Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

Software Defined Radio For $11

Don’t have $1500 to drop on a USRP? A Linux kernel developer has discovered that a Realtek digital TV tuner chip has an undocumented mode that turns it into a software-defined radio, with a frequency range of 64-1700MHz. The going rate for one of these USB devices can be as low as US$11. If you’re unfamiliar with software-defined radio and have 20 minutes to spare, Balint Seeber has a great video introduction.


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Confused about a contest, its rules and exchanges?

2012 Spring CQ WW SSB WPX Contest

This past weekend the HF bands were very busy. It was due to the CQ WW WPX SSB contest. It took me a while to figure out what was the contest and the exchange.

Looking around about this contest information I came across a very useful website I am sure it will be useful for others. It list the ongoing contest and important information about them.

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Saratoga County R.A.C.E.S Association, Inc. – Spring Swapfest 3/10/12

The Saratoga County R.A.C.E.S Association, Inc. is having their annual Spring Swapfest.

Swapfest, Saturday, March 10, 2012. Great time to pick up or get rid of your treasures. Hope to see you all there !! 7 am – Noon with VE test session at Noon. Cornell Cooperative Extension Building 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY.

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