Archive for the 'Operating Tips' Category

Sunspots and HF propagation

VAQP QSO Percentages

QSO data from a state QSO party reveal trends in HF usage correlating with sunspot numbers.

EME on a Budget – Part 3

EME on a Budget – Part 3

Moonbounce for the rest of us, part 3 of 3, introduces first steps to take in 144 MHz EME operation.

EME on a Budget – Part 2

EME on a Budget – Part 2

Moonbounce for the rest of us, part 2 of 3, showcases a basic 144 MHz EME station including equipment costs.

EME on a Budget – Part 1

EME on a Budget – Part 1

Moonbounce for the rest of us, part 1 of 3, introduces EME and highlights operational basics and propagation.

PSK with no Interface

Try this microphone only technique to get you on the digital ham modes today.

Turning AGC Off Helps Kenwood TS-2000 CW

Here is a tip to reduce noise receiving CW on a Kenwood TS-2000 transceiver.

Your First CW Contact

FISTS and other amateur radio organizations exist to help you become proficient at CW and get you past your terrifying first CW QSO.

CW Common Abbreviations

Morse code is cool enough by itself, but these abbreviations help to make it even more efficient.

Why QSO Contest Logging and Paper don’t mix

Contest evidence showing folks who rely on pen and paper to capture QSO details are far slower than those who enter this data directly into the logging program.