• [G3XBM] 2m/70cm handhelds

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    2m/70cm handhelds

    Posted: 06 Aug 2021 02:10 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/08/2m70cm-handhelds.html

    Beofeng handhelds seem to be very popular and inexpensive, although the
    quality control seems poor: some are fine, whereas others seem "flaky". Although hardly ever used, I have Yaesu ( not Trio!! Thank you Keith) VX1
    and VX2 dual band handhelds. These we considerably more expensive, but are
    very small and reliable. Many have found longer antennas are useful. I
    guess it depends what they are used for.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/vhfuhfmicrowaves/vhfuhf-commercial-rigs/yaesu-vx2 .

    Rally cancelled

    Posted: 06 Aug 2021 03:24 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/08/rally-cancelled.html

    The Flight Refuelling ARS rally on Sunday (August 8th) has been cancelled.

    10m FT8 QRP mostly RX (Friday)

    Posted: 06 Aug 2021 02:13 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/08/10m-ft8-qrp-mostly-rx-friday.html

    Apart from a very brief period on TX with 2.5W, I am on 10m FT8 RX for a change. 1 person in southern Portugal spotted me on TX and at 0900z I have spotted 7 stations on RX.
    UPDATE 1112z: 46 stations spotted so far today. Furthermost is 5T5PA
    (3791km). Most look like Es propagation.
    UPDATE 2014z: Now QRT. 120 stations spotted today with the furthermost
    PU2TXZ (9579km) in Brazil.

    Sunspots - Friday August 6th 2021

    Posted: 05 Aug 2021 10:49 PM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2021/08/sunspots-friday-august-6th-2021.html

    Solar flux is 74 and the SSN 36. A=2 and K=1.

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