• [G3XBM] 10m FT8 RX yesterday

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    10m FT8 RX yesterday

    Posted: 19 Sep 2021 04:13 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/09/10m-ft8-rx-yesterday_20.html

    In all, 121 stations spotted on 10m FT8 RX yesterday.
    It is getting back in its stride again.
    South America seems pretty regular in the evening.

    PSKreporter maps

    Posted: 19 Sep 2021 10:25 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/09/pskreporter-maps.html

    This is a resource I find really useful. Although I use it mostly with
    FT8, it supports many modes.
    My WSJT-X automatically uploads what I receive here. It means I can see (on another PC in the lounge or bed!) in graphical form the stations I am
    When on FT8 TX I can see which stations are spotting me.
    See https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html .

    10m FT8 RX (Sunday)

    Posted: 19 Sep 2021 11:27 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/09/10m-ft8-rx-sunday.html

    It is now 0820z and I have been on 10m FT8 RX for about 10 minutes. So far,
    3 stations spotted with the furthermost IK8UKA (1649km).
    UPDATE 0920z: 11 stations so far spotted on 10m FT8 RX today.
    UPDATE 1038z: 28 stations spotted.
    UPDATE 1744z: 77 stations spotted. All in Europe so far. Furthermost is
    SV1EBV (2263km).
    UPDATE 1826z: 92 stations spotted with the furthermost PY2XYZ (9585km) in Brazil.

    ICOM IC-9700

    Posted: 18 Sep 2021 10:53 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/09/icom-ic-9700.html

    If I had money to burn, this is a VHF/UHF rig that I might consider. It covers 2m, 70cm and 23cm, all modes. It is an SDR transceiver. It is
    similar to the IC-7300 in ergonomics. I have an IC-705 that seems to do all
    I want.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/vhfuhfmicrowaves/vhfuhf-commercial-rigs/ic-9700 .

    Sunspots - Sunday Sept 19th 2021

    Posted: 18 Sep 2021 11:26 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/09/sunspots-sunday-sept-19th-2021.html

    Solar flux is 74 and the SSN 11. A=11 and K=0.

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