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
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
Still using that obsolete SWR/wattmeter and antenna tuner? Get ready for your future. Coming in March. Continue reading
As you have heard me say before just because the various propagation programs say a certain band is poor don’t give up on it. And so be it, it happened again today for me on 15m. Continue reading
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
(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
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/
Coastal Ham Radio and it’s entire membership would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2017.
In the best interest of safety were going to move our December Christmas coffee slated for tomorrow to a ring in a News Year coffee January 10, 2017 at Timmies at 10am. No coffee gathering tomorrow.
RAC has made the following announcement:
Allan Munnik, VA7MP/VE7RMP, was appointed as the new Director for the British Columbia/Yukon Region
Congratulations Al, a fellow CHR member. Continue reading