• [G3XBM] 10m WSPR QRP TX (Tuesday)

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    10m WSPR QRP TX (Tuesday)

    Posted: 07 Jun 2022 08:36 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/10m-wspr-qrp-tx-tuesday.html

    Today, has been my best day on 10m WSPR TX for very many years. There is a
    lot of Es about and my 500mW from the W5OLF beacon has been spotted by 45 unique stations.

    8m experiment (Tuesday)

    Posted: 07 Jun 2022 08:31 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/8m-experiment-tuesday.html

    My QRP TX on 40.680 MHz USB dial FT8 was turned on at 1116z.
    UPDATE 1527z: Spotted by 7 stations today so far on 8m FT8 TX. My best
    day yet.

    The future

    Posted: 07 Jun 2022 04:08 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-future.html

    Yesterday, I expressed my views on Yaesu. I may be very wrong, and hope I
    However, these are the inevitable facts that we have to face:
    Many radio amateurs are retired.Within 20 years many will have died or be
    in care homes.The pool of amateurs able to buy new commercial radios will probably diminish considerably.Many of the big Japanese amateur radio manufacturers will no longer be interested in amateur radio.Low cost manufacturers will dominate.Many amateur radio dealers will leave the
    market or go bust.There will be fewer dealer adverts.Some amateur radio magazines will go and those that remain will struggle.In my view, I think
    we are in for hard times ahead in our hobby. We have to attract and keep younger people or we risk the hobby just dying out.

    My view is the real future is in self training and research. Radio amateurs
    can do research for nothing. By self training we grow future radio
    engineers who are hard to find.
    The future is in our hands.

    Sunspots - Tuesday June 7th 2022

    Posted: 06 Jun 2022 10:45 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/sunspots-tuesday-june-7th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 96 and the SSN 45. A=10 and K=2.

    10m QRP WSPR TX (Monday)

    Posted: 06 Jun 2022 02:32 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/10m-qrp-wspr-tx-monday.html

    As the 10m antenna is again free, I am on 10m WSPR TX with 500mW from my
    W5OLF beacon. It is now 0933z and I have been on for about 30 minutes. So
    far, just spots of me by OE3XOE (1233km).

    8m experiment (Monday)

    Posted: 06 Jun 2022 02:59 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/8m-experiment-monday.html

    As we are going out later, my QRP TX operations today may be limited. The
    last 2 days there has been lots of Es around and I have been spotted by 6 unique stations on 8m QRP FT8. Just spotted by EA3ERE (1133km) in Spain
    and HC02 (1808km) SWL in Portugal so far.

    How it all started

    Posted: 06 Jun 2022 01:32 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/how-it-all-started.html

    Way back in 1961, my dad bought me a Heathkit Electronics Workshop for Christmas. Little did I know then that this would later become my career
    and lifetime hobby.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/hf-mf-and-lf/commercial-rigs/heathkit-electronics-workshop


    Posted: 06 Jun 2022 03:05 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/06/ft819.html

    From the outset let me say this does not exist and is probably not even in
    the minds of Yaesu designers. I cannot believe that I originally posted my ideas as long ago as 2010!! This is a Photoshop mock up.

    Actually I think Yaesu has totally "missed the boat" and we will never see
    a proper successor to the FT817ND and FT818. Most were totally underwhelmed when the actual FT818 came out. What a missed opportunity! We are again on
    the solar up-slopes, this time towards solar peak 25.
    These were the specs I was hoping for 12 years ago!
    Yaesu already has an SDR architecture in their FTDX10. They could reuse the FT817ND mechanics. Instead they have let ICOM have the market with the
    IC-705. I cannot see Yaesu making a fortune now, sadly.
    I give Yaesu 5 years to leave the market or go bust.
    Let us hope I am wrong.

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