HADARC’s mid monthly meeting was packed out. We had three visitors and a larger than usual membership turnout.
The focus was on what software we can use to enhance our radio experiences and aid in the shack. Before we discuss what we learned, I must say there was a distraction as we opened up a storage cupboard and went through some old books and magazines. It was indeed popular and many were taken home to be read and enjoyed. Some dated back to the 1960’s.
Let’s have a look at some of the helpful Apps that were kindly shared by members and especially Carmel VK2CAR.
DMR Brandmeister Hoseline App. This app allows you to listen to many digital modes across the world. It runs on Android but not IOS.
Droidstar App. This software connects to M17, Fusion, DMR, P25, NXDN, D-STAR reflectors and AllStar nodes. Runs on Android by not IOS.
Windy App. This App allows weather analysis and visualisation and is really helpful to show lightening with sound and shaking of the phone when a strike hits anywhere across Australia. It Runs on Android and IOS.
Peanut App. On the Peanut you can talk with HAM amateurs around the world via an Android device, network radio or Windows PC. It’s not for IOS.
Spectoid App. Spectroid is a real-time audio spectrum analyzer with reasonable frequency resolution across the entire frequency spectrum. Runs on Andriod by not IOS.
Blitortung App provides real time lightening visualisation. Its runs on Android but not IOS.
So, if you want to find the source of that lightening crash, try an App. If you want to listen to some digital without spending a penny, then try one of these Apps.
HADARC Monthly meeting
Did you know that Commercial RTTY systems were in active service between San Francisco and Honolulu as early as April 1932 and between San Francisco and New York City by 1934? Hasn't digital radio come a long way since then!
Next Monthly meeting is to be held on March 28th at Mount Colah. We will hear from Rob VK2DIO. Rob will be presenting on Digital and how to use this new frontier of radio. Rob will be accompanied by Tony VK2BTL who will talk about the practicalities of his DMR, including the good the bad and ugly of the setup process.
Finally, HADARC is pleased to have another new member join the club. Poojith YU3YPP is studying in Australia for a year and has joined HADARC to share his international and local experience on radio. Welcome Poojith !
We look forward to welcoming you joining at HADARC.
73’s for now. Let’s keep radio Active!