Thursday, March 23, 2017

MSK144 on 6 meter


You have to have patience to do a meteor scatter. Waiting for the right moment. Continuous staring at your screen to detect a CQ. Meanwhile, I missed two calls. 9A9T and OK1DNT on 50.280 MHz MSK144. There were between 10 and 11 UTC 39 meteors detected. At that time, during the day pretty much. I do listen with a 6 meter vertical. I think most stations are using horizontal polarized antennas. I am not sure about that. I do use WSJT-X v 1.7.0 software.

One station received me with MSK144  on 6 meter: DG0OPK 457 km




WSPR this morning.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

100 mW @ 40 meter


QRPp with 100 mW om 40 this afternoon. The pictures shows only my TX activity

Thursday, March 9, 2017

RX op 630m WSPR

PE4BAS (Bas) was experimenting with WSPR RX on 630 meter. I never listened on 630 m WSPR before. I tuned my HyEndFed (10-20-40 m) for 160 m and then switched to 630 meter. I received several stations. Best distance was LA2XPA (200mW) with 1209 km.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

40 meter

Yesterday evening I was active on 40 m because it seems to be the best band to work on. Propagation was fair. I did work TA7DX with PSK31. It has been a while ago working with PSK31. There are 3 modes I regular use: CW, JT9 and listening to MSK144 (6 meter band) hoping for nice meteor scatter or sporadic E now the new season is coming. Last night I worked TA1PB and Z31NA with CW on 40 meter. Below WSPR 40 meter with 5 watts this early morning.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Question about MSK144

I like to listen for Meteor Scatter on 50 MHz. But when I use WSJT-X I can't set the frequency on 6 meter or higher. Do I use the wrong software? Or is it possible to change the frequency?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Back from Sal [Not Amateur Radio]

We spent our holiday on Sal, an island in the Cape Verde. Just for a week, without a my radio, to enjoy sun and beach. I could have worked a lot of DX if I bring on my radio here. I didn't saw any ham radio antenna. Anyways, a break from rain, mist, storm in Holland, we had a week of summer.

MSK144 on 6 meter

You have to have patience to do a meteor scatter. Waiting for the right moment. Continuous staring at your screen to detect a CQ. Meanwhi...