Month: September 2019

Yihua 937D+ 60W Soldering Station.. Bargain !

A while ago my 20 year old Weller soldering station finally gave up. I sent the unit away to a Weller agent for repair but the unit was returned to me with a  service note read “uneconomical to repair”. I looked at a brand new Weller unit but they are so expensive now..way over £200…


Satellite ACARS reception on L-Band with JAERO.

  A friend of mine wanted to monitor aircraft ACARS data transmissions from the Inmarsat  “Alphasat” 4a-F4 satellite. He asked me to build a DIY antenna for his proposed ground station. The test equipment we were using was a simple sdr radio dongle, a windows laptop running JAERO software and some antenna hardware which will…