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📢 Any volunteers for discussion in old ?

Rendezvous every day at 19:00 UTC on
📻 3.980-3.983 MHz
📻 7.070-7.073 MHz
📻 10.142-10.143 MHz
📻 14.070-14.073 MHz
📻 18.103-18.104 MHz
📻 21.070-21.072 MHz
📻 21.085-21.087 MHz
📻 24.920-24.921 MHz
📻 28.070-28.073 MHz
📻 50.305-50.307 MHz

in USB on all bands.
Generally, at the beginning of frequency range and ... at the end

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This afternoon, I built a dipole antenna for 20m band with a 1:1 balun and two wires of 5 meters.
After several end cuts, I got something very well. The nanovna indicates 1.07 at 14.05MHz !
I haven't tested it yet, but I'm ready to try incoming QRPver TX 😊

😊 my QRPver should be home soon, carrier tracking tool indicates it is in France !

@Shufei This reminds me of a fun story.

Once upon a time it was illegal for US amateur stations to make contact with their Cuban counterparts.

One day a US station hears a Cuban station down on HF (I forget what band). US station says to his buddy "It's a real shame we're not allowed to talk to Cuba because I'm hearing <callsign> 59 here."

Cuban station then says to nobody in particular "It's a shame we cannot talk to the US because I hear <callsign> 59 here."

No regs were broken that day.

Something that annoys me the most is that when I leave WSJT-X, the Split mode does not switch off automatically. So when I switch to fldigi, I find myself systematically transmitting on an FT8 frequency range unrelated to the band I'm listening to 😡
Sometime, it takes me several minutes to understand why nobody hears my signal 😱
(What's more, I look like an idiot who transmits anywhere in a wrong mode)

Is it your case, too?

My QRPver transceiver was shipped 13 days ago and left Ukraine 10 days ago... Since, no more news about the parcel on the tracking site 😕
I don't know if it is only a connection problem between French and Ukrainian carrier or if the parcel is definitively lost 😦

Microsoft has really made the good choice for Windows 10 design : an external free and open world full of light, viewed from a jail through a small window 👏👏

This evening, I tried my new VHF TX, a Yaesu FT-290R-II. This is an old device but it still works very well !
Ready for QRP, in FM, SSB and CW mode on 2m !

Do you know a tool running in command line (Linux) and decoding digimodes such as PSK, MFSK, Olivia...

Exceptionally pushing output to 100w, I've seen that 20m band really works in daylight !

I need to have a discrete VHF antenna. My home-made ground plane is to visible. I don't want to draw attraction to it in the village.
I've found this Nagoya BA-6150 which works in UHF too. I will receive it in few days.

only 1.20m high
+4.5dB in VHF
+6.5dB in UHF

Not found many review about it, it should be a too recent model

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