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.
LOTW has issued a new ADIF file and included in it is the new FT8 mode along with a few others. I used TQSL yesterday and uploaded all my FT8 contacts with success. Your good to go if you have been saving them for LOTW to get up to speed. eQSL and QRZ.com have been accepting for awhile now.
Gord – VE7FKY
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released. Continue reading
Want to take part in the solar eclipse the ham radio way? Check this out. Continue reading
As many of you know CHR has had many posts about young people and are they still interested in Amateur Radio. While looking for posts to put on the website I came across this interesting piece. Albeit the story dates back some seven years this post is about a girl and amateur Radio. Although her interest is in satellite communication this article is almost a primer for any new ham and what you need to get up and running. Continue reading
Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic Canada inspires people to be more prepared for emergency situations. Continue reading
Here is a new digital mode that comes to you from the makers of JT-9 and JT-65.. Called FT-8 (Franke-Taylor design, 8FSK modulation)
A weak signal mode that is not as sensitive to JT-65/9 but definitely something that will work when voice and CW will not. This is an introduction to someone who has never heard of it, or never has used JT-65 before. It may not be for everyone, but everyone should try it. Continue reading
The digital mode FT8 has caught on, luring many using the popular JT65 weak signal mode.
The WSJT-X 1.8.0 beta software has the FT8 mode described as fast with an entire QSO taking about a minute, which is four times faster than JT65. Continue reading
When I was more involved in the club scene a few years ago and we were doing courses the question seemed to always come up “How do we get more younger people involved in this great hobby.” Continue reading