Monthly Archives: October 2017

CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest 2017

Strange as it might seem, I’ve never put in a good solid single band entry into the CQ WW SSB contest.  If you look at the recent addition to this site, my contest results page then you can see that … Continue reading

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DXCC on 17m using FT8 – Fifty entities worked so far

My challenge to work DXCC on 17m using FT8 is coming along nicely – I’ve now worked fifty separate entities as follows. Although I’m not going to go out of my way to get them confirmed because Logbook of The … Continue reading

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SCC RTTY Championship 2017 – The results

Back in September I put an entry in to the SCC RTTY Championship and I’m happy to report that the results are out and can be seen in full here. I entered the single operator 15m section and I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Increasing transmitter output power – What effect does it really have?

Power is always an emotive subject so I thought it would be interesting to review transmitter power levels and see what difference increasing power makes to your signal. To start with we need to look at how signals strength is … Continue reading

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Accurate time keeping on an Apple Mac or Raspberry Pi for WSPR/JT65/JT9/FT8

If you use any of the data modes for QSOs such as JT65, JT9, or FT8 or if you operate using WSPR then you’ll know how important it is that your computer clock is accurate.  Anything more than a couple … Continue reading

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