Welcome to the internet QTH of MW0MWZ.

I'm proud to say that I am a member of GW6GW, "Blackwood & District Amateur Radio Society", click Here to see the GW6GW Website.


If you are visiting here you will probably already know that I am an amateur radio operator based in Wales (UK).


On the pages contained in this site you will find some information on my setup, amateur radio in general, some usefull documents with information on antenna design and much more.


On the projects page you will find some information on whatever I happen to be working on at the moment. Well that was true but projects have stalled in favour of sorting the shack out at the moment, plus the shackfeed and website in general are projects on their own HI.


I hope you have as much fun checking out this website as I have had creating it.


73 73 de MW0MWZ!


Latest Blog Entries:

Pi-Star V3.3.7 ReleasedFri 19th May 2017 11:47 BST

Pi-Star V3.3.7 brings some interesting changes to the back end, ircDDBGateway now only runs when it needs to, rather than all or the time. The update process, has been overhauled and simplified, still some work to do here but its getting to be much better than it was. The major improvements are in the dashboard, 20170519 brings some extra functionality for P25 and YSF users, the start reflectors for both modes can now be set from the dashboard. Timezone related issues with using Pi-Star outside of UTC/BST should now be a thing of the past. If you havnt yet done so, join the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pistar/ and let me know what you thing of Pi-Star and what we can do to make it better for you!



Pi-Star V3.3.5 ReleasedTue 2nd May 2017 13:23 BST

Pi-Star V3.3.0 was quite a sizable release, since then there has been a period of relitive stability, however there have been some new features of note that have been added in the 3.3.x train. 3.3.3 brought some significant P25 / YSF improvements, and at the same time new additions to the dashboard to also support P25 correctly. 3.3.4/3.3.5 are just checkpoint releases that include the current OS updates and include the current (at the time of release) dashboard versions. I have modified the dashboard to support alternative timezones, this has been problematic for anyone more than an hour away from UTC, however I believe I am mostly through those issues, the dashboard currently appears to work like it should do. More for fun than for any practical reason, the update process now looks more like a Linux / Unix terminal (green on black) and scrolls in the browser, rather than just filling up the page. Keep having fun!!