Show And Tell At Our Monthly CHR Coffee Meeting

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

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LOTW Now Accepting FT8

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

VE7QCS and Whisper Mode

Fellow DX’ers, I thought you might be interested in this.

I’ve been running multiband WSPR for the last few days and notice that the best DX consistently opens between 2-4 am local time on 40m. Below are the spots for my station over 10,000km ranked by greatest distance. All but one of them are on 40m and in this time range. Continue reading

Ham Trip To The South

(Editors note:  fellow CHR member VE7HRA once again is on his annual adventure to the south and his visits to the hamfests.  He files the following report)

 

Oh what to do to get out of the cold BC winter?
Well let’s just head south and see what we can do that is ham related.
Ah, Quartzfest, the third week of January. Let’s dry camp in the middle of the Arizonia desert for a week. 6 miles south of Quartzsite Az. Pull of Highway 95 follow the signs and look for all of the RV’s with strange antennas sticking up. A week camping with lots of like minded folks. Seminars, demo’s, campfires, hobo stew, cast iron cooking, a hootenanny, meeting old friends and a Saturday early morning swapmeet. What could be better. Continue reading

Special Callsign prefixs for Canada’s 150 Sesquicentennial

Just to have a little fun to kick off 2017 we’re asking all Canadian amateurs if you intend to use the special event call sign for the sesquicentennial. The poll is open till January 6.

You can find out all the details of this event at: http://wp.rac.ca/special-event-canada150/