S9+

Haha. Haha. Hah. Ah hah. Hah. It’s raining, and my 40m ham band reception at my apartment is S9+ across the entire f’n band. 20m is S6, and it’s currently dead at 11pm CT. And there are broadbanded birdies every 60KHz, some right on top of the FT8 subbands. And I even experimented with running […]

Lost in Transit

So far, my hit ratio for making a successful Winlink connection over HF is 1 out of 20. My antenna just sucks that much, and my radio keeps overheating and turning off the output, and QRM/QRN causes any ongoing connections to fail. And then there’s the difficulty of burning an RMS node by failing the […]

Winlink 2000 – Email on the Wind

Since I have my ham rig already set up for soundcard modes, I decided to give WinLink 2000 a try. WL2K is an email-over-the-air transport system that can take advantage of many modulation modes and frequencies, and allows a remote station with no Internet access to send and receive email messages complete with attachments. It’s […]