The N6BT DXU-32 … I have had two occasions where I was able to test my fantastic 40M phased vertical array against other antennas. I say fantastic only because when you compare the height requirements and maintenance requirements, the phased array has tremendous bang for the buck. The DXE DV-40-P … First I compared it […]
Don (VE7AEO) brought in his new compact SDR HF Radio to show off. Don reports the receive is as good as as his Japanese radios. He hasn’t played around with the transmit side yet. Continue reading
The Dutch Society has met with the communications regulator Agentschap Telecom to discuss the serious problem of pollution of the RF spectrum by devices such as solar panel installations and LED bulbs Continue reading
The following link are the Mexican emergency Frequencies.
Came across this interesting blog post about the Whisper mode. If you haven’t heard about this mode or have and don’t really know much about take a few minutes and read through it. I know I learned a couple of things that I hadn’t thought about, but once I read it oh yes that a good reason to use it.
After days of suspenseful quiet, huge sunspot AR2665 finally erupted on July 14th (0209 UT), producing a powerful M2-class solar flare. Continue reading
Once again the annual (the 9th) ’13 Colonies Special Event’ will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th.
The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 15, will be eligible for the certificate.
A “Clean Sweep” indicator will be affixed for those lucky enough to “Q” all 15. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. New since 2015, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station. GB13COL will operate from Durham, England.
The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. They will also offer a special QSL card printed just for this event. There should be at least two stations from each on the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams.
The U.S. original 13 colonies are CT-DE- GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA.
Special events stations mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD), K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), and K2M (PA). All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. 2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of operation should be represented – SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satellites. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station.
For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and on how to obtain the special certificate.
May 16 update to JT65 HF HB9HQX is now ready for download. If you haven’t tried this different mode you should give it a try. It’s like watching paint to dry but once you tried it your hooked. With the bands not in good shape this is one mode that still can get through in when others can’t.
Chung, VA7YM, will be active as YJ0YM from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035) between April 6-17th. Continue reading