Category: QRSS

Days 364 and 365 – Some QRSS and a bit of everything to wrap up QSO365

It feels a little odd to be writing this final regular update for QSO365.  It really doesn’t seem like a year ago that it all started and I’m a little relieved to be posting this update, knowing that the project has been a resounding success with not only a QSO made every day of 2011, […]

Band conditions – wallop, what happened there?

Today is Saturday. I woke up and got up around 08:00, at 08:15 I was on the wireless giving away a few points in the CQWW RTTY contest.  I only operated S&P and in 45 minutes I’d worked 25 stations starting off on 40m and switching to 20m after a while.  I worked all over […]

Now it’s time to run QRSS on 80m

Having had lots of fun running QRSS on both 30m and 40m I decided to try another band so a few weeks ago I ordered the 80m QRSS kit from QRP Labs and it was almost completely assembled within an hour of me receiving it – I documented that in the blog post here.  It […]

Days 139, 140 and 141 – Fun on the Martello Tower

Day #139 was very nearly my downfall due to an unforeseen circumstance.  I got home from work, had my tea and headed off to the Colchester Radio club with my lad to see a practical demonstration of the CW leg of the 80m CC contest.  All was going well until I had a ‘phone call from a […]

QRSS – G0PKT is back

Earlier this week I noticed that G0PKT was missing when I ran my occasional QRSS grabber on 30m so I asked around the QRSS community and it turned out that it hadn’t been heard for a few days. I contacted Tony, G0MBA who checked and found that the power supply which the transmitter was running […]

Days 130, 131 and 132 – Playing QRSS

I’ve only worked four stations over the three days but have been playing QRSS again. On day #130 I first spoke to ON5KQ, Ulli on 40m – I was only using 10w for this contact and then I had a chat with Terry, G4BFS up near Norwich on the same band.  Terry was using a […]

Days 115, 116 and 117 – QRSS grabbing on 40m

I started off day #115 by working Roger, ON7TQ on 40m.  He had a huge pileup going and was spending a couple of minutes talking to each person so it took a while to work him but it was a nice QSO once I did. Conditions seemed so nice on 40m that I decided to […]

A day without the internet and an 80m QRSS transmitter

I woke up yesterday morning to find the worst possible scenario (except perhaps for a zombie apocalypse).  The internet had failed!  I tried rebooting my modem and even went as far as resetting it but not only was it not connecting to the internet, I couldn’t even connect to it. So I arranged to have […]

My 40m QRSS transmitter spotted warming up

I put my 40m QRSS transmitter on air over the weekend as I do sometimes and was most intrigued to be sent the following capture. Colin, G6AVK who’s in Rayleigh, Essex (not too far from me) had been monitoring at the time and spotted my transmission when it first came on air.  You can clearly […]

G6NHU’s occasional QRSS grabber

I am running a QRSS grabber.  It’s not going to be active all the time so I’ve called it “G6NHU’s occasional QRSS grabber” It will be on when I’m not using the radio, generally during the day and overnight with the band changing between 30m and 40m depending on how I feel.  If there are […]