Saturday, 30 April 2011

Reverse Beacon Network







How cool is this! http://www.reversebeacon.net/index.
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

Update

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.