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It’s been a long time coming but now, it’s here!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the ArduFox V1!

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It’s arrived (well, it arrived a few weeks ago but I’ve only just got around to opening it!) and I like it.

It’s good quality and perfect for a simple shack sign.

Here’s a picture of the finished sign.
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It’s been a while since I featured my FT-857 manpack on here and I’ve been using it well for over a year now so I thought I better show some sort of update.

So here it is. The FT-857 Manpack as it stands today…

The pack all ready for use…
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I’ve launched a new award scheme designed specificity for radio amateurs who enjoy portable operating. ARPOC (Amateur Radio Portable Operators Club) aims to encourage operators to get out in the fresh air with their radio equipment and enjoy portable operating.

ARPOC has plenty of award certificates that can be applied for and are delivered as a downloadable certificate for members to print at home. Take a look here to see them all.

A sample of one of the award certificates available.

A sample of one of the award certificates available.

It’s early days but I’ve already issued the first award certificate and I know several others are working towards getting theirs.

Take a look at and let me know what you think…

Shack Sign

I do a lot of portable operating which always brings a small problem when I am operating from home. I’m a bit forgetful and tend to forget the simple things like my home QTH WAB square or locator and get them confused with some of my favourite portable operating spots. So, I’ve decided that it’s time for a shack sign. I don’t want any of the garish edge lit, laser cut clear acrylic signs that are quite common, I just want something simple that has my call sign, locator and WAB square on it.
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