JS8Call – An overview for new users

JS8Call – An overview for new users

Introduction   Back in March of 2018 I managed to get involved in the testing of some new software for Amateur Radio. I joined a very small team of Operators who were mainly in the USA but also three in Europe, including myself. This software was called FT8Call, the...
JS8 QSO Party – Sunday

JS8 QSO Party – Sunday

Yesterday was pretty good all round on JS8, I wasn’t able to get out on the RIB due to technical issues (the starter battery was unserviceable) So after replacing that, I decided to set up Maritime Mobile and see how i did. Not very well at all.  Yesterday I was able...
FT8Call demonstration

FT8Call demonstration

I was hoping to have something to share with you all about the British Inland Waterways on the Air weekend, but nothing happened. Band conditions were terrible. I had one QSO and that was with FT8Call on 40m. One.  This at least proved how well FT8Call works, that I...
British Inland Waterways on the Air

British Inland Waterways on the Air

DCIM\100GOPRO\G0101949.JPG This weekend I will be taking part in the British Inland Waterways on the Air, the description of the event from the website: The event is open to all Amateurs who are boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, rivers,...
Kenwood TH-D74

Kenwood TH-D74

This week I’ve added a hand held to my communications tool box. You may have read my posts on APRS over HF, well this radio includes a Bluetooth TNC for APRS over VHF which you can use directely from the radio or connected to a tablet running APRS droid, or connected...