JT65 and Japan

I discovered JT65a again. The name of the program is JT65a-HF and it is capable of multi-decoding of signals. Like the SuperBrowser in some PSK programs. This makes it very interesting, because now you can decode more signals at the same time. I mad

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FT-2000 & DMU-2000 mod

A movie will say more than a thousand words. Here is a modification for the magnification of the signals when using the 3kHz. roofing filer in the Yaesu FT-2000.

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Solarspots Holding?

It seems that the Sun has come alive. We are seeing SolarSpots almost for a month and a week now with the exception of only two days without SunSpots. Since the 8th. of December we have seen SunSpots from a count of 10 or more till a maximum of 45!!

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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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