brainofdane, to hamradio avatar

I went looking for different ways to use AllStar repeaters from the comfort of my home, and it seems to be lacking any kind of dedicated client for Linux, let alone something for iPhone or the web.

Does everyone just set up a hotspot/node and operate that way? I’m thrilled about a diy project, but I was surprised there wasn’t a straight forward way to just connect via software like EchoLink.

kilroy_was_here, to amateurradio avatar

BUY a logbook!?!? Are you crazy?

If somebody wants the file let me know. I set this up so I can either staple on the side, as done here, or punch holes in the top for a binder.

I took a lot of the layout from this old RSGB logbook:

claus, to hamradio avatar

We are excited to announce the 2024 Amateur Radio Software Award recipients, Jakob Ketterl for OpenWebRX and Marat Fayzullin for OpenWebRX+.

More info about the award and the recipients at

kilroy_was_here, to amateurradio avatar

Reading the wikipedia article on microwave ovens and found this sentence in the part describing the frequencies they use:

"The third, centered on 433.92 MHz, is a narrow band that would require expensive equipment to generate sufficient power without creating interference outside the band, and is only available in some countries"

You know what this means? With a big enough amplifier, you could cook your food with a Baofeng.

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Had a GREAT Park-to-Park with the Dr. Phil of Phillip
@KA4KOE from US-2170 in GA to US-7956 in KY.

Amateur Radio Morse Code Contact

va3db, to hamradio avatar

What saddens me is so many hams think a dipole is best because it presents a "perfect match" of 50ohms. Wrong. A dipole is roughly 72 ohms if you are lucky and wildly different depending on height and structures nearby.
Yagi antennas are even worse depending on the design and often need an antenna tuner hidden at the antenna. Get the lowest loss feedline you can use and don't feel guilty about the tuner in the shack.

javierk4jh, to hamradio avatar

This can't be good, and it smells of a breach or being pwned by ransomware.

va3db, to amateurradio avatar

Sent some emails today looking for a local tower rigger to fix my busted 6m beam... Hopefully the rigger who put it up in the first place is still in the business. Also sent an email looking for a replacement piece from the 6m beam manufacturer..]
I love the cherry picker idea! If only I knew someone with a cherry picker who could help! 🙂

#AmateurRadio #HamRadio #Ottawa

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Vince @VE6LK latest "One CW Question" is now available. You can't miss this episode with Ted who doesn't let living in a stop him from enjoying

ku2y, to hamradio avatar

At the AMSAT Forum at Hamvention on Saturday, I’ll be showing off this prototype 2U CubeSat Simulator.

If you are there or stop by the AMSAT Booth on Friday or Saturday, make sure you say hi! 🛰️📡😁

Photo of an AMSAT CubeSatSim 2U prototype showing solar panels and camera
Photo of an AMSAT CubeSatSim 2U prototype showing PCBs stacked inside the frame

N4JAW, to hamradio avatar

I need to take the "Big Dog" out more often. It handles the bands so smoothly into an using the 49:1 transformer and easy sending using the American Morse Equipment

End Fed Half Wave Antenna
TennTenna 49 to 1 transformer

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

The are still kind of a drag but a beautiful morning for some action with the BIG DOG into EFHW with the 49:1 transformer & keying done with the American Morse Equipment

Amateur Radio CW Morse Code contact

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

I haven't used Walt's 100 Watt 49:1 transformer in awhile. Going to take out for a ride today to see how it handles this morning's band conditions.

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Rough day for most activators no matter the band. Even tough for operators. Still nice to enjoy a beautiful day.

Buddipole Yagi
Buddipole Dipole

nophenil, to amateurradio avatar

"The solar flares will continue until morale improves."

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

As the was raging this morning 1400 UTC 10:00 EDT, this was me waving Goodbye to the 20 meter band this as my beacon showed fading band propagation.


brainofdane, to hamradio avatar

Got some clips designed and printed to mount my radio in the Honda Odyssey. It’s a good fit! Now I just need to figure out a solution for the mic.

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Will it #POTA? Buddipole Six Meter Yagi. Tomorrow's #parksontheair activation is a @buddipole #Buddipole #6m try with #FT891 and #EFHW hang from the top for other bands #AmateurRadio #Hamradio Six Meters The Magic Band

40 - 10 meter End Fed Half Wave antenna with 49:1 Balun

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

And 20m went KAPUT. I've succumbed to Mother Nature's . Running 20m simultaneously with to see what pans out on this activation.


N4JAW, to GPS avatar

It's Working. Only one 20m but 20m saved the day. Difficult syncing but so far my tools are working against the BIG BAD


N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not me! These are the tools I'm throwing at the BIG BAD for this morning's activation. A for , for & for . EXPERIMENTATION is the foundation on which was built.

kr1st, to hamradio avatar
darrell73, to solar avatar

Now that's fascinating. While everyone's talking about all the active #Solar activity, I just worked PJ2/W4IPC on 28.012.1 MHz CW. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

kr1st, to hamradio avatar

Keep an eye out for Aurora Propagation (AU) happening right now.

Here is a sound sample I just copied from NA2O calling CQ on 6m (50.102). Note the raspy CW sound.

My antenna was pointed at 330 degrees. NA2O is due south from me and I would normally not copy him.

N4JAW, to amateurradio avatar

Having a blast with some action today. Lots of activity across both sides of the ocean. Did someone say something about a ?

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