• [G3XBM] 10m WSPR TX beacon (Sunday)

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    10m WSPR TX beacon (Sunday)

    Posted: 10 Apr 2022 07:14 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-wspr-tx-beacon-sunday.html

    At the moment I am on 10m WSPR TX with 500mW from my W5OLF beacon. So far
    just local spots.
    UPDATE 1412z: 5 stations spotted. Furthermost is TA4/G8SCU (3010km).

    8m tests continue

    Posted: 10 Apr 2022 08:10 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/8m-tests-continue.html

    At the moment I am on 8m FT8 TX on 40.680 MHz USB dial. So far, just 1
    local spot of me. Later I shall be just on RX.
    UPDATE 0836z: RX only now on 8m FT8 on 40.680 MHz USB dial. Nobody
    spotted. I hope more stations in Europe manage to get 8m permits this Es season.
    UPDATE 0941z: Nobody spotted.
    UPDATE 1135z: G9PUV (158km), near Brighton, spotted on 8m FT8 this
    morning. At the strength I got him (off the side of the dipole) I don't
    think he would spot me. Maybe on WSPR?
    UPDATE 1507z: Still on 40.680 MHz (8m) FT8 RX. Just 1 station spotted
    today so far.

    Sunspots - Sunday April 10th 2022

    Posted: 10 Apr 2022 07:19 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/sunspots-sunday-april-10th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 107 and the SSN 37. A=19 and K=4.

    10m QRP WSPR TX (Saturday)

    Posted: 09 Apr 2022 07:01 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-qrp-wspr-tx-saturday_9.html

    At the moment I am on 10m WSPR TX with 500mW from the W5OLF WSPR beacon.
    So far, spots from 2 stations with the furthermost TA4/G8SCU (3010km).
    UPDATE 1343z: So far today my 500mW beacon has been spotted by 5
    different stations, in 4 countries.

    8m testing

    Posted: 09 Apr 2022 04:47 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/8m-testing.html

    At the moment, I am on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 TX. Just 2 local stations spotting me. I shall be going to FT8 RX shortly.
    UPDATE 0901z: FT8 RX only now on 40.680 MHz USB dial. EI4GNB (-9dB S/N
    near Dublin) spotted on 8m FT8 RX. Was this aircraft?
    UPDATE 1146z: No further 8m FT8 RX spots.

    Sunspots - Saturday April 9th 2022

    Posted: 08 Apr 2022 11:30 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/sunspots-saturday-april-9th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 109 and the SSN 55. A=9 and K=4.

    Zoom meetings

    Posted: 08 Apr 2022 01:58 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/zoom-meetings.html

    In the last few years, we have all got used to Zoom video meetings.

    Speaking personally, I have been very impressed with Zoom meetings. I
    cannot really drive at night - well I certainly do not like it - and Zoom meetings suit me well. When screens are shared it is like being in the same room.
    Every two weeks, the Cambridge Radio Club (CDARC) arrranges a Zoom talk. Tonight's talk was watched from a campsite in Scotland and a few weeks ago
    we had someone in Canada watching. A few months ago he gave the talk!
    I hope the CDARC continues with Zoom meetings after they return to meetings
    in person.

    4m and Es

    Posted: 08 Apr 2022 10:07 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/4m-and-es.html

    Within a few weeks (certainly in May) we will be back in the sporadic-E
    (Es) season in the northern hemisphere. 4m is now allocated in several
    European countries and my transverter is certainly capable of working
    across Europe on SSB. It is certainly capable of improvement, so do not be afraid to experiment.

    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/vhfuhfmicrowaves/homebrew/4m-transverter .

    10m Tenner QRP CW transceiver

    Posted: 08 Apr 2022 08:36 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-tenner-qrp-cw-transceiver.html

    This design is now quite old, but it goes to show that things do not have
    to be complicated to work. It was derived from my Pipit 15m transceiver.

    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/hf-mf-and-lf/homebrew/10m-tenner-qrp-cw .

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