Re-learning HTML with new skills CSS and JAVA

a calculator

Many years ago I worked for a web developer, we used Filemaker Pro. If you have never tried Filemaker I strongly advise giving it a go as it is the most amazing program, yes its a data management suite but so powerful with the ability to be cloud based as well as phone apps; it’s free to try 🙂

I digress a little, but in the process of rebuilding my website I have been learning new skills and re learning some old ones, oh boy HTML has changed a lot over the years.

On my journey I found a great website that has been walking me through creating an online calculator. I thought it might be nice to have a little Amatuer radio formula here for people to learn and play with, if you interested in JAVA or CSS have a look here: its a great website with easy to follow tutorials.

Learning Morse Code

I’m going back to the drawing board and going to attempt to learn morse code.. any tips would be great 🙂


  • Don’t send faster than you can receive.
  • Make sure that the frequency is clear before you call CQ.
  • patience and be polite.
  • Practice prior to transmitting CW.
  • Send at the speed of the receiving operator.
  • Use the minimum power you need to communicate.
  • Only operate on the permitted frequencies.
  • Keep transmissions brief.
  •  be prepared to learn.

Made with ❤ with Elementor

Part 2 of the uBitX build, it works :-)

The uBitX from HFSignals, great transceiver.

After 3 very late night the uBitx is is 90% done, I video’d the whole process see it here

I am so impressed with the performance for a rig that costs less than a cheap handheld radio! if you have questions just shout me up via youtube comments 🙂

The uBitx 4 band HF Radio has landed :-)

I have the radio ready for testing will it work? or have I mixed up the ribbon cables:-) Thanks for dropping by, Im building the very popular uBitX SSB Radio. I have listed the links to all the parts I have used in the build below. I hope you build your own as this has been a blast so far in part 1! thanks to Bill Meara and Pete Juliano for the podcasts that led me here and a very special thanks to Bill G4KKI now sadly SK for sending me a pixie all those years ago, look what you did! 🙂

The Gazlabs website is here

The Gazlabs blog is here

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The uBitx Board

The case

Soldersmoke youtube

Pete Juliano youtube

Lets un-box the DX Commander multi-band portable vertical antenna!

I struggle to make any sense of HF in my location, so I have decided to try portable. DX-Commander have the very popular HF Multi-Band Vertical. its a straight forward no nonsense approach that is very capable.. watch this space 🙂

If you would like one of your own check out the fab website @ 


SDRplay Limited has announced the launch of a new Software Defined Radio product – the RSPdx.

The RSPdx is a replacement for the highly successful RSP2 and RSP2pro SDR receivers, which have been extensively
redesigned to provide enhanced performance with additional and improved pre-selection filters, improved
intermodulation performance, the addition of a user selectable DAB notch filter and more software selectable attenuation
steps . The RSPdx , when used in conjunction with SDRplay’s own SDRuno software, introduces a special HDR (High
Dynamic Range) mode for reception within selected bands below 2MHz. HDR mode delivers improved intermodulation
performance and fewer spurious responses for those challenging bands.
The SDRplay RSPdx is a single-tuner wideband full featured 14-bit SDR which covers the entire RF spectrum from 1kHz to
2GHz giving up to 10MHz of spectrum visibility. It contains three antenna ports, two of which use SMA connectors and
operate across the full 1 kHz to 2 GHz range and the third uses a BNC connector which operates up to 200MHz.
The RSPdx also features a 24 MHz ‘plug and play’ reference clock input which allows the unit to be synchronised to an
external reference clock such as a GPS disciplined oscillator (GPSDO)
Due to its exceptional combination of performance and price, the RSP family of receivers have become very popular, and
the RSPdx builds on the learning and feedback from many thousands of users across the amateur, scientific, educational
and industrial SDR community.
As was the case for the other RSP family members, SDRplay will work with developers of the popular third party SDR
receiver software packages to maximise compatibility. SDRplay will also provide multiplatform driver and API support
which includes Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Raspberry Pi 3 and 4.
The RSPdx will be available to purchase in the next few weeks and is expected to retail at approximately £159 GBP or
$199 USD (excluding taxes).
For more information visit the SDRplay website on
About SDRplay:
SDRplay limited is a UK company and consists of a small group of engineers with strong connections to the UK Wireless
semiconductor industry. SDRplay announced its first product, the RSP1 in August 2014



The SDRplay RSPdx is a complete redesign of the popular RSP2 and RSP2pro multi-antenna receiver. It’s a wideband full featured 14 bit SDR which covers the entire RF spectrum from 1kHz to 2GHz. Combined with the power of readily available SDR receiver software (including ‘SDRuno’ supplied by SDRplay) you can monitor up to 10MHz spectrum at a time. The RSPdx provides three software selectable antenna inputs, and an external clock input. All it needs is a computer and an antenna to provide excellent communications receiver functionality. A documented API allows developers to create new demodulators or applications around the platform. RSPdx Multi-antenna port 14-bit SDR

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