Thursday, February 19, 2015

Try WSPR on 160 meters

WSPR this morning on 160 meters 5W end fed antenna

It’s a pity that WSPR activity is low on 160 meter. Low frequencies are very interesting. I would like MF and LF also but I do not have equipment for those bands. But with a wire you can tune, with an antenna tuner, for 160 meters. I tune my 3 band end fed wire for 160m. And it works. Outside G, PA, DL, F and OZ no activity. Propagation was very good this morning and I wonder how far my signal could come. But there are no spotters. Just give it a try. You will be amazed.

Activity this morning on 160m

Monday, February 16, 2015

Over The Horizon Radar

Iran’s giant Sepehr OTH (Over The Horizon) radar project over 40% complete. We will hear from this in the future as QRM, I’m afraid. We all know about the Woodpecker QRM in the seventies and eighties.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

K1N

I'm the only ham not working K1N, I'm afraid.
I was listening for a hour with CW on 15m and 17 meter, but what amazes me is that a lot of hams don't know what working split is. Very annoying.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

JT9 40 meter

I had a nice qso on 40 meter with G7CNF (photo) with JT9. I was using only 500mW and my end fed antenna.