• [G3XBM] Sunspots - Tuesday May 10th 2022

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    Sunspots - Tuesday May 10th 2022

    Posted: 09 May 2022 11:12 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/sunspots-tuesday-may-10th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 117 and the SSN 71. A=8 and K=0.

    OFCOM consultations

    Posted: 09 May 2022 08:23 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/ofcom-consultations.html

    OFCOM is consulting on Short-Range Devices and 26 GHz and 40 GHz uses. See
    the OFCOM website for details.

    How times change!

    Posted: 09 May 2022 07:56 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/how-times-change.html

    When I was first licenced in the late 1960s, I wanted a Codar AT5
    transmitter. At the time it was the state of the art. This was a valved
    12W AM/CW transmitter. I never had one.
    I had the companion T28 RX, which was rubbish. I think the pair were really meant for mobile use, as most mobile in those days was on 160m AM. My T28
    was a university prize for a VLF project on whistlers. It ended up as a 4-6
    MHz IF for a VHF converter. I recall hearing USA stations on 2m via Oscar 6
    and Oscar 7.
    I also had an Eddystone EC10 receiver. Apart from the mechanical
    construction, this too was rubbish.
    We have come a long way since those days. Today, you can buy a multi-mode transceiver with internal batteries covering 160m -70cm. In fact, this has
    been available for more than 20 years!

    8m experiment (Monday)

    Posted: 09 May 2022 01:11 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/8m-experiment-monday_9.html

    All quiet today so far, with no spots given or received.
    UPDATE 2010: A quiet day. No spots given or received. Now QRT.

    10m WSPR TX beacon (Monday)

    Posted: 09 May 2022 01:31 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/10m-wspr-tx-beacon.html

    All seems pretty quiet so far with just multiple spots of me by TA4/G8SCU (3010km). I think this is single hop F2 rather than Es.
    UPDATE 2014z: 3 unique stations spotting me (2 in the Canaries and 1 in Turkey).
    UPDATE 2030z: The Canary Is stations are still spotting me! I wonder what time this will end?

    Sunspots - Monday May 9th 2022

    Posted: 09 May 2022 01:08 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/sunspots-monday-may-9th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 119 and the SSN 89. A=6 and K=3.

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