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.
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