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
Received an email this morning from Twitter advising we had a new follower to our twitter feed. Noticed in the bio that Twitter sent this chap was indeed a ham. Continue reading
Interesting videos by Cliff (N4CCB) explaining why QRP works plus a demo.
Hand-carried QRP Antennas, by Peter Parker VK3YE, is the new book that takes the mystery out of portable antennas.
After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths.
Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given. Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy.
Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.
Hand-carried QRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices (free software available if you don’t have a Kindle). It’s Peter’s second book, following on from the popular Minimum QRP, released last year.
More information: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/handqrp.htm
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vk3yeradiobooks/
(Ed note: found on Southgate ARC)
The interest in QRP activities is everlasting in amateur radio community worldwide.
QRP radio communications testify high ability of radio amateurs, and offers advantages concerning, among others, the reduction of QRM on the amateur bands.