• [G3XBM] 10m simple sideband transceiver.

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    10m simple sideband transceiver.

    Posted: 14 Jul 2022 05:26 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/07/10m-simple-sideband-rig-transcever.html

    Before my stroke got in the way, I had every intention of making a simple transceiver for 10m sideband.
    Originally, I was thinking of a DSB rig, but these days a better bet might
    be a phasing SSB. A synthesiser chip and low cost micro-controller might
    allow full band coverage and other bands with minor changes.
    In my mind, this was to have been a small, single PCB design, much like a
    small Heathkit Lunchbox. It would make a neat and low cost club project.
    Sadly, although I had some ideas, much of the design remains to be done. In
    the next few years 10m will be very good. Antennas for 10m are small and
    fit in most gardens. Even CB verticals and wire dipoles work well.
    If you are in a position to finish this, I would be very pleased.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/hf-mf-and-lf/homebrew/10m-simple-sideband .

    10m QRP FT8 (Thursday)

    Posted: 14 Jul 2022 07:25 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/07/10m-qrp-ft8-thursday.html

    As 8m has been quiet for a few days here, I am today on 10m QRP FT8 with
    the FT817ND. So far, my best is a spot by 4Z5TK (3515km).

    UPDATE 1015z: 30 stations have spotted my 10m QRP FT8 today and I have
    spotted all over on FT8 RX (see photo).
    UPDATE 1425z: 447 stations spotted on RX and I have been spotted by 61
    unique stations.

    Blame it on old age!

    Posted: 13 Jul 2022 10:40 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/07/blame-it-on-old-age.html

    Yesterday I was about to put a photo on of me testing a loop antenna in the garden at our old house in 2013. Then I checked and found that I had posted
    a very similar photo only a few weeks ago!! The trouble is I post in
    various places and can't remember where the photo has been posted. Blame
    it on old age.

    Sunspots - Thursday July 14th 2022

    Posted: 13 Jul 2022 10:35 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/07/sunspots-thursday-july-14th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 165 and the SSN 101. A=5 and K=1.

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