SOTA – Allermuir Hill GM/SS-171

The path from Hillend. New Queensferry Crossing in the distance.

This is my local hill from home, so is easy to get out to for a quick activation. Andrew G4VFL had posted that he was going to be up Schiehallion with his father, and was keen to try 13cm from there – so he had a few takers! I decided to go for Allermuir as it’s also line of sight to Schiehallion, just over 100km.

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FUNcube1 reception on the cheap

Woooo – techie stuff! Receiving signals from the FUNcube1 educational / amateur radio satellite on a very cheap system – receiver cost £10, computer cost £35. (It’s an old monitor so that doesn’t count!) I will no doubt blog this stuff properly on my web pages in due course. Fun fun!

computer bits

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