Friday, August 5, 2022

Today's activity

Today's activity with CW. It was hard with 5 watts QRP. No spots on RBN. This was with QRO 100 watts.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A farewell to Morse Code... or not?

Keeping it alive. A story about landline/overland telegraphists in Australia. I saw this video at SLWing.com and I like to share it here on my blog. I think some of the ham radio operators are keeping the morse code alive. Of course it is decreasing because the generation that still masters Morse code is decreasing. That is of course a pity. Young people today use the internet to do business internationally.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Research Vessel "Polarstern" wspr spot

When I see DPØ I think of Antarctica and not the North Pole. But it was the Polarstern in the Arctic Ocean. They sail there for research and as an icebreaker. She spotted me on 30 meters wspr. The propagation on 30 meters was excellent last night. (5 watts - ground plane antenna)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

I keep wondering

I keep wondering what all those shortwave radio waves are. They vary in strength, and harder on some frequencies. It's annoying. But I can't find any research on it. Is it broadband over the horizon radar? Ionosphere research? Like no other I have trouble with solar panels from neighbors in the area.