I’ve had an HF rig for a while, but I didn’t have a transmitting antenna. So I finally put one up.
Today was a radio day, and I did some very fun things.
I’ve been interested in meteor scatter for a long time. But this weekend is the first time I’ve been able to attempt contacts.
I took down the SDRBox for now. And then I brought it partially back up.
I finally put together a 6m station.
I like older radios. I think part of it is nostalgia from when I had my first ticket (late ’80s/early ’90s, KB5KHR). But they’re also easy to work on. And radio hasn’t changed much in 30+ years. So I decided to bring a rig into the 21st century.
Yesterday I felt like repairing radios, so that’s exactly what I did.
I’ve rebuilt the SDR system from the ground up and it’s online. If you want to know all the details, grab something to drink because this is a long post.
I don’t know what happened, but Raspbian (the Linux-based OS which runs on the Raspberry PI) somehow lost its network connection. So I’m rebuilding it from scratch.
I replaced the faulty network cable and brought the SDR system back up.