BC clubs: Log deadline for BCQP 2018 is March 5, 2018

Hello,

This is a general reminder to clubs in BC about the log submission deadline for BCQP 2018. The deadline is March 5, 2018.

If anyone in your club participated in BCQP 2018 and intended to but has not yet submitted a log, please encourage him/her to send it in before March 5. Continue reading

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New FT-818 Yaesu is not really a New QRP rig its the same rig with a new Battery

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Yaesu has released their new update to the FT-817 after over 20 years and it’s a boring update and may not be a big success as hoped to be.

VERY DISAPPOINTING YAESU AND YOU ARE LETTING THE CHINESE EAT YOUR BOWL OF RAMEN NOODLES. 

Martin Lynch and Sons the largest UK stockist for Yaesu is accepting deposits for this $600 British pounds sterling ($1100 CAD)

The new FT-818 incorporates all the many basic and attractive features of the ever-popular FT-817ND while providing upgrades desired by many existing owners.

The FT-818 provides 6W of solid output power with external DC power source. The supplied Ni-MH battery pack (SBR-32MH) has been upgraded to now provide larger battery capacity – 9.6v/1900mAh. The FT-818 includes the build in TCXO-9 oscillator that gives the FT-818 fantastic frequency stability (+/-0.5ppm). 5Mhz band (WRC-15 frequency is also available on the new FT-818.

The FT-818 includes all the…

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Portable 2M 144 Coaxial Dipole Antenna

Homebrew 2m 144 MHz vertical 1/2 wave Coaxial Dipole antenna for QTH, SOTA & portable field operations/WICEN exercises. Materials: 7m length of 50 ohm RG58AU/CU Mil Spec coax 1 * 50 ohm BNC connector 2 * 1 metre lengths of 27 mm water pipe (Bunnings) 1 * End Cap 2 * T-piece connectors 1 * […]

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Foxes and Hounds — FT8 DXpedition Mode is in the Works for WSJT-X

02/05/2018
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

Bad news from the Bouvet DXpedition team

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