Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 10
1
NEAR-Fest XXXII - October 14 & 15 2022 / NEAR-Fest SDR
« Last post by W1RC on May 13, 2022, 10:15:56 PM »
Welcome to the NEAR-Fest remotely operated Software Defined Receiver (SDR).  This one covers from 10KHz to 30.0 MHz. 

It is located at my home in Marblehead Mass.

http://192.168.1.248:8073/

If mine is down or you want one with a better antenna try Damon WU1T?s SDR in Salem MA, approximately 1.7 miles from my QTH: http://beefy.fun:8073

Here are the operating instructions: http://kiwisdr.com/ks/using_Kiwi.html

Here is a database of the SDRs online: http://kiwisdr.com/public/

Here is the world map: http://rx.linkfanel.net/

Here are more detailed instructions: http://kiwisdr.com/quickstart/index.html#id-user

The main feature of the KiwiSDR is that it connects to your router and is accessible either on your network only or via the Internet.  If you want an SDR that connects to your computer and uses software on it you should like at the SDRPlay SDRs also from the UK. Their web site is here: https://www.sdrplay.com/products/
In the US the SDRPlayreceivers are available from Ham Radio Outlet.  The entry level RSP1A is $125.00. https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015965 and their top model, the RSPDuo that features two independent tuners, is just under $300.00. 

Still want a KiwiSDR?  There is a shortage right now but I found this one in the UK.  ?216.63 plus ?18.00 postage. https://www.hamradio.co.uk/sdr-seeed-studio/seeedstudio/kiwisdr-10-khz-to-30-mhz-web-interface-pd-13595.php

Have fun and E N J O Y!
3
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by Whoz Your Daddy on May 08, 2022, 02:40:18 AM »
Always room for improvement.... no doubt... At least we were inside..,warm & all hanging together.
I'm Greatful,
4
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by Bri on May 03, 2022, 06:05:55 PM »
I can't say a great time was had by all.

It's too bad some people couldn't behave and respect other players. I thought musicians were above pettiness.....but I guess not.

Sad really because there are some great musicians that come to NearFest. However many stay away from the jam because the jam is just an "altered state" fueled testosterone volume war. I'm not throwing stones because I've done the same in the past. If I couldn't fight it, I'd join it.

That's no longer my attitude. We're all getting older and I'm not interested in leaving crappy jam performances for future festers to hear. I'd rather leave something where people think "Well, that was ok; I'll go and have some fun and meet some new players"

I truly appreciate Rick bringing the PA but because of the acoustics of the hall and the volume wars it was overkill. He did his best. When the volume would go to 11 he would bring up the mics and then the amps went to 11. Rinse and repeat.

I would propose in the future there be a 2 part jam where part 1 would start @ 7pm or earlier with minimal PA, acoustic instruments and for those with electronic instruments: LOW POWERED/LOW VOLUME amplifiers.

Part 2 could start @ 9pm for the volume 11 crowd. Why 11? because it's 1 louder than 10.
And to some that makes sense.

One other thing: Who was the young lady that was trying to sing with us?
She had a very good voice when we could hear it over the volume war.

Last thing:The recording is way to big (@170mb) to upload here and I'm just not interested in spending a bunch of time editing out the dead air and garbage. If you want the file give me drop access to your google drive/Dropbox/whatever account and I'll send it. It's the first 3 hours of I believe 5 hours) of mind numbing material.
 
Just my 2 cents, your milage may vary.


Bri
5
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by DrOptigan on May 03, 2022, 12:33:07 AM »
A great jam was had by all! Thanks to everyone who made it, or tried to make it, and put up with my singing and keyboard playing. The room definitely had a fair amount of resonance to it, but we still managed to make it (mostly) work.

Hey all,
I'd post the recording I did of the jam but it's way over the size limit.
It's mostly the first 4 hours trimmed down without the 40 min. level adjustments by the players and removing dead air and go nowhere noodling.

I'll see if I can chop it up into chunks so I can.

Bri

I would be interested in that recording, as usual. Meant to set up my own recorder, but wasn't sure where I'd put it. Will have to invest in a little tripod, methinks. I know Rick had a GoPro camera recording, and I'd be interested in seeing some of that as well.

Bri, Rick, et al!

Glad to read the Jam went well.  As usual I was dead tired and crashed relatively early.  I am not sure what building we will be using in the Fall but will let you know when it has been determined.

Have a great summer, all!

MisterMike.

Yeah, it was an interesting experience. Oddest part was not having much seating, and not being able to use the chairs near the seminar area didn't help. Granted, we didn't have too many people watching us this time, but that may not be the case next time around, and it'd be nice if they had places to sit. In any case, I can't wait for the next jam, wherever it might be held.
-Adam
aka the guy who may be bringing the Big Red Farfisa next time
6
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by W1RC on May 01, 2022, 01:56:53 PM »
Bri, Rick, et al!

Glad to read the Jam went well.  As usual I was dead tired and crashed relatively early.  I am not sure what building we will be using in the Fall but will let you know when it has been determined.

Have a great summer, all!

MisterMike.
7
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by Bri on May 01, 2022, 10:59:05 AM »
Hey all,
I'd post the recording I did of the jam but it's way over the size limit.
It's mostly the first 4 hours trimmed down without the 40 min. level adjustments by the players and removing dead air and go nowhere noodling.

I'll see if I can chop it up into chunks so I can.

Bri
8
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by Whoz Your Daddy on April 30, 2022, 06:47:15 PM »
Wow, Another great Nearfest! Yes, a bit windy on friday...
Fun jam! Nice to be in a warm buiding again!
Great job everyone!
Thank you Mr. Mike & Team!
Fall will be here before you know it....
See you all again soon!


Thank You!
Rick Allen
KA1VNJ
9
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by Whoz Your Daddy on April 28, 2022, 01:28:44 AM »
Ok, This is starting to sound like a party!!!!

Bill M. got the e-drums, I have a decent size pa with plenty of mics and stands!
Welcome back to the party Brian!!!
I will need a bit of help moving pa stuff tho!
Gonna setup close to the new jam building. So easy in and easy out with the PA.
If anyone has any questions..... Now is the time!
Post them here!

Again, thank you Mr. Mike & Team!


Rick Allen,
KA1VNJ
10
NEAR-Fest XXXI - April 29 & 30, 2022 / Re: Ham Jam!
« Last post by AA2OZ on April 27, 2022, 10:02:30 PM »
Bri!
Welcome back.
Of course, now I need I need to scour the flea market Friday to find a knob that goes to 13. Otherwise, I might not be loud enough ;).
See everyone soon.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 10