABOUT LIVERPOOL      FMN      Transportation
505.4250  HORSLEY PARK 1 TX      FMN      Transportation
505.7875  PARRAMATTA 1 TX      FMN      Transportation
515.4250  HORSLEY PARK 1 RX      FMN      Transportation
515.7875  PARRAMATTA 1 RX      FMN      Transportation

Airservices Australia
3.4624   Bourke 3.4624      AM      Aircraft
3.4684   Bourke 3.4684      AM      Aircraft
5.6444   Bourke 5.6444      AM      Aircraft
6.5664   Bourke 6.5664      AM      Aircraft
8.8234   Bourke 8.8234      AM      Aircraft
8.8684   Bourke 8.8684      AM      Aircraft
13.2624  Bourke 13.2624      AM      Aircraft
17.9054  Bourke 17.9054      AM      Aircraft

Many thanks to RadioRefernce.com

RAILWAY DIGEST MAGAZINE (MAY 2017)

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend .

Railway Digest Magazine (May 2017) for all you Railway Enthusiasts.. This is an Australian magazine and this will be the only issue i will post as you can pick it up at newsagents and it helps support this great magazine.

READ / DOWNLOAD HERE

LINKS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDa1Bod0ZoazI0THM/view?usp=sharing

http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/rdigest.htm



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MOBILE ONE ANTENNAS TAKEOVER

Hello and welcome back... As of April 1st, 2017 Australian Antenna manufacturer Mobile One has been sold to Rojone PTY LTD.

While i was sad to hear of this (Mobile One has been going since the 70s), Rojone is an excellent company and their knowledge of antennas and other goodies is second to none.

You only have to look at the range on offer at Rojone's website to see that Mobile One is in good hands.

Farewell Mobile One, you have kept me listening to my radios for 30 years...

Read more HERE


LINKS

http://www.rojone.com.au/

http://www.rojone.com.au/category/a-antennas/ More Antenna's than you can poke a stick at...

Rojone PTY LTD is located at =  
Address: 44 Aero Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565
Sydney  AUSTRALIA

#MobileOne
#Rojone

NICE PHOTO

Found on facebook... Stunning photo (Make a great wallpaper (computer)
credit to the photographer...


Monday, May 15, 2017

NEW RADIO FOR YAESU - FT-70DR

Hello and welcome back... Interesting new radio due for release end July 2017..

This beast is a cross Analogue / Digital / Airband radio covering 108Hz to 579.995MHz continuous coverage.

DIGITAL C4FM and FM analog 2m/70cm deluxe dual-band 5W handheld with wide-band receive.

5W of RF output across the 2m and 70cm amateur bands.

Sells for about $269 from Andrews Communications... Wicked

CHECK OUT MORE HERE

Frequency Ranges:
  • RX 
    • 108 - 137 MHz (Air Band)
    • 137 - 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
    • 174 - 222 MHz (VHF1)
    • 222 - 420 MHz (VHF2)
    • 420 - 470 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
    • 470 - 579.995 MHz (UHF band)

  • TX
    • 144 - 148 MHz
    • 430 - 450 MHz
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Modulation Type: F2D, F3E, F7W
RF Power Output: 5W/ 2W/ 0.5W (@7.4 V or EXT DC)
AF Audio Output: 700 mW (@16 ohms 10 % THD: Internal speaker)
Case Size (W x H x D): 2.36” x 3.86” x 1.3” (60 x 98 x 33 mm) w/o Knob and Antenna
Weight (Approx.): 8.99 oz (255 g) with SBR-24LI and Antenna
Warranty: 3 Years

#Yaesu
#NSWRadio&Communications

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

CQ AMATEUR RADIO MAGAZINE - MAY 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - May Edition of CQ Amateur Radio Magazine (U.S) in PDF format...

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDQXM5UkJmYnJ5WDA/view?usp=sharing

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QST MAGAZINE APRIL 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - April edition of QST Magazine (U.S) 2017

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDQVBBYmRRTDFlZmc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy..

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RADCOM MAGAZINE MAY 2017

Hello and welcome back... Something for the weekend - May Edition of Radcom Magazine (U.K) in PDF format...

