• [G3XBM] UK 8m permits

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 26 11:52:22 2022
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    UK 8m permits

    Posted: 26 Mar 2022 07:22 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/uk-8m-permits.html


    As I understand it, 3 people in the UK have already got 8m TX permits.
    Others could follow.
    The coming Es season could be interesting. Certainly at least 2 will be on
    FT8 and a single USB dial setting will be needed, so just monitoring this should help with reports and QSOs.

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    2m FT8 QRP (Saturday)

    Posted: 26 Mar 2022 08:05 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/2m-ft8-qrp-saturday.html


    It is now 0930z. After a brief TX period with 2.5W to the big wheel (4 Gs spotted me), I am now RX only, but nobody spotted yet.
    UPDATE 0948z: 6 stations spotted on RX with the furthermost DJ0PY (453km). UPDATE 1505z: 46 stations in 6 countries spotted so far on 2m FT8 RX today.

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    Sunspots - Saturday March 26th 2022

    Posted: 26 Mar 2022 02:30 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/sunspots-saturday-march-26th-2022.html


    Solar flux is 112 and the SSN 50. A=10 and K=1.

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    2m FT8 QRP (Friday)

    Posted: 25 Mar 2022 03:23 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/2m-ft8-qrp-friday_25.html


    This evening I have been on 2m FT8 with 2.5W to the big-wheel omni. 15 stations have spotted me on TX and I have spotted 8 stations on RX.

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    6m FT8 QRP (Friday)

    Posted: 25 Mar 2022 01:43 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/6m-ft8-qrp-friday.html


    It is now 0840z. For about an hour I have been on 6m FT8 initially with
    2.5W to the vertical omni V2000 with just one G spotting me. Since then I
    am RX only. Just 2 G stations spotted.

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    10m WSPR QRP TX (Friday)

    Posted: 25 Mar 2022 01:32 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/03/10m-wspr-qrp-tx-friday.html


    When I am on 6m FT8 QRP I keep forgetting the 10m antenna is free and I can
    go on 10m WSPR TX with the stand alone W5OLF WSPR beacon. Today I
    remembered!
    After about an hour just spots by G4KPX (14km) and no DX.

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