Hey, anybody here know anything about how (what gear) to go about scanning the freq’s to see if I can hear these dudes when they’re mixin it up? They do it not too far offshore (there’s a Warning area there).
FWIW, I’m diving into SDR (software defined radio?) - stretching my geek legs a bit more.
Can’t beat the entry price; if it doesn’t work then I’m only out about 40 bucks US.
See this YT
Oh HELLZ ya! I’ve been a radio nut since I was a kid! My neighbor/friend’s dad was an electronics engineer and built all sorts of stuff for him including a morse code decoder back in the day … what, forty years ago! This tech looks way more inexpensive.
I wish you guys would stop forcing me to spend money on stuff that I don’t need but really, really want
EDIT: I just picked up the whole kit on Amazon …
That’s like a weeks wages in Aussie dollars
I have my amateur radio license from waaay back in the day. I also have a lot of my father’s Ham radio equipment in the basement and have been meaning to take a look at setting it up - but there’s a lot to that and I am very out of date. Been looking at SDR for a few years but too many other hobbies are vying of my time at the moment
Any vacuum tubes? I love those things, mostly because they go in guitar amplifiers, and I remember as a kid staring into my dad’s Telefunken console, watching the tubes glow. They are seriously cool (very hot actually).
That’s how you know it’s a cool hobby!
Yeah I can’t wait; mine sitting in my porch waiting for me to get back next week