Download Here = https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MI8-exg4xDd3BBRW5mVkY3SFk/view?usp=sharing

Bear with me, i'm trying Google drive instead of Dropbox (more space)... Also i have put a new link to all available magazines to download on the top right corner of the site...let me know if you have any problems :)

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

WINGS OVER ILLAWARRA ON THIS WEEKEND

Hello and welcome back... Aviation Enthusiasts rejoice..

This weekend (Sat 6th - Sun 7th) is set to be amazing with the Wings over Illawarra Airshow set to take place.

Weather is predicted to be excellent with Saturday the top pick with a temp of 25deg (21 on Sun)

This year will see a WW2 Focke Wolf  FW-190 (see below) in action..


FREQUENCIES

Sydney Centre - 124.550 (circuit area)
CTAF (UNICOM) - 127.300
Airshow Frequency - 127.900 (2016)
Air to Air - 123.450 (chat ch)
Ground - 120.850 
 
FRIDAY WARM UP (Test Flights)
12.00 - 1600

SATURDAY  FLYING PROGRAM
Saturday Flying Program
10:30
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Red Berets Parachute Display & Flag Drop
  • RAAF Roulettes Formation Aerobatic Team
  • de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
11:30
  • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
  • RAAF F/A-18 Hornets Arrival
  • RAN AS35BA Squirrel Pairs Display Team
  • WWI Fokker DR1 and R.A.F SE5a
  • CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang
12:30
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Paul Bennet in the Wolf Pitts Pro
  • Boeing Stearman
  • AOPA Freedom To Fly Formation Aerobatics Team
  • Nigel Arnot in the Sukhoi 26MX
13:30
  • North American T-6 Harvard
  • CAC CA-3 Wirraway
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • Russian Roolettes Formation Team
14:30
  • Focke Wulf FW-190
  • Fox Glider Aerobatic Display
  • BAC Jet Provost T5A
  • Steadfast Yakovlev Yak 3U
  • Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
  • Matt Hall in the Extra 300L
15:30
  • Learjet 35 Formation Display
  • MH-60R Seahawk Romeo
  • Sky Aces Formation Aerobatics Display Team
  • Marchetti S211
  • L-39C Albatros
16:30
  • CAC CA-27 Mk32 Sabre
  • RAAF F/A-18 Hornets with "Wall of Fire"

SUNDAY FLYING PROGRAM

Sunday Flying Program
10:30
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Red Berets Parachute Display & Flag Drop
  • RAAF Roulettes Formation Aerobatic Team
  • de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
11:30
  • Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
  • RAAF C-130J Hercules
  • RAN AS35BA Squirrel Pairs Display Team
  • WWI Fokker DR1 and R.A.F SE5a
  • CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang
12:30
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Paul Bennet in the Wolf Pitts Pro
  • Boeing Stearman
  • AOPA Freedom To Fly Formation Aerobatics Team
  • Nigel Arnot in the Sukhoi 26MX
13:30
  • North American T-6 Harvard
  • CAC CA-3 Wirraway
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • Russian Roolettes Formation Team 
14:30
  • Focke Wulf FW-190
  • Fox Glider Aerobatic Display
  • BAC Jet Provost T5A
  • Steadfast Yakovlev Yak 3U
  • Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
  • Matt Hall in the Extra 300L
15:30
  • Learjet 35 Formation Display
  • MH-60R Seahawk Romeo
  • Sky Aces Formation Aerobatics Display Team
  • Marchetti S211
  • L-39C Albatros
16:30
  • RAAF C-17A Globemaster III
  • CAC CA-27 Mk32 Sabre with "Wall of Fire"

LINKS

https://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/

https://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/flying-program  (Flying Program)

https://twitter.com/Wings_Illawarra  (updates)


VIDEOS (2016)










EVENT MAP

#WingsOverIllawarra
#NSWRadio&Communications

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO BUILD SYDNEY AIRPORT

Hello and welcome back.. In news this week..

The new Western Sydney Airport will be built by the Australian Government after Sydney Airport knocked back the chance to build and operate the new airport at Badgery's Creek, NSW.



LINKS (more info)

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-05-02/turnbull-government-build-western-sydney-airport

http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-02/federal-government-will-build-second-sydney-airport-at-badgerys/8488616