Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Halley's comet debris

METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET. Meteor count 21.45 CET with radar echoes: 5/m (300/h) so a good time for QSO’s on 6 or 2 meter with JT6M. Especially tomorrow in the early hours.

HF antenna down

The HF antenna (HyEndFed) is down because of painting activities around the house. Now my only antenna is my 6 meter antenna.

Friday, April 29, 2016

What's in the macro?

What’s in the macro? I made some BPSK31 qso’s on 40 meter. I worked DJ4TW, OE5CNM, G7DEY, DL5CE, IZ1ELQ and OK2AM. I do have several macro’s: short and extended. But what to choose? When I answer with a short macro and they reply with an extended version I feel silly. Next qso I will choose the extended info. But when they answer shortly, I feel silly again. One of the stations answered on my short reply: “Ok, a short qso” Oh boy. I can’t do real time with the keyboard. It takes too long. But when someone have a type license and can type quickly then it’s something you can do.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WSPR 40 m

WSPR today on 40 meter. Good propagation in the evening. I was also spotted by Bas PE4BAS who is with holidays in OZ. (Bork Havn JO45du)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Driver license [Not Amateur Radio]

It took some years (50) but finally I passed for my driver license. Actually, I never needed a license. I lived always near a train station and my YL can drive. But now I can drive myself.