Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

160m WSPR to Europe

Did an overnight RX/TX on 160m... got my first reception report from the UK!
















There were 33 unique stations that reported receiving my WSPR TX





























and there were 19 unique received stations that I reported ....


Sunday, November 12, 2017

FT8

FT8 is quite a mode,  tons and tons of activity and with PSK Reporter you get almost instant access to where you are being heard. 

Today I have been active on 18m below each icon represents a unique country that I received.    I uploaded a total of 2,683 signal reports in the past 12 hours ....



















And each flag below represents a signal report from my 5 watt TX!




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Log Book Update

Been busy ......going to have to come up with a better way of recording the LOGS!!!!!

For the record since the last " log book update " 



























Friday, October 27, 2017

FT8

Yeah ,  I am now one of those guys.  Hey who doesn't love a mode where you can hit the " CQ Button" ,  go grab a cold beer and when you return wella ,   a QSO to log!   

Was messing with the FT8 mode @ 10w on 40m for a couple of hours after midnight today. Each of the dots represents a country I was hear in during that time! 





















Picked up an FT850 and a Sound Link just to put together something that was CAT,  an easy way to interface to the PC for the PSK modes as well as soemthing that I could easily access over the Internet if I choose to do so.   Originally I was thinking a Linear but decided that I would get more enjoyment out to the new rig and digital modes!    Maybe next year I will go QRO! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

160m Ears

Being new to 160m its been super interesting to watch the propagation especially as Summer turns to Fall turns to Winter.   Sufficed to say during the day this band is pretty quiet but there is a little bit of propagation here and there ....decoded this at  17:46 UTC ( 13:46 est ) .






Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Retiring the 14avq

Compared the 14avq 40/20/15/10 trap vertical to the 40m 1/4 Vertical again.   This time both antennas had 8 radials cut to frequency.   Hands down the 1/4 Vert blew away the 14avq by 5-6 db or 2 S Units!   All the details follow ....

IMI is the 1/4 Vert and LDP is the 14avq both WSPRs are at 200 mw.



















The 1/4 Vert had way more reports over a 24 hour period.







 Spots map ... unique reporters. Red is the 1/4 Vert Blue is the 14avq and green is both heard.















DX 10 graph...














DX 10 table