• [G3XBM] French amateur success on 8.27kHz

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    French amateur success on 8.27kHz

    Posted: 06 Feb 2022 07:29 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/french-amateur-success-on-827khz.html

    F5VLB has been received in Todmorden, UK by Paul Nicholson. Jean-Marie was using a 75m base earth-electrode antenna. Paul was integrating the signal
    which had to remain stable for a very long time (days). This is, I am sure,
    the first reception of a French amateur outside France below 10kHz. Huge congratulations to both stations. This is a result of hard work by both.

    Classic QRP transceivers

    Posted: 06 Feb 2022 06:30 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/classic-qrp-transceivers.html

    Nothing compares with working hundreds or thousands of miles on an
    ultra-simple QRP transceiver that you made yourself.

    The challenge is often trying to make the simplest rig that actually works. Often it is receiver that is the weakest link. With modern rigs, mW signals
    can often be dug out of the noise.
    One classic is the Pixie and its predecessor the Micro80. Pixie kits can
    often be bought from China at stupid prices. These work and allow real
    QSOs, but they are let down by the RX. The challenge is to get a rig where
    the RX is up to the job. Often I do not call CQ in case a weak signal I
    cannot hear is already there. With QRP, calling others is often a better approach.
    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/hf-mf-and-lf/homebrew/8040m-pixie-and-micro80-transceivers .

    6m FT8 QRP (Sunday)

    Posted: 06 Feb 2022 08:02 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/6m-ft8-qrp-sunday.html

    In a few moments I intend to go on 6m FT8 with 2.5W. Unless I get a
    response I shall be RX only.
    UPDATE 1354z: 6 stations spotted on RX (all G) and 1 station spotted on
    TX - G0PQO (50km).
    UPDATE 1600z: At last some activity outside G. EA1GCM (1098km) spotted. 7 stations spotted today on 6m FT8 RX.

    10m QRP WSPR TX (Sunday)

    Posted: 06 Feb 2022 05:35 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/10m-qrp-wspr-tx-sunday.html

    In a few moments I intend to go on 10m WSPR TX with 500mW from the W5OLF beacon.
    UPDATE 1330z: 3 unique stations spotted. Furthermost is EA8BFK (2880km).

    Sunspots - Sunday February 6th 2022

    Posted: 05 Feb 2022 11:46 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/sunspots-sunday-february-6th-2022.html

    Solar flux is 126 and the SSN 91. A=12 and K=3.

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