For The Builders Out There

Fellow Coastal Ham Radio member VE7KWK passes along a link for those of us who like to get out the soldering iron and create a new toy to play with.


Ham radio numbers dwindling

CBC News interviews Mike Johnson VE1MWJ who is trying to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio, “our numbers are dwindling” he says

A ham radio probably isn’t the first form of communication a person thinks about in an emergency, but sometimes, it’s the only one that works. Continue reading

New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes


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