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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.

youtube.com/watch?v=GgwRg7s11f

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)

xggcomms.com/

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.

arc-emcomm-training.org/drills

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.

RT @NASA@twitter.com

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, @AstroMCollins@twitter.com inspired generations and his legacy propels us further into the cosmos: go.nasa.gov/3vqO6SR

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.

xggcomms.com/

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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