A
micro-blog
about
micro-signals

7th August 2014

Post with 3 notes

N3ZN MiniMite Paddle

New 2014 offering from N3ZN - the ZN-MiniMITE high-performance iambic mini-paddle.

6th August 2014

Post

More Cans

image

I’m appreciating my wonderful Koss KSC75 clip-on headset so much, I thought I should get another pair - since I seem to be ‘borrowing’ them from the go-kit bag for music listening (they’ll kick your earbuds’ ass). Well, in the process of finding a vendor for the KSC75, another set of clip-ons caught my eye that seemed to be slightly sturdier and have good reviews. The Audio Technica ATH-EQ300M. So, they’re on their way… Low risk for $13. Available from the usual places - Amazon, ebay, etc. Will update with how they work out, but either way, one set will be for music and the other will stay in the go kit.

5th August 2014

Video with 1 note

STFRadio International - Shortwave 6025Khz

Source: youtube.com

5th August 2014

Link with 2 notes

QSL cards: STF Radio International sets a benchmark →

5th August 2014

Post

Android Beacon

It looks like Andrea IU4APC has been busy! Just noticed this QRSS Beacon App in her Android portfolio!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iu4apc.qrssbeacon&hl=en

Tagged: qrssamateurradioham radioqrp

4th August 2014

Post

KX3 KeyAPP

Andrea, IU4APC, has added a new companion to her wonderful KX3 Companion App - the KX3 KeyAPP.  A virtual keypad for the Elecraft KX3, with 54 customizable buttons and 5 switches.

http://alphapapacharlie.com/2014/07/29/kx3-keyapp/

Download is available here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iu4apc.kx3keyapp

Tagged: kx3ham radioamateur radioqrp

3rd August 2014

Photo with 2 notes

WSPRs from Maine. Uniques by distance from the KQ2RP portable beacon. Ultimate 2 kit. 100mW into 20m Stub Matched EFHW in pine tree. Battery powered w/ GPS module & antenna for locator/time.

WSPRs from Maine. Uniques by distance from the KQ2RP portable beacon. Ultimate 2 kit. 100mW into 20m Stub Matched EFHW in pine tree. Battery powered w/ GPS module & antenna for locator/time.

Tagged: wspramateur radiohamradio

22nd July 2014

Video with 2 notes

Mt. Katahdin SOTA by NG1P

16th July 2014

Post with 1 note

Hambook? Faceham? Hamface?

From Tomas Hood NW7US:

To all Amateur Radio Operators: Facebook is now allowing Hams to add their callsign to their profile. If you want to do it, here’s how it’s done:

- 1st) Open up “Settings”.

- 2nd) Under “General Account Settings”, on the line that says “Name”, click “Edit”.

- 3rd) Enter your callsign in the space marked “Alternate name”.

- 4th) Check the box for “Include this on my timeline”.

- 5th) Save these settings by entering your Facebook password in the box marked “Password.

- 6th) Click on the box marked “Save Changes”.

- Now return to your Main page and your callsign will appear under your name.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Jul 16, 2014 — Officially licensed amateur (ham) radio operators may now use their call sign as their Alternate Name, or nickname, on their individual profiles.

Jeff KB1PNB, who works at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California found this petition on an amateur radio Facebook Group to which he belongs, and then did some research, wrote the necessary code, then got it reviewed and approved.

HUGE THANKS to everyone who supported this petition, which was originally the idea of Rich KW7PTL, without whom, this may not have happened so easily and quickly.

16th July 2014

Photo with 2 notes

Yesterday’s /m WSPR beacon results. Ultimate 2 beacon @ 100mW, GPS module for time/locator, Elecraft T1 tuner, Larsen 5/8 2m.

Yesterday’s /m WSPR beacon results. Ultimate 2 beacon @ 100mW, GPS module for time/locator, Elecraft T1 tuner, Larsen 5/8 2m.

Tagged: wsprhamradioamateurradio

15th July 2014

Post with 1 note

Git Yer Numbaz!

W2LJ Larry shared that the annual Flight of the Bumble Bees and Skeeter Hunt QRP events are fast approaching. You register ahead of time to get a number assigned.  Click here for all the details. Bzzzz!

Tagged: qrpamateur radioham radioamateurradiohamradio

14th July 2014

Post with 2 notes

WSPR-a-go-go!

First mobile WSPR beacon report! Ultimate 2 w/T1 tuner helping out the 5/8wave Larsen 2m. Nearly 6000km - not bad!
                   Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2014-07-14 23:42 KQ2RP 14.097197 -28 0 FN20 0.1 ON7KO JO21ce 5949 50

Tagged: wsprham radioamateurradio