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Nifty kits from K5BCQ

In the comments to one of my postings about the K1EL, Tom, K9AC mentioned that I might want to look at K5BCQ's list of kits. Indeed, they seem really cool, and very reasonably priced. I am particularly interested in their Si570 controller, and their Morse controller, but there are lots of other nifty little gadgets there too. Bookmarked for the future.

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NavSpaSur Lunar Imaging by DF6NM

While recovering from my brief outpatient procedure yesterday, I was surfing around, looking for the ChirpHell and ChirpPix programs that some people mentioned in the context of creating the Hellschreiber IDs that I saw yesterday. A bit of Googling revealed that they were written by DF6NM, so I did some more websearching, and as soon as I found this page:

NavSpaSur Lunar Imaging by DF6NM

I forgot entirely about ChirpPix. This page is all about using the reflections from the NavSpaSpur radar fence to generate actual pictures of the moon. Very, very neat. I should think about this, it seems like a very nifty project.

He also seems to have done some interesting work in the LF spectrum.