• [G3XBM] Echolink

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 18 14:59:34 2022
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    Roger G3XBM's (Mainly) Amateur Radio Blog

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    Echolink

    Posted: 18 Apr 2022 07:27 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/echolink.html



    It is a while since I have tried Echolink. With Echolink on your phone or
    PC, you can access repeaters on the other side of the planet, often used by locals to talk to others on VHF or UHF handhelds. You can even buy network radios that use the internet as the main bearer.
    I have an Android handheld with PTT that looks and feels just like a VHF handheld. I have to admit it is not used often as I prefer experimenting
    with "real" radio!
    If you cannot have big antennas or amateur radio in the conventional way,
    this may be a way to keep in touch.
    See
    https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/other-amateur-radio/network-radio .

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    Web SDRs

    Posted: 18 Apr 2022 08:31 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/web-sdrs.html


    It is often interesting to see how others receive you in their part of the world. Also, on the other side of the world, the bands can sound quite different. These days, we can take a peek by listening to various web SDRs. Also, when local noise levels are very high, it allows us to hear the
    distant station without the QRN.
    Recently, there is a new one in Iceland.
    See http://bjarg.utvarp.com/ .
    See also http://websdr.org/ for a list.

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    10m WSPR QRP TX (Monday)

    Posted: 18 Apr 2022 01:22 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-wspr-qrp-tx-monday.html


    Yet again, I am on 10m WSPR TX with my W5OLF beacon. Several spots by local G4KPX (14km) who I think must have been away over Easter. As yet, no DX. I think Richard goes on 10m WSPR briefly then chooses another band or goes
    QRT.

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    8m experiments (Monday)

    Posted: 18 Apr 2022 11:23 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/8m-experiments-monday.html


    After a brief FT8 TX period on 40.680 MHz USB dial (no spots of me) I am
    again RX only, but will go on TX if there is any sign of Es. On RX, nobody
    has been spotted so far. I need a decent Es opening!
    UPDATE 1415z: My 8m power goes down with time, so I TX for a period, RX
    FT8 for a period, turn everything off, TX for a period, then RX again. So
    far today, no spots on RX or TX on 8m. Currently on 40.680 MHz FT8 TX.
    UPDATE 1658z: DX at last!! EI9KP (649km) has spotted me strongly on FT8.
    This is the first time I have been received beyond the local area. I think
    this was Es. At -5dB on FT8, this is encouraging.
    UPDATE 1827z: QRT.

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    Sunspots - Monday April 18th 2022

    Posted: 18 Apr 2022 01:11 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/sunspots-monday-april-18th-2022.html


    Solar flux is 135 and the SSN 74. A=11 and K=2.

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  • From Jim Stewart ...@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 19 07:37:15 2022
    XPost: rec.radio.amateur.equipment, uk.radio.amateur


    It is a while since I have tried Echolink. With Echolink on your phone
    or PC, you can access repeaters on the other side of the planet, often
    used by locals to talk to others on VHF or UHF handhelds. You can even
    buy network radios that use the internet as the main bearer.
    I have an Android handheld with PTT that looks and feels just like a VHF handheld. I have to admit it is not used often as I prefer experimenting
    with "real" radio!
    If you cannot have big antennas or amateur radio in the conventional
    way, this may be a way to keep in touch.
    See

    echolink has nothing to do with ham radio

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