Bouncing a Signal off an Asteroid

HAARP

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a research program that studies the Earth’s ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere that is affected by solar activity and other factors. The program is based at a research site in Gakona, Alaska, where researchers use radio transmitters to send signals into the ionosphere. The purpose … Read more

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Working rare DXpedition TY0RU

TY0RU

Cool beans! I just worked a rare DXpedition team in Benin, a not well-known country in Africa on FT8 mode using WSJT-X. This Russian team is pictured below, and I managed to capture the contact on video. It’s always fun to work a DXpedition. When I first saw this callsign TY0RU come up in my … Read more

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WSPRLite SB Demo

WSPRLITE

Finally got around to exploring this cool little device – the WSPRLite The WSPRlite is a special test transmitter that sends a signal to a Worldwide network of receiving stations. When used with our web-based DXplorer system, it’s a powerful new way to evaluate antenna performance. Going way beyond antenna modeling or antenna analyzers, this … Read more

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Ham Shack tour

Ham shack tour

Here’s a video of my latest ham shack configuration, having just recently added two new rigs. Equipment:

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My first JS8 contact

js8call

Today is dipped my toes into a whole new ham radio digital mode called JS8CALL. I recorded the transcript of the QSO below. As I did not know what I was doing, we did not get to exchange signal reports. What is JS8? JS8Call is a digital amateur radio mode that uses the modified KISS … Read more

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