• [G3XBM] SHF rig from ICOM?

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 11 08:29:43 2022
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    SHF rig from ICOM?

    Posted: 11 Mar 2022 04:40 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/shf-rig-from-icom.html

    ICOM may be developing an SHF rig.
    They have been doing some experiments at 5.6GHz and have asked for inputs.
    At one time microwave bands seemed far too high to be of interest from the major Japanese manufacturers.
    Back in the 1970s we were amazed when the Liner 2 transformed 2m SSB for
    the masses.
    See https://www.icomjapan.com/lp/shf/ .

    10m FT8

    Posted: 11 Mar 2022 04:53 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/10m-ft8.html

    At 0640z my 10m FT8 has been turned on. No spots yet.
    UPDATE 0804z: Just 1 spot on RX so far.
    UPDATE 0919z: Just 2 EUs spotted on RX so far. 1 station has spotted my QRP
    on TX (G0FWX 160km).
    UPDATE 1205z: 50 stations spotted on 10m FT8 RX today.
    UPDATE 1218z: Back on QRP 10m FT8 TX again. 3 spots earlier today. 2 just
    UPDATE 1252z: RX only again. 68 stations spotted.

    Sunspots - Friday March 11th 2022

    Posted: 10 Mar 2022 10:25 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/sunspots-friday-march-11th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 127 and the SSN 90. A=10 and K=3.


    Posted: 10 Mar 2022 06:10 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/rally.html

    As far as I know, this rally is on. My advice is always check with the organisers beforehand!
    Sunday March 13th - Hamzilla Radio Fest in Sandwich, Kent. See
    www.hamzilla.uk .

    DP0GVN (Antarctica) on 10m WSPR

    Posted: 10 Mar 2022 06:04 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/dp0gvn-antarctica-on-10m-wspr.html

    The German Antarctic Research base has been copied several times today on
    10m WSPR.
    See https://www.awi.de/en/expedition/stations/neumayer-station-iii.html

    10m WSPR QRP (Thursday)

    Posted: 10 Mar 2022 01:53 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/10m-wspr-qrp-thursday.html

    At the moment I am on 10m WSPR with 2.5W for 20% of the time. So far, 3 unique stations have spotted me (furthermost TA4/G8SCU 3010km) and I have spotted one G.

    UPDATE 1330z: So far today, I have been spotted by 7 stations and I have spotted 10 stations.
    UPDATE 2130z: 18 stations have spotted my 10m QRP WSPR today and I have spotted 22 stations (see chart). I shall try FT8 tomorrow.

    Sunspots - Thursday March 10th 2022

    Posted: 09 Mar 2022 10:41 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/sunspots-thursday-march-10th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 115 and the SSN 89. A=5 and K=1.

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