How to straighten Microbore copper tube

Simple workshop technique that shows how to straighten Microbore copper tube using basic workshop tools

This post shows a technique I’ve used to straighten 10mm Microbore copper tube and forms one of a series of video’s I’ve made to show how I’ve constructed my Quadrifiliar Helix antenna or QFH as it’s more commonly known.

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Live DX Cluster

Real-time spot information by band for active amateur radio operators around the world via the DX cluster network

Over the last few days I have been working on first phase of integrating real-time DX cluster information to my new website so I can view activity on the go.

Taking raw data from a JSON API made available by , I have developed PHP, CSS and JavaScript that adds styling and automatically refreshes the cluster table every 10 seconds. Thank you to for the continued use and support of the API.

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23cm Amateur Radio (ATV) Feasibility

Checking feasibility of receiving and transmitting Amateur Television (ATV) between M0NWK QTH and Lincoln Cathedral repeater GB3VL

When I was thirteen years old, I remember hooking up an old Amstrad analogue satellite receiver to a homebrew yagi antenna to receive amateur radio television (ATV) from Lincoln repeater GB3VL. That was as far as I got with ATV until a recently.

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New QTH page added

M0NWK amateur radio station QTH - Newark on Trent

New QTH page added to M0NWK website

I’ve just added a new QTH page to my website that contains latitude, longitude, grid square and WAB square details.

Click here to view.

Numbers stations

Welcome to the weird world of numbers stations

Known to exist since World War I, numbers stations are believed to have been used or still being used, for transmission of coded messages to intelligence officers operating in foreign countries.

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Working GB3IW repeater on the Isle of Wight using my Baofeng GT-3TP MK3

In August 2016 I had the pleasure of visiting the Isle of Wight for a two-week family holiday.

I’ve visited the Island many times since being a small child and love coming here as it is such a beautiful island and there is so much to see and do. There was one difference with this holiday though – I took along my new Baofeng GT-3TP MK3 multi-band 2m / 70cm handheld transceiver.

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