Month: May 2013

Logbook of The World QSL rates

I signed up with the ARRL Logbook of The World program a couple of years ago and I upload my log after every period of operating as all it takes is a simple click in Aether, my logging software.  At that time, my return QSL rate was rather low and it took a while for […]

Two hours of 20m WSPR on a Sunday evening

Power output: Somewhere between 150mW and 200mW. Coax: 30m RG213 Aerial: Broadband Hexbeam at 35ft AGL beaming pointing west Best DX: KB9AMG at 6,378 km (3,963 miles) at 31,890 km/Watt

One hour of 30m WSPR on a Sunday afternoon

Power output: Somewhere between 150mW and 200mW. Coax: 20m RG213 ATU: SGC Smartuner 8m 450 ohm open feeder Approx 65ft doublet, sloping E-W, 30ft AGL at the east end, 20ft at the west end Best DX: OE6WSF at 1,185 km (736 miles) at 5,925 km/Watt  

Running WSPR (and QRSS) at 200mW

I’ve written a fair bit about WSPR in the past and posted reports of where my signal has been heard using just five watts output.  I’ve also written about QRSS including details of the transmitters I’ve built and shown reports of where I’ve been captured. A few weeks ago I heard about a new QRSS kit […]

JT9 – JT65 on steroids?

A few months ago I heard about a new data mode from Joe Taylor, K1JT called JT9.  I looked into it and even tried calling CQ a few times on 40m using it but with no replies and no sign of any activity.  I quickly gave it up as a bad job but before long […]

Statistics – April 2013

Looking back over my records for the past three years, April is always one of the quieter months of the year and it’s no exception in 2013. I was hoping for a few more QSOs over the months but over 700 is still a good total. In April I worked five new entities, these were […]