What began as a “let’s-see-if-we-can-do-this” effort resulted in successful Amateur Radio contacts on 475 kHz in early August by two Canadian operators aboard the sailing vessel Hakuna Matata off the coast of British Columbia. The accomplishment may be an Amateur Radio first. Mark Mattila, VA7MM, and Toby Haynes, VE7CNF, equipped Mattila’s 31-foot offshore-equipped Beneteau sloop with the gear …
Title says HF, but I meant “DIGITAL MODE” which can be used on 6 meters as well as HF.
At the time of this video, the solar index chart on QRZ shows poor band conditions across the board, high noise level, but I have very strong signals rolling in on FT-8 at 9:23pm in Florida.
Has FT-8 taken over the 6 meter band? Check out this short video.
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Commencing yesterday evening until late Monday night, the Martello Tower Group will be operating as GB5RC, where the RC stands for Radio Caroline, from the MV Ross Revenge, moored in the Blackwater Estuary, near Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/july/gb5rc.htm
Ofcom has kindly agreed to the Special Special Event Station (SSES) call sign GB17YOTA for the Gilwell Park camp. Ofcom has also agreed that Clubs who are participating in YOTA through local events may use the suffix /YOTA with their normal Club Licence call sign for the duration of the YOTA event, which runs from […]
For the full article, http://rsgb.org/main/blog/yota-2017/2017/08/01/ofcom-allows-suffix-yota-for-clubs/
On Saturday 5 August 2017, I will make the ‘HamSphere 4.0 British Contest 2017’ and try to contact as many opérators as possible on 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/august/british-contest-next-saturday-on-hs-4-0.htm
Word has it that the new digimode FT-8 will be switched on for Logbook of the World log uploads sometime this week.
A new mode I happened to learn about and practice. This is great for poor conditions, QRP or contests on digital. Not as sensitive as JT-65/9, but twice as fast. FT-8 can be done the same way you do PSK or RTTY or JT-65. A radio, an interface, and the software.
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