Saturday, 30 April 2011

Reverse Beacon Network

How cool is this!
Great for finding contacts on CW and checking how far you are transmitting by searching your own call sign.
I'm Hooked !!

From the website:
'The Reverse Beacon Network is a revolutionary new idea. Instead of beacons actively transmitting signals, the RBN is a network of stations listening to the bands and reporting what stations they hear, when and how well.'

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Quick update:
Just taken down 4 metre aerial for now as there seems little activity at this location so will be concentrating on HF.
I have been doing a bit of morse on HF with quite good results mainly using QRP of 5 watts.
Also built a single lever paddle key out of pcb strips :-) picture to follow.Also planning a PIC keyer project  for my qrp rigs.
I need an iambic key really as I want to progress with my morse after 11 years of playing with it on and off (more off- logbook makes short reading)and never getting any better and losing interest.