Unexpected Ethernet QRM

I made a quick-and-dirty directional Yagi antenna out of PVC pipe and measuring tape for some future Radio Direction Finding (“fox hunt”) fun. (Instructions here) Since I spent an evening sticking it all together, I had to test it out. So I connected it to a 2-meter (144MHz) radio, tuned it to an unused frequency, […]

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 […]