Video of Digital Communications Conference presentation on the TNC-Pi9k a Packet Radio plug-in for the Raspberry Pi computer board
The epic WSPR-carrying Canada C3 voyage of the Polar Prince to commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebration ended successfully on October 28. Over the course of the 150-day expedition from Toronto, Ontario, to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage, the CG3EXP WSPR HF beacon was received on every continent except Antarctica, CG3EXP trustee Barrie Crampton, V…
The voyage of the Polar Prince, circumnavigating Canada from Toronto to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage, came to an end with the following post: “After 150 days, we made it to Victoria! Thank you for following our journey from coast to coast to coast.”
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/voyage-of-the-polar-prince.htm
The wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands. Some suggest the popularity of modes that make it possible to contact stations neither operator can even hear has resulted in fewer CW and SSB signals on bands like 6 meters and 160 meters. Traditional modes require far more interaction and effort on the part of the operator; the new…
This is a series i’ve recently started to answer questions i’m often asked about both setting up the QRP stations for maximum performance (or minimum loss) as well as the configuration for FLDIGI. Its sort of an evolving thing right now, so Ill post as I have new material. Ill point out that I am ahead of this, already at setting antenna length for zero reactance, but its still in editing. Ill be posting here as content comes out
PART 1- The Cat Connection…
Previously, I made a couple videos introducing FT8 mode, and most recently how crammed packed it is on the bands with FT8 signals. Well, guys and gals, there are many other options if you are not aware (or maybe you are).
Ft8 is referred to as “the zombie mode”, not by me, but most all the people viewing this on the ZED. Sure, it gets you a distant contact, but there is no real “interaction” with the hams on both sides. The computer is doing it all for you..
Picture the efficiency similar…
Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The MAGIC Digital Mode For HF! For the full article, https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/goodbye-ft8-hello-olivia-the-magic-digital-mode-for-hf.585617/
On 22 October 2017 at 15:46 UTC, Alex Artieda, ZS6EME, recorded the first-ever Digital EME QSO with HB9Q on 10 GHz. This is the first Microwave EME QSO on such a high band from South Africa and operating the new digital mode QRA64D, while using only 50 Watts at the feed of his 1,5 metre dish. Later on 23 October Alex completed 10 more EME QSOs on 10 GHz.
Last but not least on 24 October, he was able to make the first-ever Digital EME QSO in 5,7 GHz (6 cm) in the RSA with PA3DZL at 11.56 UTC, and on the same day he completed 7 more QSOs on 5,7 GHz.
Hearty congratulations to Alex for his fantastic achievements and putting South Africa back on the world Microwave map.
Classes: Single Op, SWL.
Exchange: RST + QSO No.
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO, 1 point per QTC.
Multipliers: Each WAE/DXCC country once, each JA/W/VE call area once.
Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points + total QTC points) x total multis.
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