Monday, January 26, 2015

Comparison X108 vs TJ5A

I came across this video by VE3FAL.

Here is TJ5A and X108 on 20 meters for SS. 500hz filter in place on X108, no filter on TJ5A but a 400hz filter option is available. TJ5A very quiet receive, X108 a bit raspy but still good signal strength. Once again same antenna windom at 30' on both radios.

10 meter this afternoon with 500 milliwatts.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

SIM31

I do like SIM31. It’s a good mode for QRP and more sensible than the standard PSK31. Activity is not really great. Most stations are on 20 meter (14067 KHz) and I heard some on 10 meter. That’s it. Another thing and a urgent question is: why are there so much updates for the software? Almost every day. It’s annoying me, especially because when go for an update on the web site of ON4NB I get an advertisement web site. Even with my pop up killer, this one comes through. I know he wants to make money, I can understand, but this is unsolicited. I like to decide for myself if I want to click on an advertisement. So please stop it.

Monday, January 19, 2015

PSK31 & SIM31

Yesterday I worked Lichtenstein on 20m HBØAA with PSK31. Today I was early with SIM31 on 20 meter and worked RQ7R, SQ3JVN, EA3SI, UR3LOS and R3ZC.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

SWL day

Today I let JT65-HF run on 10 meters. No TX, only monitoring. 2 stations from South America.