The Robots are Here! (KH6JF and the Waveglider!)

KH6JF – HF Voyager – photo (c) from the Jupiter Research Foundation – http://jupiterfoundation.org/ http://www.jrfarc.org/hf-voyager/ A short while ago, Mike, KJ4Z wrote a guest blog about a “DX-podition”. This has now happened exactly as Mike wrote about, and also developed VK0LD, the 100% remote controlled and satellite linked autonomous DX-podition to Heard Island – http://www.arrl.org/news/the-other-heard-island-dxpedition-vk0ld Jupiter Research Foundation – the “Waveglider” – Image (c) from N6FW’s…

The Future of DX-ing and DXCC: ROBOTS!

I’ve been grappling with this for a few years, ever since I was involved with fund raising for VK0EK. I don’t think the average DX-er really knows what a big job it is.  The funniest thing about this blog post is that it came about while sipping a very nice Uinta Detour Double IPA and just sitting back and thinking – musing about the…

Announcing the World’s First DX-Podition

Mike, KJ4Z, here.  This is the first of a series of guest blog entries I’ll be doing about the future of technology in ham radio in general, and DXing in particular.  I’d like to thank Rich for all the interesting conversations we’ve had over the years and for this opportunity to share my thoughts with his readers. As long-time readers of Rich’s blog may…