Saturday, August 16, 2014

Wouxun KG-UV8D memory management

I have had this radio for about three months now. I have not found out how to program any of the memory channels.  If anyone learned the secret please post a comment here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

11 August Beacons of hope

Unenthralled by the prospect of  a life lived in bed, hoisted from pillow to pot, I have allowed myself to believe that I'm not going to "beat the bugger", in other words survive the tumour with sufficient faculties intackt to lead a normal life. I have decided to leave my whissper beacons running for as long  as I'm capable to supervise them.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

HFI gates QRT

I have taken down my HFAPRS gates. The reason is they all use my MFJ magnetic loop antenna. At this time of the year it needs constant retuning due to temperature variations in the loft. So it is not practical to use it when I can not be in the shack to tweak the turning .

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ultimate U3 beacon

It is here already.
Thank you very much, Konstantinos .
Now, all I have to do to find the yahoo group and sutable power suply.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sporadic E

2014 Es is gettig ander way. I will be keeping an eye on 6m and 10m bands. Now is the time for WSPR. This requires a computer. I've  managed to get the WSPR software running on the shack computer using Windows remote desctop which allow me to see whole screen on the laptop. This is more useful than I expexted. Olga discovered the shack computer keyboard is broken. It prints one letter from the next column. The funny thing is I sought it was my brain broken not the computer.
I had hoped to be using one of Hans Summers Ultimate kits I purchased several weeks ago. But I think it is beyond my ability to buibd this. Shame there isn't a bild and tested version.