Ham Happenings Sept 8

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2018 Pacific Northwest DX Convention

2018 Pacific Northwest DX Convention
 
Place: Inn at the Quay, in New Westminster, BC
 


Rebecca VA7BEC here. Today, I’m wearing my Orca DX and Contesting Club secretary’s hat.  Continue reading

Throw Back Thursday

This is taken from the CARF (now known as RAC) Repeater Directory from 1990.  You will notice tones were not in use back then.

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The following link will give the full Canadian Listings.

https://ve3ips.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/carf-1990-repeater-directory1.pdf

My thanks to VE3IPS for supplying the information.

 

“It’s not real Ham Radio!” by Chris G7DDN

(This a a bit of a long read, but it opens up a lot of questions where this hobby is going these days.  Comments are open on this – what’s your opinion?)

A Pioneering Background

I was musing recently on the wonderful history of Amateur Radio, from the early pioneers with spark transmitters and the race to get the first signals across the Atlantic, up to the Microwave enthusiasts who developed the way forward for space communications and satellite technology (and, whisper this, mobile phone technology!) Continue reading

WSJT-X Version 1.9.0

The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a Release Candidate of WSJT-X Version 1.9.0. This is a second beta release, so it’s called v1.9.0-rc2. A first candidate release, v1.9.0-rc1, has already been tested in the field by a small test group. A General Availability (GA) release of v1.9.0 will be announced at a suitable time in the near future. After that time you should no longer use any -rc# candidate. Continue reading

I’m glad to see they were having fun with FT8 but…..

With Club log reporting that more then 1/2 of today’s contacts are made by FT8 (Feb 2018) I’m wondering how many out there understand this is a low power mode. As you can see by Randy’s latest video they don’t seem to follow the steps below, but their having fun and maybe that’s what it’s all about. Maybe I’m missing something, should you really crank it to 100 watts to make a contact?? Continue reading

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