Friday, January 15, 2010

Ham Radio Safari

I recently stumbled across a new blog that is really worth reading: Ham Radio Safari. It is written by Jack Dunegan, 5X7JD, an American ham who recently moved to Uganda to take up the post of Senior Management Leader of Aidchild, a project that provides homes for children with Aids.

Although Jack is setting up a "regular" radio station and even considering getting a linear amplifier he has a great interest in QRP, QRSS and beacons. I suggested that he might consider using WSPR and he replied that he will look into it. One problem is that the power is unreliable over there so he needs a backup power source.

It would be very interesting to have a WSPR beacon in Uganda to investigate propagation from and to there and I have told Jack to just ask if he needs any advice or assistance.


Anonymous said...

It would be great to have a WSPR station in Uganda. I think I might check out his blog and encourage him to get on that mode also. Thanks for the tip about his blog Julian.

Jspiker said...

Just stumbled on that one myself and very interesting. GL

OE1IFM said...

Hi Julian,

I will be traveling to 5X1 in March and July. Setting up a permanent WSPR beacon there is my top priority (beside the job I have to do). You might have followed my TY1MS and V53ARC activities. A 5X1.. beacon is my next target. I will try to get in touch with Jack.
73's, Gernot, OE1IFM