• [G3XBM] G3XBM video channel

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Sat Apr 30 00:36:41 2022
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    Roger G3XBM's (Mainly) Amateur Radio Blog

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    G3XBM video channel

    Posted: 29 Apr 2022 06:41 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/g3xbm-video-channel.html


    This is my usual reminder that I have a G3XBM video channel which has more
    data on many of my projects. Many of these videos are years old, certainly before my 2013 stroke.
    See
    https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/other-amateur-radio/video-channel .

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    10m Es

    Posted: 29 Apr 2022 04:30 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/10m-es.html


    For about an hour, I have been on 10m WSPR QRP TX with 500mW from my W5OLF beacon. Already, there have been 9 unique people spotting me. The Es season
    is underway!
    UPDATE 1130z: 12 unique stations have spotted me so far. Definitely
    mostly, if not all, Es.

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    Low cost modules for experimenters

    Posted: 29 Apr 2022 01:29 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/low-cost-modules-for-experimenters.html


    My Facebook memories for today showed the low cost 70cm AM modules that you
    can buy on eBay. Others have used the HB100 10 GHz Doppler radar modules. Others have used 5.6GHz modules for TV. I am sure there are others.

    Since my 2013 stroke, I have been unable to do much building work. For
    serious experimenters there is a lot of choice.
    These modules could form the heart of many projects and are well worth a
    look.

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    8m experiments (Friday)

    Posted: 29 Apr 2022 08:30 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/8m-experiments-friday.html


    My QRP signal has now been copied in 4 countries (UK, Eire, Portugal and Croatia). With the Es season upon us now, I should reach Slovenia OK. If I
    am copied further, that would be an unexpected bonus.
    Earlier today (around 0650z) my 40.680MHz FT8 gear was turned on. This was spotted by EI9KP (649km). It is now on RX only (no spots).
    My rig is a widebanded FT817ND and the antenna a low wire dipole.
    UPDATE 1232z: S59F (1205km) spotted on 8m FT8 RX. Definitely Es.
    UPDATE 1527z: EI9KP has copied me more than once today and at times very strongly Currently QRT (TX cooling!), but will be back on FT8 TX shortly on 40.680 MHz USB dial.

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    Sunspots - Friday April 29th 2022

    Posted: 29 Apr 2022 03:29 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/04/sunspots-friday-april-30th-2022.html


    Solar flux is 132 and the SSN 118. A=14 and K=4.

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