Two QSO’s from the Pacific

Today (2nd Christmas day 2009) I made a nice QSO with Australia. I just turned my antenna to the USA (because of the time of day) when I saw him calling. Earlier that afternoon I had called to another Australian station without success. The last 2

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Meteor Shower

If there are no clouds then you can see this weekend (13th. and 14th. of December) falling stars without using a telescope. This happens because the Earth is travelling through the orbit of the death comet Phaeton. Because of this we have every yea

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SDR SoftRock Lite

PD2RPS and I have ordered some SDR kits from Softrock from the USA some weeks ago. This are our first steps on the SDR platform. I have a 20 meter version and a 40 meter version. Both have a range which is the same as the sampling frequency of the s

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Andre Kuipers to the ISS

Astronaute Andre Kuipers goes back to space. In December 2011 he will be launched with a Sojoez-rocket for a stay of 6 months in the ISS spacestation. Kuipers was in 2004 for 11 days in the spacestation. Before him Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutchm

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