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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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Oh, this MFJ-1708SDR seems very useful to have a "panadapter" view with an old rig which has no SDR feature.
With this device you can share your antenna and plug securely a simple SDR dongle simultaneously. This one is grounded to protect it when you press PTT of your main transceiver.

First QSO using the Xiegu G90. Thanks to Olivier for nice QSO
I use an XGGComms digimode-4 cable, It has only an usb to put into the PC, it is recognized as a serial port for CAT control and as a new sound card on the system (ArchLinux in my case). Very easy to use !

G90 uses the same CAT protocol of the IC-7100.

(Tip: do not forget to choose LINE-IN as audio input on the G90 : [FUNC+POW], second item INPUT and select LINE instead of MICRO)

How many identities have you on internet ?
I don't mean accounts but really identities where people don't know that they are the same person.
#pseudonymity #privacy #anonymity

I did a quick test of the G90 from the shack, and I am impressed. The operation is quite intuitive, and I am discovering the power of SDR: it's really great for listening to a band and easily finding a station that's transmitting.
There is also an automatic CW decoder that seems efficient, I've managed to decode several emissions.
For the moment, I'm happy with this purchase.
I have to try it in field

Any smart idea to bring a solution (fldigi+wsjtx) for field or use ?
I have a 13,6" laptop, but I find it is too fragile for that.
Is there somebody who built or found a more robust setup with raspberry or something else ?
Easy to put in backpack.

American Red Cross is running exercise this Saturday, May 8th.

International radio amateurs can participate by sending Winlink email greeting:

"In honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8, 2021, we invite international amateur radio operators to participate in this exercise. International stations may participate by sending a simple email greeting over Winlink."

See their website for PDF containing all the details.

I prepare a blog post to explain how to send and receive mail through HF with pat, ardop, hamlib, flrig and winlink services.
Including a diagram I wish I had found 😉

passed away. Michael Collins the pilot who kept circling the moon on his own in the Apollo 11 capsule, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.


We mourn the passing of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted humanity’s first voyage to the surface of another world. An advocate for exploration, inspired generations and his legacy propels us further into the cosmos:

On this photo, there is the entire human population... except Michael Collins

Do you know these interface cables/devices by xggcomms ?

They seem very well-made and easy to install.

me again, still hesitating about a new QRP rig. 

Finally, the more articles/posts I read about FT-818ND and G90, the more I think I will go with the Xiegu:
➡️ FT-818 ↔️ G90
➡️ 6 watts ↔️ 20 watts
➡️ no ATU ↔️ included ATU
➡️ optional CW filter ↔️ included CW filter
➡️ HF+6m+2m+70cm ↔️ only HF (but I already have a VHF/UHF 8w handheld)
➡️ 650 € ↔️ 500 €

But I am afraid I will regret this choice 🤔

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