As promised, the WSJT-X Development Group has announced a new “candidate release,” WSJT-X 2.0 rc1. This beta version of the popular digital mode suite incorporates many new FT8 and MSK144 features that will be of particular interest to the Amateur Radio contesting community. It incorporates all FT8 DXpedition Mode changes already developed in WSJT-X 1.9.1. Continue reading
Amel sends along the following on up coming events
Hi all, Happy Monday!
Important dates coming up for the ARDF (please check website for more details www.ardf.ca): Continue reading
Time to disconnect the antennas, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Metro Vancouver.
Keep safe everyone
Electronics Notes has just launched a new page on “How to Use an SWR Meter.” As there are many misconceptions and myths about SWR, we have tried to look at the topic and detail how to use an SWR meter and also how to interpret the results.
GB Times reports a tiny Chinese satellite is orbiting the Moon and allowing radio amateurs to download images
(This could be an interesting one to follow. Way back when modern devices couldn’t throw out interference but moving ahead to today it seems in many cases the modern device is winning out over interference in RF spectrum. Wireless charging is becoming big so it will be interesting on how this plays out.) Continue reading
Here’s an interesting article I came across on the use of 146.52. Thanks to VE3LDG for tweeting this link. Continue reading
FT8Call is a derivative of the WSJT-X application, restructured and redesigned for keyboard-to-keyboard message passing. It is not supported by nor endorsed by the WSJT-X development group Continue reading
ARRL report the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH Continue reading
Good morning dear ARDF fellows,