Saturday, August 18, 2018

Still JT65A on 40 meter

I made some JT65A QSO’s on 40 meter. There is still activity with this mode. It was fun; I like the slowness and tones of JT65A. It is strange that the most sensitive digital mode JT9 and with extreme small bandwidth not in use is anymore. Sometimes I don’t understand ham operators. Maybe JT9 takes too much time (we are in such a hurry) is it possible for developers to increase speed? Can they combine the speed of FT8 with the bandwidth and sensitivity of JT9? That would be wonderful.

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.

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