That moment when you discover a use for an old (rotten!) mic cable (or how to make a programming cable for an FT-90R using an Arduino!)

Since setting up my ‘new’ shack, I’ve been using my Yaesu FT-90R for 2m/70cm FM.  I must have bought it the late 1990s and it was used extensively in a mobile environment, moving from car to car for a number of years right up until I replaced it with my FT-857D when that got replaced… Read More That moment when you discover a use for an old (rotten!) mic cable (or how to make a programming cable for an FT-90R using an Arduino!)

That moment when the new guys’ interests reinvigorate yours … (or how I received SSTV from the ISS!)

I may have mentioned somewhere on this blog that I’ve been licensed since I was 18 years old; young for this hobby we call Amateur Radio.  That comes with some pros and some cons … One pro is that after 24 years, I like to think I know what I’m doing (kind of!), one con… Read More That moment when the new guys’ interests reinvigorate yours … (or how I received SSTV from the ISS!)