• [G3XBM] Corfu Beer

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    Corfu Beer

    Posted: 22 May 2022 09:01 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/corfu-beer.html

    So far this week, we have had blue skies and warm sunshine and a very
    pleasant heat. A cold beer has been very welcome.

    8m beacons

    Posted: 22 May 2022 08:53 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/8m-beacons.html

    There is a growing interest around the world in the 8m band for propagation research.
    The band is between 10m and 6m, at the transition between HF and VHF.
    Sadly, the few beacons there are there are on different frequencies and
    In my view, they would be far more use if they all included an FT8 sequence
    and were all on a single USB dial setting (different audio tones so they
    are not on top of each other). They could be on 24/7 and widely monitored
    with ease by many.
    Personally, I think we would all benefit from this. Propagation research
    would be greatly advanced.
    FT8 works with weaker signals than CW, WSJT-X software is free, and even
    very brief openings get spotted.

    Sunspots - Monday May 23rd 2022

    Posted: 22 May 2022 08:36 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/sunspots-monday-may-23rd-2022.html

    Solar flux is 165 and the SSN 138. A=11 and K=2.

    Ultra simple RX for 80m or 40m

    Posted: 22 May 2022 06:36 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/ultra-simple-rx-for-80m-or-40m.html

    This is one of the most simple designs that you will ever find for 80m or
    40m RX. It will readily scale to 160m or 60m. I went on to make a
    transceiver version based on an idea from W2UW (SK). Imagine that - a
    complete transceiver using just 1 FET (see the FETer).

    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/hf-mf-and-lf/homebrew/80m-or-40m-regen-rx .

    70cm activity contest

    Posted: 21 May 2022 09:28 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/70cm-activity-contest.html

    Results for this activity contest organised by the RSGB have just been published.
    See https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfresults.pl?Contest=432MHz%20UKAC&year=2022 .

    EI7GL's blog

    Posted: 21 May 2022 09:27 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/ei7gls-blog.html

    John's blog always seems to have interesting stuff on it. He has news of
    the 40 and 60 MHz bands as well as much more. On the web version of my blog
    is a link to the EI7GL blog is on the right.

    Sunspots - Sunday May 22nd 2022

    Posted: 21 May 2022 09:26 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/sunspots-sunday-may-22nd-2022.html

    Solar flux is 167 and the SSN 110. A=10 and K=4.

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