Bombing of Darwin

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DARC held a field day on 19 February to commemorate the 77th year since the bombing of Darwin Brian VK8BL and his team set up at the Qantas hanger in Philips St, which was bombed in 1942.Contacts were mainly made … Continued

FT4 beta release

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Phil VK8VWA reports that there is a new mode out called FT4. It’s currently beta release. It’s a contesting version of FT8 with a 6 second T/R sequence. It will be interesting to see if it overtakes FT8.   More … Continued

The truth about space junk

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I’m a fan of ‘Conversations’ on ABC, with Richard Fidler (and now also Sarah Kanowski). This week (10th April) Richard’s guest was the a space archaeologist, Dr Alice Gorman. It’s a fasinating conversation with mention of Amateur Radio and the … Continued