Speaking on behalf of the WSJT-X Development Team, Joe Taylor, K1JT, has issued a progress report on the team’s efforts to develop FT8 DXpedition Mode. The new digital mode will include new and innovative features, which are detailed in a draft FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide, released on February 2. Continue reading
I was bored sitting by the Carousel waiting fro my luggage to show up and just crammed this up to give guidance to new operators what the bands are like
HF Bands Characteristics
- Late evening and night is the best time.
- Winter offer less lightning noise
- Summertime noise levels make this band difficult
- Evening/night early morning
- Best in winter
- Early evening through early morning
- Fall through Spring
This band and 20M are sometimes the workhorse bands at night 40 m is open everywhere
- Its like 40M m and like 20M
- The in between band
- CW and Digital modes only
- Open somewhere 24 hours best fall through spring
- This band can be very busy with lots of pure random and lots of signals a beam antenna can be very useful
- The in between 20M and 15M band
- Sunrise to new typically Europe and Africa…
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First let’s start with the following chain of events.
On January 31st, at 0600z, the team announced that they have arrived at Bouvet! There was fog and freezing rain that greeted them. Later that day, at 1500z, Ralph, K0IR, reported: Bouvet Island came into view at about 0600 UTC today. Continue reading
Are you tired of building pixie kits, rockmites, and other entry level ham radio transceivers that just end up sitting on the shelf or junk box in your ham shack collecting dust? Take your kit building up a notch with the KN-Q7A SSB Transceiver from CRKITS, and build a radio that you will actually want to use on the air.
The KN-Q7A is available in three bands: 80/75m (10W), 40m (10W), or 20m (5W). Between those three bands, there are 10 different frequency range options for you to choose from, thus allowing you to customize what part of the band your rig will be able to cover. Each of those frequency options will cover roughly 20KHz of the band, except for the 20m version, which covers about 30KHz.
If electronic kit building isn’t your thing but you still want to own this radio, then you are in luck. The KN-Q7A…
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(Interesting video to watch)
Todays topic, Winter Field Day 2018 Continue reading
Operators Alexey VE1RUS and Pierre VE3KTB will once again activate the Eureka Weather Station and Eureka Amateur Radio Club (probably the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world) from Eureka, Nunavut (NA-008), as VY0ERC sometime between February 4th and April 1st. Continue reading
Until now there has been only anecdotal evidence that FT8, introduced in 2017, had been adopted by many on our bands. The weak signal text mode has certainly taken over from the previous JT65, which had been favoured. Continue reading
For immediate release:
Winter Field Day is presented by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), “a dedicated group of Amateur Radio operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.” Continue reading
In Ireland we traditionally celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March.
But with radio we go world wide by getting on air following the time zones as people celebrate across the globe from 12 noon on 16th March till 12 noon on the 18th March. Continue reading