Showing posts from January, 2007

A view of the Mars Landscape at the Starcentre


44f Bradford Air Cadets pass Licence exam

Hello once again,i am pleased to report that 6 Air Cadets sat the foundation licence exam this monday evening and all six passed. The Cadets have attended a 9 week course at the Starcentre which is part of Keighley College. During the weekly sessions, louise M3TLL,and my self 2E0HTS have been training the Cadets both practical and theory regarding Radio and ham operation. We were both delighted with their results and we are looking forward to working them on Air soon. The Cadets are from the 44F squadron based at Bradford, now they are licenced they can operate the squadrons Ham radio station and hopefully some of the newly licenced Hams will aquire their own Station at their home QTH. This is the second group of Air Training Corps Cadets we have had the pleasure of training for the foundation licence,and as an ex Air Cadet its great to be able to give something back to the Corps.I hope that we get the chance to teach many more in the future. Well Done 44F Squadron!!!!!! This is

Operating PSK on 40m band

This is a short film of my station as i operate on psk which involves the use of radio and computer interfaced and making a contact with other ham stations using digital modes. T94KC is the other station in the film which i manage a QSO,i hope you enjoy the film!!!! Ive been on 40m using PSK mode this week with some good results.I worked LU5ENM from Argentina using 40 watts through a G5RV earlier in the week and managed 15 different DXCC in total. The Rigblaster that i recently aquirred has been a good investment as i have had many hours of fun experimenting with SSTV and now PSK modes. I seem to have become quite addicted to these great DX Tools especialy when the bands drop off on phone, as these two modes continue to be working even with very weak signals. Hope to catch you on Air 73 and thanks for visting this site.

Mobile qso with Mohammed 7X4AN

. I regulary Work 7X4AN Mohammed on 20m from my Mobile Station which comprises of Yaesu's Field Commando the mighty FT100,50watts and the amazing Maldol 20m hfc whip. I have worked 7X4AN at least 20 times from my mobile usually travelling back and forth on my work journey..Many thanks Mohammed I look forward to our next QSO ma salam a 73

HF/VHF Propagation Brings New Year Lift on Bands

I hope the New year is going good for you all.The Bands have been much improved over the past several days or so,with good DX been worked on HF and VHF by my Humble self 2E0HTS. It Started During the Christmas Break when the UK was suffering some terrible weather such as Fog,Gale Force Winds and Heavy Rain. This was when the 2M Band was wide open.I worked many stations with 5/9 reports all over the UK on FM and SSB was active with some strong German stations blasting through. I was using the FT857 and 50w into a X200 colineer on 2M FM when i was Rag chewing with 2 locals Barry G7OFR and Ron 2E0DOG/M.This was when I was Called by a Station from Newcastle Derrick G1XXF,then Dave G3VUS QTH Cumbria,M3VGK Brian QTH Derbyshire,M0FEW Bill QTH Somerset,G0VJI Robin QTH London and also 5/9, i also worked Tom M3AGS QTH Seaview ISLE OF WIGHT. All worked on 2M FM with an excellent VHF lift which lasted a week or so with still some intermittent good conditions. On HF the conditions proved to re