Friday, August 17, 2018

FTCALL

Progression goes on. FT8 has a new variation: FTCALL with keyboard rag chew possibilities. Are we fed up with short QSO’s? Do you really need a rag chew with FT8? I don’t know. Not for me really. I like short QSO’s. I hate the endless monologues on amateur bands in generally. But when you do want it, this video is crystal clear about the possibilities.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 and 13 we had the Perseid Meteor Shower. But the last few years we have had overcast so no show here. I didn’t listen to MSK144 activity as well. But I should. Now, what I did was making a kinda time lapse of a radio bursts (pings), recorded in England on 2 meter by www.meteorscan.com I recorded for a half an hour in the early morning. Yes, there was a spectacular meteor activity. It's a average of 3 - 4 per minute. Lets say 200 meteors/hour, wow not bad.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Reunion Island with 0,05 watt

Sometimes QRPp is great fun when results are fine. I was using 50 mW on 40 meter WSPR. I got reports all over Europe, but suddenly I was reported by FZ4OZ from Reunion Island with SNR -23 dB. That's really fun. Distance: 9533 km.

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