January2016

  • QRP transmitters explored for WSPR

    So now that i’m into WSPR right now, i’ve started to think about all the different possibilities and combinations I could try out with my gear to see what my receive/transmit reports would be like.┬áHere are my results as of late, and each time I make an adjustment or...
  • Chameleon F Loop Plus Explored

    Happy Tuesday in SWL land, I thought I’d mess around with the magnetic loop (Chameleon F Loop)┬áthis past weekend, this thing is a snap to setup, I have yet to explore all the possibilities with it. It is by far the quietest antenna that I have. Although I have...
  • Addicted to WSPR

    For such a simple software, WSPR has proven to be quite addicting over the past few days. Last night, I just decided to leave it in “listen” mode, and give my HF rig a break! Not that it needs one, but I’m allowed to baby my equipment aren’t I?...
  • Vertical vs. End Fed Antenna K5ACL Experiment

    Greetings hams, Its been a busy weekend, but luckily I had enough time to put up the Hustler 5BTV this weekend, and wanted to put up a quick comparison I made of my WSPR results between my end fed & this new vertical that was just put up. More...
  • JT65 is a success!

    Finally! Some success with JT65, 20m proved rather useful today. WSPR was making contacts all over the country! I’m finally up and running on the mac now, my windows pc crashed… AGAIN. Can you believe it? lol That’s ok, because WSJT-X has a beautiful interface on the mac, as...
  • WSPR up and running!

    Finally! I don’t know how I did it, but it appears as if i’m at least receiving stations in WSPR, now to figure out the CAT commands for this radio, as my radio does not appear in the WSPR software. I would almost find this information more useful for...
  • HyEndFed 4 Band HF Antenna

    I’m really excited to get back on the air and try out this antenna I’ve been waiting a bit for from the Netherlands. Took a bit to get here, but that’s because it was caught up in customs, no fault of HyEndFed. This antenna will be permanently affixed (I...