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Jim Edgar
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Good blogging and the data mode take-over (not)
I like a good blog. I enjoy reading the thoughts of somebody who cares about their hobby and shares their thoughts with us. One I have mentioned before is Olli's, DH8BQA, here www.dh8bqa.de/ . You can find a link to it on the right hand sidebar too. Olli is...
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Never mind the Tropo, feel the Angst
I do feel amateur radio is a love/hate relationship for me. Here I am off again. I said before that it is my "bad mistress" (not a good expression but it seems to fit). I love it. There are lots of challenges and I am moderately good at some of it. But ... ...
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The frailty of modern technology (and my ego)
Mrs FVM can certainly take a flattering photo Katy and GM4FVM enjoying the Hogmanay celebartaions. Least said about that the better. "Lose some weight you doughball" might be the least said then. Moving on. I feel that modern solid state power amplifiers ar...
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VHF Sporadic E when you least expect it.
It is sunset here as I write this - today sunset is at 15:36. Only seven hours of daylight today, with the Sun rising at 08:37. Not exactly the type of day one might associate with Sporadic E. Yet I am reporting on a really good Es opening the day before ye...
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The etiquette of a meteor scatter contact
I have a couple of postings nearly ready so this one should be quickly followed by another. Nevertheless, there are some things I want to get on record before we move on. These are about how we make meteor scatter QSOs, not about the data mode technology or...
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Geminids gone but there is still time for a month of action
The 2018 Geminids were pretty good from my point of view... Meteor scatter contacts at GM4FVM 8 to 14 December 2018 Click to enlarge the image, if need be. The image shows all three bands I used, 6m, 4m and 2m. There a lot of these people I have worked duri...
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WSJT-X 2.0.0 is here
The new version of WSJT-X released yesterday introduces new functions and makes various improvements, including making the WSPR decoder more sensitive. You can find it here http://wwwphy.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html Please note that I directed every...
WSJT-X 2.0.0 is here
WSJT-X 2.0.0 is here
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Spennymoor Rally and progress since the 1970s
On Sunday last I visited the Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club rally at Spennymoor, County Durham. This turned out to be quite a big event in a pleasant hall in the Spennymoor Leisure Centre, easy to find and well attended. General view at Bishop Auckland ...
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A pleasant tropo opening
At this time of year I am usually active during the Leonids meteor shower. This year I only have one 4m contact with SP9HWY to show for my efforts. Well, I also worked Henning, OZ1JXY, on 4m during the run-up to the peak. I seem to have blown up or fried up...
A pleasant tropo opening
A pleasant tropo opening
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VHF, 1970s style - A Second Slice
I am not trying to gloat, but .... QSL for the contact between NC1I  and GM4FVM by 432MHz EME on 27 October. This takes me right back to the day I received my first QSL back when I was a short wave listener. I am not an active collector of QSLs, but they do...
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