Thursday, August 24, 2017

FT8 on a Light Bulb Dipole?

Jim, W6LG tries FT8 using light bulbs as the antenna and communicates with another ham in Canada. The distance was 750 miles or about 1200km! Someone was talking about this at the coffee qso this week !!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Solar Eclipse QSO Party

ARLX008 Solar Eclipse QSO Party Signup So Far Has Attracted More Than 250 Eclipse Enthusiasts

Special Bulletin 8  ARLX008
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 15, 2017
To all radio amateurs

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Receiver Test Elecraft K3 vs Yaseu FT450

This is an interesting video comparing the rx signal between an Elecraft K3 and the Yaesu FT450. Value he gave for the K3 was $5,000 as he had it setup and the FT450 was about $500. As I right this, I have no idea which is which in the examples. So give it a listen and see what you think?

I will follow his YouTube channel to see if posts the results and identifies which radio is #1 and #2 in this test. His channel looks interesting... you can comment here or go the the YouTube page and place your vote and comments there.. please take our poll linked below the video for your vote!

Here is the YouTune link  K3 vs FT450

Here is a link to his YouTube Channel JIM W6LG

Interesting video... I am curious, are you?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ham Nation and our Net Check-in Winner

On Wednesday July 12th we had a gust check in to our 2 meter net. He was a winner on this show !! Nice to have a celebrity among us !! Plus Ham Nation is a good show to watch. Plus I believe that Bob Heil talks about his pine board transmitter that we discussed at the coffee a little while ago.