• [G3XBM] Operating Pedestrian Portable

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    Operating Pedestrian Portable

    Posted: 01 Apr 2022 06:02 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/operating-pedestrian-portable.html

    Even though it has been snowing here today, better weather is coming after
    what has seemed a very long and dark winter. One of the fun ways to enjoy
    our hobby is pedestrian portable from some nice location. Quite a few
    people enjoy Summits on the Air (SOTA) or Parks on the Air (POTA).

    There is a good choice of rigs these days. I would definitely recommend
    using a counterpoise as this can make a lot of difference. If there is a
    chance of people walking nearby watch the trip hazard! Often the rig and antenna can be oriented to get the best signal.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/other-amateur-radio/pedestrian-portable .

    10m FT8 RX (Friday)

    Posted: 01 Apr 2022 01:39 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-ft8-rx-friday.html

    This afternoon, I hope to re-erect the 10m antenna, when the 8m dipole is erected. At the moment, it remains mostly on the ground! I hope to be on
    10m FT8 RX shortly.

    Sunspots - Friday April 1st 2022

    Posted: 01 Apr 2022 01:35 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/sunspots-friday-april-1st-2022.html

    Solar flux is 149 and the SSN 84. A=27 and K=3.

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