• [G3XBM] ON4KST chat?

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    Roger G3XBM's (Mainly) Amateur Radio Blog

    ON4KST chat?

    Posted: 03 May 2022 10:39 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/on4kst-chat.html

    This chatroom is often used to set up skeds etc. When I tried to log in
    earlier it came back with a 404 error and said, "not found". This may be
    just a temporary glitch. I hope this is just temporary as I normally post
    news of my 8m tests here as well as my blog.
    See http://www.on4kst.com/chat/start.php .
    UPDATE 1740z: All working again - thankfully.

    That free PDF G3XBM project scrapbook

    Posted: 03 May 2022 04:07 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/that-free-pdf-g3xbm-project-scrapbook.html

    It is pleasing to say that this book is on target to be completed by the
    end of May.
    My intention is to collect all my projects into a freely downloadable PDF
    book. I shall add the link on this blog and send it to the major radio magazines. I want this to be freely available so you can share my fun. It
    is a scrapbook as it is full of ideas that I am sure can be improved by experimentation.
    Nothing would give me more pleasure than if someone took my projects
    The reason for the free PDF is to avoid the copyright issues that might
    arise with a printed book. Also it means I can add additions and
    corrections easily at any time.

    10m QRP WSPR TX (Tuesday)

    Posted: 03 May 2022 09:11 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/10m-qrp-wspr-tx-tuesday.html

    As my 10m antenna is free, I am again on 10m WSPR with the W5OLF 500mW TX beacon. It is now 0842z and, so far, no spots yet .
    UPDATE 0923z: Still no spots.
    UPDATE 1611z: 4 unique stations have spotted me with the furthermost
    FR1GZ (9724km).

    8m experiment (Tuesday)

    Posted: 03 May 2022 10:53 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/8m-experiment-tuesday.html

    Yesterday was hopeless with no stations spotting me and no stations
    As May goes on, Es should get better and more common. With my QRP, I am not expecting great things, but most active 8m stations in Europe should be in range at some time. There are also a number of stations monitoring , if not able to TX.
    At the moment (0828z) I am on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 TX.
    My usual pattern is TX FT8 in the first period around 1950Hz audio for
    about 30 minutes, then go on just RX for about 30 minutes, then QRT whilst
    the rig cools, then repeat.
    UPDATE 0926z: No spots given or received yet. Currently RX only.
    UPDATE 1030z: Currently QRT as the rig cools. Back on FT8 TX (40.680 MHz
    USB dial) at 1100z. No spots still today.
    UPDATE 1550z: Back on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 TX. My earlier attempts on
    8m FT8 TX and RX have been unsuccessful today. I hope I catch some Es at teatime. It often peaks around noon and teatime - no idea why.
    UPDATE 1748z: It looks like today will pass without any 8m spots.
    Currently RX only.

    Sunspots - Tuesday May 3rd 2022

    Posted: 02 May 2022 11:32 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/sunspots-tuesday-may-3rd-2022.html

    Solar flux is 112 and the SSN 69. A=6 and K=2.

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