Running 4 watts, ended up 20 over 9 on the s-meter!
“Hey Pete – I thought ur call familiar. Checked the log and I see we worked on 10 CW back in October when I was running my 6V6 Longfeller! Your h/b tx sure sounds sweet…nice job! I’ve added a pix of the Tri-tet used today…tnx for the almost 1 hour QSO!
73 / VE7SL”
WEB – “The VE7SL Radio Notebook”: http://members.shaw.ca/ve7sl
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is finding hundreds of new objects at the very edge of the electromagnetic spectrum. Many of them have one thing in common: Astronomers have no idea what they are.
The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
VKØTH – Macquarie Island Current Operation
If you had this operation rejected in a recent application send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your record updated. Note, due to extremely heavy e-mail DXCC may not respond to your message. Once updated, this will be reflected in your LoTW account and/or in the live, daily DXCC standings on the website. (www.arrl.org/dxcc).
Beginning on 5 March U.S. hams holding General class or higher licenses, may begin to use C.W. on the 60 meter band. Here is some guidance from the American Radio Relay League that specifically relates to C.W. operation:
CW operation must take place at the center of your chosen channel. This means that your transmitting frequency must be 1.5 kHz above the suppressed carrier frequency as specified in the FCC’s Report and Order. Operating at strict channel-center frequencies may come as a disappointment to many, but cooperating with the NTIA is key to expanded privileges in the future.
The channel center frequencies are …
- Channel 1: 5332.0 kHz
- Channel 2: 5348.0 kHz
- Channel 3: 5358.5 kHz
- Channel 4: 5373.0 kHz
- Channel 5: 5405.0 kHz
Consult your transceiver manual. Some transceivers transmit CW at the exact frequencies shown on their displays, but others offset the actual transmission frequency by a certain amount (for example, 600 Hz). If your manual is not clear on this point, contact the manufacturer. If you have access to a frequency counter, this is an excellent tool for ensuring that your CW signal is on the channel center frequency.
More details about the new 60m regulations can be found on the ARRL’s web site.
The monthly Straight Key Activity Evening is tomorrow Wednesday February 15th, (not the 22nd as stated in the News Sheet!). These events are always on the third Wednesday. G4FOC will be activated by G3VTT.
The timing is 1900z onwards until 2200z or later if you desire. Be active with pump, bug or sideswiper from wherever you are around the world. The event coincides with the DL-AGCW Semi Automatic Key Event so there should be plenty of ‘wobbling weights’ here in Europe!