Wednesday, November 01, 2017

APRS traffic returning to Puerto Rico #ARRL #hamradio

Slowly, resources on the Island are returning ... but not near the level of the resources that were there prior to Maria.

As the Oklahoma Section has been testing for months, the Oklahoma APRS Section net has a net on the Second Saturday of the Month.


Are you listening for calls for help on all available channels?


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Where do you operate FM simplex?

Are you using FM Simplex?  What frequency or frequencies do you monitor and your location?

Locally, I use 147.51, 146.52, and 446.000 in the scanner.  Traveling, I use 146.52 mostly but occasionally monitor the APRS alert (144.39 with 100 PL tone).  

One might even find me on 10-meters FM around 29.6


73



Lloyd, KC5FM

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Where is 10 meters open now? #hamradio @tentennet


Ten Meters is one of my favorite bands. Even when it's not "open", it's frequently open. With the sunspots on the rise, so should the activity on the band increase.

Have you found the Daily Nets yet? Nets listed there will help determine if the band is open. There's  a search box that lets you know which nets are in operation at a particular time.

DX Cluster spots, just for 10 meters, are available to use as a guide for band conditions.

DXMaps offers a map of openings AND the ability to post spots all in one place.

Also, there's a map and paths band openings over a 24-hour time period. The site lists the stations and who heard who over PSK.

Another propagation tool gives up a forecast for six- and ten-meter openings.

There's a number of 10 meter software defined radios that one can use to see where's the band is open. Two are dedicated to the "Beacon Band".

Also, a list of beacons on Ten is available. Tune here to see where the band is open, even when "it's not".

Ten Meters is one of my favorite bands. Thankfully, there's plenty of tools to take some of the Magic out of the Band.

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