Month: March 2011

QRSS – I was right, 40m is better than 30m

I posted an entry to this blog a couple of days ago about my 40m QRSS transmitter which I left online that night.  I wasn’t grabbed by anyone and so I planned to have it running during the weekends because I was advised that W4HBK’s Pensacola Snapper generally switches to 40m on Friday nights. I […]

QSO365 in the press

I posted an entry to the blog a few days ago where I reproduced an article about QSO365 that appeared in Practical Wireless magazine.  PW isn’t the only place that this website has been mentioned in. The following piece appeared in the March 2011 issue of RadCom and is reproduced with kind permission of the […]

Days 73, 74 and 75 – The 50’s American Diner

Day #73 started off with a 20m QSO with YO3FTI, Andrei in Romania before I changed to 80m and worked Chris, G4LOP near Skegness and then SP3BQC, Jurek in Poland. On day #74 I was purely on 80m for the 3 QSOs I had with DO1WRB, DD6AJ and G3RED, Wolfgang, Michael and David respectively. I […]

EchoLink, D-Star and QSONet (CQ100)

EchoLink EchoLink software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio’s communications capabilities.  There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 162 of the world’s 193 nations […]

QRSS on 40m. It’s got to be better than 30m.

I’ve mentioned QRSS a few times and have put together a good page all about it on the Martello Tower Group website which you can read by clicking here.  I’ve tried running it on 30m from this QTH either through my long wire or a cobbled together dipole in the loft but neither method has […]

Days 70, 71 and 72 – Two more DXCCs and the SolderSmoke book

These have been three good days on the wireless, a bit of voice, a bit of data and a couple of new DXCC entities have appeared in the log. After work on day #70 I slapped the radio onto the PSK section of 40m and worked Luca, IZ3NWP near Venice before changing to 80m where […]

QSO365 has a Twitter account

Currently I post all my updates via Twitter using the account of the Martello Tower Group but I thought that perhaps the QSO365 project should have an account of its own so I’ve created one. Over on the right of the page you’ll see a blue button that says “Follow me on Twitter”.  If you […]

First QSL card received

On Friday I received my first QSL card for the QSO365 project from JY4NE in Jordan from a QSO made on 28MHz on day #50.  Let’s hope this is the first of many. Of course this also shows off my wireless, the MFJ-434B voice keyer and microHam USB Interface III very nicely.

QSO365 Sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons

The sharp eyed among you may have noticed a banner which appeared at the bottom of this blog a couple of weeks ago.  I’m very pleased to announce that QSO365 has been sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons Ltd. The following article was published in the April 2011 edition of Practical Wireless magazine. Martin has […]

Days 67, 68 and 69 – Another new DXCC

Day #67 was another one of the early start, late finish days.  Before heading out to work I had a QSO with WB1ABQ in Vermont on 40m and then just before midnight I had QSOs with CT2KCG and K1LPS, also both on 40m. Day #68 started early with me working YY6IEA in Venezuela on 40m […]