Monthly Archives: April 2010
Fantastic approach: “You can copy 25 wpm in three weeks, with just 15 min a day practice. Start at 35 and work down… You listen, and listen some more. Use the W1AW practice run that starts at 35 wpm. After … Continue reading
There are pics of the new Elecraft 500W amplifier online. Front and back. Unveiled at the Visalia International DX Convention.
Kristen Haring’s book “Ham Radio’s Technical Culture” is a fascinating coverage of an activity that gets precious little coverage in the mainstream. “”Although approximately one million Americans operated ham radios in the course of the 20th century, very little has … Continue reading
Quote of the Day from David N1EA in an exchange on the CW list about the merits of a CW newbie starting with a straight key or jumping straight onto a bug or paddle: “A paddle and speed key in … Continue reading
Congratulations to Julian G4ILO! He managed to hear EME signals with his FT-817 and a homebrew antenna. Read all about it here and hear the signals. Also interesting side stories about RFI sources and soundcards & recording audio off-air.
I’ve only just discovered K3WWP’s CW and QRP site via NW7US’ http://cw.hfradio.org/. Amazed at the continuous record of publishing online since 1996 and the simple but powerful commitment to have at least one CW QRP QSO every day (a little … Continue reading
This is a great US$15 value! Only downside I can see so far is that after reading it you come out with a new wishlist of Buddipole accessories such as the 9.5ft whips, the shockcord mast, the longest shockcord whip … Continue reading
Via the new SDR list heard about RV3APM’s page listing a very wide range of ‘Windows software via Soundcard’. It’s a comprehensive, detailed and at the moment very up-to-date listing. Also includes handy information about frequencies for different modes, discussion … Continue reading
Spent a bit of time visiting WW2PT’s site and reading the thread of messages tagged with ‘K3′. It’s great when you discover someone who has followed a similar path to the one you’re on and can write about with a … Continue reading
Elecraft have started taking orders for their much anticipated P3 panadapter. Cost for the kit version is US$699.95 and first deliveries not until the middle of July. The factory assembled version is US$50 more. All details currently at the Elecraft … Continue reading