Monthly Archives: April 2010
Great BBC story on morse code from 2008, mentioned on the FT817 email list by Joe WB7VTY:
I rejoined the CW Operator’s QRP Club Inc. after a long absence. I was surprised to discover I’m entitled to my original membership no #56. It’s probably been almost two decades. I have fond memories of the Lo-Key magazine, but … Continue reading
Via Julian G4ILO I came across a WSPRnet report from DM1RG on his success with a newly built KGD Antenna from the German site QRP Project. I had actually ordered their other antenna project (a Multiband Fuchs antenna that enables … Continue reading
Samuel Morse was born 219 years ago. But of course credit for devising the code that bears Morse’s name goes to his assistant (machinist & inventor) Alfred Vail. His birthday is 25th September 1807. This key was built by Alfred … Continue reading
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shunThe frumious Bandersnatch!” But make sure to check out the new training section on the SKCC site featuring mp3 files prepared by John KF7BYU.So … Continue reading
Today is International Marconi Day. He was born on this day in 1874 in Bologna.
This afternoon I found the latest copies of MAKE and the QRP Quarterly in my letterbox.
Hot science news of the day is the series of startling close-up images of the sun in full roar. ABC Science has a story with local scientific analysis of the unprecedented pix provided by the Solar Dynamics Observatory which was … Continue reading
I’ve had my Wouxun KG-UVD1P for a few weeks. I ordered it from a Hong Kong based dealer for US$105! I also ordered a USB programming cable. The radio works well and has a very pleasant audio to listen to. … Continue reading