Radio

Why not a “smart” autotuner?

rxnb

Three decades ago, every issue of QST had an ad from Palomar Engineers with exactly two products being pushed – a VLF converter and a noise bridge. They looked quite similar in identically-sized bright red housings. I bought the VLF converted and had a lot of fun experimenting with it. As for the noise bridge –…

Thanks *again*, Nigel!

G3TXF

Nigel G3TXF has given me a number of New Ones in his extensive travels as a DXer – most recently Tristan da Cunha as he operates as ZD9XF. I won’t say he’s particularly strong here at the moment but we were both strong enough for him to give me ATNO #314. For those who know…

KP1 Navassa – on the air soon!

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From The KP1-5 project RE: Navassa Island (KP1) Operation August 29, 2014 KP1 Navassa Island The KP1-5 Project is pleased to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to allow an amateur radio operation from Navassa National Wildlife Refuge (KP1). The operation will occur within the next 18 months and will be…

Irony on the ham bands

crimea

This weekend there were special event stations on the air from Ukraine and Sweden – each “celebrating” their own history and culture: 24 August is Ukraine’s version of our (US) 4th of July and today they are commemorating their 23rd year of independence from the old Soviet Union. This, as fighting with Russia over Ukraine’s Crimea…

The first 25 entities with Mountain Topper QRP

KD1JV's MTR (Version 2) - same size as deck of cards.

I’ve decided to return to my QRP roots for a while with the goal of working DXCC with my KD1JV MTR rig. The log/details of the progress will be kept up to date here. I’ve had it on the air exactly one week now and have just finished working the first 25 entities in 4 separate…